Dowling Soccer Club

2020 - 2021 Select Program Registration

Iowa Soccer has decided to change the process in which kids are placed on select teams due to COVID-19. Select tryouts will NOT be held this year. Select tryouts are replaced with a simple registration which shows your "intention to play" for a Club. There is no registration fee.

If you intend to play for Dowling Soccer Club Select program, please complete the following form, DSC Select Registration 2020.docx and email to

-Completed forms are due by June 12, 2020.

On June 17, 2020 families will receive an "Invite to Play." This replaces the traditional "Bid Day." Families will have until 8:00 pm to decide whether to accept or decline the invitation.

The cost of the program is as follows:

U11-14 $975.00 (This covers Fall and Spring)

U15-19 $925.00 (Fall Only) (U15 8th Graders will pay $975.00 and play in Fall and Spring)

There will be an initial fee of $100.00 due at the time of acceptance. There is a three installment option to pay the remaining balance (July 1, 2020, August 1, 2020, and September 1, 2020).

Please contact Doug Eichholz by email at if you have any questions. Registrations should be emailed to

Selection Dates and Process for 2020 - 2021

*Intention to Play Registration Window - replaces "tryout registration"
During this window a player registers with Dowling Soccer Club for in 2020-2021 and on the "Invite to Play" date will receive a notification from the club regarding selection/placement. We will open registratoin soon and will close it by the end of the day Friday, June 12.

**Club Work Dates
Between Saturday, June 13 - Tuesday, June 16, DSC will make selection and/or placement decisions and organize their communications. During these dates we are not allowed to imply or offer an invitation to play to any player.

***Invite to Play Day - replaces "bid day"
On Wednesday, June 17, DSC will communicate decisions/invitations with a player. Communications can come no earlier than 8:00am from the club, and parent/guardian and player must accept or decline the Invitation to Play by 8:00pm June 17.

-No club will be allowed to hold any tryouts for this upcoming season per Iowa Soccer.

-If you have any questions, please contact us at

July 6, 2020 - Return To Play Date Set By Iowa Soccer
Dowling Soccer Club has suspended all activities ( practices, open play , league play and any training programs) through July 6th.
Activities are planned to resume on Monday , July 6th for Recreational and Select players .
We will continue to follow recommendations set by school, government, and Iowa Soccer officials. We will continue to provide updates regarding programming and alternative activities that fall in line with recommended social distancing requirements.
Please continue to check this site and for email communications for most up to date information regarding the Dowling Soccer Club programming .
Summer Soccer Camp

This is for anyone planning on playing or considering playing in a Select or Recreation Program, and anyone interested in improving their soccer skills. Please email if you have any questions.

Dates: June 29, 30, July 1st

Times: 5:30 - 6:45

Location: DCHS Stadium

U6-U10 Boys/Girls 5:30 - 6:30

U11-U15 Boys/Girls 5:30 - 6:45

Cost: $60:00 U6-U10

Cost: $70:00 U11-U15

The camp will focus on ball skills, 1v1, passing & receiving, ball striking and finishing small sided games.

Send payments to:

John Pearson

648 32nd St

Des Moines, IA 50312

Summer Performance Soccer

Dates: Dates: July 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30th

Times: 5:30 - 6:45 PM

Cost: 8 sessions for $70 or $15 per session

Location: DCHS Buffalo Road grass field

Send payments to:

John Pearson

648 32nd St

Des Moines, IA 50312

TRAIN at Home
*Make sure you do not fall behind on school work.
*Timetable your day.
*Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds.
*Continue to be active, both in and out of school.
* Engage in home workouts or go for a run.
*Don't burnout , we don't know how long this will last.
*Don't believe everything you read !
*Avoid negative social media about COVID-19 that could make you anxious.
*Take advice and trust in the doctors .
*Stick to a routine to avoid boredom.
*Avoid negative people.
*Limit your social interactions go and talk to your family.
* Keep taking as many touches of the ball as you can.
*Train where it is safe to do so.
*Chance to learn a new skill.
Ball Mastery
Push Pull 30 Seconds
Toe Taps 30 Seconds
Inside and Inside- Pendulums 30 Seconds
Push Pull 30 Seconds
Inside, Outside 30 Seconds
1 minute Rest Repeat x 3
Pull Back 45 Secs work 45 secs rest
Outside Hook 45 Secs work 45 secs rest
Inside Hook 45 Secs work 45 secs rest
Cruyff 45 Secs work 45secs rest
Step over 45 Secs work 45 secs rest
Choice 45 Secs work 45 secs rest
X Run - Figure 8
Right foot Only 1 min work 1 min rest
Left Foot Only 1 min work 1 min rest
Inside Only 1 min work 1 min rest
Outside Only 1 min work 1 min rest
Choice 1 min work 1 min rest
Home Conditioning
10 minute Run
30 Seconds Plank 30 Seconds Rest
30 Seconds Mountain Climbers 30 Seconds Rest
30 Seconds Push Ups 30 Seconds Rest
30 Seconds Knees to Chest Jumps 30 Seconds Rest
Repeat x 3
Dowling Soccer Club Mission

Dowling Soccer Club provides athletes opportunities through its Recreational and Select programs. These programs emphasize player development, and focus on building the individual as well as the team aspect of the game. The club provides age appropriate programs that focus on sportsmanship, leadership, competition and the enjoyment of soccer as a way to enrich each player´s life. (Participation in the Dowling Soccer Club is open to all kids attending parochial and non-parochial schools. Present or future attendance at Dowling Catholic High School is not a requirement to play for the Dowling Soccer Club.)

DSC MISSION - Promote opportunities for local Catholic School students to experience and enjoy the sport of soccer through the highest standards of youth soccer development.


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