Braintree Youth Soccer
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.
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.
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...