Bainbridge Island FC

2019 Winter/Spring Season (January 30 - March 30)

2019 Winter/Spring Development Academy

Training Dates: Wednesdays/Fridays, Jan 30 - March 29, 2019
(Jan 30, Feb 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 27, Mar 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29)

Training Time: 5:30 - 6:45 pm

Training Locations:
Bainbridge HS Turf & Woodward Middle School Gym

Game Dates: Teams will play a 6-game season following mid-winter school break

Game Locations: Bainbridge Island and Seattle area

Additional Notes: Once registration closes, players will be added to our Teamsnap scheduling and communications app. The training and game schedule will automatically be sent to families with reminders.

Coaches: Marlen Allen, Paul Aussendorf, Norm Gibbs and TBD

Frequent Questions:
  • Should I sign my child up for the Development Academy? First ask the question, is my child passionate about soccer. If the answer is YES! This would be the perfect fit for your child. If the answer is NO, your child would be better suited registering for our spring recreational program (April - June).
  • Will team rosters remain as is, from season to season?No, as players are still within the developmental phase, it is important that they learn to train and play with different players and coaches.
  • Can I make a coach or player request? No.
  • What if my child has other scheduled activities and sports? Please review our training schedule to ensure no conflicts, we want to ensure that players are respectful of their soccer and other commitments.
  • When will game schedule become available? In early February.
  • Additional Questions - email Director of Coaching, Ian McCallum
2018 Season (July - November)

2018 Summer-Fall Development Academy

Teams: (children born in 2009)

  • 3 Boys Teams
  • 1 Girls Team
  • **2010 players should contact Ian McCallum**

Parent Information Meeting: May 1, 6 pm @ BHS

Player Evaluations: June 11 & 13 - 6:00 pm @ BHS grass field

Training: Tuesdays & Thursdays (5:30-6:45 pm) starting July 10 at BHS grass field

Summer Tournaments:

  • July 27-29 (Redmond)
  • Aug 24-26 (Bainbridge Island)
Fall Games:
  • Saturdays - starting September 8th
  • 10 games season
Coaches: Paul Aussendorf, Norman Gibbs, Marlen Allen
Development Academy Overview
Posted Sep 8, 2016

Development Academy Overview

Bainbridge Island FC and it's coaching staff are committed to the development of it's players through best practices policies and documents from US Soccer Federation (USSF), US Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). In addition to the governing and educational bodies within the US, we use player development programs and activities from Professional Associations and Clubs from across the soccer world.BIFC is committed to the development of it's coaching staff, through the NSCAA coach education courses, regular internal BIFC staff training and online courses.

Parent Information & Fee Guide


Individual Player & Team Focus: Through Guide & Discovery, players will develop individual soccer and life skills, focusing on the following areas:

  • Dribbling
  • 1v1 Attacking
  • Shooting
  • Passing
  • First Touch
  • 1v1 Defending (High Pressure)
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Leadership
  • Respect
  • Problem Solving
  • Work Ethic

Soccer is a player centric game, coaches will create environments to allow player to make decisions and problem solve. Players will experience success and failure and will grow from these.

    If you have questions or problems, please read our Troubleshooting Guide.
    Questions/Contact Info

    Ian McCallum
    Director of Coaching
    p: 206 451 4202
    c: 206 229 5535

    Phil Avison
    Technical Director
    p: 206 854 7881

    Liming McMillan