It's not too early to think about registering for our Spring 2023 recreation season. Take advantage of early bird pricing and act soon!
Recreational games are expected to start in April, but the actual start date has not been set at this time. The season will run through June (U4/U5 and U6-U10-last game with a rain date of June 10 and November 12-13 (U11-U19-SFL Bonus Game Weekend -if available).
Recreational games are expected to start in April, but the actual start date has not been set at this time. The season will run through June 3 (U4/U5 and U6-U10-last game with a rain date of June 10) and u11-u19 is through June 3.
ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY
No mail-in forms will be accepted for registration. All registration will be done online. If you have trouble accessing the online system, you can try any public library to use their computers for registration. All payments including checks, can be paid online.
Following are the fees* for Fall 2022 Season:
U4 & U5 (Born from January 1, 2018 to July 1, 2020)
October 27 – December 19 (11:59 pm)-Early: $115
December 20 - February 20 (11:59 pm) - Regular Period: $130
February 21 - until full - Late Period - placement based on availability: $145
U6-U19 (2004-2017 birth years)
October 27 – December 19 (11:59 pm) - Early: $160
December 20 - February 20 (11:59 pm) - Regular Period: $185
February 21 - until full - Late Period - placement based on availability: $200
Coaches who coached in a previous season receive 1 child discount for each team coached (Head coaches 100% covered, if registered during early/regular registration and Assistant coaches 50% covered, if registered during early/regular registration).
*Plus Bank Processing Fees of Approximately 3.5%
> 100% of fee paid less $25 admin processing will be provided for any reason until Jan 14
> Starting the Saturday of the first scheduled games, and only through Sunday night following the 3rd weekend of games, players may receive a prorated refund less $25 admin fee or a discount code for the following season to be used during or prior to the close of the Open Registration period of the next season, if they are physically deemed unable to continue playing by a doctor.
> Following the Sunday of the 4th weekend of games, no refunds will be provided for any reason, with the only exception those who had notified us earlier, but are still awaiting doctor’s proof.
Registration fees DO NOT include the Sterling Soccer Club uniform or other equipment needed or required to participate.
> If you HAVE NOT played in Sterling Soccer Club (formerly SYSA) since the Spring 2018 season, you will need a new uniform to participate due to the fact we updated our branding and uniform colors in the Fall of 2018.
> Uniforms can be purchased at Sterling Soccer (47100 Community Plaza #128, Sterling, VA 20164). Players U11 and above will need to wait until the club assigns numbers prior to purchasing.
Thanks to the generous donations of fellow member families, community members and corporate partners, Sterling Soccer Club is able to offer a limited number of players discounts for players qualifying for free or reduced lunch at their public school or with similar proof of financial hardship from a government agency. You should have already applied for this aid separately before beginning this registration process, and will need the personal discount coupon code supplied by our office. The number of players we can accommodate is directly tied to our scholarship fund balance (see below if you can give).
U4 to U10 Age Groups - House Program
Age groups U10 and under House programs feature weekend intra-league games within the same gender age groups and weekly practices. Teams are coached by volunteer coaches, assisted by professional trainers. Games and practices are held at nearby Sterling middle and elementary schools.
U11 TO U19 Age Group
SFL (Suburban Friendship League)
Our U11 to U19 teams plays in the Suburban Friendship League (SFL). All SFL games are on Saturdays, with occasional Sunday games. Depending on the age groups, home games are held at Paul Hencken Fields or nearby Sterling schools. Away games are normally held at other club facilities in Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, or Fauquier counties.
Our recreation teams also have the opportunity to participate in the SFL end-of-season tournaments, and All-Stars tournaments hosted by Herndon Youth Soccer and the Fairfax Police Youth Club. Players are selected by All-Star coaches after tryouts are held.
Sterling Soccer plans to offer extra skills training for all of our players, including goalkeeping, offensive skills and technical skills, and various other soccer skills. Training will be conducted by travel program coaches.