The Boise Timbers|Thorns Recreational Program is more than just a soccer league. It is a school with a standardized curriculum for developing young soccer players. When children are taught advanced soccer skills at an early age, they become more confident players as they grow older. And most importantly, they enjoy playing the game more.
All Coaches are trained by BTT's professional staff
Players are taught a standardized skills curriculum at a very young age
Mastery of technical skills is emphasized, with less emphasis on winning.
Small-sided games, so that each child touches the ball more often
Coaches have access to online coaching resources
Parents are taught proper sideline behavior, for a more enjoyable experience for kids
Electronic Registration/Email Notification
How Does the BTT Recreational Program differ from other soccer leagues in the area?
Answer: We provide our parent volunteer coaches and assistant coaches with an extensive training program, a standardized curriculum, and online coaching resources to make sure that your child learns the soccer skills they need to enjoy the game.
How are Boise Timbers|Thorns Recreational Teams Formed?
Answer: Players are divided up into teams based on gender, age and geographic location.
In some extreme cases where a player has developed skills beyond their gender/age group, they may be placed on a team in the next highest age group, or a girl may be placed on a boy's team, at the discretion of the BTT Youth League Administrator.
For the Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 season, the U5 age group may end up being coed, depending upon the number of U5 participants.
How often do Recreational teams practice and where do they practice?
Answer: Boise Timbers|Thorns Recreational teams train once or twice a week with a trained VOLUNTEER parent coach, at a school or park near your home. Registering early helps us place your child on a nearby team. Each team's head coach and players determines where and when the team will practice.
Note - Boise Timbers|Thorns Recreational Teams are not cleared to practice at our BTT Complex. Usage of the BTT Complex for the Recreational Program is for Saturday Games Only.
Where are Boise Timbers|Thorns Recreational Games Played?
Answer: For the Fall 2022 Season, ALL Games will be played at our BTT Complex
Boise Timbers|Thorns Soccer Complex
3924 E. Lake Hazel Rd.
Meridian, ID 83642
What are Boise Timbers|Thorns Jewelry/Cast Policies?
Answer: Players may not wear jewelry, including earrings, during games and practices. Soccer season is not the time to have your ears pierced. This is a safety thing.
Players may not wear hard casts during games and practices, padded or otherwise, no matter what your doctor says. Partial refunds may be available for players with season-ending injuries.
Questions regarding Uniform and Equipment
Answer: All Players that register this Fall 2022 will receive new uniform tops (Jerseys only) for the Fall 2022 season as part of the first season of the new 2-year uniform cycle.
When a player joins the BTT Youth League, in the Fall 2022 they will be issued a uniform consisting of:
• A Black BTT Recreational Jersey
• A Gray BTT Recreational Jersey
Black Shorts May be Purchased if Needed - $14
Individual Players must provide the following:
• A soccer ball (Click here for sizing chart)
• Shin guards
• Soccer shoes or tennis shoes
• White socks, to be placed over their shin guards
• Water Bottle
Who Can I Contact For More Information?
Boise Timbers|Thorns Youth Recreational Administrator
Boise Timbers|Thorns Youth Recreational Technical Director
Where Do I Go From Here?
REVIEW BTT YOUTH LEAGUE SCHEDULE LAYOUT