Spring Youth Soccer

Feb 14, 2018 12:41 PM
Dunwoody UMC Sports & Leisure

Recreational soccer league for children ages 3 through 13 years.  

Recreational soccer programs for boys and girls ages three through thirteen years. Open to the community.

  • U4 (co-ed Saturday league for 3 year-olds)-must be 3 by January 1, 2018
  • U5 (co-ed Saturday league for 4 year-olds)-must be 4 by January 1, 2018
  • U6 Girls and U6 Boys (5 year-old girls and boys)-age as of August 1, 2017
  • U8 Girls and U8 Boys (6 and 7- year-old girls and boys)-age as of August 1, 2017
  • U10 Girls and U10 Boys (8 and 9 year-old girls and boys)-age as of August 1, 2017
  • U12 Girls and u12 Boys (10 and 11 year-old girls and boys)-age as of August 1, 2017
  • U14 Girls and U14 Boys (12 and 13 year-old girls and boys)-age as of August 1, 2017 


Kickeroos (Saturday –only co-ed league) for U4's and U5's:  $125.00 ($110.00 through January 31).
U6 through U14 boys and girls leagues:  $190.00 ($175.00 through January 31).
Sibling Discount of $10.00 will be applied to the second and third child at checkout.

Parents will be notified of their child(ren)'s team assignment and practice schedule on or before Monday, February 19. We appreciate your patience as we await coach input and the completion of registration before assigning teams.

Kickeroos (U4/U5) begins Saturday, March 10; U6-U14 practices begin week of February 26. Practices are held at either Dunwoody UMC (1548 Mount Vernon Road) or North Atlanta Church of Christ (5676 Roberts Drive).

Games are held weekly on Saturdays through May beginning March 10.  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.

Our volunteer coaches make it possible for us to serve over 500 players each season. Please consider volunteering to help coach your child's team. Coaches receive a $20.00 discount on registration fees at checkout.

Sunday, February 25 at 6:30pm. 

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 fall 2018 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.

Our U6-U14 teams' practices are determined by coach preference with most age groups having options available each weeknight at 515pm or 615 pm. 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.

Kickeroos (U4/U5) teams meet once per week on Saturdays. U6-U14 teams meet 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.

To the extent possible, we will communicate cancellations and delays no later than 4:30pm weekdays and 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays, with updates throughout the day as needed.  Parents may opt in to our Text Alert system during online registration. In addition, field status will be posted on our website.

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.

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

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!

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

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.

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! 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.

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