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History

HISTORY

DC Stoddert Soccer League, Inc. (DCSSL) is a non-profit, youth soccer organization, providing organized teams and supervised games for girls and boys ages 4 1/2 - 19 through the cooperation of parent volunteers, paid staff, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, the National Park Service, public and private schools as well as the generous support of individual and corporate donors.

DC Stoddert Soccer League was founded in 1977 to encourage the playing of soccer among Washington-area youngsters.  Stoddert Soccer initially consisted of 60 children learning together in small groups at Stoddert Elementary School in the Glover Park neighborhood, which is where the League takes its name.  Since then, Stoddert Soccer has expanded and become the city's largest youth sports program. Various soccer enrichment programs are offered for boys and girls during the fall and spring seasons, and typically serve upwards of 6,000 players, 9,000 parents, 400 teams and 750 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, please contact Douglas Homer, Executive Director, at (202) 338-1910.