Dublin United Soccer Club General Information and More
Dublin United Soccer Club has been the largest and most successful parent-coached soccer organization is Central Ohio since its beginnings as the Dublin Middle Tier Soccer Organization (DMTSO) in 2005. We continue to lead the charge with innovative "Foot Skills Sessions", Goalkeeper training, Club Indoor Sessions, our unique Kickoff Event the first week of August, and more opportunities for our players to improve in the Summer, in season, and over the Winter.
NOTES about DUSC Player Evaluations that make Dublin United Soccer Club unique:
1. Players whose parents AND current or future coach agree on team placement will be asked to attend ONE NIGHT of evaluations. Keep in mind, COACHES develop their own rosters with assistance from DUSC.
2. Players are EVALUATED for placement and are NOT "CUT" based on the players skill level.
3. Some players will be "advised" to play in the recreational program while being able to take advantage of DUSC "skill sessions" all year long, BUT, so long as DUSC has room on a roster, all players desiring to play in DUSC will be placed on a team (this is part of the DUSC agreement with the City of Dublin).
4. Players are NOT required to attend each session, however, attending multiple sessions will assist the evaluators/coaches in proper team placement. Parents will also have additional opportunities to speak to the coaches at the end of each session.
5. When possible, we attempt to allow players to be paired with friends (this is NOT ALWAYS possible!). We also allow players to "play up" with their friends assuming they have the ability (frequently, this means playing "age up, grade even"). With the change to calendar year cut-offs, many January through July players end up not playing against players in their own grade until getting to high school. We do not believe that forcing these situations is in the best interest of the PLAYER!
Great Progress on Player Carding -- Still Some Work to Do
Parents and Coaches,
We have made great strides in getting all of the players on the right teams. Roughly half of our teams have player passes and rosters printed (they will be available at the Tournaemnt HQ in Dublin or Hilliard depending on the locaation of your first game). We will be getting the remaining cards processed by tomorrow.
For those having issues with uploading Birth Certificates and/or pictures, is is critical that you get those documents to us ASAP via OCL.Documentation@gmail.com. We have been able to get every player issue resolved WHEN we have the opportunity to upload these documents.
We are now winding down the final roster printing and player pass printing for the tournament. We estimate that we have about 10% of our players still experiencing issues (nearly 1/3 of our teams are printed and ready to go). IF you are one of the 40 or so folks still experiencing issues, please do the following:
send an e-mail to OCL.email@example.com following these parameters:
1. Subject Line: PLAYER NAME/TEAM NAME (provide your information)
2. Attach whatever you have been told is missing to that e-mail (picture and/or Proof of Birth) in whatever format you like (the Sportsengine system seems to not be able to handle PDF files very well nor large size files).
That's it. We will then let you know when all is clear and the passes are printed.
A VERY SMALL minority of you (0 - 5) have not gotten registered on the COPL-OCL Player Portal. You child cannot play until that step has been taken. The portal link is here:
Have a 16+ Year Old Looking to Make Money This Weekend?
The 8th Annual Dublin United Champions Cup is this weekend, as all of you should know by now. With 240+ teams descending on Darree Fields and the Hilliard Soccer Complex, a significant amount of help is needed. We need help monitoring fields, distributing/collecting game cards, directing people to the right areas in the park, managing things in the Tournament Tent and more. We still need additional help. If your child (or you) have an interest in helping out (at $12/hour), please complete this form: