DYS- October 2022 Newsletter

Hello DYS Parents,

We are now just over halfway thru the fall season! I hope that everyone is having a great time, working hard, and having fun. 

  • It was great to see all the Dedham families and friends at the DYS Night at the High School.  We estimated over 500+ people attended during the night and DYS players picked up their soccer juggling balls or Dedham Soccer T-Shirts
  • Thank you to all those that attended DYS Night at the REVS (over 350+ attended for the fall game
  • DYS Team Store will be ready in the next 7-10 days as we are finalizing the gear just in time for the start of holiday shopping season… we are moving the online store to Play it Again for a better user experience and to work with a local Dedham owned company
  • I am so proud of our volunteer board members and coaching staff.  Please go out of your way to thank them this week for all they do for the children of Dedham
  • Watch for details in the upcoming weeks for WINTER Soccer Indoor Training !!!
  • 2022 DYS Annual Board Meeting Tuesday, December 6th – Location tbd- Voting in of 2023 officers, new board members
  • Open Positions that need to be filled include: President, Treasurer, Equipment Dir, Events Director (newly created role).  Please contact me with any interest.  More details are found in the bylaws located on the DYS website www.dedhamsoccer.com pages 6-7 and 10-13 for descriptions.

 SPRING SEASON REGISTRATIONS OPENING SOON

            Town Grades K thru 8th          Week of November 6th -Closing on January 6th

            Pre-K and Grades 9 thru 12   TBD- watch for emails, FB, and website for more info.

DYS Upcoming Events:

  • DYS Senior Night Games: (New this year: DYS providing a gift to all seniors)
  • Boys Tuesday, Oct 18th
  • Girls Tuesday, Oct 25th
  • Watch for both Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer Playoff Schedules and come out to support the teams!!!
  • HalloweenFest (Town Program) Oct 29th
  • World Cup Watch Party???

FALL 2022 Season Last Games 11/12

PRE-K PROGRAM: The Professional Coaches are there each week and it is great to see all the young players having fun and learning soccer. Check out notes about HalloweenFest.

TOWN PROGRAM:  (Grades K thru 3)

HalloweenFest is coming Saturday Oct 29th.  Coaches should be reaching out to plan a team costume idea.  Winning team from each grade will get a Pizza party for their team (date tbd)   see attached. 

TRAVEL PROGRAM: (Incoming Fall Grades 3 thru 8th Grade)

  • Best of Luck to our travel teams both home and away as they push to do their best and play hard each week. 
  • There are bathrooms set up at Gonzalez, Condon, Rustcraft field on Saturdays, however POOL Field does not have one, we are to use the actual pool bathroom if it is open, so plan accordingly

Town and Travel Referees: I Have heard GREAT feedback from parents and coaches.  Keep up the great work and have FUN!

REMINDER: A note about Fields this season:  In Dedham, there are limited open spaces to play (especially with lights during fall season) and DYS must share space with other sports, other DYS teams, etc.  DYS will have multiple teams practicing at the same time on various fields.  Please be courteous and know that the Dedham Parks and Rec Department is doing a great job and has been working hard to do their best to make our season a success.  Fields this season might not have ideal conditions due to the drought, so please be patient and let DYS know if you have any questions, concerns, etc… We appreciate the flexibility in last minute changes due to field usage, conditions, etc…

 

Do you have any positive suggestions, would you like to volunteer to help?  Just send me an email…

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

DYS on 3…!        

DHS Senior night

Game at Dedham High School Vs. Millis
5:45pm tonight-Tuesday
10/25/22

We have 4 senior girls playing tonight who all played DYS!  Let's cheer them on!

Travel is On Rustcraft is NOT OPEN - October 1, 2022

All travel fields are open as the fields at pool, Condon and Gonzalez are in better condition.  Based on weather, travel coaches playing home games need to reach out to opposing teams to confirm plans. 

 

FYI for those who also coach Town Teams….

Town games at Rustcraft field are cancelled today due to rain and temps FORECAST for our youngest players as well as the field conditions potential after rain… We know that weather can change and there ”might be” a chance to play, but decisions have to be made based on forecasts for families to plan.

DYS Night at DHS

Hello Families of Dedham Soccer,

 

DYS is looking to pack the stands for the Varsity Soccer games Tuesday September 13th for the annual DYS Night at the DHS (see link below for details)

 

  • 4:30pm Boys Kick Off
  • 6:30pm Girls Kick Off

 

Come support our High School teams at the Back-to-Back Boys and Girls Varsity games,

**DYS players attending and wearing their uniforms (or marroon shirts) will get a free giveaway (while supplies last). 

 

This is a great event and means a lot to the players and organization so please stop by to show your support !!!

 

*DYS COACHES- Pick up a “Dedham Soccer” T-shirt (while supplies last)

*Pizza and snacks sold at the concession stand, all procees benefit Dedham Soccer...

*The New England Revolution street team and the REVS Mascot will be in attendance from approx 5pm to 7pm

 

DYS on 3…!

 

 

First Games

Hello DYS Parents,

It has been great seeing the soccer fields in Dedham start to have activity again!  As I say every season, Play Hard and Have Fun !!! 

First Games are this coming weekend and our professional clinicians will be helping our coaches starting next week.  Coaches got their equipment at our beginning of season coaches meeting at the end of August and DYS has handed out brand new soccer balls to all incoming TRAVEL 3rd and 7th graders as they are moving up to a new size ball.

We are proud to announce our newest Sponsor: Play it Again Sports a locally owned store at the Dedham Plaza 606 Washington Street.  Please support them for soccer and any other sport your family might participate in.  DYS will be setting up an online store with them in the next few weeks.  More details to come !!!

Please THANK your coach when you see them for volunteering their time to coach your child.  If not for our AMAZING coaches, we would not have such a great program !!!

 

DYS Upcoming Events:

  • DYS Night at DHS- Sept 13th- 4:30pm and 6:30pm- (See Attached) Come support our High School teams at the Back-to-Back Boys and Girls Varsity games, players attending will get a free giveaway if they are wearing their DYS Colors (while supplies last).  This is a great event and means a lot to the players, and organization.  COACHES- Pick up a “Dedham Soccer” T-shirt (while supplies last)
  • DYS Night at the REVS- Sept 17th- The link was sent out, and is on our FB page and website.  Coaches- remember to get your free ticket using your primary soccer email.

 

 FALL 2022 Season

  • PRE-K PROGRAM: Please show up for your assigned time slot and arrive 10-15 mins early to pick up your child’s jersey and soccer ball compliments of DYS  All sessions will be on Saturdays as Rustcraft field.  Professional Coaches will be there to teach the basics of soccer and to make sure the players have a fun time

 

  • TOWN PROGRAM:  Incoming Fall Grades Pre-K thru 3rd Grade
  • SNACK STAND will be open as well as Parks and Rec Dept’s Lisa Farnham selling cow plots for Dedham Day so bring some cash $$$
  • 2nd/3rd Grade Town will have One game a week played at an alternate field on Saturday’s and will be rotated among teams.
  • First Games 9/10; Last Games 11/12
  • We will have 2 referees for as many 2nd/3rd grade games as we can to see how it works and get more experience for our referees
  • Uniform Jerseys provided by DYS and will be handed out to COACHES prior the game (stop by and say hello near the snack stand).  Please make sure to have Shin guards, cleats for each practice/game
  • TRAVEL PROGRAM:  Incoming Fall Grades 3 thru 8th Grade
  • Best of Luck to our travel teams both home and away.  There are bathrooms set up at Gonzalez, Condon, Rustcraft field on Saturdays, however POOL Field does not have one, we are to use the actual pool bathroom if it is open, so plan accordingly (we are working to get one set up there soon)
  • First Games 9/10; Last Games 11/12
  • Reminder to coaches to sign up for a Columbus Day Tourney if your team is interested.  Mansfield and Natick are the two most popular (DYS pays for a portion of the costs for teams to play !!!)
  • UNIFORMS are Parents responsibility to order/pay for:   UNIFORMS NEED TO BE ORDERED BY JULY 31st to hopefully have by the first game.  Returning players, please order the same # you had in the spring.  For incoming 3rd graders and new players, please connect with your coach on which # to use at ordering.

 

Town and Travel Referees: DYS supports you.  Have a great time !!!

 

REMINDER: A note about Fields this season:  In Dedham, there are limited open spaces to play (especially with lights during fall season) and DYS must share space with other sports, other DYS teams, etc.  DYS will have multiple teams practicing at the same time on various fields.  Please be courteous and know that the Dedham Parks and Rec Department is doing a great job and has been working hard to do their best to make our season a success.  Fields this season might not have ideal conditions due to the drought, so please be patient and let DYS know if you have any questions, concerns, etc… We appreciate the flexibility in last minute changes due to field usage, conditions, etc…

 

Do you have any positive suggestions, would you like to volunteer to help?  Just send me an email…

 

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

 

DYS on 3…!        

 

Paul Yandrisevits             [email protected]