The District Select Program ("DSP") is run by Massachusetts Youth Soccer each summer. DSP provides players the opportunity to continue their development during the summer in a fun and competitive soccer environment.
DSP Program Guidelines and Procedures (2017): Click here to download (PDF)
2017 Age Group Chart: Click here for Age Group Chart
For the purposes of the DSP, the state is divided into seven Districts. Click the link below to find which district your town is in:
Click here for Town Listing
In the event a team in a player's age group and gender is not formed in the player's DSP District, the player may elect to play in the appropriate age group and gender in a neighboring DSP District.
Information on Coaches, Tryout Date/Times/Locations and Administration
Click on a district for this information
District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7
For those players unable to make a tryout due to scheduled games (i.e. State Cup Games), please contact the team coach or District Administrator.
Tryouts and Tryouts Registration (Required to be placed on a team)
Each year each DSP District conducts formal tryouts to select players for each of their teams. Each District is responsible for scheduling their own tryouts. All Tryouts will be held the last week in April through the first week in May (weather permitting an extension may be applied). Players selected to play DSP will be notified by early June.
Note: The preferred browsers for this registration are Internet Explorer and Chrome. If you are using Microsoft Edge or Safari you may need to change browsers in order to complete the registration.
DSP Season 2017
The regular season games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays starting July 8 & 9 and ending July 29/30. The tournament will be played on Saturday and Sunday, August 5 & 6. All games will be played on Saturday or Sunday (those with a multiple-game schedule will have both games scheduled on the same day) at the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Fields at Progin Park in Lancaster, MA. While it is understood that a player may miss a game for family vacation, it is expected that all players will commit to being available for the tournament weekend.
The 2017 total cost for participation in DSP is $190.00 for players registered with Massachusetts Youth Soccer. This includes the $145 program registration fee and the $45 uniform cost (see below).
In addition each player is required to purchase a uniform kit (shirt, shorts, and socks). The cost of the uniform is $45.00 plus shipping and handling. Please note players will be responsible for purchasing their own uniform kit and will not be allowed to play until they have their uniform. If a player is selected for a team, he or she will be sent a link for an online payment form for the participation fee. Instructions will also be provided for ordering uniforms from our partner Soccer.com. Financial Aid is available for those who demonstrate a compelling need.
Once a player has selected for a DSP team, he or she must formally make their DSP Payment on-line for the Program. This is a different process and in addition to the process of registering for DSP Tryouts. Please register players immediately after receiving the confirmation notice from the coach. All registrations must be completed and submitted once notification has been received in order for uniform ordering to start.
Coaches for DSP are committed to providing all of their players with a fun and competitive soccer environment. If you are a coach and are interested in participating in the DSP program, please contact your District Administrator or complete the Coach Application Form: CLICK HERE
The safety of all players, coaches, parents and spectators is of the highest importance to Mass youth Soccer.
If necessary we will close fields the night before or early morning when expecting serious storms (lightning). Fields may only be closed for 1/2 day if possible. Otherwise, any subsequent field closings will take place on the field after consult with the Administrators on sight.
Please check the Mass Youth Soccer homepage or call the weather hotline for field status.
WEATHER HOTLINE / FIELD CLOSURE - 978-847-0126
US SOCCER 2006 Youth Soccer Heat and Hydration Guidelines