Pickup Soccer

Pickup Soccer

Kids in Vienna, and neighboring communities play mostly organized sports, soccer among them. They really don’t have much opportunity to play without coaches and parents constantly telling them what to do. While organized, structured sessions are important and have its benefits, for one night a week, VYS is giving the game back to the kids! It’s essentially facilitated free play.

VYS Pickup Soccer is a free program for VYS players U7 - U14 (ages 6-13 years old). This is a special time for players to try new skills and form new friendships. VYS staff and volunteers will help create teams, ensure participants are safe, and occasionally join in, but will generally not provide any coaching.

The game is the teacher, not the adults. Pickup Soccer gives the kids an opportunity to play with players of different ages and abilities. Players are welcome (and encouraged) to try new skills, solve disputes, and become leaders in a risk-free, low pressure environment.

We ended our program last year with a World Cup tournament and had over 90 participants. Look out for an announcement for a similar event to kick off our Spring Season!

Please contact Mike Seminaro or Bonnie Van Der Weide if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help out. 

See you on the pitch!

2018 Spring Pickup Soccer

Open to all U7-U14 (6-13 years old) players

Time: Fridays,  6:15pm - 7:30pm

Location: Jones Branch #2, 8008 Jones Branch Drive

Dates: Friday, April 6th - Friday, June 1st (8 weeks)

What to Bring: Water, ball, shinguards and cleats (This is a turf field)

Guidelines: Must be a registered VYS player during the Spring 2018 season

Cancellations due to weather: Weather updates will be posted on the VYS Facebook and VYS Twitter pages, so please follow VYS to receive updates.

Volunteers: We are looking for volunteers to help with field setup and supervision. Please contact Mike Seminaro (michael.seminaro@vys.org) or Bonnie Van Der Weide (bonnie.vanderweide@vys.org) to volunteer.

Pickup Soccer

Parking and Field Map

NOTE: If the parking lot between fields is full, there is extra parking below field #1. Please review map for where to park. 

Attachment Key:

Orange Arrow: Orange Arrow road is now open to get to the lower parking lot.

Green Arrows: Another way to get to the lower parking lot

Purple Arrow: Walking path to get to the fields



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Contact Us

P.O. Box 993, Vienna, VA 22183  |  Phone: 703-242-3828 | Questions@vys.org

Mission Statement

To build character, confidence, and a lifelong love of soccer by providing a continuum of competitive, high-quality and positive soccer experiences for all players in the Vienna community. #ALifetimeOfSoccer