YOUTH SOCCER

 

 Youth Soccer 

 

 

REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2017 SOCCER OPENS JULY 1.

 We are pleased to offer recreation soccer for children ages 3 through 12 years. Please click the link below to learn more about our program.

 

FALL 2017 YOUTH SOCCER

 

Age group is determined by child's age on July 31, 2017.

U4 (co-ed Saturday league for 3 year-olds) 

U5 (co-ed Saturday league for 4 year-olds)

U6 Girls and U6 Boys (5 year-old girls and boys)

U8 Girls and U8 Boys (6 and 7- year-old girls and boys)

U10 Girls and U10 Boys (8 and 9 year-old girls and boys)

U12 Girls and u12 Boys (10 and 11 year-old girls and boys)

U14 Girls and U14 Boys (12 and 13 year-old girls and boys)

 

REGISTRATION

July 1             Early registration opens to DUMC Members and Returning Players

July 15           Registration opens to the community (if space is available)

August 1-21  Late registration (if space is available)

 

KICKEROOS MEET AND GREET (U4/U5 only): Saturday, August 26

 

PRACTICES: Kickeroos (U4/U5) begins Saturday, September 9; U6-U14 begins week of August 28. Practices are held at either Dunwoody UMC (1548 Mount Vernon Road) or North Atlanta Church of Christ (5676 Roberts Drive).

 

GAMES : September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28 .  October 30-November 10  reserved for make- up games as needed. Games for U4-U6 teams are played at DUMC field. Games for U8-U10 teams are played at DUMC and North Atlanta Church of Christ. U12 teams participate in the Metro Dunwoody league and play games at partner leagues including Dunwoody Baptist, YMCA, Northside UMC, etc.

 

SOCCERFEST End of Season Celebration:  Saturday, October 28 (Dunwoody UMC field).

 

 We are pleased to offer programs for children ages 3 through 14 years (age is determined as of July 31, 2017).

 

PROGRAM FEES:                                                                                                              Kickeroos (Saturday –only co-ed league) for U4’s and U5’s                      

Before August 1:  $105.00                  After August 1: $115.00

 

U6 through U14 boys and girls leagues                                                          

Before August 1: $165.00                   After August 1: $180.00

Sibling Discount of $10 will be applied at checkout.

 

COACHES NEEDED! Our volunteer coaches makie it possible for us to serve over 500 players each season.  Please consider volunteering to help coach your child's team.  Coaches receive a $20 refund on registration fees.

 

FRIEND OR SAME TEAM REQUESTS: We recognize that children enjoy playing with their friends and classmates. To foster fellowship and fun, we make every effort to accommodate a friend or team request but cannot guarantee it. When registering, you will be able to indicate up to two friend requests. You may also request a return to the same team as the spring 2017 season. Ultimately, requests will be accommodated if it would not upset the balance of equitably skilled players in the league and there is room on the roster when registration is completed. Thanks for your understanding.

 

PRACTICE NIGHT CONFLICTS: Our U6-U14 teams’ practices are determined by coach preference with most age groups having options available each weeknight at 530pm or 630pm. U6-U14 players may indicate up to two nights that they cannot attend practices. Practice night conflicts will be avoided when assigning players to teams.

 

TEAM MEETING: Kickeroos (U4/U5) teams meet once per week on Saturdays. U6-U14 teams meet only twice per week (once for practice and once for scheduled game.) If successive practices are cancelled due to bad weather, every effort will be made to reschedule practice time. We cannot offer additional practice time for teams due to safety and space concerns.

 

RAIN OUT INFORMATION/CANCELLATION: Please check your email for weather-related cancellations. You may also visit the Leisure Ministry page of our website at www.dunwoodyumc.org/leisure and our Facebook page (Dunwoody UMC Sports and Leisure Ministry). To the extent possible, we will also communicate any cancellations by email to coaches and team parents no later than 4:30pm weekdays and 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays, with updates throughout the day as needed.

 

 UNIFORMS:

  • All players must wear shin guards covered with socks. Cleats are encouraged but not required.

  • Every player will receive a team jersey to be distributed before first games. The league does not require that names be added to the jerseys. If your team decides to have names put on the back, a team parent often collects all the jerseys after the first game and brings the order for imprinting. The league does not offer name imprinting.

  • Coaches will receive a DUMC coach shirt to be worn on game days.

     

    REFEREES: The coaches will serve as referees for the Kickeroos (U4/U5) and U6 league. Referees are provided for U8 and older teams.

     

    CONDUCT: Unsportsmanlike conduct by players, coaches or fans will not be tolerated. This includes dangerous play, profanity, disrespect or yelling at the referees or players. Any violation of conduct rules will result in immediate expulsion from the game and a 1-game suspension for the following game. Two violations in this area during a season will result in expulsion from the league. This applies to coaches, parents, players, fans, and siblings!

     

    SAFE SANCTUARY TRAINING: Dunwoody UMC is a Safe Sanctuary Facility. All volunteer coaches, including assistant coaches, are required to be Safe Sanctuary certified .

     

    DEVOTION: Each game will begin with the home team coach leading both teams in a prayer at center field. At the conclusion of the game, each team will form a line to shake hands with each other at mid-field.

     

    CONCUSSION TRAINING: HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It takes less than 30 minutes! http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/.    Please note:  a youth player who has been removed from play, during games or practices, for any concern regarding a possible head injury must receive written clearance from an approved or assigned health care professional before being allowed to return to play.

     

     

     

     

    Sports and Leisure Contact Information

     

    Sports and Leisure Director

    Michelle Spitz

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    770.394-0675 ext. 137

     

    Sports and Leisure Assistant Director

    Debbie Lowrey

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    770.394.0675 ext. 135


 

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Worship Times

Traditional Services
9:00 & 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Contemporary Service
9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Contact Information

Dunwoody UMC
1548 Mt. Vernon Road
Dunwoody, GA. 30338
770-394-0675
770-394-8492 FAX
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