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Dublin United Soccer Club General Information and More

All,

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", 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 need not attend evaluations (unless the coach requests the player to do so).  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.  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!

Ken

REMINDER: Foot Skills at Coffman Park Extension!

Parents and Coaches,

A REMINDER:  Foot Skills for the remainder of the year will be held at the Coffman Park Extension (6631 Commerce Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017 for GPS purposes)

Please have your child bring their ball and water. They should wear shin guards and cleats.

Every Monday from August 8th to September 26th, DUSC is providing skills sessions for all current players. These training sessions will help players of all ages improve their footskills, including dribbling, passing and trapping.

When:  Mondays Aug. 7th, Aug. 14th, Aug. 21st, Aug.  28th, Sept. 4th, Sept. 11th, Sept. 18th, and Sept. 25th

​Where: Coffman Park Extension (6631 Commerce Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017 for GPS purposes)
Time:    6:00PM to 6:55PM (last two weeks @5:45PM) for u8 boys and girls, u9 boys and girls, u10 boys and girls, u11 girls
             7:00PM to 7:55PM (last two weeks @6:45PM) for u11 boys, u12 boys and girls, u13 boys and girls, u14 boys and girls
Cost:    Included in players base fee.

Registration:  Is required to ensure proper trainer to player ratios.

Here is the direct link to the form:  http://assn.la/UserForm.asp?RegID=222565&org=DUBLINUNITED.ORG

The form can also be found on our home page by clicking on the link in the left vertical tab

See you there!

Ken


by posted 08/14/2017
IMPORTANT: Player/Coach Carding Information

Parents,

It is very important that you turn in ALL required paperwork to your child(ren)'s coach(es)/team administrators.  Teams CANNOT participate in games and/or tournaments until a team's players and coaches are "carded" (or registered) with the league.  Please make sure that you have turned in the following to your coach or team administrator:

1.  Player 1x1 digital photo (photos from phones work just great)

2.  Proof of Birth (BC or Passport) -- required ONLY if the player is new to DUSC OR Team is playing in a different league than in 2016-17

3.  R002 Form (or OSYSA Player Form if playing in a league other than the OCL -- 28 teams are playing in the OCL)

4.  Concussion Awareness Form

5.  OCL/MOSSL Code of Conduct Form

6.  Lindsay's Law (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) Form

If you have been on vacation or simply have not gotten the information to your coach or team admin, please do so ASAP.  Teams cannot get UNIFORMS until player passes have been requested.  

Thanks,

Ken McMahon
DUSC Founding Director


by posted 08/14/2017
Note to ALL Parents and Coaches

Note to All DUSC Parents and Coaches:

Now that the regular season is about to begin, I would like to communicate some general pieces of information for the parents (and coaches) during the season.

 

1.  What does DUSC offer?

     *  We offer a relatively low-key atmosphere designed for the players to have fun while they learn

     *  We offer a Kickoff Event for all players for four days

     *  We offer foot skills training on 14 Mondays in the Fall and the Spring

     *  We offer goalkeeper training on four Sundays in the Fall and three Sundays in the Spring

     *  We offer a complete uniform kit with club-level adidas uniforms

     *  We offer the opportunity for U-09 and under teams to play up to 10 games each season (up to 12 for U-10+)

     *  We offer three tournaments (four for U-10 and up teams) during the course of the year including The DUSC Champions Cup and two league tournaments

     *  We offer indoor training (4 to 6 sessions per player)

     *  We offer the infrastructure for teams to practice/train and play games

     *  We advertise 3 - 4 "contacts" each week which is the total of practices+games+foot skills sessions (typically closer to 3 for younger teams and 4 for older teams)

     *  We offer the coach an opportunity to get licensed at no additional charge to the coach

2.  What do we NOT offer?

     *  A hyper competitive environment in which winning or attempting to win trumps all

3.  What is the expectation level of the coach?

     *  To help form a team as needed

     *  Build a schedule commensurate with the skill level of the team

     *  Conform to the 3 - 4 contacts each week on average guideline

     *  Conduct himself/herself in a professional manner when dealing with opposing coaches, opposing players, opposing parents, referees, players and players

     *  Attempt to create a fun learning environment that will encourage players to develop a love of the game.

4.  What is the expectation level of the parents?

     *  Deliver the players to assigned practices and games as scheduled by the coach

     *  Support the player encouraging them to have fun while learning to play the game of soccer

     *  Support the team by encouraging them to have fun while learning to play the game of soccer

 

Here a few club-wide ground rules:

1.  NO PARENT is to approach the coach before, during or after a practice/training session or game

     *  This is NOT the appropriate time to be discussing anything with the coach

     *  There is NOTHING productive that comes out of conversations during these periods of time

2.  If you wish to speak to the coach about an issue, wait a minimum of 24 hours following the issue and then send an e-mail to the coach or team admin (and copy 

     *  If you feel more comfortable, you can send a note to

     *  In that e-mail you are to describe your concern in enough detail that the coach, team admin and/or DUSC will be prepared for a discussion

     *  In that e-mail you can request a meeting with the coach (DUSC may elect to attend that meeting depending upon the nature of the meeting)

3.  Parents are NOT to COACH Players from the PARENTS SIDELINE!

     *  Even though your “Coaching” may be more “correct” than the Coaches’ instructions, such instructions only serve to confuse the player

     *  Coaches are being told that IF a PARENT is “Coaching” from the sidelines, that player can be REMOVED from the game

     *  BOTTOM LINE:  Cheer from the parents’ sideline, if you want to coach, perhaps the head coach may need another assistant, IF NOT, continued coaching may lead to a significant reduction in playing time

4.  Parents are NOT to yell negative comments at either players (from either team), the referee or the coaches during a game (or practice)

     *  While you may find such comments "necessary", they put both the speaker and DUSC in a bad light

     *  Such comments can lead to disciplinary action by DUSC and/or the League

     *  Once again, NOTHING productive comes out of such comments

5.  If after a meeting with coach, you are dissatisfied with the outcome

     *  You are to send an e-mail to 

     *  A member of the DUSC Board will investigate the matter to the extent needed

6.  Approaching any coach at an inappropriate time will result in:

     *  A possible suspensions of the parent

     *  Possible limitations in playing time for the player

     *  Possible removal from the program

Watching and coaching my boys in youth sports was one of the most enjoyable aspects of being a parent.  Enjoy the moment!  The moments will soon only be memories!  While youth sports can be an important aspect of growing up, please try to keep things in perspective.  Nearly all, if not all of our players, will be turning professional at some point in their lives in something other than sports.    

Ken McMahon
Founding Director of DUSC

 


by posted 08/14/2017
Goal Keeper Training Reminder

Parents and Coaches, 
Keeper training will be at 6:00PM and 7:00PM this evening at Dublin Scioto HS (4000 Hard Road).  BEHIND the SCHOOL....

Ken


by posted 08/13/2017
REMINDER: FOOT Skills at OLDE SAWMILL TONIGHT!!!

FOOT SKILLS SESSIONS

Every Monday from August 7th to September 25th, DUSC is providing skills sessions for all current players. These training sessions will help players of all ages improve their footskills, including dribbling, passing and trapping.

When:  Mondays Aug. 7th, Aug. 14th, Aug. 21st, Aug.  28th, Sept. 4th, Sept. 11th, Sept. 18th, and Sept. 25th

​Where: FIRST WEEK will be at OLDE SAWMILL PARK (2500 Sutter Pkwy, Dublin, OH 43016)
Time:    6:00PM to 6:55PM (last two weeks @5:45PM) for u8 boys and girls, u9 boys and girls, u10 boys and girls, u11 girls
             7:00PM to 7:55PM (last two weeks @6:45PM) for u11 boys, u12 boys and girls, u13 boys and girls, u14 boys and girls
Cost:    Included in players base fee.

Registration:  Is required to ensure proper trainer to player ratio


by posted 08/07/2017
Lightning Detection System

Parents and Coaches,

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.

 
 
Agreement with this policy is not required.  Adherence is.  Thank you for following this policy that is part of the Field Use rules.
Ken

by posted 04/27/2016
NEW! DUSC SPIRITWEAR STORE

GRAND OPENING: SAVE 20% AT NEW ONLINE STORE!

Introducing a new online store for Dublin United Soccer Club spirit wear!

Want a sweatshirt for your player? Or a stocking cap? A polo for Dad? A fleece jacket for Mom? Find it all and more here!

Plus you can personalize with each player's name and number for FREE!

As part of our grand opening, use the code "TIP80" to save 20% on your first orders. Plus there's $1 shipping on orders over $100.




              













 


posted 11/05/2013
CONTACT US
You can:

1) Email us at dublinunitedsc@gmail.com

2) Call Ken McMahon at 614-515-9300

3) Or if voice mail is full call 614-402-9916

We'll respond as quickly as possible.
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