Wednesday, December 10, 2008

GU16 & GU18 Tryouts Announced

Dracut Soccer will be conducting a tryout for our spring GU16 & GU18 teams. All players need to attend a tryout in order to be eligible for selection. We have set one primary tryout date at this time and may schedule one additional secondary tryout at a later date. It is advised that you attend the first tryout and not wait for a second tryout date.

Tryout Details:
Date – Tuesday, December 16th
Time – 6-8 pmLocation – SportsZone in Derry NH
Directions –

The DSA board has appointed Jim Forance with the task of coordinating tryouts. Team and tryout questions should be referred to Jim via email at

Sunday, November 16, 2008

DSA Calendar Raffle Winners Announced!!

The winners of the Dracut Soccer 2008 annual calendar raffle were drawn Monday Night November 3rd at Romano’s Pizza on Bridge Street in Dracut. We want to thank all the players who sold the tickets and everyone who purchased a calendar. The proceeds from the raffle go towards paying for the Challenger trainers this fall and to help us keep the fees low. The winners are:

November 1 - Justin Macri
November 2 - Betty Cloutier
November 3 - Nelly Gomes
November 4 - Sue Silva
November 5 - Shaughnessy Boys
November 6 - Ron Dovale
November 7 - Brian Chapmen
November 8 - John & Joanne Kelly
November 9 - Jill Buckley
November 10 - Deanna Stanford
Random 1 - MaryAnn Vetere
November 11 - Deb Rondeau
November 12 - Ryan Fisher
November 13 - Emily & Billy Keating
November 14 - Laura Anderson
November 15 - Jane Foye
November 16 - Keith Beaton
November 17 - Christine Nicholaou
November 18 - Alesia Rogers
November 19 - Sandra Leary
November 20 - Ronald Patterson jr.
Random 2 - Maria Vasconcelos
November 21 - Jim Whelton
November 22 - Kay Donahue
November 23 - Joe Langlais
November 24 - Rich Patterson
November 25 - TJ Hickey
November 26 - Keith Beaton
November 27 - Amanda Kukulski
November 28 - Dee Adams
November 29 - Dan Laurenza
November 30 - Robert Cummings

November and December Board Meeting Change

The dates for the DSA board of directors meetings in November and December has been changed to avoid the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The November meeting will be held Wednesday, December 3rd and the December meeting will be held Wednesday, January 7th. Meetings begin at 8 pm at Romano’s Pizza on Bridge Street in Dracut. Monthly board meetings are open and all members of Dracut Soccer are welcome to attend.

Monday, November 3, 2008

First Team Coaches Announced

The Dracut Soccer Board of Directors is proud to announce the following list of 1 team coaches for the spring 2009 season. Coaches have been recommended by the DSA travel subcommittee and the appointments were approved by the full board of directors. The one team coach is responsible for running the tryouts.

GU10-1 – Jim Barclay
BU10-1 – Jim Streeter
GU12-1 – John Lane
BU12-1 – Mike Balous
GU14-1 – Brian Duff
BU14-1 – Dennis Goodine

Dracut Soccer is requesting interested coaches to apply for all other potential coaching positions including 2, 3 & 4 teams. The number of teams in each age bracket will depend on the total number of registrants. All coaching applications for these teams must be submitted by Sunday, November 23rd.
Any questions can be addressed to the Dennis Goodine, Mike Balous, or John Lane.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

New Coach Training DVDs Available from Dracut Soccer

One of the most important parts of a successful club is the development of coaches. These days there are more options than ever before for coaches to obtain training information including the web, Mass Youth Soccer G, F & E license training courses, and training DVDs.

In the latest effort to help our coaches develop their coaching skills, Dracut Soccer has made a significant investment in 25+ coach education DVDs. These DVDs will soon be available for borrowing from the DSA website. Coaches will be allowed to borrow one DVD at a time for 2 weeks during the off season and one week during a season. These rules are solely an attempt to make sure the DVDs are available for as many coaches as possible. If you have any questions on these new DVDs or other coach education topics please email us at or

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Spring Travel Tryouts

Dracut Soccer invites all age eligible players to register and try out for one of our travel teams. You can register on line before tryouts. Age eligibility information can be found at
The tryouts are run by the 1 (A) team coach that are recommended by the DSA Travel Subcommittee and appointed by the Dracut Soccer board of directors. Coaches for the spring season will be voted on by the board this Wednesday during our regularly monthly meeting. Meeting starts at 8 pm at Romano's Pizza on Bridge Street.

Tryout Dates -
November 8th, 9th and 15th.
GU10 - 10:30 am - 12:00 am at Veterans
BU10 - 10:30 am - 12:00 am at Veterans
GU12 - 9 am - 10:30 am at Veterans
BU12 - 9 am - 10:30 am at Veterans
GU14 - 12:30 pm - 2 pm at Dracut High School
BU14 - 12:30 pm - 2 pm at Dracut High School

Note: There are no dates set for U16 & U18 player evaluations but we are taking registration and will determine if a tryout is necessary depending on the number of applications.

Dracut Soccer Travel Committee


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