Frequently Asked Questions

HOW OLD MUST MY CHILD BE TO PLAY?
Each player must be at least 4 years old during the calendar year. They can not turn 19 during the calendar either.
WHEN DOES THE SEASON START?
Registration runs from March to May. Teams will be formed in late June with practices beginning in mid July. Games begin second week of August and run through late November
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO REGISTRATION?
Player new to the league must provide a birth certificate. Since we now offer online registration, players will need to upload a copy of their birth certificate. A copy will be required for any in person registrations.
WHAT IF I CAN’T FIND MY CHILD’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE?
You must have a birth certificate, passport or driver's license to register.
IS A BIRTH CERTIFICATE THE ONLY FORM OF AGE VERIFICATION ACCEPTED?
No. A passport or driver’s license is also acceptable. Hospital birth announcements are not acceptable.
HOW MUCH IS THE COST TO PLAY? (2021 Season)
For players in the developmental (U6 & U8) the cost is $150 per player. For players in the home league (Under 10 and above) the cost is $175. The fee covers all practices, games, referees and uniforms.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH MY REGISTRATION FEE?
Your registration fees cover the cost of practice and game fields, uniforms (jersey, shorts, socks) and paid referees for U10 and above. A free individual and team photo take at Opening Day is provided too.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH MY REGISTRATION FEE?
Your registration fees cover the cost of practice and game fields, uniforms (jersey, shorts, socks) and paid referees for U10 and above. A free individual and team photo take at Opening Day is provided too.
WILL THERE BE A "BUDDY PROGRAM" THIS YEAR?
Yes. For the developmental leagues (U6 & U8), all players wishing to play on the same team should register at the same time. For home league players (U10 & up) "buddies" are allowed, subject to the following: 1) Buddies must consist of one new player and one returning player, or two new players; 2) a Buddy is defined as any player who has never played within the DYSL, or has not played within the DYSL for a period of at least one year.
ARE THE COACHES PAID?
In our home league, coaches are volunteers. And yes, we are always looking for coaches especially at the U6 and U8 age groups. Please let us know when you register if you would like to coach.
HOW ARE PLAYERS ASSIGNED TO TEAMS?
In the developmental age groups (U6 & U8) they are grouped by Age Group Director. In the Under 10 and above leagues, they are selected by the coaches at the league draft. However, there are no try outs and everyone is assigned to a team.
WILL EVERYONE BE PLACED ON A TEAM?
Generally speaking, yes. Late registered players may not play, depending on the number of teams and coaches available in any given age group. We work very hard to find a place for all players and usually only a small number of players cannot be placed on a team. We do establish waiting lists and in many cases kids are placed on teams prior to the start of the season.
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF MY CHILD HAS BEEN PLACED ON A TEAM?
You should hear from a coach by mid July. If you do not hear from your coach, you should contact us and we will contact your coach.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE GAMES PLAYED?
Most game are played on Saturdays. Depending on the number of teams in our older age groups, their may be an occasion Sunday game. The Antioch Youth Sport Complex is the primary location of our games.
WHO DO I CONTACT TO DISCUSS MY CHILD’S COACH?
We always want to hear from you about your coach, whether you have glowing compliments or serious complaints. You can send us a general email through the "Contact Us" page on this website, or refer to the board listing if you wish to speak with one person directly. Keep in mind that comments directed to the president or vice president are usually sent to the appropriate age group director for review. And please allow us a few days to respond.
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF MY CHILD’S UNIFORM DOES NOT FIT?
Because of the large number of players in the league, we would request that you have your coach contact us and we will try to resolve the issue. In most cases, uniforms can be received from the manufacturer within a week of placing the order.