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DC Stoddert Soccer

Mission Statement

DC Stoddert Soccer is a non-profit organization offering varying levels of soccer education and competition. Our mission is to provide a positive, fun, and developmentally appropriate soccer experience and to promote a love of soccer for youth in the Washington, DC area. DC Stoddert Soccer promotes sportsmanship, fair play, community building, and volunteerism among its members.

Vision Statement

DC Stoddert Soccer's vision as  the leading community-based, volunteer-driven soccer club in the metropolitan Washington, DC area, is to:

  • Promote a life-long love of soccer in our community;
  • Attract, retain and provide school-age youth of all backgrounds and abilities opportunities to play and enjoy the game;
  • Provide a unified soccer organization and seamless experience; and
  • Develop innovative solutions to the challenges of an urban environment

Guiding Principles

  • All of our decisions are based on the best interests of our players
  • All of our actions promote respect, sportsmanship, and fair play
  • We build an inclusive and diverse community
  • We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards


DC Stoddert Soccer was founded in 1977 to encourage the playing of soccer among Washington-area youth. The club initially consisted of 60 children learning together in small groups at Stoddert Elementary School in the Glover Park neighborhood, from which the club takes its name. Since then, DC Stoddert Soccer has expanded and become the city's largest independent youth sports program. Various soccer enrichment programs are offered for children during the fall and spring seasons, and typically serves upwards of 6,000 players, 9,000 parents, 400 teams, and 900 volunteers. In addition to organized leagues, Stoddert Soccer also offers a variety of clinics for players, referee training and coaching courses.


For more detailed information about the club and its history, please contact Jennifer Gootman, Executive Director, at (202) 338-1910.

Contact Us

DC Stoddert Soccer
4620 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite A
Washington, District of Columbia 20016

Phone: 202-338-1910
Email: [email protected]