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

Fall 2021 rec registration is now open!

DMV FC is hosting rec programs for Fall 2021 in the following locations:

*These sites our organization will be expanding off established toddler programs.

Reston/Herndon

Sterling/Ashburn

South Riding/ Chantilly

Fairfax/Oakton

The Fall 2021 season is right around the corner! Registration is now OPEN — benefit from early bird pricing until July 15!

Registration will CLOSE on August 1, and the fall season will officially begin in September.

Scholarships are available for the program - click here to apply - REC SCHOLARSHIP

Early Bird Pricing

$145 $135 Valid until July 15!

Now Open!

Fall 2021 Pricing

$145 Register after July 15

About DMV FC Rec Soccer

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. Teams will be formed based on local schools.

 

Locations

DMV FC will be building rec programs for all age groups U4-U10 in the following areas:

- Reston/Herndon
- South Riding/Chantilly
- Sterling/Ashburn
- Fairfax/Oakton

All practices and games will be held at fields in the geographical area.

 

Seasons

Teams are formed twice a year: Fall and Spring. Each season is 8 weeks long, with weekly practices and games held each weekend or on practice evenings. Teams will compete in-house against other DMV FC teams in small-sided games.

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

 

Age Groups

- U4-U6 (birth years 2018, 2017, 2016 for Fall 2021 season): Teams are Co-ed and play small-sided (1- to 3-a-side without goalkeepers)
- U7-U10 (birth years 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 for Fall 2021 season): Teams are gender-specific and play small-sided, incorporating goalkeepers at U10 (3- to 5-a-side)

 

Rec Coaching

All rec teams are coached by Parent Volunteer Coaches with the help of the DMV FC Technical Director and Director of Coaching. They will provide Parent Coaches practice plans for each team as well as general coaching guidance.

U4 Clinics

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 & socks. 

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 7, 45-minute practice sessions every Saturday.

U5-U6

U4-U6 rec soccer registration is open for Fall 2021!

U5: birth year 2017
U6: birth year 2016

All U5 and U6 programs are co-ed and for players of all abilities. Teams will be created based on local schools. Players can request a "buddy" during registration.

 

Practices

Practice for teams will be held weekly. Parent coaches will be responsible for running practices and coaching games. The DMV FC Technical Director and Director of Coaching will provide all parent volunteer coaches practice plans and general guidance.

 

Games

Games will be held each weekend or on practice evenings throughout the season. U5 and U6 teams will play small sided games without goalkeepers.

U7-U10

U7-U10 rec soccer registration is open for Fall 2021!

U7: birth year 2015
U8: birth year 2014
U9: birth year 2013
U10: birth year 2012

All U7-U10 programs are gender-specific (boys and girls) and for players of all abilities. Teams will be created based on local schools. Players can request a "buddy" during registration.

 

Practices

Practice for teams will be held weekly. Parent coaches will be responsible for running practices and coaching games. The DMV FC Technical Director and Director of Coaching will provide all parent volunteer coaches practice plans and general guidance.

 

Games

Games will be held each weekend or on practice evenings throughout the season. U7 and U8 teams will play small-sided games without goalkeepers. U9 and U10 teams will play small-sided games incorporating goalkeepers.

Laws of the Game

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.

PArent resources

Rec Contact:

Sally Burns

SallyBurns@dmvfc.org

info@dmvfc.org