Who is eligible to play in Danville Soccer Association
Any child who meets the age requirement may play in DSA
leagues. There are teams in most of the communities throughout
the county. There is no residency requirement, and a child
may choose to play in any community that has availability.
It is our mission to be inclusive, not exclusive, in soccer
opportunities for all children.
Q: When and where is registration?
Walk-up registration will be at the soccer complex June
21, 2010 5 PM - 7 PM and at Carle clinic Fairchild any
time they're open
Q: How do I register my kids to play?
There are 2 easy ways
Register online. This is the easiest way is to
going to the website,
and click on the registration link. Online
registration is pay by credit or debit cards only.
To register and pay by check or cash, see option 2
below. ration Registration Forms and downloading a registration form
for each player. Complete, and mail to Danville Soccer
Association, Box 205, Danville, IL, 61834-0205.
2. Walk-up registration. You can also register at the Danville Area Soccer
Complex concession stand on June 21 5 PM - 7 PM or
at Carle clinic Fairchild St
Q: What does it cost?
League cost is
$45 for 1 child, $40 for each additional child in the
same family. Late fee $15 after deadline 12 AM
,July 15 2010. Tiny Tot $35 ea.
Performance Soccer 2 (11-14 year olds); 9:00am -
Q: What does the fee include?
It includes jersey, socks, and year-end plaque or medal.
We do not provide shin guards, which are mandatory.
You can purchase shin guards inexpensively at most sporting
goods or major discount department stores. It is usually
a safe bet to buy black athletic shorts, which match
most uniform colors. You may want to wait to talk to
the coach first.
Q: What shoes are required?
Under-6 players can wear regular tennis shoes or "turf"
shoes, which have numerous very small cleats. Under-8
and Under-10 players usually wear turf shoes, though
some might use "molded" shoes, which have about 12 larger
cleats. Most Under-12 and older players wear molded
shoes. You can buy turf shoes for young players for
$20 or less at most sporting goods stores. As the players
get older, the quality of the shoes becomes more important
and the price goes up. Note that shoes made for baseball
and football are unsafe for soccer and cannot be used,
if they have a single cleat at the toe.
Q: Does my child need anything else?
We think every child should have a soccer ball. Success
in soccer is directly related to how comfortable the
child is with the ball at their feet. Some say it takes
a million touches on the ball to truly be at home with
it. Might as well get started. The more kids kick and
dribble, the more fun they are going to have. Balls
are fairly cheap and you might consider buying more
than one-veteran parents will tell you this minimizes
the amount of chasing that you will have to do. Be sure
to use an indelible marker to put name and # on the
ball. They all look alike after team practice. You might
consider buying a few orange cones, which are great
for making small goals and marking out fields.
Q: What size ball should my child have?
Balls come as size 3, 4, and 5. Size 3 is right until
age 8 or so, then size 4 until about age 12, then the
full-size size 5.
Q: What is the minimum age?
The child must have turned four by 8/31/10, i.e. he/she
must have been born no earlier than 8/31/96.
Q: When is the fall season?
Fall season runs from August to November.
Q: When are the games?
Saturdays at Danville Area Soccer Complex, East Winter
Avenue in Danville.
Q: When and where are the practices?
This varies from team to team, though practice once
or twice a week is typical. Some teams may practice
twice a week for a while and then cut back to once a
week later in the season. Practice locations vary. Community
teams usually practice in their own area (e.g. Hoopeston),
and come to Danville each Saturday for games.
Q: If my child ends up not playing for some reason,
can I get a refund?
Yes, if they are unable to participate. Once we are
two weeks into the season, there are no more refunds
Q: What age groups and sexes will you have?
We have teams from age 4 to age 14. Girls can opt to
play on girls' teams or mixed teams if they wish. Teams
are named u6, u8, etc. This means that players on these
teams at the league age date (August 31) are under the
age stated. Children may well have a birthday during
the year and hence be older. Age is determined as of
Q: How do I find out what team my child is on, and who
is the coach?
Danville Soccer tries to achieve team parity so that
the leagues will be competitive. After all of the registrations
are in, teams are selected and coaches assigned. The
rosters are then posted at the Soccer Complex (on the
Concession bulletin board), and are posted on the Website.
Q: How can I learn more about soccer as a parent
or new coach?
Watch games and practices. Buy a book or video on beginning
soccer. Try "Coaching Youth Soccer: a Guide for the
Baffled Parent" by Bobby Clark at amazon.com or a local
bookstore. Look at the Links section of this Website
for many references for youth soccer. Talk to parents
and coaches who have been there. Play and practice soccer
with your child, and learn together. Kick it around
every evening. Grow in soccer knowledge with your child.
You don't need the esoterica at the beginning; you just
need to be a chapter ahead of them!
Q: What if I have additional questions?
You can e-mail us, or speak to a board member or registrar
e-mail us at