U11 to U19 boys and girls teams practices twice per week at Paul Hencken Fields (Potomack Sportsplex) or Algonkian Elementary in Sterling. (additional fields may be added depending on season).
SFL teams generally play about 8 regular-season games and at least 1 tournament game. After the sixth or seventh week into the season, the SFL teams in each age group are ranked and are generally divided into groups of 4. Each group is then scheduled for a single-elimination tournament during the last week of the season. The first and second-place teams in each group are awarded trophies.
Games are held on weekends - home games are at Hencken fields or Algonkian Elementary. Away games are at the opponents' fields.
Teams are coached by volunteer head coaches and volunteer assistant coaches. Parent volunteers are encouraged for assisting as team managers and parent liaisons.
Supplemental skills training by our professional staff is available for those players who would like to enhance their soccer skills as well. Please check our website for updates.
Our rising U11 boys and girls recreation teams participate in the Suburban Friendship League (SFL) for league play with other Northern VA and DC clubs.
During the spring and fall seasons, the SFL provides scheduling services to over 520 teams representing almost 25 different clubs. The SFL divides its leagues into two divisions. Adjustments to the teams assigned to the two divisions are made at the end of each season, based on win/loss records, to assure that there is a level of parity for competitive games the following season.
An additional bonus to playing through the SFL is the season-ending tournament. Teams are seeded into small groupings according to an SFL formula that adjusts their season standings to account for points given for forfeits and other technical issues, giving every team an opportunity to play against teams of similar ability and to win.
Multiple Children Discount
First child is full price, but all other children receive a $10 discount off the registration fee*
*All players of the same family must register at the same time in order to receive multi-family discount
*Only applies to immediate family members with the same parents/guardians living at same address
Financial Aid Information
Sterling Soccer Club offers 50% off the above fees for players qualifying for free or reduced lunch at their public school or with similar proof of financial hardship from a government agency. To apply for this aid, as part of this form, you will be asked to upload a copy of a letter or other documents demonstrating your financial support status. When you do this, you should also select the 2-payment plan option in our fee section below. This will charge 50% of the fee today and scheduled the 2nd 50% set to a later due date. HOWEVER, as soon as we verify your qualifying financial need, we will cancel the 2nd payment.
To apply, email the government form, including your child's name, birth date, and your email address to our club administrator. Upon receipt, a financial aid code will be emailed to you, which you can use when registering your child.
Algonkian Elementary School
20196 Carter Court, Sterling, VA 20165
Paul Hencken Soccer Fields (Potomack Lakes Sportsplex)
20280 Cascades Parkway, Sterling, VA 20165
Uniforms for new U11 to U19 players are to be purchased at the Sterling Soccer retail store located at 47100 Community Plaza, Suite 128, Sterling, VA 20164.
Click here to visit our uniform page for more details.
All uniforms kits include the following:
The club administrator assigns numbers for each age group and team. Numbers cannot be requested.