Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 registration information
Who can play?
The Dublin United Soccer Club is for youth who are looking for more of a challenge than typical recreational soccer but do not want to or cannot make the commitment in time or money to playing select soccer. Programs are offered to residents of Dublin, students in the Dublin School District and others as space allows. Currently, programs are offered for boys and girls U-07 (age 7 on July 31, 2014) to U-14 (age 13 on July 31, 2014) to play in the Central Ohio middle tier soccer league: the Ohio Champions League (OCL). In addition, some of our more successful teams and teams above the U-13 level may also elect to participate in the Mid Ohio Select Soccer League (MOSSL).
Who trains the players?
Teams are coached by volunteer coaches, who have received coaching licenses, augmented with professional training provided by Ohio Dominican University coaches and players, other club trainers or other trainers approved by the Dublin United Board.
How are teams formed?
Each player is part of the Dublin United Soccer Club and the Club places each player on a team. (Players and coaches may request to be placed together, but the final decision is the Board's.) When a team is formed, it may remain together as long as they so desire. Teams will be placed in MOSSL when the development of the players on the team dictates such or when competition warrants such placement. New middle tier teams will be formed by Dublin United using those registrations received on or before June 15, 2014. When feasible, requests for teams will be granted.
What is the schedule like?
Teams in the OCL play a 10- to 12-game schedule against teams from the northwest quadrant of Columbus including Dublin, Powell, Hilliard, Worthington and other communities within a 20- to 30-minute radius of Dublin. Approximately half of the games will be at home and half will be away. Teams are formed to play both Fall and Spring seasons. Games are played during a 7- to 9-week period and wrap up with a season-ending tournament. Teams practice once or twice per week starting approximately 2 to 4 weeks before each season.
(MOSSL teams will play a schedule of approximately 8 regular season games against other MOSSL teams in the division set by the MOSSL Board of Directors with input from the Dublin United Director during the MOSSL Seeding Meetings held in July and January. MOSSL teams will participate in the season-ending tournaments in Fall and Spring.)
All teams (except U-07 teams) will have the opportunity to play in the Dublin United Champions Cup. All teams U-09 and up will also have the opportunity to play in one additional tournament within the state of Ohio. There is a list of pre-approved tournaments that will be included in the base fee paid by participants. In addition, with the DUSC Board approval, teams may participate in other tournaments (for an additional fee) held in the State of Ohio. The Dublin United Board reserves the right to limit the number of tournaments in which its team team can participate.
Are there tryouts?
No, however, Dublin United may also elect to hold player evaluations in order to create teams that can successfully compete in leagues in which they play. This may include evaluations that will place players on either MOSSL or OCL teams.
What are registration fees?
The fee for a complete year (Fall and Spring season) is $495 per player for U-09 and older teams, $375 per player for U-08 teams and $325 for U-07 teams. The fee includes all league fees, referee fees (up to six home games per season -- five home games for U-07 and U-08 teams), tournament fees, professional training, game uniforms (two jerseys, two pair of socks and a pair of shorts -- U-07 teams will use practice jerseys as game jerseys to keep costs low), two practice jerseys, and the kickoff event/team camp which represents the first four practices of the season for most teams. In addition, fees also include a game ball, goalie jersey, goalie gloves, and coaching supplies for the team. Players provide their own shoes, shin guards, a soccer ball and water bottle.
When is the deadline to register?
The registration deadline is June 15, 2014 for the Fall 2014 season. After June 15, 2014 a late registration fee of $50.00 will apply. All players must provide proof of their age with their registration unless the player is a returning Dublin United player.
All player registrations received will be put on a waiting list and players will be assigned to teams per the Dublin United Board Player Assignment Process. Dublin United reserves the right to turn down players in the event that a team cannot be formed. No assurances can be given that registrations received prior to or after the deadline will result in a player placement. Every attempt will be made to form teams and notify coaches and players of their team assignment or return fees for registrations not accepted by July 15, 2013. Additionally, Dublin United will work with the DSL to place any players not placed on a Dublin United team into the DSL league.
What's the refund policy?
Due to the nature of our program, we cannot offer refunds after June 15, 2014. Our fees are set based on full rosters of players participating during both the Fall and the Spring Seasons. We will provide a full refund less a $15 processing fee for all requests received on or before June 15, 2014.
Can I coach?
See the Coaching link for more information.
The Fall 2014 season runs from late August through mid to late October (dates TBD). The MOSSL Tournament dates can be found by visiting the MOSSL website.
OCL coaches will create their team’s schedule on or about August 1st. If there are dates and times when your child cannot play, let your coach know prior to this meeting. MOSSL teams will also have the opportunity to self-schedule their games against pre-selected opponents during the MOSSL coaches scheduling meetings that will be held in late July. The MOSSL website will also list “typical game days” for each age group and level. For both middle tier and MOSSL teams, home games will be played on fields at Avery Park and Darree Fields both in Dublin.
The practice dates and times will be decided by the coach. Practices may be scheduled at Avery Park, but all fields are available on a first come, first served basis.
Games are always given priority over practices. In addition, teams may practice at Dublin schools on a first-come, first-served basis.
What team is my child on?
Placement of registrants is dependent on the pool of registrants. Coach’s sons or daughters will be placed on the coach’s team. Requests by parents for specific placements of their child with a coach or friend should be indicated in the space provided on the registration form. Such requests cannot always be granted. MOSSL team assignments will be done in conjunction with the coaches and the Dublin United Director following MOSSL rules.
All players should have non-metal soccer cleats. Shin guards are mandatory. Each player should have their own ball and water bottle. Additionally, players need to dress appropriately for the weather which may require a sweat shirt and/or pants.
No jewelry of any kind may be worn during games or practice--no bracelets, necklaces, earrings or rings. Players may not wear beads, barrettes or other hard/sharp items. Newly pierced ears may not be taped. NO EXCEPTIONS!
How to register online
Complete the registration form online. Payment is expected to be made by check by June 15, 2012. Request for fee reductions or waivers need to be sent to the address below. All players will need to provide a copy of a birth certificate or passport for proof of age. All players participating will also be required to provide the appropriate paperwork necessary for player “carding” through USClub Soccer or Ohio South. The Dublin United Carding Coordinator will lead each team through this process.
After you've registered, please complete the following appropriate paperwork.
Dublin United, 6475 Perimeter Drive #118, Dublin, OH 43016
For more information visit the Dublin United website at www.dublinunited.org.