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.

Starting fall 2016, The age date for all age groups is the following Dec. 31. The 'fall' age grouping will carry 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 2017 soccer schedule for U4 - U19
 

Soccer for U4, U5, and U6 will be Sats. March 25 - June 3.

Soccer (house league) for U7, U8, U9, U10 boys, and U7, U8, U9, and U10 girls  will be Sats. March 25 - June 3 except April 15 (Easter) and May 27 (Mem. Day). 

SFL U11 - U19 games start the weekend of April 8/9 and end June 10/11 except April 15/16 (Easter) and May 27/28 (Mem. Day).

Please register online - scholarship is offered as a payment option.   

Players registered in the fall (2016) are also registered for the spring (2017). Spring registration is offered for the spring (2017) season only.
 
For age group specific information, contact the commissioners as listed in the right col. for house league U4-U10 or below for SFL U11-U19 teams.
 
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 Saturdays and some on Sunday afternoons.  Home games are on Capitol Hill area fields and away games in Northern Virginia.  

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

SOTH SFL teams are Girls U11, U12, U13, U14, & U15/16; and Boys U11, U12. U13, U14, U15/16, and U19 Boys.  Girls can play on Boys teams.

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

U11 boys commissioner is Elizabeth Herron at
elizabeth@october11th.com
 
U12 girls commissioners are: Adrienne Crozat at 202 487 0891 or adrienne_crozat@yahoo.com and Paul Cutler at 202 555 8762 or drscutler@gmail.com.

U13 girls commissioner is Helen Cymrot at 202 997 3297 or cymrot@gmail.com 
 
U14 girls commissioner is Willis Proper at 202 321 3832 or Dcwindsurf@aol.com
  
U15 boys commissioner is Alex Nock, 202 495 9497 or alex.nock@verizon.net.

The administrative SFL Commissioner is Luis Granados 202-547-2583 or granadoskerry@yahoo.com.
 
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Indoor Soccer 2017

NOTE: Indoor soccer is a separate registration from outdoor Fall and Spring.  The age groupings are the same as Fall 2016 with the age date of Dec. 31, 2016 determining the age group, i.e players 7 will play U8, for a full season; fall '16 & spring '17'.

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

Jan. 7 - Feb. 25. (including holiday weekends).
  

NOTE time changes;

U6; 10 - 11 am

U4 & U5; 11 - Noon

Please arrive 10 min. before starting time. 
 
Format will be drills and scrimmage.  Regular running/tennis  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 $35 fee is needed.)

Registration is open to all players whether or not they played Fall outdoor soccer.  The fee is $35.  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. 8 - Feb. 26 (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. 

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 $45.  Kendall students are free.  Please register online.

Please arrive 10 minutes before starting time.

NOTE: TIMES/GROUPING ARE ADJUSTED BASED ON DEMAND.    1-6-17


U7 boys         1030 - 1120 am

U8 boys         1120  - 1220 pm

U7/U8 girls    1220 - 110 pm

U9 girls         110 -   200 pm

U10 girls       200   -  250 pm

U11/12 girls   250   -  340 pm

U9/U10 boys   340  -  440 pm

U11/U12 boys  440  -  535 pm

U13/14 boys & girls  535 - 630 pm


Please arrive 10 minutes before starting time. 

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


 
Fall &Spring outdoor House league for U4 - U10
 
For schedule information, look at top of left col.  To register.  Maps and directions.
 
Under 4 (U4) and Under 5 (U5) Coed
U4 is for 3 year olds (as of Dec. 31) and meet at 10:10 to 11 am Saturdays at Providence Park, aka X Park.
 
U5 is for 4 year olds (as of Dec 31) 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) 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).  Teams are formed and house league games are played on Saturday mornings at Anacostia Park at either 8:30 am or 9:30 am.  Practices are evenings on Capitol Hill fields or at Anacostia Park - specific nights by team. 

Players are assigned to teams by the commissioner: Lucas  Kempf: 202-747-5806, soth.u7.2016@gmail.com
 
Under 8 (U8) Boys (girls may play)
U8 boys is for 7 yr olds (as of Dec. 31).  Teams are formed and house league games are played on Saturday mornings at Anacostia Park at either 10:30 am or 11:30 am.  Practices are evenings on Capitol Hill fields or at Anacostia Park - specific nights by team.

Players are assigned to teams by the U8 Commissioner:
Steve Van Maren at 510-390-3372 or svanmaren@gmail.com
 
Under 7 (U7) Girls 
U7 girls is for 7 yr olds (as of Dec. 31).  Teams are formed and house league games are played on Saturday mornings 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; Kimberly Crusey: kimberly.crusey@gmail.com 


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

Players are assigned to teams by the U8 Commissioner: Deepak Reju - 
Deepak.Reju@capbap.org
 

Under 9 (U9) Girls
U9 Girls is for 8 year old girls (as of  Dec. 31). Teams are formed and games are played at
Anacostia Park on Saturday mornings. Practices are one or two evenings a week on Capitol Hill fields.

Players are assigned to teams by the U9 Commissioner: Andrew Pratt: 206-779-4023 - U9GirlsCommish@gmail.com

Under 10 (U10) Girls

U10 Girls is for 9 year old girls (as of Dec. 31).  Teams are formed and games are played at Anacostia Park on Saturday mornings.  Practices are one or two evenings a week on Capitol Hill fields. 

Players are assigned to teams by the U10 girls commissioner - 
Helen Cymrot at 202 997 3297 or cymrot@gmail.com.

 
Under 9 (U9) Boys (girls may play)
U9 Boys is for 8 year olds (as of the preceding July 31).  Teams are formed and games are played Saturday mornings at
Anacostia Park. Practices are one or two evenings per week on Capitol Hill fields.  Players are assigned to teams by the U9 Commissioner: Jon Wadsworth: 202 320 4888, or jrwadsworth18@yahoo.com

 
Under 10 (U10) Boys (girls may play)
U10 Boys is for 9 year olds (as of Dec. 31).  Teams are formed and games are played Saturday mornings at
Anacostia Park. Practices are one or two evenings per week on Capitol Hill fields.  Players are assigned to teams by the U10 Commissioner Eric Rubin 202 380 6737 or
efrubin2000@yahoo.com. 
 

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