Hello DYS family,
What a long spring we have had… We hope all our players and families have been well during this time. Are you ready for Soccer to start and get out of the house having the players running outside again? See the announcements below for some exciting updates to Summer AND Fall seasons.
During the time off, DYS has been working with town officials to see when, where, and how we can start soccer back up again while maintaining all state and town guidelines of safety for all who participate.
Keep up to date on all things DYS on our Facebook page where we will be communicating registration info, cool events hosted by the New England Revolution, as well as skills and drills info.
DYS Summer League
- DYS is planning on a Dedham Summer League for CURRENT grades 1 thru 12 (unfortunately Pre-K Kickers and Kindergarten programs will have to wait for the fall season)
- starting the week of July 6th thru approx. August 6th (final date tbd)
- The goal is to have 4 boys and 4 girls teams per grade (or combine similar grades if needed)
- 2 games per week, NO practices- just fun!
- Teams will be decided on a draft format by the coaches
- Games and times will be spaced out on Dedham fields
- We will be following all appropriate health guidelines set forth by the town and state
- Registration is now open at www.dedhamsoccer.com cost is $25 per player (to cover costs for referees)
- PLEASE Register ASAP so that we can develop teams !!!
- Massachusetts Youth Soccer, Boston Area Youth Soccer, and Dedham Youth Soccer are making plans for a normal fall season and we have opened registration as long as all local and state guidelines are met. PLEASE REGISTER NOW (for incoming Pre-K thru Grade 8) at www.dedhamsoccer.com so that we can start to develop teams for both the town and travel leagues. (if there is no summer or fall season, shortened season, or substantial changes made- DYS will offer a refund appropriately as we had for the spring 2020 season).
- Practice usually start around the last 2 weeks of August with games starting around the first weekend in September (more info to come…)
- Unfortunately, there will be NO TRYOUTS this season due to group sizes. Teams will be chosen based off of the group of coaches for each grade and their evaluations from the fall season (or last season played). They will give their input with the guidance of DYS to all come to the appropriate team for each player.
Incoming 3rd grade
The DYS board has implemented the following changes for incoming 3rd grade for the FALL 2020 season:
- All incoming 3rd grade boys and girls players will remain in the Dedham town program for the fall season of development.
- DYS will hold tryouts during the fall season for all players progression into the BAYS TRAVEL SOCCER LEAGUE in the spring 2021 season. (BAYS requires grade 3 players to play at their own grade level and cannot play up with no exceptions).
- This will help facilitate growth as a player, more time with Dedham community, and making sure that the teams are placed accurately for the transition to the travel program.
- The fall season will be planned as an all 3rd grade boys and girls leagues as long as there are the appropriate number of players registered.
Dedham Soccer Summer Camp
August 10-14 and 17 thru 21
Information is still being finalized as town and state guidelines need to be met
Contact: [email protected] for additional questions
Please pass along this information that might not have received it J
Have a Great summer and see you on the field soon.
DYS on 3…!