VYS U5-U19 House League

A LIFETIME OF SOCCER

The VYS U5-U19 House League is our volunteer-based recreational program that emphasizes FUN, FRIENDSHIP, TEAMWORK, & SPORTSMANSHIP in a no-pressure environment. The House League is an 8-week program where teams practice 1-2 times a week and play games typically on Saturdays. Players receive uniforms from VYS and learn what it's like to play soccer in a team-based environment.

All practice and game locations can be found on our Field Address, Directions & Map Page

 


2021 Winter U9-U19 House League

We are proud to introduce Vienna Youth Soccer’s first-ever 2021 Winter House League! U9-U19 players will have the opportunity to play team-based soccer with OUTDOOR games this Winter.

Worried about the cold? VYS will be providing game day bibs that fit over jackets, sweatshirts, and all other winter apparel. The VYS Winter House League will provide FUN & SOCIAL soccer games to our players while helping them stay sharp on the ball this Winter season!

 

 

 

 

 

Division Structure

  • The Winter League will be a game-day only system. Matches will be held weekly every weekend on Saturday. This means there will be no official practices held throughout the week.
  • Matches will still be officiated by registered officials each week

Team Uniform

  • As previously mentioned, VYS will provide a gameday bib to each registered player of the league. This special edition piece can be worn over jackets, sweatshirts, and all other winter apparel during games.
  • The Gameday bib will feature the player's number, and winning Name and Logo Designs!

 


FALL 2020 SEASON

 

 


QUICK LINKS

-Become a VYS Volunteer!

-Team Placement & Requests

-Registration

-Age Group Guidelines (which age group does my child fall under?)

-House Divisions, Structure, & Commissioner

-Equipment & Uniforms

-Fall 2020 Refund Policy

 


VOLUNTEERS

Becoming involved in the VYS House Program is a great way to go the extra mile in the community, and assist our aspiring soccer players. We are always seeking the help of enthusiastic community leaders, especially Coaches! All House Volunteers will receive a $35 benefit towards your child's registration. No prior soccer experience needed.

 Volunteers are the backbone of our House League, and we are grateful for the time, dedication, and personalization they do each season for our kids. Thank you to our fantastic House Volunteers and your commitment to A LIFETIME OF SOCCER

 

VOLUNTEER ROLES

Head Coach 

Help ignite a lifetime love of soccer and create a team bond with our aspiring young players! Head Coaches are responsible for leading 1-2 practice sessions a week and 1 game each weekend (typically Saturday). No prior experience needed, VYS provides session plans, training, equipment, and a VYS shirt to all Head Coaches.

 

Assistant Coach

Everyone has busy schedules, and Coaching soccer is a commitment. Having Assistant Coaches ready to lend a helping hand is key! Responsible for helping organize practices and games, and supporting our players. Assistant Coaches may be asked to step in if a coach is sick or has an emergency. 

 

House Commissioner

Provide administrative and operational support to our VYS staff and fellow volunteers for the House season! House Commissioners assist with the building and assigning of teams, communicating directly with coaches and parents, team uniform ordering, and preparation for the House season. 

 

Walk-In Registration

Help our aspiring soccer players get registered for soccer at our Walk-In Registration event! Volunteers are expected to serve one 2-hour shift as a greeter, registration assistant, or translator. Help put a smile on our families' faces get them fired up for soccer season! VYS provides coffee and snacks for our awesome volunteers that attend.

*Access to a laptop is needed for registration assistants. 

 

Event Volunteer

Serve as an "on-call" volunteer for our VYS programs and events! VYS is always looking to host fun and helpful functions, and we could always use an extra hand. Our staff will notify Event Volunteers with opportunities to provide operational support or serve a shift at an upcoming event. Flexibility and enthusiasm are appreciated! 

 

Questions about volunteering in the VYS House Program? Please contact questions@vys.org

 

**All volunteers must pass an Abuse Prevention Training and complete a simple Background Screening prior to any VYS involvement per VYSA requirements. Volunteers must renew these every two years. 

 


 

TEAM PLACEMENT & REQUESTS

VYS staff and House Commissioners work diligently to recruit volunteer coaches, assign players to teams, and allot limited practice field space. It is our goal to work with families to create a feasible and enjoyable soccer experience. While we cannot guarantee accommodation of every single request, there are some steps you can take to help us find the right team for you! 

STEP 1: Register Early!

Did you know VYS offers an Early Bird Registration discount to all families that register during the first month of registration? Our staff and volunteers review all registrations as they come in, and registering early allows us to process requests and place players on teams faster! 

 

STEP 2: Submit a TIME CONSTRAINT 

During your VYS House League registration, you will see the following text box (below) appear during the Participant Form section. Please use this box to clearly state any dates or times that conflict with your schedule. These requests will be considered top priority when building teams. 

Example: "Jane cannot practice on Thursdays due to a scheduling conflict."

 

STEP 3: Submit a SPECIAL REQUEST

During your VYS House League registration, you will see the following text box (below) appear during the Participant Form section. Please use this box to clearly state any special requests for your child. 

Example: "Alice would like to play for Coach Cara"

Example: "Henry would like to play with schoolmates from Colvin Run"

 

STEP 4: Contact Your House Commissioner

Each VYS House age group is assigned a "House Commissioner." Commissioners work directly with VYS staff to provide information and support to families, build and assign teams (based on location, constraints, and requests), and other key preseason tasks. Do not hesitate to reach out to your House Commissioner! They are here to listen and help. 

 


 

REGISTRATION

 

 

-For all questions regarding registration, please contact registrar@vys.org

-For questions regarding volunteering, team formation, special requests, or grade level exemption, please email questions@vys.org

 


AGE GROUP GUIDELINES (which age group does my child fall under?)

The VYS House Program will follow the FCPS school-age calendar (October 1 to September 30) to determine age groups and divisions. For questions about Age Group Guidelines, please contact the VYS Registrar at registrar@vys.org.

 

Age Group Guidelines for House Soccer (Fall 2020 - Spring 2021)

U5: Born between September, 2016 (youngest) - October, 2015 (oldest)

U6: Born between September, 2015 (youngest) - October, 2014 (oldest)

U7: Born between September, 2014 (youngest) - October, 2013 (oldest)

U8: Born between September, 2013 (youngest) - October, 2012 (oldest)

U9: Born between September, 2012 (youngest) - October, 2011 (oldest)

U10: Born between September, 2011 (youngest) - October, 2010 (oldest)

U11: Born between September, 2010 (youngest) - October, 2009 (oldest)

U12: Born between September, 2009 (youngest) - October, 2008 (oldest)

U13-14: Born between September, 2008 (youngest) - October, 2006 (oldest)

U15-19: Born between September, 2006 (youngest) - October, 2001 (oldest)

 

Grade Level Exemption

Under limited circumstances, it may be necessary for VYS Staff to place a player on a team out of his/her age group in order for him/her to play.

  • Play-down requests are only considered if:

1) a physical or mental condition exists

2) To enable a child to play with his/her current school year (for children born between June 1st and September 30th)

  • Play-up requests will only be considered on an individual basis. Requests for entire teams to play-up will not be considered, as registration is on a seasonal basis, and teams only exist for the duration of a season.
  • Any consideration to play a player out of his/her age group for these reasons shall be done in conjunction with the House Operations Manager. Approval shall be obtained by the Director of House from the player’s parent(s) or guardian.

*Players playing an age group below their All-Star birth year age group will not be considered for All-Star selection.

 


HOUSE DIVISIONS, STRUCTURE, & COMMISSIONER

U5

Team Size10-12 players

Game Notes: U5's DO NOT play games against other teams.

Soccer Ball: Size 3

Practice Notes: U5's meet for one hour on Saturdays to play themed exercises and small-sided games aiming to introduce soccer to players in an enjoyable setting. 

House Commissioner: Email me for questions regarding team placement, time constraints, and general questions regarding U5 House soccer! 

U5 Boys Commissioner: u5boyscom@vys.org

U5 Girls Commissioner: u5girlscom@vys.org

 

U6

Team Size: 10-12 players (max 13 with coach approval)

Game Notes: 

  • 3v3
  • No goalies
  • Coaches throw-in ball to keep play continuous
  • No score kept

Soccer Ball Size: Size 3

Practice Notes: Teams meet once per week for practice. Coaches apply for practice field location and practice times. Practice locations & times assigned ~2 weeks prior to the first week of practice.

House Commissioner: Email me for questions regarding team placement, time constraints, and general questions regarding U6 House soccer! 

U6 Boys Commissioner: u6boyscom@vys.org

U6 Girls Commissioner: u6girlscom@vys.org

 

U7

Team Size: 10-12 players (max 13 with coach approval

Game Notes: 

  • 4v4
  • No goalies
  • Coaches throw-in ball to keep play continuous
  • No score kept

Soccer Ball Size: Size 3

Practice Notes: Teams meet once per week for practice. Coaches apply for practice field location and practice times. Practice locations & times assigned ~2 weeks prior to the first week of practice.

House Commissioner: Email me for questions regarding team placement, time constraints, and general questions regarding U7 House soccer! 

U7 Boys Commissioner: u7boyscom@vys.org

U7 Girls Commissioner: u7girlscom@vys.org

 

U8

Team Size: 10-12 players

Game Notes:

  • 4v4
  • No goalies
  • No score kept

Soccer Ball Size: Size 3

Practice Notes: Teams meet once per week for practice. Coaches apply for practice field location and practice times. Practice locations & times assigned ~2 weeks prior to the first week of practice.

 

House Commissioner: Email me for questions regarding team placement, time constraints, and general questions regarding U8 House soccer! 

U8 Boys Commissioner: u8boyscom@vys.org

U8 Girls Commissioner: u8girlscom@vys.org

 

U9

Team Size: 10-12 players (max 13 with coach approval)

Game Notes: 

  • 7v7
  • Goalies introduced
  • Referees introduced
  • Throw-ins and formal restarts introduced
  • Offsides introduced

Soccer Ball Size: Size 4

Practice Notes: Teams meet once per week for practice. Coaches apply for practice field location and practice times. Practice locations & times assigned ~2 weeks prior to the first week of practice.

House Commissioner: Email me for questions regarding team placement, time constraints, and general questions regarding U9 House soccer! 

U9 Boys Commissioner: u9boyscom@vys.org

U9 Girls Commissioner: u9girlscom@vys.org

 

U10

Team Size: 10-12 players

Game Notes:  7v7

Soccer Ball Size: Size 4

Practice Notes: Teams meet once per week for practice. Coaches apply for practice field location and practice times. Practice locations & times assigned ~2 weeks prior to the first week of practice.

House Commissioner: Email me for questions regarding team placement, time constraints, and general questions regarding U5 House soccer! 

U10 Boys Commissioner: u10boyscom@vys.org

U10 Girls Commissioner: u10girlscom@vys.org

 

U11

Team Size: 12-14 players

Game Notes: 8v8

Soccer Ball Size: Size 4

Practice Notes: Teams meet once per week for practice. Coaches apply for practice field location and practice times. Practice locations & times assigned ~2 weeks prior to the first week of practice.

House Commissioner: Email me for questions regarding team placement, time constraints, and general questions regarding U5 House soccer! 

U11 Boys Commissioner: u11boyscom@vys.org

U11 Girls Commissioner: u11girlscom@vys.org

 

U12

Team Size: 12-14 players

Game Notes: 8v8

Soccer Ball Size: Size 4

Practice Notes: Teams meet twice per week for practice. Coaches apply for practice field location and practice times. Practice locations & times assigned ~2 weeks prior to the first week of practice.

House Commissioner: Email me for questions regarding team placement, time constraints, and general questions regarding U5 House soccer! 

U12 Boys Commissioner: u12boyscom@vys.org

U12 Girls Commissioner: u12girlscom@vys.org

U13-14

Team Size: 16-18 players

Game Notes: 11v11

Soccer Ball Size: Size 5

Practice Notes: Teams meet twice per week for practice. Coaches apply for practice field location and practice times. Practice locations & times assigned ~2 weeks prior to the first week of practice.

House Commissioner: Email me for questions regarding team placement, time constraints, and general questions regarding U5 House soccer! 

U13-14 Boys Commissioner: u14boyscom@vys.org

U13-14 Girls Commissioner: u14girlscom@vys.org

 

U15-19

Team Size: 16-18 players

Game Notes: 11v11

Soccer Ball Size: Size 5

Practice Notes: Teams meet twice per week for practice. Coaches apply for practice field location and practice times. Practice locations & times assigned ~2 weeks prior to the first week of practice.

House Commissioner: Email me for questions regarding team placement, time constraints, and general questions regarding U5 House soccer! 

U15-19 Boys Commissioner: u19boyscom@vys.org

U15-19 Girls Commissioner: u19girlscom@vys.org

 


EQUIPMENT & UNIFORMS

VYS HOUSE EQUIPMENT

  • Shin guards - mandatory to participate in all practices and games, and shall be fully covered by socks.
  • Water bottle
  • Cleats 
  • NO JEWELRY - including hair clips or stud earrings, may be worn at practices or games.
  • Players should bring their own soccer ball to practice.
    • U4 to U8: size 3
    • U9 to U12: size 4
    • U13: and above size 5

*Please remember to put your player's name on all equipment

 

UNIFORMS

VYS provides uniforms to all U5-U12 VYS House League players. All uniforms are provided by PJ's Soccer and Lacrosse, and will be distributed prior to opening weekend. 

 

U5-U8 Players

VYS will provide ONE colored uniform to each registered U5-U8 House player. Colors are chosen from the selection offered by PJ's SportsThere are NO additional uniform fees required. 

 

U9-U12 Players

VYS will provide TWO uniforms to each registered U9-U12 VYS House player (one red, one black). Players receive 2 uniforms to avoid color clashing on gameday. Typically, the HOME team wears RED and the AWAY team wears WHITE. There are NO additional uniform fees required. 

 

U13+ Players

All first-time registrants, in age divisions U13 and above, registering to play in the House League, are required to purchase VYS uniform kit. A kit consists of a RED and a WHITE jersey. VYS uniforms can be purchased at the time you register your player for the season.  If you forget to purchase a uniform when you register your player, you can still go back into registration and select the "I forgot to buy a uniform" program to buy a uniform. The cost of the House uniform is $40. All uniforms may be picked up before opening weekend from PJ's Soccer and Lacrosse when instructed by your VYS House Commissioner. 

 

 


Fall 2020 Refund Policy

**The following refund policy pertains to the Fall 2020 season only. Please refer to our House League Fees & Refunds page for our standard policy.

 

If the fall season is canceled prior to opening day (7/20 - 9/12)...

  • REFUND: VYS will offer a FULL refund minus a $30 administrative fee 

  • CREDIT: You may roll over your fall 2020 registration to spring 2021

If the fall season is canceled after opening day, but before game 3 (9/13 - 9/25)...

  • REFUND: VYS will offer FULL refunds minus the $30 administrative fee and the $35 non-volunteer fee

If the Fall 2020 season is canceled after game 3 (9/26 - 10/2):

  • REFUND: VYS will offer a 75% refund / minus the $30 administrative fee and the $35 non-volunteer fee

If the Fall 2020 season is canceled after game 4 (10/3 - 10/9):

  • REFUND: VYS will offer a 50% refund / minus the $30 administrative fee and the $35 non-volunteer fee

If the Fall 2020 season is canceled after game 5 (10/10 - 10/16):

  • REFUND: VYS will offer a 25% refund / minus the $30 administrative fee and the $35 non-volunteer fee

If the Fall 2020 season is canceled after game 6 (10/17)...

  • VYS will not be offering a refund for the fall season

Contact Us

Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday from 10:00am - 3:00pm

Address: 311 Maple Ave West Unit D, Vienna VA 22180

|  703-242-3828 |

Questions@vys.org

 

Mission Statement

To provide the opportunity for children of all abilities living in and near Vienna to be involved in a high-quality soccer experience.