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FAQ

Most Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • Where and when do the teams play? You can find this information on Projected dates and times at the bottom of our website.  
  •  ALL DYAA games are played at MINGO fields. MSSA games are played at Smith Fields and Houk fields.  fields maps can be found on the Tab "fields"
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  • When will I hear from my coach?
  • Your coach will contact you 1 or 2 weeks before the start of the season. You will have a team meeting where you will meet the team and receive the rules, schedules, uniforms, etc.
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  • Can my child be placed on a specific team (with a requested coach or player)?
  • This is not possible for several reasons. First, there are over 1600 players in DYAA. Decades ago, the Board decided that if we honored special requests for one person/family then we would need to do so for anyone who asked. With a league our size, that would obviously be impossible. Second, when DYAA was in its infancy, we used to honor special requests and we could do so because the program was very small. We quickly learned that it did not work out very well because many folks made special requests (to be on specific teams) and became impossible to balance out the teams. We are committed to having the teams balanced by age and playing experience in order to keep the league both fair and competitive.
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  • Is DYAA run by Delaware Parks and Rec/YMCA?
  • No. DYAA is a private, non-profit association that’s been running both the recreational and select/club soccer programs in Delaware for nearly 40 years. DYAA has enjoyed a wonderful working relationship with both the City and the YMCA as, together, we work to serve families and children in our community.
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  • What is your Refund Policy?  
  • This information can be found under the "Parent Information Tab" 
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  • Do coaches ref the games?  
  • The PreK-K and 1st grade teams are reffed by the coaches, the 2nd grade and up will have a two line ref system after the 2nd week of play. 
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