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 |

Fall Tryouts: Registration is open

**All players trying out for the 2016/2017 travel program need to register for tryouts by Friday, April 22nd. **


To register for the upcoming tryouts, visit our website at > Register > Login > then click on available programs next to your player. Even though there is flexibility with trying out for older age groups and playing up, all players need to register in their correct DOB program. Deadline to register for tryouts is April 22nd.


Players need to be pre-registered by April 22nd.  Although tryout pre-registration remains open until April 22nd, the earlier that ALL players register, the earlier we can organize tryouts for that age group.  Notices will be sent out when tryout dates are selected for the older players.


We are now ready to announce tryouts for the first 4 teams:  The 2007 Boys team is not a tryout, but it is an opportunity for your child to be evaluated to play U10 Boys Academy soccer.  Also, we are looking for possible coach volunteers for our 2008 birth year academy teams when formed.

Monday, April 25th

2007 Boys 5:45 to 6:45 at Moose Lodge Field

2006 Boys 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Moose Lodge Field

Tuesday, April 26th

2006 Girls 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. at Moose Lodge Field

2005 Girls trying out for Wave 6:15 to 7:15 at Moose Lodge Field

2005 Girls trying out for Streak 7:00 to 8:00 at Moose Lodge Field

Players need to be pre-registered by April 22nd.  Although tryout pre-registration remains open until April 22nd, the earlier that ALL players register, the earlier we can organize tryouts for that age group.  Notices will be sent out when tryout dates are selected for the older players.


Additional information for the travel registration deadline of April 22nd:

1) This registration does NOT require the $50 fee at this time.  We just need your statement of interest.

2) Decisions on actual team formation, tryouts, etc, cannot be made until registration closes on the 22nd.  We want to place the most CSC players, and we want them placed where they will be most competitive.  For example, It is likely that there will be a combined age group team on the girls side, but the determination of whether it is a 2001-2002 team, or a 2002-2003 team, or 2003-2004 team, cannot be made until we have the total number of returning players.

3) If you have decided NOT to play with CSC for fall for any reason (moving, switching sports, switching clubs, etc), it would be helpful if you email Dennis Nagel at  The earlier that we know reliable return numbers, the earlier that we can start to plan team formation.

4) Every club is undergoing this disruption, but we hope that once the age group switch has been completed, there will be stability for the players from that point forward.

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.

Weather Policy: Games

Recreation play weather policy:

We play in the rain and cold. Unless fields are closed, all teams are expected to play their games as scheduled.

If fields are closed, all games on those fields will be cancelled/postponed.  Field closures will be announced by 7am on the morning of the game, or 4:30pm for Friday night games.

Players are allowed to wear pants, hats, gloves, and long-sleeves under their jerseys. Please dress your player appropriately for the weather.

Field closures will be announced on our website.

Travel and Academy have a slightly different weather policy regarding cancelled games and reschedules. Please speak to your team manager for details.

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


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