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

    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:  October 30-November 30, 2017
    Mondays:  5:00-6:00 pm, U7-U10;  6:00-7:00 pm, U11-U14 Advanced
    Tuesdays:  7:30-8:30 pm, U11-U19
    Wednesdays: 6:30-7:30 pm,  U11-U14 Advanced;  7:30-8:30 pm, U15-U19 Advanced
    Thursdays:  7:30-8:30 pm, U11-U19

    Technical Session Schedule:  December 1-21, 2017 (No sessions Dec.22-31)
    Mondays:  5:00-6:00 pm, U7-U10;  6:00-7:00 pm, U11-U14 Advanced
    Tuesdays:  6:00-7:00 pm, U11-U19
    Wednesdays: 6:00-7:00 pm,  U11-U14 Advanced;  7:00-8:00 pm, U15-U19 Advanced
    Thursdays:  6:00-7:00 pm, U11-U19

    Technical Session Schedule:  January 2-February 23, 2018
    Tuesdays:  5:30-6:30 pm, U11-U19
    Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30 pm,  U11-U14 Advanced
    Thursdays: 5:30-6:30 pm, U7-U10
    Saturdays:  9:00-10:00 am, U11-14 Advanced; 10:00-11:00 am, U15-19 Advanced
    Sundays:  1:00-2:00 pm, U11-19

    NOTE:  Advanced sessions are reserved for current Travel players, only.  Any age appropriate player may attend any regular session.

    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
    U16:  Players born 2002
    U17:  Players born 2001
    U18:  Players born 2000
    U19:  Players born 1999

    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 is Back!
    Friday Night Open Gym will take place on these winter dates:
    2017; December 1, 8, 15.
    2018; January 5, 12, 19, 26.  February 2, 9, 16, 23.

    • 5:00-6:30 for U7-U12 players (players born 2006-2011)
    • 6:30-8:00 for U13 and older players  (players born 1999-2005)

    Open Gym is free to all Technical Training and Winter Academy registrants.  Other players are welcome and can participate for a $10 per night per player fee.

    A SOCA staff member will be on the premises to monitor activities.  Players will form their own teams and games, there will be no coaching.  No pre-registration is required for Open Gym, players may attend as they wish and sign-in once on-site.

     

     

  • 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

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:  October 30-November 30, 2017
Mondays:  5:00-6:00 pm, U7-U10;  6:00-7:00 pm, U11-U14 Advanced
Tuesdays:  7:30-8:30 pm, U11-U19
Wednesdays: 6:30-7:30 pm,  U11-U14 Advanced;  7:30-8:30 pm, U15-U19 Advanced
Thursdays:  7:30-8:30 pm, U11-U19

Technical Session Schedule:  December 1-21, 2017 (No sessions Dec.22-31)
Mondays:  5:00-6:00 pm, U7-U10;  6:00-7:00 pm, U11-U14 Advanced
Tuesdays:  6:00-7:00 pm, U11-U19
Wednesdays: 6:00-7:00 pm,  U11-U14 Advanced;  7:00-8:00 pm, U15-U19 Advanced
Thursdays:  6:00-7:00 pm, U11-U19

Technical Session Schedule:  January 2-February 23, 2018
Tuesdays:  5:30-6:30 pm, U11-U19
Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30 pm,  U11-U14 Advanced
Thursdays: 5:30-6:30 pm, U7-U10
Saturdays:  9:00-10:00 am, U11-14 Advanced; 10:00-11:00 am, U15-19 Advanced
Sundays:  1:00-2:00 pm, U11-19

NOTE:  Advanced sessions are reserved for current Travel players, only.  Any age appropriate player may attend any regular session.

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
U16:  Players born 2002
U17:  Players born 2001
U18:  Players born 2000
U19:  Players born 1999

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 is Back!
Friday Night Open Gym will take place on these winter dates:
2017; December 1, 8, 15.
2018; January 5, 12, 19, 26.  February 2, 9, 16, 23.

  • 5:00-6:30 for U7-U12 players (players born 2006-2011)
  • 6:30-8:00 for U13 and older players  (players born 1999-2005)

Open Gym is free to all Technical Training and Winter Academy registrants.  Other players are welcome and can participate for a $10 per night per player fee.

A SOCA staff member will be on the premises to monitor activities.  Players will form their own teams and games, there will be no coaching.  No pre-registration is required for Open Gym, players may attend as they wish and sign-in once on-site.

 

 

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.