Last Updated: September 3, 2015

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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
  • Thursday, September 3rd - Coaches Teleconference at 7:00 PM*
  • 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

Coaches Teleconference Number: 1-866-692-5723  Passcode: 2140545628#

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.

Division

Grades

Ball Size

Format

Field Size

Play Direction

Goals

Junior Developmental

1st and 2nd

3

5 v 5

¼ Field

Length wise

Miniature

Developmental

3rd and 4th

4

7 v 7

½ Field Width

Width wise

Miniature

JV

5th and 6th

4

11 v 11

Full Field

Length Wise

Regular

Varsity

7th and 8th

5

11 v 11

Full Field

Length Wise

Regular

 

 

Spring 2015 Champions

June 8, 2015

Congratulations to the Spring, 2015 Champions.

 

Olypmic Division Varsity: St. Mary of Glenshaw
 
World Cup Division Varsity: St. Gabriel
 
Olympic Division JV: St. Alphonsus
 
World Cup Division JV: St. Kilian
 
Developmental 4th Grade: St. Kilian (Paschall)
 
Developmental 3rd Grade: St. Alphonsus (Rivetti)
 
Developmental 2nd Grade: East Catholic (Muntz)

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/

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