1. How often do teams practice and how long do they last?
A: During our Fall and Spring seasons, teams practice 1 - 2x a week with each practice lasting anywhere from 60 minutes to 90 minutes. These days are determined by which team you are on. During our Indoor Winter season, teams practice just once a week for 60 minutes.
2. What fields will we have practices and games at?
A: Players who register with us will have the choice of currently four regions in Loudoun County: Sterling, Ashburn/Brambleton, Leesburg, or Aldie/South Riding. Inside these regions we have practice fields. These change from season to season but you can find our general list on our field location page. Families will choose the region they would like to have their practices at. Games can be at any of the fields.
3. When are games?
A: Games are played on Saturdays with make-ups being held on Sunday afternoons or, if absolutely needed, during the week. You can find our season schedule page here.
4. Are jerseys included in the registration fee?
A: Yes they are. The only items you will need to purchase, if you do not have them, are mouth guards and shorts with no pockets. Cleats are encouraged but not required. We sell both shorts and mouth guards. You can purchase these at our player assessments before the start of each season or online when you register your athlete.
5. What age groups/divisions do you offer?
A: We do not base our recreational league on a player's age (though 5 years old is our minimum) but their grade level. We offer divisions for players in the following divisions:
Preschool/Kindergarten/1st Grade = PK1 Division
2nd and 3rd Grade = 2/3 Division
4th and 5th Grade = 4/5 Division
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade = MS Division
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Females Only = Female MS Division
9th and 10th Grade = HS Division
11th and 12th Grade = HS Division (9th & 10th graders may play up into this division)
6. Can we make requests to be with a specific coach or player?
A: While we LOVE to hear that our coaches are doing such a great job and parents want to be with them again, we sadly cannot honor requests to be with specific coaches. Our goal is to start each season with fair and balanced teams that grow throughout the course of the season and this is done through our player assessments and team formation.
We understand that young athletes want to play with their friends and parents want to help each other out by carpooling children to practices and so they may request for their two children to be on the same team. We will do our very best to honor requests like these so long as the request does not create an unfair situation (i.e stacking a team with top athletes) and does not exceed two players.
7. Do you offer refunds?
A: If you cancel your athlete's registration prior to our teams being formed at our draft you will be issued a full refund.
A: After our teams are formed at our draft, familes that cancel their registration with a doctor's note before our 2nd weekend of games you will receive a refund for the cost of your child's registration minus the cost of the equipment ordered for your athlete.
A: After our teams are formed at our draft, families that cancel their registration without a doctor's note will receive a refund of 50%.
8. Do you have a Travel Program?
9. Is there anything else we need to know?
A: Prior to our teams being formed our league will hold two separate player assessments. Your child should only attend one. Details regarding these assessments are posted on the main page and schedule page, they are also emailed out to league participants. The reason we hold assessments and a draft is so our coaches can get a solid idea of the different strengths of our players which will allow them to build teams of fairly equal talent. We believe this leads to a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved than if we allowed coaches to bring in their own teams with the best athletes.
A: In the event we need to cancel practices or games we will communicate in several ways. One of them is through a program called "RainedOut". We encourage you to sign up to receive these texts from the league. It is completely free on your end.