** Valley United Soccer Complex location will change to Vinyard Soccer Complex (151 Berkley Rd. Vinton) on April 6
3/20 - 5v5 and 7v7 Tactical Introduction
3/27 - Intrasquad Festival
4/10 - at Central Virginia United (Lynchburg)
4/17 - Host Roanoke Valley Academy Festival
4/24 - Host New River United
5/1 - Host Central Virginia United
5/8 - at New River United (Blacksburg)
5/15 - at SWVA Rush Festival (Radford)
5/22 - Intrasquad Festival
$250 includes all training and games and an Academy jersey.
$200 option for those looking to train only once per week.
Please take advantage of the new $25 "Refer a Friend" discount! If you refer someone, they should make a comment that they were referred by you when they register. BOTH of you will receive a $25 coupon to be used in the future. There is no limit to the number of coupons that you can rack up.
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.
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.
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.