Religious Holidays

Sudbury Soccer follows BAYS' policy on religious holidays and has adapted them to also cover In Town teams and all practices. 

From time to time, games and/or practices are in conflict with the observance of a religious holiday. Any BAYS’ coach has the option of pre-poning a game where such a religious conflict may exist. In Town games are not rescheduled.

All coaches are expected to cooperate with opposing coaches, whether BAYS or In Town, in assuring that children and their families are able to choose freely, and without pressure, between religious observances and participation in soccer activities. Practices falling on a religious holiday may be held as scheduled, but it is expected that a child who chooses to observe a religious holiday in lieu of playing soccer will not jeopardize his or her playing time or position on the team in future activities as a result of such a choice.

In requesting a pre-ponement of a BAYS’ game, the opposing coach and the Division Director must be notified as soon as possible before the scheduled game date. Referee schedulers and town field schedulers should also be notified where necessary and appropriate. The process and time frames for rescheduling and playing the postponed game are as set out in BAYS By-Law 9 [Playing the Schedule], Section 6.