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.


  • 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.

Contact Us

Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday from 10:00am - 3:00pm

Address: 311 Maple Ave West Unit D, Vienna VA 22180

|  703-242-3828 |



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