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. 

Spring 2020 soccer schedule for U4 - U10  

Due to CV19, Spring soccer is cancelled. 

Soccer for U4, U5, U6 is Sats. March 28 - June 6. See detailed information on the right side column ----->>>

Soccer (house league) games for U7, U8, U9, U10 boys & girls are Sats. March 28 - June 6 except April 11 and May 23.   
See detailed information on the right side column -------->>>

Please register online for the spring 2020 season - financial aid is available.

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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Spring 2020 soccer schedule for U11 - U19  

The age date for U11 - U19 is Dec. 31, 2019.  Age on this day determines the age group for the fall 2019 and spring 2020 seasons.  Example: age 11 on Dec. 31, 2019 plays U12.

SFL U11 - U19 games will be April 18 - June 13/14 except May 23. 

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, U15 and U16; and Boys U11, U12. U13, U14, and U19. Girls can play on Boys teams. 

U11 girls commissioner is Sarah Alcorn; srralcorn@gmail.com.

U11 boys commissioner is Mark Davenport; markdavenport328@gmail.com

U12 boys commissioner is Jon Wadsworth; 202 320 4888 or
jrwadsworth18@yahoo.com.

U12 and U14 girls commissioner is Sam Farmer 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 2020

NOTE: Indoor soccer is a separate registration from outdoor Fall and Spring.  The age groupings are the same as Fall 2019 with the age date of Dec. 31, 2019 determining the age group, i.e players 7 will play U8, for a full season; fall '19 & spring '20'.

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

Sats. Jan. 11 - Feb. 29. (including holiday weekends).
   

U4, U5, U6; 10 am - 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 - 10am. 
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.  Please register here.

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

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U7-U12 girls, U9-U12 boys Sun. Jan. 12 - Mar 1 (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 $65.  Please register online.

Please arrive 10 minutes before starting time.

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

            
                     REVISED FEB. 6

U7/U8 girls    1115 - 1210 pm

U9/U10 girls  1115 - 1210 pm

U11/12 girls   1210 - 100 pm

U9 boys         100  -   155 pm

U10 boys       155  -   250 pm

U11/U12 boys  250  - 345 pm

Please arrive 10 minutes before starting time. 

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

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       Winter U7/8 boys/girls outdoor soccer 2019-20

Saturdays at the Marine field  Dec. 7, 14 and Jan. 18 - March 14. Venue will be clinic/scrimmage with DCWay.
   
       - U7 boys Noon - 1 pm  Birth year 2013

       - U8 boys 1- 2 pm          Birth year 2012
        
    NOTE: PLAYERS MAY ATTEND EITHER SESSION. 
       
NO fee for fall SOTH players.  New player pls. register. Fee is $40. 

Registration deadline is Wed. to get player and parents names on following Sat.  Marine field list.  List will show new players and parents to the end of  winter season - once registered.

 Adults need photo ID.  No pets.

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

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      WINTER ADULT INDOOR SOCCER 2020

Adults age 25 +;  scrimmage venue - experienced.

Kendall gym on Gallaudet campus; Sundays Jan. 11 thru Mar. 1. 
345 - 445 pm.  Fee $70.

Register online

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Spring 2020 outdoor house league for U4 - U10
 
Due to CV19, Spring soccer is cancelled.
 
Schedule for U4,U5, U6 is Sats. March 28 - June 6. 

Schedule for U7 - U10 is Sats. March 28 - June 6 except April 11 and May 23.  
Under 4 (U4) Coed
U4 is for 3 year olds (as of Dec. 31, 2019) 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, 2019) 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, 2019) 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, 2019).  Teams are formed and house league games are played on Saturdays at Tyler field 1025 and 1130 am.  Practices are evenings on andCapitol Hill fields - specific nights by team. 

Players are assigned to teams by U7 commissioner: 
Drew Babinecz: drew.babinecz@gmail.com
 
Under 8 (U8) Boys (girls may play)
U8 boys is for 7 yr olds (as of Dec. 31, 2019).  Teams are formed and house league games are played on Saturdays at Tyler Field at 1130 am and  1235 pm.  Practices are evenings on Capitol Hill fields - specific nights by team.

Players are assigned to teams by the U8 Commissioner:

Michael O'Donovan - modonovan71@gmail.com
 
Under 7 (U7) Girls 
U7 girls is for 6 yr olds (as of Dec. 31, 2019).  Teams are formed and house league games are played on Saturdays at Tyler Field at 9:20 am.  Practices are evenings at Capitol Hill fields - specific nights by team. 

Players are assigned to teams by the U7 Commissioner: Karen Young:
sothgirlsrock@gmail.com

Under 8 (U8) Girls
U8 Girls is for 7 year old girls (as of Dec. 31, 2019).  Teams are formed and house league games are played Saturday mornings 8:15 am at Tyler FieldPractices are evenings on Capitol Hill fields - specific nights by team.

Players are assigned to teams by the U8 Commissioner:

Robert Campbell - soth2012girls@gmail.com
 
Under 9 (U9) Girls
U9 Girls is for 8 year old girls (as of  Dec. 31, 2019). Teams are formed and games are played at the Marine field
Saturday afternoons - check with the commissioner. Practices are one or two evenings a week on Capitol Hill fields.

Players are assigned to teams by the U9 Commissioner:
Dave Michails - dam.michaels@gmail.com. or 202-680-9911

Under 10 (U10) Girls

U10 Girls is for 9 year old girls (as of Dec. 31, 2019).  Teams are formed and games are played at the Marine field on Saturday afternoon - check with the commissioner.   Practices are one or two evenings a week on Capitol Hill fields. 

Players are assigned to teams by the U10 girls commissioner:Kimberly Crusey: kimberly.crusey@gmail.com

 
Under 9 (U9) Boys (girls may play)
U9 Boys is for 8 year olds (as of Dec. 31, 2019).  Teams are formed and games are played Saturdays at the Marine field Saturday mornings - check with the commissioner.
Practices are one or two evenings per week on Capitol Hill fields. 

Players are assigned to teams by the U9 Commissioner: Rachael Breitman: 
rachellbreitman@yahoo.com.


Under 10 (U10) Boys (girls may play)
U10 Boys is for 9 year olds (as of Dec. 31, 2019).  Teams are formed and games are played Saturday mornings at the Marine field check with the commissioner.
Practices are one or two evenings per week on Capitol Hill fields. 

Players are assigned to teams by the U10 Commissioner; Dan Wolff: danw_wolff@comcast_net

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