Dear Dedham Soccer Families,
Come and join us on Saturday, September 30 when we are host our Fall Night at the Revs. As part of the partnership between DYS and the Revs, we have reserved seats in the stadium for DYS to be all together! Be one of the first 250 to get seats and join our main Dedham group seated together in Corner/Endline Section 139!
Dedham Night at the Revs - Saturday, Sept 30th - 7:30 PM
NE Revolution vs. Charlotte FC
Gillette Stadium – Tailgating – Free Parking
Click Here to Order: www.nerevsgroups.com/DedhamYS
Discounted Tickets: $27 each (reg $46)
This will be the biggest Revs game on the season, with the lower bowl of Gillette Stadium almost sold out. Be sure to get your seats early with us before only the 200 Level is available. Tickets are discounted for all our players, coaches, and families. Don’t miss out! We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
Dedham Soccer on 3...!
Dedham Soccer President
September 16, 2023
DYS has decided to cancel all town and little kicker games today due to the weather.
Travel games are still on.
There will be Road Race that will impact traffic to the Rustcraft Fields this Saturday, September 9th from approximately 9:15am to 10:15am
Please anticipate that Rustcraft Road from East St to Central Ave will be shut down from 9:15-10:15am. This may be open sooner if the Police department feels it is safe. If possible, please direct participants to come down Rustcraft Road from Legacy Place.
Just a few reminders:
1) You need all aspects of the assessments (Safesports, concussion, CORI) done in order to practice, and this needs to be done by tomorrow (9/7) at the latest. You will not be able to practice or be on the sidelines for games without it done. In order to coach games, you need a lanyard. It needs to be completed. If you are unsure, contact us or Lisa.
2) With the heat the next couple of days, be careful at practice. Here are the game guidelines from BAYS as a reference.
Heat is a problem when it prevents the body from cooling itself. The hotter the body gets, the more likely it is to increase fatigue levels, develop cramps and increase the possibility of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The hotter and more humid the weather, the faster these problems can develop. Temperatures as low as 65 degrees, with a relative humidity of 100%, can be serious.
1. A heat index chart should be given to every coach and referee (www.nws.noaa.gov)
2. Games need to be adjusted as the heat index rises:
a. Mandatory water breaks
b. Go to quarters
c. Shorten the games
3. Provide training to coaches to teach the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Club administrators and tournament officials are responsible for monitoring the heat index (by weather radio, online or the Weather Channel) and keeping the participating teams and game officials informed of the heat index. Coaches are encouraged to also monitor the conditions. The following are recommended when there is a possibility of dangerous high heat index:
Up to 84°
85° - 89°
Mandatory two-minute water breaks per half with running time.
90° - 99°
Mandatory two-minute water breaks per half with running time. Each half shortened by five minutes.
100° - 104°
Mandatory two-minute water breaks per half with running time. Each half shortened by ten minutes.
Apply the above recommendations to both games and other soccer activities.
For further information, please check the NOAA website for additional information in regards to how temperature and humidity combine to make it feel hotter.
Good luck with the first games of the season!
Attention Dedham Youth Soccer Coaches:
Please make sure to complete the Background Checks, MYS registration, and Safesport/Concussion Courses.
These are REQUIRED by Mass Youth Soccer and must be completed BEFORE your next practice effective 9/1/2023.
Please don’t ask DYS to patrol practices to see if you are coaching or not without these completed and know that these are for the benefit of the players we are coaching !!!
Any questions on how to complete this or what you have completed, please reach out to Lisa Farnham [email protected]
Dedham Soccer President
On behalf of Mansfield Youth Soccer, I'd like to invite you and your teams to the 21st Annual Mansfield Columbus Cup Tournament onOctober 7th - 9th.
Last year we welcomed teams from Charlestown to Plymouth and the Cape, and many towns in between and we're hoping you'll join us this year! All games are played at the same location. Boys on Saturday, Girls on Sunday and Playoffs for Grades 5-8 on Monday.
It is a very family friendly event. We will have Food Trucks, Face Painting, Games, Raffles and more! This year we have a brand new playground for the kids in between games too!
*Registration closes Friday, September 29th, or when age groups reach their maximum number of teams, whichever comes first.
We hope to see you there!
We're thrilled to introduce our two new clinicians for this Fall!
Dedham Youth Soccer 20% OFF SHOP EVENT
Friday, August 25th - Monday, August 28th
Dedham, MA Store Location
Save the date! Our partner, DICK’S Sporting Goods, is offering you a 20% off discount throughout the store to help you gear up for the season! Be sure to use the coupon linked below, as this is specific to our organization. The coupon is valid in-store on the dates above, and should be shown at the register during checkout.