End of February Newsletter- March starts this Friday!! Home Stretch to Spring

 

Hello Dedham Soccer Community!

This year, February has one extra day, because of Leap Year (important because apparently without it, December would eventually drift into summer!!).
Even more important, is after February 29th, you know what that means-March 1st, oh yes, Preschool Kickers Registration OPENS!!!
Yep, it’s a big deal because these slots fill up fast (maybe even faster than a T.Swift concert)
Just a reminder, your player MUST be 4 by April 1, 2024no exceptions.

You can bet that the Dedham Youth Soccer volunteers are putting this extra day in February to good use, working hard to help make our soccer program great this Spring season. 
Read on to find out what's going on and sign up for opportunities to help us get the season off to a great start!

In good health,
Danielle

PRESCHOOL KICKERS PROGRAM: Registration will open on March 1st. 
Players MUST be 4 by April 1, 2024. Player spots are limited to a max number and time slots will close when filled. Click here to Register.

Travel Uniform doesn’t fit, lost a piece last season? Order by 3/15/24!
Head over to the Travel Uniform page on our website for details and the link to our Uniform Store: https://teamstores.challengerteamwear.com/store/dedhamys/index

DYS Upcoming Events

  • MANDATORY Coaches and Town Referee Meetings SAVE THE DATE 3/24/24
    • Coaches Meeting, Equipment pickup, Clinician Session preview
    • Times are still being worked out but plan for 5-8p
    • Location TBD
  • First Games of the Season April 6th
  • DYS Night at Revs - Saturday May 18, 2024-Free ticket for all players registered for Spring Season! Details to come!
  • TOWN Picnic, at Noble &Greenough Campus- Date TBD (typically mid-June), stay tuned

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!!

Dedham Youth Soccer Shopping Event

 20% OFF Throughout the Store!

Friday, March 22nd – Sunday, March 24th

Valid at our Dedham, MA Location

Save the date! Our partner DICK’S Sporting Goods is offering all our members an exclusive discount of 20% off throughout the store!  Be sure to grab all the things you will need for the season as well as all the other items that you have had your eyes on! To access exclusive savings, click the coupon linked below. The coupon is valid in-store on the dates above and must be shown at the register during checkout.

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR IN-STORE COUPON

Spring Field Clean Up March 24,2024
Some board members, coaches and families are teaming up to beautify our fields by leading a community wide Field Clean-Up, and you can volunteer to get involved!
Get together as a team and make it a pre-season team bonding event! Please see the attached flyer for details.

Winter Indoor Training is in full swing!
Please note March 18th is cancelled due to unavailability of the gym- we are working on getting a new date/time and will update as soon as possible.

Day Grades/ Gender/Time**
SUNDAYS
Feb 18, 25,
Mar 3,10,17,24
5/6/7th grade Boys (2:30-3:30)
6*/7/8th grade Girls (3:30-4:30)
8/9th Boys (6-7:30)
10/11/12th Boys (7:30-9)
MONDAYS
Feb 19, 26
Mar 4, 11, 18, 25
3/4th grade Boys (5-6p)
3rd grade Girls (6-7p)
4/5th grade Girls (7-8p)
*6th grade Girls can do either Sunday 3:30-4:30p or Monday 7-8p; must commit after week 1
All players age 18 and up during this timeframe must take safesport course and CORI background check

LOCATION: Dedham Country Day- Main Gym, 90 Sandy Valley Road, Dedham, MA;
NOTE: Doors are locked 10 minutes after the start of the sessions. If you are going to be late, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll let you in.

WHAT WE WORK ON: Professional Soccer coach will run these session (Except HS ages- which will be run by DYS coaches)●Grades 3 thru 8 will be: Skills for first 20 mins and scrimmage 40 mins of each session. ●HS Age will scrimmage entire duration
This is a drop off/pick up session
Must wear indoor sneakers with no black soles and NO CLEATS
Must wear shin guards, bring a water bottle and a soccer ball

Website and FB Updates  
Please join DYS FB page and visit www.dedhamsoccer.com  for up-to-date messages, notes, about the program.  We will be adding more material about the programs, teams, coaches, history, etc. throughout the season

Travel Referees
DYS is in need of more TRAVEL referee’s- Winter courses are now available-  check out the website:https://www.massref.net/becoming-a-referee/steps-to-become-referee/      DYS will cover the costs of the course once you referee 10 total games. Bonus for any current referee who refers a future referee, and that person completes 10 games.

Do you have any suggestions, comments, concerns, or want to volunteer to help?  Email me at [email protected]

On behalf of the DYS Board…Thank you for all your support!
DEDHAM SOCCER on …3!

 

DYS Night at Revs - Saturday May 18, 2024

Hello Dedham Soccer Players and families,

This spring we'll be back at Gillette Stadium to watch our New England Revolution take on Philadelphia Union for Dedham Soccer Night at the REVS. This is one of our favorite events every year, and we're thrilled to do something fun and amazing for all our teams and families.

This year we are very excited to announce that we are ONCE AGAIN partnering with the New England Revolution to give all our Dedham soccer players FREE TICKET to attend the game!

SAVE THE DATE - - - Saturday, May 18th 2024

New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union
Gillette Stadium – Kickoff 7:30 PM

As part of the partnership between Dedham Soccer and the Revs, all our players will receive a promo code via email from the Revs to attend the game! (Please let us know if you would like to opt out of this program by emailing [email protected]  by Thursday 2/29 and we can remove you from the list). This email address will be used to send you the code and reminders about the game only.

We'll have more details soon with instructions on how to redeem the player ticket and add-on discounted seats for the game for everyone in your family to attend. 

We're looking forward to seeing you there!

DEDHAM SOCCER ON 3...!

-Paul Yandrisevits

Vice President

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Kyle Lindsay from the Revolution at [email protected] .

Congratulations to Alex Tiglianidis

Congratulations to Alex Tiglianidis for officially signing to play on the Men’s Soccer team at Assumption University in the fall of 2024.

 

Assumption University is a private, Roman Catholic University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Assumption men’s soccer plays in the NE10 conference often referred to as the top D2 in the country.

 

Pictured along with Alex is DHS Athletic Director Steve Traister and DHS Varsity Coaches George Cariofiles, Andy Podolski

 

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February Update

Hello Dedham Soccer Community!
Supposedly, on Groundhog's Day, the groundhog did not see he's shadow, so the story goes, we are in for an early spring! Not sure if I believe this but it was pretty warm this weekend so maybe there is some truth to the lore 😉.
What's not myth, is how volunteers (Coaches, Referees and Parents) help make our soccer program great each and every season. 
Read on to find out what's going on and sign up for an opportunity to get the season off to a great start!

In good health,
Danielle

WINTER Soccer Indoor Training Starts Next Week!! There are still spots available!
Registration is open at www.dedhamsoccer.com

Day Capacity/Session* Grades/ Gender/Time**
SUNDAY 22 5/6th grade Boys (1:30-2:30) - still spots
7/8th grade Boys (2:30-3:30) - still spots
7/8th grade Girls (3:30-4:30) - still spots
SUNDAY No limit Highschool (9-12)
6-7:30p (boys)
7:30-9p (girls)
MONDAY 22 3/4th grade Boys (5-6p)- still spots
3/4th grade Girls (6-7p)- full
5/6th grade Girls (7-8p) - still spots
*12 player minimum to run a session
**Depending on numbers, times may change
All players age 18 and up during this timeframe must take safesport course and CORI background check

DATES: Feb 18th  – Mar 24th 2024
LOCATION: Dedham Country Day- Main Gym, 90 Sandy Valley Road, Dedham, MA
COST: Grades 3-8= $70; HS = $50 
Your child MUST be registered to play Spring 2023 DYS Soccer in order to participate

WHAT WE WORK ON: Professional Soccer coach will run these session (Except HS ages- which will be run by DYS coaches)●Grades 3 thru 8 will be: Skills for first 20 mins and scrimmage 40 mins of each session. ●HS Age will be scrimmage entire duration
This is a drop off/pick up session
Must wear indoor sneakers with no black soles and NO CLEATS
Must wear shin guards, bring a water bottle and a soccer ball

Travel Uniform doesn’t fit? Lost a piece last season? Order by 3/15/24!
Head over to the Travel Uniform page on our website for details and the link to our Uniform Store: https://teamstores.challengerteamwear.com/store/dedhamys/index
Please also see the attached flyer for more information.

Spring Field Clean Up March 24,2024
Some board members, coaches and families are teaming up to beautify our fields by leading a community wide Field Clean-Up, and you can volunteer to get involved! Get together as a team and make it a pre-season team bonding event! Please see the attached flyer for details.

PRESCHOOL KICKERS PROGRAM: Registration will open on March 1st. 
Players MUST be 4 by April 1, 2024. Player spots are limited to a max number and time slots will close when filled.

Website and FB Updates  
Please join DYS FB page and visit www.dedhamsoccer.com  for up to date messages, notes, about the program.  We will be adding more material about the programs, teams, coaches, history, etc. this Winter

DYS Upcoming Events

  • Coaches and Town Referee Meetings will most likely be beginning of March
  • First Game of the Season April 6th
  • DYS Soccer Night at the Revs!! Free ticket for players! Details to come

Town and Travel Referees
DYS is in need of more TRAVEL referee’s- Winter courses are now available-  check out the website:https://www.massref.net/becoming-a-referee/steps-to-become-referee/      DYS will cover the costs of the course once you referee 10 total games. Bonus for any current referee who refers a future referee, and that person completes 10 games.

Do you have any suggestions, comments, concerns, would you like to volunteer to help?  Email me at [email protected]

On behalf of the DYS Board…Thank you for all your support!
DEDHAM SOCCER on …3!

WHY CAN'T IT BE SPRING ALREADY!?!

Hello Dedham Soccer Community!
As I look at the pretty, fallen snow from my dining room (because its 15 degrees outside), its hard not to think, WHY CAN'T IT BE SPRING ALREADY!?!
Well, despite the cold and snow, the Dedham Soccer Board has been hard at work, gearing up for the upcoming season.

Read on to find out what's going on.

Stay warm!
Danielle

In case you missed this
Hello! My name is Danielle Littee I am happy to introduce myself as your incoming, 2024 Dedham Youth Soccer President. I have been a Dedham resident since 2013 and delighted to share that both my boys will be part of the Dedham Youth Soccer Organization this year. I was previously the Board Secretary and now I’m looking forward to building on Paul’s momentum and energy from the last six years (!!) to support this great organization.

HUGE Thank You to Paul!
Really want to thank Paul for his leadership and guidance over the years. Happy to reiterate that Paul will be staying on the Board as Vice President and will continue to champion and support efforts that are vital to growth of our program and visibility of the program in town and externally.

REGISTRATION
Registration is STILL OPEN for the Spring 2024 season for Grades: Kindergarten thru Grade 12 (see www.dedhamsoccer.com for more details)
Please note spots are NOT guaranteed and subject to availability and late fees ($50 added to registration fee)

  • TOWN (Grades K thru 3)  and TRAVEL PROGRAM:  (Grades 3 thru 8th Grade): Late Fee starts Friday, January 12th  spots are NOT guaranteed after this date; Waitlist starts Thursday February 1st

NOTE: Grade 3 Town is for 3rd graders who are new in the Spring or who played TOWN in the fall of 2023

  • Spring Season Games (PreK thru Grade 8) will be most Saturdays, April 6th thru June 8th (ish)
  • PRE-K PROGRAM: Registration will open on March 1st.  Players MUST be 4 by April 1, 2024. Player spots are limited to a max number and time slots will close when filled.
  • High School PROGRAM:  Register by Monday, February 5th, Late Fee starts Tuesday, February 6th and spots are NOT guaranteed after this date

DYS Team Store 
Still Open until January 31, 2024! We are moving the online store to Play it Again for a better user experience and to work with a local Dedham company.  Check back often as we are adding new items soon https://dedhamyouthsoccer2023.itemorder.com/shop/home/
 
WINTER Soccer Indoor Training 
Registration is open at www.dedhamsoccer.com

Day Capacity/Session* Grades/ Gender/Time**
SUNDAY 22 5/6th grade Boys (1:30-2:30)
7/8th grade Boys (2:30-3:30)
7/8th grade Girls (3:30-4:30)
SUNDAY No limit Highschool (9-12)
6-7:30p (boys)
7:30-9p (girls)
MONDAY 22 3/4th grade Boys (5-6p)
3/4th grade Girls (6-7p)
5/6th grade Girls (7-8p)
*12 player minimum to run a session
**Depending on numbers, times may change
All players age 18 and up during this timeframe must take safesport course and CORI background check

WINTER TRAINING DATES: Feb 18 th  – Mar 24th 2024

LOCATION: Dedham Country Day- Main Gym, 90 Sandy Valley Road, Dedham, MA

COST: Grades 3-8= $70; HS = $50 

Your child MUST be registered to play Spring 2023 DYS Soccer in order to participate

WHAT WE WORK ON: Professional Soccer coach will run these session (Except HS ages- which will be run by DYS coaches)●Grades 3 thru 8 will be: Skills for first 20 mins and scrimmage 40 mins of each session● HS Age will be scrimmage entire duration

  • This is a drop off/pick up session
  • Must wear indoor sneakers with no black soles and NO CLEATS
  • Must wear shin guards, bring a water bottle and a soccer ball

Website and FB Updates  
Please join DYS FB page and visit www.dedhamsoccer.com  for up to date messages, notes, about the program.  We will be adding more material about the programs, teams, coaches, history, etc. this Winter

DYS Upcoming Events

  • Coaches and Town Referee Meetings will most likely be in February
  • Pre-season Field Clean Up Day; Details to come if you are interested, please contact, [email protected]

Town and Travel Referees
DYS is in need of more TRAVEL referee’s- Winter courses are now available-  check out the website:https://www.massref.net/becoming-a-referee/steps-to-become-referee/      DYS will cover the costs of the course once you referee 10 total games. Bonus for any current referee who refers a future referee, and that person completes 10 games.

Do you have any suggestions, comments, concerns, would you like to volunteer to help?  Email me at [email protected]

On behalf of the DYS Board…Thank you for all your support!
DEDHAM SOCCER on …3!

January 2024 Newsletter

January 2024 Newsletter

Hello DYS Parents,

 Introductions

Hello! My name is Danielle Littee, and I am happy to introduce myself as your incoming 2024 Dedham Youth Soccer President. I have been a Dedham resident since 2013 and delighted to share that both my boys will be part of the Dedham Youth Soccer Organization this year. I was previously the Board Secretary and now I’m looking forward to building on Paul’s momentum and energy from the last six years (!!) to support this great organization.

HUGE Thank You to Paul!

Really want to thank Paul for his leadership and guidance over the years. Happy to reiterate that Paul will be staying on the Board as Vice President and will continue to champion and support efforts that are vital to growth of our program and visibility of the program in town and externally.

Thank you

I wanted to thank all the board members, volunteers, coaches, and everyone who have worked hard to make Dedham Youth Soccer a great organization for the players, families, and town of Dedham in 2023.  I know that we all have many other activities, meetings, practices, and our own work/family balance.  Thank you for bringing your passion, your intellect, your experiences, your respect, your resources to help Dedham Youth Soccer. 

I want to especially thank those that have helped over the last few years and are moving on from the board.  Carld and Michelle:  Thank you on behalf of DYS for your contributions, hours of coaching, advising, and overall enthusiasm of making DYS what it is today!! You were passionate and always worked to put the players of Dedham first.  Although, your work is never done, and you may be called in as a sub here and there 

I also want to welcome Rafael D, Courtney D., Maura F., Russell M., and Nicole S. to the board.  Looking forward to having your help in 2023 and beyond!

 REGISTRATION

Spring Registration is OPEN for Spring 2024 season for Grades: Kindergarten thru Grade 12 (see www.dedhamsoccer.com for more details)

Please note registration deadlines are EXTENDED through JANUARY 11TH!!!

·Still fast approaching and spots are NOT guaranteed and subject to availability and late fees.

·Notice that the late fee is $50 for Spring season as this helps encourage on-time registration and greatly reduces the amount of work for our volunteer board members

·Costs for Insurance, equipment, League Fees, etc.… have all gone up along with a slight increase to registration for Spring 2024

·TOWN (Grades K thru 3)  and TRAVEL PROGRAM:  (Grades 3 thru 8th Grade): Late Fee starts Friday, January 12th  spots are NOT guaranteed after this date; Waitlist starts Thursday February 1st

NOTE: Grade 3 Town is for 3rd  graders who are new in the Spring or who played TOWN in the fall of 2023

·Spring Season Games (PreK thru Grade 8) will be most Saturdays, April 6th thru June 8th (ish)

·PRE-K PROGRAM: Registration will open on March 1st.  Players MUST be 4 by April 1, 2024. Player spots are limited to a max number and time slots will close when filled.

·High School PROGRAM:  Register by Monday, February 5th, Late Fee starts Tuesday, February 6th and spots are NOT guaranteed after this date

DYS Team Store 

Still open until January 31, 2024! We're continuing to partner with Play it Again for a better user experience and to work with a local Dedham company.  Check back often as we are adding new items soon: https://dedhamyouthsoccer2023.itemorder.com/shop/home/

 WINTER Soccer Indoor Training 

Will be hosted on Sundays at Dedham Country Day School

·Starting 2/18 through 3/24/24 

·Watch for details in the upcoming weeks to register

 Website and FB Updates  

Please join DYS FB page and visit www.dedhamsoccer.com  for up to date messages, notes, about the program.  We will be adding more material about the programs, teams, coaches, history, etc. this Winter

DYS Upcoming Events

·Coaches and Town Referee Meetings will most likely be in mid-February/early March

Town and Travel Referees

DYS is in need of more TRAVEL referee’s- Winter courses are now available-  check out the website:https://www.massref.net/becoming-a-referee/steps-to-become-referee/      DYS will cover the costs of the course once you referee 10 total games. Bonus for any current referee who refers a future referee, and that person completes 10 games.

Do you have any suggestions, comments, concerns, would you like to volunteer to help?  Email me at [email protected]

 On behalf of the DYS Board…Thank you for all your support!

DEDHAM SOCCER on …3!