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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.

Club Pathway

Format and Curriculum

Format

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.


Curriculum

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 twice 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:

-Dribbling
-Shooting
-Teamwork


City: Locations and Info

The Development Academy Junior program will train two times per week during the fall and spring seasons.


Norfolk Season Training Dates
August 30
th - October 20th

DA JR 2's - Norfolk
Practice Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Practice Time: 6:00 - 6:30pm

DA JR 3's-5's - Norfolk
Practice Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays 
Practice Time:  6:00- 6:45 pm 


Chesapeake Season Training Dates
September 12th - November 3rd


DA JR 3's-5's - Chesapeake
Practice Dates: Mondays & Thursdays
Practice Time: 6:00 - 6:45pm



Registration and Fees

Fall 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:
DA Juniors 3-5's: $110

DA Juniors 2's: $95



  
                                                                                             

Uniforms

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 Soccer.com 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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