Monthly Archives  I  March 2017

Elite Teams Face Busy March Schedule

March is a busy time for SOCA U15-U11 Elite teams, with back-to-back weekends slated for double match days.  If all goes according to plan, most teams will complete four league matches in nine days. Over the March 25/26 weekend SOCA Elite teams made a road trip swing through Maryland, playing CCL club-to-club match-ups against Potomac… Read more »

Elite Teams Enjoy Early Season Success

SOCA Elite teams jumped off to an impressive Spring season start with three of the local squads claiming first place trophies at the Arlington Invitation Tournament earlier this month. At the Boy’s weekend on March 4 and 5, Fran Lavin’s U12 Apprentice team claimed first place with a 5-4 thriller over McLean.  The youngsters swept… Read more »

Winter is a Time for Player Development

The winter season was once a time of relative quiet in the local soccer scene.  In recent years, however, more than 1000 youth have taken to the gyms to feed their soccer appetite though indoor soccer leagues and supplemental training programs. With the acquisition of the indoor SOCA Training Center, SOCA now has a dedicated… Read more »

SOCA Adds Technical Director Dion La Foucade to Coaching Staff

In mid-February, SOCA announced that coach Dion La Foucade was added to the SOCA staff in the role of Technical Director.  Since his arrival, La Foucade has been busy getting to know the club and community he has joined.  His immediate task was to take on the role of primary instructor in the Technical Training… Read more »

SOCA Classic and Premier Teams Kick Off at Ultimate Cup

SOCA Premier and Classic teams recently competed in the season opener Ultimate Cup in Richmond, with the girls playing over the February 26/26 weekend, and the boys playing March 3/4.  Three SOCA teams claimed the top prize in their group, with the U12 Augusta Girls Premier edging out their Charlottesville counterpart along with the U14… Read more »