SOCA - Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle

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Letter from the Executive Director

Greetings!  Welcome to SOCA’s web site. This is your 24 hour-a-day resource for information regarding any of SOCA's many programs. Please look around the site to get the latest information on what is happening within our club.

The Soccer Organization of the Charlottesville Area is proud to provide superb programming and opportunities for over 6,000 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.

We would like extend a special welcome to our new participants from the Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta communities.  We are excited to serve you and eager to build interest and enthusiasm for the game in the Augusta region.  Please see the FAQ below for more information and answers to important questions regarding our recent merger with Augusta FC.

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,

Bill Mueller

SOCA-Augusta FC Merger FAQ



                        Strategic Plan


Mission

The Soccer Organization of the Charlottesville Area (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.


Vision

SOCA will be a locally-cherished, regionally-preeminent and nationally-respected soccer community through club building, innovative programming and premier facilities.


Values

Enjoyment
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.

Player Development
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.

Inclusiveness
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.

Citizenship
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.

Service
SOCA is a non-profit community servant that partners with public and private entities to provide healthy recreational opportunities to residents of the region.

Professionalism
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.


Strategies

Facilities
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.

Elite Competition
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.

Visibility
SOCA shall increase its visibility, further enhancing its reputation within the local, regional and national soccer communities.

Club Building
SOCA seeks to connect with each participant and participating family.  We shall broaden and strengthen member relationships, deepening club loyalty.

Finances
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.