Updated Sessions!



Updated Sessions!



Win a Team Meet & Greet with Ali!
You can win a Team Meet & Greet with Ali Krieger of the USWNT at the 2015 VYSA Convention in January!               Email your team pic to Eileen@vysa.com.  Tell us why your team would like to meet Ali and start getting your friends to “Like” your pic. 
The winner will be chosen by the number of “Likes” as well as the strength of your submission.  The contest ends on January 16, 2015. 

Your team must be a member of VYSA to win.  
The winning team must be able to transport their team to the VYSA Convention on Jan 31, 2015 and must arrive by 10:30 am.  VYSA is not responsible if Ali's appearance is canceled for any reason. 
Happy Holidays from VYSA

The VYSA State Office will close for the Holiday on December 25, 2014 and will reopen on January 5, 2015.

If you have any paperwork, etc. that you need processed during that time, please be sure to contact us before December 25th.

Happy Holidays from the VYSA Staff!

VSTC Seeks Ops Mgr
Manager of Operations
The Virginia Soccer Training Center
Fredericksburg, VA
The Virginia Soccer Training Center (VSTC), is seeking a Manager of Operations. This is a full time position that resides within the Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) with offices in Fredericksburg, VA. This position reports to the Executive Director of VYSA.
Responsibilities include scheduling, staffing, daily operation of VSTC including adult leagues, field rentals, State Program operations (ODP, Coaching Ed, Academy etc.) and other events as required. Position will oversee grounds maintenance vendor and initiate preparation of the facility for internal and external rentals and events. The Manager of Operations will be VYSA’s on-site supervisor for all external events and VSTC operated adult leagues.
Requirements: 1-3 years of experience in facility operations preferably in the sports industry. Detail oriented, strong inter-personal skills, ability to communicate VYSA’s and VSTC’s core values to our members and customers. Must be fluent in digital technology including MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Experience with one or more event scheduling software products is desired but not mandatory. Ability to work nights and weekends (flex schedule) is required. A college degree is a requirement to apply. A compensation package which includes medical insurance coverage is competitive in the non-profit sector and commensurate with a candidate’s experience.
To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter which MUST include salary requirements no later than 1/5/15 to vysaed@vysa.com.
The Virginia Soccer Training Center (VSTC) is owned and operated by the Virginia Youth Soccer Association, one of the largest non-profit youth soccer associations in the United States serving over 170,000 youth players, coaches and administrators in Virginia and the District of Columbia. The Virginia Soccer Training Center sits on over 50 acres of former farmland in Spotsylvania County, VA halfway between the Washington, DC and Richmond, VA metro areas. When complete, VSTC will feature 9 state of the art FIFA regulation fields including a soccer specific stadium and training center headquarters. VSTC will be home to VYSA programs including ODP, the VYSA Academy and Coaching Education and open to VYSA’s clubs and leagues to utilize for training and tournaments. For more information about VYSA go to www.vysa.com. For more information about VSTC go to www.vysatc.com.


State Cup Pics

See the action from the VA State Cup games that were held at the Virginia Soccer Training Center on November 1-2, 2014.

VYSA and Nationwide Insurance Ink Multi-Year Sponsorship Agreement

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             For Immediate Release

Virginia Youth Soccer Association Announces Multi-Year Category Exclusive Sponsorship Agreement With Nationwide Insurance

Fredericksburg, VA.  October 1, 2014

The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) announced today an exclusive multi-tiered sponsorship and marketing agreement that establishes Nationwide as the “Official Insurance Provider of the Virginia Youth Soccer Association” and the “Official Insurance Provider of the Virginia Soccer Training Center”.

The agreement provides Nationwide with a variety of marketing and promotional opportunities with VYSA including VYSA’s new multi-million dollar soccer training facility (The Virginia Soccer Training Center) opening this November in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. VYSA members will receive special offers from Nationwide for a variety of their products including auto, home, power sports and life.

“We are thrilled to be associated with one of America’s leading insurance providers” said Phil Summers, VYSA’s Executive Director. “We are especially pleased to have Nationwide as an anchor sponsor of the Virginia Soccer Training Center which will be attracting hundreds of thousands of youth players and their families in the coming years”.

The agreement includes naming rights for Nationwide on two fields at the Virginia Soccer Training Center as well as on-site activation, signage and other promotional opportunities.

About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; specialty health; pet, motorcycle, boat and farm insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com

Nationwide, Nationwide is on your side, Join the Nation and the Nationwide N and Eagle are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

About the Virginia Youth Soccer Association

The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) www.vysa.com is a member of the US Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer representing over 170,000 youth players, coaches and administrators in the Commonwealth of Virginia and DC. VYSA oversees programs including the Olympic Development Program (ODP), the National Championship Series (State Cup), the VYSA Academy Program, Coaching Education and more.

About the Virginia Soccer Training Center

The Virginia Soccer Training Center www.vysatc.com is owned and operated by VYSA and is one of the finest soccer training facilities on the East Coast. Situated on 50 acres of former farmland in Spotsylvania County half way between Washington, DC and Richmond, the facility boasts nine FIFA regulation fields including a small stadium. The facility will be the future home of VYSA’s State offices and indoor training facility.

Our Winners!

Congratulations to Our Winning Teams!

The VSTC held a contest and the winners will be receiving a team training session at the
Virginia Soccer Training Center with our State Coaching Staff and a pizza lunch!

The contest ran from September 8, 2014 through October 31, 2014. 

Stafford Revolution 04G Blue U10 Girls: I was lucky enough to take this team this season and these young ladies seem to amaze me more and more each practice and game, they remind me why I coach. They put all-out effort into everything and they strive to get better with every touch of the ball. They play with heart and determination and never give up on each other, they are truly 11 "sisters" on the field. They are the definition of teamwork and dedication to the sport! -Thank you kindly, Monica Lovett-Groat
SOCA U12 Boys Classic White: My U12 Boys travel team has 12 very motivated and hardworking boys that continuously want to get better. The team won the preseason Region Cup 2000 tournament in Lynchburg. The team won the first 4 league games. We had 5 returning players from last year and added 7 new players this year. Three players on the team participate in ODP/ODP Academy training. Players show up to practice and work very hard and take what we learn to the games and apply it. This team would love a chance to win a training session with the expert coaches of the VYSA. -Coach Wissam Zaatar
NVSC U12 Girls:  My name is Dan Kennedy. I coach U12 girls in Prince William County for the NVSC. My girls have been playing together for a few seasons, but they could use a little help with ball control and positioning. They've worked very hard in practice and deserve a chance to train with some professionals that can really teach them something. This is my first season as a head coach and I was an assistant for four but before that I didn't know much about soccer. I enjoy coaching so much. I would love to bring my girls down there learn something from professionals as well. I think it would be a very good experience for them! Thank You! 
SYC U9 Rangers:  I would love for my U9 Boys team to win this Training Contest and here’s why they deserve to win! This is my first year coaching, there weren't enough coaches for our SYC teams (blame it on the FIFA World Cup), so two days before practice was to start I reluctantly agreed to coach. I was a bit terrified at the prospect, but let me tell you, I have had more fun with these guys than I ever could have imagined!  
     They are enthusiastic and so eager to learn the sport of soccer. They all show up to practice and to games with smiles and great attitudes on time or early. I have varying levels of experience (from never having played before to a couple of great little players), but they are really working well together. I am so proud of these guys because their sportsmanship has been tremendous! 
     We have lost all our games except one (another reason why this training would be great) but even in their losses, they have proved themselves to be young gentlemen in their attitudes and actions. 
     The one game we did win one of our players approached an opposing team member who was in tears over losing the game, encouraged him and gave him his team snack! It was beautiful to see. I credit the parents of these young men because they are all awesome! 
     Everybody really enjoys just being at the games and cheering our team on, and they model sportsmanship by cheering the other team on as well. It’s truly remarkable for the competitive, and often crazy Northern Virginia area. I am hoping this team can stay together in years to come, so a training like this would get us (team and coach alike) well on our way to becoming even better players. Thank you for this opportunity, I know that some deserving team will benefit greatly from a training like this.  Sincerely, Kira Allison


Keep Up With the Progress of VSTC

Click here to read the press release announcing the formal opening of the
Virginia Soccer Training Center!

Everyone at VSTC is very busy getting everything ready for the first event to be held at the Virginia Soccer Training Center: the 2014 State Cup Semi Finals and Finals to be held on November 1-2.

Full operation is expected to begin in March of 2015. Nationwide 3 and Nationwide 4 as well as 5,6,7 & 8 are ready and just waiting for lines and players!

All grass fields are fully irrigated and FIFA regulation size.  Our artificial turf fields 1 & 2 have been prepared for installation and lighting and are due to be completed in spring 2015.


VSTC Field Rentals

Check field availability

National Championship Series-VA State Cup Semi-Finals & Finals Moving to VSTC!

Each summer the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) crowns a boys and girls national champion in each of its seven age divisions (Under 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19).

The finals are a culmination of a year-long series of competitions at the state and regional levels and we are proud to announce that Virginia will be moving the State Cup Semi Finals and Finals to the Virginia Soccer Training Center.

The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides approximately 185,000 players on 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation, while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.

The US Youth Soccer National Championships serves as the crown jewel of competitive youth soccer as the nation's top 88 youth soccer teams, in the Under-13 through Under-19 Boys and Girls brackets, compete for the US Youth Soccer National Championship title.

Many Olympic Development Program Events Moving to VSTC!

The US Youth Soccer ODP Philosophy

To identify players of the highest caliber on a continuing and consistent basis, which will lead to increased success for the U.S. National Teams in the international arena.

The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for international competition; to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels; and, through the use of carefully selected and licensed coaches, develop a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and curriculum to improve all levels of coaching.

There are several training sessions for the ODP Program.  The players selected for the District Pool and the State Pool train throughout the state.  They have a variety of events including the InterDistrict Scrimmages and
prestigious Virginia Friendlies. where ODP players will host players from neighboring states.  

To be able to train with different and other high level players and coaches from all around the state adds a great deal to the overall development of the player and we are very proud to announce that some of these events will be held right here at the Virginia Soccer Training Center.