Fall 2020 Key Dates for Planning

FALL 2020

Celebration of Soccer

The Fall 2020 Season should be more about celebrating the kids playing the game, than results.

Season Requirements, Modifications, Guidance

BAYS and each BAYS organization is responsible for following the regulations and guidance of the following entities in structuring and playing in the Fall 2020 seson
  • Massachusetts Youth Soccer 
  • Centers for Disease Control & Mass. Department of Health
  • Federal and state authorities
  • Local Town Board of Health

Season Considerations

Fall 2020 will be issued as a 10 game season with tiered divisions and sections of registered teams. We understand some BAYS towns will not be playing in the league.
  • Towns still determine and provide the same placement inputs for teams: Division requested (1-4), Hi-Med-Lo evaluated skill, Ordinal Rank, Comments
  • BAYS will rely on these town placement inputs rather than prior team records to decide section compositions
  • Geographic considerations will weigh heavily to try to keep teams local
    • No team will be scheduled to play more than 5 different opponents
    • No SWAPS will be made during the season

Key Dates - Youth Teams Grades 3-8

Fall 2020 Registration YOUTH Grades 3-8 - ULTRA Compressed
Team Registration DUE 3-8
pushed back 42 days
Team Registration Fee Invoices Posted 8/24    
Placement Committee 3-8
Initial Placement Development 3-8
3 days
was 12 days
Initial Placements posted 3-8
Town Placement Change Requests 3-8
4 days
was 14 days
Revised Placements Posted 
Placement Meeting/FALL INVOICE PAYMENTS Due/Postmarked
Final Placements Posted
1 day
Field Sharing - Grade 3-8 - Closes @ 9:00AM on 9/3
6 days
Fall Schedule Posted Grade 3-8
6 days
was 12 days
Division Directors Assigned - Roster Management Submissions 
Start of Fall 2020 for Grades 3-8
12 days
was 16 days
End of Fall 2020 for Grades 3-8 11/14    
Final day for Makeup Game Completion 11/22    
Referee Game Reports to be Submitted for Payment by 11/30    

Season Notes

  • Schedule will be 10 weeks ending 11/14, but week 1 will be an automatic rainout with make up timeframe TBD. Games scheduled on Columbus Day weekend.
  • Keep in mind the potential for EEE threat restricting weekday makeups after dusk


  • Registration Fee Invoices will be generated right after team registration closes and are due with a postmark no later than the General Placement Meeting on 9/1.
  • Add/Drop Fees apply per normal BAYS schedule
  • If towns pay fall team registration and NO season happens, BAYS will refund 100% of team registration fees collected.