Travel soccer is a competitive program for players with above average skills and a strong drive to develop their soccer abilities and love of the game. These boys and girls are coached by professional, nationally-licensed coaches and they compete against other clubs in the Washington metropolitan area. DC Stoddert travel teams compete in one of three leagues: Virginia Club Champions League (VCCL), Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS), National Capital Area Soccer League (NCSL).
Travel soccer teams play in two seasons per year. The fall season from mid-August to mid -November. The spring season from March to mid- June. Teams typically play 8-10 games per season. Most games are played on Sundays, but expect at least 1 or 2 Saturday games per season. Teams usually play one or more pre-season scrimmages and 2-4 tournaments per season, depending upon the age group and competitive level of the team. Teams begin practicing 2 or 3 weeks before the start of each season. Practices are 1½ hours per session and take place at least twice a week. Travel players are expected to attend all team practices and games.
DC Stoddert runs open tryouts in late spring/early summer for all age groups (U9-U19; Boys & Girls) to form teams for the following soccer year (fall and spring). All players are evaluated during these tryouts by the team coaches and additional evaluators. Selected players are placed on appropriate teams by the coaching staff.