Dewitt AYSO 1297: Welcome

May 17th at AYSO Fields in Dewitt from 9am till 12pm
Welcome to Dewitt AYSO 1297 --Home of the Dewitt Panthers-- The FUN starts here!

May 17th at AYSO Fields in Dewitt from 9am till 12pm 


Go to and register your player/players for the 2014/2015 Regular Season and the 2015 Futsal Season. Regular season is $75 for the first player $65 for the second player and $55 for every player after (siblings). Futsal will be $20 per player or $45 for a family of three or more. PLEASE PRINT the registrations once and bring them with payment to one of the registration event listed above and on our website at


Contact Information

Assistant Regional Commissioner & Coach Administrator: 

                                Barbara Lowes


                                Inquiries regarding teams & Registration



Registrar:               Cassandra Crown


                               Inquiries regarding registration



Thursday, July 26
Dewitt is the home of AYSO Region 1297

What's a Region? Whether you are a veteran AYSO volunteer or you're new at this soccer business, you may be wondering just what is this thing called an AYSO Region and how it works. Your AYSO Region is one of more than 900 local programs in communities nationwide. Each AYSO Region is the same, yet different. That means AYSO Bylaws and Rules and Regulations standardize operational procedures and playing rules. But because community needs and characteristics may be different, Regions have flexibility to satisfy their unique needs. Your Region is identified by its own number. It is managed by parents just like yourself. In fact, you may be one of those dedicated volunteers working to ensure the program is run effectively and AYSO philosophies are upheld. Your Regional Commissioner and Regional Board of Directors will usually meet once a month during the season and perhaps more often for pre-season planning. You are welcome to attend any of these meetings. Many Regions give out a Regional Handbook at registration, with their policies fully defined. The Handbook may cover everything from rainy-day procedures, practice routines and important telephone numbers to lost-and-found information. Read it and keep it handy. Get to know your child's soccer coach and other parents. Volunteer your time, skills and energies to make your AYSO Region run well. This way, both your child and you benefit from the AYSO experience. Here's what you can expect from your Region: •A fun soccer experience for your child during games and practices. •Coaches and referees who understand the AYSO philosophies and support them. •Technical training for coaches and referees. •Caring volunteers to manage the "business" of the Region. •A national organization for support and guidance. •Fiscal responsibility via a financial statement, published yearly.

Thursday, April 18
Practices & Games

Parents, Coaches, and Players,

All practices and games scheduled from today April 18, 2013 through April 21st are cancelled due to EXTREMELY POOR FIELD CONDITIONS.  Safety also plays a vital role in our decisons, as we look out for the safety of our kids we must also remember the visitors entering our community.

You will be contacted by your coach for rescheduling.  Continue to monitor our website for more updates.

Thank you for your understanding and hopefully mother nature cooperates so the kids can play some soccer.

Ray Canales

Regional Commissioner AYSO 1297

Wednesday, April 9
Contact Information

Contact Information

Assistant Regional Commissioner / Coach Administrator: 

                               Barbara Lowes


                                Inquiries regarding teams



Registrar:               Cassandra Crown


                               Inquiries regarding registration

Saturday, April 13
Saturday April 13th Games

All games scheduled for today Saturday 4/13/2013 are canceled due to poor weather conditions.


Ray Canales

Regional Commissioner

Dewitt Soccer Club (DSC) 2013-2014

Dewitt Soccer Club - Tryouts (page 1)

To jump to the pre-registration page for the 2013-2014 soccer season, click HERE.

The tryout schedule is posted HERE.

What is CASL? Our FAQ can be found HERE.

To request a makeup, please send an email to Makeup. The email should state the player's name, birthdate, sex and reason for the makeup. Requests for makeup must be made prior to the scheduled tryout date.

The DeWitt Soccer Club (DSC) would like to invite all interested soccer players who live in the DeWitt School District to attend our open tryouts for the 2013-2014 travel soccer seasons.

 DSC Travel Soccer:
Travel soccer offers advanced individual and team training utilizing coaches, most which are trained and certified, and other area soccer professionals. Individual and team development is emphasized in an environment that strives to develop a love for the game of soccer under the rules of good sportsmanship. Most of our existing teams train two times per week for 1.5 hours per session and compete in matches in the Spring and Fall, mostly on the weekends. The DSC offers soccer at a more competitive level than the DeWitt AYSO’s recreational program. Travel teams are managed by team parents within the guidelines provided by the USSF. Regulations limit team roster sizes based on age brackets. However, DSC travel teams may have fewer players than the maximum number allowed and is the decision of the DSC approved coach.

Most of the DSC travel teams compete in the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL); however, participation in other area leagues (such as the Michigan Champions League) is permitted. Other CASL teams are located in and around the Lansing area. Schedules are typically 8 games per season and usually have 4 games in the DeWitt area and 4 games around the Lansing area. Many DSC travel teams typically participate in weekend-long tournaments held in and around Michigan. However, the number of tournaments that a team participates in is decided on entirely by the coach and the team. There is no required minimum number of tournaments in which a team must participate.

The DSC is committed to every player for the entire soccer year, which consists of two seasons, August through November and March through May. Rosters take effect in the middle of July for one full year. Accordingly, an individual who is offered a position on a travel team has the commitment of the DSC that he or she will remain with that team for the entire soccer year. However, most U-15 and older teams play in only one of the seasons because of conflicts with high school soccer.

The DSC expects that the player will attend practices, participate fully in the competitive schedule and be a contributing, positive member of the team. It is a commitment that cannot be taken lightly. Likewise, parents must be aware of their responsibilities. Players may require transportation to and from practices and games and it is important that they be on time. There are also financial responsibilities described below. Additionally, there are a number of opportunities within the DSC and within each team that require parent volunteers; this includes the
DSC’s annual 4x4 tournament.

Team budgets are based on the level of activities that the coach and team choose to undertake. Typically, team assessments for the DSC, appropriate league dues, referee and field fees, coaching, clinics, tournament entry fees and general team supplies are included in the per player costs. This amount does not cover individual family travel expenses (transportation, food & lodging) or uniforms. CASL does provide a limited number of scholarships to teams to assist members who have difficulty with these costs.

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Wednesday, July 25
AYSO's Mission & Vision

AYSO's Mission & Vision

To Be The Nationally Recognized Youth Soccer Program Of Choice

AYSO's Vision is to provide world class youth soccer programs that enrich children’s lives.

AYSO's Mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on AYSO's Six Philosophies:

  • Everyone Plays®
  • Balanced Teams
  • Open Registration
  • Positive Coaching
  • Good Sportsmanship
  • Player Development
The mission is accomplished by providing these essential services:
  • Coaching and referee programs including quality delivery systems
  • Quality administrative and operating systems with a support network
  • Strong financial position
  • Special network for volunteers, supported by a national staff
  • Program research and development

Friday, September 7
Weather Forecast

Hi Parents, If you have concerns about cancelled games due to bad weather conditions we will be posting whether or not if games are canceled or if any drastic changes may have occured due to uncontrolled circumstances. Thank you for your understanding around these matters.


smile, it's contagious:)

 Ray Canales Regional Commissioner AYSO 1297 & DSC Board Member