About Us


For over 30 years the Delphos Soccer Association (DSA) has been providing a competitive soccer program for the Delphos, Ohio area. Soccer is a great way to introduce children to sports and team play. DSA emphasizes teaching the fundamentals of soccer and, in the recreational program, ensures each child plays at least one half of each game. DSA's recreational outdoor program is designed to develop and challenge players, but most of all, allow them to have fun. DSA is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organization committed to providing our community with a low cost, high quality soccer program. Over 320 children from Delphos, Ohio and surrounding communities participate last fall

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Ages (These age divisions are subject to change depending on number of registrants per age level.)

DSA

 starts with a 4 & 5 year-old division and continues up to Junior High for both boys and girls. The divisions are U6 coed (4 & 5 year olds), U8 coed (6 & 7 year olds), U11 coed (8, 9 & 10 year olds), and separate Junior High girls and boys teams. We also added a U12 girls traveling team playing in the Putnam County West League in 2014.


Date of birth breakdown for the 2016 Fall soccer season:


    U6 Division 4 & 5 Year Olds (Born on or between August 1, 2010 & July 31, 2012)


    U8 Division 6 & 7 Year Olds (Born on or between August 1, 2008 & July 31, 2010)


    U11 Division 8 thru 10 Year Olds (Born on or between August 1, 2005 & July 31, 2008)


    U12 Girls Division (Born before August 1, 2004)


    Jr. High Boys Division (Born on or between August 1, 2002 & July 31, 2005)


    Jr. High Girls Division (Born on or between August 1, 2002 & July 31, 2005)


To determine what age level your child will be playing, on the chart below, find the year they were born under the month they were born and follow over to the right most column for the division they will be placed in. If the year under your daughters birth month is tinted in pink she qualifies to try out for the traveling U12 team. DSA

 starts with a 4 & 5 year-old division (U6) and continues up to Junior High for both boys and girls. The divisions are U6 coed (4 & 5 year olds), U8 coed (6 & 7 year olds), U11 coed (8, 9 & 10 year olds), and separate Junior High girls and boys teams. We have also added a U12 girls traveling team playing in the Putnam County West League in 2014.


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Team Organization

DSA strives to balance teams. Age and gender balancing is done to the best of our abilities while still maintaining that siblings play on the same teams. The DSA will do our best to accommodate other special requests for same team but no guarantees can be made.


Schedule

The season begins with practices around the 1st week of August, with games beginning on Soccer Sunday. This year the date for Soccer Sunday is August 21, 2016. This is a fun filled day of soccer, assorted games, team and player photos and great food. Dinners will again be served (watch our website for more info to come). 

The regular season follows with age 4 & 5 division games generally played on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. The 6 & 7 year old division plays on Wednesday evenings. With the 8 thru 10 year old division playing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The new U12 Girls team plays their games either 5:30 or 6:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Junior High Boys & Girls teams generally play their games on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Please see the Schedules page of this site for more information. 


Venue

All U6 thru U11 games are played at the St. John's Annex soccer fields on South Jefferson Street. The U12 girls and Junior High teams travel and will be playing their home games at the St. John's Annex this year.


Uniforms & Equipment

The DSA provides a team shirt, shorts and matching socks that must be the outermost articles of clothing worn while on the playing field. Shin guards are required to participate in DSA games and practices. Soccer cleats are optional, but LSSA does not allow baseball cleats (cleat on the toe of the sole) or football (rectangular cleats on the outmost part of the sole). Players may be asked to bring their own soccer ball for practices:

  • Soccer ball size 3 for ages 4 & 5
  • Soccer ball size 4 for ages 6 & 7
  • Soccer ball size 5 for ages 8 and up


Practices

Coaches may schedule practices at various times. Generally, practices will be twice a week prior to the first game for the 6 thru 10 year olds and once a week for the 4 & 5 year olds. Talk to your coaches for exact days and times.


Questions or Comments

E-mail us at DelphosSoccer@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns we also have a contact us form on our website.



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    Delphos, OH 45833                                 Leave us website feedback

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