DSC Spring House General Information Page
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*Our program is open to all Western New York families. You do not have to live in the City of Buffalo to join our club!
Program Summary and Structure:
The DSC Spring House program runs 8 weeks long BEGINNING May 4th and ENDING June 22nd. Players in the U4 (born 2015) through U14 (born 2005) divisions have one weeknight practice plus a game on Saturday. Players in the U3 (born 2016) program have one session per week. Teams in the DSC House League program play against one another in a rotating schedule over the course of the season.
Important Dates to Remember:
Season Begins: May 4th
Season Ends: June 22nd
Practices Begin: Week of April 29th
Schedule Release Date: April 19th
Roster Release Date: April 19th
Rosters and Schedules Finalized: April 26th
Registration Prices and Dates:
U3 Junior Park Rangers (Players born 2016) : $100
U4-U14 (Players born 2005-2015): $140
Regular Registration Period: Begins February 1st and Ends April 19th
Late Registration Period: Begins April 20th and Ends May 3rd
* Registering within the late period will result in a $25 added fee
Where and How to Register:
Click the Register Now button below to begin the registration process. 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. You may register to be a volunteer coach or team manager from here as well.
Become a Coach:
All coaches are volunteers, and are often a parent of a player within the program. DSC asks that you consider fulfilling this need as a rewarding opportunity to support the community and have some fun! Free coaching education classes, educational resources and detailed practice plans are provided to support all coaches regardless of prior experience or soccer knowledge. Knowledgeable trainers are also available to assist with the team practices as needed.
Head coaches receive a $50 discount, upon the completion of the season, from their child’s registration fee. During online registration, click on the volunteer box and we will contact you to confirm your placement as a coach before the season starts.
During the registration process, there are 3 different requests you can make. Please note that NOT all requests may be met. For example, if only 5 players in your age group request Wednesday, that is not enough for a full team and those players will have to join the Tuesday or Thursday practice. Or, if you request a friend who requested a different day than you, it is imporssible to meet both requests. There are numerous more examples, but we work hard to honor as many requests as possible.
Practice Days - You may request to specify what day you wish to have practices/sessions. Practices may be held Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the number of requests. U3 and U4 run 5:15-6:00, while the older players practice either 6:00-7:00 or 7:00-8:00.
Buddy Requests - All players U8 and younger may request to play with your friends who are also registered to play in your age group. You may request to play with up to 3 friends/players at most. Siblings will be automatically placed on the same team if they are registered in the same age group unless requested to do otherwise.
Coach Requests - You may request to play with a coach who is coaching a team within your age group. Parents who volunteer to coach will automatically have their registered children placed on their team if the parent is coaching in the same age group as the child.
Player Equipment Needs:
A DSC jersey, shorts, socks and a ball are provided to all players who register. This equipment is all distributed at your first practice. All players are required to wear soccer cleats and shin guards for safety purposes. All 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
Game Format for Age Groups:
Click HERE to view the age matric chart.
U3: Does NOT play official games. Only has weekday sessions
U4: 3v3 – Coed
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 - Coed (including a goalie)
U13/U14: 9v9 or 11v11- Coed (including a goalie)
Scholarship/Financial Aid Application:
Those in need of financial aid may complete and submit a scholarship application form during the registration process. That form can also be submitted by clicking HERE.
Further scholarship guidelines can be found by clicking HERE.