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Hampton Roads Soccer

Official D.C. United Affiliate - Virginia Beach City FC

Academy Lite Travel Soccer: Ages U8 - U18



The Virginia Beach City FC (Hampton Roads Soccer )Academy Lite Program offers full teams as well as individuals access to multiple levels of league play while reducing time commitment and cost compared to our traditional Academy Travel program.  Academy Lite  Travel teams train one to two times per week and play games typically on Sundays.

Volunteer coaches can develop their own teams while having access to our club structure and support. Individual players interested can tryout and be placed on an existing Academy Lite Team.

Program Highlights:
- 6 month developmental and identification program for age groups U8 to U18 – Boys and Girls.
- Access to Club Hosted Virginia Premier Cup – Free entry (No Cash Value if canceled for reasons beyond club control)
- Volunteer coaches with oversight and support from technical staff 
- Access and opportunity to guest play with Full Year Academy teams where developmentally appropriate
- Team based appropriate match schedule and program
- Practice locations held centrally in Hampton Roads.
- Clear player pathway from youth to professional. VB City FC is the Official Hampton Roads Affiliate of D.C. United.
- Exposure to D.C United / U.S. National Team youth staff or scouts through US Soccer Training Centers.
- Connection with Virginia Beach City FC First Team players and coaches.
- Season tickets to Virginia Beach City FC Home Matches in 2021

Club Pathway

Format and Curriculum

The Hampton Roads Soccer Academy Lite program competes during the fall and spring seasons. Players will be organized into teams of 11 to 12 players for ages U8-U12 for 8v8 and 9v9 play. Players ages U13-U19 will be organized into teams of 15 to 18 players per team for 11v11 play. 

After teams are formed, teams will participate in the following:

Primary:

Fall Season August  3 - December 2
One to two training sessions per week
Volunteer coaches with oversight from technical staff 
League Play in USYS National League through EDP or local league play through VSLI or TASL.

Spring February 28 - May 19
One to two training sessions per week
Volunteer coaches with oversight from technical staff 
League Play in USYS National League through EDP or local league play through VSLI or TASL. 

Tournaments
- Access to Club Hosted Virginia Premier Cup on the weekend of August 15 – Free entry (No Cash Value if canceled for reasons beyond club control)

Optional:

Summer Academy Pro Experience: June 14 - July 9 (Additional Cost)
Each week will be lead by a featured instructor and will have a special topic. 
For program details: Click Here  

Week 1
Old Dominion University 

Week 2 
Lynchburg University
Old Dominion University

Week 3
D.C. United
Virginia Beach City FC Semi Pro Players

Week 4
Longwood University

Winter Academy December 1 - January 28
* Optional Futsal training program (December - February) (Additional Cost)
* Optional 3 Week Elite Camp Series (January 10 - 28) (Additional Cost)

Tryouts

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING TEAM INQUIRIES FOR THE 2021 - 2022 SEASON. IF YOU HAVE A TEAM AND WOULD LIKE MORE INFO, PLEASE REACH OUT TO BRANDON RICKER - [email protected]

Tryout Schedule 2021-2022 Season
Location: Norfolk Collegiate School
7336 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA

NOTE: You do not have to attend all tryout dates. We recommend doing as many as you can for maximum exposure!

Tryout Fee: Free

Try us out by attending a training session or register for our posted dates.
To attend a session contact Brandon Ricker at [email protected] 


Registration and Fees

Inclusive Program Cost – Club Membership

2021-2022 Fees

15-May

June 15 to September

Age

Member Deposit

Monthly Payment Plan

Total

U8-U15

$150

$87.50

$500

U16-U19 Fall Only

$150

$50

$350


Non Inclusive Costs – Team and Player Expenses:
- Uniforms ordered separately through soccer.com. The club operates on a two year cycle. 
- Coaches travel expenses greater than 150 miles. Per Diem + Hotels to be paid by team
- Additional tournaments beyond the included Club Membership tournament

Uniforms

Academy Lite Uniforms are ordered through Soccer.com. The uniform kit includes:

- Two numbered game jerseys
- One short
- One pair of socks

Uniforms run on a two year cycle and are not included in the program fees. Returning players may wear the same kit from the previous fall or spring season within the same two year cycle. 

New players will receive an email after tryouts conclude and the player is assigned to a team with instructions once all players have picked(or assigned) their numbers and Soccer.com is ready to accept orders. 

facilities

Primary

  • Captain Slade Cutter Athletic Park, Norfolk, VA - Three (3) lighted grass fields
Alternate
  • Virginia Wesleyan, Norfolk, VA - One (1) lighted artificial turf field
  • Centerville Park, Chesapeake VA - Eleven (11) Bermuda grass fields
  • Princess Anne Park, Virginia Beach VA -  Eleven (11) Bermuda grass fields
  • Deep Creek Park, Chesapeake, VA - Four (4) Bermuda grass fields, two lighted.
  •  Norfolk Collegiate School, Norfolk, VA - Two (2) lighted artificial turf fields.

Contact Us

Virginia Beach City FC

Jadyn Wright, Club Operations Director, 930 Denison Ave Suite 105
Norfolk, Virginia 23513

Email: [email protected]

Virginia Beach City FC

Jadyn Wright, Club Operations Director, 930 Denison Ave Suite 105
Norfolk, Virginia 23513

Email: [email protected]
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