South County Premier Soccer Club
Soccer is the perfect game for developing young bodies for any athletic endeavor. The first stages of athletic advancement entail creating body awareness, strength and fitness. Upon this core, advanced skills and muscle coordination can be developed for any sport.
Soccer is the world's most popular sport probably because it is a lifestyle sport that people can play their entire lives. Many adults play soccer as a fun, social way to get regular exercise with some playing well into their sixties or even seventies. So whether or not your child pursues soccer to a high level, teaching them the game could be a gift that lasts a lifetime
The primary goal of the South County Premier Soccer Club is to provide a recreational outlet for all school age youth, ages 6-18, in the southern Fairfax County area who have a desire to participate.The purpose of the South County Premier Soccer Club is to develop athletic skills, physical fitness, and good sportsmanship characteristics through participation in a team soccer program under the auspices of the South County Sports Club (SCSC).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. When are practice times and how many days per week?
We have two practice times. For the Spring & Fall seasons, practice start times are: early (4:30-6:00) and late (6:00-dark). Practices are usually one day a week. The coach determines the day.
2. How are practice sites and times assigned and why can’t we request a specific site? The coaches request the days of the week and times that work best with their schedules, the location they prefer and their closest elementary school. The Sports Director then takes this information and matches up the coaches’ request to the fields that are available. The oldest age groups are assigned practice times first, all the way down to the youngest age group. The coach can request specific sites; but depending on the season, soccer may or may not have those sites to choose from. Also, an older age group may already have taken that site.
3. When will I hear from my coach?
There are coaches’ meetings scheduled a few weeks before the start of the season. Coaches receive their rosters at that time. Players will be contacted within one week of that meeting.
4. When will games start and how can I find out my child’s schedule?
The coach will provide Team schedule and update to league play usually before the first game.
5. Can my child play in an age group older than her own or in a grade other than her own?
Players are assigned to leagues based on their date of birth. The only time a child is given the option to play up ONE age group is when that child is attending the same grade as the higher age group and their birth date falls between August 1 and December 31. If a parent wants their child to play up with their grade, they will need to request that on their registration form with proof of grade level (e.g. report card). If the request is submitted along with the registration form, the child will be initially placed with their age group.
6. Can my child play in an age group younger than her own?
The only waivers that are given to play down are for children with physical or mental challenges. A written request along with the registration form should be submitted at the time of registration. If registering online, then the written request can be sent via email to
. Requests will be given to the Sports Director for review.
7. What do I need to buy to participate in recreational soccer?
To participate in recreational soccer, uniforms are provided as part of the registration fee. The player needs shin guards, an age appropriate soccer ball, water bottle and cleats (optional).
8. Does my child need experience to play?
No experience is necessary in our recreational program.
9. Can I wear eyeglasses, a cast, or jewelry while playing and practicing soccer?
Glasses for corrective vision may be worn provided they are properly secured. Casts shall be allowed provided that these are wrapped in a plastic bubble protector or other similar type of covering that offers protection, and under the condition that the player shall not use the cast in any manner that would endanger the safety of the players on the field. The Referee permits medical bracelets or jewelry of a clearly religious nature provided they are not deemed dangerous or pose any danger to the players on the field. If approved, these items shall be taped down. Clear tape provides the most visibility for medical bracelets. All other jewelry is not allowed.
10. Where are games played?
Each age group is assigned a game location for the entire season. Games are played mainly on Saturdays; but occasionally on Sundays. These locations are at various schools and parks in the southern Fairfax County (VA).
11. What happens if my child misses a practice or game?
While we encourage all players to participate in each practice and game, we realize that is not always possible. There are no consequences to the player if practices or games are missed. Please notify the coach beforehand if your child will be missing a practice or game.
12. Are the coaches professional coaches?
Our recreational coaches are usually parent volunteers. Each coach must complete a coaches' training program prior to coaching. This training provides them with the tools they need to develop and coach the players on the team.
13. Who referees the games?
Trained and certified referees referee all of our age groups. Parent volunteers facilitate the games for all age groups.
14. Can I get a refund?
Requests for refunds must be made in writing and received prior to the scheduled recreational coaches’ meeting or first scheduled recreational game, whichever comes first. South County Premier Soccer Club will consider refunding the registration fee minus a $40 processing fee. After scheduled recreational coaches meeting or first scheduled recreational game, whichever comes first, no refunds will be granted. South County Premier Soccer Club reserved the right to deny any refunds.
15. Can I change teams if I am unable to get to my assigned practice?
If your child has a particularly busy schedule, it’s a good idea to consider coaching your child’s team to ensure the practice time meets your family’s needs. On the registration form, please make us aware of any restrictions to practices and games on your child’s schedule. The age group coordinators will do their best not to assign your child to a team that practices on a day you are not available. If you have a problem with your practice time, contact Sports Director y to see if it is possible to move you to a different team.
16. How are teams formed?
To the greatest extent possible, teams are formed geographically around the residence of volunteer coaches, taking into account players’ neighborhoods and school boundaries, but there should be no expectation that players will be with the same coach or team in consecutive seasons.
17. Why didn’t my child get the team I requested?
South County Premier Soccer Club will consider special requests, but cannot guarantee that they will be honored. Reasonable carpool requests will be taken into consideration, but requests to carpool with more than two players may not be able to be honored. South County Premier Soccer Club will attempt to honor requests to avoid a particular practice day.