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Development Center

VYS Development Center

Is your House (recreation) player seeking more challenge and increased competition?

If "yes", then the VYS Development Center is the right place for your player.

The VYS Development Center is recommended for all House (recreation) players U6 - U9 (ages 5-8) who desire additional training, competition and the opportunity to train with a professional coach.

The Development Center model puts players’ development first with the focus and attention on the finer detail. Development 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.

Weekly training sessions are provided for U6-U9 age groups. U8-U9 players will also participate in 4 games near the end of the program against other club teams and among each other.

Objectives

  • Identify: Those with great character, talent and love of the game 
  • Develop: Team players, skills, heath, physical fitness and life skills
  • Allow and Encourage: Imagination and creativity
  • Maximize: Time
  • Promote: 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

View the Development Center Slideshow for more information about the Spring program.

Questions about the Development Center? Contact the Director of House Programs, Stephen Bird at stephen.bird@vys.org.

2018 Fall Season Schedule

2012 - 2013 Boys and Girls Program 

  • 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

Location: Oak Marr, Field 2
Player Coach Ratio: 12:1
# of weeks: 8
Cost: $120
Eligibility: Coed program for boys and girls born in 2012 or 2013. 
 

Day Dates Time
Fridays September 7 - November 2 5:00pm - 6:00pm (No class Oct. 05)

 


2010 - 2011 Girls Program 

Trainings on Fridays. Games on Saturdays. Games will not conflict with House games.

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

  • 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).

Location: Oak Marr, Field 2
Player Coach Ratio: 12:1
# of weeks: 8
Cost: $180
Eligibility: Program for girls born in 2010 or 2011

  Dates Time
Training Schedule
Fridays

September 7 -November 2

6:00pm - 7:00pm (No class Oct 05)
Game Schedule Saturdays

Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Oct. 20

5:00pm - 6:00pm

 


2010 - 2011 Boys Program 

Trainings on Fridays. Games on Saturdays. Games will not conflict with House games.

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

  • 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).

Location: Oak Marr, Field 2
Player Coach Ratio: 12:1
# of weeks: 8
Cost: $180
Eligibility: Program for boys born in 2010 or 2011. 
 

Day Dates Time
Training Schedule
Fridays

September 7 - November 2

7:00pm - 8:00pm (No class Oct 05)
Game Schedule Saturdays

Sept 22, Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 20

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Quick Links

Contact Us

P.O. Box 993, Vienna, VA 22183  |  Phone: 703-242-3828 | Questions@vys.org

Mission Statement

To build character, confidence, and a lifelong love of soccer by providing a continuum of competitive, high-quality and positive soccer experiences for all players in the Vienna community. #ALifetimeOfSoccer