Registration for Fall '16 PreK-Grade 2 soccer is now open. Go to http://dssoccer.net/content/online-registration-fall-16 and register your child before close on September 1st
Fall16 BAYS Grade 4-8 team registration is now closed.
If a player registers after midnight last night, they will be put on a waitlist with no guarantee of a roster spot on a team for Fall. If there is room on rosters, they will be cleared by the Registrar after being informed of the Coordinators’ decision after the placement meetings. Again, there may not be room on rosters though and a player may miss out because rosters are full – this will be communicated after placement meetings.
Coaches and parents, please note that that there is an AED (Automated External Defibrillators) located at each playing field. Details for both Dover and Sherborn fields are below.
All AED’s have adult and pediatric (located in the back zippered compartment) pads.
· 1 device at the Caryl 1 Baseball Field located in the yellow box behind the backstop
· 1 device at the Chickering Field located in the yellow box behind the backstop
See this link for a series of prevention exercises from the excelletn Micheli Center for Sports Inury Prevention in Waltham
The club, with the help of GPS and Charlotte Phillips, our DOC, has invested in a new coaching resource to support DS Soccer coaches and help our community - animated coaching plans, broken into channels for each age groups, with dozens of lessons in each channels. More details here http://dssoccer.net/content/new-coaching-resource-animated-lesson-plans
You may have seen US Soccer's decisions on changes to age groupings for youth soccer. Club soccer (GPS, NEFC, Total Soccer, Nor'Easter etc) are moving to birth year cohorts for teams i.e. 2006 Boys, much like ice hockey and swimming. In contrast, DS Soccer town teams play in the BAYS leagues and a league-wide vote took place recently deciding that our DS Soccer teams and opponents will REMAIN school grade based and NOT MOVE to birth year groupings. Age groups that had previously played 6v6 and 8v8 will play 7v7 and 9v9 respectively.
If you have a desire for more detail, email either of the Club co-Presidents.
Respect is central to our club's mission and code of conduct. This excellent slideshow from US Youth Soccer on respecting opponents is worth sharing for players and parents. Please do take at this link http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/10_ways_to_respect_opponents/
DS Soccer Club is proud to highlight the great work that Scott Martin has done in conjunction with the US Soccer Passback Program.
Through the Passback program we were matched with the School the World program to channel gently used soccer equipment to their schools in Central America. Scott's efforts resulted in 250 pieces of equipment for donation to this worthy cause.
Many thanks go out to Scott and those who donated.