We wear red. We wear white.
We shoot, we score, we fight, fight, fight.
The VYS Patriots is a U16 girls travel soccer program. The Patriots Academy is one of the most accomplished age groups in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The VYS Patriots consist of three teams, Phoenix 99 (originally Patriots Black until Fall 2015), Patriots Red, and Patriots White that play in two leagues:
- National Premier League (NPL)
- Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS)
The Patriots trainer and coach is Hank Leung. Coach Hank is a US Soccer "A" license coach, a 3-time National Coach of the Year, a former USWNT Coach and an NCAA Division I championship winning coach.
He has been with the Patriots Academy since June 2012 and most recently led the Phoenix team to its first State Cup victory.
Noted for his player development expertise, Leung has developed innumerable scholarship athletes, All-Americans and national team players. To read more about Coach Hank and the other Patriot Academy coaches, go to our VYS Patriots Coaches page.
The VYS Patriots is a very competitive program while at the same time emphasizing skill development. The Patriots organization continues to work as a single academy program rather than separate teams. The girls practice and train together under a single trainer, with all coaches participating in the practices.
The Patriots is taking a long-term approach to develop the girls’ skills for the future so that when they reach the more competitive ages the girls will have mastered the fundamentals.
For more information about the Patriots Academy, contact Age Group Coordinator Doug Walls or one of the team managers.