Heading Restrictions for Players in Under 11 and Younger
Tips for Parents, Coaches, and Team Managers

 

                                                                                                

Parents, Coaches, and Team Managers:

As we enter our fourth Saturday Soccer weekend of the 2016 spring season, we wanted to raise further awareness about the new rules that have been put into place by the U.S. Soccer Federation that pertain to a permanent ban on heading in games and practices by children 10 years and younger. The new rules also require that children between the ages of 11 and 13 limit the amount of heading they engage in during team practices. The purpose of this rule change by U.S. Soccer is to ensure player safety is protected at all times and halt play if and when a player makes contact with the ball using his/her head.

[READ: USSF's Player Safety Guidelines on Concussions & Heading]

Referees will stop play and re-start the match if and when the player deliberately heads the ball and/or the ball inadvertently makes contact with the ball on his/her head. It is up to the referee to determine if the contact was deliberate or inadvertent. Deliberate contact will result in the referee awarding an Indirect Free Kick to the opposing team. Inadvertent contact will result in a dropped ball. Goals may not be scored by a player who deliberately heads the ball into the net.

Our referees have been instructed to stop the game whenever there is any contact between the ball and a player’s head. Referees will evaluate the athlete who headed the ball to ensure that they are fit and able to continue playing. If there is any doubt about the physical or mental state of the child, the referee will signal for competent help to enter the field of play and administer care to the player.

[READ: Concussion Fact Sheet for Coaches]  

Prior to kick off for the remainder of the spring season, referees will speak with the coaches of both teams prior to kick off regarding this new rule change. Additionally, the team captains will also be reminded of the new heading rules during the pre-game coin toss and asked by the referee to share this information with their teammates before the game officially begins.

We understand that this information can be confusing and result in questions related to how referees will interpret the Laws of the Game under the new heading instructions. All questions and inquiries should be directed to Walt Anderson, Director of Referees, via e-mail.

Thanks for your continued support and understanding.
 
 
 
 

 

Heading Restrictions for Players in Under 11 and Younger

 

                                                                                                

Parents, Coaches, and Team Managers:

As we enter our fourth Saturday Soccer weekend of the 2016 spring season, we wanted to raise further awareness about the new rules that have been put into place by the U.S. Soccer Federation that pertain to a permanent ban on heading in games and practices by children 10 years and younger. The new rules also require that children between the ages of 11 and 13 limit the amount of heading they engage in during team practices. The purpose of this rule change by U.S. Soccer is to ensure player safety is protected at all times and halt play if and when a player makes contact with the ball using his/her head.

[READ: USSF's Player Safety Guidelines on Concussions & Heading]

Referees will stop play and re-start the match if and when the player deliberately heads the ball and/or the ball inadvertently makes contact with the ball on his/her head. It is up to the referee to determine if the contact was deliberate or inadvertent. Deliberate contact will result in the referee awarding an Indirect Free Kick to the opposing team. Inadvertent contact will result in a dropped ball. Goals may not be scored by a player who deliberately heads the ball into the net.

Our referees have been instructed to stop the game whenever there is any contact between the ball and a player’s head. Referees will evaluate the athlete who headed the ball to ensure that they are fit and able to continue playing. If there is any doubt about the physical or mental state of the child, the referee will signal for competent help to enter the field of play and administer care to the player.

[READ: Concussion Fact Sheet for Coaches]  

Prior to kick off for the remainder of the spring season, referees will speak with the coaches of both teams prior to kick off regarding this new rule change. Additionally, the team captains will also be reminded of the new heading rules during the pre-game coin toss and asked by the referee to share this information with their teammates before the game officially begins.

We understand that this information can be confusing and result in questions related to how referees will interpret the Laws of the Game under the new heading instructions. All questions and inquiries should be directed to Walt Anderson, Director of Referees, via e-mail.

Thanks for your continued support and understanding.
 
 
 
 

 

Recreational Teams Sought for VYSA Tournament

Virginia Youth Soccer Association is seeking teams from our Recreational program to participate in the inaugural VSTC Spring Challenge Tournament which will be held the weekend of June 25-26, 2016 at the Virginia Soccer Training Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

Coaches may register co-ed or all-girls' teams between the ages of 7-16 years of age. Brackets include Under 8 through Under 16 with a three or four-game minimum depending upon the age of the team. All players must be active participants on a DC Stoddert Soccer Recreational Team this spring 2016 season in order to be accepted by Virginia Youth Soccer Association.

Registrations will be accepted through June 1st.

AGE GROUP GAME FORMAT GAME LENGTH; NUMBER OF MATCHES TEAM ENTRY FEE
Under 8 & Under 9 5v5 - no GKs

2x25 minute halves

4 game minimum

$375.00
Under 10 - Under 12 8v8

2x25 minute halves

4 game minimum

$450.00
Under 13 - Under 16 11v11

2x40 minute halves

3 game minimum

$550.00

Further details are available online at http://www.vysatc.com/Tournaments/881268.html. Specific inquiries should be directed to Melissa@vysa.com.

2016-17 Travel Program Tryout Dates & Locations

                                                                                              

DC Stoddert Soccer Travel Soccer Program 2016-17 Tryout Information

 

ALL players (current DC Stoddert Soccer travel players and new trialists) must register for tryouts.

Click below to set up a new account on BLUE SOMBRERO.

 

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS USING BLUE SOMBRERO FOR THE FIRST TIME 

BOYS AGE GROUP DATE TIME VENUE
2008 BOYS May 16, 2016 & May 18, 2016 5:00-6:30pm George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus Turf Field
2007 BOYS May 16, 2016 & May 18, 2016 6:30-8:00pm George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus Turf Field
2006 BOYS May 16, 2016 & May 18, 2016 5:00-6:30pm Shepherd Elementary School Turf Field
2005 BOYS May 16, 2016 & May 18, 2016 6:30-8:00pm Shepherd Elementary School Turf Field
2004 BOYS May 16, 2016 & May 18, 2016 6:00-7:30pm Jelleff Recreational Center Turf Field
2003 BOYS May 16, 2016 & May 18, 2016 7:30-9:00pm Jelleff Recreational Center Turf Field
2002 BOYS

May 17, 2016

May 19, 2016

5:00-7:00pm

5:00-6:30pm

George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus Turf Field
2001 BOYS May 16, 2016 & May 18, 2016 6:00-7:30pm Washington Adventist University Turf Field
2000 BOYS May 16, 2016 & May 18, 2016 7:30-9:00pm Washington Adventist University Turf Field
1999 & 1998 BOYS

May 17, 2016

May 19, 2016

5:00-7:00pm

6:30-8:00pm

George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus Turf Field

ALL players (current DC Stoddert Soccer travel players and new trialists) must register for tryouts.

 

GIRLS AGE GROUP DATE TIME VENUE
2008 GIRLS May 16, 2016 & May 18, 2016 5:00-6:30pm Palisades Recreational Center Turf Field
2007 GIRLS May 16, 2016 & May 18, 2016 6:30-8:00pm Palisades Recreational Center Turf Field
2006 GIRLS May 17, 2016 & May 19, 2016 5:30-7:00pm Fort Stevens Recreational Center Field
2005 GIRLS May 17, 2016 & May 19, 2016 7:00-8:30pm Fort Stevens Recreational Center Field
2004 GIRLS May 17, 2016 & May 19, 2016 5:30-7:00pm St. John's College High School Upper Turf Field (Behind Gallagher Gym)
2003 GIRLS May 17, 2016 & May 19, 2016 7:00-8:30pm St. John's College High School Upper Turf Field (Behind Gallagher Gym)
2002 GIRLS May 17, 2016 & May 19, 2016 7:00-8:30pm Jelleff Recreational Center Turf Field
2001 GIRLS May 17, 2016 & May 19, 2016 6:00-7:30pm Washington Adventist University Turf Field
2000 GIRLS May 17, 2016 & May 19, 2016 7:30-9:00pm Washington Adventist University Turf Field
1999 & 1998 GIRLS May 17, 2016 & May 19, 2016 8:00-9:30pm Jelleff Recreational Center Turf Field

 
2016-17 Age Group Directors (Click on name to email)
Age Group Boys' Age Group Director Girls' Age Group Director
2008's Ben Mortimer Khaled Hamami
2007's Ben Mortimer Khaled Hamami
2006's Sona Walla Karen Kelser
2005's Sona Walla Karen Kelser
2004's Mohamed Bennani Mohan Telfer
2003's Mohamed Bennani Mohan Telfer
2002's Mohamed Bennani Mohan Telfer
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions about travel soccer?
Contact DCST Travel Director Evans Malyi by emailing evans@stoddert.com or calling 202-338-1910.

Celebrate MOM with DC United

                                                                                                     

DC Stoddert Soccer and DC United have joined forces to honor all of our "Stoddert Soccer Moms" on Mother's Day!

As one of DC Stoddert Soccer's community partners, D.C. United wants to show its appreciation to all members of DC Stoddert Soccer, particularly all of the mothers in our club who go above and beyond on so many occasions to support their children, by offering each of our moms a complimentary ticket (with the purchase of a youth ticket) to United's home match on Sunday, May 8th vs. New York City FC at 7:00PM.

 

All participating families have access to discounted tickets to attend with Mom and take a post-match photo on the RFK Stadium field as a family.

 

Click HERE to purchase Mother’s Day ticket(s) and be sure to enter discount code UNITED at checkout to take advantage of the complimentary ticket offer.  Questions and other inquiries should be directed to Stephanie Smith of DC United at (202) 587-5489. 

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New Sports Concussion Management Policy

This Sports Concussion Management Policy applies to all DC Stoddert Soccer coaches, managers, management, parents/guardians, and athletes.

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