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The BA Soccer League: recreational, non-profit, volunteer-run… and tons of fun

The BASL provides adult men with the opportunity to play indoor and outdoor soccer in a safe, pleasant and respectful environment, on quality pitches and under stable, transparent, consultative management.

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Regular Season

 

Summer registration is now open!

By briangarson | Mar 21, 2023

Wednesdays

  • Wednesday night season runs May 10th to Oct 25th;
  • you get twenty-five 60-minute games at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m, at JDG park near the intersection of Anderson and Leitrim Rds.
  • Wednesday night format is 9v9, and the on-site pub will be open for us after the games
  • $250 outfielders, $125 keepers, $25 spares

Wednesday Registration

Saturdays

  • Saturday morning season runs May 20th to Oct 28th;
  • you get eighteen 90-minute games at 10 a.m., at Potvin (Shefford Rd).
  • We are looking into July/August 9 a.m. starts, but that is still TBC.
  • Saturday morning format is 11v11, and the pub of choice is the Bad Alibi on Youville Dr.
  • $225 outfielders, $115 keepers, $25 spares

Saturday Registration

SAGM Notes & Summer Registration Announcement

By mattdesouza | Mar 8, 2023

Hi again, BA friends!

Here we are, already knee deep into March, mere days away from setting our clocks an hour ahead, the annual ritual that buys us a later sunset, all for the low, low cost of having our children wake up at some ungodly hour before sunrise. And so, in an attempt to put another snowy winter in the rearview mirror, let us turn to thoughts of summer soccer!

As you probably remember, we are offering two flavours of summer footie this year with the BA: Wednesday nights at JDG Park, and the old faithful Saturday mornings at Potvin. Stop whatever you’re doing and… wait, that doesn’t make sense; you’re already reading this communication… please keep going!


Registration opens March 21st – 9 a.m.

If the indoor season was any indication, registration will probably fill up fast. We are opening up both seasons for you to register, and hope many of you will consider signing up for both. A few details to remember:

Wednesdays

  • Wednesday night season runs May 10th to Oct 25th; you get twenty-five 60-minute games at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m, at JDG park near the intersection of Anderson and Leitrim Rds.
  • Wednesday night format is 9v9, and the on-site pub will be open for us after the games
  • $250 outfielders, $125 Keepers, $25 spares

Saturdays

  • Saturday morning season runs May 20th to Oct 28th; you get eighteen 90-minute games at 10 a.m., at Potvin (Shefford Rd). We are looking into July/August 9 a.m. starts, but that is still TBC.
  • Saturday morning format is 11v11, and the pub of choice is the Bad Alibi on Youville Dr.
  • $225 outfielders, $115 Keepers, $25 spares

Note For Spares & Payments

  • You will need to pay by credit card.
  • If needed, there is an option to break into instalments.
  • All registered players in Wednesday or Saturday can spare in the other league without paying the $25 spares fee.

A caution about cautions

We don’t want to beat this to death, but at the same time, we seem to have had an increase in yellow cards in recent weeks. We know everybody understands our code of conduct, and to be honest, the play on the field has been nothing short of exemplary. The big caveat, however, is that we are seeing a trend of more yellow cards for dissent, mostly (but not exclusively) directed at referees. We need everybody to control themselves as well as make an effort to cool teammates down. Some calls get missed, some calls don’t make sense, it’s how things go in a pub league. This is your reminder to not take it too seriously, because yelling at leaguemates or officials does not belong in the BA, and we will take action to protect our league values.


AGM Notes

Thank you to all who attended a spirited discussion late into the night, fueled by pizza and wings. Doug Spencer did an amazing job, as usual, taking very detailed notes to capture everything. Reading through them is like being there, all over again (you did fail to record any detailed description of the pizza and wings though, Doug!). If you missed it (or if you want to relive it), we’ve linked the AGM notes here.

Ok, that’s it – thanks again for your time and attention. Let’s finish the Thursday-night season strong, and melt this damned snow already!

Your BA Executive Team

Announcing Wednesday Night Summer Soccer!!

By mattdesouza | Feb 3, 2023

Hello gents of the BA,

It’s been a little while since our last update, surely an indication that things have been running pretty smoothly this winter season. We promise we do have 1000 words for you in an upcoming missive but need to get a quick message out to confirm and remind — we are a go for Wednesday-evening soccer at the Julian de Guzman Park / German Club!

We have plenty of exciting communications to come, in which we will share more details, but for now, the important items to remember are as follows:

  • Registration opens in mid-March (we don’t know how fast it will fill up, but if it’s anything like indoor on Thursday nights, it will be quick!). The season starts May 10th and runs to October 25th.
  • Games will be
    • at JDG park near the intersection of Anderson/Leitrim Rds.
    • from 8:30-10 p.m. on Wednesday nights.
  • We are looking at 7v7 on fields similar in size to the Superdome, but do have a number of options for different configurations (such as 9v9) if desired.
  • Cost is TBD, but the field rental is a reasonable price, and much cheaper than a dome.
  • The pub on site (German Club) will be open for us after the games
    • no confirmation yet as to what time they will kick Frank and Adam Skene out of the joint.
  • Remember that this does not impact the Saturday-morning outdoor season at Potvin, which will continue as usual.
  • Registration for that season will quickly follow the registration for the Wednesday-night league.
  • We are encouraging everyone who can to sign up for both!

As mentioned, more details to come, but be ready for a great (maybe the best ever) summer with us!

Your BA Executive Team

 

Summer 2024 Registration

Saturdays: May 18th - Oct 26th

  • Shefford Park (Potvin)
  • 11v11 format
  • 10am Kickoff
  • $230 outfielders, $125 Keepers, $25 spares
  • 6 teams
  • 114 outfielders, 6 keepers

Wednesdays: May 22nd - Oct 30th

  • Julian de Guzman Park
  • 9v9 format
  • 8:30pm and 9:40pm Kickoff
  • $285 outfielders, $150 Keepers, $25 spares
  • 8 teams
  • 112 outfielders, 8 keepers

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