Douglas Youth Soccer (DYS) - aka Douglas Axmen Soccer Club is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization promoting youth participation in the game of soccer while teaching physical activity and interpersonal skills.
DYS is fully operated by volunteers from the local community who are interested bringing the game of soccer to the youth of Douglas, Massachusetts and surrounding towns. We encourage you to dedicate a few hours a week to help make a difference for the youth of Douglas, MA.
Douglas Youth Soccer includes soccer programs for a variety of age groups:
In Town (non-travel):
- U4 (Grade Pre-k 3)
- U6 (Grades Pre-k 4 & Kindergarten)
- U8 (Grades 1 & 2)
- U10 (Grades 3 & 4)
- U12 (Grades 5 & 6)
- U14 (Grades 7 & 8)
DYS uses a grade-based system when determining league eligibility. September 1st is the cutoff date for determining player eligibility to a league which is aligned to the Douglas school system grade selection. This method allows players to be closer in age and have the opportunity to play with their peers.
Example: To be eligible to play in U4 in the fall 2017 / spring 2018 season, the player must have a date of birth on or before 9/1/2014.
Douglas Youth Soccer (DYS) is affiliated with and follows the Midland Area Youth Soccer (MAYS) and MA Youth Soccer (MYSA) seasons.
All leagues play two times a year:
- Spring Season: Season begins in April, ends in June
- Fall Season: Season begins in August, ends in November
In Town: (U4) League
Games are played once a week on Saturdays (day and time at the discretion of the coach)
In Town: (U6 and U8) Leagues
Games are played weekly on Saturdays with one practice during the week (day and time at the discretion of the coach)
Travel: (U10, U12, U14) Leagues
Games are played weekly on Saturdays, practices during the week (days and times at the discretion of the coach)
Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC):
A season ending tournament that takes place after the Spring season available to qualifying D1 and D2 U12 and U14 travel teams. This tournament is typically held over one weekend in June.
Open registration for the Spring season runs from November through January (Travel) or March (In Town)
Open registration for the Fall season runs from May through June (Travel) or July (In Town)
*All players should register based on their school grade
Uniforms for the U4, U6 and U8 leagues are included in the registration fee and will be handed out to players by the team coach. Uniforms will include a numbered T-Shirt only. Players will be responsible to supply shorts or athletic pants, shin guards, soccer socks and appropriate footwear (cleats are recommended but not mandatory).
Uniforms for U10 and above are not included in the registration fee and must be purchased separately at Think Local Printing via the link below.
Orders are processed once a week, turnaround time will range from 2 – 3 weeks. Think Local will call or email to notify you when orders are ready for pickup.
All orders will be picked up in-store at Think Local Printing, located at 21 Rivulet Street, Uxbridge, MA.
Board of Director Meetings
The Board of Directors hold their monthly meetings the first Monday of each month which are open to the public.