Q: How can I register my child to play soccer with Dripping Springs Youth Soccer?
A:Online registration is available from June-August for Fall soccer and from December-February for Spring soccer. A link for registration will be posted on the front page of the soccer web site during these times www.drippingspringssoccer.org. You may also contact the Registrar for assistance by email at Soccerregistrar@dsysa.org.
Q: If I registered last season, do I have to register again?
A:Yes. Before your child may play soccer each season, you must complete a new registration and submit it to Dripping Springs Soccer via the online portal. You may re-enter using your previous username & password, simplifying the process.
Q: Can my child enroll this season if he/she has never played soccer before or has limited experience?
A:Yes, all children are welcome. Recreational soccer is an open environment, which includes players of all skill levels and experience.
Q: Can my child play soccer if she/he is already in another sport?
A:Soccer is unable to deconflict schedules with other sports, and coaches define practice days and times. These elements could create a number of overlapping practices and games. We generally do not advise young athletes to register for 2 DSYSA sports in the same season.
Q: What day / time will my child practice, and how long are they?
A:The coach of each team will decide on the practice schedule. Practices are typically 1 hour (45 min for U6). U4and U5 are an exception, as they practice for the first half of their game slot on Saturdays. There will be extra practice sessions available led by professional coaches.
Q: Can I request my child play soccer on a team with a friend?
A:Only coaches have influence on their team make-up. U4/U5 coaches can request players for their team. U6+ coaches select their team during observations.
Q: Can my children practice on the same night?
A:Siblings in the same division will be placed on the same team unless otherwise requested by the parent. Otherwise, the only way to control a practice day/time is to coach the team.
Q: What if I want my child to play soccer, but we already know there will be conflicts with the soccer schedule?
A:Many families have schedule conflicts throughout the season. If there will be many times that your child will not be able to make training or games, perhaps team sports may not be appropriate at this time. A few conflicts may usually be worked out with the coach in advance without disrupting the team or play. Please discuss known conflicts with your coach as soon as they become apparent to you.
Q: When will I know if my child is registered, what team they are on, and other details about the season?
A:After registration ends in February or August, Board members will be busy organizing the registration & assisting Coaches with setting up the soccer season. In the week following the player observations, Coaches will contact their players. You may contact the appropriate age-level commissioner if you have not been notified a week ahead of the first game.
Q: What do I do about obtaining a uniform for my child?
A:Jerseys are provided to each player every Fall and to new players in the Spring. Black shorts, socks, and shin guards are required and can be purchased at the concession stand, ordered during registration, or at the store of your choice.
Q: Uh Oh...my child can't play this season. What is the refund policy?
A: The refund policy is attached below.