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Spring 2018 Soccer Season is Open

The Spring 2018 soccer season is open.  Game times and locations for games this spring are the following:

PreK/K - Saturday, 12:00 - 1:15 (Cow Pond)
Girls Grade 1/2 - Saturday, 8:30-9:45 (Cow Pond)
Boys Grade 1/2 - Saturday, 9:45 - 11:00 (Cow Pond)
Girls Grade 3/4 - Saturday, 9:00 - 10:15 (home games at Cow Pond)
Boys Grade 3/4 - Saturday, 10:15 - 11:30 (home games at Cow Pond)
Girls Grade 5/6 - Saturday, 11:30 - 1:00 (home games at Cow Pond)
Boys Grade 5/6 - Saturday, 1:00 - 2:15 (home games at Cow Pond)
Girls Grade 7/8 - Saturday, 2:15 - 4:00 (home games at Cow Pond)
Boys Grade 7/8 - Saturday, 4:00 - 5:15 (home games at Cow Pond)
Girls Grade 9/12 - Sunday, games scheduled at either 1:00, 3:00 or 5:00PM (home games at Cow Pond)
Boys Grade 9/12 - Sunday, games scheduled at either 1:00, 3:00 or 5:00PM (home games at Cow Pond)
 
If you have other questions, please reach out to the appropriate GDYSC board member.  
 
The GDYSC board members are as follows:
 
GDYSC Board Members 2017-2018 Season Email
Chris Davey President chrisandkirsta@gmail.com
Gerard Stelzer Vice President/Referee Assignor gstelzer@gmail.com
Jim Gmeiner Secretary regnad_kcin@verizon.net
Charles Lippman Treasurer cclippma@hotmail.com
David Pitkin Registrar dpitkin@gmail.com
Brad Pierantozzi NVYSL Representative bpierantozzi@gmail.com
Peter Kokolski Referee Trainer peterkokolski@massref.net
Chris Martinez Training Director coachchrismartinez@verizon.net
Eric Spada Field Scheduler ejspada@gmail.com
Jim Herberich Webmaster sledmeister@gmail.com
Becky Greco Uniforms grecogd@gmail.com
Matt Davey New Coordinator Trainer mdavey@adobe.com
Jeff Ohringer Field Maintenance  gdsoccer@verizon.net
Michelle McNally PreK/K Coordinator soccermcnally@gmail.com
Sten Peeters Boys Grade 1/2 Coordinator coachstenpeeters@gmail.com
Heather Mazzaccaro Girls Grade 1/2 Coordinator heather@lothrop.org
Gareth Ouellette Boys Grade 3/4 Coordinator gco13@yahoo.com
Miles Salyer Girls Grade 3/4 Coordinator milessalyer@gmail.com
Marc Fosberry Girls Grade 3/4 Coordinator fos1.geo@yahoo.com
Brad Pierantozzi Boys Grade 5/6 Coordinator bpierantozzi@gmail.com
Eric Spada Girls Grade 5/6 Coordinator ejspada@gmail.com
Kate McEleney Boys Grade 7/8 Coordinator katemceleney@gmail.com
Miles Salyer Girls Grade 7/8 Coordinator milessalyer@gmail.com
Chris Davey HS Coordinator chrisandkirsta@gmail.com
 

Thanks,
GDYSC Board
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GDatPlay Brick Benefit and Spring Mixer Fundraisers

Dear GDYSC families:

This email is to inform you about the most recent fundraising efforts being led by GDatPlay, the private organization within Groton and Dunstable that is raising money for the construction of a new synthetic field at the Groton Dunstable Regional High School Main Stadium Complex.  There are two parts of the current fundraiser.  The first is a Brick Benefit program where GDatPlay is selling bricks which sponsors can have inscribed with their names, the names of family members, loved ones, etc.  These bricks will line the walkway to the new stadium complex.  The second fundraiser is a Spring Mixer which will take place at the new Groton Inn on Thursday, May 24th.  All the proceeds from both fundraisers will go toward the money being raised for the new synthetic field.  As members of the GDYSC and current/future parents of Groton-Dunstable Regional High School athletes, we hope you will do your part to support these efforts.  For more information, please scroll down below or go to www.gdatplay.net.  Thanks.

GDYSC Board   

 

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2nd Annual GD Alumni & Friends 2018 Spring Mixer, May 24th at the Groton Inn!
Tickets on sale soon!
 

by posted 05/20/2018
GDYSC signs cooperative agreement with NEFC to form local region

The GDYSC Board is excited to announce that we have joined in a three year cooperative agreement with the New England Futbol Club (NEFC) to create a new NEFC region based out of Groton, Massachusetts and Nashua, New Hampshire.  The region is called NEFC World Cup and is a collaboration between NEFC, World Cup Soccer of Greater Nashua (World Cup), and the Groton Dunstable Youth Soccer Club (GDYSC).  NEFC’s Bob Thompson, World Cup's Dan Wyborney and GDYSC’s Chris Davey will co-direct the region. The NEFC World Cup region will begin fielding NEFC Boys and Boston Breakers Girls teams for the start of the fall 2017-18 club season, with tryouts to be announced for early June.

The creation of this NEFC World Cup region represents the alignment of three like-minded organizations that value player development, promotion of town soccer participation, affordability and training close to home.  This first of a kind cooperative agreement for the GDYSC will allow interested players and families within our town soccer program (which remains committed to providing local competitive and recreational soccer programs for players of all ages and abilities), optional, local access to one of the premier soccer clubs in New England which is committed to providing the highest level of youth soccer training and development at the regional and national level.  The GDYSC will continue to operate independently from NEFC World Cup and continue to focus on providing community based soccer programs for players of all ages and abilities.  However, as part of this collaboration, we will now actively promote the NEFC World Cup region as the top local entry point into the NEFC and Boston Breakers regional and national developmental pyramid.

Over the past several years, we have seen a growing number of GDYSC players also register to play on teams that are affiliated with elite regional club soccer programs.  Until now, there has been no proactive collaboration between our town program and any of these other programs, often leading to conflicting schedules and priorities that forced players and parents to choose between participation in one program or the other on a weekly basis.  Through this collaboration, the three entities will work closely together to minimize conflicts between the various programs, provide local facilities for training and games, and encourage player participation in both their GDYSC and NEFC World Cup weekly training sessions and games. 

The GDYSC Pre-K to Grade 2 level teams will continue to play in-town and our Grade 3/4 to Grade 11/12 teams will continue to play locally in the Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League.  All GDYSC games for players on our Pre K to Grade 7/8 teams will continue to be on Saturdays.  For those players U8 and older that tryout and are selected to play on an NEFC World Cup team as well, they will play on teams made up of players from across the region in the New England Premiership League (NEP) which plays the majority of their games on Sundays. 

The evaluation process and registration process for the GDYSC and NEFC World Cup will remain separate and there will be no obligation on the part of any GDYSC player to also roster on an NEFC World Cup team.  However, those that tryout and are selected to play on an NEFC World Cup team will have access to the following additional benefits:

  • Two additional training sessions and an additional game per week in the New England Premiership League (NEP) in the fall and spring seasons
  • Participation in the fall and spring NEFC tournaments
  • Participation in 1-2 other regional or national tournaments
  • Access to weekly skills clinics for all NEFC club members (i.e. goalkeeper clinics, Friday afternoon skills clinics, etc.)
  • A professional coaching staff made up of coaches from local colleges, private schools and high schools (e.g UMass Lowell, others)
  • One training session per week during the winter off-season along with the ability to participate in an NEFC sponsored futsal league and club-wide playoffs (available for U8 –U12 players) and an invitation to play in the Martin Luther King Day Futsal Jamboree (available for all U8 – U12 players)
  • The ability to be selected to play on cross-region, NEFC-wide elite teams that compete in the NPL for regional and national titles and also participate in various club-sponsored, regional and national college showcase tournaments
  • The ability to play in the NEFC players-only Boys and Girls College Showcase for Sophomores and Juniors (which over 75 college coaches attended this past winter)
  • The ability to play in the Prep School Showcase and School Fair for (6th-8th graders only).  Over 50 private schools from all over New England attended this past winter.
  • Attendance at College Nights which are regional seminars open to all NEFC players and families geared toward explaining the college recruiting process as well as providing access to the SportSource college software – (available for freshman, sophomores and juniors)
  • The ability to be selected to participate in the Fall, Winter and Spring Identification Clinics for the US Soccer Development Academy
  • The ability to apply for need based scholarships (over $100,000 in scholarships will be given out in 2017/18)
  • Season tickets to the Boston Breakers (players on NEFC World Cup girls teams only)
  • A summer Coaches Workshop (which is open to all GDYSC coaches as well)
  • A full time Sports Scientist & Goalkeeping Director that is designing a program for each region

We are really excited about this collaborative agreement and feel strongly that it will provide a myriad of training and development options for our players of all ages and abilities.  If you have questions or would like more information, please direct your inquiries to Chris Davey, the GDYSC President at or Bob Thompson, the co-Director of the NEFC World Cup region at bob@nefc.us.  We also will be holding an information session in the coming weeks for all GDYSC players and families to share more specifics about this collaboration and answer any questions you might have. 

Thank you.

The GDYSC Board

 

 


by posted 04/29/2017
Mandatory Concussion Awareness Training

The GDYSC has decided to make Concussion Awareness Training mandatory for all of our coaches.  There are two training sites that we expect all coaches to review prior to the season.  They are the following:

Mass Youth Soccer:  

http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/coaches/concussions/

CDC: Information and a free online test that all coaches should take:

http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/index.html  


by posted 04/02/2016
Mass Youth Soccer Adult Volunteer and CORI Registration Process

Coaches and Volunteers:

 

If you plan on coaching or volunteering in the fall in the GDYSC, you will have to register as an Adult Volunteer with Mass Youth Soccer as well as update your CORI registration. To register as an Adult Volunteer, follow these steps:

1) Go to www.mayouthsoccer.org

2) Click on "Administration" on the top navigation bar and scroll down to "Adult Registration"

3) Click on "Adult Registration Portal" 

4) On the next page, if you are a new user, click on the green "Register Now" button under Adult Registration New Users.  If you are a returning user, click on the blue button "Register Now" for Returning Users.

5) On the next page, select Season "Fall 2016 - Spring 2017" and login with your username and password (same as you created last year)

6) Review the information on the next page and, if correct, click "Continue"

7) On the next page, click on "Register as a Coach/Admin"

8) On the next page, select "Play Level - Adult Registration"

9) On the next page, update any of the info displayed and hit "Save and Next Page"

10) On the next page, click acceptance of the two Adult Participant Agreement terms and then click "Agree and Continue"

11) On the next screen, click on "Print ELA" (if it will allow you to print) or log out.  That completes Step 1.

12) Now, go to your email and look for an email from Massachusetts Youth Soccer titled "Thank you for Registering - Name"

13) Open the email and scroll down to where it says 

If a date is present above and:

- If the date above is prior to July 31, 2017 you ARE REQUIRED to complete a CORI Submission Request using the link shown below.

- If the date above is after July 31, 2017 you are NOT REQUIRED to complete a CORI Submission Request.

If a date is not present you ARE REQUIRED to complete a CORI Submission Request using the link shown below.

Check the date in your email and if it is on or prior to July 31, 2017, you need to complete a CORI submission request.  If the date in your email is after July 31, 2017, you do not have to do anything else.

If you have to complete a new CORI Submission Request, click on the attached URL in your email - http://ma-cori.affinitysoccer.com/reg/index.asp?sessionguid=

 

If you do not get a valid CORI registration date in the email confirmation, please click on the attached link in that email to submit a CORI registration.  The link is http://ma-cori.affinitysoccer.com/reg/index.asp?sessionguid

14) You will be taken to the CORI Submission Request Form.  Click on the blue "Register Now" CORI request form.

15) Scroll down and verify the season "Fall 2016 - Spring 2017" and make sure that the CORI request box is checked.  Then scroll over and enter your Username and Password and click the green "Login" button.

16) On the next page, make sure the information is correct and click "Next"

17) On the next page, review the information and click on the blue button "Register for CORI"

18) On the next page, select "Program - CORI" and "Gender - Male", and review the other information for accuracy.  Enter Drivers License Number, ID Expiration Date, Sex, Eye Color, Ethnicity, Father's First Name, Father's Last Name, Mother's First Name, Mother's Last Name.  Then answer the remaining questions by clicking on the appropriate button.  At the bottom of the page, click on the green "Save and Next Page" button.

19) On the next page, acknowledge that you have read the three documents and click accept next to each.  Then click the green button "Agree and Continue"

20) On the next page, click "Print Required CORI Agreement".  You must bring this to the GDYSC coaches meeting on Tuesday, September 6th along with your license to be reviewed and approved by the GDYSC CORI Administrator.

21) Also, you will get an email from CORI with the title "Thank you for registering - your name.  Print this and bring it to the GDYSC coaches meeting.

20) Mass Youth Soccer will update an on-line Google docs form that shows all of the coaches in our club that have registered and been cleared to coach and the date they are authorized until. No coach or other volunteer will be allowed to participate in any activities with any players in the GDYSC until this process is complete.    

 

Let me know if you have questions.  Thanks.

 

Chris


by posted 11/28/2015
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