Fall 2024 Key Dates for Planning

Season Considerations and Dates

Fall 2024 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 relevent playing records, swap history, and team composition changes when requesting team placements.
    • Consider the potential for frequent player conflicts when deciding on how many players should be rostered on teams.
      • Confirm player availability to avoid the potential for dropping a team after team placement has occurred.
    • Multi-grade teams are possible to help with low numbers in a specific grade. 
    • 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 in all sections
  • Games will be scheduled on the the holiday weekend (10/5) for Youth teams in grades 3-8

High School Notes:

  • High School Grade 912 Notes:

  • Note that the HS schedule planning is compressed to allow more time for towns to finalize HS team rosters. There have been issues when teams are placed based on preliminary player data or guesses. We want to improve placements by seeking better information about real team roster composition. Please take this into account when planning your HS teams.

  • Games will not be scheduled for High School teams on the holiday weekend (10/6)

  • Adult athletes (any player 18 or older or turning 18 during the season) playing on a team with athletes younger than 18 have to complete SafeSport training per the Mass Youth Adult Athlete policy PRIOR to being listed on a roster. 

Key Dates - Fall 2024 - Youth Teams Grades 3-8

Team Registration Open 3-8 Closes @ Noon on Tuesday 7/9 6/26-7/9
Placement Committee 3-8 7/9
Initial Placement BOD Meeting 3-8 7/10
Initial Placements Posted 3-8 7/17
Placement Change Requests 3-8 Closes @ Noon 7/17-7/30
Placement Committee - Revised Placements 7/30
General Placement Meeting/FALL INVOICE PAYMENTS Due 8/7
Field Sharing/Special Game Time - Grade 3-8 Closes @ Noon 8/11
Final Placements Posted 8/11
Mass Youth Player Affiliation Initial Filings Due 8/11
Fall Schedule Posted Grade 3-8 8/22
Division Directors Assigned - Roster Dashboard Open 8/24
Start of Fall 2024 for Grades 3-8 9/7
Seatbelt Saturday 9/28
Games Scheduled on Holiday Weekend Saturday 10/5
Referee Appreciation Weekend 10/14-10/15
Mass Youth Player Affiliation Final Filings Due 10/27
End of Fall 2024 Season for Grades 3-8 11/11


Key Dates - Fall 2024 - HS Teams Grades 9-12

Team Registration Open for HS 912: Closes @ NOON on Tuesday 9/3 8/22-9/3
Placement Committee - HS Placements 9/3
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 9/13
Division Directors Assigned - Roster Dashboard Open 9/13
Fall Schedule Posted - HS 9/15
Start of Fall 2024 HS teams 9/22
Seatbelt Sunday 9/29
NO Games on Holiday Day Weekend Sunday 10/6
Referee Appreciation Weekend 10/14-10/15
Mass Youth Player Affiliation Final Filings Due 10/27
End of Fall 2024 HS 912 Teams 11/10