President's Cup Info



One of the highlights of the BAYS spring soccer season is the President's Cup Tournament. This tournament is open to teams in the following divisions:

U12 & U14 Division 3

U11 Divisions 2 & 3

In addition, the tournament includes a one-game playoff between the two section winners in Girls and Boys U11 Division 1.

All Championship games are scheduled for June 18, 2016. (Time and location TBA)

President's Cup Details:

The Cup competition is played in addition to the regular season schedule.

Initial pairings are determined by BAYS, with byes added to each bracket as needed to round out 16-team or 32-team fields.

The tournament has a single-elimination format.

All games are played to a result, including overtime and kicks from the penalty spot if needed.

The home team (designated by BAYS) must provide a choice of three dates/times within the playing window to the away team, secure a field and arrange for a licensed referee through its town assignor.  The town assignor will adjust the time and date of the match from the default to match the time and date agreed upon by the coaches.  Any issues requiring the assistance of a division director should be sent by email to  The final championship match is at a central site with BAYS supplied referees.

Each round of games must be completed within the time frame established by BAYS.

Coaches should report scores to within 24 hours after the match.  Please include gender, age and division along with the result.

The entry fee is $25 per team. 

BAYS will pay the referee.

Teams may be registered by their coach or assistant coach or the club registrar.

BAYS will award a cup to the coach and a special commemorative to each of the players in the finals.

Tentative Schedule by Round:

The tentative schedule is:

4 Round Sections

  • Round 1 - Completed no later than May 20th
  • Round 2 - Completed no later than May 27th
  • Quarter-finals - Completed no later than June 10th
  • Semi-finals - Completed no later than June 15th
  • Championship - June 18 (Time and place TBA)

3 Round Sections

  • Round 1 - Completed no later than May 28th
  • Quarter-finals - Completed no later than June 6th
  • Semi-finals - Completed no later than June 13th
  • Championship - June 18 (Time and place TBA)

Divisions with more than 32 teams will have "play-in games" which must be completed prior to the start of the tournament, i.e. before the week of May 8th.


President's Cup Rules:

BAYS rules apply except as noted.

No special tournament rosters and no "guest" players. Teams use their existing BAYS roster.

Each game must be played to a result. If tied at the end of regulation time, two five-minute overtime periods will be played in full. No "golden goal"; no "sudden death". If tied at the end of both overtime periods, the game shall be determined by FIFA-style kicks from the penalty spot. If, in the referee's sole discretion, there is a lack of sufficient daylight or poor weather or field conditions, the referee may direct the teams to proceed directly to penalty kicks at the conclusion of regular time and omit the overtime periods.

In the event that two teams from the same BAYS section are scheduled to play each other in the tournament, they must play their President's Cup game in addition to their regular schedule. They may not substitute their regularly scheduled BAYS game for their President's Cup game.

Good sportsmanship is assumed. Stronger teams are expected to do everything possible to keep scores reasonable. Scores will be truncated with a maximum posted goal differential of 4 goals. Teams progress in the tournament solely based on wins. Goal differential has no impact.

Entry Fees - Registration is open.

 The entry fee is $25 per team. Payment when signing up as an individual team is by Credit Card only.  Use the link at the bottom of this page if you are the coach or assistant coach of the team.  The President or Registrar may do a bulk sign up of teams by sending  a spreadsheet to:  Dick Fischman.

In the spreadsheet the columns are:TeamID, Name of team, Coach email, Gender, Age, Division, Section.


1234     Anytown Strikers  B 12 3 Z

4321     Anytown Gunners  G  14  4 Q

Mail a check for the total made payable to BAYS to

BAYS Treasurer
PO Box 536
Dover, MA 02030


Teams may be registered by their coach or assistant coach or the club registrar.

Registration deadline Friday April 29, 2016 with brackets posted early the following week.

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