BOCA RATON, FL — Today, Boca Raton Football Club continues its commitment to growing soccer in Palm Beach County by proudly announcing that the club will now field a team in the Beaches Adult Soccer League (BASL) starting immediately.
A non-profit organization founded in 1989 by a group of individuals who wanted regional soccer to be played at the highest levels possible, BASL is the number 1 amateur soccer league in all of Florida today and has grown to be able to manage more sanctioned games per year than any other adult league.
“We want to continue to grow that game in Palm Beach County,” said club president, Douglas Heizer. “We are 561 Pride, and to have a team in the BASL is the epitome of Local Soccer. Our brand is known worldwide, and to place a team in Palm Beach County’s best adult league is something we have been working for for a long time, we are glad the day is here.”
Boca Raton FC looks for key partnerships among locals and teams to operate teams outside the two main NPSL and APSL clubs that Boca Raton FC manages.
In BASL, Boca Raton FC has reached a partnership with Nick Rasek, who had a team in BASL last year named West Palm FC.
Rasek will continue to run his team, and will rebrand his club as Boca Raton FC, and will now have access to Boca Raton FC’s players poll, as well as assistance from Boca Raton FC’s media department to promote BASL games, as well as Boca Raton FC vendors.
“We aren’t able to own and operate every single team in every single league we want to join,” added Heizer. “Key partnerships like the one with Nick will help us put our brand into teams that would like to be affiliated to the Boca Raton FC brand and have exclusive access to Boca Raton FC partners, departments, and more.”
In the 2018 BASL Summer Championship, under Rasek’s leadership, his club defeated the top two BASL teams, Gold Coast Inter AFC, and Shocker FC to earn the 2018 BASL Summer Championship after coming in 4th place in the regular season.
With a extensive knowledge of the game, Rasek holds a US Federation C License, and was an assistant coach on Lynn University’s 2011 National Champion Runner-Up and 2012 Championship teams. Currently Rasek runs the Lake Worth Youth Soccer programs, something he’s been going since 2012.
With its announcement of the BASL team, Boca Raton FC now boasts teams four leagues, all with different levels of play, and a bigger chance for local players to be seen and become part of the Boca Raton FC family.
Boca Raton FC’s BASL team will take the field again on Sunday, September 23 at 7pm as they take on Palm Beach at Marisol Park in Palm Beach Gardens.
For more information on the BASL or Boca Raton FC’s BASL team, please visit: bocaratonfc.com/basl