Our program is open to all Western New York families from Buffalo and all its surrounding communities! If you are new, you must create an account for you and your family before registering. Once you've added yourself and your players onto the account, you will be able to register for any program that they are old enough to register for.
The House program is a great way to introduce or increase your child's interest in soccer! The primary focus is to develop the players' passion for athletic competition through skill development in an inclusive, fun, and positive environment!
Program Summary and Structure:
Different from year's past, players are not assigned a specific team prior to the start. Age groups will arrive together and DSC Staff will split players up at the field. As the weeks move on, players of similar skill will be grouped together to help maximize skill development.
Every weeknight, DSC Staff, with some help from volunteer parents, will run the groups through age-appropriate drills and games, while focusing on soccer fundamentals, positive reinforcement and fun! Saturday games offer more competition, with the focus on maximizing ball touches and fair play.
Players receive 16 soccer sessions over 8 weeks, a jersey, soccer socks and a new soccer ball!
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATON COST - PRIOR TO APRIL 19:
U3 Junior Park Rangers (Players born 2018): $100
U4-U14 (Players born 2007-2017): $145
Regular Registration Cost Begins April 19th:
U3 Junior Park Rangers (Players born 2018): $110
U4-U14 (Players born 2007-2017): $165
Scholarship/Financial Aid Application:
Those in need of financial aid may complete and submit a scholarship application form during the registration process. A picture/copy of your most recent tax return, including your adjusted gross income, is required for review. That application form can also be submitted by clicking HERE.
Further scholarship guidelines can be found by clicking HERE.
Tentative Practice Schedule:
Players are placed into age group according to the US Soccer Age Matrix found HERE. Basically, how old is the player turning this 2021 calendar year? Requests to play in a different age group may be submitted during registration.
Tentative Game Schedule, every Saturday:
|Age Group||Game Time|
|BU5/U6||8-8:50 or 9-9:50|
Player Equipment Needs:
A DSC jersey, socks and a ball are provided to all players who register. This equipment is all distributed at your first practice. All players in the U6 division and older should wear soccer cleats and shin guards for safety purposes. Players are also encouraged to have a full bottle of water whenever they go to practices and games.
Game and Practice Location:
All games and practice sessions are held at Point of the Meadow in Delaware Park.
Address: Point of Meadow Soccer Fields, Buffalo, NY 14214
Players and spectators (limit two per player) should walk to/from the field wearing masks, while avoiding any large gatherings. Spectators must remain wearing a mask throughout the practice/game, while maintaining at least six feet of distance from others outside their household. Coaches will also remain wearing masks throughout the event, while masks will remain optional for players during play. Additional safety procedures can be found here.
Game Format for Age Groups:
Click HERE to view the age matrix chart.
U3: Does NOT play official games. Only has weekday sessions
U4: 3v3 – Coed Modified Games
U5/U6: 4v4 – Separate Boys and Girls divisions
U7/U8: 4v4 - Separate Boys and Girls divisions
U9/U10: 7v7 - Separate Boys and Girls divisions (including a goalie)
U11/U12: 9v9 - Separate Boys and Girls divisions (including a goalie)
U13/U14: 9v9 or 11v11- Separate Boys and Girls divisions (including a goalie) - May combine with U11/U12, depending on numbers.