429 Laurier Blvd, Brockville, ON
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Frequently Asked Questions
When does the league start?
Games begin at the end of May or June, depending on the field conditions.
How do I sign up?
Registration is easy! You must complete 2 STEPS. To begin, head to our 'Registration' page. First, fill out the online form. Secondly, complete your payment - the payment options are listed on the registration page. Once you have completed these 2 STEPS, you are signed up! Congratulations :)
I've never played soccer OR I haven't played in (what feels like) a 100 years - can I play in this league?
Yes! Please do! We have women who have played at varying levels and stages of their lives. The experience levels range from beginner to advanced, and that is awesome! Our teams work together to support each other and BLOSSOM over the course of the season.
What is the age limit or minimum to play?
Women aged 16 years & older are welcome to join us! The average age of the league players, previously, has been early 30s. We have AMAZING women in their 50s playing with us, too!
What night and how many games/weeks do we play?
Games take place on Thursday nights and will run for 13-14 weeks, depending on the field conditions.
There are four games a night, two games at 7:30pm and two games at 8:30pm (with 6 teams, there is only one game at 8:30).
What do I need to play?
The league will provide your uniform. Other than that, you need soccer cleats, shin pads, soccer socks and athletic bottoms. Other than the uniform and equipment, wear what makes you feel comfortable!
Can I request to play with my friend?
Yes, players may mutually request one person. Each player must request each other. Our league prides itself on being fun & friendly. We dare you to enjoy whichever team you end up on, and to try not to make new friends! ;)
What makes the BWSL so fun?
Well, we are MORE than just a soccer league. Sure, this is not a knitting club, so there is a bit of friendly competition. Our captains are all on the same page that this league is more than just about winning, but about being an opportunity to get some exercise while having fun with friends. Our league is made up of players from all different experience levels - and we love that!
Some fun things we do are: a 'Team Theme' night, a social night, tail-gating, team hang-outs, and more!
Do we need to follow any rules?
No, it is a free-for-all.
Just kidding! Please check out our 'Rules' page on this website. We also have certified refs at all of our games. Respect, fair play, and FUN are the main rules for this league. We also pride ourselves on exercising positive communication skills. If you ever have a concern or question, please do not hesitate to approach your captains or the league president, Meghan.
Can I play if I am pregnant? or What if I become pregnant during the season?
First off, congratulations! Secondly, we agree with an article that states "non-contact physical exercise of mild to moderate intensity, like walking, jogging, and swimming is absolutely safe for most women during pregnancy, and these exercises are safe to continue with for as long as you feel capable. There are some exceptions, depending on your current health status, so in all cases it’s a good idea to check with your doctor about what’s safe for you. In the first trimester, your pelvic bones provide a developing baby with protection from hard blows, which means collision sports like soccer are typically considered safe at this time. In the second and third trimesters, however, the baby grows to the point where it is no longer protected by the pelvic bones, and it’s therefore considered unsafe to continue playing collision sports.
No matter what exercise you pursue during pregnancy, it’s important to be aware of the way your body changes: weight gain affects your center of gravity, and this can affect your balance. Your resting heart rate will increase and blood pressure decrease, which means it’ll be more difficult for your body to adjust to sudden changes in movement intensity. As your pregnancy progresses, your ligaments and joints loosen to make delivery easier on your body; however, this also increases the risk of injuries such as dislocation." Incidental contact, stray shots, and uneven playing surfaces are a reality of the game. We encourage you to seek out professional medical advice and to be realistic in listening to your body. Ultimately, we do not want any added risk of serious injury. The decision is yours.
Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, no. The funds we receive from registration and sponsors, before the season starts, are allocated towards costs of running the league.