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
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 be 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
Key Dates - Fall 2021 - HS Teams Grades 9-12
|Team Registration Open for HS 912: Closes at NOON on 9/7||8/20-9/7|
|Placement Committee - HS Placements||9/7|
|Initial Placements Posted for HS||9/8|
|Placement Change Requests - HS Closes at NOON on 9/13||9/8-9/13|
|Field Sharing - HS Closes at NOON on 9/13||9/8-9/13|
|Placement Committee - HS Placements||9/13|
|Final Placements Posted for HS||9/14|
|Division Directors Assigned - Roster Dashboard Open||9/15|
|Fall Schedule Posted - HS||9/16|
|Start of Fall 2021 HS teams||9/26|
|NO Games on Columbus Day Weekend||10/10|
|Mass Youth Player Affiliation Final Filings due||10/29|
|End of Fall 2021 HS 912 teams||11/14|