Info & Updates - June 28, 2020

2020-21 TRYOUTS & PLAYER ASSESSMENTS COMPLETED

Youth Team & Developmental Openings for Upcoming Seasons may still be available pending the team and their roster numbers to date.  Interested players should contact the club at info@vafcyouth.com and upload the players information by CLICKING HERE

SUMMER TRAINING AT RIVERDALE FIELD - 810 Charlton Drive Hampton

Begins Thursday 7/2 (optional sessions open to all club players)

MONDAY'S

5:30 U15-U17 Players

7:00 U18-U19 Players

TUESDAY'S

5:30 U10-U12

7:00 U13-U14

THURSDAY'S

5:30 U10-U13

6:30 U14-U16

7:30 U17-U19

Click Here for statement regarding COVID-19

UPDATED TIMELINE FOR KEY DATES AND PRIORITIES

    • 4/30 - Program Update released through Team app, Constant Contact & club website

    • 5/1 - Players invitations/assignments released to (Tier 1) returning and new identified players

    • 5/1 - Marketing released to (Tier 2) new players w/assessment & proper placement plan

    • 5/13 - Uniform order link opens through soccercorner.com

    • 5/15 - Tier 1 player acceptances due

    • 5/15 – Coaching Slate Updated - CLICK HERE

    • 5/18 - Proposed "return to fields" phase 1 - small group activities

    • 5/31 - Tier 2 player acceptances due

    • 6/1 - Acceptance Deposits due to confirm roster spots

    • 6/10 – Release practice times/field locations for summer supplemental training program

    • 7/2 - Proposed "Summer supplemental team training program" begins

    • 7/6 – Registration Night & Uniform Fitting (MONDAY 7:00-9:30PM)

    • 7/10 – Team Rosters Finalized

    • 8/1 Tournament Schedules & VSLI or EDP League Schedules begin to be announced per team

    • 8/10 – Fall Practice Begins for all teams this week!

    • 10/12-13 - Columbus Day Tournaments in Virginia Beach

    • 11/23-24 - Capital Fall Classic Tournament in Richmond

    • TBA - Showcase Events for U16-U19 & Supplemental Events for U10-U15 Teams

    • 12/1 - Registration begins for winter IPL futsal league

    • 12/7 IPL futsal league begins for high school teams

    • 1/9 IPL futsal league begins for youth teams

Program fees may be credited or pro-rated for returning players that paid in advance for the full 2019-20 year (TBD)

 

VAFC teams are members of the Virginia Soccer League (VSL) & EDP "Elite Development Program" and compete against other teams from various clubs from Central VA as well as Richmond, Southeast, Northern Virginia/DC & Maryland.  In addition to developing the players technique, team tactics and various systems of play are introduced into the training program and players are encouraged to solve various problems within the context of the game or a particular situation on the field.  All team training and speed/agility sessions are designed to create a fun and enjoyable environment for players that are passionate about the game.

To view our technical coaching staff CLICK HERE

To view our club profile and developmental pyramid CLICK HERE

For further questions please contact Sporting Director Kevin Darcy 

VAFC PLAYER REGISTRATION 

Families will need to supply a copy of a birth certificate, passport or state/government ID along with a headshot (passport size photo or photo taken on site).  There will also be forms from VYSA and US Club Soccer that will need to be signed.  Players that have not been fitted or ordered their uniform packages will have to find an opportunity to do so on site.  If you missed registration night then you will need to take care of the following ASAP:

Print and fill out the below documents, scan and email those in with a copy of your proof of birth and headshot to info@vafcyouth.com

VYSA Document - Medical Release

US Club Soccer Document

VAFC Checklist to assist you

Families seeking financial aid CLICK HERE to access the application and details associated

 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR CLUB SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND PLEASE LET US KNOW OF ANY INTERESTED BUSINESS OR DONORS THAT WANT TO GAIN EXPOSURE AND ULTIMATELY ASSIST WITH PLAYER, FACILITY AND OVERALL CLUB SUPPORT.

Order Your VAFC Sideline Spiritwear Today @ https://www.vafcyouth.com/spiritwear-sideline-gear 

Archived Info from Inaugural 2019-20 Season!

Great ending to the inaugural club season in the Capital Fall Classic in Richmond!  Special recognition goes out to our U13 boys that despite playing with no subs all weekend and a man down in their 3rd match - competed from the 1st whistle to the last each game.  Kudos to our U11 boys that won to advance to the semifinals, our U16's that picked up a draw and a win in their bracket and the U12's that won their bracket championship going undefeated and winning 5-0 in the championship final match.  What a difference a couple months make as the U18 boys came together, after a tough start to the fall in EDP league play, to win their bracket championship with a 3-0 result against the Richmond Strikers.  Shout out to our U11 girls Foundations+ program that completed their fall season competing in the Baystars FC Bird Day Bash.  Looking forward to all of our players competing in the IPL Futsal Leagues this winter and continuing the developmental process!

The Fall outdoor training schedule has completed as of Wednesday 11/20/19 for all VAFC teams.  Additional outdoor sessions may be held for any teams that enter an event this winter TBA.  Tuesday night GK training and Thursday night Futsal/Speed/Agility training also ended 11/21/19.

Teams will be off the week of Thanksgiving and a winter team training schedule will be released by December 1st.  Although some optional sessions may be offered in December for VAFC players, the official winter team training schedule will start up again in January.

VAFC will enter teams in to the IPL Winter Futsal league held at PSC Yorktown.  VAFC teams will receive a 20% discount off the league fee and receive a guaranteed acceptance into the 2019-20 league.

PLAYER EVALUATIONS

If you need access to the Player Evaluation Form CLICK HERE to download, fill in the top with your players information, the section for the Players Only season goals - then save it and email it back to info@vafcyouth.com.  The staff will then fill out the evaluation with player ratings and comments and email back to you.  Please take care of this so we can get your evaluation back to you and assist in your players development.

Updated Training Schedule from Fall 2019 - Ends on 11/21/19

As the Riverdale facility does not have lighted practice areas, we will operate under a new practice schedule and location effective today. Dare Elementary School fields (300 Dare Road Yorktown, VA 23692) will serve as our outdoor practice location; with PSC remaining our indoor practice location. Please see the updated schedule below with the exception of the Foundations+ U11G Tues/Thurs @ PSC Yorktown

 

Monday's @ Dare

5:30 U11, U12, U13

7:00 U16 & U18

 

Tuesday's @ PSC Yorktown Indoor

6:00 Foundations+ U11 Girls

Wednesday's @ Dare

5:30 U11, U12, U13 

7:00 U16 & U18

Thursday's @ PSC Yorktown Indoor

6:00 Foundations+ U11 Girls

Thursday's @ PSC (Futsal/Speed/Agility)

5:45 U11 & U12

6:45 U13 & U16

7:45 U18 IPL Adult Futsal League Play (2 teams)

Check out the VAFC Fall/Mid Season Report by Clicking Here

 

TEAM PRACTICES - To confirm your practice times see the link to the "Coaching & Team Assignments" for updates.  If the weather or field conditions are an issue on any practice day we will post by 5:00PM an update on this page as well as the bottom right of the HOME page in the Field & Facility Status block.  If NO updates are posted then that means practices are on as scheduled. All teams will be at Riverdale, Dare Elementary and PSC Yorktown.  Click Here for Updated Schedules

VSL & EDP Games this Weekend

 

LINKS TO VSL GAME SCHEDULES

U10/11 Boys in VSL 

U13 Boys in VSL 

U16 Boys in VSL

*Click above for full schedules

**Will look to use some U12 players as guest players in our U13 VSL games (players TBA)

FAMILIES - If you haven't uploaded your players full details in the link below please do so NOW so we can use this data to complete our player registration, rosters and be sure you are getting the most updated club info through email and Team App.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqS81yE3H_aYitd3H9qftAH_0FYnWm7ziHRvn_9mHoA8pwEw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

 

LEAGUE SCHEDULES (Team Name Listing as "Virginia Beach City FC - MLDA - VAFC")

VAFC has partnered with Virginia Beach City FC and will register players and teams through their system and have their name associated with our teams.  Not only does this help us gain access to leagues but it also provides an opportunity to share players when needed and have a connection to DC United.  VAFC U10/11, U13 & U15/16 will play in the VSL and their initial schedules have been released on www.vasoccerleague.com.  VAFC U12 & U17/18's are members of the EDP league and the U12 dates are released but we are still working on times and locations.  The U17/18's have initial matchups set but are awaiting updated game details.  To access the EDP schedules and info go to www.edpsoccer.com.

TOURNAMENT DATES

We did not enter our teams in to a Labor Day event as we were not quite ready with player carding, team rosters, uniforms arriving in full and organizing our teams to compete.  With that said, we will be playing our 1st of 2 fall events on Columbus Day weekend in Virginia Beach.  In addition we are targeting the Capital Fall Classic for our late November event in Richmond and will be looking at a later showcase event for our U16 & U18 teams. 

VAFC PLAYER REGISTRATION 

Families will need to supply a copy of a birth certificate, passport or state/government ID along with a headshot (passport size photo or photo taken on site).  There will also be forms from VYSA and US Club Soccer that will need to be signed.  Players that have not been fitted or ordered their uniform packages will have to find an opportunity to do so on site.  If you missed registration night then you will need to take care of the following ASAP:

Print and fill out the below documents, scan and email those in with a copy of your proof of birth and headshot to info@vafcyouth.com

VYSA Document - Medical Release

US Club Soccer Document

VAFC Checklist to assist you

IF PRACTICES ARE CANCELLED OUTDOORS, BELOW MAY BE THE ADJUSTED PRACTICE TIMES AT PSC YORKTOWN INDOOR FUTSAL CENTER - Look for updates on Team App to confirm

                 5:45 All U10/11 Players

                 6:45 All U12/13 Players

                 7:45 All U16/18 Players

CORRECT ADDRESS for RIVERDALE Field is 810 Charlton Drive, Hampton (Not 910 - Sorry about any confusion on that!)

 

CLUB PAYMENTS UPDATE:  Families that have not paid the initial acceptance deposit ($100) or made their monthly dues payments (due on the 1st of each month), please take care of your balance at your earliest convenience.  Click Here to access the payment links, upload the players info and process the appropriate dues payment or you will be unable to register in full and participate in upcoming training, tournaments and games.  As we are now preparing for the season with day to day expenses, league entries, team formations, coaching/staff stipends it is important that you make these payments on time so VAFC can provide the best environment for all players.  I will be in touch to setup a monthly club draw via credit card to simplify the payment process and replicate the system that clubs use when offering monthly payments.  Stay tuned & thanks! 

 

Families seeking financial aid CLICK HERE to access the application and details associated

 

TEAM ASSIGNMENTS RELEASED

CLICK HERE for your team coaches, leagues, practice schedules, times and locations!

TIMELINE FOR KEY DATES AND PRIORITIES

  1. ASAP - Team manager volunteers per team needed right away to assist VAFC

  2. Uniform Ordering – Closed other than supplemental link orders (sending out to families in need of ordering)

  3. 7/1 – Coaching Slate Updated - CLICK HERE

  4. 7/15 – Registration Night & Supplemental Uniform Fitting MONDAY 7:30-9:30PM

  5. 7/19 – Release practice times/field locations

  6. 7/31 – Team Rosters Finalized

  7. 8/1 Tournament Schedules & VSLI or EDP League Schedules begin to be announced per team

  8. 8/5 – Practice Begins for all teams this week!

  9. 10/12-13 - Columbus Day Tournaments in Virginia Beach

  10. 11/23-24 - Capital Fall Classic Tournament in Richmond

  11. TBA - Showcase Events for U16 & U18 & Supplemental Events for U10/11, U12, U13 boys & U11 girls

CLICK HERE FOR OUR CLUB SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND PLEASE LET US KNOW OF ANY INTERESTED BUSINESS OR DONORS THAT WANT TO GAIN EXPOSURE AND ULTIMATELY ASSIST WITH PLAYER, FACILITY AND OVERALL CLUB SUPPORT.

UPCOMING CLUB FUNDRAISERS - NEXT ONE IS WEDNESDAY 8/28 @ SWEET FROG IN YORKTOWN

Below are some dates for upcoming, scheduled fundraisers set up by SSG Board volunteer Kristen Glauner.  The first fundraising event was Monday, July 8th at Pelican's Snowball in Yorktown with the last one August 12th at Rita's. Note: Fliers cannot be passed out in the parking lot of establishments or the Club is at risk of having fundraiser canceled. We will need a POC to be present at each fundraiser, perhaps taking shifts can lighten the load as well as sharing news about the organization and programs.  Please let us know when you can help by contacting the club at info@vafcyouth.com

 

All fundraising ideas are welcome so please let us know your thoughts and ideas!

VAFC SPIRTWEAR AND SIDELINE GEAR - COMING SOON!