Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players . . . they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.
— Arsène Wenger, Arsenal coach

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

The Recreation league offers an opportunity for young players to build friendships, develop community and build a passion for the game through friendly competition.  The program is managed by our professional soccer staff with years of experience in youth development, however all teams are coached by parent volunteers. We offer guidance to volunteer coaches to support a positive learning environment. 

Why Join DUSC Recreation League?

Schedule — Fall 2019

Schedule — Winter 2019

High School 5 v. 5

Recreation League Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

Player Resources

Parent Resources

Why Join DUSC Fall Recreation League 2019?

  • Through playing games and having fun, players learn a variety of important skills including technique, tactics, creativity, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. 

  • 10 Weeks of Games, Tournaments, Challenges and Fun 

  • DUSC Recreation Parent Workshop at start of season discussing Rec Program, DUSC Player Pathways and NYC Youth Soccer 

  • All Players DUSC mini ball on week 1 to practice at home 

  • Reduced Registration fees for DUSC Rec/Classes combo.

  • Play with your friends! Up to 3 Friend requests are guaranteed to be on same team. 

  • Enter DUSC Player Pathways and be eligible for DUSC Rec, Classes, Camps, Development and Academy Programs

  • The DUSC Way skills curriculum and playing principles, consistent with all levels of the club, are integrated into each week’s warm-up and games.

Recreation League Sponsors

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The Ear Inn

15% off food for DUSC families


10% discount for DUSC families


Schedule — Fall 2019

Begins September 7. Runs 10 weeks straight.

Gender Birth Year Day Time Location Cost Early Bird*
Coed 2015** Sunday 8:45–9:45 am Pier 40 Roof $230 $195
Coed 2014 Sunday 8:45–10:00 am Pier 40 Roof $230 $195
Coed 2013 Sunday 10:15–11:30 am Pier 40 Roof $230 $195
Coed 2012 Sunday 11:00–12:30 pm Pier 40 Courtyard West $230 $195
Girls 2011–12 Saturday 2:00–3:30 pm Pier 40 Roof $230 $195
Coed 2011 Sunday 11:00–12:30 pm Pier 40 Courtyard West $230 $195
Coed 2010 Saturday 8:00–11:00 am JJ Walker $230 $195
Coed 2009 Saturday 11:00–2:00 pm JJ Walker $230 $195
Girls 2008–10 Saturday 2:00–3:30 pm Pier 40 Roof $230 $195
Coed 2007–08 Sunday 12:30–2:00 pm Pier 40 Courtyard West $230 $195
Girls 2005–07 Saturday 3:30–5:00 pm Pier 40 Roof $230 $195
Coed 2005–2006 Saturday 2:00–3:30 pm Chelsea Park $230 $195
Coed 2001–04 Sunday 1:00–4:00 pm Chelsea Park $230 $195

* Early bird discount (approximately 15%) runs until June 15.
** This is a skills class and not a teams/league format.

Schedule — Winter 2020

Begins January 4. Runs 10 weeks straight.

Note: Our sessions are only an hour long. The time slots indicate the hour range your child may be assigned for a given week. You will receive a full schedule at the start of the season as kick-offs change each week.

E.g. if the time slot is 1-5pm, the games could be 1pm, 2pm, 3pm or 4pm each week.

Gender Birth Year Day Time Location Cost
Coed 2014 Saturday 8:00–10:00 am Pier 40 Indoor $250
Coed 2013 Saturday 10:00–1:00 pm Pier 40 Indoor $250
Coed 2012 Saturdays 1:00–5:00 pm Pier 40 Indoor $250
Coed 2011 Sunday 9:00–12:00 pm Pier 40 Indoor $250
Girls 2010-11 Saturday 2:30–3:30 pm Manny Cantor Center $250
Coed 2010 Sunday 12:00–3:00 pm Pier 40 Indoor $250
Coed 2009 Sunday 3:00–6:00 pm Pier 40 Indoor $250
Girls 2006-09 Saturday 3:30–4:30 pm Manny Cantor Center $250
Coed 2007-08 Sunday 6:00–8:00 pm Pier 40 Indoor $250
Coed 2005-06 Saturday 4:30–6:30 pm Manny Cantor Center $250
Coed 2001-04 (High School 5's) Saturday 5:00–9:00 pm Pier 40 Indoor $150

High School 5 v. 5

Who: Coed players born 2001–2004
When: Sundays (1:00–4:00 pm games)
Where: Chelsea Park
Individual fee: $230 ($195 Early Bird Special until June 15)

Join us for 5 v. 5 futbolito! Our coed recreation league is open to high school students — at all soccer levels — born 2001–2004.  Invite your friends and play against other teams over ten weeks.

Ten weeks: 8 games + playoffs. Team jerseys provided.

Come play soccer and hang out with friends! 

Sign up soon. Spaces limited.

When does the season run? 

We offer our Recreation league in the fall (early Sept. – early Dec) and the winter (early Jan. – early March) for 10 weeks.

What do I need to bring on the first day? What should I bring every session? 

  • Uniform

  • Soccer ball with air (size 3 if your child is 8 or under, size 4 if your child is 12 or under, size 5 if your child is 13 or over)

  • Water

  • Shin guards

  • Sneakers

What is the uniform and when do I receive it?

In the fall we provide a team jersey, shorts and socks. In the winter we provide a team jersey. You will receive the 2nd week once teams are finalized.  

What is the difference between Recreation League and Classes?

Recreation League  Emphasizes skill development, team play and sportsmanship through small-sided games in a positive and supportive environment. The Recreation League is coached by volunteer parents with an emphasis on fun and learning.  

Classes  Taught by professional coaches, our classes  provide a gateway for the dedicated recreational player to our more competitive programs. Advanced classes are also offered for the more skilled players for supplemental training

Can I drop my child off or do I need to stay? 

Yes, you can drop your child off. The majority of parents stay during the games.

Is there a practice and game? How often does my child meet? 

The Recreation League does not have weekly practices.  Games are on the weekend with a warm-up/practice session prior to the game.

When do I find out what team my child is on and the schedule for the entire season? 

You will be put on a team before the second session. The first session your child will be assessed to make sure the teams will be even for the rest of the season. You will also be given a more detailed scheduled once your child is put on a team

How long is each game? I see that the time slot says 3 hours.

In the fall, each game is one hour, however we provide a 30 minute time slot for warm-up/skills session before each game.

In the winter, due to space constraints, sessions will be one hour in duration (10 min warm-up, 50 min game).

How long does the season run? 

The season runs for 10 weeks. 

If we have enough players and a coach can we bring a whole team into the league?

No. We don’t allow entire teams to join. Everyone on the team is welcome to register, but you may not join as a team. We will assess everyone during week 1 and make evenly balanced teams for the remainder of the season.  

Can I request to have my child play with his/her friend?

DUSC will strive to honor player requests wherever possible but cannot guarantee that all requests can be made. Our aim is to create evenly balanced teams and allow players to continue current relationships and develop new friendships. Please note that we cannot guarantee all requests, otherwise we risk diluting the competitiveness and enjoyment for all involved. Requests should be made at registration (on-line).

Can we sign up as a team for the High School 5v5?

Yes, you can bring a group of friends and form a team! (Maximum: 10 per team). You can also make requests to be on the same team as friends. 

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