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DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY: AGES U6-U10



The Academy Development program is designed to provide a positive environment for the area’s most motivated and dedicated soccer players.

This program is positioned between our Community recreation soccer programs and our Academy travel soccer programs with the objective to serve as a “bridge” to our U8-U10 Academy travel soccer teams. This is also the next step for players participating in our Academy Development Juniors program. 

Our Academy Development Program is intended for players with a strong interest in soccer, open to the idea of playing travel soccer (Academy) in the future and for parents who are willing to make a stronger commitment to their child’s development in soccer.

This program offers several benefits:
- Curriculum developed and sessions are taught by professionally licensed coaches.
- Developmentally appropriate curriculum by age for boys and girls with a heavy emphasis on individual technique and creativity. 
- Two practices per week outdoor training in the Fall and Spring. 
- Weekend Intra- Academy games on Saturdays coached by professional staff.
- Potential cross-over matches with other local or regional clubs. 
- This program includes professional coaching at all Fall and Spring practices, games and potential cross-over games at no additional cost.
- Season Tickets per player to Virginia Beach City FC home games.

Optional; additional fee applies:
- Access to the Virginia Premier Cup for the U8 and U9 players 
- Access to our club winter Futsal program 
- Exclusive access to our semi professional team, Virginia Beach City FC through our Summer Academy Pro Experience program.

Club Pathway

Format and Curriculum

Format

Players will be organized into groups  who will train together during the week under the direction of our Academy Development professional coaches. 

For weekend games, each group will be organized into two squads to compete against each other on the weekend. Both squads will be professionally managed by an academy professional coach.

The groups of players are likely to change or be mixed throughout the course of the season. The club will give families a notification about the updated group assignments along with other updates consistently throughout the season. 

Curriculum

The Academy Development curriculum is designed by MLDA Technical Director within the guidelines of US Soccer and United Soccer Coaches coaching education guidelines for players at the U6 to U10 ages. The program features a heavy emphasis on individual ball mastery, creativity and confidence all with in a fun and positive environment helping to maximum player development and enjoyment of the game.  Each session will feature a theme. Examples include:

- Shooting and Technique 
- Dribbling and Building Confidence - Basic Foundation and Change of Direction using different parts of the foot. 
- Dribbling and Attacking - Fun moves such as the scissors and step overs, combination moves, penetrating runs by dribbling with speed at goal
- First Touch
- Passing and learning to play with teammates. 

The theme of the week will continue into the weekend intra-squad game and will be encouraged by our professional coaching staff. 

Program Schedule

The Development Academy program will train twice per week during the fall and spring seasons and will play Intra-Academy games on Saturdays. All sessions are located in Norfolk based on the city location each player signs up for.  

(We will evaluate players during the first week of training)


Season Training Dates
September 7th - October 30th
Practice Time: 6:00- 7:00 pm 
Practice Dates: Tuesday and Thursdays
Game Days: Saturdays


DA (U9/U10) Game ScheduleTimeLocationHomeCoachAwayCoach
Saturday, September 18, 20212:00 PMaway atCenterville Complex Field 7A (CSC)CSC DestroyersVB City DA U9Anna
Saturday, September 25, 202110:00-11:00 AMCAPVB City Norfolk Christian PurpleVB City DA U10Anna
Saturday, September 25, 20212:15 PMhome Hampton Roads Soccer Complex Field 18B (Beach FC)VB City DA U9AnnaOBX Storm Academy (Pink & White)
Saturday, October 2, 202110:00-11:00 AMCAPVB City Rec WhiteVB City DA U10Anna
Saturday, October 2, 20212:00 PMaway atCenterville 10A (CUSC)CUSC BlackVB City DA U9Anna
Saturday, October 9, 202110:00-11:00 AMCAPVB City DA U10AnnaVB City Norfolk Christian White
Saturday, October 16, 202110:00-11:00 AMCAPVB City DA U10AnnaVB City Norfolk Christian White
Saturday, October 16, 20212:30 PMhome at Cap Cutter Park (TASL)VB City DA U9AnnaBeach FC Crew (Red and Black)
Saturday, October 23, 202110:00-11:00 AMCAPVB City DA U10AnnaVB City Rec BlueSeth
Saturday, October 23, 20212:15 PMhome at Cap Cutter Park (TASL)VB City DA U9AnnaRush Grey
Saturday, October 30, 20219:15 AMaway atHampton Roads Soccer Complex Field 18B (Beach FC)Beach FC UnionVB City DA U9Anna
Saturday, October 30, 202112:30-1:30 PMRLVB City Mt PleasantVB City DA U10Anna
Saturday, October 30, 20212:15 PMhome at Cap Cutter Park (TASL)
VA City DA U9AnnaRush Heat
       
Saturday, November 6, 202110:15 AMaway at Centerville 10A (CUSC)CUSC AvengersVB City DA U9Anna

Registration and Fees

Fall 2021 Registration Details

Enrollment for this program is Open Registration. The first week of practice will serve as Identification Days to properly group players based on age and skill level. 

Our Development Academy Program is intended for players with a strong interest in soccer, open to the idea of playing travel soccer (Academy) in the future and for parents who are willing to make a stronger commitment to their child’s development in soccer.

To enroll please create an account or login to you existing Sports Connect account and select the Development Academy  program. 

Program Cost: $250



                   
                                                                                                           

Uniforms

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

- Two numbered game jerseys
- One numbered practice jersey
- One Pair of shorts
- 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 approximately a month prior to the program start date with instructions once all players have picked(or assigned) their numbers and Soccer.com is ready to accept orders. 

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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