Letter from the Executive Director
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The Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle is proud to provide superb programming and opportunities for over 3,500 youth and adult soccer enthusiasts each season. We are delighted to be able to meet the soccer needs of so many players and their families.
As always, the staff and Board of Directors are committed to seeing that each participant has a truly positive experience. You can see from the following strategic plan that a primary focus of the club is to develop a life-long love of the game in each of our participants. Our aim is to provide the environment for that advocacy to flourish in each program, at every age, at any level of ability.
We hope that each participant will enjoy their current activities and return for further involvement. SOCA is here to provide the means for everyone to enjoy the world's greatest game.
Yours in soccer,
The Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle (SOCA) provides all youth and adults superior, comprehensive soccer programming emphasizing player development, enjoyment and citizenship. SOCA is dedicated to serving the local, regional, and national soccer communities.
SOCA will be a locally-cherished, regionally-preeminent and nationally-respected soccer community through club building, innovative programming and premier facilities.
SOCA will create an environment fostering a positive and fun experience for all involved, building friendships and resulting in life long advocates of the game of soccer.
SOCA will focus its resources to provide an innovative, thorough, and vertically-integrated player development program. SOCA will develop the whole player to achieve his or her highest level of ability and interest.
SOCA welcomes all participants and values diversity. SOCA will provide programming suitable for all ages and abilities and will actively seek to remove obstacles to participation, including language and financial barriers.
SOCA expects its staff, coaches, volunteers, players, families and referees to comport themselves respectfully at all SOCA activities. Through healthy competition, participation promotes teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, and a sense of community.
SOCA is a non-profit community servant that partners with public and private entities to provide healthy recreational opportunities to residents of the region.
SOCA will uphold the highest level of ethical standards and is committed to maintaining an educated, talented staff with expertise in their field. Courtesy, honesty, integrity, and proper conduct shall be cornerstones of all actions.
SOCA will build and own facilities of high quality that promote and allow for the growth of the game and club at every level. SOCA will actively seek and pursue other facility partnership opportunities.
SOCA will devote resources to increase the participation and success of its premier teams and players in the highest appropriate levels of competition. We shall both develop proactive plans and remain flexible to respond to the ever-changing youth soccer environment.
SOCA shall increase its visibility, further enhancing its reputation within the local, regional and national soccer communities.
SOCA seeks to connect with each participant and participating family. We shall broaden and strengthen member relationships, deepening club loyalty.
SOCA will establish fiscal and operational priorities to maintain financial stability and enduring success. We shall prioritize accessibility for participants, fair compensation for employees and club sustainability.