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FAQ for New Club Members

2010 January 20
by admin

We’ve been hearing some of the same questions, so we’ve written them down.  If this doesn’t answer your question, we want to hear from you.  Please call Jim Cross at 503-779-4611.

How is Dallas United Organized?

Dallas United is an independent nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors.  We are sanctioned by Oregon Youth Soccer Association to support and serve the sport of soccer in Dallas, Oregon and surrounding communities.  Our goal is to raise the quality of play for all Dallas youth, whether recreational or competitive, from the youngest ages through high school.  We accomplish this through educating coaches and applying sound age-appropriate training principles.  To learn more, visit our “About Us” page.

Where are games played?

At U10 and below, all games will be played in Keizer.  At U12 and above, about half of the games will be played in Dallas, several more will be played in Keizer, and the rest will require travel to other clubs within a 30 – 40 mile radius (i.e.: Albany, McMinnville, Newberg, Silverton, Wilsonville, Woodburn.)

When are games played?

League games are played on Saturday.

Do we ever play on Sunday?

League games are not scheduled on Sunday.  On rare occasions a make-up game may be scheduled for Sunday afternoons at a time that is mutually convenient for both teams.  Occasional tournament play may require a game on Sunday.  Tournaments are typically offered 1-2 times per year.

What league do we play in?

The Mid Valley Soccer League (MVSL,) which is operated by Keizer Soccer Club and sanctioned by the Oregon Youth Soccer Association.  For more information about the league, visit www.KeizerSoccerClub.Org.

When Does the Season Start and End?

The spring season begins the weekend after Spring Break, ending the beginning of June.  At U12 and above, playoffs are the second weekend of June.

The fall season begins the weekend after Labor Day, ending the beginning of November.
At U12 and above, playoffs are the second weekend of November

Is this “competitive” soccer?

Not completely.  MVSL is described as a “Rec Plus” league, as there is a focus on competition and development not found in the typical recreational programs.  It is ideal for the player who wants to play more soccer and develop beyond the recreational level, but is not interested in the time, travel and financial commitment of higher competitive levels.

The competitive landscape does shift and change however, and MVSL does provide both recreational and competitive divisions.  A team may be placed in either division depending on their standings compared to other teams.

Dallas has recently fielded teams in the competitive division.

Where do we train?

All training session are in Dallas.

How often do we train?

Hopefully, the serious player is getting some touches on the ball every day.  Teams train together 2-3 afternoons per week.  Dallas United follows US Soccer’s best practices which state that there should be a ratio of 2 or 3 practices per one game, and players should be given two days rest per week.

Who will coach my child?

Dallas United selects team coaches who have demonstrated a commitment to quality coaching and to continued personal development.  Possession of a USSF E license is a minimum expectation.  Paid staff coaches work together with volunteer parent coaches work under the supervision of our Director of Coaching.

What do I get for my registration fee?

Your registration fee is used to pay modest coach salaries, league fees, referees, field maintenance, team equipment and player insurance.   Effective Fall, 2014 uniforms kits will be purchased by players and may be re-used each season that they play with the Club.  Anything leftover is used to subsidize coach training and build our program.

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