Bellevue United FC understands that one of the bigger challenges we face today is keeping our kids active and social.  BUFC wants you to know that this fall, we have plans to address both. 


We designed a program which mirrors the model implemented over the summer for Select and RCL programs across the State – and has shown to be 100% effective.  Moreover, data from similar programs in San Diego county and North Carolina have shown that proper “physically distanced training” has resulted in ZERO cases of transmission.  This data sampling involves over 20,000 youth soccer players across the three states.


Specifically, this is how we are being “soccer active” this fall:

  • Our #1 priority is safety.  Our “Return to Training” model meets or exceeds all Department of Health and Washington Youth Soccer requirements and protocols for Phase 2.  A quick summary of what this looks like:

    • Training groups (pods) are limited to groups of 4 or 5 children

    • Pods are organized primarily by gender and age group, and once organized the members of the pods cannot change. 

    • We are asking parents that if players have social contact with each other outside of soccer that they also pod together.

    • Everyone will wear masks, except players while they are on the field training.  When moving on/off the field, players will wear masks

    • Every pod will be distanced by 5 yards or more.  Within the pod, we will be discouraging contact and promoting physical separation

    • We have protocols in place should a player and/or his/her family member(s) test positive for COVID, or suspect that they have come into contact with someone who tests positive.

  • Our #2 priority is having fun and being active.  This is so important for a child’s development – physically and mentally – and we’re committed to providing this to the best of our abilities.  We might not be able to have kids running around the field in competitive games, but we have lots of great training and other activities planned for the fall.

  • There will be no league play – unfortunately for now, full contact soccer matches are not allowed.  We are prepared to organize “friendly” matches should King County advance to Phase 3 during the fall, and at that time will offer this to families who wish to participate


Our Recreational soccer activities start up on September 14th.  Monday through Thursday from 4-6pm on fields throughout Bellevue, there will be kids getting out on the field and kicking the soccer ball around.  We will also have fun soccer-related activities planned for several Saturdays throughout the fall.


If you would like to get your child involved, we are re-opening registration for all who want to join.  If you have any questions, please direct an email to or to register click HERE.