DCG Soccer Club: News

FALL SOCCER REGISTRATION - NOW OPEN!

 

It's already time to register for the Fall Season! Sign up early and save:

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
JUNE 1 - 13 ($5 DISCOUNT)

REGULAR REGISTRATION
JUNE 14 - 30

LATE REGISTRATION
JULY 1-15 ($25 LATE FEE)

GO TO DCGSC.IOWASOCCERLIVE.ORG TO REGISTER

Please note that our registration process has changed. We are pleased to partner with Stack Sports to make registration easier for players, parents, and coaching staff. Everyone must re-register their family at the new site, even if you were registered in the previous system. Be prepared to provide birth certificates and photos.

Any questions, please contact us at registration@dcgsoccer.com



18U GIRLS COMPETITIVE SOCCER TRYOUTS
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Open tryouts will be held for an 18U - Level 1 team on June 14th and June 18th.

Location: Grimes Soccer Complex next to South Prairie Elementary

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In order to be selected for the team, you MUST ATTEND one of the tryouts. A parent must sign the player into the tryout in order for the player to participate. Please bring a ball, shin guards, cleats, and water to the tryout.

This tryout is open to anyone that was born in 2001 or later. This is a competitive team that will play in the Iowa Soccer League and will be coached by licensed coaches. Approximate cost for the Fall Season is $200 which includes league fees and tournaments. Uniform and practice jersey will be additional cost if needed.

Additional Questions:
Please contact Coach Chris Watkins at 515-491-3917 or chwatkins6@msn.com.



2018 DCG Select Soccer Tryouts - June 4-7
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Dallas Center Grimes Soccer Club will be fielding three Level 1 (Select) soccer teams for Fall 2018.

DCG Soccer Club will field a U13/U14 Combined Boys Level 1 soccer team coached by Chris Watkins, a U11 Boys Level 1 soccer team coached by Elvis Islamovic, and a U11 Girls Level 1 soccer team coached by Nick Reggio.  These teams will participate in the Iowa Soccer League (ISL) Competitive Division.  Please see the U13/14 Boys Level 1, U11 Boys Level 1, and U11 Girls Level 1 flyers for more details.

All tryouts are at the Grimes South Sports Complex (next to South Prairie Elementary), see schedule below. 

Team Tryout 1 Tryout 2
U13/U14 Boys
Level 1
6/5
6:30-8:00 PM
6/7
6:30-8:00 PM
U11 Boys
Level 1
6/4
6:00-7:30 PM
6/6
6:00-7:30 PM
U11 Girls
Level 1
6/4
6:00-7:30 PM
6/6
6:00-7:30 PM

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

Please contact Coach Watkins, Coach Islamovic, and Coach Reggio directly if you or your player have interest.



Soccer Field Painting Volunteers Needed!
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The Dallas-Center Grimes Soccer Club takes a lot of pride in our soccer complex. One great way to get involved is by helping paint the soccer fields.
 
The time commitment is approximately 1.5 hours once during the 8 week season. We usually paint on Thursdays or Fridays after the city has mowed and before the weekend games. No experience necessary.
 
If interested please email David at fields@dcgsoccer.com


Uniform Ordering via Soccer Master
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Uniforms should be ordered through Soccer Master, 3233 100th St, Urbandale (515-270-8141). Please order your uniforms by March 17th to ensure you have them for the start of the season. Orders take at least two weeks so plan ahead!

For 7U & up, please order the following items (correct styles and logos are reserved via Soccer Master):

  • Red Jersey,
  • White Jersey,
  • Red Shorts,
  • Red Socks.
For 5U-6U, please order the following items (correct styles and logos are reserved via Soccer Master):
  • Red Jersey only (do not order the white jersey),
  • Red Shorts,
  • Red Socks.

You have several options available:

  1. Order at the store (3233 100th Street, Urbandale) - uniforms will need to be picked up at a later date. Soccer Master does not sell the uniforms on demand anymore, this is their store policy.
  2. Order online via MyUniform and pick up at the store when ready (recommended).
  3. Order online via MyUniform and have the uniform delivered (for a fee).

To order online goto MyUniform. Remember, if you are U7 and up, you will need BOTH jerseys (there is only one option per color, Red Champro Captain's and White Champro Leader jerseys).  If you are U5-U6 you only need the red jersey, shorts, and socks. 



2018 Spring Season Information
League season dates:
  • 5-6U are set for April 7th thru June 3rd.
  • 7-8U are yet to be finalized but likely will run similar to 9U and Up.
  • 9U & Up are April 7th thru May 20th with reschedules done by June 3rd.
Additional information:
  • 5-6U: Jamboree style with practice/games on Saturday morning, start time will be between 8:30 and 10:00 am.
  • 7-8U: Games will be on Saturday with practices held during the week at the discretion of the team coach(es).
  • 9U & Up: ISL Level 3 Central games will be played based upon the team division as follows:
    • 9U, 10U Co-ed (Boys) on Sundays at 1:00 PM / 2:15 PM / 3:30 PM / 4:45 PM
    • 9U, 10U Girls on Saturdays at 9:00 AM / 10:15 AM / 11:30 AM / 12:45 PM
    • 11U, 12U, 15U-16U, and 19U on Sundays at 1:00 PM / 3:00 PM / 5:00 PM
    • 13U, 14U on Saturdays at 1:00 PM / 3:00 PM / 5:00 PM


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Director of Fields
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The DCG Soccer Club is looking for a volunteer to join the board as the Director of Fields. This is a fantastic opportunity to support Youth Soccer in the DCG area and share your talents with the community.

We take great pride in the soccer complex and this is a great opportunity for you to become involved.  Helping provide a quality program for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels is very rewarding. Responsibilities for the Director of Fields includes:

  • Creating field layout and maintaining painted field lines throughout the season
  • Maintaining goals, nets, and corner flags
  • Managing Field Day volunteers to assemble or tear down soccer fields each season

If you have interest in the position, please contact the President (president@dcgsoccer.com) for more information.



Festival Style Soccer comes to DCG for U6 in Fall 2017
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The DCG Soccer Club is moving to a "Fesitval Syle" soccer experience for U6 in Fall 2017. Games and practices will be held during the same session on Saturday mornings with players participating in a variety of drills before each scrimmage. See the attached U6 Festival Style Soccer Flyer for all the details.

Join our Team of Referees
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DCG soccer is looking for energetic individuals to join our team of referees. You will need to be at least 12 years of age and have completed a certification class. Classes are currently being offered at the following locations.

Grimes 2/16-17
Urbandale/Johnston 2/23-24

Check out the Referee Flyer for additional details.
 
If you would like to earn extra money and have fun doing so please become a referee for DCG soccer. As we continue to make changes to our program we have added new bonus and reimbursement opportunities for referees.  See the Referee Bonus and Reimbursement Policy for details.

If you have any questions or concerns please email refereeing@dcgsoccer.com


big... Big... BIG Changes - US Soccer Player Development Initiatives
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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 has prepared a brief overview of the 2016 Fall Season Changes, please take a moment to review.

The DCG Soccer Club implemented the new field dimensions (see the Standards Chart) with the Spring 2016 season. The 2016 Field Layout depicts the field changes. The DCG Soccer Club is implementing the new Birth Year Registration (see the Birth Year Matrix) with the Fall 2016 Season.

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.


ISL Level 3 Central League Rules
The ISL Level 3 Central League Rules for U9-U19 are now available.

Field Painting Volunteers Needed
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We are looking for volunteers to help paint the fields throughout the season. Our club takes great pride in the soccer complex and this is a great opportunity to help contribute. We are asking for a time commitment of about 1.5 hours once during the 8-week soccer season. We usually paint fields after work on Thursdays or Fridays each week after the city has completed mowing and before the weekend games.

No previous experience necessary - the Director of Fields (David Kurth) usually paints the fields each week with the volunteer.

If you are interested, please contact the Director of Fields (fields@dcgsoccer.com) directly by email. We are offering again this season a free DCG soccer painting T-shirt for those who volunteer.



Field Safety Reminders
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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.

 



Lightning Safety Policy
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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.

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.