The DSL strives to have an organized and administratively simple organization. For the last couple of years, registration has been done through email/mail by the 3rd week of July and February, respectively. The current (2012) fees are $100 per JV and Varsity team and $75 per Developmental Team. Checks should be payable to the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Within 2-3 weeks of the close of registration, we typically have a teleconference to kick off the season. Ahead of this meeting, the DSL distributes the game schedule for the season for all Sections. There should be one coach per team attend the teleconference to help us to sort out any scheduling conflicts.
The DSL schedules all referees however if there is a game cancellation, the schools are responsible to reschedule the game and coordinate the referees. One important rule is that games can only be cancelled and rescheduled due to weather and due to Diocesan and Schools events. Although the DSL encourages players to play on Traveling and Cup teams, DSL games cannot be rescheduled due to not having enough players because of other games. Prior to the season start, teams must also turn in a Roster. The roster must be signed by a pastor or principal verifying that all players go to that school and are in the grades listed.
The home teams are responsible for paying for referees. The fee is $35 per ref per game for two referees so a team ref fees for a season would total $280. Teams are also responsible to have two Game Cards for every game – one for the opponent and one for the referee. After the game, the winning team is responsible for sending the scanned games cards via e-mail or US mail to Mitch Riehle at 743 Winter Park Drive Mars, PA 16046 or email to Mitch
. League standings are posted weekly on the DSL website. In order to have the games scores posted on the more quickly on the website, you can also send the results to Ken Busch
Also, all directions to all fields are available on the DSL website. For planning purposes, the total cost per season for a team would be $480 ($100 Registration + $280 ref fees + $100 playoffs)