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Danville Soccer Registration Information:

Q: Who is eligible to play in Danville Soccer Association Leagues?

Any child who meets the age requirement may play in DSA leagues. There are teams in most of the communities throughout the county. There is no residency requirement, and a child may choose to play in any community that has availability. It is our mission to be inclusive, not exclusive, in soccer opportunities for all children.

Q: When and where is registration?

Walk-up registration will be at the soccer complex June 21, 2010 5 PM - 7 PM and at Carle clinic Fairchild any time they're open

Q: How do I register my kids to play?
There are 2 easy ways to register:

1. Register online.  This is the easiest way is to register by going to the website, www.danvillesoccer.org, and click on the registration link.  Online registration is pay by credit or debit cards only.  To register and pay by check or cash, see option 2 below. ration Registration Forms and downloading a registration form for each player. Complete, and mail to Danville Soccer Association, Box 205, Danville, IL, 61834-0205.

2. Walk-up registration.  You can also register at the Danville Area Soccer Complex concession stand on June  21 5 PM - 7 PM or at Carle clinic Fairchild St

Q: What does it cost?

League cost is $45 for 1 child, $40 for each additional child in the same family.  Late fee $15 after deadline 12 AM ,July 15 2010. Tiny Tot $35 ea.

Performance Soccer 2 (11-14 year olds); 9:00am - 12:00pm

 Q: What does the fee include?

It includes jersey, socks, and year-end plaque or medal. We do not provide shin guards, which are mandatory. You can purchase shin guards inexpensively at most sporting goods or major discount department stores. It is usually a safe bet to buy black athletic shorts, which match most uniform colors. You may want to wait to talk to the coach first.

Q: What shoes are required?

Under-6 players can wear regular tennis shoes or "turf" shoes, which have numerous very small cleats. Under-8 and Under-10 players usually wear turf shoes, though some might use "molded" shoes, which have about 12 larger cleats. Most Under-12 and older players wear molded shoes. You can buy turf shoes for young players for $20 or less at most sporting goods stores. As the players get older, the quality of the shoes becomes more important and the price goes up. Note that shoes made for baseball and football are unsafe for soccer and cannot be used, if they have a single cleat at the toe.

Q: Does my child need anything else?

We think every child should have a soccer ball. Success in soccer is directly related to how comfortable the child is with the ball at their feet. Some say it takes a million touches on the ball to truly be at home with it. Might as well get started. The more kids kick and dribble, the more fun they are going to have. Balls are fairly cheap and you might consider buying more than one-veteran parents will tell you this minimizes the amount of chasing that you will have to do. Be sure to use an indelible marker to put name and # on the ball. They all look alike after team practice. You might consider buying a few orange cones, which are great for making small goals and marking out fields.

Q: What size ball should my child have?

Balls come as size 3, 4, and 5. Size 3 is right until age 8 or so, then size 4 until about age 12, then the full-size size 5.

Q: What is the minimum age?

The child must have turned four by 8/31/10, i.e. he/she must have been born no earlier than 8/31/96.

Q: When is the fall season?

Fall season runs from August to November.

Q: When are the games?

Saturdays at Danville Area Soccer Complex, East Winter Avenue in Danville.

Q: When and where are the practices?

This varies from team to team, though practice once or twice a week is typical. Some teams may practice twice a week for a while and then cut back to once a week later in the season. Practice locations vary. Community teams usually practice in their own area (e.g. Hoopeston), and come to Danville each Saturday for games.

Q: If my child ends up not playing for some reason, can I get a refund?

Yes, if they are unable to participate. Once we are two weeks into the season, there are no more refunds offered.

Q: What age groups and sexes will you have?

We have teams from age 4 to age 14. Girls can opt to play on girls' teams or mixed teams if they wish. Teams are named u6, u8, etc. This means that players on these teams at the league age date (August 31) are under the age stated. Children may well have a birthday during the year and hence be older. Age is determined as of August 31.

Q: How do I find out what team my child is on, and who is the coach?

Danville Soccer tries to achieve team parity so that the leagues will be competitive. After all of the registrations are in, teams are selected and coaches assigned. The rosters are then posted at the Soccer Complex (on the Concession bulletin board), and are posted on the Website.

Q: How can I learn more about soccer as a parent or new coach?

Watch games and practices. Buy a book or video on beginning soccer. Try "Coaching Youth Soccer: a Guide for the Baffled Parent" by Bobby Clark at amazon.com or a local bookstore. Look at the Links section of this Website for many references for youth soccer. Talk to parents and coaches who have been there. Play and practice soccer with your child, and learn together. Kick it around every evening. Grow in soccer knowledge with your child. You don't need the esoterica at the beginning; you just need to be a chapter ahead of them!

Q: What if I have additional questions?

You can e-mail us, or speak to a board member or registrar at registration. e-mail us  at contactdasa@danvillesoccer.org

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