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Planning for the Spring 2021 Soccer Season is Underway

Hi everyone:

Planning for the spring 2021 soccer season is underway.  Registration is now open and the season will begin on Saturday, April 24th.  All of the member clubs within the Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League have shared their intent to play this spring, so we will be processing registrations, assembling teams and sharing that information with the NVYSL by late March.

If your child needs a uniform, you can place an order by selecting "Shop" on the top bar above. PreK/K and Grade 1/2 players only need a reversible white/maroon jersey. Grade 3/4 and older players need the maroon jersey top, the black shorts and the black socks. Please get your orders in ASAP because we have a limited supply for this spring.

Other things to note.  First, our Grade 3-4, Grade 5-6, Grade 7-8 and Grade 9-12 teams will play in the NVYSL this spring.  That means that these teams will play a normal travel schedule against teams from other towns like they have in the past.  Second, we will be offering play for PreK/K and Grade 1-2 players, but it will be in-town play only like it has been in the past.  Third, there likely will be an end of season Massachusetts Tournament of Champions in Lancaster for the league champions from the seven different leagues across the state.  It has not been decided if we will have an NVYSL championship tournament for the different age groups like we have in previous seasons, but instead a winner of each age group will likely be determined based on team performance in regular season play.  Finally, we will be following all safety protocols mandated by the state and local health officials as we did in the fall.

Playing Times
Age Group Saturday Times Home Game Location
Pre-Kindergarten / Kindergarten noon Cow Pond
Grade 1 / 2 Girls 8:30am Cow Pond
Grade 1 / 2 Boys 10:00am Cow Pond
Grade 3 / 4 Girls 9:00am Larter
Grade 3 / 4 Boys 10:30am Larter
Grade 5 / 6 Girls noon Larter
Grade 5 / 6 Boys 1:30pm Larter
Grade 7 / 8 Girls 3:00pm Larter
Grade 7 / 8 Boys 5:00pm Larter
High School (Sundays) 1pm, 3pm, 5pm Larter

 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to any of the board members listed below.  Thanks.

 

GDYSC Board 

GDYSC Board Members Role Email Address
David Pitkin President president@gdysc.org
Brad Pierantozzi Vice President vp@gdysc.org
Sten Peeters Registrar registrar@gdysc.org
Jim Gmeiner Secretary secretary@gdysc.org
Charles Lippman Treasurer treasurer@gdysc.org
David Pitkin NVYSL Representative dpitkin@gdysc.org
Gerard Stelzer Referee Director referee.director@gdysc.org
Eric Spada Field Scheduler ejspada@gmail.com
Jeff Ohringer Field Maintenance gdsoccer@verizon.net
Mairead Orpen PreK/K Coordinator maireadorpen@gdysc.org

Michelle McNally

Bethany Bonczar

Boys Grade 1/2 Coordinator

soccermcnally@gmail.com

be244@yahoo.com

Michelle McNally Girls Grade 1/2 Coordinator soccermcnally@gmail.com
Sten Peeters Boys Grade 3/4 Coordinator coachstenpeeters@gmail.com
Heather Mazzaccaro Girls Grade 3/4 Coordinator hmazz@gdysc.org
Brad Pierantozzi Boys Grade 5/6 Coordinator bradp@gdysc.org
Miles Salyer Girls Grade 5/6 Coordinator milessalyer@gmail.com
Gareth Ouellette Boys Grade 7/8 Coordinator gco13@yahoo.com
Miles Salyer Girls Grade 7/8 Coordinator milessalyer@gmail.com
Chris Davey Boys Grade 9/12 Coordinator cdavey@gdysc.org
Miles Salyer Girls Grade 9/12 Coordinator milessalyer@gmail.com

 

 

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Adult Volunteer Registration, CORI and Mandatory Training

Mass Youth Soccer Adult Registration, CORI Processing, Concussion Training and Certification, Safe Sport Abuse Training and Certification

The State of Massachusetts, Mass Youth Soccer (MYSA), and the Groton Dunstable Youth Soccer Club now require Adult Registration, CORI security background checks, Concussion Training and Certification and SafeSport Abuse Training and Certification for all adults working with children in our program.

 

Step 1 - Register with Groton Dunstable Youth Soccer Club (GDYSC)

  • Go to www.gdysc.org   
  • In the upper right corner click on big green “REGISTER NOW” button
  • Scroll to bottom of page to “Volunteers: Spring 2021”, and click the green “Register” button at the bottom middle.
  • >Follow directions. You are now registered with “The Club”.

 

IF YOU COACHED OR WERE AN ASSISTANT COACH OR COVID OFFICER IN THE FALL 2020 ‘SEASON’ YOU SHOULD BE ALL SET TO GO! YOU ARE ALL SET ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH THE GDYSC AS A VOLUNTEER.
 

If you did not coach, assist or be the COVID officer in the Fall of 2020, you need to now Register with the state.

Step 2 - Registser with Mass Youth Soccer

Before starting:

  1. Do this on a computer; a tablet if you have to, but don’t try it with a phone!
  2. Have a good, face forward head shot (not your whole body) uploaded to your computer. NO HAT, NO SUNGLASSES, NO KIDS OR SPOUSES OR THEIR CROPPED BODY PARTS.
  3. USE THE NAME ON YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE!
  4. Use the same email address for everything!
  5. Our organization’s name is: Groton Dunstable Youth Soccer Club
  6. This whole process will take around 4 hours. Most of the time will be spent on the abuse prevention segment. You can stop and start again later, just make sure to remember your passwords.
  7. No coaches will be allowed to interact with their teams until they have been CORI certified and completed both training certifications, and no Coaching Credentials can be printed until these are complete.
  8. If have ever registered with Mass Youth Soccer DO NOT MAKE A NEW ACCOUNT! It will require human intervention to fix the double entry and that will delay things. Use the password recovery option to re-gain access.
  9. If you run into trouble try the help line phone number in the pdf directions. They are helpful. Also look at the FAQ: https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/assets/61/6/faq_2020-2021.pdf
  10. You can email jim_g@gdysc.org  if you are stuck.

 

If this is the first time you have coached or if you have NEVER registered with Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association then use this link to download step by step directions:
https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/assets/61/6/Adult_Registration_-_New_User_Help_Guide_2020.pdf

If you have coached with our club before then you may already have registered with Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association. Use this link to download step by step directions:
https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/assets/61/6/Mass_Youth_Soccer_Adult_Reg_Help_Guide__Returning_User_2020.pdf

 

Instructions:

 

Step 3 - Verification

If this is your first time registering with Mass Youth Soccer the final step will be Verification. You will need to meet with Jim Gmeiner (  ) in person with your license and the CORI print out. This must be done in person, not virtually. It doesn’t matter if you have already been CORIed for baseball, lacrosse, hockey, softball, teaching, Sunday school, school volunteer, scouting or for any other purpose; the CORI check and verification must be done for Mass Youth Soccer. Verification takes about 2 minutes.


by posted 04/01/2021
Registration for the Spring 2021 Soccer Season is Open

Registration for the Spring 2021 Soccer Season Is Open - Late Fees Apply to Grade 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and 9/12 players on March 24th. 
 

Regular registration for players in grades PreK/K, 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and 9/12 is open and will remain open until 11:59PM on March 23rd.  Starting on March 24th, late fees will apply to players registering for play in Grade 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and 9/12.  Late registration will close on March 30th. 

Players and volunteers can register by clicking on the Register Now button on the right hand side of the home page at www.gdysc.org or by selecting Register On-Line from the Members menu.  

The spring season is scheduled to open on Saturday, April 24th and end on June 20th unless your child is on a team that qualifies for the end of season Massachusetts Tournament of Champions in Lancaster the weekend of June 26-28.  Only players on MTOC teams in Grades 5/6, 7/8 or 9/12 would be eligible. 

Covid Guidelines

As we did in the fall, the GDYSC will follow Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association COVID-19 protocols.  Those guidelines can be found at https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/covid-hub/.  If you have any questions, please reach out to the GDYSC COVID Compliance Officer, David Pitkin.

Grade Groupings

Players registering for play in the Groton Dunstable Youth Soccer Club will be placed on teams based on their grade in school for the 2019-2020 school year.  The grade groupings that players will be placed in are as follows:

PreK/K

Grade 1/2

Grade 3/4

Grade 5/6

Grade 7/8

Grade 9/12

We understand that a few of our youth players might not fit neatly into the grade categories defined above.  As we've done in the past, the GDYSC board will define the waiver conditions and process to allow players to be assigned up or down one level based on their unique circumstances. This waiver policy will be consistent with the GDYSC mission of providing the best youth soccer development experience for all of our players. If the reported grade for your child in their registration record for the 2020-2021 school year is incorrect, this may cause the system to indicate that they are ineligible for the grade grouping you are trying to register them for.  If you have problems registering your child, please reach out to our registrar, Sten Peeters at coachstenpeeters@gmail.com.  

Registration Fees

For the Spring 2021 season, the registration fees for Grades Pre-K/K and Grade 1/2 players will be $80.  Registration fees for Grades 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and 9/12 players will be $110.  

Payment

Player registrations need to be paid in full at the time of registration using a credit card.  Registered players that are not paid in full by the start of the season will be removed from any roster they have been placed on until their outstanding balance is settled.  In addition, we do offer a family maximum of $350 per season.  For parents needing financial assistance, please contact the GDYSC Registrar, Sten Peeters at registrar@gdysc.org to request a full or partial waiver of the player registration fees.  For parents who wish to pay by check, please contact both the GDYSC treasurer, Charlie Lippman (cclippma@hotmail.com) and the GDYSC Registrar, Sten Peeters to arrange for payment.  There are no fees to register as a volunteer. 

 

Late Registration

Registrations will be considered late if they are received after 12:00AM on March 24th.  There will be no late fees assessed PreK/K and Grade 1/2 players, but players registered in Grades 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and 9/12 players will be assessed a $25 late fee.


Refund Policy

Any refund request received after the start of the season will not be honored unless the player has a valid medical reason. Refund requests prior to the start of the season will be subject to a $20 processing fee.  This fee represents the sum of the non-refundable fees that we may have had to pre-pay to Mass Youth Soccer, the Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League and PayPal.

Player Uniform and Coach Equipment Ordering
 

If your child needs a uniform, you can place an order by selecting "Shop" on the top bar above. PreK/K and Grade 1/2 players only need a reversible white/maroon jersey. Grade 3/4 and older players need the maroon jersey top, the black shorts and the black socks. Please get your orders in ASAP because we have a limited supply for this spring.

 

If you are registering as a new coach, you are eligible to order a GDYSC branded coaches jersey and a coaching bag.

 

Thank you.

David Pitkin

 

Also keep up to date with the GDYSC on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/gdysc

 


by posted 02/11/2021
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