Spring 2015 Registration is Opening Soon.
We are eagerly anticipating the start of spring soccer. ¬†For this spring Dallas United will field teams for boys and girls from grades K through 8. ¬†If you have any questions about Dallas United, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
Practices will be starting the first week of March and games will start on the first Saturday in April. ¬†We hope that you come out and play with Dallas United. ¬†Please check back soon for further registration details.
Boys – Monday and Wednesday, Dallas Aquatic Center
Girls – Tuesday and Thursday, Dallas Aquatic Center
- I haven’t registered yet. ¬†What do I do?
No worries, just show up. ¬†We’ll help get you placed at the appropriate level.
- I can’t make it on these dates. What should I do?
No worries, if you’ve played for Dallas United before, contact us by email and let us know you’re coming back this fall. ¬†Your coach will be in touch. An additional training is scheduled for August 15, but may not be necessary.
- I haven’t played on a travel team before, and I’m not sure if I want to. ¬†Are these training sessions for me?
Absolutely! ¬†Come on out and experience Dallas United training first hand. ¬†Players will be invited to play for us based on these sessions, so give it a try, and you can decide when the invitation comes. In the meantime, click here to learn more about Dallas United’s program.
It’s Time for Fall Soccer!
Dallas United is teaming up with Dallas Kids Inc this year to make Fall Soccer better than it¬†has ever been in Dallas. We are working together to improve coaching, providing more¬†opportunities to play soccer and to make the game more fun.
- A skills camp for 3rd ‚Äď 8th grade will take place from August 4th to 7th.
- Players will be invited to play for Dallas United based on skills camp.
- Registration will be through the Kids Inc Bonzi registration system.
Players registering through the Kids Inc registration system will first pay a base fee.
Those accepted onto Dallas United teams will pay the difference to Dallas United when they join the team. ¬†A uniform kit will also need to be purchased.
U10 ¬† ¬†(3rd and 4th grade) $ 110.00
U12 ¬† ¬†(5th and 6th grade) $110.00
U14 ¬† ¬†(7th and 8th grade) $ 125.00
If you are new to our program, please look over our Frequently Asked Questions. ¬† If you’d like to speak to someone, please call Melissa Jones at 503-831-3722.
At our Annual General Meeting on November 14, members elected a new board to lead the Club in the coming year. ¬†We welcome four new board members; Melissa Jones, Stefanie Garton, Cherish Henrickson and Kelly Chapman.
Melissa, Stefanie and Kelly are soccer parents, actively engaged in helping to improve the game in Dallas. ¬†Cherish Henrickson serves as a coach at Dallas High School and with the Club, teaching players of all ages the game that she loves. ¬†Ron Brooks has stepped in to replace outgoing president, Jim Cross.
Ron Brooks is widely acknowledged for his knowledge and experience in the Dallas soccer community. ¬† Ron has filled various roles in Dallas soccer, serving as a past coordinator of Kids Inc. soccer program, serving on the executive committee of Kids Inc, and also coaching LaCreole Middle School traveling teams. ¬†Ron is also past president of Valley Futball Club, a premier club based in Corvallis. ¬†Today Ron stays active refereeing competitive soccer throughout the Valley as well as coaching men’s soccer at Santiam Christian High School.
Coach Ron had this to say about our prospects for the new year: ¬†‚ÄúI am looking forward to working with the new Dallas United board members to ensure we are meeting the soccer community‚Äôs needs in the area.¬† The board needs to meet again to begin to plan out how we will work in cooperation with other local soccer organizations to provide opportunities for all players in the area to reach their highest potential.¬† We will continue to provide coaching classes and resources to the community through our partnership with the Oregon Youth Soccer Association and US Youth Soccer.‚ÄĚ
We recently looked back at the past year in order to complete a grant report. ¬†A couple of the stories that we told were so inspiring and¬†encouraging, that we want to share them with you. ¬†2012 was a good year for the Club, and we’re looking forward to the days ahead as well. ¬†Be encouraged, Dallas Soccer is on the rise!
Dallas United Soccer Club‚Äôs U-14 Boys team took home first place medals on Sunday afternoon. The boys finished their regular season in the Mid Valley Soccer League with 4 wins and 4 losses; 24 goals for and 25 goals against.
In tournament play they prevailed 6-3 against the undefeated McMinnville Grizzlies in the semi-finals to advance to the final round.¬† They bested KSC Barcelona 3-1 in the championship game.
The Dallas United squad is composed of 7th and 8th grade boys from LaCreole and Talmadge Middle Schools. Thoroughly prepared by their club experience, thirteen of the boys are moving up to represent Dallas and Central High Schools in the fall.
Promoting soccer in Dallas and beyond, Dallas United Soccer Club focuses on player development with the goal of improving the quality of play at every level.
Danny Agee and Jimmy Young both recently completed the Coerver Youth Diploma. The Coerver methods have changed the way¬†soccer is coached all over the world.¬† The Youth Diploma prepares coaches to plan and deliver more effective youth coaching sessions.
Danny and Jimmy spent 2 days with legendary coach Charlie Cooke, who is the Co-Founder of Coerver Coaching. Charlie Cooke had a storied career as pro player most notably with Chelsea¬†Football Club. Charlie has travelled to¬†many countries to teach Coerver methods.
Dallas United is committed to raising the quality of play at every level.¬† This starts with investing in coaches.¬† Danny Agee and Jimmy Young are two great examples of coaches who pursue excellence in their craft and are all about developing players.¬† We are fortunate to have them!
Congratulations Jimmy and Danny!
Congratulations to our Director of Coaching, Danny Agee, on the achievement of his National “D” License. ¬†The “D” License is conferred by the US Soccer Federation on experienced coaches who undergo¬†a 36-hour course with both classroom and field training.
Danny spent 2 full weekends on the field at University of Portland with¬†some¬†of the best professional Club coaches in Oregon. After a rigorous evaluation, course instructors determine¬†whether the passing¬†candidate will receive a State “D” License, or a National “D” License.
Danny stood out – as mentioned by one of the instructors, Joe Sottile – “Danny did well at the “D” license course due to his¬†knowledge¬†of the game developed during his playing career, and his strong interest in continuing to expand his insight of coaching soccer.”
Dallas United looks forward to a bright future of building great players under Danny’s direction.
Pinnacle Physical Therapy is our¬†newest¬†team sponsor! ¬†With offices in Dallas and Keizer, Pinnacle PT is passionate about helping you get back to enjoying life without pain and disability.
Keeping the pipeline full of new referees is important. ¬†Did you know that 38% of new¬†referees¬†quit after the first year? ¬†It’s a tough job, but after completing the course our new referees are¬†equipped to begin a successful career of officiating. ¬†The successful candidates are now certified as Grade 8 referees by U.S. Soccer, the national governing body of the sport.
The students underwent two full days of classroom¬†instruction¬†and field training, in addition to completing an online class on the Laws of the Game. ¬†Course instructor Duane Bean remarked that our Dallas referees were the most attentive and motivated class that he has taught.
Special thanks go to Rob Wallace, our Dallas referee coordinator for rounding up the students. Rob helps Dallas United staff MVSL league games played here at home, as well as overseeing referees who officiate youth recreational games in the fall.
When you see these new refs out on the field, thank them for being there, and remember, they’re learning how to ref, just like kids are learning to play, and the coaches are learning to coach. ¬†Besides they have red cards!