Ways to Play


It's always soccer season at The St. James Center for Soccer Excellence – The only place to compete, learn and socialize under one roof, any time of the day, seven days a week.

Our Philosophy

The St. James Center for Soccer Excellence is soccer heaven. Just ask DC United—our official training partner. Here, novice players can start at our Emerging Talent Center, where they'll master the basics and fall in love with the game. Intermediate players can join our Intensive Development Player Program, where they'll train hard and compete even harder. Advanced players will file into camps, clinics, or leagues, depending on individual talents. And elite players will get a golden opportunity to play for The St. James FC Virginia.

The St. James Difference

Deft footwork. Exceptional agility. A true championship mindset. Acquire it all at The St. James, where we cover soccer from every angle for both newcomers and elite players of all ages. The St. James features the greater Washington area's only full-size FIFA-regulation indoor soccer pitch. Within our world-class training complex, we offer:

  • Private and semi-private coaching customized to every age, position and skill level
  • Developmental programs focused on teaching soccer technical skills, agility and focus
  • Camps and clinics targeting specific skill development, winning tactics and competitive scenarios
  • Intensive pre- and off-season academies for advanced athletes seeking an edge
  • Holistic training with sports medicine, science, nutrition, and psychology
  • Professional exposure to US Soccer scouts and professional clubs
high performance
movement agility game basics

Our EXPLORE programs focus on the most fundamental skills, with an emphasis on body movement and agility. Athletes learn the basics of the game and begin their lifelong love for the game.

Meet our coaches

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Doug Homer

Director of Soccer

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Christian Cziommer

Technical Director of Elite Player Development

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Bobby Puppione

Academy Director of The St. James FC Virginia Girls’ Development Academy Program

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