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Travel Soccer Try-outs - NOW OPEN!

By Laura vaughn, 03/31/19, 1:00PM EDT


Sign up on-line or at the EXPO

MISSION: To Ensure our members have world class training and appropriate competition regardless of their skill level.

Travel Soccer EXPO is scheduled for Friday, April 26th at Hooes Road Park.

Sign up for the FREE EXPO and meet the coaches!

Register for Travel Try-outs at Expo and get a FREE T-SHIRT!

SYC Travel Soccer Highlights:

  • Currently the largest Travel Soccer Program compared to any of our surrounding clubs

  • 2019-20 NEW Technical Leadership with a proven track record in Northern Virginia

  • 2019-20 Implementing a NEW curriculum focused on player and team development

  • 2019-20 Coaching Staff has won, as coaches & players, over 35+ VA State Cup Championships, 2 National Championships and 3 Regional Championships

  • Only Club in Northern VA that has teams that compete in the prestigious EDP National League South Atlantic Division (year-round), CCL Member Club, and NCSL Member Club

  • Attracting the TOP coaches in the region to provide world-class training to our players (including the 2018 VA Boys Competitive Coach of the year and Regional Coach of the year)

  • SYC Soccer travel teams have won over 20+ VA State Cup Championships

  • SYC teams have Won 2 USYS National Championships

Registration for Travel Soccer Tryouts is FREE!

Este Maldonado

Este Maldonado

Technical Director


  • Each candidate is encouraged to attend all tryouts for their age group (see age group chart).
  • Based on US Soccer’s Player Development Initiatives, all players will register for their birth year tryout age group ONLY. There is a process in place internally for players to potentially try out to play up an age group if it is deemed best for that player’s overall development. All decisions will be reviewed by the Technical Director, Director of Coaches, coaches, and parents before approving this option.
  • If unable to attend a tryout please email and/or your Age Group Head Coach prior to your age group’s tryout.
  • Online pre-registration is mandatory. There is no cost to tryout.
  • Bring the following to each tryout: Ball, shin guards and water.
  • ONLY Professional Coaches from the Travel program will be involved in the evaluation process.
  • Players should arrive for check-in 30 mins prior to the first tryout they attend to confirm attendance and pick up a numbered t-shirt. Players are not required to check-in at any other tryout sessions after their first, but should arrive to the field 30 mins early
For players born between 2001-2011

SYC Soccer Travel soccer program provides local talent with an opportunity to play soccer year-round at a competitive level. Players in the Travel program are challenged among their peers with ample opportunities for growth and development, including pathways to Regional and National Competition for our Elite Boys and Girls. Travel Tryouts are assessment opportunities used by SYC Soccer Top Professional coaching staff to identify players for their teams in May of each year. These are open applications with mandatory online registration, and players are encouraged to attend all tryouts for their age group.

SYC S Soccer will field Travel teams for players born between and including the years 2001-2011 for the 2019/20 season. Please see below for information on the coming Travel Tryouts. Players must register in advance.

Important Dates: 
  • Tryout Schedule will be announced SOON!
  • Coaching Slate for 2019-20 Announcement coming SOON!
  • Technical Staff Announcement coming SOON!
  • Partnership Announcement Coming SOON!
  • An additional tryout date may be added for an age group, at the request of the coaches.
  • If you can’t attend a tryout please contact us with questions.
  • Please check the website periodically for potential updates/changes to the locations.
  • All revisions will be posted in italic.


  • A competitive, FUN, and challenging environment at training sessions, games, and club clinics.
  • Sessions/clinics that have a clear plan that will always promote player development.
  • Coaches that are respectful, engaged, professionally licensed, and knowledgeable.
  • Quality training facilities for all sessions/camps/clinics.
  • Players assigned to their correct level, where they will be challenged among their peers with ample opportunities for growth.
  • Strength in depth. Our teams are strong from top to bottom because of our wide player pool and highly educated coaches.
  • Competition in the best regional leagues in the DMV area and competitions available, including Virginia State Cup, USYS Region I Championships, National League South Atlantic (EDP),  USYS National League, Club Champions League, National Club Soccer League and US Youth Soccer National Championships.
  • Access to try out for District and State Olympic Development Program (ODP) and DODP.
  • Access to elite tournaments nationwide, including Bethesda, CASL, Dallas Cup, Disney Showcase and Jeff Cup.
  • Information about playing in college as well as access to college coaches/contacts through our College ID Camps, College Showcase and College Prep Meetings.
  • A coaching staff that includes many local high school coaches.
  • In-season and off-season supplemental training, including camps, academies, futsal, speed/agility training, and additional weeknight training programs.
  • On-going player evaluation and feedback.