DYS March 2023 Newsletter

Hello DYS Parents,

Only a few weeks until the start of the Spring season.  We are now over 1000+ players and over 140 coaches for the DYS Seasons. 

DYS held the coaches meeting this past Sunday where we picked up our soccer supplies, talked about the organizations goals and discussed all the new updates this season: Practice jerseys, Pizza Parties for Travel teams, New clinician session format (which we demonstrated).

Please Note: All parents should be contacted by your coach within the next 7 days.

For the Travel teams, they are potentially eligible for Presidents Cup, and MTOC playoffs (depending on grade and placements).  DYS has hired the Challenger coaches and they are looking forward to meeting our players in grades 2 thru 5 this season.

DYS is finalizing plans for End of Season Pizza Parties for EACH of the TRAVEL teams (grades 3 thru 12) to celebrate their season. 

Check out the Dick's sporting Goods Discount weekend info on dedhamsoccer.com for 3/31 thru 4/3

Please make sure everyone reads and understands the Zero Tolerance policies set forth by Mass. Youth Soccer listed on dedhamsoccer.com 

DYS is still working on the fields that we can use (we are going to be using Nobles School Field, DHS, and Northeastern Turf Field as some additional options for some teams this season (as Rustcraft will be undergoing maintenance by Parks and Rec this Spring.)   As always, please do your part to follow all the rules for the Dedham fields.  NO PETS except service animals, leave the fields in better shape then you found them by picking up trash, NO benches or seats ON the Gonzalez Turf Field (as they have been causing tears in the turf).

Programs:

Games:                (PreK thru Grade 8) will be Saturdays, April 8th thru June 10th (ish).  High School games will be April 23rd thru June 12th (pending playoffs).

Practices:            (Pending weather and field conditions) will start March 27th for Travel and April 3rd for Town

  • TOWN (Grades K thru 2) Uniform jerseys provided to players that did not participate in the fall season or need a new size. Location will be Riverdale Elementary school and (Condon field for some grade 2 games this season) except Week 1 due to town election- we will send out info on location soon.
  • TRAVEL PROGRAM:  We are starting a new program where members of Varsity Soccer Teams will be helping some of our Travel teams as assistant coaches.  The goal is to help bridge the travel and High School programs with enthusiasm, fun, and helping our volunteer coaching staff.. 
  • PRE-K PROGRAM: This program meets once a week on Saturdays at the time you were registered for. The location will be Riverdale Elementary Fields (except week 1- April 8th due to election day).  Uniform jerseys and soccer balls provided to players that did not participate in the fall season.
  • High School PROGRAM:  Practices will start a little later than Grades 3 thru 8. We will be hosting tryouts for grades 9 thru 10 with details to come in the next few weeks.  Uniform Jerseys provided to those that have not played or need a new size.              

Travel  Uniforms (grades 3 thru 8)

Deadline of March 8th to guarantee in time for the season is approaching for Travel Uniforms! Make sure yours fit!  https://www.challengerteamwear.com/store/dedhamys/index   Let me know if you need your son’s jersey number if new to the program or your child did not play last season.

DYS Online Store

*NEW THIS SEASON*: Practice Jerseys

They can be ordered online thru our local partner Play it Again Sports in Dedham and only cost $15 each.

https://dedhamyouthsoccer2023.itemorder.com/

Note that the sizes run a little big (especially for youth) so, PIA will have sample sizes in store later this week.  Dont forget to add your players number to the back.  These are 100% Polyester so they are great for practices.  These are NOT required for practices, but MANY of the parents/players have been asking for this. If you are in the town program, and have not got a jersey number- you can order any number you would like.

Please try to place your orders by March 24th.  Pick up can be in store for free or via shipping for a cost.

Website and FB Updates  

Please join DYS FB page and visit www.dedhamsoccer.com  for up to date messages, notes, about the DYS program.  We will be adding more material about the teams, coaches, history in the upcoming months.  Do you have any suggestions for the website?

DYS Upcoming Events

  • DYS Night at the REVS- April 29th- SAVE THE DATE

Every player will get a FREE Ticket to claim for the game- you should have received a free ticket from the New England Revolution- any questions- please check DYS FB for contact info

  • End of year Town Soccer Picnic @Nobles- Saturday June 10th or 11th.. finalizing date with Nobles soon…

Do you have any suggestions, comments, concerns, would you like to volunteer to help?  Email me at [email protected]

DEDHAM SOCCER on 3…!

Paul Yandrisevits

Dedham Soccer President

March 23, 2023