Novice/Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Pick-Up Soccer
Adult Pick-Up Soccer
Arlington County offers coed Pick-Up soccer programs for adult players. Five groups are offered for the spring, summer, fall, and winter: Tuesdays for non-competitive, small-sided play for beginners, Thursdays for advanced beginners, 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 players. Shin guards are required for all players; cleats 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.
Dates: Registration for Winter 2018-19 will open on November 8th. There is no deadline; registration is open until each group fills up. Registration for Fall 2018 remains open for groups that have space available (see below).
Programs: Tuesday Beginners (FULL), Thursday Advanced Beginner, Tuesday Intermediate (FULL), Wednesday Intermediate (FULL), and Thursday Advanced.
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 pm (Tue Beg); 9:30 – 11:00 pm (Tue Int, Thu Adv Beg); time varies for Wednesday Int and Thursday Adv.
Location: Tuesday Beginners, Tuesday Intermediate, and Advanced Beginners play at Long Bridge Park; Wednesday Intermediate plays at Greenbrier Park (Yorktown H.S), and Wakefield H.S.; Thursday Advanced alternates between Greenbrier, Washington-Lee H.S., and Wakefield H.S. Nights and times can vary for Wednesday Intermediate and Thursday Advanced.
Cost: The fee for Tuesday Beginner, Wednesday Intermediate, and Thursday Advanced is $75 (Arlington residents) or $105 (non-residents). The cost for Tuesday Intermediate and Thursday Advanced Beginner is $70 ($100), due to the later start time. 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 Beginner 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). After registration opens, 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