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Teams
Teams - Resources
Teams - Tryouts
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Teams - Winter: Futsal, Indoor & Practices
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Fields - Closures / Inclement Weather
Fields - Directions
Fields - Setup & Takedown
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Parents
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TOPSoccer
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  Upcoming Events
2004:
2004 Calendar
Online Registration:
U9-U11 Tryout Registration
May 18, 2004:
Board Meeting
June 12-13, 2004:
ODSL: Last weekend of ODSL Scheduled Matches

Welcome to Arlington Travel Soccer

Arlington Action (U13B), NCSL Div 4, 2004 State Cup, April 17, 2004
Arlington Action (U13B), NCSL Div 4, 2004 State Cup, April 17, 2004

Arlington Travel Soccer Club (ATSC) is located in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC.  Our travel teams, boys and girls U9-U19, play in three leagues in the Washington, DC area:  the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL), Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS), and the Old Dominion Soccer League (ODSL).  See our mission statement.  ATSC is affiliated with the Arlington Soccer Association, which sponsors recreational soccer for U6-U19.

ATSC Teams: Want to see an action shot of your team on the ATSC home page? Send up to 6 action shots from a recent tournament or a recent season, with team name, league, and name of photographer, to the ATSC webmaster.  .jpg format preferred.

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Special tryouts for players born between August 1, 1993 and July 31, 1996
Online registration

Special tryouts for players born between August 1, 1993 and July 31, 1996 (U9-U11 for Fall 2004) will be held starting May 15, 2004 - see the Tryouts page for details.  Information about these U9-U11 tryouts is available as an easy-print flyer to give to interested players and families at your school, church and in your neighborhood (1 page, pdf):  English,  Español
Para mas informacion en espanol para jugadores nacidos entre 1 agosto 1993 y 31 jullio 1996 oprime aqui.
 
To register your child for these tryouts, please use the online registration process beginning April 26.
 
For more information about the tryouts, see our Teams - Tryouts page.  For more information about registration, see our Registration page.


Parents and Players
FAQs, Tryouts, Schedules, Scholarships, Newsletter, Service

* * FAQs * *
We have FAQs for new parents and players in our Parents section.

* * TRYOUTS * *
If your birthday is between August 1, 1985 and July 31, 1995 and you want to play competitive soccer, check out our Tryouts page.  Even if a team is not listed on the Tryouts page, contact the teams in your age group for more information. 

Special tryouts for players born between August 1, 1993 and July 31, 1996 (U9-U11 for Fall 2004) will be held starting May 15, 2004 - see the Tryouts page for details.  Para mas informacion en espanol para jugadores nacidos entre 1 agosto 1993 y 31 jullio 1996 oprime aqui.
 
* * PRACTICE SCHEDULES * *
The Spring 2004 practice schedules are posted.  
 
* * SCHOLARSHIPS * *   
ATSC is strongly committed to ensuring that no player will be denied an opportunity to play travel soccer if the player's parents are unable to pay.  To support our teams, ATSC provides scholarship support for teams with more than one scholarship player.  Please help ATSC keep our scholarship fund strong by making a tax-deductible donation to the Klurfeld Travel Soccer Scholarship Fund.  Any amount, no matter how small, will make a difference to a talented player.
 
* * NEWSLETTER * *   
ATSC's newsletter, Inside the 18, is published four times each year.  The Spring 2004 newsletter is available now (pdf, 8 pages).
 
* * SERVICE * *   
TOPSoccer is a club in the Arlington Soccer Association for athletes with a mental or physical disability.  ATSC teams and players are needed as volunteer soccer buddies to work with these athletes.  For more information see the TOPSoccer page.


Free goalie training
Mondays starting April 12 at Kenmore

ATSC is now offering free goalie training on Monday evenings starting April 12.  ATSC has entered the goalkeeper-training arena by hiring our very own goalie trainer.  His name is Colin Lennon and he is an assistant and goalie coach at George Washington University.  He has coached and played professionally for close to 10 years.  Colin lives in Arlington and plays locally.  See Keeper Training and Clinics for more information.


Arlington Hosts Scrimmage Against Central Asian Soccer Players

Join us Tuesday, May 11 from 5:30-7:30 at Gunston field as players from Arlington's travel and recreational soccer teams scrimmage 18 players from four Central Asian countries as part of the Sister Cities Central Asian Friendship Tour. 
 
Three, 30-minute scrimmages will see action from the U13 Dragons and U14 Warriors.  Refreshments will be available, courtesy of the U12 Pride.  Arlington is one of only four communities in the U.S. to be host to this group of 18 young men.  Show your support for Arlington soccer by attending this special event.


ATSC Night at DC United Game May 15
New Secure Link Established to Purchase Tickets Online

As part of ATSC's increased commitment to DC United this year, we have agreed to purchase 50 tickets to the May 15 DC United game when they host the Kansas City Wizards at 7:30 pm.  This is also ATSC night at RFK.  The U12 Arlington Legend, as the first team to purchase 40 tickets, will be part of the team tunnel and greet the players.
 
Tickets for the Premium level will be $17.00.  Each team should designate a person to collect money (make checks payable to DC United) and coordinate your team's request.  That person should send everything to Nancy Etkin, ATSC Executive Director, by May 1 so we have plenty of time to secure a good block of seats. Or use the following secure link, created by DC United just for ATSC Night at  https://tickets.dcunited.com/index.cfm?code=PdLPEcpqy4
 
Let's plan to watch Freddy and his teammates as a Club, so join ATSC in this opportunity to show your support for DC United.


Arlington Player Development Program for Grades 1-4
U7s - U10s, Boys and Girls

A new, player development program open to all Arlington soccer players U7 - U10 will be offered this season.  Sponsored by the Arlington Soccer Association,  it will run April 19 through May 24, 2004.  The program is managed by Andy Megas (Manager - ASA Civitan Soccer Club) and Grant Smith (ATSC Director of Coaching).  Instruction is provided by Curt Onalfo Soccer trainers and age-appropriate ATSC coaches.
 
For more information, see the Arlington Soccer Association web site.


Support Arlington High School Soccer
Reduced Rates for Arlington Youth Players

The spring high school soccer season is underway.  Come out to support your Arlington high school teams!  This is a great chance to see good soccer close to home and get a glimpse of where Arlington's younger players will be in a few years.  ATSC players pay reduced admission ($1.00) to home games when wearing ATSC uniform and accompanied by a paying adult. 
 
Here is the schedule for the games between the three Arlington high schools:
 
April 15, Washington-Lee vs. Wakefield, Girls at Wakefield, Boys at Washington-Lee
May 4, Yorktown vs. Wakefield Girls, at Yorktown
May 7, Wakefield vs. Yorktown Boys, at Wakefield
May 11, Yorktown vs. Washington-Lee, Girls at Washington-Lee, Boys at Yorktown
 
See Arlington High School Soccer for links to full season schedules.


Arlington Flash (U16G) selected to participate in the Mid-Atlantic Premier Soccer Summer Showcase League
League designed to showcase players to college coaches

The Arlington Flash (U16G), WAGS Div. 1, has been selected to participate in the Mid-Atlantic Premier Soccer (MAPS) Summer Showcase League.  The Summer Showcase League brings together top teams from Rhode Island to Virginia for four weekends of tournament style play in June and July. The games take place at venues in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. In addition to top quality competition, the league is designed to showcase the players to college coaches. According to MAPS, over 300 college coaches registered for the showcase events held last year.  Congratulations Flash!


Positions Available
Coaches, Trainers, Volunteers, Paid Positions

If you are a coach or trainer seeking a team, a team seeking a coach or trainer, or looking for volunteer or paid opportunities with ATSC, other Clubs or leagues, please see our Positions Available page.
 
More information is also available in the Coaching section.


County Board Approves North Tract Master Plan

On Saturday, February 21, the Arlington County Board unanimously approved the North Tract Concept Plan, paving the way for discussions on financing options and implementation strategies.  The proposal called for a two-phased construction of a complex which would include four soccer fields, an aquatic and fitness center, bike paths and more passive areas for birders and train watchers.
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Summer Camps

Many summer camps recommended by ATSC coaches and managers are listed on the Summer Camps page
 
If you don't see a camp listed that you recommend, please send the information about the camp to the ATSC Executive Director or the webmaster.


Uniforms
New Policy for Dynamic and Alternative Choice Uniforms

The recently approved uniform policy and revised unifom order form (pdf, 1 page) are now available.  See the Uniform page for more information.


Arlington Soccer Magnets

"ARLINGTON SOCCER" car magnets are now available. Proceeds benefit the ATSC scholarship fund.
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Reminder - 15% Discount on Soccer Equipment
Soccer Kicks, in Arlington

ATSC members receive a 15% discount at Soccer Kicks soccer store in Arlington.  Soccer Kicks also helps ATSC raise funds by selling the "Arlington Soccer" magnet ($5, proceeds benefit the ATSC scholarship fund), and donating items for ATSC fundraising.  See this article about Soccer Kicks


New and Recently Updated
What's new at ATSC-va.org

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If you have any questions, suggestions or corrections, please contact the ATSC webmaster.


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