Spring 2022 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 Spring 2022 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

Spring 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 fall playing records and team composition changes when requesting spring 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 will be allowed in non-MTOC eligible sections.
    • Swaps are generally not made in MTOC eligible sections as that could invalidate MTOC eligibility.
  • Games will be scheduled on the Memorial Day weekend (5/28) for Youth teams in grades 3-8.

    • Games will not be scheduled for High School teams on Memorial Day weekend (5/29)

Key Dates - Spring 2022 - Youth Teams Grades 3-8

Team Registration Grades 3-8 1/17-2/1
Placement Committee 3-8 2/7
Initial BOD placement meeting 3-8 2/9
Initial Placements posted 3-8 2/14
Placement Changes 3-8 2/14-2/28
Placement Committee - Revised Placements 2/28
General Placement Meeting 3/9
Final Placements Posted 3/11
Field Sharing - Grade 3-8 2/28-3/11
Spring Schedule Posted Grade 3-8 3/21
Division Directors Assigned - Roster Dashboard Open 3/21
Start of Spring 2022 for Grades 3-8 4/9
BAYS MTOC Roster Freeze Date 5/11
End of Spring 2022 for Grades 3-8 6/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Dates - Spring 2022 - HS Teams Grades 9-12

Team Registration Open for HS 3/2-3/16
Placement Committee - HS Placements 3/18
Initial Placements Posted for HS 3/20
Placement Changes - HS 3/20-3/30
Final Placements Posted for HS 4/3
Division Directors Assigned - Roster Dashboard Open 4/3
Field Sharing - HS 4/3-4/8
Spring Schedule Posted - HS 4/13
Start of Spring 2022 HS teams 4/23
BAYS MTOC Roster Freeze Date 5/11
End of Spring 2022 HS teams 6/12