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2014 Spring Field Information

Spring 2014 Field Practice Schedule

Practice Schedule and Fields per age group for Spring/Select teams effective April 2014:  

U6/U8

Boatwright #4 and #5 (M-F 4-8 PM: SA/SU 8 AM-8 PM)

U10

Ayers #1(T, TH, F 5-7 PM: SA/ SU 8AM-3 PM) and Mountain View Elementary #2 (M-F 5-7 PM: SA/SU 8AM-4 PM)

U12

Silverwood Elementary (M, W, F 5-7 PM: SA/SU 8AM-2 PM)

Pine Hollow (M-F 5-8 PM: SA/SU 8 AM-5 PM)

U14/ U16/ U19

Newhall #2 -near Duck Pond / Dog Park (M-F 5-8 PM, SA 8-5 PM, and SU 2-5 PM)

Pine Hollow (M-F 5-8 PM: SA/SU 8 AM-5 PM)

Coaches should please send practice days and times to: fields@mdsoccer.org.  It is best if no more than 4 teams schedule practice at the same location and time.  Please synchronize training times among the other coaches in your age group.  Upon submitting your requested times, please assume that they are approved.  The Field Coordinator will contact you if a field becomes overcrowded so you can adjust your schedule.

Scheduled spring season matches have priority on all fields on Saturday.  Select teams have access to the fields on Fridays and Sundays. Additional practice sessions should be coordinated among spring and select coaches to prevent overcrowding and to ensure safety of all players.

Spring Program

Description

The Mt. Diablo Soccer Spring 2014 Season play will start on March 22nd and run through May 10th.  Teams will be assembled during February and coaches will be contacting their players in early March.  Game schedules will be posted to the web site in March.  Please note: Co-Ed U16/U19 Co-ed division are on a different schedule as they play on Sunday afternoons starting typically the last weekend in February.  All other age groups play on Saturdays.  We are not planning weeknight games except potentially as make up games in case of rain.

Buddy requests are only offered for U16/19 divisions (buddy requests are handled on a "best effort" basis but are not guaranteed to be fulfilled).  Simply include the name of the player via your registration in the comments section. 

All co-ed teams must abide by the 'live rule' during game play of the spring program.

Mt. Diablo Soccer provides every Spring player with a t-shirt.  All other items such as shin guards, cleats, shorts, socks, and a soccer ball are to be provided by the parent. Ball sizes are as follows: U5-U8 size 3, U10-U12 size 4, U14 and up size 5.

Fees

For players who participated in our Fall 2013 program the fee is only $60.

For NEW to Mt. Diablo Soccer players who did NOT participate in our Fall 2013 program the fee is $80.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Where are the fields my son/daughter will play on?
All of the fields are in the Concord and Clayton communities. They may include: Ayers Elementary, Boatwright Sports Complex, Highland Park, Newhall Park, Pine Hollow Middle School, Silverwood Elementary, Highland Park and possibly others.
 
Q: Are there any differences between the Fall and Spring program at Mt. Diablo Soccer?
Some key differences between the Fall and Spring programs at Mt. Diablo Soccer are:
We do not offer an Under-7 division - if your child played in the Under-7 division during the fall they will play in Under-8 division in the spring - this is simply because the number of players is lower in the Spring.
Under-12 and above divisions are typically co-ed since we do not generally get enough players to field "age-pure teams" for these age groups.
The older U16-U19 divisions will play "inter-league" which means there will be some travel to play other regions like Concord or Pleasant Hill
There are no post-season games - the season is intended to be less formal and gives the players and parents a chance to just have some fun with no pressure about trying to advance to post-season play.
We do offer an Under-5 Division for kids who will be 4 by July 31st, 2013.  Contact spring@mdsoccer.org for more information.
 
Q: My child played in Under-7 during Fall - will there be an Under-7 division in spring?
We do not offer a Under-7 division during the spring program.  If your child played in the Under-7 division during the fall they will play up in Under-8 division in the spring.
 
Q: I heard that Under-12 through Under-19 divisions are "co-ed" - is that true?
Yes. These divisions are typically co-ed since we do not generally have enough players to otherwise field "age-pure teams" for these age groups. In addition, the older U16-U19 divisions will play "interleague" which means there will be some travel to play other regions like region 281 (Pleasant Hill Martinez) or region 305 (Concord).
 
Q: How old does my child have to be to play in the spring program?
Your child must have turned at least 4 years old by July 31, 2013.
 
Q: Are the rules for the spring program the same as fall?
No. There are slight variations mainly for co-ed teams. Please see the Spring Program Rules Matrix for further details.
 
Q: Can I receive a refund?
The Spring Program refund policy is:

On or Before January 15 - Full Refund less a $5 Admin Fee
On or before January 31 - 50%
Refund
After January 31 - 0%
Click here to use our online withdrawal request form. Refunds may take up to 2 weeks to process.