The FC Dulles Travel Soccer Academy is an intensive, highly demanding, club-centric player development-focused program. Teams are formed each year through a tryout process that takes place from mid-April to Mid-May.
Highly skilled players from the Chantilly, Centreville, Herndon, Reston, Fairfax, Clifton, and Vienna areas come to FC Dulles eager to learn, improve, compete at the highest levels, and to develop a love and passion for the game of soccer.
Coaches select players through an evaluation process based on skill level, game, and spatial awareness, soccer growth mindset, love of the game, mental toughness, and coachability. Players will be placed on an appropriate level team with player development as the first priority.
Most coaches are salaried and all coaches are licensed, have extensive knowledge, passion, and experience in the game, have criminal background checks, are SafeSport compliant, have concussion awareness training and are expected to follow the club’s curriculum, playing philosophy, and style of play. Academy coaches report directly to the Club Technical Director.
Players are expected to be fully committed to participating with FC Dulles and their team activities for the full seasonal year from June to June of the following year. Tuition covers one seasonal year and is paid in full or with installments. Discounts apply for tuition paid in full and for siblings participating in the travel academy program.
Need-based scholarships are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Parents of scholarship recipients are expected to volunteer in some capacity at the club's discretion to support the club's programs.
Not included: Required Uniform Kit, Fairfax County Field User Fees (based on residential zip code): in-county- $32; out-of-county $120; VYSA Membership fee- $28; team equipment (team bench, tent, and first aid kit).
A Service fee applies to all online payments and covers the cost of the Demosphere registration system, including data privacy, security and PCI compliance. Check and cash payments will not incur a service fee and must be paid in a timely manner.
Jr. Academy U9-U12:
Sr. Academy U16-U19:
Initial invite (upon being chosen for the team) to reserve your roster spot: Pay Travel Commitment Deposit of $200 (payment must be received within 48 hours after an invite to secure a roster spot on the team)
Follow-up invoice: Once the team is sorted out and reaches critical mass an invoice will be sent that includes the full year tuition (less the Commitment Deposit), Fairfax County field user fees, and VYSA fees
Discounts that apply: Pay in full (5%); Sibling Discount (5%)
Installment 1: Deposit plus 9 additional monthly payments
Installment 2: Deposit plus 4 additional monthly payments
The Commitment Deposit is due 48 hours after an initial invite to join the team. Failure to pay within 48 hours will release your roster spot to another player.
Players will not be added to their team's VYSA Official State Roster until tuition is paid in full or if on an installment plan, the payments are current. Players will not be released from an FCD team before the last game of the seasonal year (typically in June) until all release fees are paid in full. (see FC Dulles Financial Policy)
There are no refunds. If a team does not reach critical mass and is not formed all deposits and tuition paid will be refunded less a $45 admin. fee.
Online credit card orders will incur additional processing fees depending on the type of credit card used. Cash and check payments will not be subject to service fees and must be paid within 48 hours of registering or the roster spot may be given to another player.
Fairfax County field user fees are determined by the zip code of your home address used to register your player
FC Dulles is committed to serving the needs of our community and dedicated to providing all players an opportunity to play who have a desire to learn and improve as soccer players, and to develop a passion for the game of soccer. Need-based scholarships are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Parents of scholarship recipients are expected to volunteer in some capacity at the club's discretion to support the club's programs.
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