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DELCO Soccer Fall League 2019


The DELCO Soccer League (DSL) will begin accepting registrations for the 2019 Fall season through June 18th. DSL's Fall Season kicks off with games mid-September (weather permitting) and runs through early November with teams competing in approximately 8 games on Saturday afternoons.
What is DSL's Fall Season? It's a great way to build a strong, competitive plan for your team's primary soccer season and to become EPYSA State Cup qualified. With confirmed and dedicated scheduling, DSL provides U9 - U19 teams the longest running and best organized Fall league in the area.  Our Competition Committee is responsible for the assignment to divisions and results in good match-ups and competition for your team. 


DSL prides itself on offering the appropriate level of competition for all teams.  To accomplish this goal DSL now offers two levels of play:


∙       Dick Burke Premier Conferences for U11 to U19 teams seeking a more competitive level of play. These would typically be for Division 1, 2 teams or top-level Division 3 teams only who are looking to play at the top levels in the area and not as concerned with distance to opponents. Register for the Dick Burke Premier conferences if performance and playing at a top level is your team’s goal for the Spring.  The number of divisions is based on the number of teams enrolled and DSL’s determination of appropriate competitive match ups. Division placement will be strictly based upon competitive level. 


∙       Bob Urban Conferences for u9 to u19 teams who seek a more developmental style of play, focusing less on the winning and more on teaching the game and ensuring every player plays. This conference will have significantly reduced travel to games. All U9 and U10 teams will play in the Bob Urban Conference and be placed in appropriate level of play. U11 to U19 teams may apply to the Bob Urban Conference and all applicants will be accepted.  Divisional placement will be based primarily on geography, with some emphasis on competitive level. Teams should register for the Bob Urban Conferences if their primary focus is to develop and less on the result. The League will monitor all scores and game reports. Teams who are overpowered for a division will have their schedule modified to ensure balanced games.   


Single Conference Age Groups – For some age groups that have less than 10 teams registering and those teams primarily registering for the same level of competition, we will at times have only one conference in an age group in the Spring. These Single Conference Age Groups will have one grouping of teams under either the Burke or Urban conference name.     




League Consistency
DELCO Soccer has been an icon and leader in youth soccer for more than 40 years. This is primarily due to the way the league is organized, the involvement of the board to ensure games are played and rules are followed for the betterment of the game and the players. 


Divisional assigning is a joint effort and done with great care. The involvement of the club directors and coaches in your competition committee during the organization of the divisions and ability to appeal and provide rationale online directly to DELCO several times in the preseason to ensure adequate levels of competition has always been a strong point of DELCO. If a team is in the wrong division by the time schedules have been created it is because the questions DELCO Competition Committee would have asked the club's directors and coaches weren't replied to AND the Club or team ignored the online validation task that was provided for by DELCO. 


Another strong point we have had since the beginning is ensuring games scheduled are played. Unlike other leagues, in the fall when teams don't show up or forfeit at the last minute, there are repercussions and these have led to teams who register playing there games. These repercussions are: the team will be fined & the club will be placed in bad standing until the fine is paid. This prevents any member of the club from participating in playoffs or registering for any DELCO programming. As well being responsible for the full referee fee and any field rental costs. 




Playoffs & Standings
Standings and Playoffs will be utilized for all age groups u11 and older with playoffs being held after the regular season is over. For U9 and U10 there are no playoffs nor standings utilized due to the focus on development and not game results. 




Fall Season Registration, Season & Scheduling Tips


1.       Register online through June 18th, click here: http://www.delcosoccer.org/registration/Default.aspx




2.     Delegates must register the club first. Once a club is registered, teams can then register


3.     Fields must be registered as well


4.     To access the registration functions, go to the League Registration from the Delco Home Page


5.     Fees  - Team registration fee is $395.00


∙       All checks are due no later than 6/18. Checks are made payable to DELCO SOCCER and Mailed to: Delco Soccer Fall League, 117 Carlton Place, Media, PA 19063


6.      To view the 2019 Fall Season Schedule important dates, go here http://www.delcosoccer.org/default.aspx




Contact dslfall@delcosoccer.org for more information.

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