Rec. Academy I

Ages: 7-9 (Boys & Girls born in 2009, 2010, & 2011):

Recreation Academy I

Overview: The emphasis of the CSC Recreation Academy I is to continue building individual technical skills, improve agility, balance, and coordination,and provide a fun, safe, learning environment for players to improve. The primary goals of the Rec. Academy: 

  • Create a player-centric environment where players have fun learning and developing a love for the game of soccer;
  • Help players improve and gain confidence with the ball;
  • Teach the ideals of sportsmanship, fairplay, respect, and teamwork;
  • Develop a growth mindset approach based on deliberate practice and effort;
  • Prepare players for the next level.

Approximate Schedule:

  • Games (Rec. Jamboree) Saturdays at Poplar Tree 2 from 3:30-4:30 PM*: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, & 11/4.
  • Practices (Rec. Academy): 6:00-7:00 PM*: 8/28, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30.
  • Pre-Travel Training for prospective travel players*: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM: 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, & 10/4.
  • Free Play Fridays from 6:00-7:00 PM*: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/13, & 10/20
  • ​Start Dates: ​
    • Games (Rec. Jamboree): Saturday, 9/9;
    • Practices (Rec. Academy): Monday, 8/28;
    • Pre-Travel Training: Wednesday, 8/30
    • Free Play: Friday, 9/8.

What's included in Recreation Academy I tuition:

  • 8 weeks Saturday Rec. Jamboree games*;
  • 6 weeks of Friday Free Play*;
  • 6 weeks of Pre-Travel Training for prospective travel players*;
  • End of the season Jamboree party with awards and prizes;
  • VYSA Insurance; CSC practice t-shirt;
  • Coaches with age appropriate USSF coaching licenses and criminal backgroud checks:
  • Club Dues and Administrative fees.
  • Free soccer ball

Not included: Uniform** ($45.00); Fairfax County Field User Fees: in-county ($8.00/player); out-of-county ($30.00/player); extra CSC practice shirts ($12/ea)

Tuition: $95 (price increases: $125 on 7/1; $145 on 8/1)

To register for CSC's Fall 2017 Recreation Academy IClick Here.

Scholarships/Financial Aid:

Due to the exceptionally low cost of the initial Micro-Academy, Rec. Academy 1 & 2, and SFL registration fees, scholarships and Financial aid are no longer available. Please register early.

Uniforms Distribution:

Uniforms will be handed out prior to the first game. 

Pre-season Communication:

CSC will send an email the third week of August confirming coaches, practice/game times, field locations, and uniform distribution dates.


If you have any questions regarding our programs please contact us at:


Office phone: 703-951-7112

Program Registration: 

​​​To register for CSC's Spring 207 Rec. programsClick Here.


CSC believes volunteer USSF licensed coaches are an integral part of our rec. soccer program. CSC Club TD, Marcelo Gangotena, provides educational opportunites and guidance for volunteer coaches to actively participate in our rec. program. CSC hosts VYSA licensing classes as well as club sponsored clinics (both are free to CSC coaches). Recreation Coaches receive a coaching polo for games and a practice t-shirt for training sessions. Upon successful completion of the season your child's tuition fees will be refunded. 

Coach's Registration:

To register to become a coach in CSC's Recreation Soccer Program: Click Here

Questions about coaching? 

Please contact CSC Technical Director, Coach Marcelo:


Phone: 703-951-7112

*Weather permitting when fields are open. Schedule subject to change. Due to time contraints there are no make-up sessions.

**Previously purchased Adidias kit (light blue jersey, navy blue shorts, & red socks) can be used for the Fall 2017 season.  

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