Presidents' Cup Info


One of the highlights of the BAYS spring soccer season is the Presidents' Cup Tournament. This tournament is open to teams in the following divisions:

Grades 6 & 8 Division 3

Grade 5 Divisions 2 & 3

Grade 5 Division 1 - The top 2 teams in each D1 section will qualify for semi-final matches with the winners playing in the Championship game.

All Championship games are scheduled for the morning of June 22, 2019, Wheelock Field complex , 17 Elm St,  Medfield.

Presidents' Cup Details:

  • The Cup competition is played in addition to the regular season schedule.
  • Initial pairings are determined by BAYS, with byes added to each bracket as needed to round out 16-team or 32-team fields.
  • The tournament has a single-elimination format.
  • All games are played to a result, including overtime and kicks from the penalty spot if needed.
  • The home team (designated by BAYS) must provide a choice of three dates/times within the playing window to the away team, secure a field and arrange for a licensed referee through its town assignor.  The town assignor will adjust the time and date of the match from the default to match the time and date agreed upon by the coaches.  Any issues requiring the assistance of a division director should be sent by email to [email protected].  The final championship match is at a central site with BAYS supplied referees.
  • Each round of games must be completed within the time frame established by BAYS.
  • Coaches should report scores to [email protected] within 24 hours after the match.  Please include gender, age and division along with the result.
  • The entry fee is $25 per team. BAYS will pay the referee.
  • Register HERE 

Teams may be registered by their coach, the assistant coach, or the club registrar.

BAYS will award a cup to the coach and a special commemorative to each of the players in the finals.

Tentative Schedule by Round:

The tentative schedule is:

4 Round Sections

Round 1 - Completed no later than May 24.

Round 2 - Completed no later than June 5.

Quarterfinals - Completed no later than June 12.

Semifinals - Completed no later than June 19.

Championship - the morning of June 22, 2019, Wheelock Field complex,17 Elm St,  Medfield.

3 Round Sections

Round 1 - Completed no later than May 30.

Quarterfinals - Completed no later than June 12.

Semifinals - Completed no later than June 19.

Championship - the morning of June 22 2019, Wheelock Field complex , 17 Elm St, Medfield.

Divisions with more than 32 teams will have "play-in games" which must be completed prior to the start of the tournament, i.e. before May 11th.


Presidents' Cup Rules:

BAYS rules apply except as noted.

No special tournament rosters and no "guest" players. Teams use their existing BAYS roster.

Each game must be played to a result. If tied at the end of regulation time, two five-minute overtime periods will be played in full. No "golden goal"; no "sudden death". If tied at the end of both overtime periods, the game shall be determined by FIFA-style kicks from the penalty spot. If, in the referee's sole discretion, there is a lack of sufficient daylight or poor weather or field conditions, the referee may direct the teams to proceed directly to penalty kicks at the conclusion of regular time and omit the overtime periods.

In the event that two teams from the same BAYS section are scheduled to play each other in the tournament, they must play their Presidents' Cup game in addition to their regular schedule. They may not substitute their regularly scheduled BAYS game for their Presidents' Cup game.

Good sportsmanship is assumed. Stronger teams are expected to do everything possible to keep scores reasonable. Scores will be truncated with a maximum posted goal differential of 4 goals. Teams progress in the tournament solely based on wins. Goal differential has no impact.

Entry Fees:

     The entry fee is $25 per team. Payment when signing up as an individual team is by Credit Card only. Use the link at the bottom of this page if you are the coach or assistant coach of the team. The President or Registrar may do a bulk sign up of teams by sending  a spreadsheet to:  Dick Fischman.

In the spreadsheet the columns are:TeamID, Name of team, Coach email, Gender, Grade, Division, Section.

Mail a check for the total made payable to BAYS or use the online payment tool.

BAYS Treasurer

PO Box 536

Dover, MA 02030


Teams may be registered by their coach or assistant coach or the club registrar.

Registration deadline Sunday May 5, 2019 with brackets posted early the following week.

Register HERE 



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