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Summer of Freedom is FTSC’s intra-club league and DC’s first and only LGBT (straight friendly) soccer league. We are very excited to bring together the various FTSC groupings – pickup and league, upper and lower divisions, women and men – and mix it up with new friends. Straight allies are welcome.
Summer of Freedom has started! Games are every Tuesday, starting June 6, between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM at either the Bell & Lincoln Soccer Field at Hiatt Place and Irving Street NW, or Cardozo High School at Florida Avenue and 13th Street NW. Check out the schedule here!
Did you miss registration for Summer of Freedom? There’s still a way to play!!! Register as a Reserve Player using this link. Teams look to the Reserve List when regular players cannot make the game.
The Summer of Freedom Rules can be found here. Twelve teams will be set up and led by a female captain, a male captain and a team manager. Using a snake-draft to ensure skill equity across all the teams, team leaders select team members. Participants are guaranteed:
- placement in a recreational/social Coed 9v9 Summer league
- Tuesday evening games in Columbia Heights
- 8 regular season games
- 1 play-off match
- the possibility for your team to play a 10th game for the Cummings SoF Championship Cup
- the possibility of winning a $300 bar tab and the Napolitano Miss Congeniality Trophy for the team that exhibits graciousness and sportsmanship throughout the season
- to be entertained by an ExDRAGaganza soccer match between the fiercest Queens and butchest Kings ever!
- A Summer of Freedom jersey to treausure forever & ever
- and most importantly, the opportunity to make some new friends
- NO sliding tackles.
- NO jewelry.
- Shin Guards are REQUIRED and must be COMPLETELY covered by your socks.
- Games are 9v9 with two 25 minute halves.
- Maximum 6 players of a particular gender allowed on the field at one time.
- Minimum 6 players to start the match.
- Offside is enforced.
- 3 points for a win, 1 for a tie, 0 for a loss.
- Maximum Goal Difference recorded in the standings for any one match is 3.
Location: The majority of games will be at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus on their quality turf field at 3201 Hiatt Pl NW. This is the field behind the DC USA (Target) complex, steps from the Columbia Heights Metro station. Nearly all other games will be played at Cardozo High School.