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There Was DANGER! All Around
U16/19 Girls Fall to Top Ranked VYS Girls...but the Season is Still Young

BRYC's perrenial champions DANGER!, coached by BRYC Commissioner James Sullivan  had all they could handle...and then some...on Sunday afternoon (September 17) at Wakefield Rec Center, falling to the VYS girls by a score of 0-2, but the result was in doubt until the very end when VYS scored its second goal in the final minute of play. Until that moment it was still anybody's game, with DANGER! fighting hard for the equalizer and coming close so many times. The season is still young...with DANGER! having played only two games while the VYS girls were already in their fourth game of the season. (In their first game they tied the BRYC team coached by Doug Alcorn and Mac Squires.)

Thanks to all the parents and siblings who showed up to cheer the girls on and provide this writer some back-story and context for the game. Well over 100 photos are posted on the "BRYC Soccer" Facebook page, for your enjoyment. Here are just a few of them.


Fall Season is Underway
Ralph Schuetz Returns to BRYC as Social Media Coordinator and Web Feature Writer

The weekend of Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9 saw the return to action for most BRYC Rec Soccer teams. A little dampness in the air wasn't going to bother anyone. The kids were ready to go and their parents and grandparents, brothers and sisters, were equally excited about the return to the pitch.

Former Webmaster and All Star Tournament Coordinator for many years, Ralph Schuetz, (pictured, 2nd from left, at a DC United game, along with long time Director or Referees John Davis, League Commissioner James Sullivan, and Director of Training and U4 League Director Joan Smith Sullivan), who has missed his long-time friends and fellow volunteers on the EXCOM for the past five years or so, has returned to BRYC to fill the long-vacant role of Social Media Coordinator and Web Feature Writer, not to speak of photographer. He joins Tim Eagle (Deputy Commissioner of the Mini-Kickers Division), Elizabeth Giuliani (Budget Coordinator and member of the BRYC Board), the aforementioned Joan Smith Sullivan, and newcomer-Webmaster Latasha Beckman, among others, in working to keep up both the BRYC Rec Soccer web page web page and its Facebook page as well. 

His first efforts were at U8 Girls and U8 Boys games at Winterset Varsity Park on opening day. Major photo galleries are now posted on the BRYC Soccer Facebook Page, "BRYC Soccer". You're invited to "follow" BRYC for what we hope will be weekly photo galleries, supplementing feature stories on this web page, with articles and photos of general interest. We'll try to cover all the action, from our youngest to our most experienced players, from the Rec and ODSL programs, not to speak of special events including Coaches Games, Uniform Night, Photo Day, pre-season Coaches' Meetings, occasional DC United and Washington Spirit games, and all the activites that make BRYC one of the most respectedand top rated clubs in the area.

This week's featured web photos (below) are of some very happy kids wearing BRYC's new uniforms. Not required to be worn until the Spring 2019 season, nonetheless there are a number of players who have already pruchased them and were excited to show them off on opening day,. Annabelle from the Soccer Queens and Riker and Zayd from the Dragon Warriers looked mighty good. (The boys' coaches, Eric and Edgar, were coaching the next game after Schuetz had already taken well over 200 photos, and didn't need any more, but are also pictured below.)

If you have any comments or ideas for web features we'd love to hear from you. Click on the "Contact" link to the navigation menu on the left and scoll down. And don't forget to check out the "new and improved" Facebook page, "BRYC Soccer", even if you're not a U8 parent. What a nice group of kids, parents and grandparents they were. Schuetz is glad to be back!



This season BRYC has partnered with Inova to offer baseline concussion testing to our players. Please consider taking advantage of this service!

Click on these links for:

Feel free to contact the Inova staff directly:

  • Inova Sports Medicine Concussion Program
  • Hotline: 703-970-6427
  • Available 24/7


7th Annual Spring Coach's Challenge Ends in a TIE!!
Coaches brave a HOT day to celebrate the end of the 2018 spring season!


June 30 - At the end of every season our coaches gather to celebrate another season of BRYC soccer with a Coach's Game. This season, we played in VERY hot conditions, and for the FIRST time the game ended in a 1-1 tie! Our officials were Doug Alcorn (Depty Commissioner of the Senior Division), Darryl Miller (right hand man of our Field Director, Trish Moxie) and Elizabeth Giuliani (Treasurer for BRYC Rec Soccer and At-Large Member of the BRYC Big Board). When coming off the field, some of the coaches said, "I will never get after my players again for not running when it's hot!"

That's one of the key goals of our coaches game, it's important to play the game you are coaching and feel what the kids are feeling. It also gives the kids a chance to cheer their parent(s) on, AND of course, there are great snacks, cake and raffle prizes! This season, raffle prizes were donated by CCI Screenprinting, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Anthony Pagano and the All Star Program.

BRYC would not function without our dedicated coaches and we are VERY thankful for all they, and their families give every year. Have a GREAT summer, everyone! We look forward to seeing you back in the fall!

Inclement Weather Policy

When inclement weather threatens play, BRYC officials walk the fields early game day morning to assess playing conditions. If adverse conditions at a field--usually, substantial amounts of standing water--are determined to pose a threat of injury to the players or damage to the field, all games scheduled at the field for the entire day are canceled and an announcement is placed on the BRYC hotline 703-354-7101) and it will be updated at 7:00 a.m. Note that BRYC officials may cancel games at certain fields, while allowing games at other fields to proceed.

When BRYC officials determine fields are playable despite inclement weather conditions, a message that games will be played as scheduled is placed on the hotline. If inclement weather continues, the trainers, in consultation with the league director decides whether to proceed with the scheduled game. Games terminated after half of the game has been played are considered complete.

Thunder and Lightning Policy:
IN CASE OF THUNDER OR LIGHTNING IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA, PLAY WILL BE SUSPENDED IMMEDIATELY!! Everyone (no exceptions) must immediately leave the field, seek shelter in their vehicles, and wait 30 minutes. The 30-minute waiting period starts again if additional thunder/lightning is observed. If inclement weather persists, your trainers will terminate the session.

BRYC Survives Thanks to Volunteers; Won't You Join Us?
As Little As a Few Hours Or As Much as a Season (or Ten!) Are Much Appreciated

BRYC Recreational Soccer wouldn't exist without the dedication of its volunteers.  Our coaches are the most visible, and without them we would certainly have no program, but the more than two dozen members of the Executive Committee (EXCOM) work year-round to keep the organization running smoothly.

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BRYC, the Braddock Road Youth Club, is a non-profit organization in Fairfax County, Virginia, established in 1966 to offer a variety of youth sports activities in the Burke/Annandale/ Springfield, Virginia area. BRYC Soccer is divided into two programs, Recreational Soccer (including ODSL) and Elite (Travel) Soccer. This web site is devoted exclusively to BRYC's Recreational Soccer program consisting of neighborhood-based teams. Any youth that signs up to play in the recreational league will be placed on a team. For information on BRYC Elite Soccer, go to "". For links to all the BRYC sports programs, from football to fast-pitch softball, go to ""

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