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Game Schedules

To find the game schedule for your team, you should check in one of two places.

 

Teams: Pre-K/K - Grades 1&2:

  • The schedule is posted on the BYSA website on your teams "Schedule" tab. A map of the BYSA fields can be found here


Teams: Grades 3/4 or above:

  • T‚Äčhe game schedules for these teams are set by the Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League - and can be found in two ways.
    • First way is to go to the "page for our club" on the NVYSL website and then follow the link to your team. 
    • Second way is to find your team on our BYSA website then click the "Schedule" tab on the right. 

Registering as a Coach

Thank you for taking the time to volunteer as a coach for the Bolton Youth Soccer Association! TO get you fully registered and prior to practices and/or games, you will need to perform the following steps below. Some of these steps can take time so the earlier you start, the better. 

  1. Register as a Parent Volunteer within BYSA
  2. Register for the 2021-2022 season at Mass Youth Soccer (MYSA)
  3. Complete a background check (CORI)
  4. Complete concussion training
  5. Complete SafeSport training (harrassment prevention, Abuse prevention, etc.)
  6. Verification by BYSA Risk Manager

 

Once all procedures have been completed - the BYSA Risk Manager will hand out MYSA credentials that must be worn at practices and during games. 

 

Step 1 - Register as a Volunteer at BYSA

  • Go to www.boltonsoccer.net
  • Click the "Register Online" button on the sidemenu
  • Click the "Register >>" button under the "2022 Spring - Parent Volunteers" section.
  • >Follow directions. You are now registered with the Bolton Youth Soccer Association.

 

Step 2 - Register for the 2021-2022 season at Mass Youth Soccer (MYSA)

ALL COACHES MUST REGISTER WITH MYSA FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON.  START BY GOING TO THIS LINK AND SELECTING "REGISTER NOW!" DETAILS ARE AT THE MYSA ADULT REGISTRATION PAGE AT THIS LINK.
 

If this is the first time you have coached or if you have NEVER registered with Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association then use this link to download step by step directions:
https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/assets/61/6/Adult_Registration_-_New_User_Help_Guide_2022_(1).pdf

If you have coached with our club before then you may already have registered with Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association. Use this link to download step by step directions:
https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/assets/61/6/Mass_Youth_Soccer_Adult_Reg_Help_Guide__Returning_User_2021v2.pdf

 

Before starting consider the following:

  1. If you have ever registered with Mass Youth Soccer in the past DO NOT MAKE A NEW ACCOUNT! It will require human intervention to fix the double entry and that will delay things. Use the password recovery option to re-gain access or call the help line.
  2. Do this on a computer; a tablet if you have to, but don’t try it with a phone!
  3. Have a good, face forward head shot (not your whole body) uploaded to your computer. NO HAT, NO SUNGLASSES, NO KIDS OR SPOUSES OR THEIR CROPPED BODY PARTS.
  4. USE THE NAME ON YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE!
  5. Use the same email address for everything!
  6. Our organization’s name is: Bolton Youth Soccer Association
  7. This whole process will take around 4 hours. Most of the time will be spent on the SafeSport training. You can stop and start again later, just make sure to remember your passwords.
  8. No coaches will be allowed to interact with their teams until they have been CORI certified and completed both training certifications. No Coaching Credentials can be printed until these are complete.
  9. If you run into trouble try the help line phone number in the pdf directions. They are helpful. Also look at the FAQ: https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/assets/61/6/faq_2020-2021.pdf
  10. You can email  or if you need any assistance.

 

Step 3 - Complete the background check (CORI)

You start this process when you register with MYSA for the 2021-2022 season during step 2. CORI status is good for years. You can check your status by logging into MYSA at:

https://ma-adultinfo.affinitysoccer.com/

Select the "Applications" tab and confirm that you are risk approved.

Note: CORI's are specific to MYSA. CORI's obtained with other organizations or schools cannot be used.
 

Step 4 - Complete Concussion Training

You can verift your training status or take the training on the MYSA site by logging in at:

https://ma-adultinfo.affinitysoccer.com/

Select the "Certificates" tab and confirm whether you need to take the training or not.

Concussion training is good for two years. If you took the training after June 1, 2020 you should by fine but please confirm this on the site. You may need to upload your certificate from the training.

 

Step 5 - Complete SafeSport training

You can verify your training status or take the training on the MYSA site by logging in at:

https://ma-adultinfo.affinitysoccer.com/

Select the "Certificates" tab and confirm whether you need to take the training or not.

SafeSport training is good for five years but you generally have to perform a short Refresher Course each season.

 

Step 6 - Verification by BYSA Risk Manager 

You will need to meet with Jason Romeo / Kate Cameron ( ) with your license and the CORI print out. This is the last verification step in becoming a Volunteer. Once completed, welcome to the team!
 


Getting Started with your Team

Once you have been fully verified by the BYSA Risk Manager - you are fully ready to get started and interact with your team!

 

At the start of each season - We reccomend you send a "Welcome to the Team!" email to your team. (How to send a team email can be found under here) In this email you can introduce yourself and letting them know the basic information for the season.

Basic Information can include:

  • Practice Times
  • Usual Game Times
  • What to bring (Cleats, Shin Gaurds, Soccer Ball, Water, etc)
  • Best way to contact you
  • Any other additional information they might benefit from

 

Once you have sent your email - you are ready to prepare for practice!

Feel free to check out some practice guides that might work for your team.

Soccer Coach Weekly - Practice Plans

MYSA - Session Plans

 

If you have any questions about being a coach, wether its on or off the field - please reach out to your BYSA Age Director.
 


Coaching Gear

The Bolton Youth Soccer Association supports its coaches with the equipment & gear needed to be effective and successful. 

 

Coaches should have an equipment bag with:

  • Pinnies
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • 2 Soccer Balls - 1 Practice & 1 Game ball
    * Cones and other equipment can be found in the shed for day use. 
     

Coaches should also have:

  • A BYSA Coach Shirt

 

Already have a equipment bag from last season but need re-stocking? Have equipment bag question/concerns?
Please contact our Equipment Manager - Maya Parekh

Need a coaches shirt? Have a question/concern about uniforms?
Please contact our Uniform Manager - Danielle Bradbury

 


Game Information

Divison  Durations Add-on Time Format  Ball Size Goalie?  Heading?  Throw-ins? Jersey
Information
Minimum
Players?
Pre - K

8 minute quarters or

16 minute halves

2 minutes between quarters and 5 minutes between halves. 3 v 3 3 No No No - Kick-ins instead. In-Town Jersey: 
Green = Home
Yellow = Away
2
K

10 minute quarters or

20 minute halves

2 minutes between quarters and 5 minutes between halves. 3 v 3 3 No No No - Kick-ins instead. In-Town Jersey: 
Green = Home
Yellow = Away
2
1-2

12 minute quarters or 24 minute halves

2 minutes between quarters and 5 minutes between halves. 4 v 4 3 No No Yes In-Town Jersey:
Green = Home
Yellow = Away
3
3 - 4 30 Minute Halves 5 minutes between halves. 7 v 7  4 Yes No Yes Travel Jersey: Green 5
5 - 6 30 Minute Halves 5 minutes between halves. 9 v 9 4 Yes No Yes Travel Jersey: Green 7
7 - 8 35 Minute Halves 5 minutes between halves. 11 v 11 5 Yes Yes Yes Travel Jersey: Green 7