Picture Day - Dover

FOR DOVER SPRING 2018 

Picture Day in Dover is TBD. 

Pictures are taken at Delaware Union Park.

We are using the same firm for pictures this year: Sports-N-More.  The links to the schedule for your team are below:

For the most expedient service for picture day, it is recommended that you pre-register using the following links.

QUICK INFO

OPEN PRACTICE & PLAYER DEVELOPMENT SERIES (PDS):
MIDDLETOWN: Wednesday at Middletown Village starting 3/21 from 5:30-6:30 pm
DOVER: TBD
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PICTURE DAY:
MIDDLETOWN: TBD
DOVER: TBD
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3V3:
Our 3v3 Tournament for our 2010/2011 and 2008/2009 will be held on Saturday TBD.  For our 2007/2008 and older divisions will be held on Sunday TBD.  It will be held at Delaware Union Park in Dover.

DIVISIONS:
When we assigning players by birth year, we also changed division names for registration to include birth year.  We have many places on the website that reference U4 though U19 (Under 4 through Under 19).  The grid below matches the old division names to the birth years.

Old DivisionBirth Year
Under 4 (U4)2014
Under 5 (U5)2013
Under 6 (U6)2012
Under 8 (U8)2010/11
Under 10 (U10)2008/09
Under 12 (U12)2006/07
Under 14 (U14)2004/05
Under 16 (U16)2002/03
Under 19 (U19)1999/00/01

Spring Season

DOVER AREA - 2018 Spring Season Information

  Before registration begins for the Spring season, we will provide information related to the upcoming Spring season please make sure to check this information if you have any questions.

Here is some quick info:

- The age ranges are now from January 1st to December 31st. 

- The divisions will be Boys and Girls

- Registration opens January 1st; the EARLY BIRD discount ends on February 19th - normal registration fees apply.

- Season will run from March 17th through May 19th with no games on March 30th (Easter weekend) and no games other than the 3v3 tournament and U14+ DYSA Interclub Games on TBD.  There will be no 2014/2013/2012 games on TBD.

- Uniform kits purchasing info will be provided later.  More information to follow.

- 3v3 tournament will be held on Saturday TBD for 2010/2011 and 2008/2009 (U8-U10) divisions and Sunday TBD for U12+ divisions

- U14 Boys and Girls, U16 Boys, U19 Boys Divisions will again play in DYSA Interclub (11 v 11) and will have games at various sites around northern and central Delaware

- The U16-U19 girls divisions will play on a small sided format within the league. 

- If after you register, you determine your child cannot play for any reason, other than a medical reason (we may request a doctor's note or proof of injury), you will be charged a $15 cancellation fee.  Refunds are processed back to the credit card that the registration was made with, however it can take between 30 to 60 days to receive your refund check after you submit your request.
  


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Spring
2018

FEES FOR THE SEASON ARE AS FOLLOWS:

FUNDRAISING:
There is no longer a fundraising fee.  There is a single registration fee show below

EQUIPMENT/UNIFORMS:
ALL PLAYERS MUST WEAR SHIN GUARDS. NO EXCEPTIONS. NO EARRINGS CAN BE WORN AT ANY TIME EVEN IF THEY ARE TAPED OR COVERED. No watches, necklaces, or jewelry may be worn. On cold or rainy days, if hooded sweatshirts or jackets are worn, the hood must be tucked inside the collar of the jersey. Cleats are recommended, but not required.

If you require a uniform, you will need to purchase it (jerseys) from the League.  More information to follow.

Under 4 players DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE A UNIFORM KIT - A FREE T-SHIRT WILL BE PROVIDED.

REGISTRATION FEES:
Registration Fee and Year of Birth ranges for each division are as follows:

Division Reg Fee
Early Bird (before February 19) 
Lil Kickers (2014/2013)
$85 $60 
2012 Coed
$95 $70
2010/2011 Boys/Girls
$105 $80
2008/2009 Boys/Girls
$105 $80
2006/2007 Boys/Girls
$105 $80

2004/2005 Boys/Girls
$105 $80

2002/2003 Boys  $105 $80

1999/2000/2001 Boys$65$40 
1999-2003 Girls$35 $35  

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:
Anyone who registers after February 18th will lose the $25 EARLY BIRD discount. This means if you register at 12:01AM on Monday February 19th you will be charged the normal Registration Fee.  We will not provide discounts for anyone registering after February 18th.

DIVISION INFORMATION:

Every player is expected to play 50% of every game unless by their own choice or a parent's request. We do our best to keep team sizes limited to guarantee that every player can get 50% playing time. However, over the years we have received equally as much feedback about teams with too few players (even when the team is at max recommended team size) and teams with too many, Due to vacations and other conflicts not all players show up every week which can leave teams short handed. We also have about 10-15% of registrations after the late fee date starts, so this can be a significant number of players in a division. We typically we need to create two teams at a time to make scheduling work which can then make team sizes too small. Our Board Members and Commissioners do everything we can to make this workout for everyone involved.

DIVISION MAX PER TEAM: GAME CONFIGURATION:
Under 4 N/A There are no teams in this division. Each week, the players registered in this division will work with one or more coaches who will conduct activities and games on Saturday mornings at Rec fields.
U6 7
3 on the field at a time; we allow 7 players per team depending on late registrations, but will create additional teams if possible. No Goalie
U8 8 4 on the field at a time (4v4) - with NO goalie. A certified center ref will be present at all games. 
U10 13 6 on the field plus one goalie (7v7) - since the goalie typically plays an entire half, we assume that they will play the field for some time in the other half
U12 17 8 on the field plus one goalie (9v9) - since the goalie typically plays an entire half, we assume that they will play the field for some time in the other half
U14 18 11v11 includes the goalie with 1 center ref and 2 line refs All U14 games are Intraleague with other Delaware clubs. U14 teams are expected to receive schedules of games through DYSA and will travel between close home fields and up to 1 hour for away fields for the 8 week rec season.
U16B 18
11v11 includes the goalie with 1 center ref and 2 line refs All U16 games are Intraleague with other Delaware clubs. U16 teams are expected to receive schedules of games through DYSA and will travel between close home fields and up to 1 hour for away fields for the 8 week rec season.
U19B
18
11v11 includes the goalie with 1 center ref and 2 line refs All U19 games are Intraleague with other Delaware clubs. U19 teams are expected to receive schedules of games through DYSA and will travel between close home fields and up to 1 hour for away fields for the 8 week rec season.
U16/19GNA These games will be played small sided games. 

Under 4 Coed: This division is for both boys and girls. The primary goal to get players to participate and get as many "touches" on the ball as possible.

Under 6 Coed: This division is for both boys and girls.Games are 2 20 minute halves, 5 minute half-time. Coaches will have practice 1 to 2 nights per week.
           
Under 8 (U8): We offer both Boys and Girls divisions. Players begin to understand positions on the field and continue to work on dribbling and shooting. Passing become more important at this level as the field size increases. Out of bounds are the sideline result in the other team kicking the ball in to restart play. A referee is assigned to each game to make all of the calls. Coaches run their own practices at least one night each week starting at this division. Games consist of four 10 minute quarters with 5 minutes for warm-up, 3 minutes in between periods, and 5 minutes to clean-up after the game.

Under 10 (U10): We offer both Boys and Girls divisions. Goalies and side-line throw-ins are introduced. A referee is assigned to each game to make all of the calls. Games consist of two 25 minute halves with 5 minutes for warm-up, 5 minutes for half time, and 5 minutes to clean-up after the game.

Under 12 (U12): We offer both Boys and Girls divisions. This is the division where teams begin to travel to Dover for some games. A referee is assigned to each game to make all of the calls. Games consist of two 30 minute halves with 5 minutes for warmup, 5 minutes for half time, and 5 minutes to clean-up after the game.

Under 14 (U14): We offer both Boys and Girls divisions. This division participates in the DYSA Interclub league.  A referee is assigned to each game to make all of the calls. Games consist of two 35 minute halves with 5 minutes for warmup, 10 minutes for half time, and 5 minutes to clean-up after the game.

Under 16 (U16): We offer Girls divisions. This division participates in the DYSA Interclub league.  A referee is assigned to each game to make all of the calls. Games consist of two 35 minute halves with 5 minutes for warmup, 10 minutes for half time, and 5 minutes to clean-up after the game.We are still evaluating how to establish this program.

Under 19 (U19): We offer Girls divisions. This division participates in the DYSA Interclub league.  A referee is assigned to each game to make all of the calls. Games consist of two 35 minute halves with 5 minutes for warmup, 10 minutes for half time, and 5 minutes to clean-up after the game.We are still evaluating how to establish this program.







KEY DATES:
Our coaches meetings:
 
TBD

Practices may begin as early as week of TBD. Practice schedules are determined by the coaches based on field, day and time availability.

First game of the season is Saturday March 17th.

There will be 8 game days during the season.

The 3v3 tournament will be held at Delaware Union Park, Lewes Drive, Dover on TBD. This is free to Delaware Union registered Recreational players. 


PRACTICES:
For Under 4 there are no practices during the week.

For Under 6 and Under 8+, each coach will conduct at least one practice each week, typically on the same day and time. Coaches will select their practice time and location based on field availability and what works best for their schedule. We do not accept requests for practice nights and times.



GAME DAY INFORMATION:

For U4-U10, all games are played on Saturdays between 8AM and 3:30PM (ending times may vary depending on the number of teams in each division) at Delaware Union Park on 806 Lewes Drive, Dover.

For U12, all games are played on Saturdays between 8AM and 3:30PM (ending times may vary depending on the number of teams in each division) at Delaware Union Park on 806 Lewes Drive, Dover or Middletown VIllage.
 

For U14+, all games are played on Saturdays between 9AM and 4PM. The number of home and away games vary by team. Home games will be played at the fields at Delaware Union Park OR Middletown Village.

PLEASE NOTE: Home Teams wear Orange jerseys and Away teams wear Navy jerseys.







DivisionReg Fee
 Early Bird (before Feb 19) Year Of Birth 

Under 4 Coed
$65 $402013
Under 5 Coed
$85 $602012

Under 6 Coed
$85 $602011
Under 8 Boys/Girls
$95 $702009-2010
Under 10 Boys/Girls
$95 $702007-2008
Under 12 Boys/Girls
$95 $702005-2006
Under 14 Boys/Girls
$95 $702003-2004
Under 16 Boys/Girls
$95/TBD $702001-2002
Under 19 Boys/GirlsTBD  $701999-2000  

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:
Anyone who registers after February 19th will lose the $25 EARLY BIRD discount. This means if you register at 12:01AM on Monday February 20th you will be charged the normal Registration Fee.  We will provide discounts for anyone registering after 2/19.
DivisionReg Fee
 Early Bird (before Feb 19) Year Of Birth 

Under 4 Coed
$65 $402013
Under 5 Coed
$85 $602012

Under 6 Coed
$85 $602011
Under 8 Boys/Girls
$95 $702009-2010
Under 10 Boys/Girls
$95 $702007-2008
Under 12 Boys/Girls
$95 $702005-2006
Under 14 Boys/Girls
$95 $702003-2004
Under 16 Boys/Girls
$95/TBD $702001-2002
Under 19 Boys/GirlsTBD  $701999-2000  

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:
Anyone who registers after February 19th will lose the $25 EARLY BIRD discount. This means if you register at 12:01AM on Monday February 20th you will be charged the normal Registration Fee.  We will provide discounts for anyone registering after 2/19.
$70
$70

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