Our Insurance Program covers registered members with supplemental General Liability, Excess Liability, and Accidental Medical policies while participating in MSYSA sanctioned soccer activities, such as practice, games, and tournaments. All plans are underwritten by Nationwide Life Insurance Company and brokered by K&K Insurance.
RISK MANAGEMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
DYSA believes there is nothing is more important than the safety of our children. We greatly appreciate the roles that administrators, coaches, referees, and volunteers play in offering youth athletes from all backgrounds the opportunity to play soccer. An integral part of these roles is taking steps to ensure the safety of the participants. Collectively, we are responsible for providing a playing environment that is healthy, non-threatening, and free from emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
DYSA is in compliance with The Safe Sport Act, which expands existing mandated youth abuse reporting laws and requires abuse awareness training for youth sports organizations.
DYSA is committed to creating a safe, healthy and positive environment for its participant’s physical, emotional and social development. As part of this commitment, DYSA has implemented standards as part of risk management requirements for a Player Safety Program that includes policies, procedures, comprehensive background screenings, education and training, reporting, and monitoring and enforcement. The only way to ensure compliance is for all members to follow the same requirements for the safety and well-being of all participants.
STATE RUN TOURNAMENTS
DYSA offers : Presidents Cup, State Cup and the Mickey Wherry 3 v 3. Teams participating in State Cup and Presidents Cup, have the opportunity to advance to US Youth Soccer regional and national competitions.
OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program is a national identification and development program for high-level players. The program identifies and develops youth players throughout the country to represent their state and regional associations. At the state association level, pools of players are identified in each eligible age group, and brought together as a team to develop their skill through training and competition. From the state pools and subsequent teams, players are identified for regional and national pools and teams. Delaware State ODP teams are comprised of some of the best Delaware players in various age groups.
Clubs have the opportunity to sanction their tournaments with DYSA and to promote their tournaments on the DYSA website. Click here for DYSA sanctioned tournaments.
All ODP players are eligible to apply for need-based financial aid through the DYSA office. Awards come in partial or full scholarship; All complete applications must be received by on December 31, 2020 to be eligible.
Additionally, will award two college scholarships worth $500 per year to high school seniors within the state association. In order to be eligible, students must be registered recreational players, referees, volunteer coaches, or work as TOPSoccer buddies with Delaware Youth Soccer Association. Click here for more information.
COACHING EDUCATION COURSES
Delaware Youth Soccer has a coaching education program designed to meet your player development guidelines and the curriculum laid out by US Soccer. The program is suited for the new volunteer coach just starting out to those pursuing the highest level in their field.
Delaware Youth Soccer provides a variety of opportunities for continuing education and development for coaches. Locally, we offer in-person 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11. Additionally, there are a number of online coaching education courses available.
For further details, check out our coaching education section: HERE