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Our dedicated staff concentrate on fun, unique games that incorporate a soccer ball, which allows each player to flourish at their own pace. With a focus on one-player/one-ball, our curriculum is designed to build players dribbling and passing skills to prepare them for the next phase in our Juniors Academy Program.

The Tots Program is led by DC Soccer Club's Professional Coaching Staff and uses DC Soccer Club's age-specific curriculum. All activities are designed specifically for players ages 3 to 5.

: 3 - 5 years old
Session Duration: 45 minutes
Program Length: 6 weeks, once per week
What to Bring: Water, Size 3 Soccer Ball, Appropriate footwear
Cost: $165/player + processing fee


Winter Programs


All sessions will be limited to 10 players.

Tots I & II (3 - 5 years old)
Start Date End Date Day Time Location  


Mondays 4:15-5:00

Petworth Mini-Pitch 

1/23 3/6 Mondays 4:15-5:00 Lafayette Rec Center Outdoor 
1/26 3/9 Thursdays 4:15-5:00

Palisades Rec Center

1/28 3/11 Saturdays 11:00-11:45 Hearst Rec Center Outdoor 
1/28 3/11 Saturdays 11:00-11:45 Shepherd Park Soccer Field Outdoor
1/29 3/12 Sundays 11:00-11:45

 Harry Thomas Rec Center

1/29 3/12 Sundays 11:00-11:45 Takoma Mini-Pitch Outdoor


Tots I (3 - 4 years old)
Start Date End Date Day Time Location  
1/27 3/11 Saturdays 9:00-9:45 *Palisades Rec Center (Session 1) Indoor
1/29 3/12 Sundays 11:00-11:45 Jelleff Rec Center Outdoor


Tots II (4 - 5 years old)
Start Date End Date Day Time Location  
1/28 3/11 Saturdays 10:00-10:45 *Palisades Rec Center (Session 1) Indoor
1/28 3/11 Saturdays 10:00-10:45 *Palisades Rec Center (Session 2) Indoor
1/29 3/12 Sundays 12:00-12:45 Jelleff Rec Center Outdoor


*Palisades Rec Center will have 2 indoor sessions at the same time, session 1 & 2. If you are signing up with a friend at this location be sure you sign up for the same session. 


Map of fields can be found below.

*Locations subject to change based on field permits

We do private group sessions!

You can start a private session at one of the listed times/location above OR if you don't see a location or time that fits with your schedule contact Joe Iraola to organize a private session! All you need is a group of 8 players and we will do the rest. The parent organizer gets 6 sessions free! 


Q: My child does not like being a part of big groups, nor plays well with other kids, can we still sign up?

A: Yes. This is perfectly normal for kids this age. Our curriculum is catered to players individually. 

Q: I am not ready to put my child in competitive sports at this age, what is the structure?

A: Our focus is for players to have fun, engage with other kids while also playing games that incorporate soccer without them even realizing it. We have a players participate season after season before moving to our Juniors Academy Program.

Q: My child will turn 4 during or right after the session dates. Should I put him/her in Pre-Tots or Tots?

A: Pre-Tots is for 3-4 year olds and Tots is for 4-5 year olds. If your child is turning 4 during or right after the session dates, you can choose either programs based on your child's development.

Q:  What do we need to bring? 

A: A soccer ball (size 3), water, and comfortable footwear.

Q:  What sets you apart from other organizations? 

A: We have a experienced professional staff that understands the importance of coaching kids within their different age ranges. We are enthusiastic, passionate and understand providing a safe place to play is the most important aspect of youth soccer. Our coaches have an infectious personality because they have a true love for the game and teaching kids. 

Q: Are coaches Volunteers? 

A: All of our coaches are paid professional coaches. At times, we also have volunteer staff coaches that play travel soccer within the club who assist in managing groups.

Q: How do I sign up?

A: It’s quick and easy! Click the red registration button. Sign in to your SportsEngine account, or create a new SportsEngine account if you don't have one already. Select an athlete profile to register or select register a new athlete if you don't see that profile listed. Submit payment (if required) and click complete registration. After completing the registration, you will receive an email confirmation and receipt.