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Letter from the Board

Good Afternoon BSSL Families,


I wanted to get an email out to you all about our upcoming soccer season...


I know that we are still under the "shelter in place" order until April 30th. Illinois Youth Soccer Association and Federal guidelines for social distancing, require all Illinois Youth Soccer sanctioned activities be suspended through the end of April. We want to reassure every family that your athletes will play soccer this year, we are working with the Roscoe Township and adhering to the federal guidelines. There will be no late registration for this year, we will continue to keep the link open. If you have not registered yet, we encourage you to do so at

Although we are cautiously optimistic, we will follow the guidelines/mandates of the state and national medical experts, US Soccer, and US Youth Soccer. We do not take these decisions lightly because the safety of our players, coaches, referees, Board members, volunteers and spectators remain our #1 priority. We will return to the fields once safety allows. With that being said, our traditional 2 season year will be altered to an extended 12 week season. We are anticipating having our Parent/Coach meeting June 6th, first game tentatively on June 20th (taking off for 4th of July, Aug 15th, and Sept 5th Labor Day) through Sept. 26th. Rain dates of Oct. 3rd and 10th. 


The BSSL board would also like to announce our partnership with the Beloit Tigers Elite Soccer Club. We are very excited to offer both Recreational and Club soccer to the Stateline area. Tony Pipitone, the owner and Head Coach of the Tigers Elite Club has been a part of the BSSL family for many, many years. Being a parent on the sidelines and also coaching his own children in our league. Tony is a certified coach through the US Soccer Association. He takes great pride in his teams and strives to teach proper technique and strategy to his players, all while presenting drills to maximize each player's potential and skills.


For those recreational players who would like to take their soccer to the next level of competition, Tony will be available at the fields to answer any club questions.


If you have and interest in being a Head/assistant Coach please contact our Director of Coaches, Evelyn Hall by email for more information!


Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns! We look forward to seeing all of our returning players and new faces out at the fields on the other side of all of this! Stay safe and healthy!





Kelly Weber

Director of BSSL

2020 Spring Soccer Season

Registration questions can be sent to Director of BSSL Kelly Weber @


The Hononegah Youth Soccer Association (HYSA) is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that oversees the youth soccer program known as
Bruce Samlan Soccer League (BSSL). 

Bruce Samlan has been rooted deep in the Roscoe/Rockton area for more than 35 years now. 
We offer the area's premier recreational soccer league for all skill levels and from all ages ranging from 4-18.  Our main goal and what we are striving for is the development and growth of your child. We want your kids to be their very best, but also want them to have the most FUN! Fun equals learning! So, if you are looking for a great place to play and learn, than we have a spot for you! 


We are a 100% Volunteer League
and we need YOUR help!

Did you know that it actually takes a lot to keep our
leagues running each season?

The role of our board members is simple: to help ensure that your Saturday games, your weekly practices and everything else from start to finish executes as smoothly as possible.  This is no easy task at times, but in the end it is extremely rewarding.

Did you know that your voice and ideas can help 
shape and improve our league and keep it running smoothly?

Ask us how you can help today!

Our openings can be found here.

Why Bruce Samlan and HYSA soccer is so great for kids...

HYSA is very honored to present the game of soccer in a recreational format through the Bruce Samlan Soccer League.  

Our entire focus is teaching the game to your child(ren), improving your child's skills, and letting them make tactical game decisions with their if often stated in soccer circles, "The best teacher is the game".  

All of our formats are small-sided soccer (4v4, 5v5, 7v7, see more info here and below this text box) and provide the best opportunity for your player(s) to touch the ball, learn, make mistakes, and grow.  In conjunction with U.S. Youth Soccer, these formats focus more on player development than winning. 

SPRING SEASON is now open.
Sign up your soccer player for the 2020 Spring Soccer Season.

Sponsored by Illinois Youth Soccer Association

Illinois Youth Soccer Association

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HYSA is proud to be a member of the Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA), and through its charter, affiliated with U.S. Youth Soccer.   IYSA provides secondary medical insurance for all HYSA players and sponsors many player development (Olympic Development Program [ODP]) programs, coach development programs, and parent resources.

Sponsored by Chicago Fire, Our Youth Soccer Partners

Chicago Fire, Our Youth Soccer Partners

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We are very proud of our partnership with the Chicago Fire through its Soccer In The Community (SITC) outreach program.  Our partnership is focused on player development and to date, we have conducted clinics for over 500 BSSL players and 35 Lions '82 players.  Through the Chicago Fire camps, we have improved technical skills in a one-week camp (15 hours) for over 110 players in the last 3 years!




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Hononegah Youth Soccer Association Contact

P.O. Box 667
Roscoe, IL 61073