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Who can play?

We have divisions for all players - from 3 year olds to end of High School.

Children as young as three years old can join if they are ready to kick a ball and play as part of a group.  In general, nursery schoolers should sign up for the "Pre-K" Division, kindergarteners for the "K" Division, first-graders for Division One, and so on.  First-grade girls and older have the option of choosing "all-girls" or "coed."

Covid info

We are excited to be able to play soccer this spring after more than a year off.  Opening Weekend will be April 10/11.  (If you have a credit from last spring please make a note on your registration form.)  Even as we emerge from the pandemic, however, it is important that we work together to ensure everyone's health and safety.  For this season we are requiring you to abide by the following precautions when participating in Takoma Soccer activities (if you have misgivings, you can withdraw and pay no fee):

  • During practice sessions or games, all players, spectators and coaches must wear a mask that covers both nose and mouth at all times except during water breaks.
  • At practices or games all adult observers must keep a physically safe distance from each other unless they are members of the same household.
  • In the event of COVID symptoms or a positive COVID contact or test in your household, you must alert the team coach and all family members must stay away from soccer activities until medically cleared.
  • Attendance at games will be limited to one or two family members per player.  Your coach will inform you what the maximum number is for your team.
  • At the start of each practice or game, an adult member of your family must confirm with your coach or a designated member of the team that your child has a mask and that no one in your household is exhibiting COVID symptoms or has tested positive or has been in contact with anyone who has tested positive.
  • At every game the opposing teams will occupy the sidelines opposite each other to avoid unnecessary contact among spectators.
  • If you retrieve an out-of-bounds ball please kick it back onto the field rather than throw it.
  • Coaches will retain a roster of players who attend each game or practice for contact tracing if needed.
  • You are responsible for bringing snacks or drinks for your own children, but please do not distribute them to other children.
  • Everyone must refrain from shouting or loud cheering.  (As always, unsportsmanlike conduct can lead to removal from the field.)
  • Dogs or other pets will not be permitted on the field.
  • After the soccer activity has ended, everyone must leave the field directly.
  • Coaches will send a regular reminder of these guidelines to team members.
We will post updates to this plan when it becomes available.  You can check this page for updates.


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  • April 10/11 - Spring season begins
  • May 22/23 - End-of-season medal ceremonies (teams have option to play through June 5/6)

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Times & Places

We play on fields in either Takoma Park or Silver Spring.  (Click here for a complete list.)

The "Pre-K" and "Pre-K-3" (pre-school) divisions play for one hour on the weekends.  You can choose morning or afternoon, on Saturday or Sunday.

The "K" (kindergarten) division plays a 90-minute session either Saturday or Sunday; your choice.  You can choose morning or afternoon, on Saturday or Sunday.

First-graders and older have a weekday practice and a weekend game.  All-girls teams always play on Sunday afternoon, and Co-ed teams play on Saturday.

 

Cleat Exchange

Takoma Soccer has a cleat exchange: Donate a used pair and/or find a pair that fits.  Located in several boxes on the porch at 220 Grant Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912 (almost next door to the Takoma Park Community Center).

 


Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition.

 

Webmaster: Andrew Partan