BAYS will launch its first “Seatbelt Saturday” program this weekend, May 19-20. For all games, BAYS and the Arlington Soccer Club are asking that parents and coaches help create a better game environment for the players by just sitting down. Details about the initiative can be found here:
ASC coach and parent Chris Carlsmith illustrates the value of Seatbelt Saturday and the importance of allowing the kids to own the game themselves, in this essay inspired by the event:
ASC is committed to a great soccer experience for all players in the club, and we hope all of our coaches and parents will join in the spirit of Seatbelt Saturday this coming weekend in support of the players.
Registration for the Fall 2018 season is now open through June 15.
Late Registration starts June 15. Signing up during Late Registration means that late fees may be added and space on a team is not guaranteed, particularly for Grade 2 and above. We field well over 2000 players per year and the number of teams we can field is dictated by the number of players that register during the open registration period.
Please use your EXISTING family account so that we retain your player’s history – if you create a new account and player record(s), we cannot guarantee placement on the same team.
Coaches – all returning coaches should register to volunteer in AdminSports at the time of player registration – please verify your primary email address and phone numbers when you register. We cannot add you to a roster unless you are registered.
Any questions? Please Contact Us.
Tryouts for the 2018-2019 Select Teams will begin on May 29 – please click here for a full one page tryout schedule or here for the ASC calendar online schedule. All players are asked to attend the first night of tryouts, with the second night reserved for callbacks only.
We are also asking all players to sign up for tryouts in advance. Please do so here. Please note that you must select the grade that your child will be entering in the fall i.e. if you player is currently in 4th grade then s/he should attend the 5th grade tryout.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the posted start time of the tryout; if the tryout is scheduled for 5:30pm, please arrive at 5:15pm…if the tryout is scheduled for 5pm, please arrive at 4:45pm. The check-in process will not begin prior to 15 minutes before the tryout start time.
Details about select team tryouts can be found here.
This spring we are once again excited to announce several additional development clinics with our Challenger staff. Full details about each program can be found here, with schedule and registration information listed below.
Our 4v4, Technical Training, Goal Keeper and Freestyle clinic (new!) clinics will be offered in two 4-week blocks.
The fee for each block is $25.
Block 1 runs April 9 through May 3 | 3:30-4:30pm at McClennen (football side)
Block 2 runs May 14 through June 7 | 7:15-8:15pm at Magnolia Field
MONDAY – TECHNICAL SKILLS (Grade 2-4 and Grade 5-8)
TUESDAY – GOAL KEEPER CLINIC (Grade 2-4 and Grade 5-8)
WEDNESDAY – 4v4 SESSION (Grade 2-4 and Grade 5-8)
THURSDAY – FREESTYLE CLINIC (Grade 2-4 and Grade 5-8)
Registration for these clinics is through our development registration system here.
You may login with your existing family account credentials, as a Returning User, where you will see a Register Participants for Spring 2018 Development button, from there you will be prompted to select the various options relevant to your player(s).
Please note that spaces are limited in all programs – so sign up soon!
The practice schedule is available here. It is also accessible via the Schedules and Fields page, which will be updated regularly for clinic and intown game schedules, as well as BAYS once it is published.
The spring coaches meeting is Tuesday March 27 at Ottoson, pizza at 7pm meeting starts at 7:30pm. Special guest speaker Ian Mulliner of Mass Youth Soccer will be in attendance. Please do your best to send at least one representative from your team, and of course all volunteers are welcome.
The pre-season coaches clinic will be held on Saturday March 31.
Location: Dallin School Gym, Florence Ave. Arlington
Grade 2 – 8am Presentation and Coaching discussion; 9am practical session
Grade 3, 4 & 5 – 9am Presentation and Coaching discussion; 10am practical session
Grade 6, 7 & 8 – 10am Presentation and Coaching discussion; 11am practical session
The Spring 2018 season kicks off on April 7.
The Coaches Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 27 at 7pm.
All age groups, except for PreK and Grade 10 and 12, will have games scheduled over Memorial Day weekend.
Rosters will be finalized by March, at which point coaches will contact their players. Practice schedules will be posted to the web site when they become available in mid-March. Practices, for most teams Grade 2 and above, will begin before the first scheduled game.
Game schedules for all intown programs (PreK through Grade 2, and Grade 3/4/ intown) will be posted to the web site when they become available, later in March.
BAYS game schedules will be published sometime after March 22 at www.bays.org.
From the chairman of the BAYS Sportsmanship Award Committee:
I am pleased to inform you that your team, the boys Grade 5 Marauders, have won this season’s sportsmanship Award.
You and your team have demonstrated examples of outstanding sportsmanship during this season as well as previous seasons according to referees and opponents’ reports.
You join the ranks of two previous Arlington teams, Spring 2016 boy’s U18 Ponders, and Fall 2015 girl’s U10 Crushers.
You are part of a fine tradition in Arlington Soccer of displaying outstanding sportsmanship.
Congratulations to the boys Grade 6 Athletes AND the girls Grade 3 Breakers for receiving the Sportsmanship Award at the 2017 Natick Tournament this past weekend. This honor was given to just 10 teams…and Arlington received 2!
The Arlington Jaguars 6th grade boys select A Team team won the Division 2 Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC) with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Ludlow on June 25 in Lancaster. The Jaguars won eight straight games against teams from all over the state to capture the title. After a strong regular season where the Jaguars finished 8-0-2 in division 2A, the team qualified for the BAYS playoffs to compete for the right to represent BAYS in the state tournament. The Jaguars defeated Attleboro and Dorchester to reach the playoff final, where they overcame a strong and physical Marlboro in a tense 3-2 thriller in Medfield to advance to the MTOC. The MTOC tournament is held at New England’s largest soccer complex in Lancaster, MA and includes around 200 teams in age groups from grade 6 to 12. The Jaguars defeated Ludlow, Maynard, Topsfield in the group stage, and a tough Wilmington side in the semi-final to reach the final. Playing with only 2 substitutes, and having to draw deeply on their physical and mental reserves, the Jaguars faced Ludlow a second time in a tense game in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd.