Unfortunately, late fees seem to be the only choice we have to convey the need for timely registration, and it is a stated policy of the Dedham Youth Soccer (DYS) program that we just DO NOT waive the imposed late fee, as it would be impossible for us to determine fairly how to do that. Late fees are not waived for Board Members, Coaches, referees, or even town officials.
DYS goes through significant effort to make families aware of the open registration period.
• Multiple emails are sent directly to families in our database noting the registration dates.
• Coaches are asked to remind their team parents on the field and through emails about the registration dates.
• Soccer registration sign boards are up in various high traffic places in town
• Soccer registration notices are placed in the local newspapers for several weeks.
It is VERY important for DYS to get an accurate player count by grade and gender as soon as possible. Within days after the end of the registration period, some team planning starts for the next season. Even a few extra players can change the number of teams in an age group, and the number of players on the teams. For Travel, we need to submit this information to BAYS 2 to 3 months before the start of a spring or fall season. We DO NOT want to see anyone left out because we set the number of teams based on the numbers we had, and then had no room left on a roster.
Thank you for your understanding.