Membership shall be considered from any Mass Youth Soccer-affiliated organization involved in the development and promotion of youth soccer. An organization’s membership in BAYS becomes effective when the application is accepted by the BAYS Board of Directors.
In addition, individuals may be members of BAYS (“Individual Members”) as set forth in Section 5 of these bylaws.
New Member Organizations
In addition to the membership criteria stated in the preceding paragraph, member organizations that desire to register teams for the first time in BAYS competition must register a minimum of three teams. This three-team minimum shall not be required for member youth soccer organizations representing residents of the City of Boston.
When a completed registration packet is received from an organization applying for new membership, it will be reviewed by the League Administrator, and then referred to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will consider the application and will then submit the matter to the Board of Directors at their next meeting, along with the Committee's recommendation to accept or reject the new member application.
Sustaining Organizational Membership
If any current organization’s team entries decline below three for two successive seasons (i.e. Fall and Spring, or Spring and Fall), its continuing membership privileges will be reviewed by the BAYS Board of Directors. This three-team minimum shall not be required for youth soccer organizations representing residents of the City of Boston.
BAYS shall not accept for membership, nor allow participation by, any player, team, or person responsible for a team, who is under suspension by Mass Youth Soccer or by any other Massachusetts soccer league or organization affiliated with Mass Youth Soccer or U.S. Youth Soccer.
Voting of the Members
At all meetings of the members, each member shall be entitled to one vote. In the case of an organizational member, the vote may be cast either by the Member Director representing it on the BAYS Board of Directors or by an elected officer of the member organization. No proxy voting shall be allowed.