With the right guidance, everyone can improve. Regardless of ability or age.


About DC Way

DC Way started as an after-school soccer program, but after overwhelming interest from parents who saw their children's’ progress in the program, DC Way has grown to include summer camps, mini camps, development academies, and private sessions.

At DC Way, through fun and simplified activities, we’re teaching skills that are vital on and off the field. By improving technique, we ensure players build confidence. We believe quick thinking and decision making are essential parts of the game.


About Denis C

DC Way was founded by Denis Chekuristov in 2013.

Denis comes from a long tradition of soccer. His father, a professional player, started teaching Denis soccer as soon as he could walk. He also comes from a tradition of education. His mother has taught school for over 25 years.

Denis went through Volgar Gazprom FC youth academy system, played successfully on the collegiate level, was one of the first people playing futsal in his city Astrakhan, Russia.

Denis holds a National Soccer Coaching License for ages 8-12 years old and Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma. He regularly attends seminars to improve his coaching skills.

Since December 2011, Denis has been leading the soccer program at Sidwell Friends School including camps and clinics during school breaks.

Denis ran U7/U8 Development Academy at Capital Futbol Club and coached two U9 and U10 travel teams as well from 2013 till 2015.

In 2013 Denis C and DC Way started the after school program in SWS on Capitol Hill

In 2015 Denis C and DC Way started to work with multiple day cares throughout DC area providing quality soccer programs for little ones.

Since 2015 Denis C worked with Soccer On The Hill helping kids to improve their technical skills.


My sons have worked with Denis for more than 3 years in camps, academies, and travel team. They have developed great technical skills and a better understanding of the game under his tutelage. His love for the game is obvious.
— Chalis, mother of Gael (8) and Sebastian (10)