Important Travel Player Uniform Information

Potential Travel 2018/2019 Parents,

As you register your player(s) for the Fall 2018 Travel season in advance of tryouts, please be advised of an accelerated ordering process for TRAVEL uniforms this year.

Travel uniforms are NOT provided as part of your registration - you must order and pay for your uniform separately as described below.

EVERY player who attends tryouts is required to order a new travel jersey by Monday, June 4th. Current players will retain their existing jersey numbers, except in the case where duplicate numbers exist within an age group.

If a player is not selected for a travel team, a full refund will be provided as usual. If you are only interested in playing in-town, you do NOT need to tryout, and you do NOT need to use this uniform ordering process.

Based on two rounds of membership surveys, the board has selected one single higher quality green/white/black design to replace the current home/away jersey pair that is no longer available for purchase. 

Over the coming weeks, sample jerseys will be available for players to try on. The sizing is very different from the current jersey and a new option of women’s fit jerseys will be available as well.  

Please place your order by June 4th, the deadline to guarantee receipt by the start of the fall season. (Note: Replacement jerseys will not be as readily available for in-season issues using the new style.)

PLACING ORDERS:

Each child in the travel program must have his/her own order (three children = three orders), with the player’s name provided at checkout. Using your player(s) name is important because it allows us to link the order with your player(s) team placement.

To place your order, visit:

https://championschoice.tuosystems.com/login

and enter the following username/password combination based on your child’s age group for this coming fall:

  • Boys Grade 3/4: billericabu10/billericabu10
  • Girls Grade 3/4: billericagu10/billericagu10
  • Boys Grade 5/6: billericabu12/billericabu12
  • Girls Grade 5/6: billericagu12/billericagu12
  • Boys Grade 7/8: billericabu14/billericabu14
  • Girls Grade 7/8: billericagu14/billericagu14 

Again, please enter the PLAYER’s name as the Full Name when checking out so that orders, uniform numbers, and team assignments can be linked up at a later date.

UNIFORM DELIVERY

As always, uniforms will be distributed through Travel Coaches in August when they are received by the league.  If there are any questions/comments about the logistics of this process, please address them to Matt Mitchell, BYSA Equipment Director (equipment@billericasoccer.org)

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Tryout Information

Save the Dates - BYSA Picture Night

BYSA Picture Night(s) will be Tuesday, May 29th, and Friday, June 1st at the Marshall Middle school.

Your coaches will be picking the specific date and time to report in the near future, but for now, save the date(s) and pick out your photo package now by visiting Lifetouch Sports Photography

Coaches - you will receive a separate email in the coming days with a link to schedule your team(s) date and time.

Say Soccer and smile!

Donations Wanted - Cleats 4 Kids

Carol MacLeod and her family are, for the second year in a row, collecting new and gently used soccer equipment. Carol is a former board member, and active coach of a U12 and U14 team in town.

Please read the details below, and help support this cause if you can:

CLEATS 4 KIDS

Cleats 4 Kids is a program that accepts soccer equipment to be donated to young athletes in need so we can all play the game we love. We feel every child should have access to sports equipment.  However, there are many kids that cannot afford these items that we take for granted.  Sports build character and help develop a child’s confidence and we want to play a part in making a difference.  Soccer means a lot to us. The game has led us to great friendships and has taught us so many life lessons on and off the field. 

Our family has decided to initiate this program within BYSA and we would greatly appreciate all your support.  

We will be collecting gently used soccer equipment.

  • Equipment should not be ruined, torn or excessively dirty. Having used gear is better than no gear at all!
  • We will take anything a soccer player can use - jerseys, shorts, socks, cleats, balls, bags. Jerseys do not have to be in a complete set and it is ok if there are logos or numbers. 
  • Equipment will be shipped to Haiti and inner cities within the US.  
  • There is a drop off box located at 27 Moran Rd. Billerica. All donations can be left on the front porch in the bin. If there is no bin you may leave right on the porch.

Thank you for your support 

Caitlin, Amanda & Sara MacLeod

Please contact us at carolmac27@verizon.net with any questions.

Zero Tolerance Policy

Dear BYSA Parents:

This weekend, we had 2 incidents on the fields where parents/spectators became involved with referees during and/or after a game.

BYSA, Middlesex Soccer, and Mass Youth Soccer all have a Zero Tolerance policy towards spectators addressing referees, players, and other game officials in any way.

BYSA’s Zero Tolerance Policy can be located at https://www.billericasoccer.org/zero-tolerance-policy, and will be included below.

Bottom line: Under no circumstances are spectators to address game officials in any way before, during, or after a game. You are there to watch a kids game, officiated by (many times) kids themselves. Everyone on the field is there to learn - you are there to set a good example and cheer your player on.

Please also take the time to read this excellent article: https://www.soccerparenting.com/can-better-youth-soccer-referees-need-support-harassment/

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY

The aim of Billerica Youth Soccer is to encourage and engage in athletic recreational soccer games that foster and promote the qualities of physical fitness, competitive and spirited team play, and good sportsmanship by providing soccer instruction to its member families and by making available to them opportunities to participate in team competition both on an intramural and competitive basis against teams from other communities. Our program depends upon volunteers from our member families and other local persons recognized as knowledgable in the rules and guidelines of the game of soccer in order to provide a rewarding and fulfilling experience to all the participants in our program. By providing a positive experience for all of our members our hope is to further the interest in soccer to all the participants in our program and promote personal growth through team play and good sportsmanship modeled by the coaches, players, families and directors of Billerica Youth Soccer. A zero tolerance policy towards violations of this intent is expected at every function that is sponsored by Billerica Youth Soccer. 

To clarify expectations of conduct, we jointly expect all coaches, players, member families, and visitors to conform to this Code of Conduct: 

  • Before, during and after the game, be an example of dignity, patience and positive spirit. 
  • Before a game, coaches introduce yourself to the opposing coaches and players. 
  • During the game, coaches are responsible for the sportsmanship of your players.  
  • During the game, coaches are responsible for the conduct of the parents of your players. Family members are expected to respect supporters of an opposing team. Do not allow them to engage in any conversation that is derogatory or insulting.  
  • Applaud and cheer for good plays by either team. Yelling at opposing players and the referee by member families or BYSA supporters will not be tolerated at any time.
  • Coaches, if you have an issue with the referee discuss it with him/her calmly and patiently after the game. Yelling at a referee will not be tolerated at any time. The referee is correct 100% of the time. 
  • If you have a major complaint, or if you think the referee was unfair, biased, unfit or incompetent, report your opinion to your League. Your reactions will be taken seriously if they are presented objectively and formally. 
  • After the game, thank the referee and ask your players to do the same. Member families are encouraged to congratulate both teams on a game well played. 

Coaches, players and member families who don't follow the expectations described above will be disciplined or removed from the field of play as deemed appropriate by a BYSA board member or by consensus of the BYSA board upon review of the incident.

BYSA Board of Directors