DCG Soccer Club: News

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.

For Polk City click here
Johnston/Urbandale click here
West Des Moines click here

If you would like to earn extra money and have fun doing so please become a referee for DCG soccer.

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


Important Dates - Fall 2016
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Important dates for ISL Level 3 Central (our U11 and up league) are below.

Sept. 10-11  Weekend 1 - Opening 
Sept. 17-18 Weekend 2 
Sept. 24-25  Weekend 3 
Oct. 1-2  BYE - Kohl's American Cup 
Oct. 8-9  Weekend 4 
Oct. 15-16  Weekend 5 
Oct. 22-23  Weekend 6 
Oct. 29-30  Weekend 7 - Final 
Nov. 5-6  Reschedules Completed 

 We are coordinating on U6-U10 dates and should have those soon.



Field Day - Thank You!
The DC-G soccer club would like to thank the following individuals for helping modify our U6-8 soccer goals this weekend to help us meet new guidelines mandated by the US Soccer Association: Mike Glasgow, Angela Glasgow, Tom Kurth, Ean Followill, Nicholas Streets, Ethan Dunn, Jonah Schaeffer, Damion Peterson, Sam Glasgow, Gavin Ewalt, Jared Warner, Marcus Rosenbeck, and Alex Thompson.
 
Modifying our existing goals saved over thirteen thousand dollars compared to purchasing new ones, not to mention it was much less wasteful.
 
Thanks!
David Kurth
Director of Fields


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Des Moines Menace Women vs Minnesota Twin Stars at Grimes - July 17

The Dallas Center Grimes Soccer Club is partnering with the Des Moines Menace to bring the Des Moines Menace Women's team to the Grimes Soccer Complex on July 17, 2016. The Menace Women will be taking on the Minnesota Twin Stars. Admission is FREE! Parking is FREE!

Menace Women vs. Minnesota Twin Stars
Sunday, July 17th, 4:30 PM
Grimes Sports Complex
Bring a chair in case the bleachers overflow

This is a great opportunity to some great soccer without leaving Grimes.  Join us for an evening of soccer. 


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 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.


Tourney Machine
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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
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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.

DCG Soccer Spirit Wear Available
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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
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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.

 



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.