Mass Youth Soccer announces Winter Tech Training Centers

From Mass Youth Soccer:

“Technical Development Center's are designed to help players of all levels improve their technical skills and increase their efficiency and proficiency with the ball. Our Technical Development Centers are a tremendous opportunity for your players and coaches to improve in an intense, fun and memorable soccer environment.”

Find out more, including locations and schedule at:  http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/programs/winter_technical_development_centers/

TeamSnap for In-Town teams

Parents - In-Town teams and schedules have been finished in our registration system, but now the process of exporting that information, converting it to TeamSnap, and uploading it begins.

This process can take a few days at best, so keep an eye out in your inbox for your invite to TeamSnap. 

Invites are sent to the primary email address listed in SportsManager, our registration system.

Once you have accepted the invitation, you can add family members yourself.  

Thank you for your patience.  

 

 

Elks Soccer Shoot Out 9/23 - Sign up Today!

On Sunday September 23, 2018 the Billerica Elks will hold their annual Soccer Shoot on the Elks Pavilion field located on Webb Brook Road at 9:00 A.M.

Registration will be open at 8:30 A.M.

The Soccer Shoot is open to all Billerica children up to the U-16 level. Your age will be determined as your age as of January 1, 2018.

There will be four age groups for both the boys and girls. U-8 will be age 7 and under (minimum age of 4) U-10 will be ages 8 and 9 U-12 will be ages 10 and 11 U-14 will be ages 12 and 13 U-16 will be ages 14 and 15 U-8 will shoot at a series of five progressively small goals with points awarded per goal.

U-10, U-12, U-14 and U-16 will shoot at a regulation goal sectioned off into areas worth varying points.

Winners in each age group will represent the Billerica Elks in the sectional shoot to be also held at the Billerica Elks on Sunday September 30, 2018.

Any Questions please contact: Gene MacEachern - Elks Soccer Shoot Director maceacherns@comcast.net

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.