DYS February Newsletter

Hello DYS families,

I hope that everyone has been having a great time between soccer seasons.  Spring Soccer is right around the corner and let’s all hope that the weather continues to cooperate (no jinx).  The DYS annual meeting was in December and we welcomed a few new people to help make the organization even better in 2020 and beyond!  Please welcome new members: Carld and Victoria August, Andreas Matern, Adam Young, and Chris Looby as well as all returning members.

The board has been hard at work during the offseason working on website improvements, choosing an app for coaches and parents, setting the schedules, planning upcoming events, making changes to the by-laws (updated and listed on the DYS website), working on new sponsorships, the list goes on…

As I say every year at this time: Thank You VERY much to ALL board members, coaches, asst coaches, sponsors, who 100% VOLUNTEER their time to help make DYS a GREAT program for our children of Dedham.  DYS represents more than 900+ players/coaches.

Winter Training:

Winter session #2 for Grades 1 thru 6 at Compete Indoor Sundays starting Feb 16th thru March 25 from 4-5pm for only $70


Middle School soccer (grades 6 thru 8)- Sunday evenings for FREE.  Please contact [email protected] to register and fill out waiver.

Spring Registrations

Registrations are still open for Grades K thru 2 and the Kickers program thru March 1st.  High School age Soccer sign-ups are ready for spring as well.  Please sign up at www.dedhamsoccer.com

Registrations are closed for Travel (grades 3 thru 8)- if you forgot or would still like to sign up, we can check if there are any slots open at your appropriate grade/team level.

Games Start Date:  First game for all Pre-K thru Grade 8 will be Saturday, April 4th with practices starting approx. 1 to 2 weeks prior (still waiting on permit process to be completed). Dates for HS age tbd.  All Town games (kickers and grades K thru 2nd) will be at Riverdale School this season.

Coaches meeting:  Will be held at Dedham Middle School on Sunday, March 15th starting at 4:30 for town and 6:00pm for Travel.  Format will be different this year with youth players showcasing their skills and the coaches observing and discussing (not running around).


DYS Night at the REVS- Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30pm vs NYC FC.  More exciting news on this next month.

DYS End of Season Picnic- Sunday- June 7th from 9 until 1pm with even more fun activities than last year including Free cookout, music, inflatable soccer games, Soccer Vendors, Sponsor tables and last town games of the year.

Professional Coaches- DYS Training committee is working to hire a few professional coaches to help guide our volunteer staff this spring season.  I am looking forward to having them help us.

Gonzalez Turf Field- Snack Stand and Bathrooms- DYS has raised money for several years and contributed a majority of the funds needed to make this happen for the DYS teams that play and practice there.  What a great project and special thanks to Sal Ledda for all his hard work to make this a reality for Dedham.

Tryouts for Fall-  Incoming 3rd, 5th, 7th/8th grade players will be asked to attend tryouts this spring.  More info to come.

DYS winter Hats on sale for the low price of $15.  Let me know if you would like to purchase.

Uniforms (Travel ages- Grades 3 thru 8) If you are new, or need new uniform items- please contact your coach or myself.  Keep your same uniform number.  If you do not have one, let me know.

Town Ages- Please use your uniform from the fall- DYS will have a few extras for new players, any player movements, or additional needs.

I am looking forward to getting to know more of you, and your interests and concerns in the coming year. I would appreciate hearing from you and encourage you to reach out to me with any questions, comments, ideas, concerns, praise!

Please connect with DYS on FB and check out our website. www.dedhamsoccer.com

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