What is travel soccer?
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. The players must be prepared to make the necessary commitment to play travel soccer.
How do you register for Travel tryouts?
To register for Travel Tryouts you will go to the following LINK. Everyone will register as a NEW PLAYER.
Should my child attend all tryout dates?
Yes, we recommend your child attend all tryout dates to give the coaches more opportunity to evaluate your child.
How are Travel teams selected?
Players will participate in tryouts. The teams are then selected by the Age Group Directors and their coaching staff. When the Age Group Directors and coaching staff make their decisions they will post the selections on the website using the tryout number.
Play up requests
All players interested in playing up in an age group must have the approval of the Travel Director Evans Malyi.
How much commitment is required for Travel soccer?
Travel soccer teams play in two seasons per year. The fall season is from mid August to mid -November. The spring season is 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.
How far do we travel?
Travel can range as far as an hour to 1.5 hours away. Games can be as close as Northwest DC.
What happens once my child is offered a place on a team?
Once your child is offered a place you will be given a link to register for the fall season. You will be given the option to pay in full or pay by installments.
What documentation do parents need to submit?
Each player will need to submit (1) Proof of birth which can be a passport or a birth certificate (2) Headshot photo (3) Medical Release form supplied by the team manager.
What leagues do DC Stoddert Travel Teams play in?
DC Stoddert travel teams will play in one of the following leagues: The Club Champions League (CCL), for boys and girls, The National Capital Soccer League (NCSL) for boys’ teams; the Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS) for girls’ teams; and the MSI Classic for both boys’ and girls’ teams.
When does practice begin?
Practice will begin towards the end of August. Many of our field permits come from the Department of Parks and Recreation. When we receive are fields in early to mid-August we will provide each team with their practice time and their start date.
How much does Travel Soccer cost?
The seasonal fee for the 2014-2015 Travel Soccer Season will be $800 ($1,600 for the year)
What does the Travel fee include?
- 2-3 practices a week
- League Fees
- Coaching Fee for Fall & Spring season
- Field Fees
What are the additional costs?
- Winter Training
- Travel to any games or tournaments
Where do practices take place?
DC Stoddert uses synthetic and grass fields in and around Northwest DC.
How long is the travel season?
The travel season lasts between 9-10 months. The year will begin towards the end of August and will conclude in the middle of June.
How do I determine the right age group for my child?
You can view the Age Group Matrix here