Recreation

Youth soccer for everyone.

DMV FC is excited to work with the youth in the Northern Virginia community to offer a new structure to the recreational soccer experience.  Our program will support U4 - U10 developmental soccer.  Our program will offer the opportunity to play organized soccer focused on the development of the whole player within a team environment.  

DMV FC is committed to providing the best tactical and overall athletic development for each individual player while offering players, their families and coaches an enjoyable soccer experience.  We are dedicated to helping players reach their full potential while fostering the love of the game. 

DMV FC Rec Soccer

JOIN US! Winter program registration is now open.

Two winter sessions now available for rec players for winter 2021-22.

Session 1: Nov. 13, 2021 - Jan. 8, 2022 (no sessions 11/27, 12/25, 1/1)

Session 2: Jan. 22, 2022 - Mar. 5, 2022 (no sessions 2/19)

All sessions will take place outdoors, weather permitting. Indoor space will be utilized if weather is too cold. 

General Info

DMV FC recreational programs are made for young players ages 3-9, regardless of ability. There is no selection process or tryouts required. Registration is open on a rolling basis - register at any point during the season for a prorated rate.

Seasons

Full season programs will be run twice a year: Fall and Spring. Each season is 7 weeks long.

- Fall Season runs September - November
- Spring Season runs March - May

Additional programs are run in the winter in multiple sessions. 2021-22 Winter sessions are now available:

Session 1: Nov. 13, 2021 - Jan. 8, 2022 (no sessions 11/27, 12/25, 1/1)

Session 2: Jan. 22, 2022 - Mar. 5, 2022 (no sessions 2/19)

Age Groups

- U4 (Birth Year - 2018 for Winter 2021-22 season)

- U5 -U6 (Birth Year - 2017, 2016 for Winter 2021-22 season)

- U7-U10 (Birth years 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 for Winter 2021-22 season)

SIBLING DISCOUNT!

Siblings only pay $35!  After your registration of your first child, you may register any additional children residing in the same household for only $35.  Email info@dmvfc.org for processing of your sibling discount.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid & Complete Scholarships are available.  We firmly believe in the opportunities and importance of every child having the ability to participate in youth sports.  Please see the parent resources for more details

FREE TRIALS

Looking to join our programs? Attend a FREE trial session before committing. Contact us at info@dmvfc.org for more information.

Winter 2021-22 Season

DMV FC is excited to provide two winter sessions for the 2021-22 season!

Session 1: Nov. 13, 2021 - Jan. 8, 2022 (no sessions 11/27, 12/25, 1/1)
Session 2: Jan. 22, 2022 - Mar. 5, 2022 (no sessions 2/19)

General Information

Winter sessions are available for all four of our programs:

  • U4 Future Stars
  • U5-U6 Junior Academy
  • U7-U10 DMV Academy
  • U9 Pre-Travel Academy

All sessions will be outside pending weather. Indoor space will be utilized if necessary.

Locations

Winter sessions will take place in the following locations:

Arrowbrook Centre Park: 2351 Field Point Rd, Herndon, VA 20171
Baron Cameron Park: 11300 Baron Cameron Ave, Reston, VA 20190

A full schedule with locations for each weekend will be released soon.

SIBLING DISCOUNT!

Siblings only pay $35!  After your registration of your first child, you may register any additional children residing in the same household for only $35.  Email info@dmvfc.org for processing of your sibling discount.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid & Complete Scholarships are available.  We firmly believe in the opportunities and importance of every child having the ability to participate in youth sports.  Please see the parent resources section for more details.

U4 Future Stars

Future Stars

Age Group - 3 yrs old (2018 birth year)

An introduction to soccer, in a nurturing environment. Our U4 Clinics introduce 3-year-old players to the game in a way that promotes personal growth and development.

Players gain key social skills like teamwork and cooperation that prepare them for the next level. Players learn parts of the field, soccer moves, and the language associated with the game.  Professional coaches will lead the player development session. Each player will receive a DMV FC jersey. 

The U4 soccer program is designed for our “newest” and youngest soccer players.  Coaches understand the value of fun and seek to engage players in an encouraging environment.  Creative games are utilized each session to spotlight a central idea that serves as a building block in players’ development.  Each week includes focused instruction and as players progress through the season, they will move into small-sided games as they prepare for the next level and team play. 

This program will be an expansion of the Lil’Kickers program throughout the Northern VA area.

The "season" will consist of 6, 45-minute practice sessions every Saturday.

Practices

Practices and small-sided games will be held weekly with the professional DMV staff.

Winter season details

6-practice season in each Winter Session

1 - 60 min session weekly

Saturdays - 10:30-11:30 am

Winter season pricing: $70
Prorated rate available if your child joins in the middle of the season

U5-U6 Junior Academy

Junior Academy

Age Group - 4 & 5 Years Old (Birth year 2017 - 2016)

Welcome to the Junior Academy!  This program works with young athletes to continue to build on the soccer basics that combines a training session and progresses into small sided games as the season moves forward.  Coached by professional coaches that will guide the young athletes in the sessions with parent coaches to assist as we move into the small sided 3v3 play.

All U5 and U6 programs are co-ed and for players of all abilities. If there are specific friends you want to be placed with, please request a "buddy" during registration.

Practices

Practices and small-sided games will be held weekly with the professional DMV staff.

Winter season details

6-practice season in each Winter Session

1 - 60 min session weekly

Saturdays - 10:30-11:30 am

Winter season pricing: $90
Prorated rate available if your child joins in the middle of the season

U7-U10 DMV Academy

DMV Academy

Age Groups - 6 - 9 years old (Birth Year - 2012 - 2015)

Welcome to the DMV Academy!  This program focuses on the next level of development for our young athletes preparing them for more competitive soccer.  Athletes will receive training from the DMV Technical staff to expand their knowledge of the game with practices and small-sided games each weekend.  In addition, the academy will include training with the professional staff as development for players interested in progressing to travel soccer.

Practices

Practices and small-sided games will be held weekly with the professional DMV staff.

Winter season details

6-practice season in each Winter Session

1 - 60 min session weekly

Saturdays - 10:30-11:30 am

Winter season pricing: $105
Prorated rate available if your child joins in the middle of the season

U9 Pre-Travel Academy

U9 Pre-Travel Academy

Age Groups - 7 - 10 years old (Birth Year - 2013 - 2014)

For players looking for more of a challenge and an introduction to higher levels of competition, the Pre-Travel Academy expands on player development to prepare for travel soccer. Athletes get additional training with the DMV Technical staff with an emphasis on technique, while introducing basic tactical concepts in small-sided games.

Practices

Practice for teams will be held weekly with the professional DMV staff.

Games

Small-sided games will take place during weekend sessions as part of the developmental process.

Winter season details

12-practice season in each Winter Session

2 - 60 min sessions weekly

Tuesdays - 5:30-6:30 pm
Saturdays - 10:30-11:30 am (DMV Academy)

Winter season pricing: $155
Prorated rate available if your child joins in the middle of the season

PArent resources

Financial Information

Financial aid is available for the program - click here to apply - REC FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION

Payment is collected during the registration process through LeagueApps or by check. Registration is not complete without payment.

Full refunds will be issued in the unlikely event teams are not formed for your location.

 

I want to join the rec program but the season has already started. What do I do?

You can join our winter sessions at any time! Contact us at info@dmvfc.org to attend a free trial session. Players can register on a rolling basis throughout the season for a prorated rate.

Are there any discounts for siblings?

Yes - all siblings can register for our rec programs for only $35! After registering your first child, please email us at info@dmvfc.org for processing of the sibling discount.

How do I pay by check?

When registering through LeagueApps, please choose the "Pay by Check" payment plan. During checkout in the Payment tab, choose the "Skip/Pay Later" option.

Complete your registration details, make out your check to "DMV FC Rec Soccer" (with location), and send your check to:

DMV FC
P.O. Box 3321
McLean, VA 22103

Who can I contact for help with rec registration?

Please send an email to info@dmvfc.org with your name and desired rec location so we can assist you in the registration process.

Rec Contact:

Sally Burns

SallyBurns@dmvfc.org

info@dmvfc.org

Laws of the Game

What to Wear/Bring:

Comfortable athletic clothes, sneakers or cleats, shin guards, soccer ball and water.

Coaches Objectives

1) Players constantly touch the ball with all parts of their feet. (Inside, outside, sole, laces)

2) Promote dribbling into open spaces, passing to teammates and shooting rather than just kicking the ball.

3) Encourage players to use inside, outside, sole, top of foot, etc.

4) Encourage players to use other parts of their bodies in addition to their feet to control the ball. (Thigh, chest)

5) Promote good sportsmanship at all times.

 

Recreational Soccer General Rules and Procedures

These rules apply to all Recreational players between the ages of 4 and 9 years old (U-5 thru U-10).

 

General Rules

1) Equipment required: Shin-guards must be worn under socks for all practices and games.

2) Players, coaches and spectators will display good sportsmanship at all times toward teammates, opposing players and referees.

3) During all games coaches are to remain on the sideline and not on the field of play or behind the goals.

4) Team jersey must be tucked in and team socks pulled up for all games (jersey and socks are provided by DMV FC)

5) Solid black soccer shorts must be worn by all players on game day (U5 -U9).

6) Soccer cleats (recommended) or rubber soled shoes must be worn to practices and games.

7) All players are required to bring a soccer ball (appropriate size) and water bottle to all practices and games.

8) Players may not wear jewelry, wire-rimmed glasses (wire in plastic frame is acceptable) or any other dangerous apparel.

9) Orthopedic casts will be judged on a case-by-case basis.

10) All players present at games and able to participate will play a minimum of half of a game (2 out of 4 quarters).

11) Substitutes are made between quarters and halftime during U5-U9 games, unless there is an injured player on the field.

12). At age group divisions U10 and younger- Whenever the ball strikes a player in the head, play is stopped.  The proper restart depends upon whether the player deliberately played the ball with his or her head.  If deliberate, the proper restart is an indirect free kick to the opposing team.  If this occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred.  If the play by the head is deemed inadvertent, then the proper restart is a dropped ball.

It is essential that all referees who are assigned U10 and younger matches understand that per the change in the rules of the competitions play must be stopped any time the ball strikes the head.  This is NON-NEGOTIABLE AND MUST BE ENFORCED.

Thank you for helping to keep our young athletes safe.