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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", 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!

Ken

Interested in Playing on Thursday Evening?

All,

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:

http://assn.la/UserForm.asp?RegID=242933&org=DUBLINUNITED.ORG

If there is sufficient interest, I will send out a broadcast later this evening.

Ken

 


by posted 05/23/2018
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.  

More soon.   Thanks.

Ken

 


by posted 05/21/2018
I am thinking about coaching in DUSC...What do I need to know?

Potential Coaches,

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 (dublinunitedsc@gmail.com 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!

Ken McMahon

Founding Director


by posted 05/15/2018
Fall 2018/Spring 2019 and More....

Parents,

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....

Ken


by posted 05/15/2018
Frequently Asked Questions

All,

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.

Ken

 


by posted 05/08/2018
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


by posted 05/07/2018
Registrations and Player Evaluation Information

All,

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.

Questions?  Ken McMahon 614-515-9300.

Ken


by posted 05/05/2018
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
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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