The FC Dulles Travel Soccer Academy

The FC Dulles Travel Soccer Academy is an intensive, highly demanding, club-centric player development-focused program. Teams are formed each year through an evaluation process that takes place from mid-April to Mid-May. 

Highly skilled players from the Chantilly, Centreville, Herndon, Reston, Fairfax, Clifton, and Vienna areas come to FC Dulles eager to learn, improve, compete at the highest levels, and to develop a love and passion for the game of soccer.

Coaches select players based on skill level, game, and spatial awareness, soccer growth mindset, love of the game, mental toughness, and coachability. Players will be placed on an appropriate level team with player development as the first priority. Most Coaches are licensed, have extensive knowledge, passion, and experience in the game, have criminal background checks, are SafeSport compliant, have concussion awareness training and are expected to follow the club’s curriculum, playing philosophy, and style of play. Academy coaches report directly to the Club Technical Director.

Players are expected to be fully committed to participating with FC Dulles and their team activities for the full seasonal year from June to June of the following year. Tuition covers one seasonal year and is paid in full or with installments. Discounts apply for tuition paid in full and for siblings participating in the travel academy program.

Need-based scholarships are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Parents of scholarship recipients are expected to volunteer in some capacity at the club's discretion to support the club's programs. 

REGISTER FOR EVALUATIONS

EVALUATIONS SCHEDULE

What's included in the 2020-2021 Seasonal Year Tuition:

  • Fall and Spring season weekday training- 2x/wk. An additional practice day is contingent on field availability and coach's schedule.
  • League fees- NCSL or ODSL (includes referee fees).
  • Coach's compensation including all payroll taxes and processing fees. 
  • Four tournaments- two local or away tournaments and two FC Dulles hosted tournaments. Additional expenses may incur for away tournaments and for additional tournaments i.e. State Cup.
  • Coach w/ age-appropriate USSF license, experience, criminal background check, SafeSport compliance, concussion awareness training, and knowledge of the FC Dulles Curriculum. 
  • FC Dulles Winter Indoor Futsal League- 7 games
  • Winter indoor training 7 sessions.
  • Winter outdoor training (if weather permits at club's discretion).
  • Club Technical, operational, and administrative support.
  • Field maintenance costs.
  • Pre-season Agility and Coordination camp in August
  • 6 weeks (1x/week) FC Dulles 5 v 5, 4 v 4, or 3 v 3 summer league in July and early-August.
  • Team video Analysis w/ FC Dulles Technical Staff.
  • Two practice t-shirts. Additional T-shirts ($15ea) offered for sale at initial registration and before the start of the Fall and Spring season.
  • Club insurance
  • Club TeamSnap account
  • Fairfax County Field User Fees (based on residential zip code): in-county- $32; out-of-county $120
  • VYSA Membership fee

Not included: Required Uniform Kit (approx. $255 youth; $275 Adult), team equipment (team bench, tent, and first aid kit). 

A Service fee applies to all online payments and covers the cost of the Demosphere registration system, including data privacy, security and PCI compliance. Check and cash payments will not incur a service fee and must be paid in a timely manner.

2020-2021 Seasonal Year Tuition (Covers a seasonal year i.e. June 2020-June 2021)

Jr. Academy U9-U12: 

  • Neighboring club: $2200* 
  • FC Dulles in-county: $1650
  • FC Dulles out-of-county: $1738 

Academy U13-U15: 

  • Neighboring club: $2400*
  • FC Dulles in-county: $1900
  • FC Dulles out-of-county: $1988 

Sr. Academy U16-U19: 

  • Neighboring club: $2125*
  • FC Dulles in-county: $1850
  • FC Dulles out-of-county: $1938 

*Local clubs with similar programs. In most cases, FC Dulles is a greater value- we offer more for a lower price.

Registration, Selection, and Payment Process

  1. Sign-up for tryout/evaluations (Registration)
  2. Initial invite (upon being chosen for the team) to reserve your roster spot: Pay Travel Commitment Deposit of $200 (payment must be received within 48 hours after an invite to secure a roster spot on the team)

  3. Follow-up invoice:  Once the team is organized and reaches critical mass an invoice will be sent that includes the full year tuition (less the Commitment Deposit), Fairfax County field user fees, and VYSA fees

    1. Discounts that apply: Pay in full (5%); Sibling Discount (5%)

    2. Installment 1: Deposit plus 9 additional monthly payments 

    3. Installment 2: Deposit plus 4 additional monthly payments

  • The Commitment Deposit is due 48 hours after an initial invite to join the team. Failure to pay within 48 hours will release your roster spot to another player.

  • Players will not be added to their team's VYSA Official State Roster until tuition is paid in full or if on an installment plan, the payments are current. Players will not be released from an FCD team before the last game of the seasonal year (typically in June) until all release fees are paid in full. (see FC Dulles Financial Policy)

  • There are no refunds. If a team does not reach critical mass and is not formed all deposits and tuition paid will be refunded less a $45 admin. fee. 

  • Online credit card orders will incur a convenience fee depending on the type of credit card used. Cash and check payments will not be subject to service fees and must be paid within 48 hours of registering or the roster spot may be given to another player. 

  • Fairfax County field user fees are determined by the zip code of your home address used to register your player

FC Dulles Referral Program- Bring Kids to FC Dulles and Save!

FC Dulles is excited to introduce the new Referral Program. You know first-hand how much fun your kids have when they're playing soccer alongside friends and how much more convenient it is for you when there are soccer carpool options with nearby neighbors. With this in mind, and with the goal of growing FC Dulles, we are pleased to introduce a new reward program - THE FC DULLES REFERRAL PROGRAM!

This was created for players/families who bring new players to FC Dulles soccer programs. We have seen how effective spreading our programs through word of mouth advertising has been, and how much it can benefit families and players. Because of that now we want to reward these parents.

If you bring players to FC Dulles and they sign-up, and submit your name in the online referral section when registering, and pay their tuition fees, then you will be eligible for the referral bonus. Rewards will only be processed when the referral pays in full or at least four months if they are on an installment plan.

REFERRAL REWARD AMOUNT:

  1. Applied to any outstanding balances at FC Dulles for the current season.
  2. Any reward balance will be applied to the tuition of the next season* or program with FC Dulles.

*A season for the Travel Academy Program is considered a full seasonal year (i.e. June 2020-June 2021).

If you bring:

  • NEW players to the FC Dulles Travel Academy program: $100/player.
  • NEW players to the FC Dulles ADAP program (U7 & U8): $50/player NEW players to the FC Dulles REC Academy program (Micro, REC 1, REC II, REC III): $25/player.
  • NEW players to the FC Dulles Eaglet Academy: $15/player

IF NEW PLAYER REGISTERS FOR ANY FC DULLES PROGRAMS OR EVALUATIONS WITHOUT MENTIONING YOUR NAME OR YOUR CHILD'S NAME THE FIRST TIME THEY INITIATE CONTACT WITH FC DULLES, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFERRAL BONUS REWARD FOR THAT PLAYER.

Soccer is more fun with friends! It's EASY to refer your friends, neighbors, and classmates! Here are some ideas on how to spread the word:

  1. Work, church, friends, and clubs you already belong to. (i.e. place in the break room, ask your church to post, add to your local community board, pool clubhouse, etc.)
  2. Facebook! - Share on your Facebook page with a small testimonial about why your child loves playing soccer for FC Dulles!
  3. Have your player hand out fliers to their friends in the neighborhood.
  4. Ask your child's teacher if you can put the FC Dulles flier in their class Friday Folder
  5. Day Care
  6. Other sports teams

Here is the flier for download. Make sure to fill in your name on the referral line before handing out!

 

Birth Year Age Group Chart- 2020-2021 Season

Scholarships

FC Dulles is committed to serving the needs of our community and dedicated to providing all players an opportunity to play who have a desire to learn and improve as soccer players, and to develop a passion for the game of soccer.  Need-based scholarships are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Parents of scholarship recipients are expected to volunteer in some capacity at the club's discretion to support the club's programs. 

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