We hope that this information will help the parents of our players better understand what the season will be like and what they can expect.
Our club is a community club and as such, relies on volunteer coaches to coach players, build teams, and interact with parents. We are grateful every time a volunteer steps up to help but we also recognize that the club has a responsibility to every child to work to provide a safe and positive educational environment.
All coaches are required to sign the Burke AC Coaches Code of Conduct, complete SafeSport and Concussion Awareness Training. Coaches are also encouraged to take VYSA coaching courses and to attend Positive Coaching Alliance Workshops.
Soccer uniforms can be purchased at Burke Sporting Goods. BSG is located in the Gold’s Gym shopping center next to the US Post Office across 123 from Burke Centre. The address is 5616 Ox Road Fairfax Station, Suite C. Their phone number is 703.239.9000 and the web site is: www.burkesports.com
. Uniforms may also be ordered online. U13 and older players will need to contact the club prior to choosing a jersey number in order to avoid duplicate jersey numbers.
Practices & Games
The location, day and time of practices are coordinated between the coach and the club. This is based on the coach’s schedule and space availability. Players should wear soccer/weather appropriate clothing and footwear and shin guards to all practices and games. Players are encouraged to bring water and a soccer ball as well.
The Club develops a comprehensive game schedule for all U4 through U12 teams. The team which is designated as the “Home” team for a game wears the blue uniform. The team designated as the “Away” team wears white.
The club has developed an inclement weather policy. You can review it here
All of our fields are closed if there is thunder or lightning (regardless of any County notice or Club voicemail). Fields will remain closed for 30 minutes from the last indication of thunder or lightning.
Make up games are scheduled by the affected coaches and may occur during the week.