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Dynamo Soccer Club Recreation

Dynamo Soccer Club Recreation

FAQs


When does the season begin?

Fall Calendar - 2023 Fall Calendar TBD

Spring Calendar - 2023 Spring Calendar
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How do I register my child?


You can register online HERE. You will be asked to create an account, please input the guardians information first. You will then be able to add your player(s) information and select the program of your choice. 
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How much does it cost?

Fall & Spring Seasons:

Early Registration - U4:
 $80 | U5-U8: $95 | U9-U19: $100
Regular Registration - U4: $90 | U5-U8: $110 | U9-U19: $115
 
A fundraising fee of $20 is added at time of registration for both Fall & Spring Seasons. See Seasonal Fundraiser section for more information.


**A late registration fee of $20 will be assessed after the regular registration deadline.**
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How many games are in a season?


Each team will receive 7 games per season.

In the case of inclement weather throughout the season we will do our best to make up all games cancelled, however we cannot guarantee every game will be able to be rescheduled.

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Are uniforms included?


Team shirts are included in the registration price for the U4 - U6 divisions. Players in the U7 - U19 divisions will need to order their uniform at time of registration. Players are required to have both the Navy (Home) and the Grey (Away) jersey. A uniform order link will be emailed out upon registration or you may use the 'Uniform Order Link' tab on our website. During the uniform ordering process, players are able to choose their own number. 
Players are able to reuse their uniforms from season to season.


*Uniforms are ordered through Soccer Post.

Soccer Post (Glen Allen Location) | 804-447-9245
1080 Virginia Center Pkwy
Glen Allen, Virginia 23059

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When will I receive my uniform?


Uniforms for our U4 - U6 age divisions will be distributed at our seasonal Meet the Coach Day. U7 - U19 age division players may choose to have their uniform purchase shipped to their home or pick it up from Soccer Post. 
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What other equipment do I need?


U4's: size 3 soccer ball, shinguards, black shorts
U5 - U8: size 3 soccer ball, shinguards, black shorts, cleats
U9 - U12: size 4 soccer ball, shinguards, black shorts, cleats
U13 - U19: size 5 soccer ball, shinguards, black shorts, cleats
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What are the Age Group parameters?

Age Groups are based on birth yearsThis is based upon US Soccer rules and regulations. Below you can find the age group specifications per birth year.

 Birth Year         Age Group
 2019 - 2020 U4 Dynamites
 2018 U5 Coed / Girls
 2017 U6 Coed / Girls
 2016 U7 Coed / Girls
 2015 U8 Coed / Girls
 2014 U9 Coed / Girls
 2013 U10 Coed / Girls
2012 U11 Coed / Girls
2011U12 Coed / Girls
2009 - 2010U13 - U14 Coed
2004 - 2008U15 - U19 Coed
(High School Division)
 
 Divisions are subject to change. Some age divisions may be combined based on number of registrations.

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What is the seasonal fundraiser?


Each Fall and Spring season, Dynamo Soccer Club holds a fundraiser to held raise funds for the club. There will be a $20 fundraiser fee that will be applied to your registration total for each child registered. Each family will receive 10 raffle tickets per child. Tickets are handed out either at Meet the Coach Day or by your coach at practice. You have the option to either use the raffle tickets for yourself, fill out your name and information, and turn them in to possibly win OR you can sell each ticket for $2 each to get your money back. Tickets may be turned in throughout the season. The drawing will typically be the second to last game day at end of the season (see ticket for exact date of drawing). If you have any questions regarding our Fundraiser, please give us a call; (804) 730-6510.
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What happens with inclement weather? 


We will update our website and social media with any field closures as well as send out an email. There is a rain make-up date in the season's calendar. If in the event there are more than one cancellations, make-up games may be rescheduled on a Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, if a cancellation occurs late in the season, those games may not be able to be rescheduled. We will do our best to ensure all teams play 7 games in the season. 

*To receive text alerts about field closures, sign up for Simple Texting by texting the word 'REC' to (833) 406-0632.

To un-subscribe from text alerts reply 'STOP' | To re-subscribe to text alerts reply 'UNSTOP'

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When are team assignments sent out?

Team assignments will be emailed out the week prior to Meet the Coach Day. These will include practice day, time, and practice field number for your team. The coach's name and email will also be included. Game schedules will be posted at a later date and you will receive an email once those are viewable on the website.
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When and where are practices?


You will have your choice to select your desired location during the registration process. Please note that the locations can change based on the number of participants at that location. Practices last for one hour and typically begin at 6:00 PM and are offered Monday - Friday. During registration you may select a day that does not work for you and your child will be placed on a team that practices on another night. Each team will have a one hour weekly practice, excluding the U4 Dynamites.

Options include: Pole Green Park, Courthouse Park (off Rt. 301), Taylor Park (Ashland area), and a location in Eastern Henrico (Typically at Fairfield Middle School).
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When and where are games played?


U5 thru U12 division games are typically played at Pole Green Park on Saturdays.
U13 thru High School division games are typically played at either Courthouse Park or Taylor Park on Saturdays.
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How does the U4 Program work?


The U4 Dynamites Program consists of seven sessions held on Saturday mornings at Pole Green Park. The sessions are led by parent volunteers. The first half of each session will consist of a practice and then a game will be played for the second half of each session (there are no weekly practices for this age group). Team shirts and soccer socks are included with the registration for this group. 
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How are teams formed?


Dynamo Soccer Club is committed to making sure all players have a fun and enjoyable experience each and every season. We do our best to create parity for teams in each division which helps all players develop. Below are the criteria reviewed while creating teams.

1. The players' desired field location for practices
2. Conflict days for practice
3. Number of seasons played
4. School attending
5. Teammate requests*

*Teammate Requests: Requests are not guaranteed. We accept requests from players to be placed with a friend. When requesting a friend as a teammate, for carpool reasons or other, both you and the other family should make the request for each other during the registration process. We make every attempt to grant these requests, however there may be circumstances where we are unable to grant the request.

We DO NOT accept requests for a specific coach/team/coach's child or a chain of multiple players. Additionally, coaches may NOT choose players for their team, other than their own child. In order to maintain balanced teams in our Recreation Program, we work to prevent the recruiting and picking of players for teams. This helps to create a more positive experience for all players to have fun and develop their skills.


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Can I play in an age group other than my own?


Dynamo Soccer Club does not place a player up into an older age group within our Recreation Program U7 through U19. There are a few exceptions for U4 through U6 age groups. Click HERE for our age group policy. 
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Are the coaches professional?


No, the Recreation Program utilizes parent volunteers to coach. We are extremely grateful for our many, many volunteers each and every season as they dedicate their time to the players in our program. We are always looking for more volunteers! Find out more HERE or contact the Director of Recreation at [email protected].
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Will my child receive a trophy?


Dynamo Soccer Club does not provide participation trophies. Each team may make the decision to purchase trophies to their players if they desire; however the fees for the trophies are not included in the registration fees. 
You may call Crown Trophy for more on trophy order information - (804) 262-1000
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Can I get a refund?


Refunds will be given if requested by emailing the Director of Recreation (recreation[email protected]) prior to the first scheduled game date of the season. There will be a $25 cancellation fee assessed per player. Refunds will not be given after the first scheduled game date. If the first game is postponed, then the request must be submitted prior to the originally scheduled game date.
 
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Where can I find the game rules?


The rules may be found on our Game Rules page HERE. For our winter indoor season rules, CLICK HERE.

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Who referees the games?


The coaches will referee the games for U4 thru U6 age divisions; Dynamo Soccer Club utilizes certified referees that ref U7 - U19 games. 
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What do I need to do to become a referee?

All referees must be certified. For more information, visit our Referee Page or contact our referee coordinator at [email protected] 
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Where can I purchase Dynamo Spirit Wear?

Dynamo Spirit Wear may be purchased online under the Recreation Soccer tab or by clicking HERE. Spirit Wear can also be purchased at Meet the Coach Days.
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Additional information?


Email your questions to [email protected]

 

Contact

Dynamo Soccer Club
8169 Pine Ridge Road, Unit 203
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116

Phone: 804-730-6510
Email: [email protected]

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