Discoveries Soccer Club to become National Premier League Club

For Immediate Release:

Discoveries Soccer Club is happy to announce starting fall 2017, it will become a National Premier Club for ages U12-U19. DSC will be part of the South Atlantic League with the girl’s side including AFC Lightning (GA), Charlotte United FC (NC), Lake Norman (NC), Southern Soccer Academy (GA), Triangle FC (NC), United Futbol Club (GA), Wake FC (NC), USA Mount Pleasant (SC), and Discoveries SC (SC). The boy’s side will also include South Carolina United (SC), Chattanooga FC (TN), Tennessee SC (TN) and FC Alliance (TN). The girls will have 16 seasonal games and the boys will have 11.

“Becoming an NPL club at the same time we are awarded a US Development Academy for our U11/U12s speaks to the level Discoveries has achieved. We continue to see our kids and staff taking the extra steps to improve, so it’s exciting to see those successes recognized at the national level,” said Dave Carton, Executive Director. “This upcoming fall is such an amazing time to be part of this club.”

The NPL offers multiple benefits for players participating in it. The program focuses player development with guaranteed playing time, 4 training sessions weekly, Region 3 Premier League participation, professional coaching, and numerous US Soccer resources. Additionally, the boys will participate in the ENPL qualifier to attend the ECNL showcase. The girls will participate in the NPL qualifier for Nationals. DSC will be hosting a parent information night on Wednesday, March 29 at Manchester Meadows upstairs conference room with the girls meeting at 5:30-6:30pm and the boys meeting 6:30-7:30pm.

NPL rosters will be determined at tryouts and may vary from age group to age group. Tryouts for the Discoveries NPL teams (except the U12 age groups) will be on April 30 and are by invite only. The full schedule is listed below. Staff assignments will come shortly.

Tryouts: April 30 at Riverview Elementary

U13: 10am-11:30am

U14: 10am-11:30am

U15: 12pm-1:30pm

U16: 2pm-3:30pm

U17: 4pm-5:30pm

U19: 6pm-7:30pm

**Tryout Fee: There will be a $50 tryout fee that will include NPL tryouts and regular season tryouts.

DSC 2017-2018 Tryout Information

DSC welcomes all players to try out for our 2017-2018 Competitive teams. All current players are required to attend tryouts to be placed on a team for next year. Players are expected to attend both tryout sessions to ensure everyone has the best evaluation possible.

Age Group Matrix

Below is the birth year/age group structure for teams beginning the 2017-18 seasons.  We will be following the mandatory age group and competitive format per US Soccer.

Coach Assignments- Coming Soon!

Junior Academy Tryouts

Junior Academy Tryouts
BIRTH YEAR (Jan 1 – Dec 31)TRYOUT DATETIME/LOCATIONCOMPETITIVE FORMAT
2006/U12 Boys/GirlsMay 10 – 11, 20175:30pm – 7:00pm
Manchester Meadows
9v9
2007/U11 Boys/GirlsMay 10 – 11, 20175:30pm – 7:00pm
Manchester Meadows
9v9
2008/U10 Boys/GirlsMay 8 – 9, 20175:30pm – 7:00pm
Manchester Meadows
7v7
2009/U9 Boys/GirlsMay 8 – 9, 20175:30pm – 7:00pm
Manchester Meadows
7v7
2010/U8 Boys/GirlsMay 8 – 9, 20175:30pm – 7:00pm
Manchester Meadows
4v4

 


Select Tryouts for Classic, Challenge and Premier Teams

Select Tryouts
BIRTH YEAR (Jan 1 – Dec 31)TRYOUT DATETIME/LOCATION
1999/U19 Boys
1999/U19 Girls
May 20-21Boys • 2:00pm – 3:30pm • RAC 1-3
Girls • 2:00pm – 3:30pm • MM
2000/U18 Boys
2000/U18 Girls
May 20-21Boys • 2:00pm – 3:30pm • RAC 1-3
Girls • 2:00pm – 3:30pm • MM
2001/U17 Boys
2001/U17 Girls
May 20-21Boys • 12:00pm – 1:30pm • RAC 1-3
Girls • 12:00pm – 1:30pm • MM
2002/U16 Boys
2002/U16 Girls
May 20-21Boys • 10:00am – 11:30am • RAC 1-3
Girls • 10:00am – 11:30am • MM
2003/U15 Boys
2003/U15 Girls
May 17-18Boys • 5:30pm – 7:00pm • RAC 1-3
Girls • 5:30pm – 7:00pm • MM
2004/U14 Boys
2004/U14 Girls
May 15-16Boys • 5:30pm – 7:00pm • RAC 1-3
Girls • 5:30pm – 7:00pm • MM
2005/U13 Boys
2005/U13 Girls
May 15-16Boys • 5:30pm – 7:00pm • RAC 1-3
Girls • 5:30pm – 7:00pm • MM

 


Tryout Information

Locations:
RAC=  Riverview Athletic Complex-
1300 Spratt Street in Fort Mill
MM= Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex- 337 E Mt Gallant Road, Rock Hill.

Check in Time:
First tryout date – 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO START at the DSC tents in front of the fields to receive tryout t-shirt and field assignment.  Your player will receive one numbered tryout shirt to be worn both days.

Registration: all players register and pay online prior to tryouts. We urge all participants to pre-register to avoid lines at the field. Players must register in their true age group.  Any requests to play up must be pre-approved by the DOC prior to tryouts.

Cost: $30 for pre-registration and payment prior to the tryout date.  Walk up and unpaid registration $40 at the field. Bring cash or a check made payable to DSC.

Bring: water, shin guards and cleats.

General Questions: info@discoveriessoccerclub.org

Weather: cancelations and any changes will be posted on the tryout page and Facebook.