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Stay & Play



DC Stoddert Soccer introduces a new community service program called Stay & Play.

Starting in Fall 2019, DC Stoddert Soccer is introducing a new after-school soccer program, Stay & Play, that focuses on providing soccer activities to children who otherwise may not be able to play organized sports.

Our primary goal is to develop a sustainable and free after-school program for schools in under-represented communities in Washington DC.  That program is called Stay & Play.  While soccer will be a critical component of our curriculum, Stay & Play aims to impact participants beyond the field as well.  Our aim is to prioritize the character development and academic success of the students and pair it with physical activity so they can enjoy progress on and off the field.

Stay & Play will be offered to host schools to use in ways that further their existing goals, and each program costs nothing to the schools.  Through Stay & Play, DC Stoddert Soccer and Up2Us Sports expect to serve at least three schools this Fall, and expand during the Winter and again in the Spring of 2020.

To help with the development and implementation of the Stay & Play program, DC Stoddert Soccer has partnered with Up2Us Sports to bring in two great coaches who will focus on this program.

David Drafton is from Alexandria, VA, and has played soccer at many levels so far.  He is pursuing his US Soccer "D" license and presently coaches a Travel soccer team in Alexandria, and he will be working with DC Stoddert Soccer programs this year as well.

Giordano Bordoli is from Vero Beach, FL, and has played soccer since he was a child.  Giordi is fairly new to the DC area and is keen to jump in and get the ball rolling!

Together with DC Stoddert Soccer staff and others, David and Giordi will seek to not only provide fun soccer activities for children, but also help those children develop as citizens and contributing members of our community as well.

If your school is interested in exploring the Stay & Play program, please contact us via email.


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Washington, District of Columbia 20016

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

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