All families are required to put down a $150 volunteer deposit (earned back by volunteering 6 hours for the club) . The volunteer deposit is paid once for each family and is in addition to the program fee. Uniforms are included in the program fee at no additional charge. The program fees are below and are determined by registration periods
*Note that the program will close when registration is full which could be before the final date listed. Placement is not guaranteed.
Recreational teams typically start in late July and participate in programs through November with games starting towards the end of August.
Recreational teams play in a DUSL Recreational league consisting of teams from Dublin. Older age groups sometimes play against neighboring clubs. In the Recreational League, games will have referees, wins and losses will be recorded and standings will be kept. At the end of the regular season, there is a recreational tournament, The Dublin Cup as well as All Star Games in many of the age groups.
Recreational Referee Development Program
Starting in 2017, each recreational team will be required to have two volunteer referees who can help, if needed, in the event of a shortage. These volunteers will have taken an approved referee class/certification and will not only only earn back their $150 deposit, but will also be paid as any assigned referee. Dublin United is working to ameliorate the referee shortage that the Tri Vally area has been experiencing and we can only do that by working together and fostering opportunities within our own community. We will be providing more detailed information, but please let us know in your registration if you are interested in this new role.
The Recreational League works to form equally skilled and balanced teams in age groups based off of our registration numbers. We try to keep players in their age group but may combine in some age groups.
*These teams could incur an extra cost based on other league requirements such as player passes and insurance as well as other uniform options.
Team sizes vary depending on the age group. Generally, there are 11 players placed on a team playing 7 v 7 (U10s), and up to 18 players placed on teams playing 11 v 11. These players will be placed on teams by early July and team practices and training will begin in mid-July to early august. There will be parent head coach(s) for each team.
Teams will practice from up to 2x a week, typically, 1.5 hours long.