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The Dryden Soccer Club offers several opportunities for players with a desire to experience a more competitive level of play. These opportunities are available almost year-round. All require addition fees for league or tournament(s) entry and all require travel. Purchase of a uniform may also be necessary. Descriptions of the various programs follow. Click here to see a list of the teams and coaches for the 2002/2003 season.

Winter Indoor Tournament Teams

Many soccer clubs in the region host weekend tournaments that any registered club team may enter. These tournaments are divided into brackets by age group (ie. Under-8, U-10, U-12, etc.). The teams usually play three or four games of fifteen to twenty minutes in length. The games are played on a single day of the given weekend in gymnasiums at area schools or colleges. Each team consists of eight to ten players.

The cost for each tournament varies depending upon the amount of the tournament fee and the number of players that attend a given tournament. A given team can play as many as eight or ten tournaments during the winter. The tournament season generally runs from Thanksgiving through mid-April (teams do not usually participate in all available tournaments).

Normally, try-outs will be held to determine where a player is best suited within his/her age group. The only limit to the number of teams that can be created is the number of players interested and the number of adult volunteers to coach these teams. Adult volunteers drive this program.

Time commitment for Winter Indoor Tournament Teams is typically one hour of travel to and from a given tournament and up to four hours of tournament playing time at each event. Practice time is typically one or two, hour-long sessions per week.

Winter Indoor League Teams

Many Dryden Soccer Club teams are now participating in Winter Indoor Leagues. These leagues are offered in Marcellus, Liverpool, Johnson City and Baldwinsville. The facility chosen is determined by many factors: cost, distance, day/time of league, etc. The leagues are divided by age group (ie. Under-8, U-10, U-12, etc.) and there are often A and B divisions within an age bracket. Teams play one hour-long game per week for a ten-week season. These games are played on astro-turf in enclosed "hockey-rink" style fields. A team usually consists of ten to sixteen players.

The cost for each league is determined by the facility chosen and by the number of players on a given team. There are, generally, two sessions for winter indoor leagues. They run from mid-November through mid-January and mid-January through mid-April. A team may participate in one or both sessions.

Normally, try-outs will be held to determine where a player is best suited within his/her age group. The only limit to the number of teams that can be created is the number of players interested and the number of adult volunteers to coach these teams. Adult volunteers drive this program.

Time commitment for Winter Indoor League Teams is typically three hours total on game day (travel to and from the league facility, and one-hour of game time). Practice time is typically one or two, hour-long sessions per week.

Spring Outdoor Broome County Soccer Association League

There are opportunities for all players under nineteen to play in the BCSA outdoor league on the weekends from late April through the end of June. Teams must register in January to assure their spot in the league. There are A, B & C divisions in most age groups in the BCSA league, so a wide variety of experience levels can be accommodated. Teams consist of up to fourteen players for U-10 and younger, and up to eighteen players for U-12 and older.

Fees incurred include a small league registration fee and referee's fees. Usually, the BCSA fees per player are smaller than Winter Indoor opportunities. Normally, try-outs will be held to determine where a player is best suited within his/her age group. The only limit to the number of teams that can be created is the number of players interested and the number of adult volunteers to coach these teams. Adult volunteers drive this program.

Time commitment for BCSA Spring League Teams is typically a one-hour game, once or twice a weekend. Home games are played in Dryden. Away games can be as far away as Oneonta. Practice time is typically one or two, hour-long sessions per week.

The possibility also exists for these BCSA teams to play in state competitions or spring/summer tournaments. Fees for those opportunities are additional and are dependant on the cost of the tournament.

Parents: Confused about the rules? Wondering what your role should be? Check the Rules/Guidelines page!

 Last modified on July 24, 2002 by Bill Turner