DARKE COUNTY – Darke County Soccer Association just completed its spring recreational soccer season for 2017.
Almost 250 teams learned skills and had a great time over the course of six weeks playing soccer, making new friends and learning teamwork. Fall recreational soccer is in the process of being developed so stay tuned for more information regarding this year’s program.
During the spring, DCSA hosted a “peeler” fundraiser to benefit the organization. Proceeds will be used to purchase equipment, scholarships and other club-related needs. The top sellers were Kaeden Waymire (first place) and Madison Billig (second place). DCSA appreciates the community’s support of its fundraising activities.
The select soccer spring season is wrapping up. DCSA currently has five select teams in the club that play approximately eight games a season – half home and half away. DCSA will hold tryouts for fall select soccer for boys and girls born in 2004-09 on June 8 (6-8 p.m.), June 13 (7-8 p.m.) and June 17 (10-11 a.m.). Interested players need only attend one of the tryout sessions. More details can be found at www.darkecountysoccer.com. No pre-registration is required, and there is no fee to try out.
During spring select soccer this year, DCSA brought on a goalkeeper trainer for the select team goalkeepers. Greg Weidner led session once a week with goalkeepers from the U10 through U13 teams. This is a benefit DCSA offers for no additional fee to select athletes who are goalkeepers on the select teams. DCSA looks forward to having Coach Weidner continue to develop its keepers in the fall select season. Weidner was a keeper and played other field positions for Greenville Wave soccer from 1985-89. He has a passion for the sport and has played in adult soccer leagues over the years. He believes that “soccer stays with you, the friends, the skills and the teamwork.”
From 6-8 p.m. June 6, DCSA will host a family fun night for families that participated in spring soccer with DCSA and anyone who is interested in participating in DCSA soccer in the fall. DCSA will have hot dogs, fun games and information available about select soccer, DCSA summer camp and an overview of spring activities. More information can be found at the DCSA website.
For the second consecutive year, the Dayton Dutch Lions Football Club will lead the DCSA summer soccer camp. Professional players and coaches will be leading activities from 5:30-7 p.m. June 19-22 at the DCSA soccer fields at the Darke County Fairgrounds – Eidson Road entrance. Boys and girls ages 9-14 are encouraged to register. No previous soccer experience is required. Registration and information about the camp can be found on the DCSA website.
All DCSA activities above are held at the Darke County Fairgrounds – Eidson Road entrance. Information about the activities above and updates on future programming can be found at www.darkecountysoccer.com. DCSA also has regular updates on Facebook at Darke County Soccer DCSA and on Instagram at darkecountysoccer. Darke County Soccer Association is a 501(c)3 organization.