Valley AFC Xpress

Fall Kickoff Classic


Fall Kickoff Classic '15

August 15th & 16th, 2015

Roanoke, VA

Hosted By Valley AFC Xpress

Tournament Director: Tom Brown

Tournament Website>>
Permission to Host>>


The 2nd Annual Fall Kickoff Classic is located in Roanoke, VA.  The tournament provides teams the ability to get ready for Fall league play with an exciting weekend of soccer.  All teams (U10-U19) are guaranteed a minimum of 3 games.

Roanoke is nestled in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and filled with friendship and old-fashioned hospitality.  Between games, discover what makes visiting Roanoke unique!

2015 Divisions>>

Check-In Information

Please Check-in at least one hour before your first game.

You will need:

1. Two copies of your USYS State Association or US Club approved roster
2. Player passes for every participating player
3. Medical releases for every participating player.  Please use VYSA's medical release if you don't have them: 
4. Guest players and information added to the bottom of the roster being submitted
5. A copy of the state association's permission to travel for teams traveling outside of Region I.

Tournament Headquarters

You will find the Valley AFC staff and tournament volunteers housed at the Merriman Complex Pavilion if you have any questions over the course of the weekend - this also is where you will check in your team.


Please tell your families that it is best to park in the lots closest to their playing field. There is a separate lot for Merriman 1,2 and 3, Merriman 4 and Merriman 5.

A field map with directions can be found here>>

Vendor Area

Housed in the small parking lot in the Merriman 1, 2 and 3 location you will find our vendors. For those interested there will be food, drink and t-shirts for sale. There will also be a table showing off and taking orders for a new style of protective headband called 2nd Skull. Smaller and more pleasing to the eye than the old style head protection - it even comes in a multitude of colors! Those interested will find the vendor's flyer attached.  

If you cannot find something to your liking, we are just minutes away from the Tanglewood Mall area of Roanoke.



Event Location: Merriman Soccer Complex, Roanoke, VA

Invited Age Groups: U10 - U19 Boys & Girls

Age Group Information

Age Group Fee  Half Length  Format
 U10 Boys & Girls
 $400  25 Minutes  8v8
 U11-U12 Boys & Girls
 $425  30 Minutes  8v8
 U13-U19 Boys & Girls
 $450  35 Minutes  11v11


Fall Kickoff Classic History

Fall Kickoff Classic '14

August 16th & 17th, 2014

Tournament Website>>

Saturday and Sunday turned out to be beautiful days for the inaugural Fall Kickoff Classic hosted by Valley AFC.  The wonderful Blue Ridge Mountains provided a great backdrop for the tournament.  The mornings were clear and cooler.  The afternoons saw the temperature approach the 90’s.  The early evening cooled off nicely.  No rain dampened the event.  With over 20 teams and a dozen soccer clubs in participation, the first event was certainly a successful one.

Soccer filled the air for two straight days.  The various clubs and their parents brought the event to life.  Multi-colored uniforms and tents dotted the fields.  The players and coaches got a sneak preview of their teams prior to the travel season beginning.  The Merriman field location allowed easy access to food, shopping and accommodations. For those who didn’t want to leave the fields, there were frozen snow cones, Gatorades and water available.    The tournament was professionally run and Valley’s planning was evident.  Valley had a small army of volunteers who did a great job keeping everything on track.  For the vast majority of the tournament, there was a staffed ambulance sitting at the ready to deal with injuries.  Information was available from the staff.  Scores were quickly transferred to either Valley’s onsite score board or via the web.  For a first time event, the tourney went off without too many hitches.  

Look for this tournament to become a mainstay for Valley AFC with each year bringing more teams and more soccer to the Roanoke Valley.  That’s what we’re all about.  Valley AFC.  “Soccer for all”