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About CCSL Travel Teams

CCSL is committed to the continued development of soccer in our community. For many years, Clarke County Soccer League has sponsored teams in 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 registration, oversight, field space, and referees for home games. Teams typically play 4 home and 4 away games each season. The 4 away games are not held in Clarke County and will require drive time (usually within an hour or so). 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 not include costs for uniforms, equipment costs, like a team bag, individual practice balls, etc., tournament fees and and can vary depending on the team. 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 2-3 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

U9 Girls: Clarke County Rhinos Coach Dispenza
U13 Girls: Clarke County Lightning Coach Bacci
U13 Boys: Clarke County Strikers Coach Irwin
U15 Girls: Clarke County Storm Coach Mitchell
U15 Boys: Clarke County Crush Coach Steen
U16 Boys: Coach Murphy

Clarke County Soccer League

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Berryville, Virginia 22611
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