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What is DC Stoddert Recreational Soccer?

DC Stoddert Soccer is the District of Columbia’s largest youth sports program with more than 6,000 players participating each fall and spring. As a community-minded organization, the club is dedicated to making soccer fun, safe and accessible to all players. As such, DC Stoddert Soccer provides co-ed programs for children between the ages of 5-18, and a girls-only program for girls, ages 8-18. 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 city.

As a matter of principle, DC Stoddert Soccer strives to make all soccer programs inclusive - recreational programs are open-registration, where as long as space permits, every child that registers is put on a team and every player on a team gets to play. The registration fee per child is $70 per season, and the club offers a 'no questions-asked financial assistance program' for families requesting help.

The only required equipment for children to participate in a DC Stoddert Soccer recreational program are proper footwear, such as cleats and shin-guards. Each season, the club collects and distributes new and gently used cleats and other soccer equipment for players in need. 

DC Stoddert Soccer provides high-quality soccer programs for youth at a reasonable cost due to the many contributions and support of volunteers.  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 750 volunteers.  Volunteers coach and referee games, distribute uniforms, prepare fields and equipment, create schedules and rosters, and adjudicate disputes. We are very proud of the volunteer culture of our club.

For more information about specific programs for your child or to register, click on the tab on the left that says "Registration."