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FAQ's

FAQ's

When Does the Season Start?

Our Season begins in the Fall normally 1 - 2 weeks after Labor Day and ends in November 1 - 3 weeks prior to Thanksgiving. The season resumes in the Spring Late March Early April and ends the week prior to Fathers Day. 8 - 9 games are scheduled per session.

What happens in case of inclement weather?

The DPSC will post on the web site if the games or Developmental Training Sessions are cancelled for inclement weather or poor field conditions. Normally an hour prior to our first game or session. We will also change the voice message on our DPSC Hotline @ 631-254-6506. Division Coordinators are also contacted in order to advise Coaches. Check with your Developmental Coordinator as some will provide cancellation information for their group.

How do I prepare my child for game day with proper uniform?

  • Team Jersey

  • Shorts (over sweats in cold weather is okay)

  • No hooded sweatshirts underneath the uniform

  • Soccer Cleats (you child cannot play with baseball cleats)

  • Shin Guards

  • Socks over shin guards

  • Water bottle

  • No jewelry (earrings, rings, watches, necklaces or bracelets)

  • No eyeglasses (sports type or safety only)

  • No hard or sharp edged hair clips (soft scrungees only)

Where are the games played?

Intramural Team Games: 

  • All Intramural teams will play their games at Homer Ave. Field

Travel Team Games: 

  • U9 and U10 Home games are played @ JFK Elementary Field with some local travel away games.
  • U11 and U12 Home games are played Firemen's Field with some local travel away games.
  • U13 and Up Home games are played at Birchwood Park Turf field. (Street Addresses are located on home page link under location)

What  day & time are the games?

Intramural Games:

  • Games are played on Sundays,
  • Schedule times vary each week. Games can begin @ 9am and normally run on the hour until 3pm for our intramural teams, U4 through U8.

Travel Teams:

  • For travel teams the day is determined by the league you are playing in. At the beginning of each season the league provides your coach with a schedule and division your team will be playing in, generally your coach will hand-off this information to your team. However once you know your child's division you can obtain schedule information and standings @ this link http://www.lijsoccer.com (the schedule and standings info will be under competition tab then go to league play)

 

When & Where are practices?

Practice times are based on your volunteer coach schedule and player availability. Practices are held at the Homer Ave Fields for all Little Falcons, Flyweight, PeeWee and Bantam teams. Little Falcons & Flyweight practice play on the same day.

Does the club provide any training?

The DPSC provides professional licensed trainers for each age group U6 through U9 in the form of clinics and training sessions.

Are you still in need coaches or volunteers?

The club is always looking for help in all areas. You can sign up under your account and choose what area you can help the best. Please contact intramuraldirector@deerparksoccer.com or call 631-254-6506 to volunteer ASAP.

Why am I not receiving emails from the club?

The DPSC sends emails based on the information entered when your individual account was built. General emails will go to all email addresses for each account email, individual program emails go to the email address entered for that registrant. If no email it will default to account owner email. The emails are sent as @deerparksoccer.com please verify that they are not being blocked or sent to spam.

Is Registration still open?

Our early online registration period begins on June 1st - June 10th, followed by our our regular online registration through June 30th and then our late online registration. All registrations after that date will be assed a late fee and go on a waitlist and will be placed on a team based on availability. Please note that an account must be created and a waitlisted order must be placed with a confirmation number received to be placed on the wait list.

What is the proper age group for my child?

US Soccer Age Groups Chart 

 To help you know where you child is for registration purposes, the chart below lists your child's age group based on their date of birth: 

If your child
was born in 
Your child's
age group is
1999 U18
2000

U17

2001 U16
2002 U15
2003 U14
2004 U13
2005 U12
2006 U11
2007 U10
2008 U9
2009 U8
2010 U7
2011 U6
2012 U5
2013 U4

 

(Please note that Intramural age groups may play within two age groups. This is always subject to change depending on enrolled registered participants)

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What equipment do I need?

 

Intramural Teams and Travel Teams

  • Shin guards,
  • Cleats  
  • Balls
    • U4-U6 uses #3 ball
    • U7 - U12 uses #4 ball
    • U13 and up uses #5 ball

Intramural Teams: Uniforms are included in registration fee.