Soccer

SOCCER AGE GROUPS DEFINED: For families new to youth soccer, it is helpful to understand the age group definition which is universally applied.

Age groups start with the letter U which means 'under'. Then comes an age number, i.e. 8. Together it is U8.

The age date in the fall is the following Dec. 31 and remains the same thru the following spring.  

SOTH has a policy on playing 'up' - meaning in a higher age bracket - Click here to see the policy.
 
SPORTS ON THE HILL SOCCER is for ages 3 to 18 years old and for 2 outdoor seasons, Fall and Spring. The Fall season runs from early September to mid-November. The Spring season runs from late March to mid-June. Indoor soccer is played in January and February on Saturday or Sundays.
 
Rain is not inclement weather. Games will be played unless cancelled due to heavy rain, electrical storms, or field condition. DO NOT assume that games will be cancelled if it is raining or forecast to rain.  If in doubt, check the home page for cancellations or with your coach or commissioner. 


Fall 2018 soccer schedule for U4 - U10
 

Soccer for U4, U5, U6 will be Sats. Sept. 8 - Nov. 3.                        See detailed information on the right side column -------------->>>

Soccer (house league) games for U7, U8, U9, U10 boys and girls teams will be Sats. Sept. 8 - Nov. 3 except Oct. 8 (Cols. Day). 
See detailed information on the right side column -------------->>>

Please register online - financial aid/scholarship is available.   Registration is for fall and spring seasons.

 
For age group specific information, contact the commissioners as listed in the right col. for house league U4-U10.
 
For maps and directions to fields, please click here.

For general questions, contact Larry Kaufer at 543-3929 or lakaufer@yahoo.com.


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Fall 2018 soccer schedule for U11 - U19
 

SFL U11 - U19 games will be Sept. 8/9 - Nov. 10/11 except Oct. 6/7 Cols. Day.

Please register online - financial aid/scholarship is available.  Registration is for the fall and spring seasons.

For maps and directions to fields, please click here.

For general questions, contact Larry Kaufer at 543-3929 or lakaufer@yahoo.com.

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SFL U11- U19 teams 
 
Teams are formed by SOTH and games are scheduled with  teams in the  the SFL (Suburban Friendship League), a scheduling organization for recreational teams in northern Virginia and DC.  There are 30 soccer clubs with 500 teams in the SFL.  See www.sflsoccer.org for more information.
 
NOTE: Players must be recreational.  NO travel team players can play on SFL teams.

Teams are girls or boys (girls may play on boys teams).

Most games are played on Sats and some on Sun. afternoons.

Home games on Capitol Hill fields, away games in No. Virginia.  

Practices are two evenings a week on fields around Capitol Hill.  

SOTH SFL teams are Girls U11, U12, U13, U14, and U15; and Boys U11, U12. U13, and U14. Girls can play on Boys teams.

U11 boys commissioner is Jon Wadsworth; 202 320 4888 or
jrwadsworth18@yahoo.com.

 U11 and U13 girls commissioner is Sam Farmer at 202 415 7836
202.415.7836 or sam@samfarmer.com.


The administrative SFL Commissioner is Luis Granados 202-547-2583 or granadoskerry@yahoo.com.

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Indoor Soccer 2018

NOTE: Indoor soccer is a separate registration from outdoor Fall and Spring.  The age groupings are the same as Fall 2017 with the age date of Dec. 31, 2017 determining the age group, i.e players 7 will play U8, for a full season; fall '17 & spring '18'.

Location: Kendall gym on Gallaudet campusU4, U5, U6 Sats.

Sat. Jan.13 U4/5/6 soccer is moved to Mon. Jan. 15 at same time at Kendall.

Sats. Jan. 6 - Feb. 24. (including holiday weekends).
  

U4, U5, U6; 10 - 11 am (registration is limited)

Please arrive 10 min. before starting time. 
 
Format will be drills and scrimmage.   Shorts and regular running/tennis  non-marking shoes are required.  CLEATS/STREET shoes are NOT allowed.
 
(NOTE: Basketball for 4 and 5 yr olds is offered from 9 - 10 am.  A separate registration and $50 fee is needed.)

Registration is open to all players whether or not they played Fall outdoor soccer.  The fee is $50.  Kendall students are free.  Please register here.

For questions, contact Larry Kaufer 202-543-3929 or lakaufer@yahoo.com    

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U7-U14 Sun. Jan. 7 - Feb. 25 (including holiday weekends) at Kendall gym on Gallaudet campus.

Players are divided into 2 groups for pickup style games by age group.  There are no practices. 

Shorts and regular non-marking running/tennis shoes are required.  CLEATS/STREET shoes are NOT allowed.

Shin guards worn inside soccer socks are required for safety - same as outdoor soccer.

Registration is open to interested players whether or not they have played with SOTH before.  The fee is $60.  Kendall students are free.  Please register online.

Please arrive 10 minutes before starting time.

NOTE: TIMES/GROUPING WILL BE ADJUSTED BASED
ON DEMAND. 


U7 boys         1030 - 1130 am

U8 boys         1130  - 1230 pm

U7/U8 girls    1130 - 1230 pm

U9/U10 girls  1230 - 130 pm

U11/12 girls    130 - 230 pm

U9/U10 boys   230 - 330 pm

U11/U12 boys  330 - 430 pm

U13/14 boys & girls  430 - 530 pm

Please arrive 10 minutes before starting time. 

Contact Larry Kaufer 202 543 3929 or lakaufer@yahoo.com

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Fall 2018 outdoor house league for U4 - U10
 
Schedule for U4,U5, U6 is Sats. Sept. 8 - Nov. 3.

Schedule for U7 - U10 is Sats. Sept. 8 - Nov. 3 except
Oct. 6 Col. Day.
Under 4 (U4) Coed
U4 is for 3 year olds (as of Dec. 31, 2018) and meet at 10:10
 to 11 am Saturdays at Providence Park, aka X Park.
 
Under 5 (U5) Coed
U5 is for 4 year olds (as of Dec 31, 2018) and meet at 9 to
10 am on Saturdays at
Providence Park, aka X Park.

Kids are divided into small instructional groups for soccer exercises and drills.  Kids should wear clothes and shoes for running around outdoors.  No special shoes or other equipment is needed.

NOTE: Not all 3 and 4 year olds are ready for soccer related, organized group activities.  If in doubt, bring your child for a test run.  If they are not ready, try the next season.  Discuss any questions with the head coach.

At this age, activities need all parents to help, so come prepared to help and enjoy (re)learning the game with your kids.  If you have experience playing and/or coaching soccer, please select the coach or ass't coach category when you register.

 For questions about U4 or U5, contact Larry Kaufer 202-543-3929 or lakaufer@yahoo.com


Under 6 (U6) Coed
U6 is for 5 year olds (as of Dec 31, 2018) and will meet on Saturdays at
Watkins ES field from 8:30 to 10 am.  Kids are divided into small coed and girls instructional groups for soccer drills and small-sided scrimmages.  U6 Commissioner is Patrick Coyne 202-547-1776  or patrick.coyne@finnegan.com
 

Under 7 (U7) Boys (girls may play) 
U7 boys is for 6 yr olds (as of Dec 31, 2018).  Teams are formed and house league games are played on Saturdays at Tyler field between 1030 and and 1230 pm.  Practices are evenings on Capitol Hill fields - specific nights by team. 

Players are assigned to teams by U7 commissioner: Vacant.
 

Under 8 (U8) Boys (girls may play)
U8 boys is for 7 yr olds (as of Dec. 31, 2018).  Teams are formed and house league games are played on Saturdays at Tyler Field at between 11 am and 130 pm.  Practices are evenings on Capitol Hill fields - specific nights by team.

Players are assigned to teams by the U8 Commissioner: James Olsen - olsen.swa@gmail.com.
 
Under 7 (U7) Girls 
U7 girls is for 6 yr olds (as of Dec. 31, 2018).  Teams are formed and house league games are played on Saturdays at Tyler Field at 8:30 am.  Practices are evenings at Capitol Hill fields - specific nights by team. 

Players are assigned to teams by the U7 Commissioner:
Vacant.

Under 8 (U8) Girls
U8 Girls is for 7 year old girls (as of Dec. 31, 2018).  Teams are formed and house league games are played Saturday mornings at Tyler FieldPractices are one or two evenings a week on Capitol Hill fields. 

Players are assigned to teams by the U8 Commissioner:
Juliet Macur - sothgirls2017@gmail.com.

 
Under 9 (U9) Girls
U9 Girls is for 8 year old girls (as of  Dec. 31, 2018). Teams are formed and games are played at the Marine field
Saturdays 130 or 245 pm. Practices are one or two evenings a week on Capitol Hill fields.

Players are assigned to teams by the U9 Commissioner:
Kimberly Crusey: kimberly.crusey@gmail.com

Under 10 (U10) Girls

U10 Girls is for 9 year old girls (as of Dec. 31, 2018).  Teams are formed and games are played at the Marine field on Saturdays afternoon.   Practices are one or two evenings a week on Capitol Hill fields. 

Players are assigned to teams by the U10 girls commissioner;
Liz Young Weeden at 202 904 3610 or eyoungweeden@me.com
 

Under 9 (U9) Boys (girls may play)
U9 Boys is for 8 year olds (as of Dec. 31, 2018).  Teams are formed and games are played Saturdays at the Marine field 11 am
. Practices are one or two evenings per week on Capitol Hill fields. 

Players are assigned to teams by the U9 Commissioner: Vacant.
 

Under 10 (U10) Boys (girls may play)
U10 Boys is for 9 year olds (as of Dec. 31, 2018).  Teams are formed and games are played Saturdays at the Marine field 1215 or 130 pm. 
Practices are one or two evenings per week on Capitol Hill fields. 

Players are assigned to teams by the U10 Commissioner;

Mark Davenport:  markdavenport328@gmail.com.
 
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