A Note From DYS' President

Dear Families, Coaches, and Friends,

 

My name is Paul Yandrisevits and I was recently elected and am honored to serve as the Dedham Youth Soccer (DYS) President again in 2022 after taking a year away.  I have been on the DYS board for 6 years and I was previously the president from 2018 thru 2020.  It is with great excitement that I have the opportunity to help guide this great organization once again. I wanted to introduce myself to everyone and give my personal thanks and sincere appreciation to our all-volunteer, Rock Star- DYS board this past year.  In addition, congratulations are in order for the newly elected board members in the last few months, Steve Berardinelli, Michelle Cormier, Chris Taffe, Lou Mancinelli. They will help make the organization even more of a success. 

 

My hope for the year is that you, as parents and family members, gain as much value in the program as we do.  DYS is committed to the objectives set forth “to provide the youth of Dedham, MA the opportunity to participate in recreational and competitive soccer leagues by teaching and demonstrating soccer skills, sportsmanship, respect, and fair play. To provide a safe environment where our youth not only can excel in their soccer skills but also learn the importance of physical fitness, teamwork, determination, persistence, and hard work”.

 

There is no better time to get involved with the DYS community and connect with other families in our great town.  Take advantage of volunteer opportunities that arise or by coaching a team.  We have several new initiatives with the development of our coaches, and players that will be implemented in the coming season.  Our committees are planning new professional training sessions, fun team events, and family gatherings.  I am truly excited for what is in store for 2022. If you would like to help, let me know.

 

A few items of note:

  1. Registrations for Spring 2022

-Please sign up ASAP for the Spring 2022 Season.  Deadlines are fast approaching. Late fees will potentially apply after these dates and team placement is not guaranteed.  Register at www.dedhamsoccer.com  click on “Registration/Register Now”

 

Program

Deadline *

Fee     

Pre - K Kickers

3/01/2022

$75

Town Program:  Grades K - 2

3/01/2022

$100

Travel Program:  Grades 3 - 8

01/01/2022     

$125

Travel Program:  Grades 9 - 12     

03/01/2022

$75

 

  1. Upcoming Important Dates:

Travel (grades 3 thru 8)            1st game Saturday April 9th

Town (Grades Pre-K thru 2nd) 1st session or game, Saturday, April 9th- Locations TBD

*practices to start approx. 2 weeks prior pending weather and field permits

 

  1. DYS Night at the New England Revolution:  This Season, DYS will pick a game for our Program to attend as a group.  The REVS will be giving out one free ticket to EACH DYS player to attend.  Any additional tickets for parents or siblings can be purchased at a discounted rate.  In order to get your digital ticket to the game (date tbd and will be late spring most likely) DYS will need to provide the REVS your email address.  The REVS will not use your contact information for anything EXCEPT this event.  If you choose not to have DYS provide the REVS with your email, please let me know. 

 

  1. DYS follows all Health and Safety Protocols (to include Covid) put into place by the town of Dedham, and Massachusetts Youth Soccer.  As of now, there have been no changes since the Fall season.

 

  1. Communication:  I will periodically be updating everyone via email, www.dedhamsoccer.com, and connect with us on FB with our progress. DYS welcomes your constructive thoughts, suggestions, and input on how to strengthen our program.  Please feel free to email me directly at [email protected]

 

On behalf of the Board, thank you for making DYS what it is and thank you to all the coach and parent volunteers.  We look forward to a year of fun and excellence.

 

DYS on 3..!