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Spring, 2015 Developmental Tournament
April 23, 2015
Registrations are now being taken for theDiocese Developmental Tournament and are due by Friday, October 16, 2015. The tournament will be Saturday October 31, 2015 at Marshall Elementary in McCandless. . Tournament Details can be found under the Developmental Tournament link to the left.
To register for the tournament, please send an email to Mitch Riehle with the following information.
Grade Make Up of the Team
September 5, 2015
All Varsity, JV and Developmental schedules have been posted based on the spreadsheets from Mitch. Any games with missing game times and/or locations are shown as TBA. Please review your team's schedule for accurracy and report any errors and game times once they are set to Ken Busch. Also please review the directions to your home field to verify that they are correct. If there are any errors, please report them to Ken Busch too.
Coaches -- THANKS for your help in getting these updated/corrected.
Fall 2015 Season
July 20, 2015
Here are the Fall, 2015 season dates:
Registration is now closed.
Monday, August 24th – Practice may start.
Monday, August 31st – Schedules are released
Friday September 11th – Developmental, JV and Varsity Rosters are due.
Sept 12th – 13th – Opening weekend of games
Saturday Oct 31st – Developmental Tournament
Wed Nov 4th – Sunday Nov 8th – JV and varsity Playoffs
Please note the following changes and reminders
Registration: Registration Forms are due by Friday August 14th. The DSL Registration Form has changed. The new form can be found under the DSL Forms link to the left. Only the new form will be accepted.
Rosters: The DSL Roster has also changed and will be the only Roster that is accepted. Rosters are due for all Developmental, JV, and Varsity teams by Friday September 11th. The new form can be found under the DSL Forms link to the left.
Developmental: We are opening up the DSL to 1st Grade. 1st graders can play with 2nd and 3rd graders can play with 4th. 1st graders cannot play against 3rd and 2nd grader cannot play against 4th. For this reason, I would prefer to NOT have any mixed 2nd and 3rd teams.
Soccer Balls: The 1st and 2nd graders will play with a Size 3 ball. The 3rd and 4th and JV will play with a Size 4 ball. Varsity will use a Size 5.
Format: The 1st and 2nd grade will play 5 v 5 (four plus goalie). The 3rd and 4th grade will play 7 v 7 (six plus goalie). JV will play 11 v 11 (eight plus goalie) and Varsity will play 11 v 11.
Coaches: I also recommend that all coaches complete the FIFA “F” License. It is a small investment, $25 and two hours of time. The curriculum is all web-based and can give coaches some basic skills and knowledge on how to organize a practice.
Games: There will be stricter enforcement on game score reporting and also game reschedules.
1st and 2nd
5 v 5
3rd and 4th
7 v 7
½ Field Width
5th and 6th
11 v 11
7th and 8th
11 v 11
Cameroon Football Development Program
January 31, 2015
The DSL is excited to work with the local leadership of the Cameroon Football Development Program to promote soccer locally and in Cameroon. The founder Justin Forzano, is a Wheeling native, where he played soccer at Wheeling Park High School, a graduate of Dayton University and is currently in graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh. Here is a link to their website. http://www.cameroonfdp.com/