ACADEMY

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The philosophy of the WVFC Academy is to give our young soccer players, boys and girls ages 8 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 four 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 academy@westvirginiafutbolclub.com .

OUR COACHES

Chris Bohach

  • Awards: Gatorade Player of the Year in West Virginia in 2003

  • Wingate University: 4 year starter and Foodlion's SAC Player of the Year in 2007

  • 2003 - 2011: Played in the PDL and with the WV Chaos

  • Certifications: USSF D, Advanced National Diploma

Alex Fatovic

  • Joined WVFC in 2012

  • Boys Travel Coordinator

  • Current PDC member

  • Assistant Soccer Coach at Marshall University

  • Certifications: USSF B License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, USSF National Youth License

Kimberly D'Angelo

  • University of Charleston (UC): Lettered all four years as an All-Conference or All-Region selection, named the WVIAC Freshman of the Year, served as captain Junior and Senior years

  • Multiple award winner: Offensive Player of the Week Honors as a center mid

  • Assistant Coach at UC while pursuing MBA

  • During tenure at UC: Women's soccer team first and second NCAA appearances, first Sweet 16 appearance, two conference championship appearances, first Top 25 national ranking

  • Girls coach in The WVFC Academy for 2005 and 2008/2009 teams

Mark Conely

  • Played as a youth for the CYC, Catholic Youth Counsel, through college and played at Maryville University

  • Played for a few different clubs and won a state championship

  • Coaching in WV for 24 years at multiple clubs, currently at WVFC

  • Certifications: USSF D license

Kevin Long

  • 1993 - 1998: District and State Head Coach in Virginia

  • United States Soccer Federation (USSF) member since 1994, NSCAA member since 1998, American Association of University Professors (AAUP) member since 2003

  • 2004: Director of the Kevin Long Soccer Academy

  • Current Head Coach of the Marshall University Women's Soccer Program, WVFC Coach, and PDC Member

  • Olympic Development Program (ODP) Region I Senior Staff member

  • Certifications: United States Soccer Federation “B” License, NSCAA "Advanced National" diploma

Erika Duncan

  • Played in the Scottish Premier League for U17 - U19 and Women's National teams

  • 2007 - 2011: Played soccer at Marshall University

  • Coach with WVFC since 2010

  • Current Assistant Coach for Marshall Women's Soccer

  • Certifications: USFF D License

Drew Sutler

  • Began playing soccer in WV as part of the Rowdies Soccer Club

  • Coach with WVFC since inception

  • Has children in the club and oversees the development of the current 2007 boys team

  • Certifications: Licensed USSF Coach

Peyton Miller

  • Currently in 3rd year on Marshall University Women's Soccer team

  • Has played in amateur professional team in Ohio, The Columbus Eagles

  • Has played with Ohio Premier in the ECNL

  • Provides individual training sessions for youth soccer players

  • Certifications: E License

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