What is DC Stoddert Recreational Soccer?

                                                                                                   

DC Stoddert Soccer's Recreational Program serves more than 6,000 players each fall and spring. With the help of dedicated volunteers and professional trainers, the Recreational Program provides team-based learning experiences for children between the ages of 4-19, and a girls-only soccer program for girls in second grade through high school. The focus of the recreational soccer experience is on personal development and enjoyment of the game rather than winning. Nearly half of all recreational players are girls, making DC Stoddert Soccer the largest youth sports program for girls in the District of Columbia.

Throughout the course of a school year, the club organizes more than 4,000 games a year, and virtually all the work that goes into the preparation for those games is done by a corps of more than 1000 volunteers.  Volunteers coach and referee games, distribute uniforms, prepare fields and equipment, create schedules and rosters.

The Recreation program provides the following:

  • Under 5 (Pre-K division): Academy style, non-team-based introduction to soccer for our pre-K players.
  • Under 6 and Under 7 (K and 1st grade divisions): Academy style, non-results, team-based developmental program.
  • Under 8-Under 19 (2nd -12th grader divisions): Team-oriented program promoting fun and player development.

As a community-minded organization, DC Stoddert Soccer is dedicated to making soccer fun, safe and accessible to all players.

Spring 2016 Season

Age Group First Game Last Game Game Format
U5 (Pre-K) April 9, 2016 June 11, 2016 4v4 continuous play, no GKs
U6-U7 (K & 1st grd.) April 9, 2016 June 11, 2016 4v4 continuous play, no GKs
U8-U9 (2nd & 3rd) April 9, 2016 June 11, 2016 5v5, includes GKs
U10 (4th) April 9, 2016 June 11, 2016 8v8, includes GKs
U11 (5th) April 9, 2016

June 11, 2016

8v8, includes GKs
U12 (6th) April 9, 2016 June 11, 2016 8v8, includes GKs
U13 (7th) April 9, 2016 June 11, 2016 8v8, includes GKs
U14+ (8th-12th grds) April 9, 2016 June 11, 2016 9v9 or 11v11 (Age Group Commissioners to determine based on number of teams per division)
  • Online registration is open! REGISTER NOW
  • Practices for U7 and older start during the week of April 4, 2016
For more information about specific programs for your child or to register, click on the tab on the left that says "Registration."