Recreational Soccer Information

With more than 6,500 players participating each Fall and Spring in league play, the recreational soccer program is the cornerstone of the Arlington Soccer Association. Players register and are placed on teams within one of our neighborhood soccer clubs, based on elementary school enrollment or geographical location. The recreational program provides quality soccer experiences for players, both boys and girls, from kindergarten through high school age. Anyone of any ability and level of income is welcome to participate. Parents, and other volunteers, coach the teams to provide a fun and educational environment through scheduled practices and games. Equal playing time is guaranteed and all players are welcome!

What are the dates of the season?
The fall season typically runs from mid-September through mid-November
The spring season typically runs from mid-April through mid-June

What ages can play rec soccer?
We organize the rec league by grade level. Rec soccer is open to all kindergarten through high school aged players. If your child is between the ages of three through pre-school, they may be eligible to play in Arlington Soccer's Mini Soccer program

How are teams formed?
Arlington Soccer attempts to place players on teams based on school enrollment, when possible. If a player cannot be placed on a team from their school, then they are generally placed on a team in the same general geographic location in Arlington.

How often do teams practice?
Teams generally practice once a week, with some older teams deciding to practice twice a week. However, the vast majority of teams only practice once per week for an hour after regular school hours.

Where/when will my child's team practice?
We try and assign practice space to teams based on the geographical makeup of their team. However, exact practice locations and times are decided by the team coach and their club manager and this can vary across teams.

When are games?
Games are normally played on Saturdays during the season, with the occasional Sunday afternoon game when needed. 

What are the game formats?
Kindergarten: 4v4, no goalkeepers
1st/2nd Grade: 4v4, no goalkeepers
3rd/4th Grade: 7v7
5th/6th Grade: 9v9
7th/8th/High School: 11v11

What are the fees?

Registration for REC is $94-114. 

January 6 - January 31:  Return to Team & Special Request / Early Registration Period - $94 per player (plus county fees). If you register and make payment during this period, you can return to your team from the fall 2019 season or place a special team request.

February 1 - February 29:  Return to Rec / Rec Registration Period - $104 per player (plus county fees). If you register and make payment during this period, you will be placed on a rec team.  Returning players are not guaranteed being placed on the same team during this period. 

March 1:  Waitlist / Late Registration - $114 per player (plus county fees).  If you complete your registration (including payment) on or after March 1, you will be placed on a wait list.

REC Soccer- Spring 2020

Base Fee $94

Amounts below include County Fees

Financial Aid Fee Amounts

Early Bird Fee


1/06 – 1/31

Regular Fee


2/01 – 2/29

Wait List Fee


3/01 – 3/31

FA-Early Bird


1/06 – 1/31

FA- Regular Fee


2/01 – 2/29

FA-Wait List 


3/01 –3/31

Arlington Resident

Plus $8 In County fee







Out of County Resident

+ $20 Out of County Fee








Does my child qualify for Financial Aid?

We offer a reduced fees for players who qualify for Financial Aid. Players who receive Free/reduced Lunch, SNAP/TANF or Medicaid benefits, Families who qualify for the Arlington County Parks and Recreation Fee Reduction are eligible for Financial Aid. Families must provide valid(not expired) supporting documentation. Click here to view the list of valid documents.

If your child is on Free or Reduced Lunch, please submit that proof to qualify.  The fees for financial aid recipients are as follows:

If you sign up by January 31, the total fee due is $40.

If you sign up by February 29, the total fee due is $50.

If you sign up on or after March 1, the total fee due is $60.

Further questions?
For additional information, contact