Modification to Make up Window for COVID reasons

Approved by the BAYS BOD on Wednesday May 11, 2022

The BAYS BOD voted to bring back the modification of the make up window for those games where one or both teams cannot field a team due to players with COVID or isolating due to potential exposure etc.

   For teams in non-MTOC sections the make up window is extended 5 weeks for those games IMPACTED by COVID, for games not impacted by COVID the current window of three weeks (the extended window for week 1 and 2 expires 5/15)

Spring 2022 BAYS Registrar Guidance with Corrections

The bulk mail to club registrars on April 8, erroneously noted background checks for over 18 athletes - that was a cut and paste error.  The correct guidance for over 18 athletes is in a separate article on the website https://bays.org/content/18-and-older-adult-athlete-requirements-high-school-teams  

The Ask the Registrar zoom sessions are in a separate article.  The remainder is reproduced below with a few edits for clarity 

Ask the BAYS Registrar

The next Ask the BAYS Registrar is Tuesday May 10 at 7:00 PM.  Feel free to join in and ask any questions about BAYS or Mass Youth Affiliation or registration process.  If the questions can't wait feel free to send me an email and we can schedule a one off zoom.  The only other one scheduled is Tuesday  June 7, 2022

BAYS Admin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Ask the Registrar
Time: May 10, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

18 and older Adult Athlete Requirements (High School Teams)

A new Federal requirement has been imposed on all amateur sports in the US where "Adult" athletes are playing alongside minor athletes. On the front page of your club  dashboard in Association connect is the following banner:  

 NEW - Players 18+ (Adult Athlete) SafeSport 90-minute CORE training  requirement: https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/about/adult-athlete-safesport-information/

Fall 2021 Sportsmanship Awards

While BAYS expects all of its members to practice good sportsmanship as a general rule, we believe examples of outstanding sportsmanship should be recognized and rewarded.

Accordingly, BAYS has established a Team Sportsmanship Award which is presented to a boys and a girls team that have been nominated and subsequently selected by the sportsmanship award committee to receive the award. Teams that earn the award receive special T shirts and team pictures are posted on the BAYS website in recognition of this honor.

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

2021 BAYS Presidents' Cup Results

2021 BAYS Presidents' Cup Results

Division

Champion

Score

Finalist

 Girls Grade 5 D1 Medfield Warriors 5G 3-1  Wellesley Wolverines
 Girls Grade 5 D2  Mansfield Hornets I 2-1  Dedham Destroyers
 Girls Grade 5 D3 Parkway United 6-2  Milford-Hopedale Hawks
       
 GirlsGrade 6 D3 Lincoln Leopards   4-0  Milford-Hopedale Sharp Shooters
       
 Girls Grade 8 D3 Acton-Boxboro Lightning  2-0  Needham Chargers
       
 Boys Grade 5 D1 Newton B Crew  3-1  Lexington Raptors
 Boys Grade 5 D2 Holliston B  2-1  Acton-Boxboro Galaxy
 Boys Grade 5 D3 Weston Lions  3-0  Watertown Cobras
       
 Boys Grade 6 D3 Milford-Hopedale Jr. Hawks 4-3  Sudbury Academy Gunners
       
 Boys Grade 8 D3 Bellingham Knights  3-2 (PK)  Natick Cyclones

Pictures Below

COVID Resources and Modifications Spring 2022

Last Revision as of 5/12/22

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The BAYS BOD voted to bring back the modification of the make up window for those games where one or both teams cannot field a team due to players with COVID or isolating due to potential exposure etc.

   For teams in non-MTOC sections the make up window is extended 5 weeks for those games IMPACTED by COVID, for games not impacted by COVID the current window of three weeks (the extended window for week 1 and 2 expires 5/15)

Spring 2021 BAYS Sportsmanship Awards

While BAYS expects all of its members to practice good sportsmanship as a general rule, we believe examples of outstanding sportsmanship should be recognized and rewarded.

Accordingly, BAYS has established a Team Sportsmanship Award which is presented to a boys and a girls team that have been nominated and subsequently selected by the sportsmanship award committee to receive the award. Teams that earn the award receive special T shirts and team pictures are posted on the BAYS website in recognition of this honor.