What we’re about
This group, Washington, DC Pick-up Soccer, is the biggest coed soccer group in DC. We play year-round, but have far more games during the summer when daylight lasts past about 6:45 PM, and people can just walk to games after work. Everyone is welcome and it is free to join!
Attending our mall games allows you to become part of a long tradition, and it's a great way of getting to know new, healthy, and friendly people in a casual setting. Currently, we have three games per week near the mall and two near Maryland. Do you know the secret reason for Marine One’s flight path? It's because the president, like any sensible person, enjoys watching a good game of the world's greatest sport and it gives him a perfect 45° viewing angle! (Hehe. Just kidding. The truth is that he is usually deprived of this pleasure, because we pause play to gawk back.)
Tourists without any cleats getting bored of seeing exhibits in DC’s 261 museums are especially welcome; the Organizer (Jason Taylor) actually likes to think that if all people were forced to interact more and specifically had to play soccer together at least once in the extended back yard of the world’s most powerful leader, we’d all, regardless of what language we speak, the color we are, our gender, etc., be one step closer to world peace:
After games, we sometimes chat a bit while we change shoes and get ready to walk home. Relax! Don't be too rushed or too shy. Ask other players which way they are walking or going. Get their direct contact information. You may find it handy when the weather is iffy or when the security people moved our game to "an undisclosed location." Aside from building your own network, more communication and discussion allows everyone to contribute and cooperate to make games better.
RSVP liberally, but always check if there are enough RSVPs before going. Ideally, please put on your profile roughly where you live so others who rsvped without a car know who to ask for rides. Before heading out, it can help to review the RSVP list to remember names of players with face pictures on their profile. (Knowing the names of your teammates helps you communicate with them during the game.) If you arrive late, count the number of colors and non-colors or whites vs. darks to know which side you should probably join. Unless the organizer says otherwise, you can just join the side with fewer players, but the best thing is to wait until another player arrives and go on opposite teams simultaneously.
Each game location/venues has different players and organizers. Parking near the mall games during the week is difficult because they overlap with rush hour, but for the Tidal Basin games try Ohio Drive. Parking at other games is better. If you know of a good field closer to you and are willing to host and organize your own weekly game let me (Jason) know. If we can get a backup co-organizer I will probably decide to green light your venue and you will have no problem getting the players you need for hosting your own game. This flexibility we allow is why we don't allow the opposite (player recruitment or "poaching" of our best players for for own and probably expensive league not a part of our mostly free group) unless it helps the group overall. Call me at 301-277-1909 if you see any such behavior or have questions. That effort would be better spent helping our own games become better. Also let me know if you see any errors in any game descriptions, directions on where to meet, or have an idea of how to improve.
Curious why we have a treasurer when our games are usually free? The reason is because we are trying to improve our games by supplying all co-organizers with portable Pass goals. A set is only $80 and shrinks to the size of a briefcase suitable carrying on the Metro. If you would like to donate funds for goals and can spare $5 please hit the green chip in button. I hereby promise that 100% of any donations will either go towards goals or will otherwise be spent to make the games better. (I don't mind the fact that I pay for all meetup fees out of my own pocket since doing this actually allowed me to save money from being able to cancel my old $125/month sport and health membership. I personally preferred playing soccer with cool people over boring gym machines anyway. ) Selfish donations (earmarked only to make games you already are going to better) are especially encouraged.
We hope to see you at our next game!
Jason Arthur Taylor, Organizer for Washington, DC Pick-up Soccer and Safer Soccer
P.S. I respond within 48 hours to all communications made directly to me including meetup.com chats; if you messaged me for any reason and I didn't respond, I didn't actually get your meetup.com message. Please email a copy and phone it.
P.P.S. Washington, DC Pick-up Soccer is not liable for any injuries that may occur while playing. By attending our games, you accept full responsibility of your person and belongings, waiving any right to hold the group, the field owners, or the field caretakers responsible.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Sunday Chevy Chase Morning GameSomerset Elementary School, Chevy Chase, MD
THIS GAME IS BASED ON AN OLD GAME , SO MOST OFTEN YOU WILL NOTICE THAT PEOPLE ( THE FOUNDERS) ARE ADDED BEFORE THE RSVP EVEN OPENS.
After that, few spots are available for first reserves and the Host has the right to choose the added people from the wait list (Based on dependability, punctuality and cooperation)
No wait list show ups
No-shows will be taken seriously and you lose your privilege to RSVP the next game.
This is an early game, so you have to cancel the night before. If you cancel late, it will be considered no show.
Please wear turf shoes (no cleats) in this field.
Please use a clear profile picture so it is easier for us to know each other. if you don't have a clear picture, the host might cancel your rsvp.
If you plan on playing with us , keep in mind we collect yearly donations ($20) to buy balls and goals ( we collect once a year). For any donations you can zelle me (3189143325) or Venmo(@Aladdin-Alayoubi)
- Mon Night PickupRandall field, Washington, DC
Friendly game. No slide tackling, rough play, or coaching. Bring a white and dark colored shirt. No gray shirts. We'll start at 8 so be there early to warmup and stretch. Lights will be on. Field is turf. Small parking lot next to field with street parking nearby.
- Futsal on tennis courts location back to originalJessup Blair Park (Near Tennis Courts), Silver Spring, MD
Hey There DMV Soccer Community ,
We are Picking up some Small Sided Soccer Again this winter season on the D.C. Maryland Boarder in Silver Spring.
We will use the Tennis Courts At Jessup Blair Park where there is Night Lights and and enclosed arena. This area is enjoyable because it allows for more touches on the ball , with more movement around the field. ( Tennis Court Long Ways , with Pugg Goals )Bring a white, light, AND a dark color or black shirt, a good size 5 ball, and PUGG goals (if you have them).THIS IS ON A TENNIS COURT. WE DO NOT WEAR CLEATS. WE WEAR FUTSAL SHOES, TENNIS SHOES ANYTHING WITH NO SPIKES. I WOULD SUGGEST BRINGING CLEATS IF FOR SOME REASON WE HAVE TO GO PLAY AT A FIELD.
Bring a Light and Dark Color Jersey so we can dynamisize play. More than competitive we all want to play good soccer , and make it fun and entertaining for all. No warm sided matches , New players and advanced players welcome , here we want to get active and have fun in the evenings afterwork.
Please RSVP so we know how many to expect , if there is less than 6 , we may just cancel. Minimum fun is around 3v3 we've found , we can mix up teams and play for a bit. The more the better as you can imagine. The field has hosted about 30 people in the past so , we will see how it starts up. We enjoy the field because there is soccer tennis for touches good space for passing. ext. Come 20-30 mins earlier to warm up and create a welcoming environment for first timers to come on in. You'll be able to see us from the Road , and there is parking.
If you Have pugs Goals to bring , please do. it will compliment the current gear and equipment we will bring out for some community activity with our members.
Again , Our safety is our priority , if you don't feel well. Stay Home , We want to enable a fun and enjoyable and consistent atmosphere for people to come together and play.
Sending Regards and See you on the Pitch!
New addition and "Rule" for the meet-up group , If you score you have to perform a 3 second goal celebration
for entertainment purposes and morale boosting purposes in the fight against Covid.