Fall 2021 Key Dates for Planning

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 2021 season should any requirements be in place.

  • Massachusetts Youth Soccer 

  • Centers for Disease Control & Mass. Department of Health
  • Federal and state authorities

  • Local Town Board of Health

Season Considerations

Fall 2021 will be a regular 10 game season with tiered divisions and sections of registered teams. 

  • Towns provide placement inputs for teams: Division requested (1-4), Hi-Med-Lo evaluated skill, Ordinal Rank, Comments
  • BAYS relies on these town placement inputs and prior team records to decide section compositions

  • Geographic considerations will taken into consideration, particularly in Divisions 3 and 4.

    • Swaps will be allowed this season.

  • Games will be scheduled on the Columbus Day weekend (10/9) for Youth teams in grades 3-8.

    • Games will not be scheduled for High School teams on Columbus Day weekend (10/10)

Key Dates - Fall 2021 - Youth Teams Grades 3-8

Team Registration Open 3-8 6/25-7/12
Placement Committee 3-8 7/13
Initial Placement BOD Meeting 3-8 7/14
Initial Placements posted 3-8 7/21
Placement Change Requests 3-8 7/21-8/3
Placement Committee - Revised Placements 8/3
General Placement Meeting/FALL INVOICE PAYMENTS Due 8/11
Final Placements Posted 8/13
Field Sharing - Grade 3-8 8/3-8/13
Fall Schedule Posted Grade 3-8 8/26
Division Directors Assigned - Roster Dashboard Open 8/27
Mass Youth Affiliation Initial Filings due for new Insurance binder 8/31
Start of Fall 2021 for Grades 3-8 9/11
Games Scheduled on Columbus Day Weekend Saturday 10/9
End of Fall 2021 Season for Grades 3-8 11/13

Key Dates - Fall 2021 - HS Teams Grades 9-12

Team Registration Open for HS 912 8/20-8/31
Placement Committee - HS Placements 8/31
Initial Placements Posted for HS 9/1
Placement Change Requests - HS 9/1-9/7
Placement Committee - HS Placements 9/7
Final Placements Posted for HS 9/8
Division Directors Assigned - Roster Dashboard Open 9/8
Field Sharing - HS 9/1-9/8
Fall Schedule Posted - HS 9/15
Start of Fall 2021 HS teams 9/25
NO Games on Columbus Day Weekend 10/10
End of Fall 2021 HS 912 teams 11/14