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. Whether the U9-U12 teams will stay at 6v6/8v8 or move to 7v7/9v9 will be decided by end of February.
If you have a desire for more detail, email either of the Club co-Presidents.
There are a few convenient options if your child wants soccer related activities locally in the break.
Forekicks Norfolk Futsal tournament - enter a team of DS players, the Club will reimburse the fee
GPS, our Club partners, are running Futsal clinics at the Dover Sherborn Middle School gym, 9am-1pm, age 7-14, 2/16-2/19. ( SIGN UP BEFORE 01/31 FOR ONLY $120!!)
John Smith Soccer are running indoor one day tournaments all week in Milford
Remaining sessions at Sluggers:
Group 1 - PreK and K - 4.30pm to 5.15pm on the following Mondays: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8
Group 2 – Grade 1 & 2 - 5.15pm to 6.15pm on the following Mondays: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8
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.
Yes - the Smurfs made an appearance playing in the place of the GU12 Strikers. Led by Papa Smurf Nystrom with the unexpected assist of Gargamel Bell and what appeared to be what can only be described as Baseball Smurf Forman - the Smurf squad managed to notch a win for the Strikers before disappearing back to their mushroom homes. Azreal the cat politely refrained from attempting to eat any of the smurfs during the apparent truce.
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Calling coaches or parent managers...Dover Sherborn Soccer has a 10% discounted $225 rate for game video provided by Precision Soccer Analysis. If you are interested please contact Karl Southwick email@example.com - teams get a link that can be shared with families, relatives, friends for viewing or downloading.
Examples of their work are here below.
For the third year, Dover Sherborn Soccer Club will be offering, with our partners GPS, indoor soccer clinics over the winter for families. This will be limited for space reasons to 30 players per age grouping – this is a hard cutoff so please do not leave this to the last minute if you do want your player to have a spot. This year, we have booked the larger turf facilities at Sluggers Academy in Medfield and will be able to offer the program to almost double the number of players compared to previous years. These sessions will have a focus on foot skills and will be for both girls and boys together. Because we anticipate sadly having to turn late enquiring families away when full, there will be no refunds once a player is confirmed as registered. Coaches will be our Club DOC, Charlotte, and another GPS coach - it will be the same pair every session. Only DS Soccer players can play.
Registration link is HERE : http://dssoccer.net/content/online-registration-open-winter-indoor-sessions
Any questions, please contact Susan Cottrell firstname.lastname@example.org
Group 1 - PreK and K (30 players max.)
4.30pm to 5.15pm on the following six Mondays: 11/30, 12/7, 1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8
$110 per player.