Spring Programs

Spring 2017 Season Programs


U4 Cubs Training Program

Welcome to the beginning of our exciting journey together. Vienna Youth Soccer will be providing young aspiring children the perfect platform to learn about the most popular sport in the world -- soccer!

Led by our professional staff, the Cubs Training Program introduces the fundamentals of soccer to our youngest players. “U4” means Under 4 years of age. The eight week curriculum has been developed to explore basic techniques, inspire a love for the game, be highly interactive and fun!

Program details

8 Weeks

Player to coach & assistant coach ratio - 16:1

Age: Open to boys and girls born between 8/1/2012 to 7/31/2013

Minimum 8/Maximum 16 participants each session

Co-ed, Boys and Girls together

3 sessions times available on Saturday mornings

9:00am-9:45am

10:00am-10:45am

11:00am-11:45am

Cost: $120.00 (includes player shirt)

Registration closes: March 28th

Program dates

Session 1

Saturday April 22nd

Session 2

Saturday April 29th

Session 3

Saturday May 6th

Session 4

Saturday May 13th

Session 5

Saturday May 20th

Session 6

Saturday May 27th

Session 7

Saturday June 3rd

Session 8

Saturday June 10th

Make Up

Saturday June 17th

 

Make Ups

The U4 Cubs program will be held on a grass field. Sessions may be cancelled due to rainfall or inclement weather. Please check the VYS website at www.vys.org for field closures. If the field is closed, the session is cancelled. If a cancellation occurs, Saturday June 17th will be used as a make up day. The season schedule does not allow for multiple make up dates, should there be more than one cancellation.

 

U5 House

This program prepares beginner players for participation in the VYS House league. Teams are formed by gender, and sessions are led by one or more parent coaches. The focus is fun skills development, with occasional scrimmages that introduce competitive play.

Program details

8 Weeks

Player to Coach ratio - 15:1

Saturdays

Gender specific teams

Cost: $153 (includes player shirt)

Registration closes – February 26th

 

Program dates

Session 1

Saturday April 22nd

Session 2

Saturday April 29th

Session 3

Saturday May 6th

Session 4

Saturday May 13th

Session 5

Saturday May 20th

Session 6

Saturday May 27th

Session 7

Saturday June 3rd

Session 8

Saturday June 10th

 

Make Ups​

The U5 program will be held on a grass field. Sessions may be cancelled due to rainfall or inclement weather. Please check the VYS website at www.vys.org for field closures. If the field is closed, the session is cancelled. The season schedule does not allow for make up dates due to the number of teams and their field requirements.

 

VYS House League

The House program has been the foundation of VYS activities for over 30 years. With nearly 2,500 participants each season, it is the most popular sports activity within the Vienna community.

Also known as the VYS Recreation Program, all games are played internally against other VYS teams in the same age group. Teams are by gender and are formed by age group Commissioners who seek to create teams of equal strength using schools and neighborhoods as guidelines. Practices and games are led by two parent coaches. U6-U11 have one practice and one game a week, U12+ have two practices and one game a week.

 

Program details

8 Practice Weeks & 8 Games

Player to Coach ratio – depends on age group, 12:1 at U6 to 16:1 at U15

Maximum participants – we recruit as many coaches as possible with the goal of accommodating all those who register before the deadline

Practices on weekday evenings, games on Saturdays

Gender specific teams

Cost: $163 (includes player shirt up to U12. U13 and older must purchase a uniform kit to use for two years)

Registration closes: February 26th

 

Program dates

 

Practice 1

Week of April 3rd

Game 1

Saturday April 22nd

Skip-Spring Break

Week of April 10th

Game 2

Saturday April 29th

Practice 2

Week of April 17th

Game 3

Saturday May 6th

Practice 3

Week of April 24th

Game 4

Saturday May 13th

Practice 4

Week of May 1st

Game 5

Saturday May 20th

Practice 5

Week of May 8th

Game 6

Saturday May 27th

Practice 6

Week of May 15th

Game 7

Saturday June 3rd

Practice 7

Week of May 22nd

Game 8

Saturday June 10th

Practice 8

Week of May 29th

 

 

 

VYS House league is segmented as follows:

            Spring 2017 Age Group Guidelines

 

Make Ups

Practices and games may be on grass or turf fields. Sessions may be cancelled due to rainfall or inclement weather. Please check the VYS website at www.vys.org for field closures. If the field is closed, the session is cancelled. The season schedule does not allow for make up dates due to the number of teams and their field requirements.

 

Development Center U7 - U10 (born between 2009 – 2011) Requirement: must be registered for House Spring season.

The Development Center model puts players’ development first with the focus and attention on the finer detail. The Center values individual development, teaching the game and player performance more than winning. Each session will test and push the players technically, socially, physically, and cognitively. It is open to both boys and girls who are registered in the VYS House League and recommended for players interested in transitioning to the Travel program.

 

Objectives

Identify: Those with great CHARACTER, TALENT, and a LOVE OF THE GAME

Develop: Team players, Skills, Heath/ Physical fitness and life skills

Allow and Encourage: Imagination and creativity

Maximize: Time

Good: Teaching, Role Models and Parent Support

 

Player Traits

Physical: Balance, strength, speed, agility, coordination, reaction, jumping, running

Technique: Introduction to skills, Repetitions, Attitude to attack

Psychology: Sharing, fair play, emotional management

Social: Ability to interact with others

Tactics:  Where is the field and goal oriented actions

 

Training Format

Warm-up: Fun games used to develop social skills and team work, ball work, movement related to the session theme

Physical Development: Fun games to develop balance, strength, speed, agility, coordination, reaction, jumping, running

Technical Development: Repetition of technique, multiple decisions, left and right foot

Small Sided Games: Repetition of technique, allow for imagination and creativity

Match: FUN, Encourage imagination and creativity

 

Game Format (2009-2008)

Academy games: Academy games are designed to maximize

• Games are COMPETITIVE – No scores or league tables are kept

•  Every player plays a minimum of 50% (mandatory).

• Every game will have a theme that relates to the curriculum and what the players have been working on in training.

• Teams will be formed differently each week based on player performance and development. 

Club vs. Club:

• Games are COMPETITIVE – No scores or league tables are kept

•  Every player plays a minimum of 50% (mandatory).

 

Program details

4 Weeks/4 Weeks & 2 Games based on age group (see below)

Maximum Player to Coach ratio - 12:1

Friday evenings: One Hour Sessions, tentatively to begin between 5pm and 6pm

Hour 1 - 2010-2011 Boys and Girls

Hour 2 - 2009-2008 Girls

Hour 3 - 2009-2008 Boys

 

Registration closes: April 15th

Cost:

2011-2010 Boys and Girls      $80.00                     

                        - includes player shirt

                        - 4 weeks of training

2009-2008 Girls/Boys Cost:   $120.00      

                        - includes player shirt

                        - 4 weeks of training 

                        - 2 games (games may be Academy or Club vs. Club) 

Program dates

Session 1

Friday April 7th

Session 2

Friday April 21st

Game 1

Saturday April 22nd

Session 3

Friday April 28th

Game 2

Saturday April 29th

Session 4

Friday May 5th

 

Make Ups​

The Development Center will be held on a turf field. Cancellation is unlikely but may happen in the event of heavy rainfall, thunderstorms or bad inclement weather. If such a cancellation occurs, we will have one make up session. The season schedule does not allow for multiple make up dates should there be more than one cancellation.

 

Goal Keeper Training  U9 - U19 (born between 2008 and 1998)

A specialized course for both house and travel players, focusing on key techniques and tips for goal keepers. Each session will offer high levels of intensity to create game-like situations and repetition to perfect the player’s skills. This course is recommended for any player interested in improving their performance and understanding of the position.

 

Program details

8 Weeks

Maximum Player to Coach ratio - 16:1

Friday evenings: 1 Hour Sessions

U9-U10 5:00pm - 6:00pm

U11-U12 6:00pm - 7:00pm

U13-U19 7:00pm - 8:00pm

​Registration closes: March 28th

Cost: $120.00

 

There will be two concurrent sessions each hour; one for House players and another for Travel players.

Program dates

Session 1

Friday April 7th

Session 2

Friday April 21st

Session 3

Friday April 28th

Session 4

Friday May 5th

Session 5

Friday May 12th

Session 6

Friday May 19th

Session 7

Friday May 26th

Session 8

Friday June 2nd

Make Up

Friday June 7th

 

Make ups

Training may be on grass or turf fields. Sessions may be cancelled due to rainfall or inclement weather. Please check the VYS website at www.vys.org for field closures. If the field is closed, the session is cancelled. If such a cancellation occurs, Friday June 7th will be used as a make up day. The season schedule does not allow for multiple make up dates should there be more than one cancellation.

 

VYS Parent League

The VYS Over-30 Adult League, or “Parent League,” is a recreational league designed to give the parents and volunteers in the VYS community an opportunity to exercise, improve understanding of the game, make new friends and socialize within the VYS community. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

VYS TOPSoccer

Vienna Youth Soccer welcomes soccer players between the ages of 4 to 19 with disabilities to join our TOPSoccer program.  Vienna is proud to host a strong, volunteer-supported program for its young athletes with disabilities.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


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