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Academy Travel Soccer: Ages U8-U19

West Virginia Soccer offers a year round competitive youth soccer environment for boys and girls ages U8 to U19. Academy Travel teams train a minimum of twice per week and play games typically on Sundays. Players are selected to their travel team through a formal tryout identification process in May. However, players may schedule a tryout with an existing team anytime throughout the year.

Program Highlights:

– Official Affiliate of D.C. United
– Member club of top recognized National, Regional and local leagues
– Proven curriculum focused on player and team development
– Professional licensed coaches with continued in-house coaching education
– Premier Facilities including turf fields with lights and Bermuda fields with lights

Format and Curriculum

The West Virginia Soccer Academy is a year round program with scheduled breaks around public school calendars, holidays, developmental soccer breaks and end of the season play. Our planned breaks are distributed by the club to each team in August.

The program aims to have a minimum of two teams per age group, U8 – U19, for both males and females totaling up to 48 teams.  Players will be organized into teams of 11 to 12 players for ages U8-U12 for 8v8 and 9v9 play. Players ages U13-U19 will be organized into teams of 15 to 18 players per team for 11v11 play.

After tryouts conclude and teams are formed, teams will participate in the following:

Summer Academy Pro Experience: June 15 – July 15 TBD
– Each week will be lead by a featured instructor and will have a special topic. Featured Instructors will consist of Professional, Collegiate and Semi professional Coaches and Players. (Additional Cost)

Fall Season August  3 – December 2
– Three (3) training sessions per week
– League Play in USYS National League, Club Champions League or NCSL.

Winter Academy January 31 – February 24
– Three (3) training sessions per week
* Optional Futsal training program (December – February) (Additional Cost)
* Optional Three (3) Week Elite Camp Series (January 10 – 28) (Additional Cost)

Spring February 28 – May 19
Three (3) training sessions per week
League Play in USYS National League through EDP, Skyline Club Soccer League.

Tournaments
– One State Cup or President’s Cup Entry through West Virginia State Soccer Association, WVSA.
– Non High School Aged Teams: One (1) tournament selected by and paid for by the club.
– High School Aged Teams: Two (2) tournaments selected by and paid for by the club.

Registration and Fees

All Inclusive Program Cost – Club Membership
The program includes an average of 120 planned training and game units, averaging a cost of between $5 and $7 per hour, per player.

2022-2023 Fees

15-May

June 15 to January 15

 

Age

Member Deposit

Monthly Payment Plan

Total

U9-U10

$150

$100

$950

U11-U12

$150

$125

$1,150

U13-U19

$150

$137.50

$1,250

 

All Inclusive Fees

What Do the Program Costs Include?

All Inclusive Fees  Non Inclusive Costs – Team and Player Expenses
– Governing Organization Fees
– Governing Body Player Card
– Risk Management and Coaches background checks
– League Fees
– Club Approved Tournaments
– Entry into State Cup or President’s Cup
​​​​​​​- Coaching Salaries
– Turf and Grass Facility Fees
– Goalkeeper Training
– Coaching Education for Club Coaches
– College Guidance Program
– Club Website Hosting & Development Fees
– Club Operating Expenses (insurance, online registration, additional club overhead)
– Staff Salaries
– Professional Fees (CPA, Legal, etc.)
– Need-based Financial Aid Program
– Uniforms ordered separately through soccer.com. The club operates on a two year cycle.
– Coaches travel expenses greater than 150 miles. Per Diem + Hotels to be paid by team
– Additional tournaments beyond the included Club Membership tournaments or events


Returning Member Coupon Incentive

– Players that participated in the high school season during the 2021/ 2022 calendar year qualify for a discount code to be applied to the 2022/ 2023 soccer season. This coupon code is available for existing membership through June 15, 2022.  Please contact Club Administrator, Jadyn Wright at jwright@mldasports for more information.

Uniforms

Academy Uniforms are ordered through Soccer.com. The uniform kit includes:

– Two numbered game jerseys
– One pair of shorts
– Two pair of socks

Uniforms run on a two year cycle and are not included in the program fees. Returning players may wear the same kit from the previous fall or spring season within the same two year cycle.  New players will receive an email after tryouts conclude and the player is assigned to a team with instructions once all players have picked (or assigned) their numbers and Soccer.com is ready to accept orders.

Facilities

Primary Options:
– Shepherd University: Two (2) Turf Soccer Fields and One (1) over sized grass field.

Alternate Options:
– Ridge Road Soccer Complex: Two (2) Grass Soccer Fields

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