DSC Fall House General Information Page
*Our program is open to all Western New York families. You do not have to live in the City of Buffalo to join our club!
NOTE: New York State has deemed it safe for low and moderate-risk youth sports, including soccer, to begin practicing and playing games on July 6. DSC will run multiple programs between July 6 and the start of Fall House League and will evaluate our best practices, while continuously monitoring state and local government guidelines. DSC has developed safety protocols in accordance with the state guidelines. Click the following link to access the DSC Safety Protocols for July. We will update these for August and September, as needed.
Program Summary and Structure:
The DSC Fall House program runs 7 weeks long with players having one weeknight practice plus a game on Saturday. Players in the U3 program (born 2017) have one session per week. Teams in the DSC House League program play against one another in a rotating schedule over the course of the season.
Important Dates to Remember:
Practices Begin: September 1st
Games Begin: September 5th
Season Ends: October 17th
Initial, Tentative Schedule/Roster Release Date: August 21st
Final Schedule/Roster Release Date: August 28th
Registration Prices and Dates:
Click here to register!
U3 Junior Park Rangers (Players born 2017) : $95
U4-U14 (Players born 2006-2016): $135
Regular Registration Period: Begins July 3rd and Ends August 16th
Late Registration Period: Begins August 17th and Ends September 12th
* Registering within the late period will result in a $25 added fee
Tentative Practice Schedule: (You can submit your request during registration)
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm (younger), 6:00-7:00pm (older)
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm (younger) & 6:00-7:00pm (older)
Tentative Game Schedule, every Saturday:
U4-U6 at 9:00-10:00am
U8 at either 10am or 11am
U10 at either 11am or 12pm
U14 at either 12pm or 1pm
Where and How to Register:
Click the Register Now button below to begin the registration process. If you are new, you must create an account for you and your family before registering. Once you've added yourself and your players onto the account, you will be able to register for any program that they are old enough to register for. You may register to be a volunteer coach or team manager from here as well.
Become a Coach:
All coaches are volunteers, and are often a parent of a player within the program. DSC asks that you consider fulfilling this need as a rewarding opportunity to support the community and have some fun! Free coaching education classes, educational resources and detailed practice plans are provided to support all coaches regardless of prior experience or soccer knowledge. Knowledgeable trainers are also available to assist with the team practices as needed.
Head coaches receive a $30 discount, upon the completion of the season, from their child’s registration fee. During online registration, click on the volunteer box and we will contact you to confirm your placement as a coach before the season starts.
During the registration process, there are 3 different requests you can make: Practice Day, Teammate, Coach. Please note that NOT all requests may be met. For example, if only 5 players in your age group request Wednesday, that is not enough for a full team and those players will have to join the Tuesday or Thursday practice. Or, if you request a friend who requested a different day than you, it is impossible to meet both requests. There are numerous more examples, but we work hard to honor as many requests as possible.
Practice Days - You may request to specify what day you wish to have practices/sessions. Practices may be held Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the number of requests. U3 and U4 run 5:15-6:00, while the older players practice either 5:00-6:00 or 6:00-7:00.
Buddy Requests - All players U8 and younger may request to play with your friends who are also registered to play in your age group. You may request to play with up to 3 friends/players at most. Siblings will be automatically placed on the same team if they are registered in the same age group unless requested to do otherwise.
Coach Requests - You may request to play with a coach who is coaching a team within your age group. Parents who volunteer to coach will automatically have their registered children placed on their team if the parent is coaching in the same age group as the child.
Player Equipment Needs:
A DSC jersey and a ball are provided to all players who register. This equipment is all distributed at your first practice. All players are encouraged to wear soccer cleats and shin guards for safety purposes. All players are also encouraged to have a full bottle of water whenever they go to practices and games.
Game and Practice Location:
All games and practice sessions are held at Point of the Meadow in Delaware Park.
Address: Point of Meadow Soccer Fields, Buffalo, NY 14214
Game Format for Age Groups:
Click HERE to view the age matric chart. It will tell you where your child will play based on the 2019-20 season.
U3: Does NOT play official games. Only has practice sessions
U4: 3v3 or 4v4 – Coed - modified games
U5/U6: 4v4 – Separate Boys and Girls divisions
U7/U8: 4v4 - Separate Boys and Girls divisions
U9/U10: 7v7 - Boys division (including a goalie)
U9/U10/U11/U12: 7v7 - Girls division (including a goalie) (Strong GU11/GU12 players should consider joining the Coed division below. DSC may move players based on numbers and/or skill).
U11/U12/U13/U14: 9v9 - Coed (including a goalie)
Scholarship/Financial Aid Application:
Those in need of financial aid may register and choose the financial aid option at check-out. Then you must also submit a scholarship application form and supporting financial documents for consideration.
That application form can be submitted by clicking HERE.
Further scholarship guidelines can be found by clicking HERE.