November 6, 2017

Broadneck Soccer Player Selected to Play in the Olympic Development Program

Broadneck Soccer Club’s Mikey Johnson was selected to play in the Olympic Development Program’s Inter-Regional soccer tournament  in Casa Grande, Arizona.  Mikey will be a member of the 2004 Region 1 soccer team which represents the state soccer associations  from Virginia to Maine under U.S Youth Soccer.   Mikey currently plays for the U15 Broadneck Soccer Club “Heat” and is an eighth grader at Severn Middle School.  The Inter-Regional soccer tournament brings the best players from the four US Soccer Regions to play against each other.  The tournament will be held over the Thanksgiving weekend. Mikey looks forward to representing his team, club and state at the event.

For more information about ODP use the links below

July 10, 2017

Volunteer of the Month - July 2017

Congratulations to BAYS July Volunteer of the Month--Alex Torres!

Alex has been a volunteer with BAYS since 20006 working with soccer teams. His  favorite BAYS memories include seeing the players celebrate after a big/important win. Alex says he volunteers because  he loves seeing players improve from week to week and year to year. He enjoys watching them grow not only athletically but also in self esteem and self confidence

Thank you Alex for all that you do for BAYS and our BAYS families!

May 30, 2017

Broadneck Park's Field B is Getting a Facelift

BAYS is excited to announce that Field B (lower lit field at Broadneck Park) is being converted from cool season fescue grass, to "Latitude" Bermuda grass. "Latitude " is a different variety of Bermuda grass than the "Patriot" variety that's on Field A (Upper lit field at Broadneck Park). The new "Latitude" variety greens up about a month earlier and stays growing and green about a month later into the fall season.

The fescue grass currently on Field B just can't keep up with all of our field use and demands so we're having the entire field sprigged with the Bermuda grass. It should take about 8-10 weeks to establish the field and it should be ready to use for our Fall '17 soccer season. Field B will be closed for the summer.

When completed, Field B should be much more durable to use, and should be great for our different sports programs. It will be durable enough to handle Lacrosse use in the spring seasons.

Broadneck Parks Field A is in great shape and will continue to grow and heal worn areas like soccer and lacrosse goal areas. We will be sodding any areas on Field A that need it after the June 17-18th Hogan Lax Tournament. We plan on keeping Field A cut to 1" tall for the upcoming soccer season, and letting it grow longer in late fall so it's more durable for the Spring '18 Boys and Girls Lax seasons. Field A will be closed for use from mid June-mid August.

Broadneck Parks Field C (Horse Farm Field) will be open for permitted use over the summer. This spring we had 8 tons of quality screened topsoil placed on Field C to fill in lots of holes, dips, and irregularities on the field. Theirs lots of spots missing grass on the field, but the existing Bermuda/Fescue mix is spreading and the fields better than it has been for years. Field C is irrigated, just like Fields A & B, and we do plan on converting it to Bermuda at the end of the Spring '18 sports seasons. We need to keep at least one field open for use this summer, so Field C is it.

BAYS also uses fields at Browns Woods and Mago Vista Parks, and the fields at most Broadneck peninsula public schools. We do have all school and park fields on a scheduled seasonal maintenance program that is BAYS sponsored. The schools don't have Irragation systems on their fields, and fertilizer and chemical use is not allowed, so it's limited what we can do. Our program consists of core aeration seasonally to improve root strength and seeding or sodding worn areas to encourage new growth in worn areas like goal areas or center circles.

BAYS has also purchased two new basketball backboards and goal systems to replace the original outdated backboards in the Broadneck Elementary multipurpose gymnasium. The new systems are at the school waiting to be installed by the AACPS facilities department.

BAYS is losing our practice/game field and gymnasium at Arnold Elementary school and our practice/game fields at Severn River Middle School effective immediately due to the Arnold Elementary renovation and relocation to SRMS. This loss has already effected our Girls and Boys Lacrosse program and will also effect our Fall Field Hockey and Soccer programs. We plan on permitting and using more field space on Broadneck High Schools fields 6 & 7 to help compensate for our lost space.

While BAYS does pay for professional services for some of our field maintenance programs we are dependent on Volunteers for Bermuda field grass cutting. Bermuda fields have to be cut 3x a week from Spring to Fall. BAYS purchased a special reel mower used to maintain the fields but we're always looking for volunteers to help with cutting. Our increased use of Bermuda fields will increase our need for volunteers, so please help if you can.

Any questions, comments, or concerns are always welcome. Please contact Shane Smith at

May 18, 2017

Broadneck Park - Annual Kite Fly

Don't Miss Broadneck Park's Annual Community Picnic and Kite Fly!

MAY 20 12-4PM

Pack a lunch and a kite. Join your neighbors for a fun afternoon at the park. Special Guests Wings Over Washington. Free kite making for first 100 children. Face painting 1-3pm. Bubbles and juggling too! Rain date 5/21

May 1, 2017

2017-18 Travel Soccer Tryouts

It's that time of year again for travel soccer tryouts. 

We are currently in the process of pulling together field schedules and much more for this years tryouts. Please stay tuned to the blog, Facebook and our website for all of the details regarding the 2017-18 travel soccer tryouts.

April 13, 2017

Snack Shack Volunteers

Help Us Keep the Snack Shack Open!

In order to keep the BAYS Snack Shack open on the weekends, we need volunteers. Please help us keep the snack shack open by volunteering using the link below. 

March 23, 2017

Why you should volunteer with the BAYS Organization?

Why you should volunteer with the BAYS Organization?

BAYS is a nonprofit (501c3) organization that provides recreational opportunities for thousands of children in our community. Your community. From coaching, to painting lines, to fundraising, to being on the sidelines cheering for the kids… each person makes a difference.  The BAYS organization is run 100% by volunteers.

Do you know that some kids may not get to play because there are not enough coach volunteers? Did you know that each month the Board votes on a volunteer of the month? Their name is posted on our website for outstanding support to our community and the BAYS organization.

What is in it for our volunteers? The sense of pride for playing a role in a great organization, helping the community, being a role model for your child, giving back to an organization that gives a lot to families, or perhaps developing a new skill for yourself. You never know what connection you may make while volunteering- perhaps it is a new business connection, a new friend, or a future carpooler! Our children love seeing us as part of their lives.

There are many regular volunteers that make volunteering a priority and we thank you for that choice. However, we need more parents to step forward to help our organization be more successful for our young athletes to become future leaders. We are interested in hearing from you. Please reach out to us to let us know what you can do to add to this recreational community. We have a number of opportunities for family involvement, including, but not limited to:

Our snack shack at Broadneck Park was a huge success last summer. We made over $1000 selling snowballs. It was run by volunteers. If we want Broadneck Park to be a great family spot to build memories, we need volunteers to make it work. We are looking for someone to spearhead this project!

Our first Bull & Oyster Roast was a huge success. A few volunteers put that together and we raised over $4000 for the Paul Dettor Memorial Foundation. We would like to have another one this fall.  Volunteers can make this year even bigger and better!

We all wear our “busy parent” badge with honor, but as we enter the spring season, please consider trying a new role as a BAYS volunteer.

Please contact Heather Terech,, to volunteer or find out more information about these opportunities.

How you spend your volunteer time is a personal choice and we hope you chose BAYS.  

Thank you in advance for making a difference in your community!