Non-Competitive, Intermediate (3 levels), and Advanced Adult Pick-Up Soccer
Arlington County offers coed Pick-Up soccer programs for adult players. Five groups are offered: Tuesdays for non-competitive, small-sided play, including for beginners, Thursdays for lower-intermediate players, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for intermediate players, and Thursdays for advanced players. The Pick-Up program offers informal play organized by participants at the field – no set teams, scores, or standings. It is for both men and women – from total novices or people who are trying to learn (or re-learn) the game to experienced, post-college players. Shin guards are required for all players; cleats or turf shoes are recommended. There are no referees, so good sportsmanship is a high priority. You must register in advance to participate in these pick-up soccer programs. See below for more information. Please do not register for Tuesday Non-Competitive group unless your soccer skill level is low enough to fit that group. Please do sign up for the wait list if your preferred group is full; we are often able to add players midway through the season.
Programs: Tuesday Non-Competitive, Thursday Low Intermediate, Tuesday High Intermediate, Wednesday Intermediate, and Thursday Advanced.
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 pm (Tue Non-Comp); 9:30 – 11:00 pm (Tue High Int, Thu Low Int); 9:15 – 10:45 pm (Wed Int and Thu Adv; times may change week to week).
Location: Tuesday Non-Competitive, Tuesday High Intermediate, and Thursday Low Intermediate play at Long Bridge Park; Wednesday Intermediate plays at Wakefield H.S., Washington-Liberty H.S. and Greenbrier Park (Yorktown H.S); Thursday Advanced plays at W-L H.S. and Wakefield H.S. Locations may vary weekly for Wed Int and Thu Adv.
Cost: The fee for all pick-up programs is $75 (Arlington residents) or $105 (non-residents). Fee reductions are available for Arlington residents, based on income. No refunds will be given for field closures or any other cancellation.
Eligibility: Totally novice beginners are welcome in the Tuesday Non-Competitive program – even if you have never kicked a soccer ball in your life. Players registering for Advanced should be skilled, experienced players.
Registration. To register, click here, and log-in (you may need to create an account). Click on “Sports” on the top menu bar, select “Adult Clinics/Pick-Up” from the drop-down list, then select the session you want. Click on the green + box, then click “add to cart” (at the bottom). Please register for the wait list if your desired program is full. We may be able to take more players later if turnout is lower than anticipated.
For questions, more information, or to be put on an email list to be notified when registration opens for the next pick-up session, contact Marta Cahill at 703-228-1818 or via e-mail