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2015 Spring Field Information

 

Spring 2015 Field Practice Schedule

Practice Schedule and Fields per age group for Spring/Select teams effective March 9, 2015:  

U6

Boatwright #4 (once a week only with UK coaches on Saturdays starting on March 21st)

U8

Boatwright #4 and #5 (after 4pm weekdays - Sundays no access as the gates are locked)

U10

Ayers Elementary and Mountain View Elementary (any day)

U12

Silverwood Elementary (any day - may need key to access field)

U14

Pine Hollow (any day)

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 mornings.  Select and Elite teams are also using the U10 and above fields. Additional practice sessions should be coordinated among spring, select, and elite coaches to prevent overcrowding and to ensure safety of all players.

Spring Program

Description

The Mt. Diablo Soccer Spring 2015 Season play will start on March 21st and run through May 9th.  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 typically play on Sunday afternoons.  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 2014 program the fee is only $60.

For NEW to Mt. Diablo Soccer players who did NOT participate in our Fall 2014 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-5 division - if your child played in the Under-5 division during the fall they will play in Under-6 division in the spring - this is simply because the number of players is lower in the Spring.

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 have 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, 2014.  Contact spring@mdsoccer.org for more information.

 

Q: My child played in Under-5 during Fall - will there be an Under-5 division in spring?

We do not offer an Under-5 division during the spring program.  If your child played in the Under-5 division during the fall they will play in the Under-6 division in the spring.

 

Q: My child played in Under-7 during Fall - will there be an Under-7 division in spring?

We do not offer an Under-7 division during the spring program.  If your child played in the Under-7 division during the fall they will play in the 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, 2014.

 

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.