Division 1 and 2 will continue to be age based per USSF (United States Soccer Federation) with rare exceptions, while Division 3 and 4 player participants will be inclusive "grade or age based". This means that older players in your child's grade may be playing on your child's team or the opponent's team. Please review the changes in by-law 5 Age Groups
There are two important BAYS rules changes from the Spring that coaches need to be aware of:
- Each team is allowed not more than three coaches or adults on the players' side of the field.
- All adults/coaches on the players' side of the field must have their coach's passcard in their possession and must present it to the referee prior to the start of the game.
Any adult or coach unable to present a valid coach's pass card may not participate in the game as a coach and may not remain on the player's side of the field during the game. As always, all coaches pass cards must be laminated and have a current season BAYS sticker.
BAYS wishes to congratulate all of our representatives in the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions held at the Progin Park in Lancaster on June 26-28, 2015.
BAYS was well represented by the referee and volunteer communitty
President: Dick Penta
Tournament Referee Assignor: Levon Akoghlanian
Registration: Joe D'Amico
Sportsmanship: Lisa Wentworth, Christina Sweeney, David Dalrymple
Awards: Lisa Wentworth, Tony Loftis, Christina Sweeney, Jay T of Nashoba, Joe D'Amico, Dick Penta, David Dalrymple
Photographer: Madison Hill
Apologies for anyone that was missed.
BAYS expects all of its members to practice good sportsmanship, we believe examples of outstanding sportsmanship should be recognized and rewarded.
For the second year a Sportsmanship Award will be presented to those teams that have been nominated and selected by the sportsmanship award committee to receive the award. Teams that earn the award will receive special T shirts and a team picture will be posted here in recognition of this honor.
Nominations were received from referees and opposing coaches this season and there were a number of teams that exhibited examples of outstanding sportsmanship.
After considering all of the submissions, and having investigated the comments received, the committee has selected two teams to receive the 2015 BAYS Sportsmanship Award. The two teams are: The Natick girls’ U-18 team, coached by Tracy Coffman, and The Attleboro Thunder boys’ U-18 team, coached by Adam Sims.
It should be noted that both teams were recognized for demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship throughout the season and that both coaches were recognized for emphasizing sportsmanship during their previous coaching seasons as well.
Since the tone is set at the top, Tracy and Adam are to be congratulated for setting the proper example for their parents and players every season. They are a credit to their respective town organizations as well as to BAYS in general.
Photographs by Past President Mike Hazeltine
Cup Commisioners: Maura Doyle & Dick Fischman
BAYS President: Dick Penta
Referee Assignor: Levon Akoglanian
Award Presenters: Dick Penta, Ed McDonald, Christina Sweeney, Steve Smoller
Individual Pictures Below:
Please review your members and fix any discrepancies.
Please make sure the correct people are listed as the Registrar, President, Boys & Girls Directors, Referee & Field Schedulers.
Go to the Organization menu and choose Update Members. Please remove the registrar role for those that are not current.
Click here for the IRS rules for independent contractors.
"If you’ve made the determination that the person you’re paying is an independent contractor, the first step is to have the contractor complete Form W-9 (PDF), Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification. This form can be used to request the correct name and Taxpayer Identification Number, or TIN, of the worker. A TIN may be either a Social Security Number (SSN), or an Employer Identification Number (EIN). The W-9 (PDF) should be kept in your files for four years for future reference in case of any questions from the worker or the IRS."
The rules require that we have the social security for all referees. We are requiring all referees to enter their social secuity number before any payments are made. The entry field is encrypted and will only be used if a referee earns $600 or more in a calendar year.
If a referee does not want to enter this information, the alternative is to download this W-9 form, fill it in and mail it to:
BAYS Referee Reporting, PO Box 536, Dover, MA 02030.
Once it has been verified, the referee may file online game reports.
BAYS now requires that all coaches complete mandatory concussion training prior to coaching in BAYS. This training can be done in the home on any computer. It will take 20 to 30 minutes to complete. The certification is good for 3 years in BAYS and then must be retaken.
At the end of the training session there will be a list of questions you need to answer and when you are done a certificate will pop up. You type in your name and save the pdf file or you can print it. It is probably wise to do both. Note: once you log out your information will NOT be saved at the CDC site but be saved if you register and use the NFHS website. Registrars will be expected to have these certificates in hand before allowing a coach or assistant to work with their team.
Click here for the link to CDC concussion training.
Click here for the link to the National Federation of State High Scool Associations. Requires registration. .