Picture Day - Middletown


FOR MIDDLETOWN FALL 2017

Picture Days in Middletown are September 30 for 2012/2013/2014 (U4-6) teams and October 14 for 2010/11 (U8) and older teams. 

Pictures are taken at the Gazebo on the left side of Silver Lake Elementary as you are facing the main entrance.  The large Gazebo is to the left of the outdoor pool.  See the map here.

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


October 14th

For the most expedient service for picture day, it is recommended that you pre-register using the following links.
NOTE:  It is important to use the correct registration link for signing up, if you sign up on the wrong day it will slow down your picture taking experience.

September 30 Registration Link

October 14 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 Soccer Season

MOT AREA - Fall 2017 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. 

- The divisions will be Boys and Girls (vs Coed and Girls)

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

- 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 2014/2013/2012 (U4 through U6) games on October 28th.

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

- 3v3 tournament will be held on Saturday October 28th for 2010/2011 and 2008/2009 (U8-U10) divisions and Sunday October 29th for 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 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

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 raffle tickets 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, no hooded sweatshirts or jackets may be worn.  In the past we have allowed this, but in trying to reduce the possibility of injury, players may no longer wear any articles of clothing with a hood while on the playing field. Cleats are required for Under 8 (U8) divisions and above but only recommended for Under 4 - Under 6 divisions.  Note that the cleats spikes must be plastic and CANNOT have a front spike.

If you require a uniform, you will need to purchase it from the league, more information to follow.
           

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

Division Reg Fee
 Early Bird (before Aug 1) Year Of Birth

Under 4 Coed
$65  $402014
Under 5 Coed
$85  $602013

Under 6 Coed
$85  $602012
Under 8 Boys/Girls
$95  $702010-2011
Under 10 Boys/Girls
$95  $702008-2009
Under 12 Boys/Girls
$95  $702006-2007
Under 14 Boys/Girls
$95  $702004-2005
Under 16 Girls
$95  $702002-2003
Under 19 Girls$70  $701999-2000  
Under 16/19 Boys$35  $35 1999-2003 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION:
Registrations processed after July 31st are no longer eligible for EARLY BIRD pricing. This means if you register at 12:01AM on Tuesday August 1st you will be charged the normal Registration Fee, as shown above.


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:
U4-6 6
3 on the field at a time; we allow 7 players per team depending on late registrations, but will create additional teams if possible
U8 8 4 on the field at a time - NO GOALIES (4v4).
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 20
10 on the field plus one goalie with 35 minute halves (11v11).  We are playing Interclub through DYSA so we will follow their rules once they are published.
U16 20 10 on the field plus one goalie with 35 minute halves (11v11).  We are playing Interclub through DYSA so we will follow their rules once they are published.
U19
20
10 on the field plus one goalie with 35 minute halves (11v11).  We are playing Interclub through DYSA so we will follow their rules once they are published.
U16/19 ----This division will play small sided games

Under 4 (U4): This division is for both boys and girls. The primary goal for coaches is to get the players on the field and to get used to kicking the ball and have some success by allowing every player to score a goal. The first part of the game time will be warm-ups with the coach playing games. The second part will be 3 players on the field at a time and having the players get used to staying inside the lines on the field. It is up to the coaches as to how much time is spent with warm-ups.  60 minutes for game time each week.

Under 5 and 6 (U5 and U6): This division is for both boys and girls. Players begin to understand the concepts of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Corner Kicks and Goal Kicks are introduced, but there are no throw-ins at this age. Usually 10-15 minutes of the assigned game time is for warm-ups and activities and then the games are 3v3 with coaches overseeing and making all of the calls. 60 minutes for game time each 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 4 10 minute quarters with 5 minutes for warmup, 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 warmup, 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 GIRLS): We offer ONLY 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 19 (U19 GIRLS): We offer ONLY 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 16-19 BOYS: This groups will play small sided games.


KEY DATES:
Our coaches meetings are scheduled for Saturday August 26th in Middletown:

U8+ coaches will meet at Silver Lake Park at 10 AM on August 26th
U4, U5 & U6 coaches will meet at Silver Lake Park at 9 AM on August 26th -- CANCELLED -- rescheduled for 8/30 at 7 PM

Practices may begin as early as August 28th. Practice days and times are chosen at the coaches meeting (a sign up sheet will be provided at the meeting). 
Practice schedules are determined by the coaches based on field, day and time availability.  Early in the season, daylight is still limited, so practice schedules may need to be adjusted, but all of this will be determined by the coaches based on field availability.

First game of the season is Saturday September 9th.

We will have a makeup game date of November 5th.

There will be 8 game days during the season for the U4-U6 divisions.

There will be 8 game days for the U8 and older divisions this season. The 3v3 tournament is held on a separate weekend from normal game days.  The tournament is free and only open to Delaware Union Recreational Teams, so even though it is not required, we have found that almost 100% of teams field at least one team for this tournament.



PRACTICES:
For U4, there are no practices during the week.Teams will "practice" during the first part of their games on Saturdays.

For U5 & U6, there will be one night during the week where all U5 & U6 players can participate in an "Open Practice". This is an optional practice and players who show up will be assigned to coaches who will play games activities to give the players the opportunity to improve their skills.The objective at this age is to get kids as many "touches" on the soccer ball as possible.  The open practice

For U8+, 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. We are working to obtain practice fields away from Silver Lake in order to try and keep the fields at Silver Lake in the best shape possible for game days.

The practice schedules will be published under Programs > Recreational > Coach's Corner.




GAME DAY INFORMATION:

For U4-U10, all games are played on Saturdays between 9 AM and 2 PM (ending times may vary depending on the number of teams in each division) at Silver Lake Elementary School.

For U12+, 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 Middletown Village or Delaware Union Park.

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





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