Your family is our main mission. As a nonprofit 501(c)3, we are volunteer powered, mission focused, and define our wins by the effect we have on our community.
Winning goes well beyond a youth scoreboard! When your kid understands how to manage winning and losing, respect, teamwork, sportsmanship, empathy, and sees the value in good citizenship and volunteerism, they win for life!
Here you will experience fun with a purpose. Join a growing movement of volunteers who prioritize community action, activity, and health over screen time or emptying parent wallets.
Our Club was born in 1988 as the Damascus Soccer Club Inc. Just a group of neighbors like you and I got together and decided it would be a good idea to get together and create a soccer program for kids in our area. We incorporated in 1997 then converted our club to a 501(c)3 non-profit in September of 2005.
We took advantage of the COVID 2020 down time to restructure our non-profit into the Arête Athletics Federation™ to better reflect the communities we've served since the beginning, encourage friendly competition between the townships, and make it easy to bring in like-minded groups and teams who support our nonprofit mission of using the youth sports platform to support families interested in teaching important life lessons through sport.
We keep our prices low through volunteerism, donations from members and local businesses, and sponsorships of teams, uniforms, game balls, and seasonal memberships.
Arête Athletics Federation™, Clarksburg Community Soccer™, Damascus Community Soccer™, Gaithersburg Community Soccer™, and Germantown Community Soccer™ are registered trademarks of the Damascus Soccer Club Inc.
Serving kids ages 9-18 and their families in a community supported, low cost environment. Our focus is on fun, fitness, cross training, competition, family, and key life lessons learned best through team sports.
Serving kids ages 3-8 and their families in age appropriate fun-first activities that give kids the FUNdamentals wrapped in games and activities.
Serving boys and girls ages 9-18 through placement in surrounding competitive leagues like NCSL and EDP, these are the players that have a ball at their feet all day and want to eat, sleep, and play more soccer!
Our Volunteers make everything work and set the bar high for our youth players to live up to- both on the field and at home! Community helping community here - it's what we're all about!