Posted Mar 13, 2020

BCYSL is following all Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association recommendations regarding the coronavirus.

Up-to-date recommendations can be found on the MYSA website.

March 16, 2020 -Team Entry DEADLINE register online!

April 7, 2020 - Spring Schedule released to Town Coordinators

April 14, 2020 :
7 pm - Mandatory Coaches Meeting - POSTPONED
8 pm - Mandatory Reschedule Meeting for Town Coordinators - POSTPONED

April 25, 2020 - Season Begins

June 14, 2020 - Season Ends for Grades 5/6 (U12) and Grades 7/8 (U14)

June 15th - June 19th, 2020 - Locations TBD - See Tournaments Page for Playoff Information
Week of BCYSL Playoff Games as needed for tie breakers prior to BCYSL's Tournaments

June 20th - Location TBD - See Tournaments Page for Playoff Information
BCYSL Tournaments (BCUP & MTOC) with Rain Date of June 21st

June 21, 2020 - All regular season games need to be completed for Grades 3/4 (U10)

June 26 - June 28 - MYSA, Lancaster, MA - Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC)
Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 Age Chart
Posted Jul 20, 2017

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.

Posted Feb 17, 2016


On all goal kicks and goalkeeper possession the opposing team must retreat to the midfield line.  Once the ball is put into play by the keeper and is touched by a teammate the retreating team may cross the midfield line to defend.

There is no punting or drop kicking allowed by the keeper.

Coaches and referees are to support and remind the players to retreat behind the midfield line.  The goal keeper may choose to put the ball back into play quickly before the players have retreated to midfield.  
The match official has the right to stop and restart play for any infractions or violations of the spirit of the rule.



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.



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

2016 Field Layout & Dimensions



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


MYSA Insurance Information

MYSA Practice Plans



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.

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