2014 will be the fifth year of the Detroit City Futbol League. To ensure the league stays true to its mission of being a community driven league we are making a few changes to the structure of this season.
-Each neighborhood is required to have 22 players
-Each registered players must pay $25
-Each team must complete a community service project in order to register
Your captain has been emailed the waiver for the upcoming season. We need all of the members of each 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 6th. 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.
Pre-Season Community Service
New for this season, in order to register your team, you must complete a community service project in your neighborhood. The guidelines are simple:
-Must be completed by May 5th
-Ten registered members of your team must participate
-Project must be at least two hours in duration
-Submit a brief description and photo of your project with your league registration
-Project must be in YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
We hope to have the schedule ready by the second week in May. Plan to play ever Tuesday at FT Wayne. Games will start on Tuesday, May 27th. Because of the likelihood of inclement weather some games might have to be moved to Thursdays in July. Copa is Sunday August 3rd 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.
The fifth installment of COPA Detroit will be Sunday August 3rd due to a scheduling conflict. Nearly all teams will qualify for the tournament dependent upon field availability.
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: amykaherl[at]gmail.com
The structure for the Community Service competition and award during the season will be announced in the coming weeks.
Belle Isle FC
DCFL male players: Looking for a “competitive” outlet for soccer with a home field in the city? The DCFL’s competitive team, Belle Isle FC, will field two teams this year, Over 30 and Open Division, playing full field 11 v 11 in the MUSL. They’ve scheduled several indoor training sessions in the next three weeks including one this weekend. If anyone who is interested in competitive men’s soccer, they should contact robert_andersen[at]mac.com
Detroit’s annual soccer festival continues Saturday, August 3rd 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.
Round One: 10am
1 BMOR v 32 LP FW2
2 STA v 31 CODY FW7
3 CHIN v 30 BRSH FW3
4 BERY v 29 SPRN FW5
5 OSB v 28 LP2 FW1
6 EEV v 27 NEW FW8
7 GRND v 26 HF FW6
8 SCRP v 25 WRN FW4
Round One: 11am
9 DOWN v 24 POLE FW4
10 WOOD v 23 WEST FW6
11 MEX v 22 HAM FW8
12 CASS v 21 CLRK FW1
13 JEFF v 20 ROOS FW5
14 EM v 19 GREN FW3
15 VLGS v 18 CORK FW7
16 SW v 17 MID FW2
Round Two: 12:30
1/32 v 16/17 FW2
4/29 v 13/20 FW5
2/31 v 15/18 FW7
3/30 v 14/19 FW3
8/25 v 9/24 FW4
5/28 v 12/21 FW1
7/26 v 10/23 FW6
6/27 v 11/22 FW8
Q1: 1/32/16/17 v 8/25/9/24 FW2
Q2: 4/29/13/20 v 5/28/12/21 FW5
Q3: 2 /31/15/18 v 7/26/10/23 FW7
Q4: 3/30/14/19 v 6/27/11/22 FW3
Q1 v Q2 FW2
Q3 v Q4 FW7
Final 5pm FW2
Due to the condition of the athletic fields at Belle Isle the remainder of the 2013 season will be played at Ft Wayne. There will be a new configuration to the fields at Ft Wayne. Please be sure to check the schedule to ensure you know where you are playing for the remainder of your games. http://detroitcityfutbol.com/schedule/
With 32 neighborhoods represented, the 4th season of the Detroit City Futbol League should be a banner year for the league. The 2013 schedule is now posted. The season starts on Tuesday May 28th, concluding with the COPA Detroit IV on August 2nd and 3rd.
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: