REMINDER: DFC U6-U8 Academy Registrations are Still Open
DFC Dragons U6/U7/U8 Player Development Academy
Registration remains open for Spring 2017!
For U6, U7 and U8 Boys & Girls
Tuesday & Thursdays 4:00-5:15 PM at Coppens starting Tuesday, April 4th
Positive Learning Environment
Certified, Experienced Professional Coaches
The DFC Dragons U8 Academy provides the highest quality soccer instruction for Duxbury's most motivated, committed, and focused U6, U7 and U8 soccer players.
The DFC U8 Academy is ideal for U6, U7 and U8 girls and boys that want more -- more soccerand also a more intense soccer experience than what other local programs provide. It is intended for those players that are prepared to be introduced to a more comprehensive soccer curriculumfocused on the development of ball mastery and fundamental technical skills. In other words, the DFC Academy is for those more committed and focused young players that are ready and willing to make soccer a priority and have already developed a basic foundation of skills through mini soccer or another "early start" soccer program. The DFC U8 Academy is not intended to be, nor is it appropriate as, a player's first soccer experience.
This seasonal program (Fall and Spring, with separate registrations for each) is designed to complement and build upon DYSA's town soccer program and provides two additional sessions per week of outdoor training including periodic intra-squad games and friendly matches against academy teams from other clubs.
An innovative, age-appropriate player development curriculum for those young players that are prepared to receive advanced instruction
Expert coaching from qualified, licensed, and trained professionals that have played and coached soccer at the highest levels
Limited enrollment that will be capped to ensure an ideal ratio of coaches to players
A friendly, small-group learning environment offering individualized instruction and a player-centric approach
Periodic intra-squad scrimmages and matches against other club-based academy programs located on the south shore
An incredibly fun and truly educational soccer experience
KEY PROGRAM DATES:
Training Sessions will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-:5:15 PM each week @ Coppens
Program will begin on Tuesday, April 4th and run for 8 weeks
Players will have the option of choosing 1 of our 2 training days per week or attending both sessions at no additional charge
Fees for the Spring 2016 DFC Dragons U8 Academy are $200 per player. Enrollment will be limited in order to maintain an ideal ratio of coaches to players.
To register, click on the links below:
All HS Age Players - You Can Play Travel Soccer This Spring
If you are a DYSA member family with players whose birthdates fall in the U15/16 or U17/18/19 age range - typically HS age players and 1st year college students - please read on!
Registration for DYSA's Spring 2017 Coastal Town Travel soccer teams is still open. Players are needed to round out Duxbury team roster(s) in both the U15/16 and U17/18/19 age groups.
Some features of teams in these age groups:
- Teams are open to all HS students and 1st year college students. Some older 8th graders may also be eligible to play in the U15/16 age bracket depending on their birthdate.
- Athletes playing other spring varsity sports at their respective high schools can play on these teams. So, if you are a track, softball, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, or other sport athlete for your HS, you can still fit this soccer into your schedule and keep your soccer skills sharp.
- Teams are open to any player - **including** those playing Spring club soccer (such as DFC, or any other club teams in NEP, MAPLE/NSL, MASC, etc.)
- Teams are a great opportunity for players who want to keep improving, especially those thinking about trying out for DHS or other local high school soccer teams in the fall.
- Teams are Town-based - you will represent Duxbury against other Coastal League towns (most of the same towns as you played when you were in U10-U14).
- Teams do NOT require a tryout. You will simply be placed on a team and a coach will contact you.
- Teams play games on Sundays, typically after midday, late April though early June; CYSL playoffs would be through late June.
- Teams require minimal commitment -- most teams do not hold a practice due to the increased number of obligations for HS students. Some teams may hold one best-effort practice per week
Please sign up today - and tell your friends to get their registrations done too, in the next few days. Duxbury YSA must commit to a final number of teams in these age groups in the very near future.
Teams will be formed at both the U15/U16 and the U17/18/19 level. Teams will be formed as Duxbury-only teams if there are sufficient registrations. In age groups where the number of registered players is not sufficient to form a Duxbury-only team, players will be pooled with players from nearby towns such as Marshfield, Pembroke, or other CYSL towns.
You may sign up at a later date; but your chance to to play on a Duxbury-only team with friends will decrease significantly (and likely disappear) if you wait.
>> To register, please go to www.duxburyyouthsoccer.org. Please register in the "2017 Spring Boys/Girls High School Soccer" registration program.
Instructions on how to check whether you are registered already are here:
Registration is now Open for the Juventus F.C. Camp!
Registration is now open for the Official Juventus F.C, Soccer Camp that will take place this summer here in Duxbury. The dates are August 7-11 at Coppens. The camp is for boys and girls ages 6 thru 17.
Make sure you use the coupon code DRAGONS to get your discount as a registered DYSA player.
Space is limited to make sure that we maintain appropriate player-coach ratios, so please don't hesitate ro register today.
More About Juventus F.C.
Juventus is a derivation of the Latin word for "Youth" and Juventus F.C. is consistently recognized as the leading club in Italy for developing young talent. The world famous soccer club is considered the top team in Italian professional soccer and one of the very top teams in all of Europe. In fact, Juventus F.C. has won the Italian Serie A League Championship (the Scudetto) a record thirty-two times including each of the past five years straight. They currently sit first again this season. Juve has also won the UEFA Champions League twice while finishing runner-up six other times, including 2015, where Juve beat Real Madrid for the right to face Barca in the finals.
More About the Camp
This is an amazing opportunity for the soccer community of Duxbury. The camp will run Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Chandler/Coppens. To be clear, this is an Official Juventus F.C. Soccer Camp put on in partnership with D.F.C. and Player's Eye (a leading provider of soccer player development tools and services such as cameras, apps, and expert video analysis), and will offer a truly unique and exciting opportunity to experience specialized soccer training with some the world's most accomplished youth coaches. Juve will be sending an impressive group of their incredible coaches direct from Italy and will also utilize their player development curriculum throughout the camp. Each Juve coach will be partnered with a D.F.C. coach throughout the week of camp, so it will be a great experience for everyone. Juventus coaches will lead the camp's training sessions, which will be designed to help players to improve the technique and tactical awareness in an environment that closely simulates match tempo.
Players will also receive a Juventus training kit, soccer ball, and drawstring bag.
Save the Date... a Juventus FC Soccer Camp is Coming to Duxbury!
D.F.C. Dragons and DYSA families, we have great news...
Juventus F.C. will be coming to deliver an absolutely amazing soccer camp this summer here in Duxbury. The dates are August 7-11 at Coppens, so block it off on your calendar. The camp is for boys and girls ages 6 thru 17.
Year after year, Juventus is the top team in Italian professional soccer and one of the very top teams in all of Europe. Juve will be sending an impressive group of their incredible coaches direct from Italy and will also utilize their player development curriculum throughout the camp. Each Juve coach will be partnered with a D.F.C. coach throughout the week of camp, so it will be a great experience for everyone.
To be clear, this is an Official Juventus F.C. Soccer Camp put on in partnership with D.F.C. and Player's Eye (a leading provider of soccer player development tools and services such as cameras, apps, and expert video analysis), and will offer a truly unique and exciting opportunity to experience specialized soccer training with some the world's most accomplished youth coaches. It will be an amazing opportunity for the soccer community here in Duxbury. Juventus coaches will lead the camp's training sessions, which will be designed to help players to improve the technique and tactical awareness in an environment that closely simulates match tempo.
Players will also receive a Juventus training kit, soccer ball, and drawstring bag.
We will reach out again over the next few weeks with registration details. In the meantime, Forza Juve!
New Age Groupings Also Impact Spring Coastal Competition
There is a lot of confusion about the new age groups that are based solely on year of birth.
If your child plays club soccer for DFC or some other organization, then you probably have your arms around the issue. However, many people are unaware that Massachusetts Youth Soccer and its many regional youth soccer leagues, including the Coastal Youth Soccer League, have also followed suit with the same age grouping mandate.
Therefore, DYSA teams competing this spring in CYSL will be based on the player's birth year. For example, U10 teams will be made up of players born in 2007 and 2008, U12 teams will consist of players born in 2005 and 2006, and U14 teams will feature players born in 2003 and 2004. School grade does not determine which team your child is placed on. Please understand that these rules are coming from Massachusetts Youth Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation, not DYSA.
Here is a chart that will help you to determine your child's correct age group.
As many of you know, we lost an important and very active member of the Duxbury community with the passing of David Higgins. Among other great qualities, Dave was a dedicated serial volunteer and coach across many youth sports organizations in Duxbury.
Duxbury Youth Soccer will make a donation to the memorial fund that has been created for the benefit of Dave's children.
DYSA frequently evolves and improves our programming in order to ensure that we better meet your needs and that our offerings remain truly beneficial to the soccer community in Duxbury. Our goal is to provide great soccer opportunities to our entire youth soccer community, regardless of your level of playing experience or commitment to the game of soccer.
The purpose of this email is to provide you with an overview of our current programming so that you can more easily make the best possible soccer-related decisions going forward. Below are several exhibits designed to answer your questions and to help guide you through the potentially confusing world of youth soccer. (Click on them to open in PDF format.)
In the next week or so, we will also send out an additional communication focusing specifically on our programming for the winter and spring. This subsequent email will help walk you through the decisions you will need to make in the weeks or month ahead. In the meantime, we hope you find this information helpful. Happy Holidays!
Duxbury Youth Soccer Association
Board of Directors
Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association recently launched their on-line coach education course, G / U6-8 coach licensing course. This is the entry level course designed for those folks who are coaching our youngest players.
John Burrill, Executive Director of MYSA writes the following:
"The G-Course online is especially unique in the fact that all students have a LIVE interactive instructor available for questions and discussion as they go through the course. With today's busy lifestyles we understand the problems that coaches face trying to block out time to attend a live course. In an attempt to address this problem and to provide education to those who may not otherwise seek it, we have developed a course that mirrors our live course. It is our sincere hope that every coach in Massachusetts will earn their license, and providing this course will allow all people to do so from the comfort of their own home or office.
We encourage all your coaches to become licensed and take this course. We will still be holding ‘live’ G courses as well for those who want a live instructor. You can access the G on line either thru or web site or at www.massyouthcoachingcourse.org"
Duxbury Youth Soccer will reimburse all Coaches registered in our program, who obtain a certificate of completion. We encourage all coaches to utilize this convenient training tool.