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Fall 2020 Recreational Season

To Register U8-U16 (2014-2005) - CLICK HERE

To Register U3-U6 (2018-2015) - CLICK HERE

In order to request a credit from the Spring 2020 Recreational Season - CLICK HERE

Silver Lake Field Layout - CLICK HERE

Fall 2020 - COVID-19 Guidelines (9/21) - CLICK HERE

To Register as a Coach - CLICK HERE

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

Season Information
- The age ranges are now from January 1st to December 31st.
- The divisions will be Boys and Girls for U8 and older age groups. U6 and under are coed.
- Registration opens 8/1/2020
- Season will run from 9/12/2020 through 10/31/2020. No games will be played on 10/10/2020
- 3v3 tournament will be held on Saturday 11/7/2020. Rain date will be 11/8/2020
- U14 Boys and Girls and U16 Boys and Girls Divisions will again play in DYSA Interclub (11 v 11) and will have games at various sites around northern and central Delaware
- NO REFUNDS once season starts other than medical reasons (doctors note may need to be provided). If before the season starts, you determine your child cannot play for any reason, you will be charged a $25 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.
- Teammate and coach request are not accepted. Players will be allowed to select practice day preferences during registrations. Teams will be formed based on practice preference selection.
 
Equipment and Uniforms
In order to receive your uniform before the season starts you must order it before 8/25/2020.
Uniforms this year are Orange and Black. Players that have the Orange and Navy from previous years will be able to continue to wear them.
 
To order your uniform - CLICK HERE
U3 - U6 (Discovery Program) Players do not need to purchase a uniform for the season.

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. Note that the cleats spikes must be plastic and CANNOT have a front spike.
 

REGISTRATION FEES:

Registration Fee and Date of Birth ranges for each division are as follows:
 
Division
Registration fee Fee
Discovery (U3-U6) (2017-2015)
$115
U8 2013/2014 Boys/Girls
$105
U10 2011/2012 Boys/Girls
$105
U12 2009/2010 Boys/Girls
$105
U14 2007/2008 Boys/Girls
$105
U16 2005/2006 Girls
$105
U19 2002-2004 Girls
$105
U19 2002-2004 Boys
$105
DIVISION INFORMATION:
 
Discovery Program - U3-U6 - Click Here for more information
 
Under 8 (2013-2014): 4 on the field at a time - NO GOALIES (4v4). Max Roster of 8
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 (2011-2012): 6 on the field plus one goalie (7v7). Max Roster of 12
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 (2009-2010): 8 on the field plus one goalie (9v9). Max Roster of 16
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 (2007-2008): 10 on the field plus one goalie with 35 minute halves (11v11). Max Roster of 18
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 (2005-2006): 10 on the field plus one goalie with 35 minute halves (11v11). Max Roster of 18
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.

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 shorthanded. 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 work out for everyone involved
 
 
KEY DATES:

Practices may begin as early as 9/7/2020. 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 9/12/2020.

There will be 7 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 U8 and up divisions, so even though it is not required, we have found that almost 100% of teams field at least one team for this tournament. The 3v3 will be held on Saturday, November 7.
 
PRACTICES:
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 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 Recreational > Coach's Corner.
 
 
GAME DAY INFORMATION:

For U8-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 Kent County Parks and Rec or Silver Lake Elementary
 
PLEASE NOTE: Home Teams wear Orange Jerseys and Away teams wear Black Jerseys.
 
 
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