5. Age Groups

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The BAYS age groups shall be as follows; 

U-19, U-18, U-16, U-14 (Div 1 & 2), “Grade 8 or U-14 (Div 3 or 4)”,  U-12 (Div 1 or 2). “Grade 6 or U-12 (Div 3 or 4)”, U-11 (Div 1 or 2). “Grade 5 or U-11 (Div 3 or 4)”, U-10 (Div 1 or 2), “Grade 4 or U-10 (Div 3 or 4)”, U-9 (Div 1 or 2) & “Grade 3 or U-9 (Div 3 or 4)”. 

 

For U-19, U-18, U-16, U-14 (Div 1 & 2), U-12 (Div 1 or 2), U11 (Div. 1 or 2), U-10 (Div 1 or 2) and U-9 (Div 1 or 2)  all players must be under the specified age on July 31st preceding the start of the season.

 

For “Grade 8 or U-14 (Div 3 or 4)”,   “Grade 6 or U-12 (Div 3 or 4)”, “Grade 5 or U-11 (Div 3 or 4)”,  “Grade 4 or U-10 (Div 3 or 4)” & “Grade 3 or U-9 (Div 3 or 4)” all players on a roster shall be under the specified age on July 31st preceding the start of the season or if in the grade specified and not more than one year older.  For example a U-11 eligible age player in the fourth grade may play in “Grade 4 or U-10 (Div 3 or 4)” while a U-12 eligible aged player in the fourth grade may not.

In compliance with US Youth Soccer and Massachusetts Youth Soccer requirements no exceptions will be approved to permit players older than the specified age to play in any age group except that:

     

  1. An age exception may be granted under bylaw 3 (ADA waivers);
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  3. Deleted
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  5. For the fall season only, the Competition Committee may grant an age waiver (at the request of a town only) to a U-15 age Grade 8 player to play on a U-14 Division 1 or 2 team.
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  7. A player having a waiver under section 5A  that is on a team that transfers, during the season, into a division that does not allow age waivers, may remain on the roster and continue with the team for the remainder of the playing season. See section 6D for more details.
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  9. U8 and younger players are not permitted on BAYS teams unless in the third grade.  They may play in U9 (or U10 if the club does not offer U9) only.