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
As we look forward to the start of the Spring season, we are pleased to be welcoming Peter Bradley to run an on field coaching clinic for all DS Soccer coaches. Peter is the co-founder and Director of Coaching for our partner club; Global Premier Soccer. To sign up please follow this link:
If you want to buy cool DS Soccer branded items, the online store is open for Spring, closing 5/1 - go to this link and browse the fab gear!
There are several local soccer options for April vacation.
GPS, our partners, in Sherborn (Laurel Farm)
John Smith Soccer, in Milford
ProFormance Soccer, in Medfield
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.
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.
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.