The City of Dublin recognizes the considerable benefits of providing a variety of quality recreational youth programs, as they promote healthy childhood development and a heightened sense of community. To maximize these benefits, the City has established partnerships with the following nonprofit organizations, as they are the preferred providers of youth recreation in the Dublin community. If you’d like more information regarding a specific league or club, please click on the links below.
There are multiple soccer organizations in Dublin that offer various levels of competition. Participation in each organization is based on age, skill level, and level of commitment. Above is a diagram to show the transition from recreation to competitive play.
Dublin Soccer League (DSL)
The DSL offers recreational soccer programs built on safety, good sportsmanship and fun for ages 3½ to18. The league features volunteer coaches and most programs include one weekday practice and Saturday games, usually at Avery Park. The league is open to Dublin residents and nonresidents (additional nonresident fees may apply). DSL also offers a competitive program, DSX, for those who desire a higher level of competition and are able to devote additional time for practices and games (3-4 times/week in season). DSX features licensed volunteer parent coaches.
Dublin United Soccer Club
The Dublin United Soccer Club is middle-tier program for youth who are looking for more of a challenge than typical recreational soccer but do not want to or cannot make the commitment to playing Select/Elite soccer. Programs are offered to residents and school district residents of Dublin, and others as space allows. Programs are offered for boys and girls U7 to U15.
Club Ohio Soccer
Club Ohio Soccer is one of 45 Nike Sponsored Super Clubs for Select/Elite soccer players. Starting as early as 4, the Juniors Youth Academy introduces the sport of soccer, while the select program (ages 8 to 19) has more than 1,000 girls and boys on more than 80 teams. Club Ohio is structured for player development with teams competing in 8 different leagues for appropriate skill level from beginner up to the prestigious US Soccer Youth National League. At this level, there is a substantial time, travel, and financial commitment.
Ohio Premier Soccer Club
Ohio Premier Soccer Club is a Select/Elite club, designed and structured to meet the needs of the soccer player who aspires to play at the highest level of competition. Ohio Premier has more than 70 teams in the U8 through U19 age groups and a highly-trained coaching staff. At this level, there is a substantial time, travel, and financial commitment.
Football and Rugby
Dublin Football League (DFL)
The Dublin Football League offers recreational football and rugby programs for almost 500 kids in grades K-6 (K-8 for rugby). Programs are offered to residents and school district residents of Dublin, and others as space allows. Coaches are certified by USA football and background checked. Depending on the league, teams practice 2-3 time per week with 1 game day.
Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Basketball, Golf, and Volleyball
Dublin Youth Athletics (DYA)
DYA is a community recreation and travel sports organization providing programs for over 3,300 youth participants in Dublin. The organization is the joint effort of more than 500 parent volunteers, the City of Dublin Recreation Services Department, and the Dublin City Schools. Current offerings include baseball, softball, lacrosse, basketball, golf, and volleyball.