Girls YDP

What is the Girl Youth Development Program?

Our Girls Youth Development Program (YDP) is focused on developing players in our youngest age groups (U7-U11). Players will compete in one of the four following leagues: Club Champions League (CCL), Elite Development Program (EDP), National Capital Soccer League (NCSL), or the Soccer Association of Montgomery (SAM).

To learn more about the CCL, click here.

To learn more about EDP, click here.

To learn more about the NCSL, click here.

To learn more about SAM, click here.

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.

How are the age groups broken down?

At the YDP level, BSC has four different age groups: U8, U9, U10, and U11.

How long is the season?

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

Uniform Information

Please see our uniform page for information on uniforms.

When will the games be held?

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

How many players will be on the field at a time?

U8- Five versus five plus a goalkeeper
U9 and U10-Seven versus seven plus a goalkeeper
U11- Nine versus nine plus a goalkeeper

When are tryouts held?

The club does accept tryouts on a rolling basis. Please check out our tryout page for more information. You can also email our Interim YDP Director Eric Tin at

Do you offer programs for younger girls (4-8)? 

Yes! Our club runs Soccer Juniors, a program for players ages 3-8 and is for all skill levels. Players will have the chance to learn from the BSC coaching staff in a fun environment. To learn more, check out our Juniors page.

My daughter is interested in becoming a goalkeeper. Does the club offer additional training?

Yes! If you want your player to learn more about the goalkeeping position, please email our Interim YDP Director, Eric Tin, at Players must be current BSC players to participate in goalkeeper training.

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.


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 YDP program please contact our YDP Age Group Coordinator Eric Tin at