Picture Day - Dover

FOR DOVER FALL 2017

Picture Day in Dover is September 30th for all teams. 

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:

September 30th

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

September 30 Registration Link

QUICK INFO

OPEN PRACTICE & PLAYER DEVELOPMENT SERIES (PDS):
MIDDLETOWN: Open practice for 2012/2013 (U5/U6) is 5:30-6:30PM at Middletown Village
PDS for 2011 - 2004 (U8 to U14) is 5:30-6:30PM at Middletown Village
DOVER:
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PICTURE DAY:
MIDDLETOWN: September 30th for 2014 (U4) through 2013 (U6)  and October 14th for 2010/11 (U8) and up
DOVER: September 30th for ALL DIVISIONS
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3V3:
Our 3v3 Tournament for our 2010/2011 and 2008/2009 will be held on Saturday October 28th.  For our 2007/2008 and older divisions will be held on Sunday October 29th.  It will be held at Delaware Union Park in Dover.

FUNDRAISING DISCOUNT CARDS:
Every player will receive 4 discount cards.  You can sell these for $5 each or keep them and use them yourselves.

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

Fall Season

DOVER AREA - 2017 Fall Season Information

  Before registration begins for the Fall season, we will provide information related to the upcoming Fall 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 (vs the previous August 1st to July 31st).  This is a mandate from DYSA. 

- Registration opens June 21st; the early bird rate expires August 1st

- Season will run from September 9th through November 11th with no games on October 7th (Columbus day weekend) and no games other than the 3v3 tournament and U14+ DYSA Interclub Games on October 28th.  There will be no U4 through U6 games Octoboer 28th.

- Uniform kits will be purchased directly from the club.  More information to follow.

- 3v3 tournament will be held on Saturday October 28th for 2010/2011 & 2008/2009 (u8-U10) divisions and Sunday April 30th for 2006/2007 and older (U12+) divisions

- U14 Boys and Girls, U16 Girls, U19 Girls 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 Boys Division will play small sided games and Middletown Village or Delaware Union Park. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Fall
2017

FEES FOR THE SEASON ARE AS FOLLOWS:

FUNDRAISING:
All registered players will be charged a $20 fundraising fee for which you will be given 4 - Discount Cards.  The Discount Cards will be distributed to coaches the 4th or 5th week of the season.

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.

DU Rec kit consists of 1 orange Adidas jersey (for home games) 1 navy Adidas jersey (for away games) and 1 pair of navy Adidas shorts. Socks are not included, but navy, orange, or black soccer socks can be purchased at any local sports store. More information is to follow for purchasing uniform kits.

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 August 1) Year Of Birth                      
Under 4 Coed
$65 $40 2014
Under 6 Coed
$85 $602012-2013
Under 8 Boys/Girls
$95 $702010-2011
Under 10 Boys/Girls
$95 $702008-2009
Under 12 Boys/Girls
$95 $70
2006-2007
Under 14 Boys/Girls
$95 $70
2004-2005
Under 16 Girls $70 $70
2002-2003           
Under 19 Girls$70$701999-2001 
Under 16/19 Boys$35 $35 1999-2003 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:
Anyone who registers after July 31st will lose the $25 EARLY BIRD discount. This means if you register at 12:01AM on Wednesday August 1st you will be charged the normal Registration Fee.  We will not provide discounts for anyone registering after July 31st.

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.
U16G 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.
U19G
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.
U16/19BNA 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 September 9th.

We will have one makeup day: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5th for games that are cancelled due to weather.

There will be 8 game days during the season.

The 3v3 tournament will be held at Delaware Union Park, Lewes Drive, Dover on October 28th and 29th. 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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