Indoor League Winter 2021

Delaware Shore's Indoor leagues (Elementary Division and Senior Division)
will begin on Sunday, January 3, 2021 and all games are played on Sundays. There are two divisions with the Elementary Division consisting of Grades 0-5 and the Senior Division consisting of those in grades 6 and beyond. Teams are structured to be equally balanced and all get nearly equal playing time. All games are umpired by Delaware Shore trained umpires and coaches are expected to be on the floor working with the athletes (elementary Division).

Note the conclusion of our winter league will be on June 7th and June 9th at Cape's Champions Stadium. The revised schedule has been emailed to all concerned but a basic summary is:

Elementary Division games from 2/7 and 2/14 will be played on 6/7 at 5:00pm-6:00pm and 7:30pm- 8:30pm

The Elementary Division Playoffs from 2/21 will be played on 6/9/21 from 5:00pm-6:00pm

The Senior Division games from 2/7 will be played on 6/7 from 6:00pm-7:30pm

The Senior Division games from 2/14 will be played on 6/9 from 6:00pm-7:30pm

The Senior Division Playoffs from 2/21 will be played  from 7:45pm-9:15pm on 6/9 





Due to the CoVid situation, all games will be held at Champions Stadium, Cape Henlopen HS.

More Information:

As of December 16, 2020

Comparison with the gov’s requirements as of June 27th.

Winter (formerly indoor league) information before we start on 1/3/21.

 Special health notes for this Winter:

DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE ILL! All spectators are expected to maintain safe distance between each other and eliminate physical touching through handshakes or hugs unless both parties agree! Arrive only when your daughter’s game is starting and depart as soon afterwards as possible. Six feet spacing in stands and by fence if you need to stand there. Masks on, please. You and any others in attendance MUST do the Health Survey before arriving each week.

All of the above match the Division of Public Health Guidance on Youth Sports page #2

Athletes must be aware of proper spacing on the field with the only time individuals get close to each other is ‘on the ball’ defense and that MUST be done using the right shoulder technique. Alter each game, it is expected that all athletes will sterilize their equipment before storing. You must provide your own wipes! On the sidelines, athletes must maintain safe distances from each other. De Shore will have extra wipes and antibacterial gel for your use and it is located at the back of the truck.

All of the above match the Division of Public Health Guidance on Youth Sports page #3

Hockey balls will go into a bleach solution and we’ll only use cleaned balls for a game. Do not touch a ball with a bare hand, use your gloved hand if you must pick up a ball. Make sure you clean your gloves after each day, wipe them down or wash them in a bleach solution (1/3 cup per gallon).

All of the above match the Division of Public Health Guidance on Youth Sports page #3

Players must be very aware of proper spacing on the field stay six feet apart at all times except in that brief moment of playing the ball.

Second special note: penalty corner masks are numbered and athletes use the same numbered mask per half. All masks are wiped at halftime of each game.

As per state and my previous messages: remember that Dan Smith is our safety and hygiene manager and he is assisted by Heather Moore and Connie Wilson.

 All of the above match the Division of Public Health Guidance on Youth Sports page #4

 This is a Delaware Shore event and only De Shore gear is to be worn, NO SCHOOL GEAR IS APPROPRIATE. This is a teaching league so you will get feedback from a variety of sources through this winter. Playing multiple, different positions is expected.

 All games are played at the Cape Henlopen Champions Stadium fields. Must dress in layers with your reversible on the outer layer.


1st team listed on the schedule wears the white side of the reversible and the 2nd team listed wears the royal blue side. De Shore gear only! You must have your gloves on to play.

 FIH rules are used and not high school rulesNO WIRE CAGE GOGGLES maybe worn but other approved eye protection is acceptable.

 Bring your own water to drink, coolers will be for ice for injuries and for refills. You must clean up your area before departing and this includes the spectators. De Shore cleans the stadium to cut our rental fee.

All of the above match the Division of Public Health Guidance on Youth Sports page #3

(Note this was more restrictive that the state guidelines and we have now relaxed the rule to match the state).

Game reminders for the upcoming week are usually sent early in the week. This is near the ocean so expect different weather: hot, cool, and/or wet be prepared!

 You are responsible for the safety of everyone around you, DO NOT COME into the blind spot of an offensive player.

 Check in with your coach so attendance is accurate.

Game clock begins running at the schedule game time. Elementary division is one 25 minute game with substitutions expected every 4 minutes. Each team will play two games per Sunday.

 Equal playing time is EXPECTED!