DCG Soccer Club: News

Open Board Positions - Volunteers Needed!
The Dallas Center Grimes Soccer Club is currently accepting nominations for open board positions. The open positions are (no previous soccer experience needed):
    * Director of Equipment
We have a very active and supportive soccer board. Please consider stepping forward and getting involved!
Please send contact information to board President, Tyler Lyon (president@dcgsoccer.com), if interested.

2016 DCG Select Soccer Tryout - June 6-15 (varies by age)

Dallas Center Grimes Soccer Club will be fielding two Level 1 (Select) soccer teams for Fall 2016. 

DCG Soccer Club will field both U15 Girls and U13 Boys Level 1 soccer teams.  Both teams will participate in the Iowa Soccer League (ISL) Competitive Division.  The U15 Girls team will be coached by Chris Watkins and the U13 Boys team will be coached by Tyler Lyon. Please see the U15 Girls Level 1 and U13 Boys Level 1 flyers for more details.

Need more information about Level 1 (Select) soccer? See the Level 1 Soccer FAQ for additional information. 

Please contact Coach Lyon and Coach Watkins directly if you or your player have interest.

2016 VSA Select Soccer Tryout - June 6-19 (varies by age)

Vision Soccer Academy (VSA) has announced Select Soccer Tryouts for 2016.

Select soccer is for players who wish to be in a more structured environment with players of similar commitment levels, technical, and/or physical abilities.  Tryouts are held in early June to determine teams.  Invites from tryouts for U11 through U13 age divisions will be issued on or after 8:00 A.M. on June 15th.  Invites from tryouts for U14 through U18 divisions will be issued on or after 8:00 A.M. on June 25th.  All teams are coached by the VSA Professional Coaching staff.  Coaching assignments are announced at tryouts.  All professional coaches have experience playing and/or coaching soccer at a high level and an emphasis is placed on continuing education throughout the coaches’ tenure with our club.

All Tryouts will be held at the Waukee High School Turf Stadium located at 555 SE University Ave., Waukee, IA 50263. VSA is pleased to announce that they will be playing at their new complex (VSA Timberline Soccer Complex) which is located at 2655 SE LA Grant Parkway, Waukee, IA 50263.

Info and registration is at the VSA Site.

US Soccer Player Development Initiatives
Parents and players are beginning to hear about the US Soccer Player Development Initiatives. Some of the elements that have received more visibility include the change in field dimensions as well as birth year registration.

The DCG Soccer Club is implementing the new field dimensions (see the 2017 Standards Chart) with the Spring 2016 season. The 2016 Field Layout is available.

To learn more about the player development initiatives please visit the US Soccer Player Development Initiatives page and view the informative video. The video does a good job explaining the rationale behind the various elements of the initiative.

Watch this space for additional information about DCG Soccer Club's adoption of these required changes and their implementation timing.

DCG Soccer Club Recognizes Bob Scott

The DCG Soccer Club recognized outgoing President Bob Scott for 17 years of service to the club at its December 2015 board meeting. Bob was presented with a commerative plaque for his many years of service to the club as a coach, various positions on the board, and most recently as the club President. Bob has been the consistent and driving force behind the DCG Soccer Club for many years and leaves behind a strong recreational soccer program that serves the Dallas Center and Grimes communities.

Thank you Bob! 

Tourney Machine
This season GDMJSL has begun using a different scheduling system for all U11 & up teams, Tourney Machine. After working with this system for a few weeks we are now sharing it officially with you.

Tourney Machine will allow you to check the schedule (please be advised if there are schedule changes made by the coaches it may not be accurate unless the home team notified the system admin, so always refer to your coach instructions), game scores, pool standings and a link to the fields to obtain directions via your phone. Please realize this is a new system and there are always glitches to be worked out but it is a way to track your childs team during the season.

This new system has a web app that you can access on your phone or computer, there are instructions for how to access the system and get the mobile app. Below is the division chart that lists the DCG teams, their coaches and the division/team ID used by GDMJSL; you will need this chart to find your team in the system.
 Division Team Coach 
U12-08 G11A  Eddy 
U12G-08 G11R  England 
U12-L2 G12A  Lyon 
U12-L2 G12B  Perrin 
U12-04 G12C  Kauzkarich 
U12-02 G12D  Brightman 
U12G-05 G12R  Forsyth 
U14-06 G14A  Peppenger 
U14G-02  G14R  Smith 
U14G-02  G14S  Holmes 
U14G-03  G14T  Watkins 
U16-03  G15A  Navara 
U16-03  G15B  Korsching 
U16-03  G16A  Sigler 
U19-02  G18A  Scott 
U19G-02  G18R  Murano 

Lightning Safety Policy
When lightning is seen or thunder is heard, all practices and games need to be immediately suspended for a MINIMUM of thirty minutes.  No one is to remain on the fields.  Notify others there is danger from lightning and take shelter right away.  Practices and games will not resume until a MINIMUM of thirty minutes has passed since the last flash of lightning or sound of thunder.

DCG Soccer Spirit Wear Available

DCG Soccer Club and Soccer Connections have teamed up to make DCG Soccer Spirit Wear available. Stop by the concession stand during the season to check out the new pieces available to order, all featuring the DCG Soccer Club logo.

While Spirit Wear is available to view in the concession stand, it will be sold exclusively through Soccer Connections.  Feel free to stop in to Soccer Connections or view and order Spirit Wear Online.

Shirts, sweatshirts, and hats are available from $12-$26.  Order yours this week! 

Field Safety Reminders

Please take note of a couple of field related items as we get ready to start our games and as we continue to practice throughout the season.


  • Do not move the goals – the goals are safely anchored and expected to stay that way.  Our High School teams move them occasionally for practice purposes but they are the only exception.
  • We have implemented a spectator line for U10 and above age groups on one side of the field to help keep fans at a safe distance from the sidelines and to help our assistant referees (ARs) do their job.  If you are a spectator please help out by sitting on the side of the field with the white dashed line and if you are a coach please have your team line up on the opposite side.


Reminders for Players & Parents
What you will need for soccer…
  • Water Bottle, recommended for practices and games.
  • Soccer Ball - Size 3 (U5-U8), Size 4 (U9-U12), Size 5 (U13 and up).
  • DCG Soccer Club Jersey - available at Soccer Connections, 3233 100th St., Urbandale (515-270-8141). Home teams wear red jersey in Grimes.
  • Red Soccer Shorts - Required for U9 and up.  Recommended for U5-U8.
  • Red Soccer Socks - Required for U9 and up.  Recommended for U5-U8.
  • Soccer Shoes - Required for all ages.
  • Shin guards are REQUIRED and MUST BE WORN AT EACH PRACTICE AND GAME for the player's own protection. 
  • NO JEWELRY!!!  Jewelry CANNOT be worn because of the danger to the player and to other players.

What if it Rains?

If the fields are open and it is safe, we play soccer in the rain.

The field status is updated according the the Field Closure Policy.  And if you want to sign-up for field status notification via email or text we use RainedOut.

If you are a coach and you decide to reschedule the game, make sure you follow the "How to Reschedule a Game" procedure.