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2021 FALL SOCCER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!!

Welcome to 2021 Fall Soccer registration. This is a town-based recreational league for boys and girls in grades K-8 who reside in or attend school in Braintree. The goal of the league is to promote the game of Soccer and to allow everyone to enjoy the game and have fun.

2021 Fall BYS Prices

1st Family Member $100.00

2nd Family Member $60.00

3rd Family Member $30.00

Family Max $190.00

*All players must be registered together at the same time to receive the family discount! Discount applied at checkout*

The pay by check option has been eliminated- You must pay in full via credit card at the time of registration!

The league is organized into boys and girls divisions by grade. This allows the players to be grouped with others of similar skill level and size, ensuring fairness of play. The divisions are

  • B-K (Boys Kindergarten), G-K (Girls Kindergarten), B-1st Grade, G-1st Grade, B-2, G-2, B-3, G-3, B-4, G-4.

  • Grades 5/6 and 7/8 are combined into B-5/6, G-5/6, B-7/8 and G-7/8.

  • We also offer a High School Division for any High Schoolers who are not playing HS soccer and wish to continue their BYS experience.

Play begins on September 11, 2021 for all grades. The season ends at the end of October / beginning of November for Divisions K-4, and early- to mid-November for Divisions with play-offs.

All games are played on Saturday at either East Middle School or Thayer Academy South Athletic Complex. A few evening games are played at Braintree High School for players in 5/6 or 7/8 grade Divisions.

A coach will contact you in late August with information regarding your team and schedule.

Practices are scheduled at the coaches discretion.

Volunteers are needed!

Please consider volunteering as a coach, assistant coach, director or field crew! You don't need to be a soccer expert to coach - and, we pay for your training!

Attention High School Students:

Do you miss BYS? Do you still want to play rec soccer? If you are not playing on a high school team then join our HS division. Games are on Saturday mornings at South Middle School-no practices, just games. We began this division in 2015 and had a blast! Watch for more info in the fall...

Please Note -

When registering, please make sure that all account information is correct - email, phone, address. This is where we get your contact info from. If your account has incorrect/old contact information then we will not be able to contact you!

Important dates:

  • Late fee goes into effect on 6/30/2021

  • Players registered after 7/31/2021 are placed on a wait-list

  • NO REFUNDS after 9/11/2021

  • REGISTRATION CLOSES 9/19/2021

2021 Refund Policy:


All refunds must be requested in writing and approved by the BYS President. Some portion of the registration fee may not be refunded if the cost to BYS was already incurred prior to the refund request. For example - we must pay to register and insure each player with the state youth soccer association. If that cost has already been paid then it will not be refunded. Additionally, we will withhold any credit card and processing fees that we incur.

No refunds will be given for the Fall Recreational program after September 11, 2021 for any reason, including loss of season due to infectious disease (COVID-19).

Any questions please email Braintreeyouthsoccer@gmail.com







December 18, 2020 - Nelson Chin

Words cannot express the sorrow we feel at the void left by the passing of Nelson Chin. Nelson was BYS President for eight years, Treasurer for four years prior to that, Vice President, Director, Coach for years before that. Even after he "retired" as BYS President, Nelson was always there to provide counsel and advice to his successors. And he continued to be a strong advocate for the children of Braintree in his position as Parks and Recreation Director for the Town of Braintree. There is no person who gave more of himself to BYS and the entire Braintree community than Nelson Chin, as such it is impossible to describe the impact Nelson had on BYS throughout the years. We send along our blessings to Nelson's wife Sue and their children Adam, Amanda, and Andrew. Thank you for sharing Nelson with our community. We are all better for having known him and his legacy will live on forever in Braintree.



September 24, 2020 - Mike Doheny


Michael A. Doheny was a Braintree High School Hall of Famer and beloved Braintree Youth Soccer coach. Michael Doheny (“DO DO”), passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 24th at the age of 76. Born in County Cork, Ireland, Michael emigrated to the United States at the age of 15 (1959). He graduated from Braintree High School and attended Bentley College before going on to work as a sales representative for over 30 years at Foley Fish in South Boston.

See Mike's obituary from Peck Funeral Home

Mike was a "Founding Father" of Braintree Youth Soccer in 1980 and for 40 years has been inspiring young soccer players in his beloved Braintree. Mike served on the Executive Board of Directors, and also as coach, and referee. He was the unofficial "assistant" coach of the BHS Girls Varsity team forever. He was selected as the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association coach of the year in 2009 and coached (at least two) BYS Girls teams to be crowned State Champions.

Have you ever played on beautiful Doheny Field at East Middle School? Yes, it was named after Mike, in honor of his years nurturing and growing the sport he loved in his adopted home town. We will miss him dearly, there will never be another like him.



Fall Soccer Reminder: No Earrings

Parents - here is your annual reminder to avoid getting your player's ears pierced for the beginning of the school year. No earrings or jewelry of any kind may be worn (exception: jewelry expressing a medical condition). No, you may not tape over the earrings; they must be removed in order to play.

Also: Footwear

For safety reasons please wear only soccer shoes, or sneakers.

Per BYS Rule of Play / Section 2.4 Equipment:

  • 2.4.8 ONLY soccer style footwear will be allowed during the games. “Soccer” footwear consists of soft toed footwear with rubber style cleats, indoor type soccer footwear or tennis shoes/sneakers. NO football, baseball, or any footwear that has a cleat in the middle of the front toe box area. NO METAL cleats will be allowed.


Parking at East Middle School

We would like to thank everyone in advance for their help with parking at East Middle School:

  • Please be courteous to our neighbors

  • Gates will be open at Marshall Street and Greenhouse Way – drop off area will be coned off

  • Cones will line Marshall Street and Greenhouse Way at driveways to prevent encroachment

  • Cones will also line the two islands at Greenhouse Way

East Middle School Fields

In case of inclement weather, be sure to check the BYS Web Site

The primary goals of Braintree Youth Soccer are to foster, encourage and educate the youth of Braintree in the sport of soccer. We provide the opportunity for the youth of Braintree to develop and participate in recreational activity in order to instill in all young people the ideals of good sportsmanship, loyalty and courage

Source: BYS Articles of Organization

All coaches, referees, parents, spectators, and most importantly, players are expected to encourage and promote sportsmanship.

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