Dighton Rehoboth Soccer Club

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Dear Club Members and Parents,

At the end of the 2019 Spring Season the Dighton Rehoboth Soccer Club (DRSC) will be withdrawing from the South Coast Soccer League (SCSL). After careful consideration the DRCS will now be affiliated with the Rhode Island Super Liga (RISL). The RI Super Liga is comprised of clubs based in Rhode Island, Southeast Massachusetts, and Killingly area of Connecticut. Whether or not we should move on from the SCSL has been a discussion that the DRSC Board has had several times over the past few years. This was not a decision the club took lightly, and, in the end, we made the choice that the Board felt would benefit our club members the most.
During these discussions one of the major topics has been rosters and attendance at scheduled games. As many of our club members participate in more than one activity scheduling conflicts have become prevalent. We understand that parents and players sometimes need to make a choice as to which activity they can participate in on any given day. Some of these choices are based on travel time to games as they become a full day commitment because of where they are located. The DRSC Board saw the change to RISL a good way to help address this growing issue.

You are probably thinking that playing in a Rhode Island based league is not going to help with the travel aspect. If you use the Bliss Soccer Complex as the starting point for our travel the longest travel time for a RISL is estimated to be 63 minutes (58 miles) to Westerly, RI. With a total of 65 different field locations the average travel (from the Bliss Soccer Complex) is 28 miles or 39 minutes one way, while the SCSL has 29 field locations with the averages of 47 miles and 61 minutes of travel one way. With not having to go to the Cape or either of the Islands most of the travel will be easier to handle as far as time and money are concerned. It may even give those club members who participate in multiple activities the chance to go to both on the same day instead of having to make a choice.
Another major issue is that a player cannot play on a team where he or she is not on the official roster. This over the past few years has become a hinderance for players, parents, coaches, and the club. The club has had many teams that have had to forfeit games, the players are not able to play the game and the club then pays a fine for these forfeits as our team did not have enough players to play. At RISL a "Club Pass" allows these teams to bring another player with our club to be a guest player for that game. This will help alleviate the issue of parents and players traveling to a game to find out that the team is short players and must play with no subs or even down a player. We understand how this issue becomes frustrating for all involved. The RISL "Club Pass" Policy allows a player to play up an age group or laterally within divisions in their age group. The "Club Pass" cannot be used during the Playoffs and Championships.
On top of these aspects of the RI Super Liga, sportsmanship is a major focus of the league. In the past there have been times where the score of a game gets out of hand and no one benefits on either side from the result. Within RISL scores are regulated and monitored. If a team wins by 9 or more goals, they will incur point deductions from the standings and coaches can be suspended as a penalty by the league depending on the age and division of a team.

RI Super Liga follows all the US Youth Soccer initiatives that took place a few years back. These include being a Birth Year based league, and the small sided games. The small sided games are for the U8 age groups. This age group will play 4v4 with no goalkeeper. This helps the kids become more active in the game and provides more touches on the ball.

There are other small changes that you may or may not notice as we make the transition to from the SCSL to the RISL. The DRSC is excited to start this new chapter and we believe that it will help make our club stronger in the future. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the board members and they will gladly help answer your question. If they do not have the answer right away, they will make sure they point you to the person who can. Thank you for being part of the Dighton-Rehoboth Soccer Club and we hope you have a great rest of the season and we look forward to an exciting 2019/2020 season!

 

Field Locations

  • Bliss Soccer Complex 3 Fairview Avenue Rehoboth, MA 02769

  • Field 1 - 11v11 (F1-1111) 3 Fairview Avenue Rehoboth, MA 02769

  • Field 2 - 11v11 (F2-1111) 3 Fairview Avenue Rehoboth, MA 02769

  • Field 3 - 9v9 (F3-99) 3 Fairview Avenue Rehoboth, MA 02769

  • Field 4 - 9v9 (F4-99) 3 Fairview Avenue Rehoboth, MA 02769

  • Field 5 - 7v7 (F5-77) 3 Fairview Avenue Rehoboth, MA 02769

  • Field 6 - 7v7 (F6-77) 3 Fairview Avenue Rehoboth, MA 02769