Berkshire County Youth Soccer League
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Berkshire County Youth Soccer League

BCYSL has the following berths for the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions

U14 Boys = 2; U14 Girls = 2; U12 Boys = 2; U12 Girls = 2


The BCYSL board had a discussion with Mass Youth Soccer. Heading is NOT PERMITTED in U10 OR U12 games. For a violation, an indirect freee 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.

2016 Scholarship Application

2016 Spring Dates Announced!

  • April 5, 7P - Coaches Meeting - Pittsfield High School Library
  • April 23 - Spring Season begins!
  • June 10-11 - Berkshire Cup Playoffs
  • June 18-19 - Playoffs to determine MTOC Teams
  • June 24-26 - MTOC in Lancaster MA

Coach's Meeting

  • January 19, 7P @ Pittsfield High School Library <! important
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Forms Due


Revised ZTP (Zero Tolerance Policy) - Required for all players & parents/guardians.

U12 Girls BCYSL MTOC Division Champions - North Adams Breakers

U12 Boys Berkshire Cup Champions - Adams Thunder

Adams Thunder

U12 Boys Berkshire Cup RunnerUps - Berkshire Hills Sounders

Berkshire Hills Sounders

U12 Girls Berkshire Cup Champions - Lee Leopards

Lee Leopards

U12 Girls Berkshire Cup RunnerUps - Lee Jaguars

Lee Jaguars

Arbiter Access for Coaches

BCYSL Coaches will have the ability to access their team(s) schedule in Arbiter.  For this to happen we need a few things from the coaches:

1.  Provide your Town Coordinator with an active email account you want to use as your login.  Once your Town Coordinator has compiled a list for all the teams in your Town, he/she will forward that list to the BCYSL for entry into

2.  If you are a new coach, OR you have supplied a different email address than you previously used for, watch your email account for a Welcome Email.  Sometimes the welcome email goes to "spam" or "junk" folders, so please check there before reaching out to the Town Coordinator that you didn't receive a welcome email.  If you still are unable to find the welcome email in your junk or spam folder, please let your Town Coordinator know so they can request a new welcome email be sent.

3.  BCYSL will enter your information (if you do not already have an account) and will link the team(s) you coach to your account.

4.  Once you are logged into, please be sure to update your personal information.  It is imperative that you add at least a cell phone number, as this is used in the event a game needs to be cancelled due to an emergency or inclement weather.  Or if a BCYSL League member needs to reach you to review a game situation or ask you a question in regards to a game or notify your about a change of official information. 

5.  PLEASE NOTE:  If you use Arbiter for more than one sport or sport organizations, you may need to "Switch Views" (once you log into arbiter, you will see this option across the top right of the home screen).  To see BCYSL's schedule, you need to choose the view labeled  "Berkshire County Youth Soccer League".

6.  Once the linking is done, you will be able to view / print your team(s) schedule from within Arbiter Sports.

7.  All coaches requests / questions / concerns regarding Arbiter should be directed to their Town Coordinator.


Lenox U14 Boys - MTOC Div 1 Sportsmanship Award Winners

Berkshire Cup 2014Results!

U12 Girls Champions - Lenox Gold

U12 Boys Champions - Lenox Gold

U14 Girls Champions - Adams Jr Ladycanes

Lightning Safety

Safety Protocol Clarification

There appears to be some confusion regarding the newly stated safety protocol.

  • If it is a head or neck injury, or possible concussion. Stop play immediately and cede authority to, and heed a 1st responder if there is one.
  • HOWEVER, if there is a player that goes down and it is not a head or neck injury and a goal scoring opportunity, let play continue.
  • IF a player goes down holding an ankle or knee OR a player loses a shoe, play continues especially if its a possible goal scoring opportunity. If it is NOT a goal scoring opportunity youth players should be encouraged to play the ball out of bounds.

Concussions and Sports - Information Page at Massachusetts Youth Soccer



Game Day Reminder

  • Home team is the only one that can cancel a game due to weather/field conditions. This decision must be made no later than 2 hours prior to match time. Home coach is responsible for notifying the opposing coach and the official. After the 2 hour mark, only the match official may cancel a match.
  • Home team is responsible for providing secure goals with nets, a properly marked field and corner flags.
  • At U12 and above, the home team is responsible for supplying a score card which must be signed by the match official and both coaches and then kept on filed with the club.
  • Each team is responsible for 1/2 of the officials fee ($15 each for U10, $20 each for U12, $50 each for U14/U16, $60 each for U18). Cash only please!
  • important> Both teams are responsible for reporting the final score as well as any cards issued to their club's score reporter, who is required to report all club scores to the BCYSL Score Keeper. Failure to report scores in a timely fashion is a fineable infraction.