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The Star City Soccer Academy and Valley AFC 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.




Spring 2020 Season Information

Spring Season Dates :

Monday, March 16th - Sunday, May 17th

Locations:

Star City Soccer Center (3624 Aerial Way Dr., Roanoke)
VA Medical Center Fields (1970 Roanoke Blvd., Salem)

Age Groups:

U10 - born in 2010
  U9 - born in 2011
  U8 - born in 2012
  U7 - born in 2013

Training Schedule (all sessions 5:30 - 7:00 pm):

U7/U8 Boys - Tuesday @ SCSC / Thursday @ VA Medical Center
U7/U8 Girls - Tuesday @ VA Medical Center / Thursday @ SCSC
U9/U10 Boys - Monday @ SCSC / Wednesday @ VA Medical Center
U9/U10 Girls - Monday @ VA Medical Center / Wednesday @ SCSC

Games:

See below for the spring game schedule. This schedule is subject to change.

3/21 - Intrasquad (tactical preview)
3/28 - Host: Christiansburg Soccer Club / SWVA Rush / SML Jets
4/4 - Host: VBR Star / New River United
4/11 - Off (Easter Weekend)
4/18 - @ Central Virginia United in Lynchburg
4/25 - @ VBR Star Festival in Roanoke
5/2 - Intrasquad (tactical review)
5/9 - @ New River United in Blacksburg
5/16 - Intrasquad Festival
5/23-24 - New River United Tournament (by invitation -- extra cost)

Cost:

The full cost per season is $250. That includes two nights of training, games on the weekend, and jersey. We offer a one night per week option for $200. SCS Academy is meant to be affordably priced, but we do offer partial and full scholarships to anyone who needs it. Scholarship Form

Questions? Contact Landon Moore

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Star City Soccer Academy - Spring 2020

This Program is for children born between 2013 and 2010

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.

5v5 games at U8 and 7v7 games at U10 are appropriate numbers. Game environments are an extension of training environments as we emphasize very basic team/group tactics within principles of play, not winning. The progress of the player is judged by growth on and off the field over a long term.

Star City Soccer Academy - 2 nights of Training

Registration closes on 04/30/2020 at 12:30 PM
Season Dates: 03/16/2020 to 05/17/2020
$250.00

Star City Soccer Academy - 1 night of Training

Registration closes on 04/30/2020 at 12:30 PM
Season Dates: 03/16/2020 to 05/17/2020
$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.