Winter Camps

SOCA’s Winter Camps offer a systematic and focused training environment for players of all ages and levels looking to improve their soccer abilities. Utilizing the soccer-specific SOCA Field House, SOCA takes its locally renowned soccer programming indoors to sharpen skills, develop new talents and help players prepare for the upcoming spring season. The indoor setting naturally lends itself to technical development, shrinking the time and space a player has on the ball. SOCA’s professional coaching staff will help players maximize the indoor conditions and provide the technical understanding that has made SOCA’s Travel program successful for over 30 years.

 

  • Winter Academy Description

    2022 Winter Academy Information.


    Winter Academy takes place in January & February of 2022 at the SOCA Field House;
    beginning the week of January 4-6, ending the week of February 8-10.  The week of February 15-17 is the reserved make-up week in the event of weather cancellations.

    The Winter Academy provides a focused training environment that is age and level appropriate.  Typically each training session will include:  individual technical skill development, small group training activities specific to the daily topic, and small sided game play. Academy instruction is provided by SOCA staff coaches and other selected coaches.  Each Academy is limited in size to ensure appropriate coach-to-player ratio.  Each program will run for six consecutive weeks meeting once per week at the same day, location and time, with a reserved make-up date in the event of inclement weather cancellation.

    Cost:  $137
    This program is limited to 12 players per each Academy offering.  There are no refunds after the registration deadline of December 14, 2021.

    All Winter Academy programs will take place at the fabulous, soccer-specific SOCA Field House in the Belvedere neighborhood.   Sessions are challenging, fun and age and/or gender specific, with Travel-only options for advanced players.  We offer a Goalkeeping School series, an Attacker! series for U10, U12 and U14 players, a Footskills series for U10’s and U12’s, along with the super popular U6 Hot Shots and U8 Skill Builder options.  Check the specific options available for your player and individual session descriptions in your personal SOCA account.

     

  • Winter Academy Schedule

    2022 Winter Academy Information.


    Winter Academy takes place in January & February of 2022 at the SOCA Field House, l
    ocated at 875 Belvedere Blvd., Charlottesville.


    Winter 2022 Registration is NOW available in your SOCA account!  All Academies strictly limited in size.  Registration closes at deadline, or when full.  Register early!


    Register separately for each unique Academy offering.  Each Academy operates one day per week,  for six weeks.


    Sessions begin the week of January 4-6  and will complete the week of  February 8-10.  There is a reserved week (February 15-17) for make-up sessions in the event of inclement weather cancellations.

    2022 Winter Academy Schedule 

    Co-ed Academies:
    U6 Hot Shots (Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
    U6 Hot Shots (Thursday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
    U8 Skill Builder (Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
    U8 Skill Builder (Thursday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!

    U10 Attacker! (Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
    U12 Attacker! (Wednesday, 6:10-7:10 pm) FULL!
    U14 Attacker! (Wednesday, 6:10-7:10 pm) FULL!

    U10-14 Goalkeeping School (Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
    U11/12 Advanced Goalkeeping School Travel & Challenge Only (Wednesday,  6:10-7:10 pm)
    U13-U19 Advanced Goalkeeping School Travel Only (Wednesday,  6:10-7:10 pm)

    Boys Academies:
    U10 Boys Footskills (Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
    U12 Boys Footskills (Thursday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!

    U10 Boys Jamboree-Only (By Invitation Only) (Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
    U11 Boys Travel-Only (Thursday, 6:10-7:10 pm) FULL!
    U12 Boys Travel-Only (Thursday, 6:10-7:10 pm) FULL!
    U13/14 Boys Travel-Only (Thursday, 6:10-7:10 pm) FULL!
    U15/16 Boys Travel-Only (Thursday, 6:10-7:10 pm)

    Girls Academies:
    U10 Girls Footskills (Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
    U12 Girls Footskills (Thursday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!

    U10 Girls Jamboree-Only (By Invitation Only) (Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
    U11 Girls Travel-Only (Tuesday, 6:10-7:10 pm) FULL!
    U12 Girls Travel-Only (Tuesday, 6:10-7:10 pm) FULL!
    U13/14 Girls Travel-Only (Tuesday, 6:10-7:10 pm) FULL!
    U15/16 Girls Travel-Only (Tuesday, 6:10-7:10 pm)

  • Holiday Soccer Skills Clinic

    Back for the Second Year!

    Holiday Soccer Skills Clinic at the SOCA Field House


    The Holiday Skills Clinic is Now Full to Capacity, and is no longer accepting registrations.

     

    2021 Holiday Soccer Skills Clinic at the SOCA Field House

    The Holiday Soccer Skills Clinic is a skill development program intended for all players.  The program focuses on individual player development within a dynamic small group setting.  The clinic will be formatted in a unique structure, with players rotating through four skill stations each day.  Over the three clinic days players will receive training in 12 essential topics.  The emphasis is on learning important skills such as: ball mastery, dribbling, receiving, passing, shooting, defending, and other fundamental skills. 

    Each daily session includes rotation through a variety of technical topic stations.  Players will be grouped by age, experience, ability and gender when possible.

    Low player-to-coach ratio enables individual attention.  Twelve players maximum per training group. The Holiday Soccer Skills Clinic is 90 minutes long each day.

    Sessions are active, fun and focused.   Players will enjoy the fast pace and variety of activities.

    All instruction will be provided by SOCA staff coaches and other selected, experienced coaches.  

     

    Location:  SOCA Field House, 875 Belvedere Blvd., Charlottesville, VA 22901.  Fantastic soccer-specific indoor venue!

    Time:  9:00 am-10:30 am

    Days:  Tuesday-Thursday, December 28-30, 2021.  

    Registration Fee:  $65 per player.

    Includes:  Great instruction, training in small groups, fun format and emphasis on skill development.

    Registration Deadline: December 14.  No refunds after the registration deadline.

    Age Group:  Players born 2008-2015 (U7-U14).

     

     

  • COVID Precautions

    Summary of the COVID-19 mitigation features at the SOCA Field House, applicable to all winter indoor programs. 

    • Space/Volume: The indoor space at the Field House is larger than any SOCA has used in the past.  The indoor field is 60 yards x 40 yards (180’ x 120’), which is the size of the outdoor Field #1 at South Fork Soccer Park. The total indoor space is 230’x 160’, with an average ceiling height of 37.5’. There are approximately 1.3 million cubic feet of air in the building.
    • Team and Group Size: Size limits will be enforced to reduce person-to-person contact. Youth WISL teams will be limited to 10 players, playing 5v5. Academy and Clinic training groups will be limited to 12 players.
    • Spectator Limits: Non-player attendance at events is discouraged.
    • Spectator Separation: Players, coaches, referees and club officials only will be permitted on the field level.  Parents/spectators will be required to remain on the mezzanine level, separated by 13’ of vertical distance from the players.
    • Masks: see current COVID-19 policy link, below.
    • Ventilation: The Field House features eight large garage door openings along the exterior walls, permitting cross ventilation.  There are four, 20’ diameter ceiling fans which circulate mass volumes of air.  The doors may be opened allowing for constant air flow through the facility.  See  current COVID-19 policy link, below.
    • Time Between Activities: Scheduling has been adjusted to reduce contact between entering and exiting groups. All persons must exit the building within five minutes of completion of their event.  Extra time has been allotted between game/events.
    • Hand Sanitation: SOCA will provide hand sanitizer stations at all entry points to the field and mezzanine.

     

    For general info, please reference the SOCA COVID policy

     

     

  • Winter Academy Description
  • Winter Academy Schedule
  • Holiday Soccer Skills Clinic
  • COVID Precautions

Winter Academy Description

2022 Winter Academy Information.


Winter Academy takes place in January & February of 2022 at the SOCA Field House;
beginning the week of January 4-6, ending the week of February 8-10.  The week of February 15-17 is the reserved make-up week in the event of weather cancellations.

The Winter Academy provides a focused training environment that is age and level appropriate.  Typically each training session will include:  individual technical skill development, small group training activities specific to the daily topic, and small sided game play. Academy instruction is provided by SOCA staff coaches and other selected coaches.  Each Academy is limited in size to ensure appropriate coach-to-player ratio.  Each program will run for six consecutive weeks meeting once per week at the same day, location and time, with a reserved make-up date in the event of inclement weather cancellation.

Cost:  $137
This program is limited to 12 players per each Academy offering.  There are no refunds after the registration deadline of December 14, 2021.

All Winter Academy programs will take place at the fabulous, soccer-specific SOCA Field House in the Belvedere neighborhood.   Sessions are challenging, fun and age and/or gender specific, with Travel-only options for advanced players.  We offer a Goalkeeping School series, an Attacker! series for U10, U12 and U14 players, a Footskills series for U10’s and U12’s, along with the super popular U6 Hot Shots and U8 Skill Builder options.  Check the specific options available for your player and individual session descriptions in your personal SOCA account.

 

Winter Academy Schedule

2022 Winter Academy Information.


Winter Academy takes place in January & February of 2022 at the SOCA Field House, l
ocated at 875 Belvedere Blvd., Charlottesville.


Winter 2022 Registration is NOW available in your SOCA account!  All Academies strictly limited in size.  Registration closes at deadline, or when full.  Register early!


Register separately for each unique Academy offering.  Each Academy operates one day per week,  for six weeks.


Sessions begin the week of January 4-6  and will complete the week of  February 8-10.  There is a reserved week (February 15-17) for make-up sessions in the event of inclement weather cancellations.

2022 Winter Academy Schedule 

Co-ed Academies:
U6 Hot Shots (Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
U6 Hot Shots (Thursday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
U8 Skill Builder (Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
U8 Skill Builder (Thursday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!

U10 Attacker! (Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
U12 Attacker! (Wednesday, 6:10-7:10 pm) FULL!
U14 Attacker! (Wednesday, 6:10-7:10 pm) FULL!

U10-14 Goalkeeping School (Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
U11/12 Advanced Goalkeeping School Travel & Challenge Only (Wednesday,  6:10-7:10 pm)
U13-U19 Advanced Goalkeeping School Travel Only (Wednesday,  6:10-7:10 pm)

Boys Academies:
U10 Boys Footskills (Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
U12 Boys Footskills (Thursday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!

U10 Boys Jamboree-Only (By Invitation Only) (Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
U11 Boys Travel-Only (Thursday, 6:10-7:10 pm) FULL!
U12 Boys Travel-Only (Thursday, 6:10-7:10 pm) FULL!
U13/14 Boys Travel-Only (Thursday, 6:10-7:10 pm) FULL!
U15/16 Boys Travel-Only (Thursday, 6:10-7:10 pm)

Girls Academies:
U10 Girls Footskills (Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
U12 Girls Footskills (Thursday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!

U10 Girls Jamboree-Only (By Invitation Only) (Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 pm) FULL!
U11 Girls Travel-Only (Tuesday, 6:10-7:10 pm) FULL!
U12 Girls Travel-Only (Tuesday, 6:10-7:10 pm) FULL!
U13/14 Girls Travel-Only (Tuesday, 6:10-7:10 pm) FULL!
U15/16 Girls Travel-Only (Tuesday, 6:10-7:10 pm)

Holiday Soccer Skills Clinic

Back for the Second Year!

Holiday Soccer Skills Clinic at the SOCA Field House


The Holiday Skills Clinic is Now Full to Capacity, and is no longer accepting registrations.

 

2021 Holiday Soccer Skills Clinic at the SOCA Field House

The Holiday Soccer Skills Clinic is a skill development program intended for all players.  The program focuses on individual player development within a dynamic small group setting.  The clinic will be formatted in a unique structure, with players rotating through four skill stations each day.  Over the three clinic days players will receive training in 12 essential topics.  The emphasis is on learning important skills such as: ball mastery, dribbling, receiving, passing, shooting, defending, and other fundamental skills. 

Each daily session includes rotation through a variety of technical topic stations.  Players will be grouped by age, experience, ability and gender when possible.

Low player-to-coach ratio enables individual attention.  Twelve players maximum per training group. The Holiday Soccer Skills Clinic is 90 minutes long each day.

Sessions are active, fun and focused.   Players will enjoy the fast pace and variety of activities.

All instruction will be provided by SOCA staff coaches and other selected, experienced coaches.  

 

Location:  SOCA Field House, 875 Belvedere Blvd., Charlottesville, VA 22901.  Fantastic soccer-specific indoor venue!

Time:  9:00 am-10:30 am

Days:  Tuesday-Thursday, December 28-30, 2021.  

Registration Fee:  $65 per player.

Includes:  Great instruction, training in small groups, fun format and emphasis on skill development.

Registration Deadline: December 14.  No refunds after the registration deadline.

Age Group:  Players born 2008-2015 (U7-U14).

 

 

COVID Precautions

Summary of the COVID-19 mitigation features at the SOCA Field House, applicable to all winter indoor programs. 

  • Space/Volume: The indoor space at the Field House is larger than any SOCA has used in the past.  The indoor field is 60 yards x 40 yards (180’ x 120’), which is the size of the outdoor Field #1 at South Fork Soccer Park. The total indoor space is 230’x 160’, with an average ceiling height of 37.5’. There are approximately 1.3 million cubic feet of air in the building.
  • Team and Group Size: Size limits will be enforced to reduce person-to-person contact. Youth WISL teams will be limited to 10 players, playing 5v5. Academy and Clinic training groups will be limited to 12 players.
  • Spectator Limits: Non-player attendance at events is discouraged.
  • Spectator Separation: Players, coaches, referees and club officials only will be permitted on the field level.  Parents/spectators will be required to remain on the mezzanine level, separated by 13’ of vertical distance from the players.
  • Masks: see current COVID-19 policy link, below.
  • Ventilation: The Field House features eight large garage door openings along the exterior walls, permitting cross ventilation.  There are four, 20’ diameter ceiling fans which circulate mass volumes of air.  The doors may be opened allowing for constant air flow through the facility.  See  current COVID-19 policy link, below.
  • Time Between Activities: Scheduling has been adjusted to reduce contact between entering and exiting groups. All persons must exit the building within five minutes of completion of their event.  Extra time has been allotted between game/events.
  • Hand Sanitation: SOCA will provide hand sanitizer stations at all entry points to the field and mezzanine.

 

For general info, please reference the SOCA COVID policy