Berkshire County Youth Soccer League
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Berkshire County Youth Soccer League


MTOC Berths

BCYSL has the following berths for MTOC

  • U12 G - D1, D2
  • U12B - D2, D2 WC
  • U14G - D1, D2
  • U14G - D1, D2

Week 1 & 2 Match Schedule

Subject to change / Official schedule is kept on Arbiter.
GC & BC indicate Girls and Boys Competitive Divisions respecitvely; GD & BD indicate Developmental Divisons.

# Date/Time Field Div Home Away
168 4/19 SA 11:00A Lee - Route 102 - U12 Field U12GD Lee Leopards Lenox Gold
250 4/19 SA 11:00A DiSanti Field U14BC NA Blazers PSC Germany
325 4/19 SA 11:15A Monument Mtn HS - Tennis Court U12BC BH Roma BH Sunderland
222 4/19 SA 12:30P Monument Mtn HS - Tennis Court U12GD BH Flash Dalton Kick
138 4/19 SA 1:45P Valley Street U12 Field U12GC Adams Revolution BH Thorns
278 4/19 SA 1:45P Nessacus - U14 U14GD Dalton Braves BH Arsenal
139 4/19 SA 2:30P Allendale School U12GC PSC Holland NA Breakers
307 4/19 SA 3:00P Valley Street U12 Field U12BD Adams Thunderbolts BH Stoke
141 4/26 SA 10:00A Alcombright Field - U12 U12GC NA Breakers Adams Revolution
281 4/26 SA 10:00A West Stockbridge Town Hall U14GD BH Arsenal Adams Jr. Ladycane...
172 4/26 SA 11:00A Lee - Route 102 - U12 Field U12GD Lee Leopards PSC Belgium
310 4/26 SA 11:15A Alcombright Field - U12 U12BD NA Minutemen BH Stoke
328 4/26 SA 12:45P Nessacus School - U12 U12BC Dalton Warriors BH Roma
309 4/26 SA 1:15P Valley Street U12 Field U12BD Adams Thunderbolts Lenox Gold
330 4/26 SA 1:15P Allendale School U12BC PSC England Wmstwn Scorpions
252 4/26 SA 1:45P West Stockbridge Town Hall U14BC BH Everton PSC Germany
170 4/26 SA 2:15P Wmstwn Elementary - U12 Field U12GD Wmstwn Wildcats BH Flash
253 4/26 SA 3:15P Nessacus - U14 U14BC Dalton Warriors NA Blazers
299 4/26 SA 3:30P West Stockbridge Town Hall U14GC BH United PSC France
308 4/26 SA 3:30P Alcombright Field - U12 U12BD NA Minutemen Lenox Gold
329 4/26 SA 3:30P Wmstwn Elementary - U12 Field U12BC Wmstwn Hawks BH Sunderland
105 4/27 SU 11:30A Lee Route 102 U10 Field U10G Lee Cougars Dalton Braves
107 4/27 SU 11:30A Lakewood Field U10G PSC Argentina Wmstwn Lightning
108 4/27 SU 11:30A Wahconah Reg HS - U10 Field U10G Dalton Warriors Lee Jaguars
37 4/27 SU 12:45P NA - Alcombright Field U10 U10B NA Beacons PSC Spain
38 4/27 SU 12:45P Lakewood Field U10B PSC Italy Wmstwn Revolution
39 4/27 SU 12:45P Valley Street - Adams U10 U10B Adams Thunder Dalton Warriors
40 4/27 SU 12:45P Wahconah Reg HS - U10 Field U10B Dalton Kick Lenox Gold
1 4/27 SU 2:00P Williamstown Elementary School U10B Wmstwn Strikers NA Tigers
2 4/27 SU 2:00P Wahconah Reg HS - U10 Field U10B Dalton Revs Wmstwn Eagles
4 4/27 SU 2:00P Muddy Brook Elem School U10B BH Revolution BH Expansion
106 4/27 SU 2:00P NA - Alcombright Field U10 U10G NA Blue Stars PSC Brazil
69 4/27 SU 3:15P Muddy Brook Elem School U10G BH Spirit Adams Sparkys
71 4/27 SU 3:15P Williamstown Elementary School U10G Wmstwn Reign Lenox Gold
72 4/27 SU 3:15P NA - Alcombright Field U10 U10G NA Thorns Lenox Maroon
70 4/27 SU 4:30P Muddy Brook Elem School U10G BH Breakers BH Reign
280 4/30 WE 6:00P Nessacus - U14 U14GD Dalton Braves PSC Greece
142 5/1 TH 5:30P Nessacus School - U12 U12GC Dalton Braves BH Thorns

 

Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

The deadline for scholarship applications has been extended to April 30. Download application instructions and application (pdf).


Important BCYSL Dates

  • April 18 - All game change requests (limit one per team) MUST be submitted by 4/18
  • April 19 - June 15 - Spring Season (no games Memorial Day weekend)
  • June 12 - All regular season games for County Division MUST be played on or before 6/12 to ensure proper seeding for the Berkshire Cup.
  • Berkshire Cup for County Teams (U12 & U14 Divisions) to be held 6/14 and 6/15
  • June 19 - All regular season games for MTOC Division MUST be played on or before 6/19 to ensure proper seeding for the MTOC Playoffs
  • June 21-22 - BCYSL Playoff Weekend for MTOC's
  • June 27-29 - MTOC's

Spring 2014 forms


Player Waivers

Waiver requests are due to the registrar prior to the March 25 registration meeting.

Waivers are in effect for one year, August 1, to July 31 each year. If a player played for your club in the fall, they do not need a new waiver for the spring season.

New procedure

Club requesting waiver downloads waiver form from BCYSL website. (Waiver form is an editable pdf.)***

Note that the new form will accommodate multiple requests from one club to another (up to 10 players per form). You will need a separate form for each town to which you are making the request, but not a separate form for each player.

Steps:

Download the waiver form and save a copy for each town to which you will be making a request. Use the following convention for naming your copies.

requestingclubname-otherclubname.pdf

Fill out each copy of the form as appropriate and save the completed form (using naming convention above).

Email the forms to the club coordinators of the clubs to which you are making the requests.

Waiving clubs complete form (die "signs" and dates) and saves form without renaming it.

Waiving clubs returns forms to club making request.

Club making request, collects all forms they have initiated and sends as attachment, via email to the registrar.

notes:  1) Waivers are only accepted from club officials, not individual coaches or families. 3) Typed entries will be accepted as "signatures" providing the forms are submitted via the email address of record for the club official.

Alternately, clubs may print forms and run them around the county for signatures, but remember they must be received by the registrar prior to March 25.

*** Note: PDF may not display properly with some browser plugins (ie Firefox builtin viewer). Works best with Acrobat Reader. If you are unable to edit and save in your browser, save file, use windows explorer, find file and open with Acrobat.


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.

More about keeping the score under control [PDF] < required reading for all coaches!

New Scoring Policy < please note

Goal Kicks (U10 only) – On any goal kick, regardless of score, all players on defending team must retreat to their own end of the field. Normal play resumes when kicking team touches the ball outside of the penalty box or the ball passes the midfield line.

If score differential reaches 5:

  • U10 – team with the lead must remove a player (field player or goal keeper)
  • U12/U14 – team with the lead must remove 1 player from the field

If score differential reaches 7:

  • U10 – nothing additional
  • U12/U14 – team with the lead must remove a 2nd player

Player(s) or Goalie return to field after goal is scored by other team.

More about keeping the score under control [PDF] < required reading for all coaches!


Current Bylaws updated


Concussions and Sports - Information Page at Massachusetts Youth Soccer


Reminder:

NO CASTS . NO EXCEPTIONS . DON'T ASK


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.