Annual General Meeting/Coach Training Info

Please take note of the following information:


BYSL’s Annual General Meeting will be held on November 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the Idaho Falls Activity Center on Skyline Drive. (Please note the time change). A brief “annual review” of BYSL will be presented, followed by an election for three board positions. Each affiliated team and each member of the board of directors of BYSL is entitled to come to the meeting and vote to fill the open board spots. Only those present will be allowed a vote.

Currently three people have stated their intention to run for the three board positions. These three individuals are Dan Beck, Jason Lance, and Preston Atamanzyck. If you would like to run for a board position, please contact Jason Lance at as soon as possible.

Existing board members are Scott Staker, Judy Brower, Bobbi Tracy, Cheri Cook, Julie Nawrocki, and Dee Tigue.

The annual general meeting is followed by a meeting of the Board where new officers (including President, Vice-President, etc.) are elected from among the Board members for the upcoming year.


On November 6, 2014, Steve Adlard, Director of Coaching for IYSA, will be in Idaho Falls to provide an educational coaching session. All District II (that includes BYSL) coaches or individuals interested in soccer are invited to attend.

The session will be held at Westside Elementary School (2680 Newman Drive) in Idaho Falls. There will be a classroom session from 5:45-6:30 pm followed by instruction in the gym from 6:45-7:30 pm. If you have questions contact BYSL’s Director of Coaching, Heather Silverman at


Also there is a level 6 NSCAA course being taught in Jackson, Wyoming November 7, 2014 through November 9, 2014. (This is more advanced than the level 4 course, but does not have a prerequisite). For details go to


Junior High Champions

Eagle Rock JH-Fall 2014


Division I: Eagle Rock White (Oliver)

Division II: Irving-Davis (Davis)

Division III: Teton  (Thomas)

BOYS JUNIOR HIGH CHAMPIONS                 Sandcreek JH-Fall 2014

Division I: Sandcreek Knights (Fuller)

Division II: Taylorview Blaze Atamanczyk)

Division III: Madison White (Fuller)

IYSA Concussion Policy

Concussions are becoming a bigger and bigger concern throughout all sports. In line with that, IYSA has updated their policies and website regarding concussions. Please go to for all of the details.

A few items of significant interest:

(1) Starting the fall of 2015 ALL coaches within IYSA (that includes BYSL) are to be educated on the concussion guidelines (diagnosis and return to play, etc.) either via online certification or by attending a certification class. This must be renewed each year prior to being allowed to coach or be on the sidelines of any team.

(2) IYSA will have concussion certified independent evaluators and all IYSA ran events (including but not limited to GEM State Challenge, Directors Cup, State Cup). The evaluators will be called to any game where a suspected concussion has occurred. The player will not be evaluated by the coach by rather by the IYSA appointed medical evalutor. If the player is deemed to have had a concussion then the player will not return to play that day. They will then need to get a formal medical release prior to return to play.

(3) IYSA realizes that not every league venue can have medical personnel available. However, if there is medical personnel available then refer to the same rule that IYSA has for its events. Those that do not have medical personnel available we ask that “when in doubt, sit them out” and follow the guidelines that IYSA has outlined on its website.

Again there is more information on this issue on IYSA’s website ( BYSL intends to be proactive in meeting IYSA’s recommendations and requirements regarding concussions.

If there are questions please contact Dan Beck, BYSL President.


Dan Beck
BYSL President

U13/U14 Tryouts-October 18

U13/U14 Tryouts for spring club teams will be held on Saturday, October 18 for both boys and girls. Registration will begin at 9:30 am (girls near Old Butte Field #1; boys near Old Butte Field #6). There will be two sessions (10:00 am -12:00 pm and 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm), players are expected to attend both sessions. For more details go to our CLUB PROGRAM page. To register early and avoid delays during tryouts, please obtain the Registration Form, and Code of Conduct Form from our FORMS page. Forms can be mailed to:

BYSL Soccer
410 Memorial Dr. Ste 201
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

If you have questions or comments feel free to contact Dan Beck (206-5588 or (


Dan Beck
BYSL President

U11/U12 and Junior High Schedules Posted

It’s a great time of the year. Our teams will all begin play in the next week or two. 

The Schedules for U11/U12 teams and Junior High teams are now available on our website here. All of the U11/U12 and Junior High teams begin games this week. 

 I will be posting schedules for YDP (U6, U8, and U10) hopefully later today as well. The YDP games begin next week. 


Dan Beck
BYSL President