The 6th season of the DCFL starts tonight with a record number of neighborhoods participating. One unique feature of this season will be more games taking place in neighborhoods as part of an effort with the City of Detroit to get the Neighborhood league out in to more neighborhoods. For the games on May 26th, those originally scheduled for Henderson have been moved to AB Ford park at 100 Lakewood, for this week. Sorry for the inconvenience. Good luck on what should be a great season!
-Each neighborhood is required to have 22 players
-Each registered player must pay $25
-Co-ed; three females must be on-field at all times
-Each team must complete the Detroit PAL community service project to be eligible for league play
-Each team is permitted to have five non-neighborhood residents
Attached to this email is the waiver for the upcoming season. I need all of the members of your team to sign the waiver. This form will also serve as your team’s roster. The waiver and your team’s fee are due by May 5th. Remember, you’ll owe $25 per registered player and each team is required to have at least 22 registered players. Please return the waiver with one check per team, made out to Detroit City FC
Community service is an integral part of DCFL culture in its objective to bring neighborhoods together and build community across the city. For the 2015 DCFL season, community service will be rendered in conjunction with the Think Detroit PAL youth soccer program. In order to be eligible for DCFL league play, each team will be paired with a Detroit PAL youth soccer team for their upcoming season beginning April 18th and concluding June 13th. Each DCFL team will have the option of either coaching (Option 1) or purchasing equipment (Option 2) for their respective Detroit PAL teams. DCFL League Coordinator will be contacting you with your assigned team in the coming weeks. See community service attachment for more details.
The full schedule will ready in the coming weeks. Plan to play ever Tuesday evening either at FT Wayne or one of the rotating fields that will be implemented for the coming season. More info to come regarding rotating fields. Games will start on Tuesday, May 26th. Because of the likelihood of inclement weather some games may be moved to Thursdays. Copa is Sunday August 2nd at FT Wayne.
With 30+ neighborhood participating in the league there is a wide variety in the amount of effort that teams put out. To ensure neighborhoods play other teams that are similarly minded to them in terms of competition, we need you to indicate the level of competition who participate in for this upcoming season. Teams will play most of their games against teams in their division and the remainder against neighboring teams. Please use the attached registration form to indicate your preferred skill level. 1 being the most relaxed and 4 being the most competitive.
The sixth installment of COPA Detroit will be Sunday August 2nd. Nearly all teams will qualify for the tournament dependent upon field availability. We will make arrangements with FT Wayne this year for food options on premise.
If you would like to have a bar night in your neighborhood, contact Amy Kaherl as soon as possible to discuss the criteria for hosting a DCFL post-party: firstname.lastname@example.org
Detroit’s annual soccer festival continues Sunday, August 2nd at Fort Wayne. Join Detroit’s neighborhoods for a day of beautiful weather, casual socializing, and less than spectacular soccer. Teams will be playing on the same field as much as possible so bring a tent, set up shop, and plan on making a day of it.
Heads-up: The City of Detroit charges a $5 per car admission fee for Fort Wayne on weekends.
The artistic talent of Detroit is on full display on the jerseys of the DCFL.
The season is under way but not all of the DCFL action is taking place at Belle Isle this year. The biggest change for season 2 of the DCFL is the addition of the Community Service Points. The tie-breaker in the league standing will be community service points, which is based on the number of acts of community service a team commits. The team with the most community service points will earn a new trophy. Check out the latest community service standings: