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TRAVEL PROGRAM INFORMATION

DC Stoddert Soccer is committed to providing the highest standard soccer experience for players in the Washington, DC area.
 
The club's philosophy is based on a complete player-development model.  This model heavily emphasizes individual development, as well as increasing their understanding of how to perform in group and team contexts.  
 
Each person must be fully developed to prepare for the demands to play at the level they aspire to. The training environments are well-planned and executed, then reinforced in the games in each upcoming weekend.
 
Our players participate in the Club Champions League (CCL) and National Capital Soccer League (NCSL), which are the top leagues in the area.  Additionally, teams have access to competing in the most competitive tournaments and college showcases throughout the calendar year. 
 
Players are placed where they have an optimal balance between success and challenge. Coaches focus on producing strong student-athletes that can compete successfully. Our current training methodologies and best practices are designed to enhance each player's technical and tactical abilities, and to ensure their long-term athletic development. 
 
DC Stoddert's coaching staff is licensed, and continually attends professional development seminars. They are also highly professional, supportive of each child, knowledgeable in player development methodologies, and are hired for their approach, mindsets and their experience. Many of our coaches have extensive playing experience, some playing at National Team levels. 

TRYOUT SCHEDULE

Girls GU9-19
Dates: Week of May 10th

Boys U9-19
Dates: Week of May 17th

Final schedule to be announced soon

Travel Tryout Process

TRYOUT PROCESS

Registration:
Please make sure you register for tryouts - CLICK HERE. This is mandatory for all players, new and returning, who are interested in being selected to one of the DCST travel teams for 2021/22. 

Expectations:
Please help manage players’ expectations and understand the process. Travel Teams are selected on a competitive basis. Decisions will be made in the best interest of each player’s developmental needs. For current players, the previous travel seasons’ performance, attendance and commitment will also be taken into account. All final decisions and team placement will be made by the Technical Director, Age Group Directors and individual team coaches.

Preparation for Tryouts:

  • Players must dress with soccer attire including shin guards. 

  • Players must bring a soccer ball and water.

  • Players must be pre-registered to attend tryouts

  • Arrive at least 15-30 minutes prior to the tryout time to check in. 

  • Parents and spectators are asked to follow current COVID-19 guidelines.

  • All players who attend tryouts will be notified directly via email of the clubs decision regardless of selection for a team. We will use the email listed on the registration form.
  • Notification will be made within 2-5 days after the final tryout date. 
  • Players selected must accept their offers within 48 hours of the offer in order to guarantee their position on the roster. 

COVID-19 Guidelines: : Please make sure to read through the DCST guidelines for COVID-19 - CLICK HERE

  • Players must wear masks at all times during tryouts.

  • Parents/spectators must wear masks at all times. 

  • Players will place their bags in the designated areas.

  • Parents/spectators are asked to stay at the designated areas outside the fields.

  • No one except coaches and staff is allowed on the fields at any time during tryouts. 

Team Selections:

DCST has three levels of competitive travel teams in most age groups U9-U19. These are:

  • Foundation Academy, CCL Next Gen: U9-U10 Teams (these teams play in the DMV area, attend local tournaments)

  • CCL Premiership League: U11-U19 Blue teams (these teams compete in the State cup (when applicable), top flight tournaments, and showcases for HS age groups) 

  • CCL Championship League: U11-U19 Red teams (these teams compete in Presidents Cup (when applicable), local tournaments and showcases for HS age groups)

  • NCSL League: U11-U19 White Teams (when applicable). (These teams compete in the DMV area, local tournaments)  

Questions:
If you have additional questions please contact the Technical Director, Khaled Hamami (khaled@stoddert.com

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