Mass Youth Soccer District Select Tryouts for Summer of 2019
Attached is a notice from Massachusetts Youth Soccer regarding the District Select program that they run during the months of July and early August for players across the state ages 11-19. Players can tryout for the team in their age group and district per the instructions below and, if selected, will play throughout the month of July in practices and games that culminate in a tournament the weekend of August 3rd and 4th. All games are played at Progin Park in Lancaster. If interested, tryouts are Saturday evening June 1st for boys and June 2nd for girls at Progin Park. Tryouts for BU19s (birthyears 2000-2002) are on Sunday evening, June 9th Players from Groton and Dunstable fall within District 4. If you have questions, let us know, but all of the details are in the notice below.
Dear Mass Youth Soccer Families,
Tryouts for the District Select Program are taking place across the state over the next few weeks. Join over 1300 players aged 11-19 who represent their District at the beautiful Progin Park facility in Lancaster throughout the Summer.
The District Select Program ("DSP") is run by Massachusetts Youth Soccer each summer. For the purposes of the DSP, the state is divided into seven Districts, with players representing their district based on their home town.
DSP provides players the opportunity to continue their development during the summer in a fun and competitive soccer environment. The District Select game schedule runs from July 6th to 28th, and culminates in the end of season tournament on August 3rd and 4th. U11-U14 games will be played on Saturdays in July, with U15-19 teams playing on Sunday at the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Fields in Lancaster, MA. Click the link below for District Select program and tryout information.
Tryouts for the Summer 2019 season are taking place through May and June.
DSP teams will typically practice one or two times per week. The total cost for participation in DSP is $195.00 for players registered with Massachusetts Youth Soccer. This includes the $150 program registration fee and the $45 uniform cost.
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We will be holding evaluations for all Grade 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 players for the fall 2019 and spring 2020 seasons the weeks of May 27th and June 3rd. Similar to last spring, these evaluations are done by rising grade, meaning that your child should attend the grade pair evaluation based on the grade that they will be in the fall of 2019. For example, a current 2nd grader that will be in 3rd grade in the fall should attend the Grade 3/4 evaluations. We will only be doing evaluations for players that will be in grades 3-8 during the 2019-2020 soccer seasons (fall and spring).
The current evaluation schedule is as follows:
Grade PK and K
Boys Grade 3/4
5:00 – 6:30PM
Girls Grade 3/4
6:45 – 8:15PM
Boys Grade 5/6
5/29 & 5/30
5:00 – 6:30PM
Girls Grade 5/6
5/29 & 5/30
6:45 – 8:15PM
Boys Grade 7/8
5:00 – 6:30PM
Girls Grade 7/8
6:45 – 8:15PM
For 2nd grade players moving to 3rd grade in the fall, please attend the evaluation session on Tuesday, May 28th for the 3rd/4th grade players. For players that will be playing in Grade 5/6 in the fall, please attend both evaluation evenings for the Grade 5/6s if possible. Finally for the Grade 7/8s, we have condensed our evaluations to one evening given that we typically only have two teams at that age group in both the Boys 7/8 and Girls 7/8.
If it is your first time as parents going through evaluations with your child, the purpose of the evaluations is to determine the best team placement and level of play for each player in the fall season. Unlike the PreK/K and Grade 1/2 programs where we balance the teams to ensure competitive matches every weekend, the Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League (which is the league that our 3rd grade through 12th grade players play in) tiers teams by ability. So, at the 3rd/4th Grade level in the NVYSL, there will be four levels of play (Rec1, Rec2, Rec3 and Rec4). We as a club will be evaluating which players should play at the various levels of play. The reason these are evaluations rather than tryouts is that we as a club are focused on trying to determine the best placement for each player and assembling teams accordingly rather than just focusing on determining which players should play on our highest level teams.
If this is the first time that your child will be going through an evaluation process, they may be nervous or anxious. Please try to allay any fears or concerns that they might have and just encourage them to do their best and have fun. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact the appropriate age group coordinator.
Finally, you do not have to be pre-registered for the fall season to attend evaluations. Registration for the fall will open on July 1st, but we need to complete evaluations before the end of the current season. Any other questions, let us know. Thanks.
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. The primary fundraiser 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. All the proceeds the fundraiser 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.
The GDYSC has decided to make Concussion Awareness Trainingmandatory 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 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:
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.
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.