Board Positions Available

The following Board of Director positions are available. Positions are available to any resident of Billerica over the age of 18.

To be considered for a position, please forward your interest and qualifications for the desired position to Kevin Williams, Chair, Nominating Sub-Committee ASAP.

BYSA is a volunteer organization - if these positions are not filled in a timely manner, your child may not have a soccer program to participate in, so please, if you can spare some of your valuable time for the youth of Billerica, please consider helping out with one of the following positions:

Intramural Director:  
A) Organizes all intramural teams and games.
B) Gives to the Equipment Manager the number of uniforms and equipment bags
C) Gives to the In-Town Fields Director the number of fields that will be needed for the intramural program.
D) Gives to the Referee Director the schedule of games, teams, and coaches’ names in the intramural program.
E) Provides all coaches access to a copy of the age appropriate BYSA Coaching Guidelines online.
F) 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.
G) Appoints Intramural coaches
H) Age groups in the intramural program will be determined by the Intramural Director
I) Provides list of coaches not returning to the Equipment Director in order to collect equipment

In-town Fields Director
A) Assigns the fields to the Instructional and Intramural Directors.
B) Sets practice schedules for Intramural teams
C) Lays out In-Town fields prior to the start of the season.
D) Insures all fields are properly lined each week during the season.
E) Insures all fields have been properly secured at the end of each day during the season.
F) Insures there are enough nets and goal posts for all fields requested. If not, gives to Equipment Director a list of items needed.
G) Contacts vendor to install and remove portable toilets at the start and end of every season for all fields (Travel and In-Town)
H) Recruits parking volunteers as needed
I) Coordinates field clean up days as needed

Equipment Director:
A) Provides the following per season:
    1. Uniforms as needed.
    2. Balls & bags as needed.
    3. First aid kits as needed.
    4. Nets, corner flags & goal posts as needed.
B) Orders whatever equipment and uniforms that are necessary to keep the program running.
C) Maintains a general inventory of all BYSA equipment and lists the storage facilities where such equipment is secured.
D) Submits all uniform and equipment purchases to the BOD if the order costs is within 5% of the previous year order.  If not, the Budget Committee must approve prior the order.
E) Collects all equipment from the intramural and travel coaches at end of spring season
F) Contacts coaches that are no longer assigned to teams and reclaims BYSA’s equipment. 
G) Selects BYSA merchandise for online store and communicates sale dates to the Communications Director
H) Orders and distributes BYSA merchandise purchased from the online store

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

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

Pre-Season Clinic Dates

It might be FINALLY summer now, but the fall season is closer than you think!

Join us at the Locke Middle School every Tuesday and Thursday, starting July 17th for pre-season training sessions.

Session times will be:

  • U-8 & U10 (Grades 1-4) Boys and Girls, 5-6:30pm
  • U-12 & U-14 (Grades 5-8) Boys and Girls, 6:30-8pm

Bring a ball and plenty of water. Cost for these pre-season workouts is FREE!

Pre-season training will run until August 30th.

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

Annual Meeting Back to Weds June 20th

We are sorry about all this confusion, but with renovations at the Town Hall, and a large meeting about the High School scheduled, we were bumped last minute from our assinged room. We were able to talk to the right people at Town Hall, and explained the issues with moving the date, and how it would violate our bylaws to delay the Annual Meeting from it's posted date, and they were nice enough to accommodate us in a room that is not usually used for community meetings.

So - the Annual Meeting will be held on Weds, June 20th, as originally posted, from 7-8:30pm. The location will be the Cafeteria of the Town Hall, located on the lower level. The easiest access to that room is via the right side of the building, down the ramp.

Please be prepared for the fact that the parking will be limited due to the High School meetings taking up the rest of the space in the Town Hall. They expect a heavy turnout.

Picture Night Dates Updated

Due to several conflicting events in town, Picture Night has been changed to Friday, June 1st, and Wednesday, June 6th.

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

Please communicate with your coaches for specific conflicts.

Coaches - the link for your sign up will go out shortly via TeamSnap email.

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