Welcome to the FC Elite Website

"One man practicing sportsmanship is better than 50 men preaching it."
-Knute Rockne

Who Are the FC Elite?

FC Elite is a Herndon Youth Soccer (HYS) U13 boys travel soccer team based in Northern Virginia and established in the summer of 2013. The team is professionally coached and currently plays in NCSL Division 6. Our program is dedicated to fostering the physical, mental and emotional development of all our players in a positive environment. Our goal is to provide the tools that allow players to maximize their potential not only as athletes but as people. Though we train hard, we also believe that soccer, even highly competitive soccer, should include an element of fun and camaraderie along with the hard work. At FC Elite every member is an equally important part of our team in both our successes and our failures. We win together and we lose together. For more information about the FC Elite please contact Charles Donaldson at charles@donaldsonweb.com

Meet Our Coach

Our team is professionally coached by Dan Merold of Total Futbol. Dan grew up playing soccer in Northern Virginia at Oakton High School and also as a member of the Chantilly Magic, a Division 1 NCSL team. He attended Shepherd University in West Virginia where he scored 11 goals and had 18 assists as a starting midfielder for the Division II Rams. Dan graduated with a degree in Fitness and Exercise Science from Shepherd. When not coaching, Dan is a Certified Personal Trainer and a Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM PES certified). Dan currently holds his USSF National "C" License.

Elite Victorious at Dulles

The HYS FC Elite participated in their first tournament this August after only playing 3 scrimmages as a team. Entered in the U13 Champion Division, the Elite started the weekend by winning both Saturday games, 3-1 and 1-0, and securing a place in the division semi-final Sunday morning. The semi-final game was tied at the end of regulation time but FC Elite won in the end scoring on 5 out of 5 penalty kicks. The division final Sunday afternoon was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation. FC elite scored in the first of 2 overtime periods and held off the competition through the second overtime period to capture the medal! Way to go ELITE!