Decatur Youth Soccer League (DYSL)


Decatur Youth Soccer League (DYSL)

2020 Decatur Youth Soccer League Form 

The Decatur Youth Soccer League emphasizes fun, family involvement, skill development, and teamwork. DYSL pairs soccer along with character development, providing the best environment for young athletes to grow and dream big!


PreK - 8th Grade


Early Bird Registration: Now - July 4 | $54 Members/ $71 non-members
Regular Registration: July 5 - July 26 | $69 members/ $84 non-members

Division | Grade | Start Date | End Date

Rookie | PreK - K | August 29 | October 3

All-Star | 1st & 2nd | August 29 | October 3

Champ | 3rd, 4th, 5th | August 29 | October 10

MVP | 6th, 7th, 8th | August 29 | October 10


  • First day of games kick-off Saturday, August 29th. All games will be played on Saturdays (unless otherwise noted). The DYSL is home to the YMCA Sports Park located at 2121 S. Imboden Ct. in Decatur. We often partner with other area soccer leagues for games for certain divisions. There may be games that are not held at the YMCA Sports Park on occasion - but not regularly.
  • Teams are created based on requests, combined with grade groups and similar schools. Once finalized, game schedules will be available here on the website. Your child's coach will also provide you with a game schedule.
  • Players will receive a game jersey and an end of season medal. All players are eligible for individual player incentives.


All players are required to have & wear shin guards in order to play - no exceptions. Black shorts are preferred to be worn with team jersey but not mandatory. If player has a soccer ball, he/she should bring it to all practices along with their own water bottle. Player may wear non-metal soccer cleats or they may also wear regular tennis shoes.


  • Pre-K & K players practice for 30-minutes on Saturday mornings immediately before their game. They do not practice during the week.
  • 1st - 8th Grade players will practice 1-2x per week on weekday evenings. No practices will begin before 5:30 p.m. PRACTICES WILL BEGIN THE WEEK OF AUGUST 16.
  • Players will be contacted by their coach no later than August 14.


Income based registration rates are available through our Financial Assistance Program. The program assistance for is placed below. Please fill out this 1-page form and turn in and email it to You will be contacted with your potential reduced registration fee if you qualify.

YMCA Youth Soccer Financial Assistance Form  

New in 2020!

  • New name! New logo! We are now the Decatur Youth Soccer League (DYSL)
  • New individual player achievement incentives
  • Player completion certificates
  • Multi-family member discounts
  • FREE child registration for parent volunteer coaches

Volunteer as a coach & your child plays for FREE!

3 Coaching Options:

  1. Be a Head Coach
  2. Be an Assistance Coach
  3. Co-coach with another parent on the team, friend, or family member

Please contact Abby Lowe if interested in coaching. Coaching priority will be given to returning volunteer coaches, then on a first come first serve basis.

Responsibilities of a coach:

  • Successfully complete and pass a background check
  • Coach practices & games throughout the season
  • Communicate with parents regarding season & team information, games, practices, team pictures, schedules, cancellations, etc. Communication with parents on a weekly basis is a vital component of being a coach
  • Communicate with the Sports Director as needed
  • Consistently implement the YMCA core values & mission


Have more than one child you need to register? Take advantage of our multi-family discount. 1st child registered is full-price. Any additional children registered receive $20 off each! To register for a multi-family discount, please contact Debra Clark at or call 217-872-9622 ext. 129

Those registering for multi-family will not be able to register online. Please contact Debra to register.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!

We are currently accepting personal or corporate sponsors for our soccer league. Please contact the Sports Director if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or for more information.

Coming soon - DYSL Game Schedules! Check back soon for game details.

Contact Information:

Abby Lowe - Sports Director | 217-872-9622 ext. 132

* The DYSL season is scheduled for a normal season. However, we will be following all guideline put forth by the State under the Restore IL plan. Therefore, there might be slight changes to the usual structure. We will communicate any changes as soon as possible.

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