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Player Development

Official Hampton Roads Soccer Affiliate of D.C. United


The Virginia Beach City FC Academy is designed to prepare players for the highest levels of the game.  Players will engage with professional staff in a comprehensive training program with a focus on growth as a player and a person.  VB City FC is a member of US Youth Soccer which allows youth soccer clubs to participate in the USYS sanctioned leagues, sanctioned tournaments, and elite level state, regional, and national competitions.  

Program Details

• 10 month developmental and identification program for age groups U9 to U18 – Boys and Girls.
• Team based appropriate match schedule and program.  
• Minimum of three training sessions per week “in season” with practice locations held centrally in Hampton Roads.
• Minimum of three local tournaments (within 60 miles). Additional tournaments may be scheduled on a per team basis. (Tournaments are included in your fee schedule up to three a year.  Teams requiring additional tournaments will need to cover the cost of the additional tournaments.  Fees will be collected by the club and this will be done on a per team basis.)
• Highest level competition, coaching, and facilities with minimum standards.
• Clear player pathway from youth to professional. VB City FC is the Official Hampton Roads Affiliate of D.C. United.
• Exposure to U.S. National Team youth staff or scouts through US Soccer Training Centers.
• Connection with Virginia Beach City FC First Team players and coaches.

Program Leagues

  • League and match decisions are made on an individual team basis to ensure an appropriate and challenging environment.  The match environment can be a mix of league, tournament, and friendly play.  Each team will have a tailored match environment to provide the players an appropriate environment as well as to provide families some relief from the travel expectations seen at most other establishment clubs.

Program Facilities


  • Norfolk Collegiate School, Norfolk, VA - Two (2) lighted artificial turf fields.
  • Virginia Wesleyan, Norfolk, VA - One (1) lighted artificial turf field
  • Centerville Park, Chesapeake VA - Eleven (11) Bermuda grass fields
  • Princess Anne Park, Virginia Beach VA -  Eleven (11) Bermuda grass fields
  • Deep Creek Park, Chesapeake, VA - Four (4) Bermuda grass fields, two lighted.
Program Cost

Age Membership Deposit Membership Payment Plan
U9-U10 $250 - June 1 $150 - Paid Monthly, July 1 - January 1
U11-U18 $250 - June 1 $200 - Paid Monthly, July 1 - January 1
* Uniforms ordered separately from
* Teams pay coaches travel expenses greater than 150 miles. Per Diem + Hotels when necessary

Player Honors

• Michael Nelson selected in the 2016 MLS Draft by Seattle Sounders FC.
• Syndey Rivera selected in the 2015 MLS Draft by Orlando City SC.
• NPSL Player Combine Selections, scouted by Major League Soccer (MLS) and North American Soccer League (NASL) organizations, 2015 and 2016.
• NPSL Player Peter Pearson, wins NCAA I National Championship with University of Virginia (UVA), 2014.
Features top ranked teams and clubs regionally on the east coast, including professional youth academy systems
Features top ranked teams and clubs regionally on the east coast, including professional youth academy systems
Features top ranked teams and clubs regionally on the east coast, including professional youth academy systems

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Uniform Order

Tryout Schedule 2020-2021 Season
Location: Norfolk Collegiate School
7336 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA

9U-13U Boys and Girls 
Birth Yrs '11,10,09,08,07
May 11,12 and14

14U-15U Girls
Birth Yrs 06,05
May 11,12 and14

14U-15U Boys
Birth Yrs 06,05
May 11,12 and14

16U-18U Boys and Girls
Birth Yrs 04,03,02
May 10
6 - 8pm

Tryout Fee: Free

Birth Year Chart:
U9 - 2012
U10 - 2011
U11 - 20010
U12 - 2009
U13 - 2008
U14 - 2007
U15 - 2006
U16 - 2005
U17 - 2004
U18 - 03 and 02

Try us out by attending a training session or register for our posted dates.
To attend a session contact Brandon Ricker at [email protected] 

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