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The Star City Soccer Academy and Valley United have teamed up to create a partnership that provides the best environment possible for youth players. Our combined resources make us the largest youth academy in Southwest Virginia.




Winter 2021 Season Information

We are excited to announce the winter Academy season at the Star City Soccer Center. Please read the information below carefully as it includes lots of details about the format of the season and certain procedures about how sessions will be run. Notice that space is limited and registration could fill up quickly.

Dates:
  • December 7-17 & January 11-February 18
Groups:
  • U8 Boys - 2013-2014 birth years (24 spots available)
  • U10 Boys - 2011-2012 birth years (48 spots available)
  • Girls - 2011-2014 birth years (24 spots available)
Schedule:
  • U8 Boys - Tuesday - Thursday 5:30-6:30
  • U10 Boys - Monday - Thursday 6:45-7:45 (two nights [can request specific nights])
  • Girls - Monday - Wednesday 5:30-6:30
Session Format:
  • One hour block (twice per week):
  • 15 minute technical warm up 
  • 40 minute 5v5 game
Session Details:
  • 4 teams per block (one hour) - Max of 24 players per session
  •  Teams consist of a maximum of 6 players. 
  •  Each team warms up in half of one field (one quadrant of 20,000 square ft.)
  •  After warm up, the two teams on the same field play against each other.
Safety Protocols:
  • Players must wear a mask as they enter the facility and during warm up.
  •  Coaches must wear a mask for the entirety of the session.
  •  One parent per child is allowed inside during the session. Parents must be wearing a mask and socially distanced from other parents along the perimeter of the building (there is more than enough space to accomplish this even if there are the max of 24 parents inside). Parents will not be allowed to stay in the lobby.

Cost:

The full cost for the winter season is $200. SCS Academy is meant to be affordably priced, but we do offer partial and full scholarships to anyone who needs it. Scholarship Form

Refund Policy

  • Season canceled prior to start of season: registrations will be 100% refunded.
  • Season canceled after start of season: refunds will be prorated


Questions? Contact 
Landon Moore

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Star City Soccer Academy - Winter 2021

This Program is for children born between 2014 and 2011


U8 Boys

Registration closes on 01/31/2021 at 12:30 PM
Season Dates: 12/07/2020 to 02/25/2021
$200.00

U10 Boys

Registration closes on 01/31/2021 at 12:30 PM
Season Dates: 12/07/2020 to 02/25/2021
$200.00

Girls

Registration closes on 01/31/2021 at 12:30 PM
Season Dates: 12/07/2020 to 02/25/2021
$200.00

Philosophy

We use 2v2 and 3v3 scenarios in training to emphasize skill and decision making capabilities. We believe that children learn the game best at the U8 - U10 level by learning elemental techniques and being challenged in variations of 2v2 (U8) and 3v3 (U10) scenarios that, practiced and coached, develop game skill and intelligence in an optimal way.

We believe that 5v5 games at U8 and 7v7 games at U10 are appropriate numbers for those ages. Game environments are an extension of training environments as we emphasize very basic team/group tactics within principles of play, while prioritizing individual player development instead of winning. As mentors and educators, we measure player progress through their growth on and off the field over a very long term.

We push players to be their best. That means that we do not restrict them based on age. Integrating younger players with older groups at the appropriate time is a key aspect of player development.

What We Stand For

The two main symbols in the Star City Soccer Academy logo are a chess board and a queen's crown. Both of these symbols have significant meaning:

Chess Board - Game intelligence is a vital part of the game for any player. Our training curriculum and game environments are set up to develop "thinking players" who are able to see and process the game at a high level.

Queen's Crown - Continuing with the chess theme, our goal is to develop dynamic players who have great technical ability with the ball. Just as a queen has the mobility that allows her to dominate the chess board, we aim to develop players who have the ability to dominate on the soccer field with dynamic dribbling, passing, and touch.

Contact Us

Valley United

P.O. Box 20045 
Roanoke, Virginia 24018

Email: [email protected]

Valley United

P.O. Box 20045 
Roanoke, Virginia 24018

Email: [email protected]
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