Bridgewater Soccer Assn

Joining Bridgewater Soccer Academy (BSA)

If you are interested in joining Bridgewater Soccer Academy (BSA), please register below to stay up-to-date with BSA ID news or please email Dan Adams with any questions.

Girls - Click HERE

Boys - Click HERE

BSA is committed to offering quality training and coaching by our professional coaches.

What evaluators are looking for?

Evaluators are looking to see how each player performs in the small-sided game (as well as full-sided for U-12 & older teams during second day tryout). The players will be evaluated on the four pillars of soccer:

Technical -player's skill on first-touch, dribbling and passing under pressure with the ball; tackling and defensive technique without the ball; Shooting and finishing technique

Tactical ---player's use of space and knowing when to pass and when to dribble.

Physiological - player's ability to deal with the demands of the game at full-pace. This goes beyond just size, strength and speed

Psychological - player's reactions to game-like situations provides insight into their confidence or resilience and/or how the players interacts with his/her peers.

NOTE: Goalkeepers will be evaluated both individually and in a game situation. They will be evaluated on handling the ball, footwork, diving, throwing, and kicking.

What is expected if you make a team?

The BSA travel program provides players with an opportunity to play in a more competitive environment. We have strived to maintain strong, competitive teams that participate in both competitive leagues and tournaments throughout New Jersey. Players are expected to participate as follows:

  • Full year commitment--- Both Fall & Spring Seasons
  • Two practices per week, during the two seasons beginning in late August
  • 10 Games per season (Fall: September-November Spring: March-June)
  • All practices and games are run by professional trainers
  • Games played on Sundays-U-8 age group games played on Saturday
  • Rescheduled games on Saturdays and mid-week
  • Some older teams (Full Sided Teams U13 to U15.) may play on Saturdays and Sundays if participating in State Cup or Club Cup competition
  • 1-2 Tournaments per season-most often but not limited to holiday weekends
  • Possible Winter & Summer training and tournaments---depending on team
  • Travel time to away games is usually 20 minutes to 1.5 hours, depending on league, but for most teams in the Small Sided Teams U8 to U11 age groups, travel is typically within 40 minutes.

When can players expect to hear of the club's decision?

  • Players will usually be notified by phone but email is sometimes used.
  • U-8 players will know as soon as possible, most likely within 1 week from completion of tryouts. Older teams may not be notified until the current season is over, probably around late May or early June.
  • Current BSA players will be notified of team selection in as timely a manner as feasible. The decision will not affect playing time during the balance of the spring season.
  • Once players have been offered a spot they have 24 hours to make a decision regarding commitment to the team.

If you have any questions about try-outs that are not answered here please contact