12th Annual BAYS President's Cup - Spring 2013
One of the highlights of the BAYS spring soccer season is the President's Cup Tournament. This tournament is open to teams in the following divisions:
U12 & U14 Division 3
U11 Divisions 2 & 3
In addition, the tournament includes a one-game playoff between the two section winners in Girls and Boys U11 Division 1. All Championship games are scheduled for June 22, 2013. (Time and location TBA)
President's 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 32-team or 64-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 to the away team, secure a field and arrange for a licensed referee through its town assignor.
Each round of games must be completed within the time frame established by BAYS.
Coaches must report scores within 24 hours.
The entry fee is $25 per team (see payment details below)
BAYS will pay the referee
Teams may be enrolled by their coach or assistant coach.
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:
Round 1 - Completed in week of May 12, no later than May 20
Round 2 - Completed in week of May 19, no later than May 27
Quarter-finals - Completed in week of June 3, no later than June 10
Semi-finals - Completed in week of June 10, no later than June 17
Championship - June 22 (Time and place TBA)
Divisions with more than 32 teams will have "play-in games" which must be completed prior to the start of the tournament.
President's 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 President's Cup game in addition to their regular schedule. They may not substitute their regularly scheduled BAYS game for their President's 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 - Registration is closed - For reference only
The entry fee is $25 per team. Payment when signing up as an individual team is by Credit Card only.
The President or Registrar may do a bulk sign up of teams by sending a spreadsheet to Dick Fischman at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the spreadsheet the columns are:
TeamID, Name of team, Coach email, Gender, Age, Division, Section.
1234 Anytown Strikers Daved@bays.org B 12 3 Z
4321 Anytown Gunners Coach@gmail.com G 14 4 Q
Mail a check for the total made payable to BAYS to
PO Box 536
Dover, MA 02030
Registration is Closed.