Braintree Youth Soccer
BYS CHAMPIONS - 2023
Girls 7/8 Champions
Team Keefe (Teal)
Boys 7/8 Champions
Girls 5/6 Champions
Boys 5/6 Champions
8th Grade Night - 2023
8th Grade Boys
Thanks To Coaches Gibbons, Herget, Wellington, Confalone, Pugsley, Hallahan, and all their assistants!
8th Grade Girls
Thanks To Coaches Doughty, Keefe, Banville, McGeough and Coombs, and all their assistants!
BYS Night @ BHS Boys' Varsity Game/Senior Night
BYS invaded BHS' Alumni Stadium on Thursday 10/26/2023 for the Annual BYS Night @ BHS with kids in uniform and coaches in their gear, all to support the BHS Varsity Boys, and particularly the graduating Seniors, all of whom came up through our program! Between FREE pizza from Rosie's, the Senior introductions, and an intense game at half time between 2 of our boys' 3rd grade teams and the U9 Commonwealth FC club soccer team, a fun time was had by all!
BYS Night @ BHS Girls' Varsity Game/Senior Night
BYS flooded BHS' Alumni Stadium on Tuesday 10/17/2023 for the Annual BYS Night @ BHS with kids in uniform and coaches in their gear, all to support the BHS Varsity Girls, and particularly the graduating Seniors, all of whom came up through our program! Between FREE pizza from Rosie's, the Senior introductions, our players walking on the field before the game for the National Anthem with the players, and an intense game at half time between the 3rd grade girls blue team and the 4th grade girls green team, a fun time was had by all! The boys are up next on Thursday 10/26/2023...don't miss out!
Braintree Youth Soccer Night @ The Revs 2023
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the New England Revolution game on Saturday night...there were at least 381 BYS players and family members in attendance, but we think there was closer to 450; an awesome turnout! We churned out over 360 hot dogs, 400 bags of chips and 350 waters, and are already planning for next year, 500 fans want to join us?
Braintree Youth Soccer 2nd Annual Cleat Swap
It's back...the second Annual Braintree Youth Soccer cleat swap; once again, thanks to the Donovan Family for the awesome sign! We will have a table setup behind the Snack Bar at East Middle School on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., again on Thursday, August 31, 2023, from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., and every Saturday throughout the Fall with cleats aplenty...take a pair if you need them, leave a pair if you don't need them any more, and don't spend any $, FREE!
Congratulations To Josh Norton!
-1st Annual David Ringius Scholarship Recipient-
Congratulations to Josh Norton on being the recipient of Braintree Youth Soccer's First Annual David Ringius Scholarship. Josh came up through the Braintree Youth Soccer program, playing from K-8, participating in the Travel Soccer Program, waking up and helping out with field crew on Saturday mornings at the crack of down, participated as one of our first in-town mentor-trained referees, received USSF referee certification, and still continues serving the program today as one of our older referees. Josh continued his soccer career at Blue Hills Regional Technical School, and graduated this year, after being a 4 year starter for the Varsity soccer team, and the Team Captain. We are so proud of Josh, and look forward to seeing the big things he will do!
For those who aren't aware, Braintree Youth Soccer gives out 2 scholarships to Braintree High School graduates each year; one is name in honor/memory of Nelson Chin to a graduating male and the other in honor/memory of Michael Doheny to a graduating female. Being cognizant of the fact that we have had many amazing athletes come through our program who go to other private and regional vocational schools, we wanted to reward them as well. So, this year, we started a new scholarship in memory of David Ringius, a long time BYS volunteer (1985-1999 for his 3 kids) and then again (2009-2021 for his 5 grandkids) to be awarded to an athlete from a high school graduate who didn't attend Braintree High School.
The athletes who receive these scholarships must meet the criteria of having played in our program, giving back to the program upon completion (snack bar, coaching, reffing, field crew, etc.), and playing on the High School soccer team during their time. The combination of positive soccer play, teamwork, and volunteerism, are the pillars on which our program was built, and we are happy to give back in some small way to the future of our former players.
2023 Nelson Chin Memorial Golf Tournament
Braintree Youth Soccer was extremely excited to take part, and give back, to the 2023 Nelson Chin Memorial Golf Tournament! Whether it was our current President, former President, current Vice President, current Treasurer, and countless former and current volunteers out there golfing, our being the sponsor of a hole, or making our way through the rain onto the course, as we have so many Saturdays on the soccer fields ourselves, it was a great day! To be able to honor and remember our dear friend Nelson Chin out there is something so small compared to his impact on BYS as a volunteer, coach, and President, or his continued commitment as Director of Parks and Rec to our fields and kids, but Nelson did so much more for all the kids and the Braintree community as a whole that we could never thank he or his family (for sharing him with us all those years) enough.
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.
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
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.
The BYS Fall Program is a recreational league for children residing and/or attending school in Braintree. Players must be in Grades K through 8 to play. The goal of the league is to promote Soccer and to allow everyone to enjoy the game. more...
The Spring Travel season begins in April with playoffs held mid June. Player development is key throughout the winter and spring season with training sessions held regularly. more...