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U8 RISING VALOR ACADEMY

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This Rising Valor Academy training program is Open to all players who want to be  dedicated and wish to be exceptional. This program is for players born in 2017 looking to enhance their soccer learning experience and prepare for travel soccer. Rising Valor is designed to create an environment for individual player development for players who desire a higher level of coaching and training and show great passion for the game of soccer. 

 

Rising Valor Academy (Full-Time: Fall through Spring $950)

The Rising Valor Academy is designed for competitive soccer players who have a desire to play in the Virginia Valor FC travel soccer program in the Fall of 2025.   

Program Description For The Rising Valor Academy

 

The Rising Valor Academy is geared for young players with the ambition and passion to play travel soccer in the future, to become accustomed to the commitment and demands of the travel program. The program will encourage individual and small group  development. The focus of the program is to create an environment that encourages risk-taking and creativity, individual decision-making skills, advanced skill development, and most importantly a fun environment that instills a love for the game. 

 

The coaching model that will be used focuses on guided discovery versus command teaching to allow players the opportunity to enhance individual problem solving.  Coaching through positive, constructive, brief, and specific feedback. The program is designed to help familiarize parents with the ever- changing landscape of youth soccer and help them make the best choices for their players' development, and is recognized and supported by both SYA and CYA recreational soccer.

 

Player born in 2017 are identified in the Spring 2025 by Valor Staff members as candidates for the Rising Valor (RV) program starting in the Fall of 2025.

  • Players are evaluated during Academy Training Sessions.

  • Players are evaluated during their teams Rec games on Saturdays.

  • Players can be recommended by their current Rec coach.

  • Players are evaluated in three primary areas. 

    • Cognitive ability

    • Commitment level

    • Technical & physical ability

 

Rising Valor – Program Highlights

  • Players will train twice a week with professional Valor coaches.

  • Weekend games will consist of both in-house and club to club match days throughout the fall.  

  • Winter training will include Futsal Training and Futsal games on the weekends

  • Spring Training will be twice a week

  • Teams will be entered into the the Spring NCSL League and compete at the u9 level

  • Full-time Rising Valor Players will not play in SYA or CYA Rec leagues

  • From within the program teams will be formed to play in the Father's Day Fiesta tournament at the u9 level (June/Fathers Day weekend)

  • Players receive home and away jerseys for the year!

  • Fee: $950

 

POC Boys: Abdul Mohsini (amohsini@virginiavalorfc.org)

POC Girls: Gabriel Portillo(gportillo@virginiavalorfc.org)

VALOR RISING
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