Overview

Where there is disparity, there is opportunity. FC Barcroft is a soccer club in Arlington, Virginia seeking to rewrite the narrative of career player development in US Soccer. More specifically, FC Barcroft is seeking to eliminate barriers to entry for talented low-income and underprivileged young adults in the Greater Washington Area to play the beautiful game of soccer at a semi-professional level. Currently, the game is losing increasing numbers of talented young players to US Soccer’s Pay-to-Play business model, which is exclusionary in nature. With a relatively small number of players being recruited to play professionally in the US, many top-class players are forced to give up on their dreams when asked to pay hundreds of dollars to participate for a single season with a local club. FC Barcroft is actively seeking to upend this model and sponsor talent of all kind in the Northern Virginia community, not just the privileged. Having experienced a 35% rise in population in the last half-decade that is overwhelmingly due to international migration, the Greater Washington Area, a true microcosm of the world, is a quintessential environment for FC Barcroft to operate. With the leadership in place, FC Barcroft is uniquely qualified to execute on its mission of becoming a successful team competing in UPSL – Division I over the next two years. All at no cost to the players.

 

What's Next for Us

We have been admitted into the UPSL - Northeast Conference - Beltway Premier Division for the upcoming Spring 2021 season. The season is set to begin on April 15th and run through June 15th roughly. This is the opportunity of a lifetime for our boys and a platform that many of them have never had. The level of excitement and commitment emanating within the team for this new challenge has been unbelievably encouraging. Many of our boys have the goal (and ability) to go on and play at the professional level, and this season will be a monumental step towards the realization of their dreams.

 

Where You Come Into Play

We would absolutely love for you to be a part of our journey. Whether you are a player, fan, volunteer, individual donor, nonprofit organization, or local business, we would love the opportunity to connect with you. We want to build community and forge relationships every step of the way. A distinguishing feature of this team (set up as a nonprofit) is our players pledge to give back to the community. As a team, we would like to partner with you and your organization to engage in community outreach and volunteer opportunities in the Greater Washington Area on a regular basis. One thing is absolutely certain -- the world is changed through relationships. The FC Barcroft organization has and will continue cultivating strong community ties and be a positive influence in the lives of those it touches. 

 

What Your Contribution Will Go Towards

 

  • UPSL Spring Membership Fee

  • US Soccer Player Registration Fees

  • Facility Rental

  • Coaching Salary

  • New Uniforms

  • Referee Fees

  • Travel Expenses

  • Incidentals 

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