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Recreational Program Information

Spring 2023 Recreational Program

DC Soccer Club offers a nine week Recreational soccer program each Spring and Fall for grades Kindergarten through High School. We also offer a Pre-K Plus program for kids born between 4/1/2017 through 9/30/2018. The fall season begins after Labor Day and extends into the early part of November. The spring season begins the last weekend in March and runs through mid-June. 

Volunteer coaches work with their teams to conduct practices and games, and make sure each child has a chance to grow with the beautiful game. Coaches and Managers are generally parents who have volunteered to help run the team.

Teams typically practice once a week and have a game on Saturday. Game and practice locations are held at parks and facilities are spread across the District of Columbia and areas of Montgomery County (MD). Recreational team practices are arranged by coaches. Information pertaining to where and when your child's team will practice will be coordinated by the Coach and/or Team Manager. Practice and game times and locations will not be known until the schedule has been released a few weeks before the start of the season.


REGISTRATION


Volunteer / Coaching Registration

If you would like to serve as a Coach, Assistant Coach, or Team Manager please submit a registration application.


Key Dates

Spring 2023 game dates are expected to be: 

March 25th (DCPS only), April 1st, 15th (Private only), 29th

May 6th, 13th, 20th June 3th, 10th

February 1st - Last day for the Guaranteed Return to Team process (Returning players from Fall 2022 who register before Feb 2nd are guaranteed placement on their Spring 2023 team) and also the last day of the Early Bird discount (fee increases $20 on 2/2)

February 2nd - Starting today, any registered player is eligible for any open spot on a team **

February 28th @ 12 noon -Team Formation Deadline: no new teams may be created after this point. This deadline may be earlier at the discretion of the AGC.

March 1st - Late Fee applies (additional $30)

March 15th - Game schedules due to be posted

March 18th - Rec Kickoff Celebration 

March 25th - First games for primarily DCPS teams

April 1st - First games for primarily private school teams

April 1st - First games for Pre-K Plus teams


Uniforms

Families purchase uniforms via soccer.com. This process was designed to reduce waste and increase efficiency -- helping get the right uniforms into the hands of players as quickly as possible, as well as allow players to use uniforms for more than one season! Once a player has the new uniform, there’s no automatic replacement of the uniform; you can upgrade to the next size only when needed or use a hand-me-down from a sibling or friend. 

You will be asked if you need to order a uniform within the Rec registration, if you select yes please be on the lookout for an email with the subject “DC Soccer Club - 2023 Spring Recreational Soccer Registration - uniform order info – please order ASAP!” This email will provide you with all the instructions needed to order a uniform.

Each player will be required to get two Rec jerseys (“home” and “away”), such that all players will have the same two colors – red and blue. Players must also wear soccer-appropriate shorts and socks during games. These items will not be available for order through the club. We suggest ordering them from soccer.com. 

For those players eligible for Club-sponsored financial aid, assistance with jersey ordering will be provided.


Financial Aid Information

General Financial Aid for the 2022-2023 season is still open. This application is for most of our programs that run in Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023. However, you are only required to apply once per year. If you have already applied for the Fall Programs, you should have received an email from us, and if approved, a discount code has been provided. Please continue to use that given discount code for this program. 

For each season (e.g. 2022-23), you can apply to either Travel or General FA (or both), but if applying to both, applications must be submitted separately. FA cannot be applied retroactively.

Find more information & the FA registration application here

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