In an effort to support the growth of soccer in Montana, Missoula Strikers will be providing an affiliated soccer program called Bitterroot Strikers. This program will run under the guidance of Missoula Strikers staff and take advantage of the resources our club can provide in order to further enhance the soccer development and opportunities for boys and girls aged 7-11 in the Bitterroot area.
All Bitterroot Strikers players are required to complete the player registration which is a $35. This is a non-refundable registration fee which covers player registration and insurance with Montana Youth Soccer Association (MYSA).
*Please note there is a slight delay between completing the player registration link and being able to complete any program registration link as the club registrar needs to confirm the correct steps have been taken. Once approved you will receive a confirmation email and you can proceed to the program registration you desire.
The Bitterroot Strikers Academy program provides a fun environment for boys and girls ages 7-11 to develop their skills, ignite a passion for soccer, and to help players reach their potential in the sport. Our Academy program is seen as a bridge between recreational soccer like Kiwanis soccer and our Competitive program which is for players ages 11-19 who are placed on travel teams. The tentative spring practice schedule will be every Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-6pm, 4/6/21 - 6/12/21 (Field location tbd).
Optional games and tournaments will be made available for academy players but come at an additional cost. Guest play opportunities will also be available with Missoula Strikers teams.
We aim to form teams that span no more than two age groups to ensure optimal player development. As we begin this venture teams will be formed through open registration based on the birth year of the player. This year (2021) the competitive program begins with 2009 born players (U12) and ends with players born 2001 (U19).
Teams will be entered into the Montana Youth Soccer Association state league and games will be played on Saturday’s April through June, ending with the State Cup and State Showcase, June 18-20th and June 26-27th respectively.
IMPORTANT - In order for us to have any idea of what teams we might have we need players to complete the "Player Registration" link at a minimum.
*Player registration is non-refundable as the club gets charged for players in the system however if you have paid any program registration and decide to opt out before the start of April we will issue a refund.
If we are unable to form teams in any given age group we still intend on offering those players an opportunity to continue to practice with the club. For example, we may have 4 players born in 2004 that want to play but didn't have enough for a team, we will make an attempt to offer those players (mixed with others) a training pool where they can continue to improve as we build the club.