Fall 2022 Season Information

 

Registration for the Fall 2022 Season OPENS JUNE 1. Players may be waitlisted beginning in August.
Please note our recreational league is volunteer-based. The cost for the season is kept to a minimal fee, and the emphasis is on fun. If you are looking for development led by professional coaches with a greater commitment, please review our travel program. Players may also have supplemental skill development led by professional coaches through our Rec Skills Clinics during the season.


IN PERSON REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE
For players registered and paid by CASH -- Registration is not complete until payment is received. Come to In-Person Registration dates to complete registration with cash payment:

  • Tuesday, July 12, 6:00pm - 9:00pm @ Herndon Fortnightly Library
    Basement Meeting Room (Large room)
    768 Center St, Herndon, VA 20170
  • Saturday, July 23, 10:00am - 1:00pm @ Herndon Fortnightly Library
    Basement Conference Room (Small room)
    768 Center St, Herndon, VA 20170
  • Date in early August TBA

For players having difficulty with online registration, we can assist you with the online process. Please bring your phone to access the registration website.

Here are helpful instructions for how to register online in Spanish:


FALL SEASON CALENDAR

  • August 13: Mandatory volunteer coaches meeting
  • August 14-21: Coaches contact players on their teams with practice schedule, team information
  • August 29: First week of practices
  • September 11: First games

AGES: Open to players U4-U19 (Birth years 2003-2018). Please see the chart at the bottom of the page for each age group aligned by birth year.


COST: $150 per player. Late registration begins July 15th with an additional $25 fee ($175 for full registration, or $75 for registration with financial aid.) 

  • Pay online with credit card.
  • If paying by check, please mail to: Attention: Registrar, Herndon Youth Soccer, PO Box 464, Herndon, VA 20172.
  • If paying by cash, please turn in at in-person registration assistance dates TBA.

DATES: First week of practices begin the week of August 29th; 1-2 trainings per week and games on 8 Saturdays.

  • House League Game Dates (U5-U10): 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/3, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5,  (Rain Date 11/12) 
  • SFL Games (U11-U19): League games begin in September and the schedule will be communicated by the coach.

FORMAT: League play for U11 and above; House format for U10 and below.

  • For ages U11-U19, Herndon will participate in the Suburban Friendship League (SFL). Teams will have home games and away games scheduled. Practice schedules and game schedules are communicated directly by the coaches to their rostered players aproximately two weeks before the season starts.
  • For ages U7-U10, Herndon has 6-12 teams in each age group, players are assigned to a team and parent coach. These teams have 1 practice a week with their coach and are scheduled to compete against other Herndon teams on Saturdays at the same field in Herndon each week.
  • For ages U4-U6, the Microkicks Program is led by a professional coach with US Youth Soccer licensing and education specific to the cognitive, social and physical development of 3 and 4-year olds. The program now includes one practice during the week and games on Saturdays. Read More

GAMES: Rain make-ups or House League divisions needing to play an extra game due to a bye week caused by an uneven number of teams will generally occur on Sundays. U11 and older (SFL) home games also will also mostly be on Saturdays, however some localities do schedule games on Sunday and rain makeups are on Sundays. It is also necessary for the SFL to occasionally schedule a team to play Sunday home games. Players need to be aware that some Sunday play is possible.


UNIFORMS:

  • Players U4-U10 receive a free t-shirt/socks to wear as a uniform.
  • Players U11-U19 must purchase an Adidas Herndon jersey and will be assigned a number by their coach to wear for SFL competition. Information on how to purchase the uniform and assigned numbers will be communicated by the coach once rosters are formed.

FINANCIAL AID/COST: Players seeking financial aid (scholarships) must show proof of qualification. If you apply during online registration, players will be charged a reduced fee of $50 and must submit the appropriate documents. If they are not received, players will be charged the full balance before being allowed to participate. For information on the financial aid process and qualifications, click here.


EQUIPMENT: Shin guards are mandatory and all players should have a ball. Soccer cleats are not mandatory but are recommended.

  • U4-U8: Size 3 ball
  • U9-U12: Size 4 ball
  • U13-U19: Size 5 ball

COACHING: Volunteers to coach/assistant coach must register to coach online. Age Group Commissioners will contact volunteers selected to coach in early August. Coaches (or assistant or a team representative) will have a team meeting in mid-August.

Special requests in terms of a particular coach, friend to be on the same team with or day/time practice conflicts MUST BE NOTED ON YOUR REGISTRATION. We cannot guarantee we can honor your request, but will NOT accommodate any requests not noted on the form.

Coaches will contact players on their roster by August 21st.


CONTACT


NOTE ON REFUNDS FOR FALL SEASON: If you decide to cancel your registration before September 1, please contact registrar@herndonyouthsoccer.org to request a refund. All refunds issued will still be charged a $10 processing fee. Players who register on and after July 15th will be charged a $25 late fee and only placed if space is available. The late fee is not refundable unless we are unable to place the child on a team. No refunds will be given after September 1, 2022.


AGE GROUPS BY BIRTH YEARS
The age groups for fall 2022 and spring 2023 seasons are:

U4 U5 U6 U7 U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14 U16 U19
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