Registration Announcement - Danville
Area Soccer relies on volunteer coaches, referees, concession help,
and field help. Almost all of the help comes from our players'
parents and families. We solicit and encourage your help to
keep the kids playing. Please let us know that you would be
willing to help to do one of these necessary tasks. Send an
indicate your interest on the registration form, or phone
a board member.
to Frequently Asked Questions:
is eligible to play in Danville Soccer Association Leagues?
Any child who meets the age requirement may play in DASA 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?
You can register and pay online via the web.
Walk-up registration will be at the soccer complex during
the scheduled times.
Q: How can I obtain a registration form other than at registration?
You can register online. please see link on top of the page
How do I pay?
You can pay online when you register. Online payment by
credit card or debit card are safe and secure.
Q: What does it cost?
Fees are $45 for the first child in the family, $40 for each
additional child within the family. There is a $15 late
registration fee if register past the deadline.
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 kind of shoes is 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
Q: What is the minimum age?
The child must be 4 years old by August 1st. unless you sign
up for the Tiny Tot program.
Q: When is the fall season?
Fall season runs from early September to November,
Q: When are the games?
Saturdays at Danville Area Soccer Complex, East Winter Avenue
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 1) are under the age stated. Children
may well have a birthday during the year and hence be older.
Age is determined as of August 1.
Q: How do I find out what team my child is on, and who is
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
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