DELCO Soccer Spring League 2019

The DELCO Soccer League (DSL) will begin accepting registrations for the 2019 Spring season starting Jan 7, 2019. DSL's Spring Season kicks off with games on March 16th (weather permitting) and runs through May 18th with teams competing in 4-7 games on Sunday afternoons.

What is DSL's Spring Season? It's a great way to build a strong, competitive plan for your team's spring schedule. With Sunday afternoon only games and more flexible scheduling, DSL provides U9 - U19 teams a good complement to tournaments and State Cup competitions.  As well with other sports competing with players' time, the Sunday afternoons allow for dual-sport athletes to continue to compete as the weather warms and tryouts begin. DSL offers significant roster flexibility, including the use of club pass players, and the ability to schedule to meet the needs of cup play and spring sports.

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 travel distance for games. 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 u12 teams who seek a more developmental style of play, focusing less on the winning and more on educating the players about the game by ensuring every player plays, rotating positions, less talking to the players during the game and a goal of letting the players play.  This conference is designed specifically for teams who play with a mixed ability team, and those that would play in the Delco Divisions 5-9. We do not want top level teams or those looking to run up the scores on teams who are not as competitive as they are registering for this conference. This conference will have significantly reduced travel to games. Divisional placement will be based primarily on geography, with some emphasis on competitive level.  The League will monitor all scores and game reports. 

Cup Qualification – If a team wants DSL to be their USYS cup qualifying league then per the cup rules there must be a minimum of 4 teams per division and each team must play each other (min of three games) before the cup games begin (league rules) These teams can opt to play just the min of 3 games or more games and will coordinate that with the winter commissioner when they register.  Teams in this league must complete their minimum number of games by the specified Cup Qualifying date; it is the team’s responsibility to accomplish this under the flexible scheduling rules of the DSL.

 Spring Season Registration, Season & Scheduling Tips
1. Register online through Feb 18th for Spring Season here: http://www.delcosoccer.org/registration/Default.aspx

2. Games will be scheduled for Sundays but coaches can work with their opponents and delegates to move games that conflict with cups, tournaments or holidays to either Saturdays or to a later date. All game changes are easily done on the DELCO Game Change Request webpage and need to complete one week prior to the game date.  All teams are to work with each other to ensure any conflicts are resolved and games played. Game-changes can be done each week of the season and must be completed by Wednesday the week a game is played

3. No guest players are allowed but Club pass players are allowed per Delco's Club Pass Policy. For more information on Delco's Club Pass Policy click here

4. DSL Spring Season does not have a roster freeze date so roster changes can be made up to the Wednesday each week.

5. Online game reports will be collected, but standings will not be kept and playoffs will not be held at the end of the season nor trophies awarded.

6. All age groups will have the same style of play as offered in the Fall season. U9 and 10 – 7v7; U11 and U12 9v9 only.  U13 - U17 are 11v11 only
7. Fields and goals standards for the Spring are the same as the Fall. Please see here for the League’s standards
8. As a reminder, any teams that are from out Southeastern PA areas may play all away games for Spring league

Team Registration
All team registrations are done online at Delco's website
Delegates must register the club first
Once a club is registered, teams can then register
Delegates must register their club's fields as well
To access the registration functions, go to the League Registration from the Delco Home Page
·        The Spring Season team registration fee for a team that played in the Delco Fall season with a current DELCO roster and player passes is $115/team

·        The Spring Season team registration fee for a new team that did not previously play this past fall season in Delco ages U9-14 ages is $240 (including insurance) and for U15 and above (up to 22 players on the roster) it is $275 (including insurance)

·        All checks are due no later than 2/18. Checks are made payable to DELCO SOCCER and Mailed to: Delco Soccer Spring League, 117 Carlton Place, Media, PA 19063

2019 Spring Season Schedule:

2/18/2019 - Registration Closes - sorry no exceptions. Any team not paid by then will not be registered/schedules. 
Week of February 18th - Draft of Division Brackets posted
Week of February 25th - Draft of Schedule released to club delegates for field and game time information
March 4th - Final Schedule posted on the DELCO Soccer League website
POTENTIAL Game Dates - March 17(weather permitting), 24, 31, April 7, 14, 28, May 5, 12,19
Contact John Lenart, DELCO Spring Soccer Coordinator, dslspring@delcosoccer.org for more information.


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