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The main objective of the Dakota United Recreation League Soccer is to provide all children, regardless of experience, an opportunity to learn more about the game and the basic skills needed to play soccer. We emphasize that learning is more important than winning.
  • Offered to Pre-K (must be 4 at the time of registration) through 6th Grade.
  • Fall recreation soccer runs early September through mid-October.
  • Spring recreation soccer runs mid April through May.
  • Practices are once a week at a local elementary school or the Cottonwood Soccer Complex.
  • Practice day, time and location are selected by the volunteer coaches.
  • Coaches are all volunteers: parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, etc.
  • All volunteer coaches must be SafeSport certified and background checked, both renewed annually
  • Initial year of SafeSport training is appoximately 3 hours; 30 minutes there after
  • Background checks is a 5 minute form
  • Each session is 6 games over a 6 week period, weather permitting. 
  • PreK is more developmentally appropriate and facilitated by a Dakota United coach.
  • Game times are Saturdays, 9 am - 4 pm. Sundays, 12 pm - 7 pm, will be used on an as needed basis depending on team numbers and weather.
  • Games are held at the Cottonwood Soccer Complex on South 12th Street.
  • Registration includes a t-shirt to match your team.
  • Teams are formed by gender, grade, and school.
  • Players are required to have shin guards and a water bottle. Soccer balls are not required but welcome.
  • Team photos will be offered for each session.
  • No late registration will be accepted!
  • No refunds are available after registering.
  • Rules and Lesson Plans can be found in the right navigation panel.


  • Cost is $65 + applicable fees
  • $55 for 2nd child, $45 for 3rd child. The price is capped at $40 per child for families with more than 3. Be sure to register all kids at the same time in order to receive the discount. Refunds to get the discount are not an option.
Session Dates

Are you new to DUSC recreation soccer or have questions on the program?

Please understand that practice dates/times and the game schedule will not be ready until a couple weeks after registration closes. You can review our FAQ page for answers to many of the questions we receive.


Dakota United SC
220 E Rosser Ave #2353 
Bismarck, North Dakota 58502

Phone: 701-751-2638
Email: [email protected]

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