Berkshire County Youth Soccer League
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Berkshire County Youth Soccer League


Note: Official schedule is maintained on the Arbiter web site. Schedule re-posted here is subject to change.

Game Date & Time Site Div Home Away
286 10/30 TH 4:30P Mt. Greylock HS - U14 U14BC Wmstwn Fury BH United
236 10/30 TH 5:00P Allendale School U12GD PSC Roma BH Sky Blue
149 10/30 TH 6:00P Belanger Park - PSC-U10 Field U10B PSC Atletico Dalton Kick
477 11/1 SA 9:30A Monument Mtn HS - Field #1 - BH U14 U14GC BH Thorns Adams Jr. Ladycane...
177 11/1 SA 10:15A Monument Mtn HS - Tennis Court U12BC BH Red Bulls South Berk Navy Bl...
302 11/1 SA 11:00A Clapp Park - PSC U14 Field U14BC PSC Benfica PSC Bayern
303 11/1 SA 11:00A Monument Mtn HS - Field #2 - BH U14 U14BC BH Impact Wmstwn Fury
318 11/1 SA 11:00A Monument Mtn HS - Field #1 - BH U14 U14GD BH Breakers South Berk Navy Bl...
206 11/1 SA 11:30A Lenox HS - Upper Field U12GC Lenox Lynx Wmstwn Wildcats
178 11/1 SA 12:15P Wmstwn Elementary - U12 Field U12BC Wmstwn Team X Lenox Legends
216 11/1 SA 1:00P Route 102 - Lee U12 Field U12GD Lee Leopards Lee Jaguars
217 11/1 SA 1:00P Monument Mtn HS - Tennis Court U12GD BH Sky Blue Wmstwn Purple Pant...
272 11/1 SA 1:00P Lenox HS - Upper Field U12BD Lenox Maroon Lenox Eagles
207 11/1 SA 2:15P Alcombright Field - U12 U12GC NA Breakers Adams Revolution
218 11/1 SA 2:15P Monument Mtn HS - Tennis Court U12GD BH Red Stars PSC Roma
275 11/1 SA 2:30P Valley Street U12 Field U12BD Adams Thunderbolts Wmstwn Revolution
219 11/1 SA 3:30P Alcombright Field - U12 U12GD NA Spirit Lenox Maroon
274 11/1 SA 4:45P Alcombright Field - U12 U12BD NA Eagles BH Sounders
68 11/2 SU 11:00A Valley Street - Adams U10 U10B Adams Thunder Lenox Yellow
148 11/2 SU 11:00A Muddy Brook Elem School U10B BH Galaxy BH Revolution
56 11/2 SU 12:00P Muddy Brook Elem School U10G BH Reign Wmstwn Reign
57 11/2 SU 12:00P Valley Street - Adams U10 U10G Adams Sparkys NA Thorns
60 11/2 SU 12:00P Wmstwn Elementary - U10 Field U10G Wmstwn Purple Stor... NA Blue Stars
150 11/2 SU 12:00P Route 102 - Lee U10 Field U10B Lee Cougars Lee Pumas
151 11/2 SU 12:00P Alcombright Field U10 U10B NA Beacons Lenox Maroon
62 11/2 SU 1:15P Muddy Brook Elem School U10G BH Dash SB Navy Blue
69 11/2 SU 1:15P Wmstwn Elementary - U10 Field U10B Wmstwn Eagles SB Navy Blue
121 11/2 SU 1:15P Morris Elementary - BU Field U10B Lenox Gold Lenox Black
122 11/2 SU 1:15P Belanger Park - PSC-U10 Field U10B PSC Barcelona SB Gold
71 11/2 SU 2:30P Wmstwn Elementary - U10 Field U10B Wmstwn Lions PSC Madrid
123 11/2 SU 2:30P Muddy Brook Elem School U10B BH Dynamo BH Timbers
61 11/2 SU 3:45P Morris Elementary - BU Field U10G Lenox Gold Lee Bobcats

 


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 ArbiterSports.com

2.  If you are a new coach, OR you have supplied a different email address than you previously used for ArbiterSports.com, 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 www.ArbiterSports.com, 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.


Congratulations

Lenox U14 Boys - MTOC Div 1 Sportsmanship Award Winners


NSCAA Level 2 Coaching Course - August 10

Designed to help coaches implement developmentally appropriate training games to improve skill levels in a fun, safe and challenging environment. The Diploma has three parts, classroom with theory of coaching U8-U10, field work with coaches and field work with U8-U10 players. Coaches not working at this age group would benefit greatly from an appreciation of the developmental abilities and needs of this important age group.

The Basics

  • Date: August 10, 2014 from 9AM to 4PM. Hour break for lunch.
  • Location: MCLA in North Adams. Field session will be on the Turf field at MCLA. Classroom session is TBA
  • Cost: $50
  • Level: 2 (you DON'T need prior certification to take level 2)

Registration and More information
http://www.nscaa.com/education/level-2-diploma
Scroll down to North Adams course


Referee Grade 8 Entry Level Course and
Referee Grade 8 for Grade 9 Referees Course


Fall Season Deadlines & Dates

  • July 15, 7P, Lenox Community Center
    Team Registration Meeting
  • Aug 5, 7P, Lenox Community Center
    Coaches Meeting on
  • Fall Season opens on Sept 6th
  • No League play on Columbus Day Weekend (Oct 11th & 12th)
  • League will allow 2 additional reschedules for 3v3 Tournament in BH (9/20); and for Yom Kippur (Oct 4th)
  • Fall Season ends on Nov 2nd

Forms for Fall 2014

U10 Team Entry Form due 7/15

U12 & U14 Team Entry Form due 7/15

Club Coordinator Form due 7/15

Field Availability Form due 7/15

Player Waiver (town-to-town) due prior to 8/5

Age Waiver



MTOC Playoff Tournament Schedule

Note this is subject to change. The current, updated schedule is always available on Arbiter.

MTOC Playoff Schedule [pdf] posted 6/21, 10:30P


Berkshire Cup Results!

U12 Girls Champions - Lenox Gold

U12 Boys Champions - Lenox Gold

U14 Girls Champions - Adams Jr Ladycanes


Lightning Safety


Player Waivers

Waiver requests are due to the registrar prior to the August 5 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.

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.