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BMYSA Player Development Pathway

BMYSA Intramural Program U5 & U6 - Zone 1

Mission Statement

The purpose of intramural soccer and the Back Mountain Intramural Program is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, be introduced to the sport, learn the sport, and develop life skills including a lifelong love of the game. Intramural soccer is primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high-level competition.

Professional training is given at each practice as well as live game play throughout the season.

This is Zone 1 of the BMYSA Player Development Pathway leading to our Recreational program.


BMYSA Recreational Program U7 - U14 - Zone 2

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Back Mountain Recreational Program is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, expand their foundation of the sport, and
introduce the concept of travel soccer on a smaller and introductory scale
. The Back Mountain Recreational Program is for boys and girls who want a more rigorous training and game schedule than Intramural soccer.

Zone 2 of the BMYSA Player Development Pathway. This program bridges the gap and transition between intramural soccer and travel soccer bringing a slightly more challenging environment. Our Recreational program leads into Zone 3 which is our Travel program.

Coaches are a vital aspect of our club, and are usually volunteers. We provide pre-season coaches meetings and practice session plan assistance to all coaches that volunteer.


If you are interested in seeing what Back Mountain Recreational Soccer is all about, please contact our Recreational Program Director, Andy Loughnane

BMYSA Travel Program U9 - U19 - Zone 3

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Back Mountain Travel Program is to give interested players the opportunity to play competitive soccer on a permanent team and learn the game of soccer in a fun and challenging environment. 

Zone 3 of the BMYSA Player Development Pathway and the Pinnacle of the BMYSA player. The Back Mountain Travel Program is for boys and girls who want a more rigorous training and game schedule than recreational soccer. The Travel program is designed to provide an attractive soccer environment that nurtures a higher level of competition. Interested players have the opportunity to learn and develop their skills while competing in higher level travel leagues and tournaments.  Back Mountain Travel teams currently compete in the following leagues: the Lehigh Valley League, PAGS, the Rock League, the North Central Penn League and EDP. League play qualifies a team for State Cup participation. Most teams typically play and compete in around 15-20 games per season.  Tournament, Showcase, and/or League play fill out the team’s schedule. We currently provide our teams with the opportunity to train with college/professional level coaches.

Players from all geographical areas are welcome. Players interested in BMYSA Travel can contact the Travel Director for more details. BMYSA Travel coaches can also invite players to an open practice with their team.  No commitment is required to attend an open practice.  If there is a mutual interest, players may be offered a place on a team roster or an opportunity to continue training with the team full time.              

*Please contact our Travel Program Director, Nick Raczkowski if you are interested in starting or joining travel team.

Summer Camp

BMSYA Summer Camp


Become an Official

"Become an Official" Program Documents

BMYSA will be hosting a "grass roots" (entry level) referee licensing class.

This class consists of a four hour field session as well as on line training and back round checks. this license will allow you to ref higher level (travel games) as well as back mtn rec games. You must be 14 years old to take this class. 

The attached sheet has the link and information you need to sign up and complete prior to attending the field session. Back-round clearances take time to process and need to be complete a minimum of 5 days before the class.

Note: there will still be in in house training for referees before the fall games start in sept.

If you have any questions please contact me via email, text, or call

Thank You 

Paul Jesse

BMYSA Referee Course

2020 Officials Game Note
2020 Officials Intramural Rules
Law Changes

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