Spring 2022 Information

Registration is open for the spring recreational league -- register early to guarantee placement on a team! Read below for important registration dates, the spring season calendar and program information. Please note the recreational league is built on volunteer coaches and the amount of players on teams depends on the amount of coaches able to volunteer. Please consider registering as a volunteer coach for your child's team.

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Registration Dates:

  • Dec. 1 - Feb. 14: Early Registration $150 registration fee; financial aid available upon proof of qualification during registration.
  • Begins February 15: Late Registration All registrations will be charged a $25 late fee on top of the registration fee.
  • Mid-to-Late March: Waitlist Registration will close in mid-late March, depending on the age groups and numbers registered. Players may be put on a waitlist if their age group is full or until volunteer coaches are secured. 

IN-PERSON ASSISTANCE/DROP OFF: To drop off cash/check payment, show proof of qualification for financial aid, and/or with online registration questions. 

  • CANCELLED -- Tuesday, January 11, 2022
     
  • Saturday, January 29, 2022:
    3pm  - 6pm

    Herndon Fortnightly Library
    Basement Meeting Room

    768 Center St, Herndon, VA 20170

     
  • Saturday, February 12:
    3pm - 6pm

    Herndon Fortnightly Library
    Basement Meeting Room

    768 Center St, Herndon, VA 20170

SPRING SEASON CALENDAR

  • March 12: Mandatory volunteer coaches meeting
  • March 14-20: Coaches contact players on their teams with practice schedule, team information
  • March 28 - April 1: First week of practices
  • April 16: 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.

The age groups for fall 2021 and spring 2022 seasons are:

U4 U5 U6 U7 U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14 U16 U19
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2006-2007 2003-2005

 

 

 

COST: $150 per player early registration Dec. 1 - Feb. 15; $175 per player late registration Feb. 16 - close of registration (mid-to-late March).

  • 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 above.

GAME DATES: First week of practices begin the week of March 28; 1-2 trainings per week and games on 8 Saturdays.

  • House League Game Dates (U5-U10): 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11,  (No games 4/9 for FCPS Spring Break and 5/28 for Memorial Day Weekend).
  • SFL Game Dates (U11-U19): Suburban Friendship League games begin in April, exact date to be released.

TOURNAMENT DATES: 

  • June 11-12 (U11-U19): All U11 and older Herndon teams will participate in the SFL Tournament after the end of the regular season and play single-elimination games for championships in each age group's division
  • June 18-19 (U8-U19): All U8 and older age groups will form elite teams comprised of the best players in the age group to represent Herndon in the spring All-Star Tournament hosted by FPYC. This is not mandatory; players selected to the All-Stars team can decline the invitation. Additional fee required for selected participants.

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

  • For ages U11-U19, Herndon participates 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 with volunteer 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/U5 and U6, the programs are led by a professional coach with US Youth Soccer licensing and education specific to the cognitive, social and physical development of this age group. The programs include one practice a week with a professional coach, and games on the weekend are overseen by the professional coach and facilitated by volunteer coaches.

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 but as 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. If players already have the adidas jersey from the previous season, they do not need to purchase another. Please communication correct jersey number on the registration form.

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 proof. 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 March. Coaches (or assistant or a team representative) will have a club meeting Saturday, March 12.

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 the week of March 14th.  

CONTACT: registrar@herndonyouthsoccer.org with any questions or registration issues.

NOTE ON REFUNDS FOR SPRING SEASON: If you decide to cancel your registration before April 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 February 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 April 1, 2022.