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Bourne Youth Soccer Association

Bourne Youth Soccer Association

Fall Soccer

Rec Soccer

The fall soccer season is our primary program and provides instruction for coaches and players. It is open to all Bourne residents aged 4 to 8th Grade. We also allow players from other towns who attend school in Bourne (note: this exception does not apply to Spring Soccer). NOTE RAIN POLICY:  BYSA games are played in the rain. Players are to report to the field unless they receive a contact from the coach or league official saying the fields are unplayable. Games are called individually, an early game may be called with later games still being played.  Don't assume, contact your coach.

Age Groups:

Pre-K/K (4 & 5 years old; players must be 4 years of age as of September 1st)  1st and 2nd Grade Girls and Boys (Co-ed teams) 3rd and 4th Grade Girls 3rd and 4th Grade Boys 5th and 6th Grade Girls 5th and 6th Grade Boys 7th and 8th Grade Girls and Boys (Co-ed teams)


Click on REGISTRATION INFO tab to get to the registration page.  Please register for the grade your child will be in Fall 2023. Notification of Team Assignments, Coaches, etc. is tentatively set to take place around August 30. You will probably not hear from us before then about team assignments. Coaches will be contacted earlier in the summer as we put the teams together. Practices will start shortly after the coaches contact their teams, and the first game will probably take place the Saturday after Labor Day.  


Player registration fees are:
  • First child $70.00
  • $60.00 for each additional child
  • Register players GRADE appropriate

  • Registrations received after August 21, 2023 are subject to a $20.00 late fee and placed on a wait list. 

  • All registrations received after August 27, 2023 may be placed on hold until after team placement.  If league is full, players will be put on waiting list.  Registration will close August 31, 2023. Please contact our registrar at [email protected] after this date to check league availability. Note: Player may miss first practice or game.

    Coaches needed – No experience necessary – Training will be provided.   PLEASE REGISTER AS COACH WHEN REGISTERING PLAYER FAQ Games start on the Saturday after Labor Day with the first practices held the week before. The individual coaches determine practice days and times, with no practices for PreK-K teams or 7/8th grade. Coach will contact players in late August. Must provide soccer shin guards.  Cleats recommended but not required. Players will receive team jersey and soccer socks.


Games are on Saturdays, starting September 9, 2023.  We do not play Columbus Day Weekend. Picture Day will be  TBD. 

Equipment Needed:

Included in the registration fee are your player’s uniform; T-shirt and soccer socks. You will need to provide plain elastic- or drawstring-waist shorts, shin guards, and soccer cleats.  Many pairs of cleats in excellent condition are available in our equipment swap.  Please be sure to use soccer, not baseball or football, cleats.

To Contact Registrar:

Email: Please refer to the "Directors" page.


Bourne Youth Soccer’s recreation program is for  players, ages 5  to 12, to  learn the game of soccer, build self confidence and long last friendships. Youth who live within the town of Bourne or attend Bourne school are eligible to play. Teams are co-ed and base on grade level K- 6. Recreation games are played on Saturday mornings at the Bourne Middle School Fields. 

As Part of your registration fee you will receive a shirt, and socks.  Players are required to have shin guards and Cleats are recommended.  

Early Registration is highly encouraged and discounted. Late Registrations will be accessed a late. Please click on the registration tab  for additional information. 


When does the season start/end?
Our Rec Season begins the Saturday after Labor Day and runs for 8 weeks, not including Columbus Day Weekend, when we don't play.  If we have a rain out in the first half of the season, it will be made up on the 4th Sunday. If we have a rain out in the 2nd half of the season, it will be made up on the 8th Sunday.  If we have more rain outs than that, the season may need to be shortened.

Why are there no refunds offered after registration?
Once we have registered our players and coaches with MA Youth Soccer, purchase uniforms and field equipment for the season and pay other fixed costs, most of the registration fee has been spent.  In addition, we work hard to build "right size" teams so that they are not too large or too small to ensure playing time and ample players for each team.  The only way to build right size teams is to have a good idea of our total player pool.

My child can only practice on X day?  Can you accommodate that?
Practice days are selected by coaches based on field availability. Because we do not have our entire list of volunteer coaches before we build our teams, we can't assign a player to a team that practices on a certain day.  We do make accommodations to to let your player practice with a team that practices on a different night while playing with their assigned team on Saturdays.

Can I make a teammate/coach request for reasons like carpooling and playing with a sibling?
We will try to honor all teammate requests for on time registrations within age groups.  It is very difficult to honor these requests for late registrations as teams have been built and our primary goal when adding is to keep numbers even.  Please put any requests in the free form notes when registering.

If I volunteer to coach, will my child be placed on my team?

What equipment do I need?
Players are provided a soccer shirt and socks as part of the registration fee.  Players must have shin guards to play.  Cleats are recommended, but not mandatory.  Any cleats must be "soccer style".    

The weather isn't looking too good.  How will I know if soccer is cancelled?
We will provide updates on the website and Facebook, but ultimately you should be in touch with your coach- we will first alert coaches to any cancellations before posting anywhere else.  Remember that soccer is frequently played in the rain but not lightning.

I never played soccer!  How can I coach?
Your organizational skills will make you a great coach.  We can give you practice and game plans, even have a board member attend your first practice to give you a quick plan.

I really can't coach, but want to help out.  Are there other volunteer opportunities?
We can always use help painting the fields, putting out flags, moving goals.   Let us know you are available.


Bourne Youth Soccer Association
PO Box 3062 
Bourne, Massachusetts 02532

Email: [email protected]

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