Check back in July to register for Fall 2021 soccer.
Dorchester Youth Soccer would like to thank you for your patience as we navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19. After consulting with BAYS and MYSA, our governing bodies, we will move forward with a reduced-capacity Spring 2021 House League.
The safety of our players, coaches, volunteers, and spectators is our top priority. DYS will adhere to all safety protocols set forward by MYSA:
- The 2021 Spring House League season will be a 6-week season (May 3-June 13, 2021).
- The number of teams in each age group will be reduced to meet the guidelines set forth by MYSA to ensure proper social distancing.
- All players will be required to wear a facial covering that completely covers their nose and mouth.
- Coaches, referees, volunteers, spectators, and other officials are required to wear facial coverings and maintain a social distance of 6 feet from other persons at all times.
- For this guidance, a facial covering means a face mask that completely covers the nose and mouth. Only face coverings that secure with loops around ears are acceptable. Masks with exhalation valves or vents (including mesh masks), neck gaiters, and balaclavas are not acceptable and should NOT be worn by anybody.
- Those refusing to wear a proper facial covering will be asked to leave the grounds of Pope John Paul Park.
- All players, coaches, and volunteers will be required to complete all components of registration before the season begins.
- There will be no registration at Pope John Paul Park. No exceptions will be made.
- There must be 6’ feet of social distancing between spectators.
- Spectators are limited to one person per athlete.
- Check for normal temperature before going to the fields. Please stay home if you or your player has a temperature of 100.4 or higher.
- Stay home if you or a member of your household has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has shown symptoms in the past 14 days.
- If any participant has signs or symptoms of COVID-19 they will be sent home and instructed to contact their healthcare provider. They will not be allowed to return until they are cleared by a healthcare provider. A doctor’s note must be provided.
- All players and spectators must leave the field immediately after the conclusion of their game.
Final details on our Return To Play plan will be posted in the weeks to come. While we are excited to return to the pitch, it will take a community effort to be successful in providing this opportunity for the youth of Dorchester. We ask for your patience and flexibility as we move forward together.
RETURN TO PLAY & SUMMER UPDATES
- AS OF JULY 24, 2020 -
The status of DYS Fall Soccer is still to be determined. Please read the information below from MYSA.
From the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association website: "The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has amended the Safety and Reopening Standards for Business and other Entities Providing Youth and Adult Amateur Sports Activities – Phase III, Step 1.
Even though this news is exciting for our sport, we cannot stress enough the importance of the responsibilities we have to our children and all families involved in our sport for their health, safety, and well-being. This is a privilege we have been given and we must stay true to our word that we will follow the CDC, State DPH, US Soccer, and local guidelines in all that we do.
Soccer is now classified in the Moderate Risk Sport category, member organizations are permitted to participate in Level 1, 2, and 3 type of play."
August and fall plans are in formation as per an update from Mass Youth Soccer as of July 24, 2020.
For more information please see the Mass Youth Soccer Web Page - click here