The CSC Way

The Chantilly Soccer Club is celebrating our 37th year as a youth soccer organization in Western Fairfax County, Virginia, including the Chantilly, Herndon, Fairfax, Oakton, Reston, Centreville, Vienna, and Clifton areas. As a 501c3 non-profit educational organization our mission is to educate players, coaches, and parents by building soccer skills to develop players to their highest potential and develop a love for the game of soccer while simultaneously teaching the ideals of sportsmanship, fair play, respect, and teamwork.

Developing character through soccer including the will to succeed, the ability to deal with adversity, the desire and effort to improve in training sessions, and the cultivation of a growth mindset is equally as important as developing soccer skills.

We believe the combination of talented, dedicated players, supportive parents, quality coaching, and strong management and club leadership are the keys to building the club's success.

CSC Style of Play:

"Building Possession style of play": This refers to keeping possession of the ball for the purpose of finding and exploiting opportunities to move forward, whenever possible, by using the flanks or a penetration pass. Teams are coached and encouraged to build attacks from the back, utilizing the goalkeeper and defenders to cycle the ball and build the attack to find space on the field where their team has numerical superiority.


Possession to penetrate. If there is no chance to penetrate and score, players with teammates will keep the ball in a smooth and clever way by circulating the ball to create opportunities to penetrate using the flanks.


When losing the ball, players will have a quick transition mentality to pressure and win back possession of the ball by placing the opponent on a predictable game and force their game to the pressing zones.

What does the CSC Way mean?

  • Playing with a unique style according to CSC's curriculum and philosophy;
  • Developing a love & passion for the game of soccer;
  • A curriculum-based approach to individual player development;
  • Cultivating a growth mindset mentality to learning and improving for players and coaches;
  • Building character: emphasizing the will to succeed, the ability to handle adversity, the desire to improve;
  • A pathway for every level of player;
  • Programs available throughout the year in every season;
  • Age-appropriate Licensed USSF Coaches;
  • Coaching education for prospective coaches;
  • Opportunites for parents to volunteer: to become coaches, board members, to help with fundraising activities, and help with club operations.  

The CSC curriculum is closely aligned with the US Youth Soccer Development Model and recently issued 2017 US Soccer Player Development Initiatives. Our Club Technical Director, J. Marcelo Gangotena, deploys our curriculum across all age groups, multiple programs, and playing platforms. Soccer is a long term individual development sport and by creating multiple pathways we create a fun environment that fuels the passion for a life-long love of the game as a player, coach, parent, administrator, referee, fan, or all of the above.  

We're committed to following these guidelines because we believe our priorities are developing young soccer players to become responsible citizens by building character first followed closely by developing our players love for the game of soccer.

The CSC Academy Travel Program focuses on developing the advanced soccer player in a demanding, competitive environment starting at U9. Players and families entering the CSC Academy travel program must be 100% committed. Players must be 100% committed to improving themselves as soccer players and as individuals. Our coaches in our Academy travel program are experienced in developing high level players the "CSC Way" through implementation of CSC's curriculum. The goals of our Academy travel program are to develop our advanced players: 1)to instill a love of the game; 2)instill a desire to improve. The CSC Academy program utilizes paid coaches under the direction of Club TD J. Marcelo Gangotena and re-sets teams each year after tryouts in the spring season.

CSC Legacy Travel teams are CSC teams with volunteer coaches who stay largely intact from year to year. Coaches in CSC's travel program are well qualified and have age-appropriate USSF coaching licenses.

The CSC Recreational Program utilizes our recreational curriculum and focuses on fun and fitness for boys and girls ages 4-12. Our U4-U6 grassroots program- CSC Micro Academy- is an introduction to soccer and emphasizes fun through the development of basic movement skills- agility, balance, and coordination. The primary focus our Recreation Academy for ages U7-U9 is to create a fun, safe environment, where players learn technical foot skills, enhanced movement skills, and basic priniciples of play in small-sided games. The CSC Saturday Jamboree provides competition for kids U4-U9 in a fun, low pressure environment with same times and locations most weeks. Starting at U10, if teams are available to form, rec. players play in the Suburban Friendship League. 
Developing our young players before they become travel players is very important. CSC offers Pre-Travel Training for U7-U12 advanced players. Pre-Travel Training is included in our recreational program tuition. Training is conducted1x/week during the fall & spring seasons by CSC's coaching staff led by CSC Technical Director, J. Marcelo Gangotena. Training sessions are focused on improving players individual technical skills and preparing players for CSC travel team tryouts. Pre-Travel Training is for committed players only who have an interest in playing on future CSC's travel teams. 
Free Play is an integral part of CSC's Curriculum. Small-sided games (usually 3 v 3 or 4 v 4) are organized and players play with minimal coaching instruction. One hour sessions are typically scheduled on Friday nights during the fall and spring seasons, and Sunday afternoons during the winter season when weather permits. CSC Free Play is open to all CSC players and players in the community who properly register with CSC. Please check the calander on our home page for upcoming scheduled sessions.  
Volunteer Coaches are important to the success of CSC. Prospective coaches will have access to coaching education seminars provided by the club, guidance during training sessions and games, and reimbursement for participation in VYSA's coaching education program to become licensed coaches. CSC refunds registration fees for Volunteer Head Coaches in our Travel and Rec. programs upon successful completion of a coaching season. We believe parent coaches, when given the right resouces and guidance, can provide a positive environment and have years of success within the club. The Club also employs paid USSF licensed coaches for teams and players who demand a higher level learning environment.
Volunteers are the backbone of the Club and crucial to our success. CSC offers many opportunities to volunteer and get involved from coaching, fundraising, and Board of Director participation to helping out at events and setting up fields. Volunteerism supports the Club's culture, provides a sense of community pride, and helps offsets the operational costs of running a soccer club. 
CSC is dedicated to making soccer accessible to all players interested in learning the game of soccer regardless of skill, experience, socio-economic background, gender, race, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation. We're excited to enter our 37th year poised to become the #1 club in the area dedicated to player and coaching development.  

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