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NOVA-CL Soccer Coronavirus Statement

In League News by Steve Jarriel

With league matches now taking place once again, the NOVA-CL Soccer Board recommends the following best practices to follow before, during, and after matches. All are intended to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus and limit the risks associated with playing soccer during the pandemic. The league is adhering to guidance from the CDC as well as state and …

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NOVA-CL Spring 2020 Season Remains On Hold

In League News, registration by Steve Jarriel

On April 1, 2020 the league advisory board met and decided to continue the suspension of league play until May 1, 2020. By that time, we will review the latest on the local impact of the coronavirus and make a final decision on whether to cancel the entire Spring season. It doesn’t look promising, but hang in there. In addition …

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Arlington Green – a True Original – Departs NOVA-CL

In League News by Steve Jarriel

Arlington Green, one of the original teams when NOVA-CL Soccer was first organized in 1974, has called it a day. They’ll be missed, as many of the players were original members as well. The team sought fresh legs, often trading players with others teams in the league during it’s Saturday match ups. But with captains Don Gurney and Carl Van …

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Adiós Diablos Rojos! (Tribute)

In League News by Steve Jarriel

In what is truly the end of an era, Diablos Rojos has dropped out of NOVA-CL. The team manager, Matthew Knight, expressed huge thanks to all of you for the memories of playing against your teams, but said Diablos Rojos can no longer meet its league obligations due to low player turnout. This team will be remembered as a special …

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NOVA-CL Team Playing in Finals Of 2015 World Police & Fire Games

In League News by Steve Jarriel

Fairfax United, a NOVA-CL White Division team, will play for “gold” in the 2015 World Police & Fire Games. The finals take place on Friday, July 3, 9am, at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA. Click here for Google Map of park location Click here for image of parking and field location Fairfax United, managed by Yousef Ashraf, joined NOVA-CL in …

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Soccer Ball + Golf + Scenic Course = Foot Golf!

In League News by Steve Jarriel

The sport of FootGolf is taking hold in the DC region as two courses are now open in Loudoun county and booking tee-times (or, would that be kick off times?). The sport is played on a golf course with, yes, a soccer ball with the objective of kicking it into a 21-inch diameter hole. Like golf, each hole has a par, …

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Grey Division: Goalie Safety

In League News, Policies by Steve Jarriel

At the request of a manager, we’ve been asked to post on goalie safety in the non-competitive Grey Division, which is primarily for over-30 players. Per manager approval at the annual Sportsmanship Summit, the goalie can be anyone over 18; however, there are still a lot of teams that have goalies that are over 30, several  are 40+ years old. …

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Ashpole Steps Down As Manager of Orangemen FC

In League News by Steve Jarriel

Grey Division Managers: Just prior to the start of the Fall 2012 season I received an email from Bob Ashpole announcing that he has stepped down as the manager of the Orangemen FC. Bob was great to work with as he cared dearly about the league. He was known for offering a skeptical, and at times, dissenting view on league …

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Soccer Gear For Haiti Soccer Camp

In League News, Uncategorized by Steve Jarriel

NOVA-CL Managers, friend and family:  As you may know, Haiti continues to recover from the 2010 earthquake.  And after receiving the following email from Steve Sobieski, a player in the league, there’s an opportunity for you to make a simple, but much-valued hand.  Steve is helping to collect soccer gear for camp to take place at the YMCA Haiti Soccer …

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Why NOVA-CL Requires Usage Of Referee Assignors

In League News, Uncategorized by Steve Jarriel

The Northern Virginia Coaches League (NOVA-CL) requires teams to use league approved assignors to obtain referees for their matches. This is because there many negative impacts that take away from the sportsmanship and league culture the league, its teams, and players have all worked so hard to achieve. Here’s why the requirement is in place: There is an unavoidable appearance …