Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Field Clean Up & Safety

Dracut Soccer needs you to help us in keep the fields clean but making sure we leave the fields cleaner than when you arrived. Please pick up that extra bottle or wrapper that may have been left behind by another player of family. It’s great way to teach youngster about respecting the environment and public property by having them help in keeping our fields clean.

Also please make sure your kids are not hanging on the nets or goals. This behavior is a danger to kids and adults that could result in serious injury or worse. If you see another child (or unfortunately sometimes another adult) hanging on the nets or goals please ask them to stop. I had the experience of seeing and adult (not a young one) participate in hanging on nets this past Sunday. He didn’t understand the risk and was very cooperative in stopping.

Finally we are using fields permitted by the town of Dracut and the Dracut School system and it is important that we treat them properly. It is our responsibility as an organization to make sure the fields are kept clean. All of us including parents, players, coaches and board members are members of the Dracut Soccer organization and we need your help to keep the fields safe and clean.

Dracut Soccer Needs You

Dracut Soccer is an entirely volunteer run organization and we are in the process of forming the board for the next soccer year that will start in July. Over the past year we have had 3 new board members join us and it's always great to have new members join us. The fresh new perspective they have brought is always helpful and refreshing. To be honest there is a lot of work to be done but it is rewarding when you see those smiling faces on the pitch. We meet once a month and do many things in between to make sure the kids of Dracut have a spot to play the game.

We have many different positions that have a varying level of commitment. If you are interested in learning more or joining us please contact Mike Balous ( or John Lane ( and we would be happy to discuss them with you.

Dracut Soccer in the News

Mark Cockroff our new media coordinator has been hard at working snapping photos at games and gathering travel game scores for submission to The Valley Dispatch. Check out the first installment at There are many scores and some great photos. We hope to have many more weeks of results.

If you see Mark and have any questions or suggestions on other ways to promote Dracut Soccer please feel free to stop him.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring Season 2009 Underway

Our Spring 2009 season is completely underway now with the start of the U6/U7/U8/U10 recreation programs this past Sunday. It's always a joy to see the young kids and their families enjoying the game on a perfect spring Sunday. Our travel teams started the season on the first Saturday in April but as usual April weather hasn't cooperated for our teams. We have many weekday make up games, so we ask that all coaches please move practices to other open fields.