Dover Soccer Assoc.

About Us

A Little More Information

President - John Loffredo

Vice President - Krista Maxwell
Krista is a Graphic Designer at Barbour Publishing

Secretary - Ryan Maxwell
Ryan is a Staff Attorney for Community Legal Aid Services, INC.

Treasurer - Greg Dorris
Greg is SVP & CFO First Federal Community Bank

Click here for more information about our officers and coaches.

The Dover Soccer Association is Non-Profit Tax Exempt 501( c ) 3 organization.

What are the Dover Soccer Association (DSA)?
The DSA has two different soccer programs. We have competitive teams that play against other local communities. We also have a recreational soccer program. The competitve teams (U10, U12 and U14) play in a league with other soccer teams from the surrounding counties. All practices and about half of our games are at Deeds Field in Dover. About 5 times per season, the teams will have to travel to play the other teams in the league. No drive is more than 45 minutes. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th graders can play on our competitive teams. We have no overnight trips.

Kindergarteners, 1st graders, 2nd graders, and 3rd graders can play in our U6, U8, and U10 rec league. The rec teams play against the other Dover players.

Who should try out for DSA competitive teams?
The competitive teams are an opportunity for any child who would like to improve their individual soccer skills and improve as a team player. We are not looking only for “the best” players but rather those players who are motivated and interested in working to improve.

Our main goal is to make the game of soccer fun. Secondly, we want to teach the fundamentals of the game, team dynamics, and individual skills. If we are able to do that than winning often is a by-product of that.

What are the time commitments for the competitive teams?
Normally we have two practices per week. In the fall, we expect practices and games to be the priority for the player. In the spring, we have many players who are playing baseball or softball also. We ask that they make as many practices as they can and that their games be a priority. Practices will begin in early August. 

Games usually start by late August. The end of the season tournament is usually the weekend of October 9 or October 16.

Spring Soccer - Practices usually start in late March or early April. Games usually begin in late April. The end of the season tournament is usually in early June.

Uniform Cost:   $60 – The DSA uses the same uniforms every year, so you do not have to buy a new uniform. You may want to order the uniform a little larger to save money over the years.

Rec Soccer Registration and Uniform Fee - $40 Total – All players will receive a DSA t-shirt with number and red socks. Players must wear their own shorts. 

Fall Soccer will start about a week or two weeks prior to school starting. The last game is usually the first Saturday in October.

Spring Soccer usually starts about the second week of of April. The last game is mid-May.

Practices are Monday nights. Games are Saturday mornings.

We started the DSA travel teams to make sure that every child who wanted to play soccer in Dover had an opportunity to do so. We believe that we have done that. We make sure that every player on the team will play significant minutes in every game. The DSA travel teams have continued to grow but we continue to place the players first. DSA has established coaching plans so that the approach and style of play is consistent for all age groups. The focus of the DSA travel teams is not on winning but on learning, growth and development. We hope to see you on the soccer fields.

Coach Loffredo tries to make the teams as equal as possible, but also try my best to put children from the same school or friends on teams together.  I also try to keep players on the same team from season to season, but that is not always possible. This is especially true as our organization continues to grow.