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Online registration

Steps to register online for Spring, Summer & Fall Developmental:

Create a NEW - Demosphere Dubuque Soccer Club Account:

All required fields must be completed to move forward
1) Household Info
2) Register Player a Participant
3) Select a Season
4) Additional Info
5) Registration forms
6) Review Registration
7) Additional register a Participant
8) Donate to the Dubuque Soccer Club (optional)
9) Finish order and payment

You will receive a confirmation email that you are all signed up and you will receive more information after registration closes.

Developmental Parent Coaches - IF you are will to coach your child's team please register to volunteer
  - Choose the parent who will be coaching (you will always coach your child's team)
  -  Update all coaching information, Fill out coaching shirt size and fill out background questions
  - Complete all Waivers

If you have questions please contact: Jason Berna,  [email protected]

Developmental Soccer Program

Our Developmental Program is for players aged 3 to 9 that love the sport of soccer and want a local in-house league to participate in without the travel required with our Academy program. It is a non-competitive, fun, and inclusive environment intended as an introduction to soccer through short-sided games, focusing on individual player development.  The Developmental league offers excellent soccer fields, participation medals, and trained referees. 

    Some of the basics of short-sided soccer are:

  • Reduce the size of the swarm. Young children prefer small groups. Large groups are too intimidating.
  • Create more touches of the ball. Fewer players on the field equal more opportunities to dribble, pass, and shoot the ball. The game itself is the best teacher!
  • Do not allow players to “hide” or be excluded from an activity. With large-sided teams, it’s easy for the more timid children to “hide” on the field.
  • Present realistic but simple soccer challenges. The beauty of the game is that the answers will become obvious to the players the more opportunities they have to answer them.
  • Have fun! If all of these basics are presented in an environment that downplays the importance of winning, the result creates great enjoyment for the players. If they are having fun, they will ask to come back year after year.

Players in the U5 and U7 divisions play coed short-sided games (3v3 for U5’s and 4v4 for U7’s) with a Play-Practice-Play method of training. Practices are held on Saturday mornings in the Fall and Spring and Sunday evening in the Summer. Players arrive at the designated time and start playing a small sided game for 20 to 25 minutes followed by a short skills practice to work on dribbling, passing or shooting. Training concludes with another 20 minutes of play. The Play-Practice-Play method keeps the players energized and learning the entire time. Game and practice times are as follows for Saturday mornings in the Fall and Spring: U5 8:30-9:30 am, U7 9:45-11:00 am. Game and practice times are as follows for Sunday evenings in the Summer: U5 4:00 to 5:00 pm, U7 5:15 to 6:30 pm.  Registration fee for the 6 week session is $70 which includes their t-shirt uniform. All sessions are held at the Dubuque Soccer Complex.  

Girls and Boys are separated by gender in the U9 division and play short-sided 7v7 games on Saturday mornings in the Fall and Spring and Sunday evening in the Summer.  Practice and game times are as follows for Saturday mornings in the Fall and Spring: 8:30-10:00 am. Practice and game times are as follows for Sunday evenings in the Summer: 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

All players in the U9 division can also choose to add one week night of additional of training on Thursday evenings with the training dates and times below. Players will be working with experienced DSC coaches on improving their individual skills and have a better understanding of how to play this amazing game of soccer!!  Training sessions will be with a DSC staff coach to help your child take the next step in their skill development. These sessions will be at a Dubuque Soccer Complex. Players only wanting to participate in the Saturday morning 6-week session will pay a registration fee of $70. Players participate in the Saturday (Fall or Spring) or Sunday (Summer) can register for that addition session on Thursday evening sessions (5:20 to 6:40 pm) will pay a registration fee of $115.  The registration fee does include their t-shirt uniform for the season. If your child is ready to move up to the next age group please request this on the registration form as children develop at different rates and we want every child to be challenged. There are a limited number of spots in the Thursday sessions to keep a low player to coach ratio. Registration is on a first come first serve basis.  

2021 Spring, Summer and Fall dates are listed below with online registration deadlines.

If you have any questions please contact Jason Berna at [email protected] 


Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons

Spring - March 19th     
Summer  - May 21st      
Fall - August 13th

2021 Calendar Year  

Spring Saturdays     April 10,17,  24 & May 1, 8, 15  Mornings

Spring Thursdays    April 8, 15, 22, 29 & May 6, 13        5:20 to 6:40 pm

Summer Evenings June 13, 20, 27 & July 11, 18, 25 Evenings

Summer Thursdays June 10, 17, 24, & July 8, 15, 22 5:20 to 6:40 pm

Fall Saturdays September 11, 18, 25 & October 2, 9, 16    Mornings

Fall Thursdays September 9, 16, 23, 30 & October 7, 14 5:20 to 6:40 pm
*Two Thursday sessions might be held on Wednesday's due to field conflicts *

Spring Developmental Schedules

Spring Developmental Rosters

Spring Thursday Training Information

Quick Overview

Beginner soccer program for boys and girls with birth years listed below.

Spring and Summer 2021 Age groups
Division    Birth years Gender
Under 5    2016-2017 Coed
Under 7    2014-2015 Coed
Under 9    2012-2013 Girls & Boys teams
*birth years move up in the fall one year*

6 week seasons in the
Spring, Summer, and Fall

All games and practices at the:
Dubuque Soccer Complex
3355 John F Kennedy Rd
Dubuque, IA 52002

Cost is only $70 for the weekend program includes a free t-shirt

Extra training for players in the U9 program 
Thursday 5:20 pm - 6:40 pm
Thursday training $45 extra (6 sessions)

Please contact Jason Berna with any questions: [email protected]


Dubuque Soccer Club
PO Box 1873 
Dubuque, Iowa 52004

Email: [email protected]

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