Uniform/Practice Jersey/Equipment Policy:
Game day uniforms and optional gear: Wear the approved mandatory Travel or Recreational kit and/or wear or use approved optional gear when representing the club:
Equipment: Players will refrain from using equipment i.e. training vests, backpacks, balls, etc. that display an outside organization's logo other than manufacturer's logo or a club approved sponsor's logo while practicing or playing games on club provided facilities.
Practice/Training days: All players training and or practicing on club provided facilities are strongly encouraged to wear club sanctioned practice jerseys. Players will not be permitted to display logos from outside organizations- except manufacturers logos- without express written consent of the club. Additional training t-shirts are available at the beginning of the season at $12/shirt.
Concussion Awareness, Prevention, and Management Policy for Parents and Players (all programs):
Concussion Awareness, Prevention, and Management Policy requires players and parents to be up-to-date on concussion awareness and prevention, and return-to-play procedures. This includes mandatory compliance according to Commonwealth of Virginia law before players 8 and older can participate in any soccer activities wiith the club. The following items are required:
Online Concussion compliance through INOVA’s Concussion Education and Awareness program (link will be provide prior to the start of the Fall season)
Parents and players are required to acknowledge they have read and understand the club's return-to-play policy: Click Here
Player/Family Financial & Participation Commitment Policy for Travel Soccer Players Rostered to a Select or Legacy Travel Team: Travel soccer requires ability, commitment, and behavior that go far beyond that of a recreational soccer focus. Therefore to help establish and maintain these standards players and player's families are required to fully commit financially and make every effort to participate the entire soccer year in team activities including training sessions, games, meetings, and team and club functions. Participation and financial commitments for FCD travel teams are for one seasonal soccer year starting with acceptance to the team after tryouts in May/June through to the last game played in the following Spring season. If a player chooses to leave their team midway through the seasonal soccer year they will not be released from their team roster until their financial obligations for the entire soccer year are fulfilled to their team, to the club, and a $500 release fee is paid in full. For example, a player who is rostered to Team A from FCD plays in the Fall, but decides to switch teams and/or clubs before the spring season starts will not be released until all club registration, outstanding team fees through to the end of the seasonal soccer year are paid in full including, but not limited to: fees for planned tournaments, club training fees, and club Registration fees either outstanding or due through to the end of the seasonal soccer year. Extenuating circumstances may apply and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the FCD Board of Directors.
Travel Policies (updated 5/15/18): Click here