BETHESDA SOCCER CLUB
The Bethesda Soccer Club began as three teams in 1979, competing as the Bethesda Boys Club. Today, 65 boys' and girls’ teams from ages U-7 through U-19 compete in various leagues across the Washington D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region and events throughout the United States. The club is in Montgomery County, Maryland, just northwest of Washington, D.C.
Bethesda teams have had a long history of success, from Academy, MLS Next, and ECNL level play, tournaments, and state and regional cups. Our teams compete in MLS Next, ECNL, Elite Development Program (EDP), USYSA Region I League, National Capital Soccer League (NCSL), and the Super Y Summer League. We participate in the Maryland State Cup and are a four-time National Champion.
Bethesda players have had success with their teams and beyond. Players have earned National Team call-ups in their youth and senior national teams. We have had over 70 players turn pro since 2000, and the Club has an extensive pathway to college program that prepares players to compete at the next level.
Club alumni include former U.S. National Team player Bruce Murray; Washington Spirit midfielder Andi Sullivan; Major League Soccer Goalkeeper of the Year Bill Hamid; former Washington Spirit defender Joanna Lohman; and former Borussia Dortmund forward Joe Gyau.
Why should you choose bethesda soccer club?
Soccer here in the United States has grown immensely over the past 40 years. Since the beginning Bethesda Soccer Club has been at the forefront of the sport’s rapids expansion not just in the DMV, but across the United States.
So why BSC?
Our boys' and girls' programs are specialized to meet each player's needs and demands. Whether identification clinics, goalkeeper sessions, or individualized training sessions with world-class coaches like Phillip Gyau, Bill Moravek, Dave Greene, and Nancy Rohrman offer training and skill sessions tailored to each player's needs.
World-class coaching staff
BSC currently employs 56 coaches for our 63 teams. Our coaching staff presently includes multiple USSF ‘A’ Level licenses and NSCAA Advanced Diploams, numerous state and national champions, and various United States Men's and Women’s National Teams members. Our players are the direct beneficiaries of our elite level of coaching, with many of our alumni going on to play in the English Premier League, the Bundesliga, Major League Soccer, and the National Women’s Soccer League. BSC also allows our coaches to continue learning off the pitch through guest lecturers like Doug Lemov, Ekkono's David Hernandez and trips to England, Scotland, Portugal, and Spain.
Player Placement and the pathway to college
In the past 20 years, BSC has placed over 500 players in Division I, II, and III schools across the United States. Those schools include every Ivy League school, Stanford, Duke, Georgetown, the University of Maryland, and the University of North Carolina. Our club is committed to providing our players with every opportunity to play at the college level and to enrich their lives through obtaining a college education.
Bethesda Soccer Club Mission Statement
The Bethesda Soccer Club (BSC) is committed to creating a competitive, supportive, challenging, and fun environment for all our players to reach their potential through the beautiful game of soccer. With commitment to our goals and appreciation for the opportunity, we accept the responsibility to develop every player to their highest level of skills, athleticism, teamwork, and leadership in soccer. We strive to use all of our faculties – strength, spirit, courage, compassion, and intelligence – to achieve positive results on and off the pitch for our players and families. BSC’s passionate leadership and detailed, holistic approach to long-term elite development at every age group support our uncompromising resolve to be the best youth soccer club in the country. We also strive to be a positive role model for our community, including providing financial support for needy families to the best of our ability.