Berkshire County Youth Soccer League
PO Box 446
Pittsfield, MA 01202-0446
 
BCYSL
 
MANDATORY Concussion Training for ALL TC's, Coaches, Asst. Coaches & Volunteers!
Posted Apr 25, 2018

To all BCYSL Town Coordinators, Coaches and Assistant Coaches and Volunteers:

After recent meetings with officials from the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) it has come to our attention that all coaches are required to take a concussion training course for the safety of all players.

MYSA has recommended two potential avenues for coaches to receive training, both offered as free online training courses. 

NFHS Concussion Course - requires a username and password, but is easy to use and user-friendly.  Your completed online certificate is saved by the NFHS.

CDC Concussion Course - does not require a login, is easy to use and user-friendly.  Does not save your completed online certificate.

When the course is completed the online certificate should be saved by the coach.

U.S. Soccer Connect and Blue Star have announced the ability to upload these certificates into their system for coaches.  It is the responsibility of all BCYSL clubs to ensure that all coaches are up to date with this training and to collect or manage completed certificates.  

BCYSL reserves the right request concussion certificates or an updated concussion report from any club at any point during the season.

 
Letter to All Participants within BCYSL
January 20, 2018


To all Town Coordinators, Coaches, and those who volunteer for the BCYSL,

We hope this letter finds you in good spirits and health as the next Berkshire County youth soccer season is in our sights. We want to extend our sincere gratitude to you for volunteering in your community and helping to support the mission of youth sports. We believe that youth sports, and soccer in particular, present both short term and lifelong benefits to players, families, and also volunteers. Programs like ours rely on volunteers and count on the valuable assets that they offer to their communities.

As a board reflecting on the fall 2017 youth soccer season, we feel that the objectives of the BCYSL are becoming less visible. We want to assist in making the objectives and the mission of the BCYSL easily observable in each practice session and game in which our young players, coaches, referees, and families participate. Our hope is to help each club take a closer look at the objectives of the BCYSL and promote a better understanding of the goals that youth soccer in Berkshire County should aim to attain.

Everyone involved in the BCYSL volunteers because we love the game of soccer, and we see its benefits to all who participate. We must remember that many will continue to play the sport we all appreciate and some will eventually move on to other interests and passions. Therefore, we need to understand that the lessons they will take with them are not only based on “foot position on the ball” or what “off-sides” is, but more significantly based on the deeper lessons of fair play, teamwork, commitment, learning to compete, and how human relationships work. It is important to teach the skills and strategy of the game, and it is important to thrive on competition and success, as well as to learn from losses and mistakes. These lessons are important because they help us put the puzzle of life together; they help us to grow and prosper as humans and citizens and workers and students. Coaches are key in helping players grow and prosper from young individuals into well-rounded athletes. We must all understand that all our BCYSL coaches are volunteers that face the monumental task of teaching lessons and instilling values around sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play that are the pillars to a successful community. This is a responsibility that we also welcome when we volunteer.

In closing, we as an organization in partnership with you, hope to become transparent with the goals and objectives of the BCYL as we look to enhance athlete development and grow our programs. We hope that these goals of teamwork, fair play, growth and development, education about and appreciation for the game of soccer, and most importantly joy in what we do as part of this game, become obvious and evident in all who watch soccer in Berkshire County. Please join us in this challenge and share this statement or your own version of the sentiment of it with your club’s volunteers and families.
 
Fall 2017 / Spring 2018 Age Chart

To determine your age group, find your Year of Birth across the top and then scroll down that column until you are at your Grade in School.


 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Posted Feb 17, 2016

 

U.S. SOCCER INITIATIVES INCLUDING NEW BUILD OUT RULE

Please familiarize yourself and your coaches/teams with this new initiative from U.S. Soccer.  MOST ESPECIALLY PAGES 16-18, which goes into detail about the New Build Out Rule for Grades 3/4 (U10s).  You can view the Initiative by clicking below:

U.S. Soccer's Player Development Initiatives

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CLARIFICATION ON HEADING THE BALL

The BCYSL board had a discussion with Mass Youth Soccer.  Heading is NOT PERMITTED in U10 OR U12 games.  For a violation, an indirect free kick is awarded to the non-offending team.  If a defending player heads the ball in the penalty area, the result is still an indirect free kick - NOT a penalty kick.

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FIELD DIMENSIONS & LAYOUTS

View field dimensions and layouts for all age divisions by click the link below:

2016 Field Layout & Dimensions

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SCORING POLICY

No team is to win by more than a goal differential of 7. 

If score differential reaches 5:
U10/U12/U14 – team with the lead must remove 1 player from the field. A Player may return once the goal differential reaches 4.

If score differential reaches 7:
U10 – nothing additional

U12/U14 – team with the lead must remove a 2nd player. A player may return once the goal differential reaches 6.

 Suggestions for Keeping Scores Under Control

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Upcoming Games
Date Location Location Visitor Home
Tue 05/29/2018 05:30 PM LYSC_U10 -> Morris BU
BH Spirit 3/4 Girls (BHYSC)
LYFC Gold 3/4 Girls (LYFC)
Tue 05/29/2018 05:30 PM WRHS_U10 Wahconah Regional HS -> Wahconah U-10
LYFC Maroon 3/4 Girls (LYFC)
Dalton Braves 3/4 Girls (DCRA)
Tue 05/29/2018 06:00 PM HVHS1 -> Hoosac Valley HS JV Field
NASC Pride 7/8 Girls (NASC)
Adams Jr Lady Canes 7/8 Girls (ASC)
Wed 05/30/2018 06:00 PM LYSC_U12 -> Lenox Memorial HS Upper Field
PSC Gunners 5/6 Boys (PSC)
LYFC Gold 5/6 Boys (LYFC)
Wed 05/30/2018 06:00 PM DISANTI -> Disanti Field
Dalton Warriors 7/8 Girls (DCRA)
NASC Pride 7/8 Girls (NASC)
Wed 05/30/2018 06:00 PM WRHS_U10 Wahconah Regional HS -> Wahconah U-10
LYFC Gold 3/4 Girls (LYFC)
Dalton Warriors 3/4 Girls (DCRA)
Wed 05/30/2018 06:00 PM BH_U10 -> Muddy Brook Elementary School
PSC Spurs 3/4 Boys (PSC)
BH Revolution 3/4 Boys (BHYSC)
Thu 05/31/2018 06:00 PM PSC_U12 -> Allendale Elementary School
NASC Breakers 5/6 Girls (NASC)
PSC Villans 5/6 Girls (PSC)
Sat 06/02/2018 09:00 AM PSC_U12 -> Allendale Elementary School
PSC Villans 5/6 Girls (PSC)
Dalton Braves 5/6 Girls (DCRA)
Sat 06/02/2018 09:00 AM ASC_U12 Valley Street Field -> Valley Street U-12
BH Red Bulls 5/6 Boys (BHYSC)
Adams Thunderbolts 5/6 Boys (ASC)
Sat 06/02/2018 09:00 AM BH_U14 -> West Stockbridge Town Hall/Village School Field
NASC Pride 7/8 Girls (NASC)
BH Breakers 7/8 Girls (BHYSC)
Sat 06/02/2018 09:00 AM BH_U12 -> Monument Mountain Regional HS Tennis Courts
Dalton Warriors 5/6 Boys (DCRA)
BH Sounders 5/6 Boys (BHYSC)
Sat 06/02/2018 09:00 AM HVHS1 -> Hoosac Valley HS JV Field
NASC Revolution 7/8 Boys (NASC)
Adams Hurricanes 7/8 Boys (ASC)
Sat 06/02/2018 09:00 AM LYSC_U12 -> Lenox Memorial HS Upper Field
WSC Thunderbeasts 5/6 Boys (WSC)
LYFC Maroon 5/6 Boys (LYFC)
Sat 06/02/2018 10:00 AM ASC_U12 Valley Street Field -> Valley Street U-12
Dalton Warriors 5/6 Girls (DCRA)
Adams Revolution 5/6 Girls (ASC)
Sat 06/02/2018 10:00 AM LYSC_U12 -> Lenox Memorial HS Upper Field
BH Red Stars 5/6 Girls (BHYSC)
LYFC Gold 5/6 Girls (LYFC)
Sat 06/02/2018 10:00 AM BH_U12 -> Monument Mountain Regional HS Tennis Courts
NASC Breakers 5/6 Girls (NASC)
BH Dash 5/6 Girls (BHYSC)
Sat 06/02/2018 10:30 AM BH_U14 -> West Stockbridge Town Hall/Village School Field
Dalton Warriors 7/8 Boys (DCRA)
BH United 7/8 Boys (BHYSC)
Sat 06/02/2018 11:00 AM LYSC_U12 -> Lenox Memorial HS Upper Field
WSC Lions 5/6 Boys (WSC)
LYFC Gold 5/6 Boys (LYFC)
Sat 06/02/2018 01:00 PM NES_U14 -> Nessacus Regional Middle School
PSC Hammers 7/8 Girls (PSC)
Dalton Warriors 7/8 Girls (DCRA)
Sun 06/03/2018 10:00 AM WRHS_U10 Wahconah Regional HS -> Wahconah U-10
Adams Sparky's 2/3/4 Girls (ASC)
Dalton Warriors 3/4 Girls (DCRA)
Sun 06/03/2018 11:00 AM PSC_U10 -> Lakewood Park
LYFC Maroon 3/4 Girls (LYFC)
PSC Saints 3/4 Girls (PSC)
Sun 06/03/2018 11:00 AM LYSC_U10 -> Morris BU
Dalton Braves 3/4 Girls (DCRA)
LYFC Gold 3/4 Girls (LYFC)
Sun 06/03/2018 11:00 AM ASC_U10 Valley Street Field -> Valley Street U-10
PSC Red Devils 3/4 Boys (PSC)
Adams Thunder 3/4 Boys (ASC)
Sun 06/03/2018 11:00 AM BH_U10 -> Muddy Brook Elementary School
PSC Rovers 3/4 Boys (PSC)
BH Galaxy 3/4 Boys (BHYSC)
Sun 06/03/2018 11:00 AM NASC_U10 Alcombright Athletic Complex -> Alcombright U-10
LYFC Gold 3/4 Boys (LYFC)
NASC Pioneers 3/4 Boys (NASC)
Sun 06/03/2018 02:00 PM WSC_U10 Williamstown Elementary School -> Williamstown Elementary U-10
PSC Spurs 3/4 Boys (PSC)
WSC Strikers 3/4 Boys (WSC)
Mon 06/04/2018 06:00 PM WRHS_U10 Wahconah Regional HS -> Wahconah U-10
BH Revolution 3/4 Boys (BHYSC)
Dalton Warriors 3/4 Boys (DCRA)
Tue 06/05/2018 06:00 PM NASC_U12 Alcombright Athletic Complex -> Alcombright U-12
PSC Foxes 5/6 Girls (PSC)
NASC Breakers 5/6 Girls (NASC)
Tue 06/05/2018 06:00 PM BH_U12 -> Monument Mountain Regional HS Tennis Courts
Dalton Warriors 5/6 Girls (DCRA)
BH Red Stars 5/6 Girls (BHYSC)
Wed 06/06/2018 06:00 PM PSC_U14 -> Kirvin Park
Adams Jr Lady Canes 7/8 Girls (ASC)
PSC Hammers 7/8 Girls (PSC)
Wed 06/06/2018 06:00 PM BH_U14 -> West Stockbridge Town Hall/Village School Field
NASC Revolution 7/8 Boys (NASC)
BH United 7/8 Boys (BHYSC)
Wed 06/06/2018 06:00 PM BH_U12 -> Monument Mountain Regional HS Tennis Courts
PSC Gunners 5/6 Boys (PSC)
BH Sounders 5/6 Boys (BHYSC)
Thu 06/07/2018 06:00 PM HVHS1 -> Hoosac Valley HS JV Field
PSC Wolves 7/8 Boys (PSC)
Adams Hurricanes 7/8 Boys (ASC)
Sat 06/09/2018 09:00 AM PSC_U14 -> Kirvin Park
BH Breakers 7/8 Girls (BHYSC)
PSC Hammers 7/8 Girls (PSC)
Sat 06/09/2018 09:00 AM HVHS1 -> Hoosac Valley HS JV Field
BH United 7/8 Boys (BHYSC)
Adams Hurricanes 7/8 Boys (ASC)
Sat 06/09/2018 09:00 AM NASC_U12 Alcombright Athletic Complex -> Alcombright U-12
Adams Revolution 5/6 Girls (ASC)
NASC Breakers 5/6 Girls (NASC)
Sat 06/09/2018 09:00 AM BH_U12 -> Monument Mountain Regional HS Tennis Courts
LYFC Maroon 5/6 Boys (LYFC)
BH Red Bulls 5/6 Boys (BHYSC)
Sat 06/09/2018 09:00 AM WSC_U12 Williamstown Elementary School -> Williamstown Elementary U-12
Adams Thunderbolts 5/6 Boys (ASC)
WSC Thunderbeasts 5/6 Boys (WSC)
Sat 06/09/2018 10:00 AM LYSC_U12 -> Lenox Memorial HS Upper Field
PSC Foxes 5/6 Girls (PSC)
LYFC Gold 5/6 Girls (LYFC)
Sat 06/09/2018 10:00 AM WSC_U12 Williamstown Elementary School -> Williamstown Elementary U-12
PSC Gunners 5/6 Boys (PSC)
WSC Lions 5/6 Boys (WSC)
Sat 06/09/2018 10:00 AM NES_U14 -> Nessacus Regional Middle School
PSC Wolves 7/8 Boys (PSC)
Dalton Warriors 7/8 Boys (DCRA)
Sat 06/09/2018 01:00 PM CS -> Craneville School
LYFC Gold 5/6 Boys (LYFC)
Dalton Warriors 5/6 Boys (DCRA)
Sun 06/10/2018 11:00 AM PSC_U10 -> Lakewood Park
Dalton Warriors 3/4 Boys (DCRA)
PSC Spurs 3/4 Boys (PSC)
Sun 06/10/2018 11:00 AM ASC_U10 Valley Street Field -> Valley Street U-10
LYFC Gold 3/4 Girls (LYFC)
Adams Sparky's 2/3/4 Girls (ASC)
Sun 06/10/2018 11:00 AM LYSC_U10 -> Morris BU
Dalton Braves 3/4 Boys (DCRA)
LYFC Gold 3/4 Boys (LYFC)
Sun 06/10/2018 11:00 AM BH_U10 -> Muddy Brook Elementary School
Adams Thunder 3/4 Boys (ASC)
BH Revolution 3/4 Boys (BHYSC)
Sun 06/10/2018 11:00 AM WSC_U10 Williamstown Elementary School -> Williamstown Elementary U-10
BH Galaxy 3/4 Boys (BHYSC)
WSC Terriers 3/4 Boys (WSC)
Sun 06/10/2018 12:00 PM PSC_U10 -> Lakewood Park
NASC Pioneers 3/4 Boys (NASC)
PSC Red Devils 3/4 Boys (PSC)
Sun 06/10/2018 12:00 PM BH_U10 -> Muddy Brook Elementary School
PSC Saints 3/4 Girls (PSC)
BH Spirit 3/4 Girls (BHYSC)
Sun 06/10/2018 01:00 PM PSC_U10 -> Lakewood Park
WSC Strikers 3/4 Boys (WSC)
PSC Rovers 3/4 Boys (PSC)
Mon 06/11/2018 06:00 PM WRHS_U10 Wahconah Regional HS -> Wahconah U-10
Adams Sparky's 2/3/4 Girls (ASC)
Dalton Braves 3/4 Girls (DCRA)
Tue 06/12/2018 06:00 PM HVHS1 -> Hoosac Valley HS JV Field
PSC Hammers 7/8 Girls (PSC)
Adams Jr Lady Canes 7/8 Girls (ASC)
Tue 06/12/2018 06:00 PM WRHS_U10 Wahconah Regional HS -> Wahconah U-10
WSC Terriers 3/4 Boys (WSC)
Dalton Braves 3/4 Boys (DCRA)
Tue 06/12/2018 06:00 PM BH_U12 -> Monument Mountain Regional HS Tennis Courts
Dalton Braves 5/6 Girls (DCRA)
BH Dash 5/6 Girls (BHYSC)
Tue 06/12/2018 06:00 PM LYSC_U10 -> Morris BU
Dalton Braves 3/4 Girls (DCRA)
LYFC Maroon 3/4 Girls (LYFC)
Thu 06/14/2018 06:00 PM HVHS1 -> Hoosac Valley HS JV Field
Dalton Warriors 7/8 Girls (DCRA)
Adams Jr Lady Canes 7/8 Girls (ASC)
Sun 06/17/2018 01:00 PM WSC_U10 Williamstown Elementary School -> Williamstown Elementary U-10
Dalton Warriors 3/4 Boys (DCRA)
WSC Strikers 3/4 Boys (WSC)

Dalton Braves 3/4 Girls (DCRA)

LYFC Maroon 3/4 Girls (LYFC)

LYFC Gold 3/4 Girls (LYFC)

BH Spirit 3/4 Girls (BHYSC)

Adams Jr Lady Canes 7/8 Girls (ASC)

NASC Pride 7/8 Girls (NASC)

Dalton Warriors 3/4 Girls (DCRA)

BH Revolution 3/4 Boys (BHYSC)

PSC Spurs 3/4 Boys (PSC)

Dalton Warriors 7/8 Girls (DCRA)

LYFC Gold 5/6 Boys (LYFC)

PSC Gunners 5/6 Boys (PSC)

PSC Villans 5/6 Girls (PSC)

NASC Breakers 5/6 Girls (NASC)

BH Breakers 7/8 Girls (BHYSC)

LYFC Maroon 5/6 Boys (LYFC)

WSC Thunderbeasts 5/6 Boys (WSC)

Adams Hurricanes 7/8 Boys (ASC)

NASC Revolution 7/8 Boys (NASC)

BH Sounders 5/6 Boys (BHYSC)

Dalton Warriors 5/6 Boys (DCRA)

Dalton Braves 5/6 Girls (DCRA)

Adams Thunderbolts 5/6 Boys (ASC)

BH Red Bulls 5/6 Boys (BHYSC)

LYFC Gold 5/6 Girls (LYFC)

BH Red Stars 5/6 Girls (BHYSC)

BH Dash 5/6 Girls (BHYSC)

Adams Revolution 5/6 Girls (ASC)

Dalton Warriors 5/6 Girls (DCRA)

BH United 7/8 Boys (BHYSC)

Dalton Warriors 7/8 Boys (DCRA)

WSC Lions 5/6 Boys (WSC)

PSC Hammers 7/8 Girls (PSC)

Adams Sparky's 2/3/4 Girls (ASC)

BH Galaxy 3/4 Boys (BHYSC)

PSC Rovers 3/4 Boys (PSC)

Adams Thunder 3/4 Boys (ASC)

PSC Red Devils 3/4 Boys (PSC)

NASC Pioneers 3/4 Boys (NASC)

LYFC Gold 3/4 Boys (LYFC)

PSC Saints 3/4 Girls (PSC)

WSC Strikers 3/4 Boys (WSC)

Dalton Warriors 3/4 Boys (DCRA)

PSC Foxes 5/6 Girls (PSC)

PSC Wolves 7/8 Boys (PSC)

Dalton Braves 3/4 Boys (DCRA)

WSC Terriers 3/4 Boys (WSC)

Wahconah Regional HS -> Wahconah U-10

150 Old Windsor Road
Dalton, MA 01226
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-> Morris BU

Morris Elementary School
Lenox, MA 01240
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-> Hoosac Valley HS JV Field

125 Savoy Road
Cheshire, MA 01225
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-> Muddy Brook Elementary School

313 Monument Valley Road
Great Barrington , MA 01230
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-> Disanti Field

398 State Street
North Adams, MA 01247
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-> Lenox Memorial HS Upper Field

197 East St
Lenox, MA 01240
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Parking only in main school lot. Handicap ONLY are allowed to up emergency access road.

-> Allendale Elementary School

180 Connecticut Ave
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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-> West Stockbridge Town Hall/Village School Field

21 State Line Road
West Stockbridge, MA 01266
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-> Monument Mountain Regional HS Tennis Courts

600 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington , MA 01230
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Valley Street Field -> Valley Street U-12

Soldiers Memorial Field
Adams, MA 01220
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-> Nessacus Regional Middle School

35 Fox Road
Dalton, MA 01226
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Valley Street Field -> Valley Street U-10

Soldiers Memorial Field
Adams, MA 01220
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Alcombright Athletic Complex -> Alcombright U-10

224 Protection Ave
North Adams, MA 01247
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-> Lakewood Park

313 Newell Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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Williamstown Elementary School -> Williamstown Elementary U-10

115 Church Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
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Alcombright Athletic Complex -> Alcombright U-12

224 Protection Ave
North Adams, MA 01247
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-> Kirvin Park

930 Williams Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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Williamstown Elementary School -> Williamstown Elementary U-12

115 Church Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
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-> Craneville School

71 Park Ave
Dalton, MA 01226
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