August 2022 Newsletter

Hello DYS Parents,

With only a week left until Fall soccer begins, the board has been busy finalizing teams, working on schedules, getting equipment delivered, putting up new nets, and many other tasks…  The best part starts when we get on the pitch (soccer term for “playing field”)…

A note about Fields:  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…


DYS Updates:

  • DYS Night at DHS- Sept 13th- 4:30pm and 6:30pm- Come support our High School teams at the Back-to-Back Boys and Girls Varsity games, players attending will get a free giveaway (while supplies last).  Pre-Pandemic we had several hundred fans in attendance.  This is a great event and means a lot to the players, and organization
  • Dedham Summer Soccer Camp-  Thank you to all who attended.  Hope everyone had fun, worked hard, and developed their soccer skills.  If you have any feedback on registration, coaches, set up, times, etc.. please send to [email protected]
  • DYS Night at the REVS- Sept 17th- More details to come next week
  • Coaches Meeting- Sunday, August 28th At Condon Field.  Town Coaches 4-5pm and Travel Coaches 5:15 to 6:15pm.  Coaches will be getting new equipment for their teams, discussing the upcoming season, setting expectations, etc..


 FALL 2022 Season

  • PRE-K PROGRAM: Emails will be sent within a week with important details.  All sessions will be on Saturdays as Rustcraft field.  Professional Coaches will their 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
  • Registration is closed. Teams and Coaches have all been placed, if you have not heard from a coach by now, please email me ASAP.
  • Players may be moved between seasons as we need to make sure that there are balanced skill levels for each team.  We want to make sure that all players are learning soccer AND having FUN.  Unbalanced scores every week do not help anyone.
  • The number of teams and the size of teams are based on number of registered players and league rules
  • First Games 9/10; Last Games 11/12
  • Practices to start approx.. 9/6 for grades K thru 3rd.  No practices for Pre-K, just games on Saturdays at your time slot
  • Uniform Jerseys provided by DYS and will be handed out to coaches at the first game.  Please make sure to have Shin guards, cleats for each practice/game


  • TRAVEL PROGRAM:  Incoming Fall Grades 3 thru 8th Grade
  • DYS has met with the coaches to review/verify placements at each age group and have finalized rosters/coaches for each team.
  • Teams should have heard from their coaches by this time.  If you have not, please email me ASAP
  • The number of teams and the size of teams are based on number of registered players and league rules. Teams may be combined at grade level when conditions require
  • First Games 9/10; Last Games 11/12
  • Practices to start approx.. 8/29
  • 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 will be hosting meetings for both Town and Travel Referees in the upcoming weeks to review rules, protocols, etc… Watch your inbox…


 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]