Frequently Asked Questions
What are player cards and coach badges?
Player cards are required for ages U7 and up by the Iowa Soccer Association (ISA). This card provides proof that your child is registered and assigned to a given team for the seasonal year. These cards are only valid for one full season (Sept 1 to Aug 31 of the following year) and are reissued for every new fall season or if your child changes teams between fall and spring.
Coach badges are required for ALL coaching staff and are only provided to a coach upon completion of a volunteer disclosure form including a background check. Per ISA rules only those coaches who have completed the paperwork and received the coach badge may be on the team side during games and can be on the field during practices with the team.
When will I receive my roster and schedule?
Rosters will be provided to the coaches 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the season, earlier when able. The rosters will be received electronically from the Registrars.
U5-U8 - Schedules will be provided at least 1 week prior to the start of the season. Team schedules are generated by DCG Soccer Club and will be sent as soon as the Registrars complete them.
U9-U19 - Schedules will be provided at least 1 week prior to the start of the season. Team schedules are generated by Greater Des Moines Junior Soccer League and will be sent as soon as the Registrars receive them.
When are the team practices?
Team practices are scheduled by the individual coaches based upon coach/team availability
What do we do if it's raining or snowing?
Weather related closures for the DCG soccer fields can be found on the DCG Soccer Club website at www.dcgsoccer.com, on our Facebook page, on Twitter or by signing up for RainedOut, which is a text/email message service. The link for RainedOut, which is a free service, can be found on the club website.
If the DCG soccer fields are closed contact the opposing team coach (if you are the home team) and then contact your players.
If the DCG soccer fields are open and the weather is inclement it is up to the discretion of the coach and parent to determine whether it is appropriate for your child/team to practice or play a game, contact the opposing team coach for game cancellations.
If your game's location is in another community or other sports complex, you will need to confirm the game's status before leaving Dallas Center or Grimes. You must contact the other coach and then let your team know if there is anything preventing the game from being played at the scheduled time and location.
What do we do if there is lightning or thunder?
When lightning is seen or thunder is heard, all practices and games need to be immediately suspended for a MINIMUM of thirty (30) minutes. No one is to remain on the fields. Notify others there is danger from lightning and take shelter right away. Practices and games will not resume until a MINIMUM of thirty (30) minutes have passed since the last flash of lightning or sound of thunder.