Practice will take place outdoors if the weather allows it and otherwise indoors in a gymnasium, especially during the colder part of the year. A gymnasium is rented for every single session, so that rain, heat or cold do not interfere with the practice schedule.

The time of the practice will be coordinated with My French Classes Saturday School (MFC) on Saturdays, so that MFC students have enough time to eat lunch before practice, but also don't have to wait for too long. The field and the gymnasium will be as close as possible to the My French Classes campus and may vary sometimes from session to session, depending on availability.

Please pack a water bottle and a lunch bag.

What students should bring to each sports practice:

  • please do not bring your own ball
  • water bottle
  • lunch box
  • snack
  • non-marking sports shoes
  • cleats for league games and if we can practice outdoors

Our team jersey color is GREEN. Please find more details here.

Practice schedule on regular days:

French Griffons SoccerGRIFFONS AM
student drop-off at outdoor steps by St. Jane de Chantal Gym entrance10:40am
bus departs from St. Jane to Ashburton10:50am
start of soccer practice at Ashburton ES11:05am
end of soccer practice at Ashburton ES12:35pm
bus departs from Ashburton to St. Jane12:40pm
supervised lunch12:55pm
PM French Classes start1:30pm

French Griffons SoccerGRIFFONS PM
AM French Classes end12:50pm
supervised lunch at MFC12:55pm
bus departs from St. Jane to Ashburton1:30pm
start of soccer practice1:45pm
end of soccer practice3:15pm
bus departs from Ashburton to St. Jane3:20pm
student pick-up at outdoor steps by St. Jane de Chantal Gym entrance3:35pm

For more information abut the soccer league, please visit the league's website.

Currently planned dates:

Practice Dates
(On game days there is practice and game.)
Friendly Games
(Due to Covid League will come back as soon as possible.)

September 2022
17, 24

October 2022
1, 8, 15, 22, 29

November 2022
5, 12, 19

December 2022
3*, 10, 17

January 2023
7, 14, 21, 28

February 2023
4, 11, 25

March 2023
4, 11, 18**, 25

April 2023
15, 22, 29

May 2023
6, 13, 20

* start of Winter Sessions
** end of Winter Sessions

One plus one rain/snow days built-in: one practice and one league session may have to be cancelled due to inclement weather.

© 2015-2023 French Griffons, Bethesda, Md.
French Griffons ® is a registered trademark.