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Play Soccer In Norther Virginia

Welcome to the official website of the Northern Virginia Coaches League, a men’s soccer league with two divisions, 36-teams, and more than 650 players based in Fairfax, Arlington, and Loudoun counties outside Washington, DC.

Here you can do everything from checking the schedule to contacting a referee assignor.  League news and information will be posted here on the home page and on the blog tab above. Stay in touch by checking back often to see the latest of what’s happening in the Coaches League!

NOVA-CL! All out soccer. Anytime. Anywhere!

Mar 25 2018

Arlington Green – a True Original – Departs NOVA-CL

Arlington Green, one of the original teams when NOVA-CL Soccer was first organized in 1974, has called it a day. They’ll be missed, as many of the players were original members as well. The team sought fresh legs, often trading players with others teams in the league during it’s Saturday match ups. But with captains Don Gurney and Carl Van Newkirk both retiring, the spirit and energy to keep Arlington Green going faded.  Don and Carl: Thank you for the passion and commitment you invested in this league. Fare thee well!


Oct 30 2015

DC Turkey Cup: Registration Now Underway

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As the NOVA Coaches League soccer season winds down, there’s an opportunity for your team to close the season with a lively, memorable tournament. Versus teams from outside NOVA-CL!

The Soccer Resort is back with their 2015 Turkey Cup on November 21 at Centreville High School. We hope you can join them!

If you can’t make it – and want to keep playing this winter – Soccer Resort also stages several celebrity tournaments with former MLS and Premiership stars in Miami, Vegas, Sonoma, Austin and Cancun this winter.

All info on the Turkey Cup may be seen below. Register today at www.soccerresort.com!

Play the Soccer Resort DC Turkey Cup on November 21 in Fairfax County @ CentreVille HS
Play against teams from all over the DC, Maryland and Virginia area.

Tournament Includes:

  • 7v7 soccer against classy opposition and 4-6 games guaranteed
  • 30 minutes per game and soccer prizes galore
  • Cups and champagne for the winners and trophies for the runners-up
  • Multiple Coed, Men’s and Women’s Divisions including Over 30 and Over 40
  • Special awards for MVP, Top Goalkeeper,  and Top Coaches
  • Early Bird price is $479/team or  about $35/person if you have 14-players on your roster.
  • Call 718 433 2452, email travel@soccerresort.com or  to register.

Can’t make this tournament but want to get away this winter? Make plans to participate in Soccer Resort tournaments in Austin, Miami, Vegas, Sonoma, and Cancun this winter. Visit www.soccerresort.com to learn more and register!

Oct 15 2015

Adiós Diablos Rojos! (Tribute)

In what is truly the end of an era, Diablos Rojos has dropped out of NOVA-CL. The team manager, Matthew Knight, expressed huge thanks to all of you for the memories of playing against your teams, but said Diablos Rojos can no longer meet its league obligations due to low player turnout.
This team will be remembered as a special one. Perhaps more than any other in league history, Diablos Rojos has embodied and fulfilled the sportsmanship expectations to which we all aspire. And they also fielded some pretty kick ass teams. My own experience of playing them dates back to 1999, when some epic matches were played on what were, at that time, grass fields at South Run on cool Friday evenings.  Former team manager Raul Ricaurte also provided sensible, trusted feedback on league affairs during the many years he ran the team.
Adiós, Diablos Rojos! We thank you for being a great member of this league.
Jul 02 2015

NOVA-CL Team Playing in Finals Of 2015 World Police & Fire Games

Fairfax United, a NOVA-CL White Division team, will play for “gold” in the 2015 World Police & Fire Games. The finals take place on Friday, July 3, 9am, at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA.

  • Click here for Google Map of park location
  • Click here for image of parking and field location

Fairfax United, managed by Yousef Ashraf, joined NOVA-CL in Fall 2014 with the specific purpose of training for the Police & Fire Games, an olympics-style event featuring 12,000 professional, public safety athletes from 70 countries competing in 60+ sports to qualify for over 1,600 medal events.

Fairfax United WPFG 2015


Jun 10 2015

Play the Soccer Resort 7v7 Potomac Cup on July 11!

NOVA-CL Teams and Players! Gentlemen start your… recruiting!  Tell your teammates on your NOVA-CL  squad (and those on other teams you play with) that one of the region’s best short-sided soccer tournaments is back in town.

The Soccer Resort, an organizer of tournaments nationwide, is staging the Potomac Cup (7v7) on July 11. To see photos from last year, click here.  We invite you to join them at Lake Fairfax, as they will be working with NOVA-CL to promote the tournament — and a fun day of soccer for those that participate.

What’s included:

  • 7 v 7 play. Four (4), 30 minute games guaranteed. Plus championship playoffs.
  • Coed, Men’s, Women’s and Over 30 and Over 40 divisions
  • Soccer prizes galore and Cups and champagne for winners and trophies for runner-ups
  • Great turf fields.
  • Local team price, $499 per team (early bird price)

Soccer Resort also stages tournaments and travel at tournaments throughout the U.S. throughout the year, so check out their tournament listings if you’re interested in some serious “travel soccer.”

To learn more about the Potomac Cup 2015, call 718.433.2452 or email travel@soccerresort.com