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About CCSL Travel Teams

CCSL travel teams compete in U.S. Youth Soccer’s Virginia Premier Soccer League (VPSL) program, National Premier League (NPL) Western Division. 

CCSL is committed to the continued development of soccer in our community. For many years, Clarke County Soccer League has sponsored teams in various leagues including the Skyline Soccer Club League (SCSL), Suburban Friendship League (SFL), ODSL and NCSL, competitive soccer leagues that serves a large area throughout Northern Virginia.

Currently, there are Clarke County teams representing boys and girls in a variety of age groups that travel to play games in travel leagues. In past years, these teams have represented Clarke County very well, winning their divisions, as well as forming great teams that have grown into State Championship high school teams. The experience and competitive environment that is provided by these programs is ideal for a player who wants to improve their skills and play soccer at a high level.

What's the difference between traditional rec team play and travel teams?

  1. Team Building - Players and coaches often stay together as one team with consistency in the coaching role. This allows players to develop in their position, learning to know & trust their teammates.
  2. Greater Challenge - With nearly hundreds of clubs across Northern Virginia, teams participating in travel soccer normally offer a higher caliber of competition than traditional Rec Programs. Players who participate are often more dedicated and willing and eager to compete against other teams from outside the area.

What are the Additional Considerations?

  1. Greater commitment. Joining a travel team for games requires a bigger commitment from parents. First, these teams are part of the CCSL. CCSL sponsors these teams, providing experienced and certified coaches, as well as registration, oversight, field space, and referees for home games. Teams typically play half home games and half away games each season. The away games are not held in Clarke County and will require drive time (usually within 2 hours). Also, travel soccer rules are more strict than recreational soccer and players/parents need to make themselves aware and adhere to these. Players must earn their time on the field, through commitment and hard work.
  2. Increased costs. The cost of joining a travel team is usually greater and does equipment costs, like a team bag, individual practice balls, etc., tournament fees and and can vary depending on the team. Different from other leagues, CCSL travel teams do include uniforms as part of registration. Some teams enter into tournaments which also require additional money from players/parents. Compared to travel soccer costs in surrounding areas, CCSL is much more affordable since the coaches for CCSL are not paid from your fees.
  3. Practice and game times vary. Teams practice 3 times per week for about 90 minutes each practice, and games are typically on Saturdays and occasionally Sundays. Practices are often held in the off season as well, as determined by the team.

CCSL Travel Teams

Contact the team's coach for more information

U10 Girls - 2013/2014 CCSL Rhinos Head Coach Dispenza
U11 Boys - 2012/2013 CCSL Fire Head Coach Steen
U12 Girls - 2011/2012 CCSL Chaos Head Coach Reed
U14 Boys - 2009/2010 CCSL Strikers  Head Coach Irwin
U14 Girls - 2009/2010 CCSL Thunder Head Coach Mitchell
U16 Girls - 2006/2007 CCSL Storm Head  Coach Mitchell
U18 Boys - 2005/2006 CCSL Boys Head Coach Murphy


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