February 2022 Updates

Hello DYS parents,

I hope everyone is having a great winter so far.. DYS is already working on getting field permits for the spring season (Dreaming of spring weather J ) as well as interviewing for our professional clinicians that we hire every season to help our all-volunteer coaches.  Speaking of volunteer. DYS wants your help.  Do you want to help coach, asst coach, work the new snack stand, help at an upcoming event, etc.  Do you have a skill at work that can transfer to helping out our program?  Please connect with me directly to see where help is needed.  DYS will be over 850+ players this spring season and growing.  Help make this a great program for the youth of Dedham.

Spring Season updates: 

 

Town Level (Grades Pre-K thru 2nd some 3rd graders)

  • Registration closes on March 1st please sign up today to guarantee your spot, after registration closes, placements are not guaranteed as teams/schedules need to be formed.
  • Reminder to please keep your uniform jersey for spring season
  • Pre-K- We still have a few openings in the 12pm time slot as all others have been filled
  • Games will be at Rustcraft Field again starting on April 9th (2nd/3rd will rotate on Pool field) on Saturdays and times will rotate like fall season.  Practices to start approx. 2 weeks prior

 

Travel Level (Grades 3 thru 8)

  • Reminder to please keep your uniform for spring season.  If you need to order anything, please do so by March 15th at the LATEST.

https://www.challengerteamwear.com/store/dedhamys/index

  • DYS is hard at work finalizing team rosters and the BAYS league is working on placing teams for the schedule in the next few weeks
  • Games start on Saturday, April 9th and practices to start approx. 2 weeks prior
  • Any players grades 5 thru 8 interested in becoming a referee for town level, make a few extra dollars, learn some responsibility and get paid for it?  Please contact me.

 

High School-

  • SIGN UP for Spring Season ASAP-You are not guaranteed a spot after the deadline of March 1st .
  • 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.
  • Any parent or player interested in becoming a referee for Grades 3 thru 8 games, please let me know, you need to get certified and take course hosted by Mass youth soccer, but it is a fun way to make money while getting some exercise

 

Winter Training- DYS is in the final stages of confirming a winter training program for Grades 3 thru 12.  Your child MUST be registered to play Spring soccer first. Watch for a separate email this week to register

  • Starts Feb 20th
  • 6 -one hour sessions for Grades 3-8,
  • 5- one and half hour sessions for HS grades
  • Combined Grades 3/4 Boys, Grades 3/4 Girls, Grades 5/6 Boys, Grades 5/6 Girls, Grades 7/8 Boys, Grades 7/8 Girls, HS Boys, HS Girls
  • First 20 players registered in each group due to capacity limits at the Dedham Country Day Gym.  Please commit to the sessions as this is limited entry
  • Professional coach from a local club team will run these session (besides the HS Age)
  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • Format for grades 3 thru 8 will be: Skills for first 30 mins, scrimmage 30 mins of each session.  HS Age will be scrimmage entire time

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Cleat and Soccer Gear Swap-       Start going thru your old gear, do you want to donate some to other families and perhaps find something to swap?  Watch for more details
  • Spring Field Clean-Up Day-           More to come.. help make Dedham look amazing
  • Fundraiser-                                      HundredX- Take surveys and raise money for DYS- more to come in a separate email
  • Blood Drive-                                     DYS is coordinating a Blood Drive with the local Red Cross- watch for further communication via email and FB
  • DYS Night @ REVS-                          SAVE THE DATE: May 7th- 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-                    20% off Discount Coupons for the weekend of March 18 thru 21- Coupons to be sent out soon via email

 

DYS on 3…!

 

Paul Yandrisevits

DYS President

[email protected]