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Virginia Youth Soccer Associations Academy Program
The aim of the VYSA Academy is to train boys and girls, which are interested in improving and upgrading their soccer skills.
The VYSA wants to be proactive in the development of committed players and influence their individual playing qualities.
1.Academies will be held in the South, Central, West and Northern parts of the state.
2.Training will be held, once a week, during the months of September, October and November, on a pre-determined date, at a designated location, in each of the four districts.
3.Players will be asked to attend an Academy Identification Day, during the summer, in each of the Districts. Every effort will be made to keep as many players as possible. However, we are beholding to the availability and size of the facility and as well as the staff. Thus, some initial selecting may occur.
The coaching staff will be people of the highest quality. The staff is selected with integrity, soccer ability, age appropriate coaching skills and communication skills in mind. The staff will be selected by the VYSA State Technical Staff in conjunction with the District ODP Head Coach.
The staff will be spending the majority of the training session working on improving the flair and technical abilities (control, passing, shooting, dribbling) of the individual player. They will also spend a lot of time on small sided tactics and repetitions such as 1v1, 1v2, 2v2, 2v2, etc. The focus is on training the detail of the soccer player so they are able to master the ball.
This years' program is for training players born in 1999 and 2000. The VYSA Academy will help to develop younger players in these age groups before they become involved in ODP. It is the VYSA’s objective to include everyone.