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Hampton Roads Soccer

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

Development Academy Juniors

The Development Academy Juniors program is designed to teach basic soccer skills to our youngest soccer players of all skills levels in a fun and positive environment. 

This program is our most basic entry level soccer program offering professional staff and instruction  with the objective to serve as a bridge to our Development Academy program for players U6 to U10.  

This program offers several benefits:
- Sessions consist of high energy activities that are developmentally appropriate and focused on FUN!
- Sessions led by professionally licensed coaches and staff with the ability to engage and inspire children
-  The program focuses on introducing children to the fundamental soccer principles such as dribbling, shooting and progresses to imaginative games focused on creativity and confidence, sportsmanship, and teamwork. 

Format and Curriculum

Format

This program aims to have approximately 25 kids per location. Players will be organized into mixed groups of approximately 6 players each (6 to 1 player to coach ratio), who will start by playing a small sided games, transition into rotating skills stations and activities then finish with more exciting and fun games. 

School programs with players U6 and older will be invited to participate in the Academy Development Saturday weekend inter-squad games. Each school will be organized into groups of 6 players per squad to compete against other school teams and Academy Development teams on the weekend. All squads will be professionally managed by an academy professional coach. The format will be 4v4, giving each teams two subs. The teams will play a small sided format without goalkeepers. 

Curriculum

The Academy Development Junior curriculum is designed within the guidelines of US Soccer and United Soccer Coaches coaching education guidelines for players at the 2 to 11 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. 

City: Locations and Info

School and Daycare Locations: Norfolk and Chesapeake
Practice Days and Times: Spring 2021, TBA
Ages: 2-U5

The Development Academy Junior program will train one time per week during the fall and spring seasons .All sessions are held in Norfolk or Chesapeake based on the city location each player signs up for.  

Season Training Dates (Chesapeake and Norfolk)
Mondays & Thursdays
6 - 6:45pm

March 15

March 18

March 22

March 25

March 29

April 1

April 5

April 8

April 12

April 15

April 19

April 22

April 26

April 29

May 3

May 6


School and Daycare: Locations and Info

School and Daycare Locations
Practice Days and Times: Spring 2021, TBA
Ages: 2-11

WeeOnes Daycare
Norfolk Christian School
Norfolk Collegiate School
Ascension Episcopal School
Mt. Pleasant Christian School
Churchland Baptist School
Grace Lutheran Preschool
St. Andrew Preschool
Infinitee Day School
The Academy of Learning

Don't see your school? Ask us why!
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*The School and Daycare Locations are only available if you are enrolled in child care or school at that specific location. General enrollment is available under the city and county location page section.

Registration and Fees

Spring 2021 Registration Details

Enrollment for this program is Open Registration. 

Our Development Academy Juniors Program is intended to teach basic soccer skills to our youngest soccer players of all skills levels in a fun and positive environment.

To enroll please create an account or login to you existing Sports Connect account and select the city, county, school or daycare Development Academy Juniors program that works best for your family.  

Program Cost: $110

Registration deadline is Friday, January 29, 2021.

COVID-19 Refund Policy
If the program is fully canceled due to Covid-19 a full refund will be provided if the program has not started. Once the program has started a prorated refund will be provided if the program is fully canceled due to Covid-19. 
  
                                                                                             

Uniforms

Development Academy Junior Uniforms included in your registration fee. The uniform kit includes:

- One logoed club Jersey

New players will receive an email approximately a month prior to the program start date confirming sizing information from the registration process.

Contact Us

Virginia Beach City FC

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

Email: [email protected]

Virginia Beach City FC

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

Email: [email protected]
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