Bethesda Royal & Red (U8-U19)


Bethesda Royal & Red

Beginning with the 2024-2025 season, DeMatha Soccer Academy, Elizabeth Seton Roadrunners, and Bethesda Soccer Club are uniting to advance the competitiveness and opportunities for youth soccer players in Prince George's County, MD. The partnership offers pathways for higher-level development and competitive player pools for each age group.

We are passionate about creating appropriate pathways for higher-level development. Recognizing the aspirations of those players who wish to pursue soccer at a more advanced level, we provide support and guidance to nurture their talents. We are committed to opening doors to further growth and achievement in their soccer journeys and believe in creating an atmosphere where laughter and camaraderie thrive, making each practice and game a memorable and enjoyable experience in a competitive environment.
We pride ourselves in creating a competitive and inclusive youth soccer community that prioritizes fun, learning, safety, skill progression, and the creation of pathways for higher-level development. We are dedicated to fostering a positive and enjoyable environment where athletes can discover the joy of playing soccer, develop essential life skills, and build lasting friendships.
Learning is at the core of our mission, and we strive to provide comprehensive soccer education that goes beyond the field. Through expert coaching and age-appropriate training, we aim to instill valuable life lessons such as teamwork, leadership, and perseverance, fostering personal growth both on and off the pitch. Skill progression is a crucial focus of our organization. We are committed to helping players develop their soccer abilities, from fundamental skills to advanced techniques. Our coaching staff aims to empower participants to reach their full potential as soccer players.

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How often will teams practice?

Teams will practice two to three times a week, and practice dates and times will be provided by the coach/manager. Information will also be made available through TeamSNAP. High-school-aged teams will practice once a week during the fall.

How are the age groups broken down?

The age groups are broken down from U8 to U19 into single age groups.

Boys: U8-U12: DMSA Teams
Boys: U13-U19: Bethesda Royal Teams
Girls: U8-U19: Bethesda Red Teams

How long is the season?

Teams start their season in August and end in June of the following year.

When will the games be held?

League games will be held on Saturdays and Sundays only. Tournament matches will be held over specific weekends. Please consult your coach if you have any questions about game or practice times.


Bethesda SC players undoubtedly receive the best college exposure of any club in the country, with players attending some of the country's top local and national Showcase events, including our own Bethesda Premier Cup. Bethesda Soccer Club has a long and storied history of creating a pathway for our players to college, which you can read more about here.

In addition, Bethesda SC partners with SportsRecruits, a college recruiting software that former college athletes design for the next generation of players. All BSC U15-U19 players will receive a complimentary SportsRecruits account with full access to their software, including resources, webinars, and messaging.

For more information on your SportsRecruits account, please get in touch with your coach.


Over the past 20 years, Bethesda SC has had over 500 players go on to play Division I, Division II, and Division III college soccer. Please go to our Alumni page to see where alumni have ended up on and off the pitch. If you want to learn more about our Pathway to College, please check out our college resources page.

When are tryouts held?

The club does accept tryouts on a rolling basis. Please check out our tryout page for more information. For more information, please contact Director Parnell Hegngi at

Does Bethesda SC offer Scholarships?

Yes. Bethesda Soccer Club is one of the few travel soccer clubs nationwide that offers need-based scholarships to players to help offset registration fees and costs. To learn more about our Scholarship Program and critical deadlines, click here.

How do I get my player their uniform?

For more information on our uniforms, please go to our Uniform page.


BSC Families can opt into our Club Fee Protection Plan. For more information on what this covers, please see our page for Dewar Insurance.


If you have any other questions about our Royal and Red program, please get in touch with our Director, Parnell Hegngi, at