BYSA Free Summer Clinics

Get a head start of the Fall season with free clinics run by BYSA!

Held at the Locke Middle School, BYSA coaches are running technical training for grade K-8 players looking to improve their skills, have some fun, and get out of the house for a while with their soccer playing friends!

Sessions are run every Monday and Wednesday, until the end of August:

  • Grades K-2 - 5-6pm

  • Grades 3-8 - 6-7:30pm

Bring a ball, and plenty of water! We hope to see you there!

Learn from the Professionals! N.E. Revs Academy Clinic August 8th!

The New England Revolution Academy - and a first team player will be putting on a special player clinic for all ages on August 8th from 6-7:30pm at the Locke Middle School.

Come join BYSA and the Revs Academy staff - some of the best youth coaches in the state - AND a current N.E. Revolution 1st Team player for:

  • 60 minute instructed clinic

  • 30 minute Q&A and photo/autograph session with first team player

Included with the $90 fee is 2 Free Sideline Revolution tickets to either:

  • Saturday, September 21st Revolution vs. Real Salt Lake  at 7:30 PM
    OR

  • Sunday, September 29th Revolution vs. New York City FC  at 5:00 PM

Sign up today and join in the fun!


UPDATED - Open Board Positions and Date of AGM

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the AGM is now 1 week later - Wednesday June 26, 2019, at the Billerica Town Hall at 7:00 PM

Parents, Coaches, Board members:

BYSA will have their AGM Wednesday June 26, 2019, at the Billerica Town Hall at 7:00 PM.

We have several positions on the BOD that are up for election. They are:

Instructional Director, Registrar, Executive Secretary, Travel Field Director, Player Development Director, Referee Director. Fundraising Director.

Job descriptions are listed below,

Instructional Director:

A) Set up all instructional division teams.

B) Gives to Equipment Director the number of uniforms needed for the instructional

division program.

C) Gives to the In-town Fields Director the number of fields that will be needed for the

instructional division program.

D) Provides all coaches access to a copy of the age appropriate BYSA Coaching Guidelines online

E) Works with Registrar to see that every child in the program is properly registered and every

coach and assistant coach is affiliated and CORI’d.

F) Appoints Instructional coaches.

G) Age groups in the instructional program will be proposed by the Instructional Director

Registrar

A) Sets dates to open and close registration per season online and paper if necessary.

B) Insures, all registrants meet the requirements of Article 6 of the bylaws.

C) Works with Travel Team Director to insure, all travel team players are registered and affiliated.

D) Works with Intramural Director to insure, all players are registered and affiliated.

E) Works with Instructional Director to insure all players are registered and affiliated.

F) Submits to the treasurer for payment, all applicable fees due to the MYS office.

Executive Secretary:

A) Records minutes of official meetings and Provides copies to the BOD.

B) Sends out notification to the BOD of upcoming dates, times and places of meetings.

C) Handles correspondence of league as so directed by the President and the BOD.

D) Maintains a master records file for each BOD and all their correspondence.

E) Maintains a master record file for all correspondence of the league.

F) Sets up individual files for coaches or members of the BYSA who have signed written complaints

made against them and of members with documented concerns and/or problems.

G) Upon resignation or replacement, passes on all records including: minutes, correspondence and

complaint files to the new Executive Secretary.

Travel Fields Directors:

A) Requests from the recreation commission the number of fields needed to run the program.

B) Acquires field permits for all BYSA required fields.

C) Assigns fields for scrimmages.

D) Sets practice schedules for travel teams.

E) Coordinates travel game times with the Middlesex League.

F) Reschedules travel games as needed

G) Lays out Travel fields prior to the start of the season.

H) Insures, all fields are properly lined each week during the season.

I) Insures, all fields have been properly secured at the end of each day during the season.

J) Insures there are enough nets, corner flags, and goal posts for all fields requested. If not, gives to

equipment manager a list of items needed.

L) Insures. that nets and corner flags are put up at the beginning of the day and taken down at the end of

the day for scheduled games.

M) Coordinates field clean up days as needed

Player Development Director:

A) Chairs the Tryout Committee

B) Provides all coaches (travel, intramural, instructional)

1. Age appropriate training guides. These materials are to be distributed at mandatory training

sessions.

2. Provide curriculum of practice/training sessions for each age group on a set for all in town

programs.

C) Sets and creates format for tryouts. Dates are to be presented by the April Board Meeting allowing

enough time for notification for the membership.

D) Works with the Coaching Director to ensure that what the coaches are learning are in line with the

curriculum for the players.

E) Informs the membership of external camp and training opportunities throughout the year.

F) Provides off season (winter) training sessions to be run by BYSA.

G) Revises the curriculum in the Coaching Handbooks.

H) Maintains a curriculum of all off season workout plans.

Referee Director:

A) Referees:

1. Travel team referees will be governed by the bylaws of the participating league.

2. The Referee Director will assign Intramural Program referees.

3. The Instructional Program does not require referee.

B) Receives from the Travel Team Director and Intramural Director schedules of games to be

played during the season and assigns referees and linesmen (when necessary) to those games for

which he/she is responsible.

C) Notifies referees of any changes in schedules or game cancellations that he has knowledge of.

. D) Insures, that all referees:

1. Be an active member of BYSA.

2. Hold a grade 8 or higher referee license for travel games.

3. Have no conflicting interests

E) Insures, all referees are affiliated, and that certification is current.

F) Must provide to Registrar a list off all referees over 18 years of age that must be CORI.

G) Must be certified as a Certified USSF assignor.

H) Provides information on referee certification and recertification classes being held in the state for

referees and potential referees.

I) Tracks referee assignments and provide the information to the Treasurer for referee payments

Fundraiser Director:

A) Recommends methods of raising money for the BYSA.

B) Chairs all committees that are involved in fundraising which may consist of, but is not limited to, sponsorships, concession stands, raffles, league functions, etc.

C) Informs the Treasurer when to be available when large amounts of money is involved.

D) Organizes annual photo session.

E) Researches available Grants and organizes the application process.

F) Coordinates volunteers for Fundraising activities

If a tournament will be run by BYSA:

A) Completes and files an application to host a tournament or games with the state office

B) Completes and files a tournament or game hosting agreement with supporting documents and information with the state office.

C) Determines and submits rules for the tournament games with the state office.

D) Sets fees for tournaments.

E) Appoints and oversees committees to handle all aspects of tournaments.

F) Files a tournament report with the state office, after the tournament

G) Provides a list of items to be purchased to the equipment director and the Treasurer (i.e.: shirts, trophies, etc.)

H) Coordinates and recruits volunteers to run the tournament

If you are interested in running for a position, please email Mary marytrogers@comcast.net with your name, phone number and email address by midnight May 31st.

The heart of a BYSA volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of our soccer players. Our volunteers do not necessarily have the time - they have the heart!

Thanks, and keep “m” kicking,

Mary Rogers
Travel Director
Chair, Election Committee

Parent and Player Behavior Expectations

The mid-point of the season is an excellent time to remind parents, players, and other spectators that BYSA, and Mass Youth Soccer, observe a Zero Tolerance Policy that applies to everyone that attends or participates in an activity sponsored by BYSA.

Any official (referee or Board Member, including host town Board Members at away matches) can dismiss a spectator from the grounds for violation of these policies. Coaches are responsible for managing their players AND parents before a situation gets to the point that spectators are sent off, games halted, or even forfeited because of behavior on or off the field of play.

The full text is as follows:

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 competative 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.

Updated - Travel Tryout Dates - Please Read!

Due to this Spring weather, so many games have been rescheduled that we have been forced to change the U14 Tryout date, and the Goalkeeper session.

U14 tryouts have been moved to May 23 (from May 22).

Goalkeeper evaluations have been moved to May 24th (from May 23).

The following schedule below has been updated.

The following dates are planned for tryouts for the 2019/2020 travel program for grades 3 through 8.

If you plan on only playing in-town, you do not have to tryout.

We have tried to coordinate this dates with events happening in our public schools - tryout time is also prime time for many school evening activities. We have consulted with every school in town - not all had fixed dates for future activities at this time, so these are tentative dates and times so you may plan ahead.

Players are STRONGLY encouraged to attend both tryout sessions for their age group. Players attend the tryout group based on the grade they will be entering for the start of school for the 2019/2020 school year..

You MUST register for Fall Soccer in order to tryout - register here

Tryouts for Travel Teams for the 2019/2020 Season @ Vietnam Veteran’s Park (VVP).

First Session

  • May 20th - Grades 3 & 4

    • Girls 5-6:30pm

    • Boys 6:45-8:15pm

  • May 21st - Grade 5 & 6

    • Girls 5-6:30pm

    • Boys 6:45-8:15pm

  • May 23nd* - Grade 7 & 8

    • Girls 5-6:30pm

    • Boys 6:45-8:15pm

  • May 24th* - Goalkeepers

    • Girls Grade 3 & 4 - 5pm

    • Boys Grade 3 & 4 - 5:30pm

    • Girls Grade 5 & 6 - 6pm

    • Boys Grade 5 & 6 - 6:30pm

    • Girls Grade 7 & 8 - 7pm

    • Boys Grade 7 & 8 - 7:30pm

Second Session

  • June 9th

    • Girls Grade 3 & 4 - 1pm

    • Boys Grade 3 & 4 - 2pm

    • Girls Grade 5 & 6 - 3pm

    • Boys Grade 5 & 6 - 4pm

    • Girls Grade 7 & 8 - 5pm

    • Boys Grade 7 & 8 - 6pm

Please contact Renato Camelio, Director of Player Development with any questions.

District Select Tryouts for Summer Soccer

Dear BYSA,

The District Select Program ("DSP") is run by Massachusetts Youth Soccer each summer.

  • DSP provides players the opportunity to continue their development during the summer in a fun and competitive soccer environment.

  • The goal of the program is to provide a “pressure free” yet competitive soccer environment in which players can focus entirely on their development.

  • Developmental Program and therefore no standings will be kept during the regular season.

  • The program concludes with a two day tournament in which all DSP teams will participate. Regular season play does not affect seeding for the tournament.


Billerica is part of District 4(http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/programs/district_four/).
Some details are below but please visit their website for the most up to date information.

  • There are boys and girls teams for U11, U12, U13, U14, U15-16, U17-19

  • The District season starts July 6th and runs 5 weeks until end of season MSP tourney the weekend of August 3rd-4th

  • Typically practices are 1-2 times a week somewhere in this region but it is set individually by that team coach

  • There will be games each weekend at MYSA facility in Lancaster MA

  • Cost is $195 for program fee and uniform

Tryouts start this weekend! at Joyce Middle School 55 Locust St Woburn MA

BOYS TRY OUTS (All ages)
Sun 5/12/19 6:00-7:30pm (Registration/Check in opens at 5.15pm)
Sat 6/1/19 6:00-7:30pm (Registration/Check in opens at 5.15pm)

GIRLS TRY OUTS (All ages)
Sat 5/18/19  6:00-7:30pm (Registration/Check in opens at 5.15pm)
Sun 6/2/19  6:00-7:30pm (Registration/Check in opens at 5.15pm)

Additional information can be found at www.mayouthsoccer.org/programs/district_select/

If you have questions, please feel free to contact;
Emily Capone
MYSA, Administrator D4
District Select Program
508-397-7788

Good Luck!

Open Board Positions and Date of AGM

Parents, Coaches, Board members:

BYSA will have their AGM Wednesday June 19, 2019, at the Billerica Town Hall at 7:00 PM.

We have several positions on the BOD that are up for election. They are:

Instructional Director, Registrar, Executive Secretary, Travel Field Director, Player Development Director, Referee Director. Fundraising Director.

Job descriptions are listed below,

Instructional Director:

A) Set up all instructional division teams.

B) Gives to Equipment Director the number of uniforms needed for the instructional

division program.

C) Gives to the In-town Fields Director the number of fields that will be needed for the

instructional division program.

D) Provides all coaches access to a copy of the age appropriate BYSA Coaching Guidelines online

E) Works with Registrar to see that every child in the program is properly registered and every

coach and assistant coach is affiliated and CORI’d.

F) Appoints Instructional coaches.

G) Age groups in the instructional program will be proposed by the Instructional Director

Registrar

A) Sets dates to open and close registration per season online and paper if necessary.

B) Insures, all registrants meet the requirements of Article 6 of the bylaws.

C) Works with Travel Team Director to insure, all travel team players are registered and affiliated.

D) Works with Intramural Director to insure, all players are registered and affiliated.

E) Works with Instructional Director to insure all players are registered and affiliated.

F) Submits to the treasurer for payment, all applicable fees due to the MYS office.

Executive Secretary:

A) Records minutes of official meetings and Provides copies to the BOD.

B) Sends out notification to the BOD of upcoming dates, times and places of meetings.

C) Handles correspondence of league as so directed by the President and the BOD.

D) Maintains a master records file for each BOD and all their correspondence.

E) Maintains a master record file for all correspondence of the league.

F) Sets up individual files for coaches or members of the BYSA who have signed written complaints

made against them and of members with documented concerns and/or problems.

G) Upon resignation or replacement, passes on all records including: minutes, correspondence and

complaint files to the new Executive Secretary.

Travel Fields Directors:

A) Requests from the recreation commission the number of fields needed to run the program.

B) Acquires field permits for all BYSA required fields.

C) Assigns fields for scrimmages.

D) Sets practice schedules for travel teams.

E) Coordinates travel game times with the Middlesex League.

F) Reschedules travel games as needed

G) Lays out Travel fields prior to the start of the season.

H) Insures, all fields are properly lined each week during the season.

I) Insures, all fields have been properly secured at the end of each day during the season.

J) Insures there are enough nets, corner flags, and goal posts for all fields requested. If not, gives to

equipment manager a list of items needed.

L) Insures. that nets and corner flags are put up at the beginning of the day and taken down at the end of

the day for scheduled games.

M) Coordinates field clean up days as needed

Player Development Director:

A) Chairs the Tryout Committee

B) Provides all coaches (travel, intramural, instructional)

1. Age appropriate training guides. These materials are to be distributed at mandatory training

sessions.

2. Provide curriculum of practice/training sessions for each age group on a set for all in town

programs.

C) Sets and creates format for tryouts. Dates are to be presented by the April Board Meeting allowing

enough time for notification for the membership.

D) Works with the Coaching Director to ensure that what the coaches are learning are in line with the

curriculum for the players.

E) Informs the membership of external camp and training opportunities throughout the year.

F) Provides off season (winter) training sessions to be run by BYSA.

G) Revises the curriculum in the Coaching Handbooks.

H) Maintains a curriculum of all off season workout plans.

Referee Director:

A) Referees:

1. Travel team referees will be governed by the bylaws of the participating league.

2. The Referee Director will assign Intramural Program referees.

3. The Instructional Program does not require referee.

B) Receives from the Travel Team Director and Intramural Director schedules of games to be

played during the season and assigns referees and linesmen (when necessary) to those games for

which he/she is responsible.

C) Notifies referees of any changes in schedules or game cancellations that he has knowledge of.

. D) Insures, that all referees:

1. Be an active member of BYSA.

2. Hold a grade 8 or higher referee license for travel games.

3. Have no conflicting interests

E) Insures, all referees are affiliated, and that certification is current.

F) Must provide to Registrar a list off all referees over 18 years of age that must be CORI.

G) Must be certified as a Certified USSF assignor.

H) Provides information on referee certification and recertification classes being held in the state for

referees and potential referees.

I) Tracks referee assignments and provide the information to the Treasurer for referee payments

Fundraiser Director:

A) Recommends methods of raising money for the BYSA.

B) Chairs all committees that are involved in fundraising which may consist of, but is not limited to, sponsorships, concession stands, raffles, league functions, etc.

C) Informs the Treasurer when to be available when large amounts of money is involved.

D) Organizes annual photo session.

E) Researches available Grants and organizes the application process.

F) Coordinates volunteers for Fundraising activities

If a tournament will be run by BYSA:

A) Completes and files an application to host a tournament or games with the state office

B) Completes and files a tournament or game hosting agreement with supporting documents and information with the state office.

C) Determines and submits rules for the tournament games with the state office.

D) Sets fees for tournaments.

E) Appoints and oversees committees to handle all aspects of tournaments.

F) Files a tournament report with the state office, after the tournament

G) Provides a list of items to be purchased to the equipment director and the Treasurer (i.e.: shirts, trophies, etc.)

H) Coordinates and recruits volunteers to run the tournament

If you are interested in running for a position, please email Mary marytrogers@comcast.net with your name, phone number and email address by midnight May 31st.

The heart of a BYSA volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of our soccer players. Our volunteers do not necessarily have the time - they have the heart!

Thanks, and keep “m” kicking,

Mary Rogers
Travel Director
Chair, Election Committee

BYSA Annual Elections

Dear BYSA - elections for the following positions will be held at the Annual General Meeting to be held on or about the 3rd week of June, but no later than June 30th.

A definitive date and time will be announced later due to scheduling constraints at the Town Hall.

Members willing to stand in elections for these positions must declare their interest by midnight, May 31st by emailing Mary Rogers

Executive Secretary:

A) Records minutes of official meetings and Provides copies to the BOD.

B) Sends out notification to the BOD of upcoming dates, times and places of meetings.

C) Handles correspondence of league as so directed by the President and the BOD.

D) Maintains a master records file for each BOD and all their correspondence.

E) Maintains a master record file for all correspondence of the league.

F) Sets up individual files for coaches or members of the BYSA who have signed written complaints made against them and of members with documented concerns and/or problems.

G) Upon resignation or replacement, passes on all records including: minutes, correspondence and complaint files to the new Executive Secretary.

Registrar:

A) Sets dates to open and close registration per season online and paper if necessary.

B) Insures all registrants meet the requirements of Article 6 of the bylaws.

C) Works with Travel Team Director to insure all travel team players are registered and affiliated.

D) Works with Intramural Director to insure all players are registered and affiliated.

E) Works with Instructional Director to insure all players are registered and affiliated.

F) Submits to the treasurer for payment, all applicable fees due to the MYS office.

Instructional Director:

A) Set up all instructional division teams.

B) Gives to Equipment Director the number of uniforms needed for the instructional division program.

C) Gives to the In-town Fields Director the number of fields that will be needed for the instructional division program. .

D) Provides all coaches access to a copy of the age appropriate BYSA Coaching Guidelines online

E) Works with Registrar to see that every child in the program is properly registered and every coach and assistant coach is affiliated and CORI’d.

F) Appoints Instructional coaches.

G) Age groups in the instructional program will be proposed by the Instructional Director

Player Development Director:

A) Chairs the Tryout Committee

B) Provides all coaches (travel, intramural, instructional)

1. Age appropriate training guides. These materials are to be distributed at mandatory training sessions.

2. Provide curriculum of practice/training sessions for each age group on a set for all in town programs.

C) Sets and creates format for tryouts. Dates are to be presented by the April Board Meeting allowing enough time for notification for the membership.

D) Works with the Coaching Director to ensure that what the coaches are learning are in line with the curriculum for the players.

E) Informs the membership of external camp and training opportunities throughout the year.

F) Provides off season (winter) training sessions to be run by BYSA.

G) Revises the curriculum in the Coaching Handbooks.

H) Maintains a curriculum of all off season workout plans.

Travel Fields Director:

A) Requests from the recreation commission the number of fields needed to run the program.

B) Acquires field permits for all BYSA required fields.

C) Assigns fields for scrimmages.

D) Sets practice schedules for travel teams.

E) Coordinates travel game times with the Middlesex League.

F) Reschedules travel games as needed

G) Lays out Travel fields prior to the start of the season.

H) Insures all fields are properly lined each week during the season.

I) Insures all fields have been properly secured at the end of each day during the season.

J) Insures there are enough nets, corner flags, and goal posts for all fields requested. If not, gives to equipment manager a list of items needed.

L) Insures that nets and corner flags are put up at the beginning of the day and taken down at the end of the day for scheduled games.

M) Coordinates field clean up days as needed

Referee Director:

A) Referees:

1. Travel team referees will be governed by the bylaws of the participating league.

2. The Referee Director will assign Intramural Program referees.

3. The Instructional Program does not require referee.

B) Receives from the Travel Team Director and Intramural Director schedules of games to be played during the season and assigns referees and linesmen (when necessary) to those games for which he/she is responsible.

C) Notifies referees of any changes in schedules or game cancellations that he has knowledge of.

D) Insures that all referees:

1. Be an active member of BYSA.

2. Hold a grade 8 or higher referee license for travel games.

3. Have no conflicting interests

E) Insures all referees are affiliated and that certification is current.

F) Must provide to Registrar a list off all referees over 18 years of age that must be CORI.

G) Must be certified as a Certified USSF assignor.

H) Provides information on referee certification and recertification classes being held in the state for referees and potential referees.

I) Tracks referee assignments and provide the information to the Treasurer for referee payments

Voting Membership

A) To be a voting member in BYSA you must currently be 18 years of age or older and a:

1. BYSA Board member

2. BYSA Coach

3. BYSA Assistant Board member or other non-voting advisory position

4. BYSA Assistant Coach

5. BYSA Referee

Each voting member may only vote once regardless of the number of eligible positions the voting member holds. All voting members must have their position designated in the organization website and have been CORI’d.