Dublin United Soccer Club General Information and More
Dublin United Soccer Club has been the largest and most successful parent-coached soccer organization is Central Ohio since its beginnings as the Dublin Middle Tier Soccer Organization (DMTSO) in 2005. We continue to lead the charge with innovative "Foot Skills Sessions", Goalkeeper training, Club Indoor Sessions, our unique Kickoff Event the first week of August, and more opportunities for our players to improve in the Summer, in season, and over the Winter.
NOTES about DUSC Player Evaluations that make Dublin United Soccer Club unique:
1. Players whose parents AND current or future coach agree on team placement will be asked to attend ONE NIGHT of evaluations. Keep in mind, COACHES develop their own rosters with assistance from DUSC.
2. Players are EVALUATED for placement and are NOT "CUT" based on the players skill level.
3. Some players will be "advised" to play in the recreational program while being able to take advantage of DUSC "skill sessions" all year long, BUT, so long as DUSC has room on a roster, all players desiring to play in DUSC will be placed on a team (this is part of the DUSC agreement with the City of Dublin).
4. Players are NOT required to attend each session, however, attending multiple sessions will assist the evaluators/coaches in proper team placement. Parents will also have additional opportunities to speak to the coaches at the end of each session.
5. When possible, we attempt to allow players to be paired with friends (this is NOT ALWAYS possible!). We also allow players to "play up" with their friends assuming they have the ability (frequently, this means playing "age up, grade even"). With the change to calendar year cut-offs, many January through July players end up not playing against players in their own grade until getting to high school. We do not believe that forcing these situations is in the best interest of the PLAYER!
Interested in Playing on Thursday Evening?
Since the Spring season was a little challenge weather wise, I am trying to determine interest in playing an extra game on Thursday evening. If you (and perhaps your whole team) is interested in one last game or two, please complete this form:
Very Successful Weekend for DUSC at the OCL Tournament
Parents and Coaches,
DUSC had a very succesful weekend this past weekend.
We had 11 Champions -- including SIX Blue Top Division Champions including:
Blarney Ballers BU09 Boys U-09 Stars
Strikers BU10 Boys U-10 Blue
Celtic BU10 Boys U-10 White
Green Dragons BU11 Boys U-11 Red
Irish Warriors BU10 Boys U-11 White
River Liffey BU12 Boys U-12 Blue
Rovers BU13 Boys U-13 Blue
Republic BU15 Boys U-14/U-15 Blue
Inferno GU09 Girls U-09 Blue
Force GU08 Girls U-09 White
Destroyers GU14 Girls U-13/U14 Blue
In addition, we had five finalists including:
Demons BU11 Boys U-11 Red
Damage BU12 Boys U-12 Blue
Ninja Warriors GU11 Girls U-11 Blue
Celtic Crush GU12 Girls U-12 Blue
Lady Irish GU13 Girls U-13/U-14 Blue
Overall DUSC performed very well. Perhaps even more importantly, I was proud of the way our coaches, parents and players conducted themselves during the tournament. I received numerous compliments from referees and opposing teams throughout the weekend. Congratulations to all of our coaches, players and parents!
I will be sending out a lot of information during the next week or so concerning preparations for the upcoming season.
I am thinking about coaching in DUSC...What do I need to know?
Have you been coaching in a recreational league for several years? Have you considered coaching at the next level? Do you have a few players (to many players who may be interested?
DUSC has been the largest parent-coached club in the area since 2005. We offer the coaches with solid support including:
1. Technical and Tactical advice is the coach needs/wants it
2. 14 Professionally-led Monday "Foot Skills Sessions" to help players develop better foot skills
3. 4 - 6 goalkeeper sessions to assist the goalkeepers in their development
4. 6 Indoor professionally-led training sessions in late winter
5. Coaching clinics led by experienced club/college coaches in order to develop coaching skills
6. Paid licensing courses.
But I only have my child and a few players, I don't have enough for a team!
1. Through DUSC's evaluation process, new players are made available to assist in completing a roster
2. In some cases, a number of returning DUSC players may be available to join a new team
Bottom line: If you have the desire to become a Dublin United coach, we have the resources to help make you successful.
Call Ken (614-515-9300) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org OR visit the Coffman Park Extension On Sunday, May 20th at 7:00PM to learn more about Dublin United Soccer Club --- a fixture in Dublin since 2005!
I have been in communication with most of the coaches (we have another meeting on Wednesday evening) concerning planning for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 year. Regardless whether your child's coach or most of your child's team is returning or not, DUSC will have a spot for you.
You will be getting several e-mails between now and Memorial Day weekend concerning plans for Fall 2018/Spring 2019 year. DUSC intends to have many games next week at Darree Fields with current and future DUSC players. Stay tuned for more info on that.
REMINDER: Please plan to attend at least one night of evaluations during the appropriate week. Remember to register prior to the evaluations. Much more soon....
I will continue to update this as questions arise concerning the upcoming player evaluations:
Q1. Do I have to pay when I register as I am only registering for the evaluations?
A1. No, you do not have to pay at this time. In order for a new player to hold a spot on a particular team, payment will need to be made by June 7th for U-12 and under teams and June 14th for U-13 and older teams.
Q2. Do players need to attend every night of the evaluations?
A2. No, players are not required to attend every night of evaluations. It is expected that players will attend at least one evening of evaluations. I ask that all returning players attend at least one night of evaluations (in some cases, the coach may request players attend one or more evenings). This allows our evaluations to better evaluate the new players in terms of how they fit in with existing players.
Q3. My child will be out of town during all of the evaluations, can he or she still play?
A3. YES, they can! Returning players wishing to return to their current team who are out of town (Please do not abuse this!) will be excused from evaluations. For players who are in town during the week or two following evaluations, they may be evaluated during the older age group evaluations (June 4/June 5 for U-12 and under players) or during the supplemental evaluations (June 11 or June 12).
Q4. Is it possible for a coach or coaches to bring an entire team to evaluations and have them placed on the same team?
A4. Yes, we encourage coaches to assemble teams to the extent that they can.
Q5. I only have my child and a couple other players, can I get a team into Dublin United?
A5. Yes! Even if you only have one or two players, we can help you build a team as we have a number of players who will be seeking a team during the evaluation process.
Evaluation Dates/Times Announced Registration System Open
REBROADCASTING MESSAGE FROM MAY 7th
The Dublin United Soccer Club announces Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Player Evaluation dates and times. In conjunction with this announcement the DUSC Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Registration System is now open. Who must complete a DUSC Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Registration form? Any player who fits into any ONE of these categories:
Player seeking to attend DUSC Player Evaluations considering DUSC
New player who will be playing DUSC either on a specific team or a team to be determined
Returning player who intends to return to his/her current DUSC team
Returning player who intends to return to a different DUSC team
DUSC Offers Much More for Much Less!
More Games (up to 12 games each season *)
More Tournaments (up to four during the full year *)
More Professionally-led Outdoor Foot Skills Specific Sessions Included(up to 14 during the year)
More Professionally-led Indoor Sessions Included (up to six per year)
More Goalkeeper Sessions Included (Up to five additional sessions each season)
More Training in the DUSC Four Day Kickoff Event in Late July/Early August
More training sessions (total of 3-4 contacts per week)
Uniforms Included in Fees (Game Jerseys, Game Shorts, Game Socks, and Practice Jerseys)
Lower Cost ($545 for U-10+ and $425 for U-09 and under)
Field Priority over other Clubs in Dublin
Multiple Free Coaches Clinics Offered to All Coaches
Licensing Provided for All Coaches
* Up to 10 games and three tournaments for Players Playing on U-08 and U-09 Teams
Additional Fee-Based Professional Sessions Offered Throughout the Year for Players Looking for Even More
DUSC Allows Coaches to Assemble Their Own Teams (Friends Play with Friends)
Players are Placed in our Program Based on Coach and Parent Preferences to the Extent Possible
Commitment is Expected, But Multiple Sport Participants Are Welcome
Pre-Registration is required by going to www.dublinunited.org and clicking on the big REGISTER NOW button!
Age Born in Evaluation days Times
U08/U09 2010/11 Boys and Girls May 29, 30 and 31 5:30PM-7:00PM
U10 2009 Boys and Girls May 29, 30 and 31 5:30PM-7:00PM
U11 2008 Boys and Girls May 29, 30 and 31 7:00PM-8:30PM
U12 2007 Boys and Girls May 29, 30 and 31 7:00PM-8:30PM
U13&Up 2006+earlier Boys and Girls June 4 and 5 6:30PM-8:00PM
Evaluation location: Avery Park, 7401 Avery Rd., Dublin, OH 43016
Check-in: 30 minutes prior to start – left side of south concession stand
The exact dates and times for the player evaluations will be finalized this weekend (we are working with Club Ohio who shares Avery with us during evaluations and their tryouts). This information will be published by MONDAY, May 7th. The 2018-19 Player Registration System will open at that time as well.
We will have informational "Free Get to Know DUSC" Sessions on SUNDAY evenings at 7:00PM at the Sunday Foot Skills Sessions for Recreational Players each of the next THREE Sundays. Location is the Coffman Park Extension just in front of the Dublin Rec. Center.
When the lightning detection system sounds (siren and the yellow strobe light remains on), the fields are to be CLEARED and players are REQUIRED to go to a vehicle! IGNORING THIS REQUIREMENT NOT ONLY JEOPARDIZES THE SAFETY OF PLAYERS, IT POTENTIALLY PUTS THE DUSC FIELD AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY AT RISK!
If a team is caught on fields at Avery or Darree AFTER the system sounds AND BEFORE the "All Clear" sounds (the yellow strobe light goes off at the same time), the team can be banned for the remainder of the season. This is NOT a DUSC RULE! ALL soccer entities are required to follow this rule (even though several did not last night).
This came from the City Representative responding to my question regarding the above:
"Correct. If the siren sounds and the light is flashing, then all activity should cease. An all clear will sound once it's safe to get back on the fields and the light will stop flashing.