Technical Training @ STC

Build the skills to master the soccer ball

The SOCA Training Center (STC) is dedicated to helping soccer players of all ages and development levels reach their goals within the game of soccer.  The first step in that process is the development of fundamental foot skills and proper technique.  STC Technical Training Sessions are focused on on building those skills specifically.  Sessions are fast paced, fun, and focused on getting your player touching the ball hundreds of times in a short period of time. Building foot skills requires hard work, repetition, and endurance, however these sessions are designed to make that work the most enjoyable hour of the week.

Regions

Session Calendar
  • Session Cost & Packages

    STC Technical Training Session Packages
    6 sessions in 6 months – $170
    12 sessions in 6 months – $335
    25 sessions in 6 months – $650
    50 sessions in 12 months – $1150
    Annual Membership – Unlimited sessions for 1 year – $1650 (only available for individual players)

    Single sessions can be purchased by contacting the SOCA office and paying by phone or at the session.
    Single sessions are $30 per session

    Want to try it first?  Come on out, the first session is free, just e-mail us so we can know your coming.

  • Current Session Schedule and Sign-up Info

    It is important that STC trainees pre-book every session.  Sessions are limited to 12 players maximum and may fill.   Only those players who confirmed their attendance are guaranteed participation.

    Weekday Session Sign-up: Please contact Sunny.Herold@socaspot.org prior to 3:00 pm the day of session to sign-up.

    Weekend Session Sign-up:  Please contact Sunny.Herold@socaspot.org prior to 3:00 pm the Friday prior to the weekend to sign-up.  Reservations can not be taken on Saturday and Sunday.

    Session schedules can be found on the SOCA Calendar. Sessions that are scheduled and planned to proceed will be shown on the SOCA website “Calendar of Events”.  Sessions that have been canceled or are full will no longer be visible on the “Calendar of Events”.

    Technical Sessions  Schedule Through September 9
    Sunday, August 6-20:  None  (Technical Training hiatus)
    Monday, August 21:  6:00-7:00 pm U7-U10;  7:00-8:00 U11-U14 Advanced
    Tuesday, August 22: 7:30-8:30 pm U11-U19
    Wednesday, August 23: 7:30-8:30 pm U15-U19 Advanced
    Thursday, August 24:  None
    Friday, August 25:  None
    Saturday, August 26:  None
    Sunday, August 27:  None
    Monday, August 28: 6:00-7:00 pm U7-U10;  7:00-8:00 U11-U14 Advanced
    Tuesday, August 29: 7:30-8:30 pm U11-U19
    Wednesday, August 30: 7:30-8:30 pm U15-U19 Advanced
    Thursday, August 31:  None
    Friday, September 1: None
    Saturday, September 2:  None
    Sunday, September 3: None
    Monday, September 4: None
    Tuesday, September 5:  7:30-8:30 pm U11-U19
    Wednesday, September 6:  7:30-8:30 pm U15-U19 Advanced
    Thursday, September 7:  None
    Friday, September 8:  None
    Saturday, September 9:  10:30-11:30 am U11-U19

    NOTE:  Advanced sessions are reserved for current Travel players, only.  Any player may attend any regular session.  Excellence Class sessions,  for SOCA’s oldest and most advanced youth players, are by invitation only.

    Important Scheduling Note:  The schedule of Technical Training sessions has been established to meet the expected demand.  The schedule is subject to change as actual use and demand indicates.  We hope to see you at the Training Center!

    Age Groups: Using US Soccer age groups beginning with the 2017 summer season and continuing through the 2017/2018 soccer year.
    U7: Players born 2011
    U8:  Players born 2010
    U9: Players born 2009
    U10:  Players born 2008
    U11:  Players born 2007
    U12:  Players born 2006
    U13:  Players born 2005
    U14:  Players born 2004
    U15:  Players born 2003

    Weather Cancellations:  Occasionally weather and travel conditions may require that sessions be canceled.  In the event of weather cancellations, the following actions will be taken;

    • Notice of the cancellation will be on the SOCA Weather Line: 434-817-7246
    • Notice of the cancellation will be on the SOCA web site home page banner (the red banner near the top of the page with facility closing information)
    • The session will be removed from the “Calendar of Events”.

     

    Friday Night Open Gym has concluded for the Summer.  Open Gym will return this winter.  See you when it’s cold and frosty!

     

     

     

  • What to wear and bring

    STC Technical Training Sessions are active and challenging.  Please come prepared for athletic activity and ready to play soccer!  Indoor soccer shoes and artificial turf cleats are recommended.  Shinguards are required for any game play during these sessions.

    Training sessions may take place on an artificial turf or hard court surface.  Players should be prepared to play on both surfaces at every session.  Only flat bottom, non-marking shoes are allowed on the hard court surface. Regular soccer cleats may be used on the turf surface, but the shorter studs of an artificial turf cleat is recommended.

    Soccer balls and other training equipment will be provided, but players are welcome to bring their own soccer ball as well.  Players should bring water to all sessions.

  • Package Redemption

    Session Packages are valid for either 6-months or 12-months (depending on the package) from the date of purchase.  Please use your sessions.

    6, 12, 25 and 50 Session Packages may be redeemed on a family basis (immediate family members only).  All players in the immediate family may use the sessions (players must be listed in the family SOCA account), please specify which player is planning on attending when pre-booking a session.

    Unlimited session packages are only available per player.  One Annual Membership per one player.

    No package refunds are available, all sessions are the responsibility of the player to use in the time period of their package. There are no carry-overs or credits applied to future packages, please use your sessions by the end date of your package.

  • Payment Plans and Refunds

    Monthly payment plans are available by contacting the SOCA office.  Monthly payments are by credit card only.   soca@socaspot.org   434-975-5025 ext. 111

    No refunds available, all sessions are the responsibility of the player to use. There are no carry-overs or credits applied to future packages, please use your sessions by the end date of your package.

    We want you to love your training experience, please come observe a training session as you like, or even jump into a session for free.  Just let the SOCA office know ahead of time that you are planning on attending.

  • Session Cost & Packages
  • Current Session Schedule and Sign-up Info
  • What to wear and bring
  • Package Redemption
  • Payment Plans and Refunds

Session Cost & Packages

STC Technical Training Session Packages
6 sessions in 6 months – $170
12 sessions in 6 months – $335
25 sessions in 6 months – $650
50 sessions in 12 months – $1150
Annual Membership – Unlimited sessions for 1 year – $1650 (only available for individual players)

Single sessions can be purchased by contacting the SOCA office and paying by phone or at the session.
Single sessions are $30 per session

Want to try it first?  Come on out, the first session is free, just e-mail us so we can know your coming.

Current Session Schedule and Sign-up Info

It is important that STC trainees pre-book every session.  Sessions are limited to 12 players maximum and may fill.   Only those players who confirmed their attendance are guaranteed participation.

Weekday Session Sign-up: Please contact Sunny.Herold@socaspot.org prior to 3:00 pm the day of session to sign-up.

Weekend Session Sign-up:  Please contact Sunny.Herold@socaspot.org prior to 3:00 pm the Friday prior to the weekend to sign-up.  Reservations can not be taken on Saturday and Sunday.

Session schedules can be found on the SOCA Calendar. Sessions that are scheduled and planned to proceed will be shown on the SOCA website “Calendar of Events”.  Sessions that have been canceled or are full will no longer be visible on the “Calendar of Events”.

Technical Sessions  Schedule Through September 9
Sunday, August 6-20:  None  (Technical Training hiatus)
Monday, August 21:  6:00-7:00 pm U7-U10;  7:00-8:00 U11-U14 Advanced
Tuesday, August 22: 7:30-8:30 pm U11-U19
Wednesday, August 23: 7:30-8:30 pm U15-U19 Advanced
Thursday, August 24:  None
Friday, August 25:  None
Saturday, August 26:  None
Sunday, August 27:  None
Monday, August 28: 6:00-7:00 pm U7-U10;  7:00-8:00 U11-U14 Advanced
Tuesday, August 29: 7:30-8:30 pm U11-U19
Wednesday, August 30: 7:30-8:30 pm U15-U19 Advanced
Thursday, August 31:  None
Friday, September 1: None
Saturday, September 2:  None
Sunday, September 3: None
Monday, September 4: None
Tuesday, September 5:  7:30-8:30 pm U11-U19
Wednesday, September 6:  7:30-8:30 pm U15-U19 Advanced
Thursday, September 7:  None
Friday, September 8:  None
Saturday, September 9:  10:30-11:30 am U11-U19

NOTE:  Advanced sessions are reserved for current Travel players, only.  Any player may attend any regular session.  Excellence Class sessions,  for SOCA’s oldest and most advanced youth players, are by invitation only.

Important Scheduling Note:  The schedule of Technical Training sessions has been established to meet the expected demand.  The schedule is subject to change as actual use and demand indicates.  We hope to see you at the Training Center!

Age Groups: Using US Soccer age groups beginning with the 2017 summer season and continuing through the 2017/2018 soccer year.
U7: Players born 2011
U8:  Players born 2010
U9: Players born 2009
U10:  Players born 2008
U11:  Players born 2007
U12:  Players born 2006
U13:  Players born 2005
U14:  Players born 2004
U15:  Players born 2003

Weather Cancellations:  Occasionally weather and travel conditions may require that sessions be canceled.  In the event of weather cancellations, the following actions will be taken;

  • Notice of the cancellation will be on the SOCA Weather Line: 434-817-7246
  • Notice of the cancellation will be on the SOCA web site home page banner (the red banner near the top of the page with facility closing information)
  • The session will be removed from the “Calendar of Events”.

 

Friday Night Open Gym has concluded for the Summer.  Open Gym will return this winter.  See you when it’s cold and frosty!

 

 

 

What to wear and bring

STC Technical Training Sessions are active and challenging.  Please come prepared for athletic activity and ready to play soccer!  Indoor soccer shoes and artificial turf cleats are recommended.  Shinguards are required for any game play during these sessions.

Training sessions may take place on an artificial turf or hard court surface.  Players should be prepared to play on both surfaces at every session.  Only flat bottom, non-marking shoes are allowed on the hard court surface. Regular soccer cleats may be used on the turf surface, but the shorter studs of an artificial turf cleat is recommended.

Soccer balls and other training equipment will be provided, but players are welcome to bring their own soccer ball as well.  Players should bring water to all sessions.

Package Redemption

Session Packages are valid for either 6-months or 12-months (depending on the package) from the date of purchase.  Please use your sessions.

6, 12, 25 and 50 Session Packages may be redeemed on a family basis (immediate family members only).  All players in the immediate family may use the sessions (players must be listed in the family SOCA account), please specify which player is planning on attending when pre-booking a session.

Unlimited session packages are only available per player.  One Annual Membership per one player.

No package refunds are available, all sessions are the responsibility of the player to use in the time period of their package. There are no carry-overs or credits applied to future packages, please use your sessions by the end date of your package.

Payment Plans and Refunds

Monthly payment plans are available by contacting the SOCA office.  Monthly payments are by credit card only.   soca@socaspot.org   434-975-5025 ext. 111

No refunds available, all sessions are the responsibility of the player to use. There are no carry-overs or credits applied to future packages, please use your sessions by the end date of your package.

We want you to love your training experience, please come observe a training session as you like, or even jump into a session for free.  Just let the SOCA office know ahead of time that you are planning on attending.