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The Darien Soccer Association is dedicated to providing our youth players with an enjoyable and educational athletic experience.  We provide players of all skill levels a structure built around sportsmanship, dedication and individual development.

 Please make our website your first stop for any questions you may have.

 

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DSA Travel Tryout Dates
04/23/2019
Please find the tryout dates for the 2019/2020 DSA Travel Teams....
7th Graders & Up. House Referee training this Saturday morning
04/22/2019
House Soccer Referee- Open to those currently in 7th grade or above. DSA...
Fields closed Monday April 22nd
04/22/2019
BOE has closed fields for Monday April 22nd afternoon.   
DSA Donation to Chigoli Academy in Malawi
08/01/2018
DSA Alum Aidan Murphy and his father, DSA Board member Tom Murphy,...
Heads Up: Concussions in Youth Sports
04/22/2015
"Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" is designed to help...
 
DSA Travel Tryout Dates

Please find the tryout dates for the 2019/2020 DSA Travel Teams.    Registration details and dates will be posted by May 1st.   

(those registered for Rivals United tryouts will receive direct email regarding tryout details. Also,  refer to Rivals Tab)  

DSA Travel:

2011 BOYS  4-6 AT SONO MON May 20 AND MON JUNE 3rd ROYLE

2011 GIRLS  4-6 AT ROYLE TUES May 21  AND SUN MAY 19 9-11 SONO

2010 BOYS MON JUNE 3rd 4-5.30 AND WED JUNE 5th  5.30-7 AT MMS UPPER

2009 BOYS MON JUNE 3rd 5.30-7 AND WED JUNE 5th 4-5.30 AT MMS UPPER

2008 BOYS MON May 20th 4-5.30  and WED May 22nd 5.30-7 AT MIDDLESEX LOWER

2007 BOYS THURS May 30th  4-5.30 MIDDLESEX LOWER  1 tryout

2006/2005 BOYS Mon June 10th  4-6pm MIDDLESEX LOWER 

2010 GIRLS TUES May 28 4-5.30 AND THURS 30th  5.30-7 AT MMS UPPER

2009 GIRLS TUES May 28 5.30-7 AND THURS 30th  4-5.30 AT MMS UPPER

2008 GIRLS TUES JUNE 4th 4-5.30 AND THURS JUNE 6TH 5.30-7 MIDDLESEX LOWER

2007 GIRLS THURS JUNE 6th  4-5.30 MIDDLESEX LOWER

2006/5 GIRLS 1 TRYOUT FRI MAY 31ST 4-6PM MIDDLESEX LOWER

 


by posted 04/23/2019
7th Graders & Up. House Referee training this Saturday morning

House Soccer Referee- Open to those currently in 7th grade or above.

DSA is recruiting those interested in becoming a referee for House Soccer (K, 1st & 2nd graders)

The games every Saturday at MMS Upper field for the youngest players.  The goal is for the kids learn the basic rules, have fun and be safe.  You help them do that.

Refs get paid $15/game.  The games last under one hour.  Games are scheduled all day long on Saturday, so you can fit this in around other activities you have going on.  In addition, we train you on how to be a Club Linesman for the Club Excel games on Saturdays.  This pays $20/game.

We conduct a 90 minute training session which you must attend at the start of each season to work as a referee.  We review the guidelines, walk through some scenarios, and then have you observe referees working a House match to see how it is done.  

No need to sign up in advance, just show up.  

 

All training takes place at Middlesex Upper field.  If House Soccer is canceled, then the House Referee Training is also canceled.  

There will be 2 sessions offered this Saturday 4/27, as follows:

9am -10:30am

10:30am -Noon

 

Returning Referees - wear your uniforms, bring your whistle 

Everyone must  bring a copy of House Referee Instructions from the Documents folder on DSA website.  Click on Documents link in blue vertical menu list on left side of page.  Then click on Referee Program Documents and House Referee Instructions.

 

Frank X. McGarey

DSA Referee Development

 

203-219-7056

 

 


by posted 04/22/2019
Fields closed Monday April 22nd

BOE has closed fields for Monday April 22nd afternoon.   


by posted 04/22/2019
DSA Donation to Chigoli Academy in Malawi

DSA kit donation to Chigoli

DSA Alum Aidan Murphy and his father, DSA Board member Tom Murphy, recently returned from Malawi in Southeast Africa where Aidan had travelled as part of a 19-day Woza Soccer service trip.  Home base for the Woza trip was Chigoli Academy, a football academy that provides life-changing opportunities — through educational scholarships, extremely high quality football training, character development and nutrition — to boys and girls in Malawi.  A highlight of their trip was being able to donate DSA soccer kits to the boys and girls at the academy.  The players were most appreciative and sang and danced a very special thank you to DSA that you can view here.  https://youtu.be/xanmSavov8k.  

Another highlight for Aidan and Tom was being able to meet Zobran Elias, a special young boy who is coming to the US later in August to attend Indian Mountain School where he will enter the 9th grade.   This is front-page news in Malawi’s capital city.  Zobran will be spending a lot of time in Darien as the Murphys will be his host family while he is in the US.  

Chigoli is doing some wonderful work in Malawi in many ways and through soccer is transforming the lives of some of the world’s poorest children. This newsletter has a few of their highlights from July. https://mailchi.mp/chigoli/4jubzpmefp-1640113?e=c6a2d491d5.  And this video offers a glimpse into their vision for the future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4QRaSFTwBI

Chigoli’s founder, George Maguire, will be visiting the US this fall and the Murphys will be co-hosting an event for him to introduce the academy to a broader audience at the Yale Club in NYC on Thursday, October 11.  We would welcome the support of the DSA Community.  If you are interested in attending and/or simply learning more about Chigoli, please reach out to Tom at  .


by posted 08/01/2018
Heads Up: Concussions in Youth Sports

"Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" is designed to help coaches, parents and fellow athletes recognize the symptoms of a concussion and provides actions that need to be taken when an athlete is showing signs of a concussion.  Materials are available and include:

  • An online training for coaches;
  • A fact sheet for coaches;
  • A fact sheet for athletes;
  • A fact sheet for parents;
  • A magnet with concussion facts for coaches and parents;
  • A poster with concussion facts for coaches and sports administrators; and
  • A quiz for coaches, athletes, and parents.

See here for information:  CDC/Heads Up

Take a concussion training course: Online Training

 

Player/Parent Concussion Awareness Form

 


by posted 04/22/2015
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