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Congratulations - Recreation Coach of the Year - 2015

McLean Youth Soccer is grateful to all of our tremendous volunteers. The enthusiastic, tireless and generous contributions of our Recreation coaches is the keystone of the Recreation program.  Hundreds of children benefit from the time that these coaches dedicate to their teams, and we are grateful to each and every one of them.  McLean Youth Soccer received close to 200 nominations from recreation players and families supporting their favorite coaches! The recreation coach of the year should demonstrate excellent, age appropriate coaching skills, serve as a positive influence for his or her players, demonstrate knowledge of and a love of the game, and inspire her or his players to their best efforts.  We are very excited to acknowledge the Recreation Coaches of the Year:

U6 - U11 Boys:  James Cartwright 
U6 - U11 Girls:  Laura Mattis 
U12 and up Boys:  Bob Arnold 
U12 and up Girls:  Paul Cashin 

Congratulations to all, and THANK YOU for all that you do to support our young athletes!

Fall 2015 Recreation Soccer

Have you registered for the Fall Season?  If not, please click here!

The season begins in early September and continues through mid-November.

U4-U5 meet once per week for 45 minutes to an hour with club staff members. An adult must participate along with the player.

  • U4 has SIX early afternoon weekday sessions. (We may offer limited space available Saturday early afternoon sessions.)
  • U5 has SEVEN Saturday morning sessions. 

Recreation Teams normally have one practice per week.

  • U6-U8 Rec Teams:   (1) One hour practice during the week
  • U9-U11 Rec Teams: (1) 90 minute practice during the week
  • U12-U19 SFL Teams: may have a 2nd optional 90 minute practice

Team assignment and practice information will be communicated to each family by the player’s coach no later than September 4, if the player registered prior to July 31.

Late registrants (after August 1) may be put on a waiting list.

MYS Recreation Games will begin Saturday, September 19, 2015

U5 Soccer (7 Weeks) and TOP Soccer Sessions will begin on this date.
Recreation Games begin for players U6 thru U11
Spring Season Game Schedule

  • September 19, 26
  • October 3, 17, 24, 31   (No games October 10 – Columbusl Day Holiday Weekend)
  • November 7 (make-up date for U5)
  • November 14 will be final games for U6 thru U9 players
  • November 14/15 (Sat/Sun) will be the End of Season Round Robin Tournament for U10 & U11 teams – ALL TEAMS PLAY

ALL - STAR INFO:  Herndon All-Star Tournament - November 21-22 (U8 and Older Teams Only).  MYS will field teams in the age groups where we have volunteer coaches to hold tryouts and take the teams to the tournament. Players must be registered and playing on an MYS team to be eligible to try out. 

MYS Recreation Players (U12 and older) all play on MYS teams that we register in the Suburban Friendship League (SFL) – a Recreation Travel League in Northern VA. No tryouts required. SFL Fall 2015 start date is September 12.  End of season SFL tournament is November 14/15.

MYS Recreation

The McLean Youth Soccer (MYS) Recreation program (or House League) focuses on individual player development and the enjoyment of the game of soccer – not on teams or winning games. We believe it is important for our players, parents and coaches to embrace this philosophy as it is an important foundation of MYS.  Our small-sided, continuous play model that maximizes touches on the ball has been widely copied throughout the country.  

The House program encompasses our recreational soccer programs for players ages 3 to 18, or the Under 4 (U4) to Under 19 (U19) divisions, and a TOPSoccer program.

  • U4-U5 : Academy style, non-team-based introduction to soccer for our youngest players.
  • U6-U8: Non-results team-based developmental program.
  • U9-U11: Team-based program promoting fun and player development.
  • U12 and older:  Team-based program that competes against area club teams in the Suburban Friendship League (SFL).
MYS also offers a number of Training Programs based on age group and interest.  We currently offer multiple in-season options (Skills Training and Goalkeeping) and as part of our new MYS Premier Soccer Academy, will even more training opportunities are available through summer, spring break and winter camps.