Recreation

Soccer for everyone!

Fun, fitness and friendships

The ASA recreational league is the largest youth sports league in Alexandria!

ASA’s recreational league is a volunteer based, inclusive soccer program for kids of all abilities and experience levels, ages 4-19. The league is all about fun, fitness and friendships! Teams practice once a week and play games on Saturdays in Alexandria (high school teams sometimes opt to practice twice per week).

The majority of kids are placed on teams that practice near or at their schools. This structure makes practices more convenient for families and helps group kids who know each other from school on the same team.

current season

Spring 2020
important dates

Registration Deadline

March 10th

First week of practices

March 23rd

First Games

March 28

Single Season Registration

Financial Aid pricing (all ages) — $50

PreK - 2nd grade

Rec Soccer
$ 105 per player
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3rd - 6th grade

Rec Soccer
$ 115 per player
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7th - 12th grade

Rec Soccer
$ 125 per player
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FULL YEAR (Fall & Spring)

Financial Aid pricing (all ages) — $90

PreK - 2nd grade

Rec Soccer
$ 170 per player
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3rd - 6th grade

Rec Soccer
$ 180 per player
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7th - 12th grade

Rec Soccer
$ 190 per player
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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to Rec League players who qualify for the Alexandria City Public School (ACPS) Free or Reduced Lunch Program. A copy of a child’s enrollment in the lunch program is required for aid consideration. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the office at 703-684-5425 or email [email protected].

Age Group Chart

Additional Information

All Rec players need a blue and a red soccer jersey. Jerseys are $10 each. 

Registrants living outside the Alexandria City proper will pay a $35 non-resident fee per season.

Suburban Friendship League (SFL)

Players U13+ (7th-12 grade) compete in the SFL. Participants register with ASA and are placed onto team. Teams compete locally against other area teams, play 11v11 on full sided fields. Teams playing in the SFL must have numbers on their jerseys (younger teams competing in ASA’s in-house league do not have numbered jerseys). Once registered, participants will receive information about jersey pickup. Please visit the SFL website for more information regarding directions to fields, age group rules, standings & more.

Junior Academy girls pose with Joanna Lohman after practice
Junior Academy
For kids born in 2013 & 2014

The Junior Academy offers kids an early introduction to ASA’s Academy program with professional coaches, structured training sessions and a local league + scrimmages. Kids are identified and recommended by ASA coaches and invited to an ID session or practice for evaluation.

Junior Academy participants are often more comfortable on the ball than other kids their age and/or are interested in an extra practice each week in a structured environment. Many kids play on their Rec League team AND participate in the Junior Academy.

Thank you Parents coaches, volunteers.

The ASA Rec League is made possible by the incredible volunteer coaches who step up to coach each team. Are you a parent or adult who’d like to volunteer your time on the field?

No experience needed! ASA provides coaches with equipment (cones, pinnies, pop up goals), an ASA technical t-shirt and practice activities. Additionally, Recreational Director Peter Kallin is available to attend a practice session to help demonstrate activities and provide support. Volunteer coaches provide a life-changing experience for kids on the soccer field and help make this league a family affair!

Rec League

Sideline Behavior:

The Recreational League has a zero tolerance policy for negative and/or abusive sideline behaviour. Parents and coaches should be supportive sideline cheerleaders to help provide children with a positive and fun experience. Cheer for the kids — do not yell at the other team, players or referees. A few relevant resources for coaches and parents: