There are two important BAYS rules changes that coaches need to be aware of:
1. Each team is allowed not more than three coaches or adults on the players' side of the field.
2. 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 passcard 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 passcards must be laminated and have a current season BAYS sticker.
Information about which teams are eligible for post-season play which culminate with the winners representing BAYS at the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC) is posted here. This is located under the PRES CUP/ PLAY OFFS/MTOC tab located on the top menu line of the web site. When the time is appropriate, this is where the collection of potential conflicts for post season (school conflicts are the only ones honored) will be available as well as the preliminary schedule of matches etc. The primary source of information for coaches is the Division Director for their team - GU-12 Dan Bielenin; GU-14 Peter DeNatale; GU-16 Steve Smoller; GU-18 Ted Ritchie; BU-12 Mike Hazeltine; BU-14 Steve Moniak; BU-16 Joe D'Amico; BU-18 Sid Bloom.
In addition the U-11 Division 1 President Cup qualification is posted in the same file.
BAYS has extended the makeup period for all games not able to be played during weeks 1 & 2 (April 11 & 18) due to closed or unplayable fields. The normal three-week makeup period has been extended as follows:
- For MTOC-eligible U12 & U14 teams, games scheduled for weeks 1 & 2 may be made up through Sunday, May 17
- For non-MTOC U9-U14 teams, games scheduled for weeks 1 & 2 may be made up through Saturday, June 20.
For further guidance, consult your BAYS Division Director.
Registration has closed for the 14th Annual BAYS President's Cup. Brackets will be posted shortly along with dates for completion. When posted, the brackets can be found under the Pres Cup/Play offs.MTOC tab on the home page of the website. BAYS will award a cup to the coach and a special commemorative to each of the players in the finals.
Referees and Assistant referees have been increased by $5 each for U16, U18 & U18/19.
The team fees for U9-U14 are unchanged while U16, U18 & U18/19 will increase by $55 per team.
U9, U10, $160
U11, U12, $220
U18, U18/19, $550
Referee pay rates are located here
BAYS expects all of its members to practice good sportsmanship, we believe examples of outstanding sportsmanship should be recognized and rewarded.
A Sportsmanship Award has been established which 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 2014 BAYS Sportsmanship Award. The two teams are: the Weston Strikers GU-14 team, coached by Rob Mosher, and the Natick Hurricanes BU-12 team, coached by Steeve Breton.
It should be noted that both teams were recognized for demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship throughout the season and both coaches were recognized for emphasizing sportsmanship during their previous coaching seasons as well.
Since the tone is set at the top, Rob and Steeve 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.
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.
THe rulebook has been updated to show the U-10 play up policy (identical to MYSA Policy 2.10 witht he addition of how to satisfy the League Notification policy) and the U-8 play policy which is more restrictive than the MYSA Policy 2.11. Bylaw 5E was adopted. It is shown below - it includes grandfathering or existing players which is now moot as all the players eligible under the grandfathering have aged into the appropriate age groups.
5. E. U8 and younger players are not permitted on BAYS teams. An automatic age waiver may be granted for a U8 player in the third grade or higher to play in U9 (or U10 if the club does not offer U9) only. Any player who played in the 2011/2012 Season at U-10 or U-9 as a U-8 or below player will be allowed to play in the 2012/2013 soccer year.
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. .