Junior SCORES

About Junior SCORES

DC SCORES’ Junior SCORES programming is school or recreation center based, team-based, and serves the whole child. Junior SCORES focuses on introducing youth to soccer and DC SCORES's values of teamwork, leadership, and commitment at a young age so that they can build interest in the sport and gain an early understanding of the power of being part of a team. Each week students will participate in two soccer practices and one game day. Programs are open to grades k-2.

Soccer

Fall & Spring

Youth will become more physically fit as they learn the fundamentals of soccer and improve their skills. Players will also participate in activities that teach and further promote DC SCORES’ core values of teamwork, leadership and commitment. Players of all levels are encouraged to participate.

Cost

DC SCORES programming is FREE to all participants. DC SCORES staff works hard to keep all of our programs FREE for all participants. Each year we raise 100% of the money it takes to run our programs in DC. If you would like to contribute to the program or help fundraise, please contact us at parents@dcscores.org or donate here.

What does my child need to participate?

Every participant must turn in a signed registration form before participating in DC SCORES. The registration form ensures that staff have necessary information about your child, and also provides your child with supplemental insurance. New registration forms must be completed each school year of participation. See the coach at your child’s site for a registration form or complete the form online at register.dcscores.org.

All practice and game equipment (including jerseys) will be provided by DC SCORES. All equipment provided is property of DC SCORES until distributed by coaches at the end of the spring season for players completing both seasons and meeting attendance requirements as set by his/her coach. Players are not required to wear cleats and can play in any type of athletic shoe/sneaker. They should wear comfortable athletic clothing and footwear for all sessions.

Weekly Site Schedule

Each site establishes their own weekly schedule which will consist of three 60 minute sessions (typically two practices and one game day) during after school hours (between 3-6pm). There will be 3-4 bi-weekly games per season in addition to celebratory, family events. DC SCORES operates during both the fall (September-November) and spring (March-June) seasons. We encourage all students to participate in both seasons over the year.

Please contact the coach point of contact (listed on the Program Site Directory) at your site for the schedule. Game schedules can be found here.

Parents are responsible for picking up their children at the time established by the coaches. Please show some respect to our dedicated coaches and be on time. Parents who are late to pick up their children may be subject to a fee.

Please note that practices will not be cancelled in the case of inclement weather (unless school closes). Coaches will conduct practice inside as necessary.

2018 - 2019 Program Calendar

Fall Season

  • Start Date: September 4th
  • Fall Frenzy: Date TBD
  • End Date: November 9th

Spring Season

  • Start Date: March 12th
  • Jamboree: Date TBD
  • End Date: May 17th


Events

Fall Frenzy

Fall Frenzy is for all Junior SCORES program teams and their families. Youth will participate in soccer games, arts and crafts, and other activities. Buses will transport students from their school, and food is provided for all players and family members.

Jamboree!

Similar to Fall Frenzy, the Jamboree is an end of year celebration with soccer games, activity booths, and free food for everyone. Buses will transport students from their school, and food is provided for all players and family members.