Summer Training Opportunity

Summer Soccer Training is here!

Coach Adam Ritchie (C License and ODP coach) will be offering a 5 week (10 session) summer soccer training program for players U11-U14 Boys and Girls and U15-18 Boys starting June 14th.  The sessions are limited to 25 players that want to improve their soccer skills during the off season.  After talking with many college and club coaches it has been expressed time and time again that players need to be playing in a structured environment throughout the summer in order to improve individual soccer development, along with pick-up games with friends, especially at this age. This program will focus on improving technical skills, small group tactical development, speed of play, and creativity.   The topics covered in this program are areas where college coaches feel players are lacking when they attend College ID camps.  Your son or daughter will start attending College ID camps within the next 2 years. The training they are involved in now will have a direct effect on how they are playing in 2 years!  All training will be at Bissett Park in Radford.


Should my child participate in this program over a camp?

I would never recommend a player not to get as many touches on the ball as possible.  The difference between a residential camp and this program is a camp lasts only 3+ days.  After those 3 days what structured environment are the players training in?  While this program is designed to give the player training opportunities over a 5 week period with sessions twice a week.  We will set weekly technical training skills and fitness goals for the players, by doing this they will continue to train on their own.


All training is on Mondays and Wednesdays from

(1:30pm-3:00pm Boys/Girls U11-U14),

(3:00pm-4:30pm Boys/Girls U15 to U18).

All training will be held at Bissett Park in Radford.

*Age groups may be combined if low numbers.


Training Dates

June 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 

July 5, 6, 11, 13 


Soccer Topics Covered During Sessions: Speed of Play, Speed of Thought, Movement without the Ball, Technical Training, Small Group Tactical, Training Fitness, Speed and Agility


Coaching Staff: Adam Ritchie

  • USSF “C” Coaching License
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • Rush Select Staff
  • Maryland State ODP Coaching Staff
  • Virginia District ODP Coaching Staff
  • USL ODP National Staff
  • Former Maryland Rush Technical Director
  • SWVA Rush Technical Director
  • 20 Years Coaching Experience

Plus we will have a number of college coaches running sessions throughout the program.


How do I register my child for the program? 

You can register by emailing your players details. (Name, Age, Sex, Email).

The cost for all 10 sessions is ONLY $190.00 ($19 a session). Half of the payment is due with registration to hold your players spot in the summer training program.

You can make 2 payments. Address is 425 Teresa Ln Roanoke Va 24019.

The first 25 to register via email will be guaranteed a spot (space fills quickly). 

Can I register per session? Yes!  The cost per session is $35 and you will need to register for a minimum of 4 sessions. 

If you would like to register per session please email Adam Ritchie with the dates your child will be attending.

They are only accepting 25 players for each session.  Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Adam Ritchie at

U12G Crash head to the final in Winston-Salem

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

The CSC U12G Crash finished in second place at the Elite Beat the Heat Tournament in Winston-Salem NC this past weekend.

The championship match was full of drama. They were tied 1-1 at the end of regulation time. In the last 30 seconds of the second 10-minute extra period, they scored to even the game to 2-2. Penalty kicks decided the game, leaving our Crash disappointed at the end.

No one likes to win or lose a game by PKs, but our girls had nerves of steel and showed a ton of character. They fell short in the end, but an amazing showing for them on the weekend.

Great work!

Virginia Spring Recreation Challenge

Calling all rec teams. Experience all the fun and competition of a tournament.

The Virginia Soccer 
Training Center
Spring Challenge
June 25 – 26, 2016
Registration is now open for the VSTC Spring Challenge!
Take advantage of our $50 PER TEAM DISCOUNT 
for Clubs with 4 or more teams!!
This tournament is open to all VYSA recreational teams that participated in a recreational program for a club in the Spring 2016 Season.
 No All-Star Teams accepted. 
Girls may play on boys’ teams.

These are called coed teams and will play in the boys’ divisions.

No overnight hotel stay needed! 
Girls play Saturday
Boys play Sunday
All games played on same day!
U8 – U12: 25 minute games
U13 – U16: 40 minute games
Play on the finest fields in Virginia!  Gift for each Head Coach!
Entry Fee
 U8-U9:        (5v5)    $375   Min. 4 Games  No GK   U10-U12:    (8v8)    $450   Min. 4 Games
 U13-U16:    (11v11) $550   Min. 3 Games
Come Play Where Champions Compete!
Registration closes June 1, 2016
For more information, or if you have any questions,
The Virginia Soccer Training Center 
is located at:
1898 Mills Drive
Fredericksburg, VA  22408
Virginia Youth Soccer Association |

Updated: Game Day: 4/9

Update: 4/9 6:48am – All U10+ rec games have now been canceled. Both home games and away at NRU.


Even though the weather is expected to be cold, all U10+ rec games are to be played as scheduled. Players, coaches, and spectators should plan to dress appropriately for the weather. Players may wear hats, gloves, pants, and long-sleeves/jackets under their team jerseys.

Coaches may confer with the opposing coach and referees to shorten the halves if conditions are poor.

U8 and PreK games have been postponed. U8 games will be made-up May 14th and PreK games will be made-up Monday, 4/11 at 6p.

U8-U13 Coach training

We will be holding brief coaching trainings this Saturday, February 27th at Falling Branch Elementary School.

U8 – 3:00 p.m.

U10/U13 – 3:30 p.m.

Please bring your player and dress warmly – the temps are going to be less than spring-like. *Just your child, not your team.*

You will also be picking up equipment at those times. If you don’t need training, please plan to come and pick-up equipment. Any coach, assistant coach, or team manager can pick-up equipment.

If you have equipment from the fall you do not need to come on Saturday.

Jerseys will not be given out at this time. 

CSC Dick’s Discount Day

CSC Discount Day at Dick’s – Saturday, February 20th – All day

Get everything you need for soccer season at Dick’s Sporting Goods on our CSC Discount Day this coming Saturday, February 20th. The flyer and coupon can be found on our website at

Equipment needed by all players: shin guards, cleats (or, athletic shoes in PreK), soccer ball, water bottle, and comfortable/weather-appropriate athletic clothes. 

Soccer ball sizes:
PreK-U8 – Size 3 ball,
U10 – Size 4 ball,
U13 and above – Size 5 ball

Download this season’s flyer and coupon here: CSC Discount Day flyer/coupon


Youth recreation and competitive soccer in Virginia's New River Valley


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