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]