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 2022 season:
Massachusetts Youth Soccer, CDC, Federal/Commonwealth/Local authorities inclucing the Mass. Department of Health and local town boards of health
Fall 2022 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. https://bays.org/content/registrar-team-inputs-explained
- Please take extra time to consider team and player composition and any relevant prior playing records when requesting fall team placements.
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 are allowed in the fall season in all sections
Games will be scheduled on the Columbus Day weekend Saturday 10/8 for Youth teams in grades 3-8.
Games will not be scheduled for High School teams on Columbus Day weekend Sunday 10/9
Key Dates - Fall 2022 - Youth Teams Grades 3-8
|Team Registration Open 3-8 Closes @ Noon||6/28-7/11|
|Placement Committee 3-8||7/12|
|Initial Placement BOD Meeting 3-8||7/13|
|Initial Placements Posted 3-8||7/20|
|Placement Change Requests 3-8 Closes @ Noon on 8/2||7/20-8/2|
|Placement Committee - Revised Placements||8/2|
|General Placement Meeting/FALL INVOICE PAYMENTS Due||8/10|
|Field Sharing/Special Game Time - Grade 3-8 Closes @ Noon||8/11|
|Final Placements Posted||8/12|
|Mass Youth Player Affiliation Initial Filings Due||8/12|
|Fall Schedule Posted Grade 3-8||8/22|
|Division Directors Assigned - Roster Dashboard Open||8/25|
|Start of Fall 2022 for Grades 3-8||9/10|
|Games Scheduled on Columbus Day Weekend Saturday||10/8|
|Mass Youth Player Affiliation Final Filings Due||10/28|
|End of Fall 2022 Season for Grades 3-8||11/12|
Key Dates - Fall 2022 - HS Teams Grades 9-12
|Team Registration Open for HS 912: Closes @ NOON on 9/6||8/22-9/6|
|Placement Committee - HS Placements||9/6|
|Initial Placements Posted for HS||9/7|
|Placement Change Requests - HS Closes @ NOON on 9/12||9/7-9/12|
|Field Sharing - HS Closes at NOON on 9/12||9/7-9/12|
|Final Placements Posted for HS||9/15|
|Division Directors Assigned - Roster Dashboard Open||9/15|
|Fall Schedule Posted - HS||9/16|
|Start of Fall 2022 HS teams||9/25|
|NO Games on Columbus Day Weekend||10/9|
|Mass Youth Player Affiliation Final Filings Due||10/28 may change|
|End of Fall 2022 HS 912 Teams||11/13|