Dear Dover-Sherborn Football Families-

Though it feels as if summer has just begun, it is time to start thinking about FOOTBALL!  The captains, their parents and the Dover Sherborn Gridiron Club would like to welcome you to the 2017 DS Football program and team.

We also officially welcome our new DS Football program head coach, Steve Ryan.

The 2017 season is going to be great, but will take a lot of work from all of us to make it a success.  In fact, there is plenty to do this summer to get ready for the season:


  • Weight Room: Players should be attending the conditioning program held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4-5:30 at the high school.  If you need a ride, let the captains know!
  • Players Only Facebook page for team info direct from coach and captains.  See a captain for more information.
  • Medfield Camp: Wednesday nights, July 19 through August 9, 5:30-7:30, cost is free, open to all positions.


  • One of our biggest fundraisers is the Football Program Book.  In order to make this as successful as possible, we need to get this underway now.  Ellen Giasi has graciously offered to lead this effort, but she cannot do this alone.  Anyone able to assist with this important project, should contact Ellen.
  • We need someone to coordinate and host a player-coach picnic on Thursday, August 24th (between the morning and afternoon practice sessions).  If you are interested in coordinating and hosting the player-coach picnic, please contact Laura Ferrari.
  • Get your 2017 Gridiron Membership Now by enrolling here.
  • Buy an ad in the 2017 Program Book here.


  • Save the Date for the Big Kick-Off Party: Saturday, August 19th following practice, 2 Indian Spring Road, Dover. Lunch/barbecue for the coaches, players and their parents/guardians.  Lookout for more information in the coming weeks.
  • View the 2017 practice and game schedules here

Throughout the summer and the fall, you will hear from us with updates on team matters.  Please watch out for our messages (the will usually come from the Gridiron Club) and if you know of a family who did not receive this message, please tell them to contact DS Gridiron.

Once the season begins, we will need a small army of volunteers for gate-duty, chain crew, Gatorade supply, pasta dinners, etc.  We are also busy planning fundraising activities (as reasonable and painless as possible).  The more of us that help with these efforts, the easier it will be on all of us and the better the experience for our players.  Please help in whatever way you are able.

We cannot wait to get the season underway: Friday night lights, touchdowns, tackles, cowbells, and lots of camaraderie!


Team CaptainsMatt Strong, Nick Novitch and Holden Ferrari
Captains Parents Amy/Mark Strong, CynDee/Doug Novitch, Laura/Ethan Ferrari

The deadline is coming up for submitting your family ad for the Game Day Program !

You can make and submit your own Gameday Program ad for as little as a $75 donation for a Business Card sized ad, all the way up to a full page !!

The Business Card sized ad is perfect for using an existing business card as your ad if you prefer not to make one yourself.

Here are the resource links to use for choosing and making an ad:

1. Powerpoint Ad Templates Download

2. Choose and Pay for Your Ad

3. Sample Ads From Previous Books

Video Tutorial – How to Make Your Ad in PowerPoint:

If you have any questions on purchasing an ad please contact Ellen Giasi.