BENEFITS OF COLLABORATION

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MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLAYERS

This collaboration affords players from both clubs, recreational to elite, to have access to greater development and

programming options than if the two clubs would remain independent on their own. Offering CCL to our players

also opens many doors.

COACH & STAFF DEVELOPMENT

This collaboration provides greater resources to take coach education and staff development to higher levels which

neither club would otherwise have access to on their own, giving players a better playing experience.

BENEFITS OF SCALE

There will be some valuable administrative and organizational efficiencies that result from the two collaborating

organizations, which allows us to reinvest back into the player experience. Along with that, the collective fundraising

power between CYA, SYA & Virginia Valor more increases significantly.

LONG-TERM STRATEGIC PLANNING

The combined travel club has more opportunities to undertake strategic projects in the future ranging from

development of joint recreational events, tournaments, and facilities, to greater access to the game for our players,

BETTER PLACEMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT

Top players get a more competitive team, older players get better exposure to the top level, mid-level players will be

in the best position for development, and beginner level travel player are able to play in non-CCL and NPL leagues

without that level of pressure.

 

EXPANDED COACHING STAFF

With over 45 Staff Coaches that ability to coordinate practices, share expertise, network, and grow our collective

knowledge as a staff will be vital for the success of Virginia Valor.

 

RECREATIONAL SOCCER

While CYA & SYA will continue to have their own separate recreational soccer programs our ability to do crossover

leagues and events expands. We will also see more collaborative volunteer coach education opportunities.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

The combined travel club will have the ability to better serve the community by sharing resources, community

events, fundraisers for charities, give-back programs, toy donation drives, etc. We are excited to be actively engaged

in our communit