Seatbelt Saturday

 

Seatbelt Saturday - Sept 29/30

BAYS SEATBELT SATURDAY - September 29-30

BAYS has designated Saturday and Sunday, September 29 & 30, 2018, as “Seatbelt Saturday” weekend. For all BAYS games played on that weekend, we’re asking you to support our efforts to help give the game back to the kids by just sitting down. 

Seatbelt Saturday is an effort to create a better game environment, to enhance player development, and increase game enjoyment.  

  • The goals of Seatbelt Saturday are simple. During the run of play, we hope:To discourage coaches from shouting tactical instructions, directions, or criticisms to the players on the field
  • To encourage coaches to use the opportunity to coach and instruct the substitutes who are seated next to them on the bench
  • To encourage parents and spectators to just sit down, and limit their comments to positive statements of player and team support
  • To help create a more enjoyable game environment for everyone
  • To help players take control of their game
  • To enhance player communication

What can you do? Coaches should remain seated on the bench (or your folding chair) during the first and second halves. It’s OK to be up and about during pre-game warm ups, half-time, and when the game ends. At all other times please take a seat on the bench. Try to avoid shouting. Keep your tone and volume restrained.  Keep instructions to your on-field players to a minimum. Use your time on the bench to interact and coach your substitutes. Have them carry any messages or instructions to the on-field players when they enter the game. 

Parents are a big part of this program, and their support is needed to ensure its success. Spectators should remain seated during the first and second halves, avoid negative comments, and provide positive support.

We hope that this results in a better and more enjoyable game environment for everyone, but particularly for the players and referees. Remember, however, that Seatbelt Saturday is a voluntary program and a team that chooses not to participate should not be penalized.

We hope that you enjoy the experience. 

Thank you for your support of Seatbelt Saturday!

 

Store Hours Fall 2018

NOTE: The Store will be open on Friday Sept 14 from 9AM-1PM for any last minute purchases.

Effective 9-12-2018   Now that the Fall Soccer Season is well underway, the MHYSA Store will be closed and reopen the beginning of the Spring 2019 Soccer Season.

Requests for uniforms can be sent to [email protected].

Please go to General Information -> Store and Uniform Information for more details regarding uniforms.

Intown Changes Grades 1/2 starting in Fall 2018

On July 17, 2018, MHYSA board voted on changes to our intown soccer program in accordance to new mandates from our governing body, Mass Youth Soccer.  

Starting Fall 2018, all programs will be grade-based, and therefore we will be splitting 1st and 2nd grade.  We will also continue to divide by gender also starting in 1st grade, just as we do in travel.  Therefore, 1st grade boys will play against each other, as will 1st grade girls, 2nd grade boys and 2nd grade girls.

The other change is by Fall 2019, all grades 2nd and lower must be playing 4v4 without a goalie.  In order to make this transition as smooth as possible, we are going to implement some changes this fall, and the rest for Fall 2019.
-Starting Fall 2018, 1st grade will play 4v4 without goalies.  There are some rule changes that will be posted shortly under our intown rules tab.  1st grade will also continue to use a size 3 soccer ball, as they did in kindergarten.  However the weekly schedule will remain the same as the former U8 schedule.  There will be 1 practice during the week and 1 game on Saturday at 9:00 or later that will be officiated by a referee.
-There are no changes for 2nd grade this year.  They will continue to play 6v6 with a goalie for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.  However, starting in Fall 2019, 2nd grade will begin playing 4v4 soccer.