Associations and Guidelines

Our travel program is associated with Massachusetts Youth Soccer (MYSA) and we participate in the BAYS League (Boston Area Youth Soccer, Inc.).  We currently have about 30 teams that participate each year.

 

Massachusetts Youth Soccer (MYSA)

 Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association

MYSA is the Association that oversees all of soccer in Massachusetts.  Their website has information on Coaching Education, Referee Licensing,  Player Development Opportunities, and State Level Tournaments.  For more information on those areas, please visit their website at the link above.

 

Boston Area Youth Soccer (BAYS)

Boston Area Youth Soccer

BAYS is the governing body for soccer that MYS participates in for games and tournaments.

Rules and Expectations

BAYS has all of the Playing Policies and Expectation on their website at the following link:  Playing Rules and Regulations.  These are updated each year prior to the Fall season.

Length of Games, Format, Ball Size, Etc. by Age Group

Grade/Age group

Grade 12/PG

(Spring Only)

Grade 11

(Spring Only)

Grade
9-12

(U-HS)

Grade 8

Grades

 5 & 6

Grades
3 & 4

  Number of players

11v11

11v11

7v7

11v11

9v9

7v7

  Minimum # to start game

7

7

6

8

7

6

  Minimum # to continue play

7

7

5

7

6

5

  Length of half (minutes)

45

40

30

35

30

30

  Ball size

5

5

5

5

4

4

  Offside rule?

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

  Penalty kick distance (yds)

12

12

12

12

10

8

 

Game Schedules

The following schedule is directly from the BAYS website.  Please note that some of these times may change based on field availability or other circumstances.  Please check your Team Schedule or with your Team Coach.

GradeGirls TimesBoys TimesDay
310:30am2:30pmSaturday
411:45am1:00pmSaturday
511:45am1:00pmSaturday
610:30am2:30pmSaturday
89:00am4:30pmSaturday

 

Policy on Conduct

BAYS has a Zero Tolerance Policy that applies to organizations that play within BAYS.   MYS has our own Zero Tolerance Policy which further applies BAYS policy to our soccer program.  The Zero Tolerance policy applies to Coaches, Players and Spectators.

 

 

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