Danville Area Soccer Association (DASA)

      1100 E. Winter Ave. Danville, IL. 61832                  

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Kids in Danville and across central Illinois have a first-class soccer complex for practice and play. Planning work began in 1994, with consensus building, gathering community support, and beginning fundraising efforts. The site is centrally located on Winter Avenue in Danville, on land leased from the City of Danville and Danville School District #118. At the beginning the land was brush covered rolling hills snarled with vines and choked with debris. Over the next four years of architect drawings, site work, earth moving, and seeding, the Danville Area Soccer Complex grew from the dream stage to reality.

The complex opened with formal dedication ceremonies on September 12, 1998. A parachute jumper brought the flag and the ceremonial "first ball". There were speeches, the DHS marching band, soccer games (including adult v kids). The complex is a fully irrigated 8-field sports facility with pavilions, 2 lighted fields, concessions and restrooms, utility shed, and paved parking lots for 800 cars. Work goes on with field maintenance and finishing touches.

The project was funded entirely by donations and grants generated in the local community from families, friends, businesses, corporations and local foundations, and from US Soccer, with a helping hand from the State. Almost all of the work of construction and maintenance was and is done by local contractors and labor union volunteers.

The scale of the complex is surprising. Over 90 thousand yards of earth were moved to terrace the fields. It took 2000 bales of wheat straw to mulch the grass seed over the 16 acres of the complex. The irrigation system has 3500 feet of main line pipe, and about a half mile of pipe in each field. There are 232 sprinkler heads in the fields, and 32 control valves. 8 miles of underground wire control the valves. There are 26 aluminum soccer goals, 60 corner flags, and about 8600 feet of sideline on the soccer fields. The entire enterprise, with a budget of about a million dollars, was done without incurring any debt whatsoever.

The complex is now home to Danville Soccer Association, which provides recreational soccer opportunity for 1500 kids aged 4-14 from all communities of Vermilion County (and a few from Iroquois and Edgar). Each soccer weekend there are more than 60 games at the complex in DSA alone. Travel teams of the Central Illinois Youth Soccer league play matches there several weekends per year, and Danville High School Men and Women, First Baptist Men and Women, Schlarman Men practice and play there. Danville Area Community College men play and practice at the complex, too. The annual Clash at the Border Competitive Tournament hosts about 77 teams from 5 surrounding states.

The Danville Area Soccer Complex is a focal point for youth soccer in the entire area. Residents from throughout the county meet weekly during soccer season, with teams competing with teams from Hoopeston to Chrisman, and everywhere in between.

 

 

Board Meetings - Minutes

March 4 2015

DASA coaches meeting (2015)

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