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 .

Academy Fees

Academy Registration: $135 - 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

Day Location Time
Monday Barboursville Park or Trace Fork (all ages, 2018-2013 boys, girls) 

You attend whichever location is most convenient for you.

5:30 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday West Teays Elementary

2015/16 girls, 2015/16 boys, 2014 boys, 2014 girls, 2013 girls

2013 Boys

**2017/18 Co-Ed do not train on Tuesdays. They only train Monday/Thursday**


6:00 - 7:15 PM

6:45 - 8:00 PM


Thursday Valley Park or Shawnee Sports Complex

Thursdays are primarily at Valley Park but will be at Shawnee on weekends leading into events.

2017/18 co-ed, 2015/16 girls, 2015/16 boys, 2014 girls, 2014 boys

2013 girls

2013 boys



5:30 - 7:00 PM

6:30 - 8:00 PM

7:00 - 8:30 PM


Fall Coaching Assignments:

2013 Boys - Caleb Barnette

2013 Girls - Brian Shields/Brooklyn Pritt

2014 Boys - Fayanga Keita

2014 Girls - Kristin Brown

2015/16 Boys - Todd McClure

2016/16 Girls - Todd McClure/Ashlie Santolla

2017/17 Co-Ed - Jayne Lawman/Said Garcia


Event Dates:

Ribfest - September 16-17 at Shawnee

Blue Chip Youth Showcase - October 6-8 at Cincinnati

Haunted Classic - October 20-22 at Dayton

Mountain Cup - November 18-19 at Shawnee


League Dates:

Saturday, August 26 in Morgantown @ Laurel Point

Saturday, September 9 in Charleston - location TBD

Saturday, September 23 in Barboursville @ Barboursville Park

Saturday, October 14 in Beckley @ YMCA Complex

Saturday, November 4 in Parkersburg - location TBD



Barboursville Park
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
Valley Park
1 Valley Park Dr
Hurricane, WV 25526
West Teays Elementary
3676 Teays Valley Road,
Hurricane, WV 25526

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