VAFC EARNS INVITE TO USYS PREMIER LEAGUES

by Kevin Darcy

VAFC Families,

A major announcement was released yesterday launching the EDP/USYS South Atlantic Premier League for the 2022-23 seasonal year in our region. As a CCL member, the VAFC top teams from U13 to U19 will gain acceptance into this new conference that will include top clubs from the CCL and Virginia's Southeast region. EDP is the largest league structure in the country that is home to the US Youth National Leagues and ultimately the National Championships.

See the announcement on the EDP site by clicking here and stay tuned for updates regarding VAFC and CCL clubs joining the USYS National League structure with our top performing teams.

As the landscape shifts for youth soccer and other leagues in our region - we are proud to gain acceptance into the top tier of youth soccer in the US through EDP and the US Youth Soccer National League platform offering VAFC high performing teams guaranteed acceptance into the USYS South Atlantic Premier Leagues!

VAFC will maintain its relationship with the VSL, for teams to play locally, in addition to the CCL that has provided this pathway for our teams to earn a place in the USYS National League structure. We are proud of our clubs success over the last few years with the success in state cups, tournaments and CCL division play and will continue to offer levels of play that provide appropriate competition for ALL of our teams.

Look for follow up announcements with club tryout details, coaching slate additions as well as our player development opportunities through our strategic partnerships with Richmond United and a renewed international relationship with EPL's Southampton FC - now that COVID restrictions have been lifted. Equally important to providing a pathway for our teams we at VAFC will always put the player first and look for opportunities and challenges to assist players in reaching their ultimate goals.

Please take time to review our updated VAFC website at www.vafcyouth.com or by clicking here to keep you and your player informed on all things VAFC.

I am excited about the future of VAFC and wanted to keep you up to date on developments in the state, region, nationally and internationally that provide value and the best environment for our players. Thanks for your patience and support as we have refocused our efforts and positioned the club for future success!

KEVIN DARCY
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

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