WHY CAN'T IT BE SPRING ALREADY!?!

Hello Dedham Soccer Community!
As I look at the pretty, fallen snow from my dining room (because its 15 degrees outside), its hard not to think, WHY CAN'T IT BE SPRING ALREADY!?!
Well, despite the cold and snow, the Dedham Soccer Board has been hard at work, gearing up for the upcoming season.

Read on to find out what's going on.

Stay warm!
Danielle

In case you missed this
Hello! My name is Danielle Littee I am happy to introduce myself as your incoming, 2024 Dedham Youth Soccer President. I have been a Dedham resident since 2013 and delighted to share that both my boys will be part of the Dedham Youth Soccer Organization this year. I was previously the Board Secretary and now I’m looking forward to building on Paul’s momentum and energy from the last six years (!!) to support this great organization.

HUGE Thank You to Paul!
Really want to thank Paul for his leadership and guidance over the years. Happy to reiterate that Paul will be staying on the Board as Vice President and will continue to champion and support efforts that are vital to growth of our program and visibility of the program in town and externally.

REGISTRATION
Registration is STILL OPEN for the Spring 2024 season for Grades: Kindergarten thru Grade 12 (see www.dedhamsoccer.com for more details)
Please note spots are NOT guaranteed and subject to availability and late fees ($50 added to registration fee)

  • TOWN (Grades K thru 3)  and TRAVEL PROGRAM:  (Grades 3 thru 8th Grade): Late Fee starts Friday, January 12th  spots are NOT guaranteed after this date; Waitlist starts Thursday February 1st

NOTE: Grade 3 Town is for 3rd graders who are new in the Spring or who played TOWN in the fall of 2023

  • Spring Season Games (PreK thru Grade 8) will be most Saturdays, April 6th thru June 8th (ish)
  • PRE-K PROGRAM: Registration will open on March 1st.  Players MUST be 4 by April 1, 2024. Player spots are limited to a max number and time slots will close when filled.
  • High School PROGRAM:  Register by Monday, February 5th, Late Fee starts Tuesday, February 6th and spots are NOT guaranteed after this date

DYS Team Store 
Still Open until January 31, 2024! We are moving the online store to Play it Again for a better user experience and to work with a local Dedham company.  Check back often as we are adding new items soon https://dedhamyouthsoccer2023.itemorder.com/shop/home/
 
WINTER Soccer Indoor Training 
Registration is open at www.dedhamsoccer.com

Day Capacity/Session* Grades/ Gender/Time**
SUNDAY 22 5/6th grade Boys (1:30-2:30)
7/8th grade Boys (2:30-3:30)
7/8th grade Girls (3:30-4:30)
SUNDAY No limit Highschool (9-12)
6-7:30p (boys)
7:30-9p (girls)
MONDAY 22 3/4th grade Boys (5-6p)
3/4th grade Girls (6-7p)
5/6th grade Girls (7-8p)
*12 player minimum to run a session
**Depending on numbers, times may change
All players age 18 and up during this timeframe must take safesport course and CORI background check

WINTER TRAINING DATES: Feb 18 th  – Mar 24th 2024

LOCATION: Dedham Country Day- Main Gym, 90 Sandy Valley Road, Dedham, MA

COST: Grades 3-8= $70; HS = $50 

Your child MUST be registered to play Spring 2023 DYS Soccer in order to participate

WHAT WE WORK ON: Professional Soccer coach will run these session (Except HS ages- which will be run by DYS coaches)●Grades 3 thru 8 will be: Skills for first 20 mins and scrimmage 40 mins of each session● HS Age will be scrimmage entire duration

  • This is a drop off/pick up session
  • Must wear indoor sneakers with no black soles and NO CLEATS
  • Must wear shin guards, bring a water bottle and a soccer ball

Website and FB Updates  
Please join DYS FB page and visit www.dedhamsoccer.com  for up to date messages, notes, about the program.  We will be adding more material about the programs, teams, coaches, history, etc. this Winter

DYS Upcoming Events

  • Coaches and Town Referee Meetings will most likely be in February
  • Pre-season Field Clean Up Day; Details to come if you are interested, please contact, [email protected]

Town and Travel Referees
DYS is in need of more TRAVEL referee’s- Winter courses are now available-  check out the website:https://www.massref.net/becoming-a-referee/steps-to-become-referee/      DYS will cover the costs of the course once you referee 10 total games. Bonus for any current referee who refers a future referee, and that person completes 10 games.

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

On behalf of the DYS Board…Thank you for all your support!
DEDHAM SOCCER on …3!