DYS- April Updates
Hello DYS Parents,
The Spring 2022 season has finally started and it has been great to see all the players on the fields practicing and playing games! although we are all outside, please make sure to follow all te Mass Youth Soccer and Town of Dedham guidelines for safe play when it comes to COVID. See MYS and DYS websites for updates…
Updates for DYS:
- 8th grade sweatshirt gifts from DYS are being handed out (Thank you 8th Graders for your commitment over the years)
- We had our inaugural “wear your jersey to school day” to kick off the season on Friday, April 8th (great pics on FB)
- Thank you to all who donated to Cleat Swap- we are always accepting more gently used cleats and equipment- contact Suzanne Macrae for drop off info
- Coaches Gifts will be handed out next week (Thank you for all your help.. Hope you like the gift)
Grades 9 thru Post Grad-
- Teams are finalizing this week and we should have coaches reaching out within the next 7 days or so
- First game is Sunday, April 24th
- One practice a week
- Grades 1 thru 5- We hope all the players are having a great time playing with their grade
- DYS hired 2 professional coaches this season to help our volunteer coaches
Tryouts- Watch for more information in the next 2-3 weeks as we will be hosting tryouts for ALL, fall incoming 3rd thru 8th grades this year.
Registration for Fall Will be opening in the next few weeks, watch for more details!
April 16th Ceremonial Opening of the snack stand at Gonzalez Field – 11am
May 7th DYS night at the REVS- you should have received a complimentary ticket to the game for your child (primary email was used to send it out)
May 25th DYS sponsored Blood Drive at Red Cross (across from Rustcraft Field) 1-6pm
June 12th End of year Picnic- Last games for Town Players and Pre-K Kickers (all travel families welcome as well)
- Free BBQ picnic with Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Slush, drinks
- Vendor tables
- NE Revolution street team
- Picture day
- Soccer inflatable games
- and more…
DYS on 3…!
Introducing our Challenger Clinicians
We're very excited to introduce our two Challenger Clinicians! Please give them a warm DYS welcome when you meet them!
Dedham Youth Soccer Night At The Revs!
Follow this link to get the latest info on Dedham Youth Soccer Night at the Revs!
DEDHAM YOUTH SOCCER NIGHT AT THE REVS!
Join us on Saturday, May 7th as the Revs take on Columbus Crew SC. Bring your teammates, friends & family for a fun night out with DYS and don't forget to wear your club colors!
This year we are excited to announce that every registered DYS Player and Coach will receive a FREE ticket to a Revolution match!
How do I Redeem my Player or Coach Ticket?
To redeem your players ticket, simply type in your email address into the "unit codes" field and click validate. *Make sure you use the same email address you used to register your YS player/s.
Please note – All seats are assigned. No General Admission. Seats will be delivered digitally, and you will need your mobile device to enter Gillette Stadium. Guests are encouraged to manage their seats on the Gillette Stadium mobile app.
Questions? Reach out to our Revs Rep Kyle Lindsay at
(508)549-0256 or [email protected]
SAVE THE DATE – Sat. May 7 – Night at the Revs
SAVE THE DATE – Sat. May 7 – Night at the Revs
Dedham Youth Soccer is going back to Gillette Stadium to watch the Revs vs Crew.
Best part…. We are giving all our players and coaches a FREE ticket to the game!
More Details to Follow!
BAYS Respect Campaign
BAYS is launching the RESPECT Campaign this Spring. We ask that all in the BAYS community join together to help us make the youth soccer experience the best it can be for all of our players, coaches, referees, clubs, parents, and fans.
The philosophy of BAYS is to provide an atmosphere of good sportsmanship to encourage all to compete, learn, and enjoy the game of soccer. Unfortunately, we are seeing more incidents of racially-charged, offensive, hurtful, and inappropriate language/actions than in the past. We have observed an increase in the overall level of hostility and disrespect during some BAYS games in recent seasons. This is concerning.
We hope that by emphasizing RESPECT, we can improve the game environment by removing disrespectful and discriminatory language, boost the FUN quotient for the kids and all involved, and return to playing “The Beautiful Game."
Here is the link to the entire REPECT Campagin on the BAYS website under Current Season. In order for this campagin to be successfull everyone needs to actively be involved. On the BAYS wesite we have outlined the RESPECT Campaign asks for:
- Parents / Gaurdians
Pleare review the expectations of this campaign with your coaches, players, parents / gaurdians, and referees. Together we can ensure a postive, safe, and FUN environment for our players, coaches, referees, clubs, parents, and fans. The reading of the RESPECT statement prior to all BAYS games should assit in helping set the stage for each match. Thank you in advance for spreading the RESPECT Campagin message and expectations.
Have a great weekend and see you on the pitch in a few weeks.
Get Ready For Spring Soccer!
Hello DYS parents,
I hope everyone is gearing up for Spring Soccer! Practices are starting soon and you should be hearing from your coaches by Friday of this week for Grades K thru 8. Let me know if you have not heard after that. Have a safe and FUN season. As always, please do not hesitate to connect with me!
Spring Season updates:
Town Level (Grades Pre-K thru 2nd some 3rd graders)
- Reminder to find your uniform jersey from the fall season. If you are new this season, DYS will provide a jersey to you the first week. Please make sure that everyone has well-fitting cleats, shin guards, socks and an appropriate sized ball for your grade.
- Pre-K- We still have a few openings in the 1pm time slot as all others have been filled
- Games will be at Rustcraft Field starting on April 9th on Saturdays and times will rotate times like fall season. (2nd/3rd grade will rotate on Pool field) Practices to start week of March 20th and coach will be in touch right before that as we are working on the field schedules this week.
Travel Level (Grades 3 thru 8)
- Reminder to please locate your uniform for spring season. If you need to order anything, please do so by ASAP as supply and shipping delays could result in uniforms getting to you late as the deadline was March 15th
- DYS is hard at work finalizing team rosters and the BAYS league is working on placing teams for the schedule this week.
- Games start on Saturday, April 9th and practices to start week of March 20th, coaches will relay the day of the week and times by Sunday night as we are working on the field schedules this week.
- Games will be on Sundays and start April 24th
- We will be hosting a tryout for the Boys grades 9 thru 11, location and date tbd.
- If your son/daughter is turning 18 or is already 18 for this spring season, they will be required to have a CORI background check and take the safesport course mandated by Mass Youth Soccer/ US Law.
Winter Training- Hope everyone that is participating is having a great time! A few more weeks left!
Clinician Sessions- Grades 1 thru 5 will have a new format this year. We will be running Grade and Gender based skilled sessions. This will help develop greater bonds with players in each grade and make sure that everyone is learning the same skills. Coaches will learn how to do each drill and modify it to their teams needs with the clinicians.
Ex: All 5th grade boys will have an hour session with 2 clinicians and their coaches.
- 15 mins ALL GRADE warm-ups and conditioning drills
- 15 mins Drill #1 with your team
- 15 mis Drill #2 with your team
- 15 mins ALL GRADE- Scrimmaging
Tryouts- This spring season, we will be hosting tryouts for ALL Fall incoming grades 3 thru 8. More details to come!!!
- Cleat and Soccer Gear Swap- 3/16 thru 3/26. Gather up your gently used cleats and soccer equipment and drop off in the bin (88 Abbott Road- porch-) Items will be sorted and cleaned and available to look thru on Saturday 3/26- location TBD- will post on the FB and website.
- Spring Field Clean-Up Day- 3/19 to 3/26 - Bring your team or just some teammates and head to Gonzalez, Rustcraft, Capen, or Condon field for a little Spring Cleaning. Keep Dedham looking Clean!!
- Blood Drive- 5/4 SAVE THE DATE: DYS is coordinating a Blood Drive with the local Red Cross @ 180 Rustcraft Road- watch for further communication/sign up via website and FB
- DYS Night @ REVS- 5/7 SAVE THE DATE… EVERY PLAYER will get a FREE ticket compliments of our partnership with the NE Revs !!! DYS will be providing the REVS with the primary Parent contact name and email that was used at registration. If you do NOT wish that we give them your contact, please email me directly at [email protected]
- Dicks Sporting Goods- 3/18 thru 3/21- 20% off Discount Coupons on the DYS website and FB
DYS on 3…!
Dedham Soccer President
Help DYS Fundraise!
Following up the successes from last year’s fundraiser, we are working with HundredX surveys again to fundraise for Dedham Youth Soccer. Money raised will go toward new equipment, scholarships, tournament fees, events, etc…
Last year we were able to meet our goals and this year we are hoping to raise even more. Here's how it works: Now through March 15, 2022, each time you share a quality brand opinion with HundredX, $1.20 goes towards Dedham Youth Soccer! You can personally create up to $90 of value (by giving 75 pieces of feedback). Imagine that.. you can raise $90 for the club without having to buy anything !!!
Sign up here TODAY… Online through this link: https://hundredx.com/leagueside or Text “TEAM” to 90412 on their phones
IMPORTANT: Select Dedham Youth Soccer in the signup form.
P.S. When you join the campaign on behalf of our club, your personal information is not sold or shared to any third parties. During the campaign, you will receive reminders from HundredX to submit feedback for the club. You may opt out at any time.
Dick's Sporting Good Discount!
Need some new soccer equipment? From 3/18/2022 - 3/21/2022 Dick's Sporting Goods in Dedham (180 Providence Highway, Dedham) has a 20% coupon exclusively for Dedham Soccer! The flyer is attached!