Registration is now open for two series of  adult soccer instructional clinics – one Sunday evenings and one Tuesday mornings.  The six-week series of 90-minute classes will be held late April through early June.

Two levels will be offered each day:  one for beginning players, and one for intermediate players.  The Beginner clinic is for people who have never played, who played as a child but not since then, or who are still learning the basics.  Total soccer novices – people who have never kicked a soccer ball in their entire life – this class is for you!

The Intermediate clinic is for people who have played for a few years and want to improve their basic skills, and/or for those who took one or more of the earlier clinics, and want to learn more.  Instruction will be provided by Arlington Soccer Association coaches, with a player/instructor ratio of no more than 16:1.

Times/Locations:  Both levels of the soccer clinics are held at the same time, on the same field, but instruction will be separate for the two groups (Beginners and Intermediates).

Clinic dates:

  • Sundays:  April 23 – June 4, with no classes May 14 (Mother’s Day) or 28 (Memorial Day). If we get heavy rain or lightning, the make-up date is June 11.
  • Tuesdays:  April 25 – May 30.  If fields are closed due to rain / wet field conditions, the make-up dates are June 6 and 13, or the class could be moved to the synthetic field at Virginia Highlands.

Fee:  $110 for Arlington residents or $130 for non-residents.  Income-based fee reductions are available; please contact Marta for more information about fee reductions.

Register.  You can register online at https://registration.arlingtonva.us, which is the regular DPR online registration that you may have used for camps and classes.  Sign in (if you are already in the Arlington County registration system for camps, classes, etc.) or create your new account.  Once in, click on Sports on the top toolbar, then Adult Clinics/Pick-up, and choose your preferred clinic, at the bottom of the page.  Please try to register as soon as possible so we know how many people will be participating.  For more information, contact Marta Cahill at mcahill@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-1818.

Equipment.  Players should bring water, plus shinguards and a size 5 soccer ball if available.  It is helpful to have a ball (even size 4) to practice at home.  Extra balls will be provided at the clinic sessions.  Cleats are recommended, but are not required.

Please share this information with others who might be interested in learning how to play soccer or improve their soccer skills.