Our program is open to all Western New York families from Buffalo and all its surrounding communities! The House program is a great way to introduce, or increase your child's interest in soccer! The primary focus is to develop the players' passion for athletic competition through skill development in an inclusive, fun and positive environment!
Program Summary and Structure:
Click the Register Now button below to begin the registration process! If you are new, you must create an account for you and your family before registering. Once you've added yourself and your players onto the account, you will be able to register for any program that they are old enough to register for. You may register to be a volunteer coach or team manager from here as well.
Become a Coach:
All coaches are volunteers, and are often a parent of a player within the program. DSC asks that you consider fulfilling this need as a rewarding opportunity to support the community and have some fun! Free coaching education classes, educational resources and detailed practice plans are provided to support all coaches regardless of prior experience or soccer knowledge. Knowledgeable trainers are also available to assist with the team practices as needed.
Head coaches receive a $50 discount, upon the completion of the season, from their child’s registration fee. During online registration, click on the volunteer box and we will contact you to confirm your placement as a coach before the season starts.
During the registration process, there are 3 different requests you can make.
Practice Days - You may request to specify what day you wish to have practices/sessions. Practices may be held Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the number of requests. The younger age groups typically start at 5pm or 5:30pm, while the older players generally practice either 6:00-7:00 or 7:00-8:00.
Buddy Requests - All players U8 and younger may request to play with your friends who are also registered to play in your age group. You may request to play with up to 3 friends/players at most. Siblings will be automatically placed on the same team if they are registered in the same age group unless requested to do otherwise.
Coach Requests - You may request to play with a coach who is coaching a team within your age group. Parents who volunteer to coach will automatically have their registered children placed on their team.
Please note that NOT all requests may be met. For example, if only 5 players in your age group request Wednesday, that is not enough for a full team and those players will have to join the Tuesday or Thursday practice. Or, if you request a friend who requested a different day than you, it is imporssible to meet both requests. There are numerous more examples, but we work hard to honor as many requests as possible.
Player Equipment Needs:
A DSC jersey, socks and a ball are provided to all players who register. This equipment is all distributed at your first practice. All players in the U6 division and older should wear soccer cleats and shin guards for safety purposes. Players are also encouraged to have a full bottle of water whenever they go to practices and games.
Game and Practice Location:
All games and practice sessions are held at Point of the Meadow in Delaware Park.
Address: Point of Meadow Soccer Fields, Buffalo, NY 14214
Game Format for Age Groups:
Click HERE to view the age matric chart.
U3: Does NOT play official games. Only has weekday sessions
U4: 3v3 – Coed Modified Games
U5/U6: 4v4 – Separate Boys and Girls divisions
U7/U8: 4v4 - Separate Boys and Girls divisions
U9/U10: 7v7 - Separate Boys and Girls divisions (including a goalie)
U11/U12: 9v9 - Separate Boys and Girls divisions (including a goalie)
U13/U14: 9v9 or 11v11- Separate Boys and Girls divistions (including a goalie) - May combine with U11/U12, depending on numbers.
Scholarship/Financial Aid Application:
Those in need of financial aid may complete and submit a scholarship application form during the registration process. That form can also be submitted by clicking HERE.
Further scholarship guidelines can be found by clicking HERE.
Important Dates to Remember:
Practices Begin: Week of April 27th
Games Begin: May 2nd
Season Ends: June 20th
Rosters and Schedule Release Date: April 20th
Rosters and Schedules Finalized: April 24th