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 [email protected] .

2019-2020 Academy Practice Times and Locations

Day
Monday Marshall & Trace Fork 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday Valley Park 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Thursday Valley Park 5:30pm 7:00pm

FIELDS

Shawnee Sports Complex

519 King Street
Dunbar, WV 25064
Directions

Valley Park

1 Valley Park Dr, Hurricane, WV 25526
Directions

Trace Fork Soccer Complex

25 RHL Blvd
South Charleston, WV 25309
Directions

Marshall-Veterans Memorial Stadium

2550 5th Ave
Huntington, WV 25703
Directions

GUIDELINES AND SAFETY