Recreation Program

Program Overview

The McLean Youth Soccer (MYS) Recreation program focuses on individual player development and the enjoyment of the game of soccer - not on winning games. We believe it is important for our players, parents and coaches to embrace this philosophy for it is an important foundation of MYS.

The Recreation program includes the following programs:

  • U4-U5: Parent/Player non-team-based introduction to soccer for our pre-K players.
  • U6-U7: Academy style, non-results, team-based developmental program.
  • U8-U11: Team-oriented program promoting fun and player development.
  • U12-U19: Team-based program that competes against area club teams in the local area.

These programs are hosted in the Fall (September-November) and Spring (March-June) seasons.

The MYS Recreation program does not permit carded travel players to participate at the recreation level.

In addition to the above programs, MYS offers the following for recreational players:

  • REC SKILLS TRAINING (FALL, WINTER AND SPRING ONLY): For players U7-U14, this is a once a week additional (in addition to the weekly Rec practice) skills training that is hosted by MYS' professionally trained travel coaches. The sessions are divided into field-player and goalkeeper sessions. The Winter Rec Skills program is only for U9-12 players.
  • REC U6-8 CLINIC (WINTER ONLY): For players, ages U6-8, this is a once a week clinic hosted by professionally trained coaches.
  • SFL TRAINING (WINTER ONLY): For players, ages U13 and older, this is a once weekly OUTDOOR skills/scrimmage session.

Schedule - Spring 2021

The MYS Spring 2021 league will begin the week of April 5th, with the first games played on April 10th. Each team has one practice and one game per week hosted on fields in the McLean area. All games will typically occur on weekends, however, modifications will be made if necessary.

U6-U10 teams will play in an all-house (MYS only) league.

U11-U19 teams will play in a regional league against local clubs within the Northern VA area.

Spring 2021 Schedule:

First Week of Practice: April 5-9

Game Dates:

  • April 10, 17, 24
  • May 1, 8, 15, 22 (off May 29 - Memorial Day weekend)
  • June 5 (Rain Date June 12th)

The above schedule is subject to change, along with program offerings based on the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Registration

Registration is NOW OPEN for the Spring 2021 Recreation League.

Please login to your LeagueApps account to register.

The MYS Recreation program does not permit carded travel players (travel team or Juniors players) to participate at the recreation level.

**Payment must be made BEFORE a player will be assigned to a team.**

Registration Deadline

The deadline to register for guaranteed team placement is March 26, 2021.

Uniforms are included in the fee for new players only.  Returning players receive new uniforms yearly.

Program Fees

Age GroupFee
U4$110
U5$110
U6-11$175
U12-U19$175

Recreation player fees cover field costs, county fees, league fees, referees, uniforms and club administration costs.

Recreation player fees include two official MYS game jerseys that are to be worn for all games. Game jerseys are distributed to all players every Fall season and to new players who join MYS in the Spring.

Non-Fairfax county residents will be assessed an additional $30 non-resident fee per player per season as required by Fairfax County Park Authority.

Families with financial need are encouraged to apply for Financial Aid.

All MYS registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Please read our full club Registration Fee Policy.

If you have questions, please email lucas.winters@mcleansoccer.org.

Age Groups (2020-2021)

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U04U05U06U07U08U09U10U11U12U13U14U16U19

COVID-19 Policies

MYS will be implementing the following procedures for the Spring 2021 Recreation League:

  • There will be a minimum of 15 minutes  between each game to allow for transition time - please enter and exit the field promptly, as directed, and at the beginning and end of your game.
  • Masks are REQUIRED for all (officials, coaches, players, family members) at all times.
  • Masks are not required for players while they are participating on the field, but strongly encouraged.
  • Spectators are NOT permitted at practices or games at this time.

Please refer to the club's COVID-19 Protocols for details.

Resources & Rules

Below are resources that may be helpful to parents and coaches in the Recreation Program:

RECREATIONAL LEAGUE HANDBOOK

REC RULES MATRIX

*PLEASE READ THE ABOVE REC RULES MATRIX CAREFULLY AS THERE HAVE BEEN  ADJUSTMENTS MADE TO THE FIFA RULES. 

REC RULES ADDENDUM - FALL 2017 (BUILD OUT LINE - U9 / U10)

FIFA Laws of the Games

SFL Rules of the Game (for Spring 2020)

US Youth Soccer Rules of Play

Small-Sided Game Rules (last adjusted in 2017)

Build-Out Line Explanation