Soccer Directors and Coaches
Parish Soccer Directors should make sure that the head coach for each of their school’s teams completes the CYC class “Coaching to Make a Positive Difference” and obtains a CYC ID number by August 31. Any coach that does not complete the class by the deadline will be ineligible to coach in the league. All coaches are also required to attend a “Protecting God’s Children” workshop. Please see the CYC website for more information.
Parish Soccer Directors are responsible for the unsportsmanlike conduct of their coaches. Soccer Directors should ensure that their coaches understand and comply with the Coaches Code of Conduct, the League Rules and policies and the mission of the league.
The league starts on the second Saturday after Labor Day and runs for 9 weeks.
Team Applications and Rosters
Team applications must be submitted no later than July 28. Team rosters should be submitted along with the team application if possible. Please submit updated team applications and team rosters as necessary.
In order to meet the team application deadline for Pre-K and/or Kindergarten teams, it is recommended that each Soccer Director contact the parents of children in the incoming Pre- K and Kindergarten classes before the start of school to see if there are enough children interested to form a team.
The league does not have an A team B team system. Schools with multiple teams in the same league should divide their teams equally according to player talent. This will provide for more competitive games throughout the season and thus more fun for the kids on all teams.
The Pre-K league is a coed division. All Pre-K teams shall consists of an equal number of boys and girls to the extent possible. Kindergarten and First Grade leagues have separate divisions of all girl teams, all boys teams and mixed girls and boys teams. However, depending on the number of team applications submitted each year for each division, it is sometimes necessary to combine these divisions. Mixed grade teams are placed in the older grade division. Contact League Commissioner if you need players to complete a team or have players in need of a team.
The league team fee is $225.00. Each Parish Soccer Director should provide one check for all of their teams made payable to the Judge Dowd Soccer League and drop off or mail to: Judge Dowd Soccer League, 8 Homeland Place, St. Louis, MO 63109. To avoid a late fee of $100,00 team fees must be received by August 31.
Standings and Wins
There are no official wins or losses, and league standings are not kept.
Player trophies are provided by the league. Please return extra trophies to League Commissioner.
Referees are provided and compensated by the league. There is zero tolerance of any criticism or protest of a referee’s decision. This rule is strictly enforced by the League Commssioner. In an effort to continue to improve the officiating throughout the season, a referee evaluation form is available on the referee section of the website to advise the League Commissioner of any compliments or complaints about the officiating.
Make-up Games/Cancel Games
Make-up games for games canceled are played at the option of the coaches. A coach who is interested in playing a make-up game or an extra game should contact the League Commissioner. A coach who cannot play a scheduled game should contact the League Commissioner as soon as possible. Game cancellation notices due to bad weather or poor field conditions will be posted on the website.
Team and player photos are available from Kabance Photo or a photographer of your choice. Click here to see the league Photo and Video Policies.