The philosophy of the WVFC Academy is to give our young soccer players, boys and girls ages 6 to 11, the best possible developmental opportunity in preparation for the rest of their soccer experience. The WVFC Academy program staff focuses on enhancing our player’s development, including technical enhancement of each player’s soccer-specific footwork, ability, and overall enjoyment of the game. We aim to ensure all academy players are comfortable with a ball at their feet and to establish a lifelong love for the game!
Players of academy age are able to absorb positive habits and attitudes, creating fantastic platforms for excellent development further down the soccer road. At WVFC’s Academy Program, we stress player development instead of expecting results. At this age, it’s important to put more significance on the player’s technical and tactical development, rather than creating a “win at all cost” mentality. After all, pushing winning over fostering a fun learning environment can hamper a player’s development.
To achieve our goal, we provide a great training environment for our young players. Along with technical skills development and small-sided games and free play, our licensed coaching staff teaches a special curriculum based on each age group and level of player. Providing locations throughout the region is part of our effort to reach as many players as possible. Along with the possibility of attending up to three sessions per week, our hope is to create a wonderful environment to learn soccer. Our WVFC staff is confident your child will thrive in a setting that encourages creativity and building skill. We believe that through having fun and working hard, our players can improve at great rates! For additional questions regarding academy you can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Academy Registration: $135 – This annual registration is required by West Virginia Soccer. This registration covers a player from August – June.
Fall Academy Training Fee: $275 – This covers three trainings per week, inter-club scrimmages, friendlies and extracurricular events from August – November.
Spring Academy Training Fee: $275 – This covers three trainings per week, inter-club scrimmages, friendlies and extracurricular events from March – May.
Tournament Fee: Varies – Tournament fees are only billed to players who participate. Most in-state tournaments are around $50 and most out-of-state tournaments are around $100.
2022-2023 Academy Practice Times and Locations
|Monday||Barboursville Park or Trace Fork||5:30 – 7:00 PM|
|Tuesday||West Teays Elementary||5:30 – 8:30 PM|
|Thursday||Valley Park or Shawnee Sports Complex||5:30 – 8:30 PM|
6040 Booten Creek Road
Barbousville, WV 25504
|Shawnee Sports Complex|
519 King Street
Dunbar, WV 25064
|Trace Fork Soccer Complex|
25 RHL Blvd
South Charleston, WV 25309
1 Valley Park Dr
Hurricane, WV 25526
|West Teays Elementary|
3676 Teays Valley Road,
Hurricane, WV 25526
Guidelines and Safety
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