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Development Academy Juniors

The Development Academy 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


Players will be organized into mixed groups lead by professional club staff. Practice format will be play, practice, play. Parent involvement will be encouraged during certain drills.


The Development Academy Junior curriculum is designed within the guidelines of US Soccer and United Soccer Coaches coaching education guidelines for players at the 3 to 5 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 Development Academy Junior 2s curriculum is a parent and child program that teaches your child baseline soccer techniques. Classes last the course of 8 weeks and practice is once a week. Our enthusiastic and high energy coaches will guide you and your child through fun games to lay the foundation of their soccer abilities. Examples include:


City: Locations and Info

The Development Academy Junior program will train two times per week during the fall and spring seasons. All sessions are held in Norfolk.

Season Training Dates
March 7th - April 30th
Practice Dates: DA JR 2's -Tuesdays DA JR 3's-5's -Tuesdays and Thursdays 
Practice Time:  6:00- 6:45 pm 

Registration and Fees

Spring 2022 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

DA Juniors 2s: $80



Development Academy Junior Uniforms are not included in your registration fee. The uniform kit includes:

- One logoed club Jersey

Uniforms run on a two year cycle and are not included in the program fees. Returning players may wear the same kit from previous fall or spring season within the same two year cycle. A month prior to the program start date you will receive an email from with instructions on how to place the uniform. 

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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