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Practice Wednesday, 9/1

Good Morning, Players & Parents! 


There will be a last minute practice tomorrow (weather depending) Wednesday, September 1st at Baker Field from 5:15-6:30pm. Given the last minute nature of the practice, attendance is not mandatory, but Coach Dave will be there and hopes you can make it. We are still waiting for information re the tournament schedule for this coming weekend and will communicate it as soon as we know something. Lastly, if you haven't replied as to your player's availability over Columbus Day weekend, please do so ASAP. Thank you! 



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Labor Day Tournament + Additional Training Opportunities

Good Afternoon White Team Players & Parents!

Please see below for information re the Labor Day Tournament, additional training opportunities, and the Columbus Day tournament. There is a lot of information so please let me know if there are any questions. 



Labor Day Tournament - DSA will be participating in the John Jay tournament in South Salem, NY (about 30 min from Darien).  Boys will play Saturday only.  As our registrars get more information and schedules are published, we will get that information out to you.  For now please plan to be there to play approx. 8am-dusk depending on our game times.

Preseason training option - Blue Wave Kickers will again be offering a preseason camp for travel players wishing to brush up on their skills before the season begins.  Here is the link to register:  
First day of practice - Boys' practices will begin Wed Sept 8th. 
Friday technical training - JA Elite will again be offering technical training for all travel players on Fridays at MMS.  This is a great supplement to our normal practices for those players wishing to improve their own technical abilities.  Here is the link to register:
Friday goalkeeper training - Our own DSA Coach, Javier Decima, who is also an Associate Head Coach of the Fairfield University Men's Soccer team will again be offering KeeperMax goalkeeper training for travel players.  It will also be on Fridays from 4-5pm for boys at MMS.  If a player is interested in developing goalkeeping skills this is a great option and will not conflict with the technical training sessions mentioned above.  The player does not have to play goalie during the season just because they attend this session. Here is the link to register:
Columbus Day Tournaments - DSA does not mandate that teams participate in a tournament over Columbus Day weekend, however, many teams choose to do so.  There is a good one close by in Ridgefield (SCOR) that many teams have participated in over the last few years. Please let me know as soon as possible whether your family will be in town and if your child is available to play. Once we have a sense of players' interest and availability, we can decide if our team will participate in one. Given that this is an option for extra play, our team must cover the cost for coach and tournament fees. 
COVID policies - We are updating our COVID policies as guidance is updated from the state and local authorities and that will be published across DSA as soon as it is "finalized".  As we all know it's a very fluid process.


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Good Morning Travel Soccer Players!

Good Morning Parents & Players!

I hope everyone is enjoying the end of summer, I can’t believe how quickly it's flown by and that our soccer season is just around the corner! I am Shep's mom and want to introduce myself as the team manager. Sean Spillane is our parent coach and our professional coach is Dave Garcia from JA Elite. 

Of note:

1) An email was sent awhile ago asking everyone to update their child’s profile pic on the DSA website (clear, centered headshot of only the player - think of a license or passport-type of photo), if you haven’t done so, please do so ASAP.

2) I know there was some trouble getting travel uniforms, if you are still having issues please let me know.

3) DSA will enter us into a Labor Day tournament, they have not confirmed which one, but we will typically only play one day Saturday or Sunday. I should have more info over the next couple of days. 

4) Our practice schedule is live on the DSA website. Practices begin Wednesday, 9/8 and will be held at Baker Field, Mondays (5:15-6:30) and Wednesdays (4:00-5:15). 

Lastly, please see the message below from Coach Dave. 

I just wanted to reach out and let you know how excited I am for the upcoming season. Not long now! I will be at the preseason camp for from Aug 26 to 29 and it would be great to see as many of you there as possible. Thank You! Coach Dave



Any questions, please let me know.


Caroline Jennings 




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Caroline Jennings 
Asst Coach 
Sean Spillane 
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