The Dartmouth FC Spring program is designed to allow players to experience a higher level of competitive soccer while maintaining an instructional component. The program is administered by the South Coast Soccer League.
SCSL is a competitive travel league. These teams travel to and compete against other area teams from the SCSL, which is made up of 21 different towns or groupings of towns in Southeastern MA., Cape Cod, and Islands. The age groups the league sponsors are Grade 2 - PG+2 boys and girls. Games are generally played on a Saturday or Sunday, depending on the division. Most age groups have multiple divisions except Grade 2.
Sign-ups are held during the Fall Soccer season for both players and coaches who are interested in participating in the spring season. Open tryouts are held in mid to late October, during which coaches rate and choose players for each team in each division. Players are assigned to teams and divisions according to coaches ratings. DYSA tries to place each child on a team but making a team is not guaranteed.
The spring season generally starts the first week in April. All Division 1 teams from Grade 5 and up have a chance to compete in the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC) at the end of the season which is held the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association ( MYSA) in late June. These tournament participants are the championship (and some wild card) teams from each 1st Division of 10 Massachusetts leagues participating in the state tournament. The MYSA website www.mayouthsoccer.com. Friendship tournaments for Grade 2-4 may be held at the end of the season.
Registration fee is $130 which is used to pay referees, SCSL registration fees, and to provide players with a soccer jersey.
Coaches will attempt to provide every player an equal amount of playing time during the course of the season.
Coaches will provide players with the opportunity to explore different positions on the field.
Coaches, players, and parents will follow the policies and procedures as defined in the South Coast Soccer League Policies Manual for the present year.
All players in the SCSL Fall Competitive Program will be required to be registered in the DYSA Fall Instructional Program if they are a resident of Dartmouth. Players not residing in Dartmouth will first need to have permission from their municipality’s recognized soccer organization if one does exist. If there is a recognized instructional program in a non-Dartmouth player’s municipality then the player is encouraged to participate in that program as well.
Teams from SCSL Spring are allowed to carry over to the subsequent SCSL Fall season.
Initial player placement is set based on tryout results from the SCSL Spring season.
Tryouts are held at the coach's discretion or if the number of players exceeds the number of available roster positions.
Coaches, players, parents in violation of any SCSL policies will be subject to all SCSL sanctions that apply. Please refer to the latest SCSL handbook on http://southcoastsoccer.org for a listing of policies.
Coaches, players, parents in violation of DYSA’s policies will be brought to the attention of the DYSA Board of Directors where the issues will be reviewed and sanctions will be applied to the individual(s) involved if necessary.