- 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.
- Skill levels are variable in this age group, so recreational players will enjoy this program, and are encouraged to register. Even if you have been away from the game for a season, or even for a year - consider getting back in the mix!
- 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, Scituate, 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 "2018 Spring Boys/Girls High School + 1st Yr College Soccer" registration program.
for their 2nd Annual OFFICIAL JUVENTUS ACADEMY SOCCER CAMP
Last summer, Juve sent a team of their elite Juventus Academy coaches to Duxbury to run their first camp ever in the Boston area. The camp was a huge success, so Juve is returning in August to make sure this year's camp is bigger and better than ever!
BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 5-18 AUGUST 6 - 10, 2018
COPPENS FIELD COMPLEX
Full Day (5 Days / 30 total hours) -- $475
Half Day (5 Days / 15 total hours) -- $310
The Juventus Academy Soccer Camp in Duxbury provides an amazing, authentic soccer experience for players seeking to improve their technique and overall understanding of the game. Everything is performed with intensity at match tempo and under the watchful eyes of the elite Juventus Academy coaches, giving the players unrivaled exposure to Juve's world famous player development methodology. The players will have fun, hone their interpersonal and leadership skills, and learn to play soccer the Juventus way!
The camp is run by a team of coaches from Juve's world famous academy system in partnership with D.F.C. The curriculum and methodology used in the camp were developed at the Juventus Academy in Torino, Italy.
Each player will receive a Juventus Academy training kit (shirt, shorts, socks) at the opening of the camp and, upon completing the camp, a diploma to mark their achievement.
Parents, for your convenience, we have appointed a group of responsible parents affilitaed with our program to walk your child over to the DFC Academy directly from Chandler Elementary School immediately after school each Tuesday and Thursday during the season. This will allow us to get started with practice sooner and also save you the trouble of rushing back to the fields to drop off your child. You will just have to write a dismissal note and we will take care of bringing them over as a group before soccer practice.
Key Features of Our Program:
For Boys & Girls Born In 2010, 2011, and 2012
Tuesday & Thursdays 3:30-4:45 PM at Coppens starting Tuesday, April 3rd (weather permitting)
Incredibly Convenient Location at Chandler Elementary School soccer fields
Innovative, Age-Appropriate Curriculum
Positive Learning Environment
Certified, Experienced Professional Coaches
The DFC Dragons 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.
KEY PROGRAM FEATURES:
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 as well as the potential for an occassional friendly match 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 3:30-4:45 PM each week @ Chandler / Coppens
Program will begin on Tuesday, April 3rd (weather permitting) and run for 8 weeks (skipping April vacation)
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 2018 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:
IMPORTANT: DYSA Spring U10-U14 Registrations Close Sunday 2/11
DYSA 2018 Spring Soccer Sign Ups
Please note that Registrations for DYSA Spring Travel Soccer (Coastal League for U10-U14 players / Grades 3-8) will close this coming Sunday, 2/11. Registrations for Spring U6 Mini Soccer and U8 Small-Sided Soccer will remain open into March. Registrations for Spring Micro Soccer will open soon.
Coastal Youth Soccer League (Saturday) "Town Travel" Teams
Duxbury Youth Soccer will be entering balanced teams into the CYSL Cup divisions for the Spring for players in Grade 3 thru Grade 8. All team teams will be balanced/skill-leveled. This is a great opportunity to play town soccer with friends and classmates against other local towns. All coaches will be volunteers and will have the opportunity to hold practices on Mondays followed by games on Saturdays. Additionally, all registered players in Grades 3 thru 8 are encouraged to attend DYSA's skills clinics on Wednesdays throughout the season — these sessions will be run by our professional coaching staff.
All Balanced Teams U10 (Grades 3 and 4), U12 (Grades 5 and 6), U14 (Grades 7 and 8)
Spring Season is inter-town travel (local South Shore competition)
100% Volunteer Coaches
Monday team training conducted by volunteer coaches
Access to DYSA Skills training run by Pro Coaches on Wednesdays
Competitive and fun games on Saturdays against other towns
Tentative Spring CYSL League Start date is April 1st
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.