D.C. United and its non-profit arm, United for D.C., today announced the kick-off of the fall session of United Soccer Club. Sponsored by the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Volkswagen and the U.S. Department of Health, this program teaches soccer and the importance of focusing on a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and proper nutrition to youth.
Operating at 12 different locations, United Soccer club will serve more than 700 children this year. All teams will meet three times per week for 90-minute sessions taught by a talented group of local coaches and current D.C. United players. Participants of the program will also take part in a mini-league throughout the season, furthering the participants’ sense of team, commitment and healthy competition.
“We are excited to be in the position to offer this program to the community, as United Soccer Club continues to be one of our most impactful initiatives,” said United for D.C. Executive Director Aprile Pritchet.
The Fall season will kick off Tuesday, Sept. 3 at six sites, including Richard England Clubhouse #14, The ARC/FBR, Ketchum Elementary School, J.O. Wilson Elementary School, Turkey Thicket Recreation Center and newly added Amidon-Bowen Elementary School followed by the remaining six sites, Harrison Middle School, Harrison Recreation Center, Friendship Technology and Preparatory Academy, KIPP-LEAP Academy, Parkview Recreation Center and Long Branch Community Center, will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
About United Soccer Club
In partnership with D.C. Parks and Recreation, United launched United Soccer Club in 2006 at Barry Farm Recreation Center in an effort to promote organized soccer and a healthy lifestyle in youth within the metropolitan D.C. area. United Soccer Club (USC) works with urban families, schools, recreation centers and community-based organizations in order to invest in the athletic, emotional and social welfare of the youth served.