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Welcome to DCXI Scorpion League.


  • Ages 5 - 12 are welcome to join.

  • Formatted as 3v3/4v4 for ages 5 & 6 and 5v5 for ages 7 - 10.​

  • All players coached by DCXI coaches. 

  • Parents encouraged to volunteer and learn from coaches.

  • Register online as an individual player, if you are part of a team, indicate your team name or teammates during registration.

  • Held at Takoma Recreation Center location.

  • Grass field (cleats are best for the grass).

  • 8 weeks of play, 9 weeks of practice. Dates may vary slightly.

  • * Schedules are subject to change.

  • * Spots are limited.


DC Eleven Scorpion League uses a contribution base model. This means that families may donate an amount that they

are comfortable with, based on their individual family economic situation. Families that can do more, are encouraged to do so for the welfare and growth of the community.​

The suggested contribution for the scorpion League is $225.00/player.​

If you have any questions that aren't answered, click here to email ​

Scorpion League is brought to you in collaboration with DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).

*Updates made (6.29.23): 

  • Registration open


Practices (Tuesday)

June 25

July 2, 8, 16, 23, 30



5:30PM - 6:30PM

*Change in last couple of weeks based on daylight

Games (Saturday)

June 29

July 13, 20, 27

Aug 3



Between 9AM - 12PM

(younger ages often play earlier)

*Subject to change

Takoma Recreation Center

300 Van Buren St NW, 20012

Field 4

*Subject to change based on conditions of the field.

U6 (5 & 6) Coed

U8 (7 & 8) Coed

U10 ( 9 & 10) Coed



Suggested contribution:


League play

15 min warmup

40 min game

5 min halftime


Game awareness







Keith Tucker Jr.
Director, Scorpion League

We are thrilled to announce that Keith Tucker Jr. has joined the DC Eleven team. 
With decades of experience in the football industry, Coach Tucker will be a valuable asset in guiding young players as they navigate the complex landscape of the sport. As an advocate for homegrown players and a champion of youth development programs, Coach Tucker's passion for helping young athletes reach their full potential is evident. 
Keith Tucker coached his alma mater, Howard University, for 26 seasons, including taking an undefeated Bison team to the 1988 NCAA championship game and being named national coach of the year.  Coach Tucker served as the head coach of the Bermuda National Team and has been instrumental in the creation of a number of youth developmental programs over the last 40 years. As a nationally recognized Hall-of-Famer and former head coach of Howard University, Coach Tucker brings a wealth of knowledge and success to our organization. The DC Eleven family is excited to have Coach Tucker on board and looks forward to the impact he will have on our players and program.”

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James H. Kpainay
Manager, Scorpion League

James Kpainay has been the transformative leader of the Scorpion league since 2022. Under his leadership, the league has been infused with a new level of passion and commitment to player development, setting the stage for elite-level play. Coach Kpainay's dedication to the welfare of the players is evident in the comprehensive care and support provided to them, which has been instrumental in the league's success. In addition to his role in the Scorpion league, Coach Kpainay also directs the DC Eleven TPT program, which is a testimony to his expertise and leadership abilities. We look forward to the continued success of the Scorpion league under Coach Kpainay's guidance.

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