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

    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 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:  $135
    This program is limited to 12 players per each Academy offering.  There are no refunds after the registration deadline of December 15, 2020.

    All Winter Academy programs will take place at the new, 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

    Winter 2021 Now Available!

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

    Sessions begin the week of January 4-7  and will complete the week of  February 8-11.  There is a reserved week ( Feb. 15-18) for make-up sessions in the event of inclement weather cancellations.

    All Winter Academies will take place at the New SOCA Field House, Located at 875 Belvedere Blvd., Charlottesville.

    2021 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)
    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, 5:00-6:00 pm)  FULL!
    U14 Attacker! (Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm)  FULL!

    U10-14 Goalkeeping School (Monday, 6:20-7:20 pm)
    U11/12 Advanced Goalkeeping School Travel & Challenge Only (Monday,  5:00-6:00 pm)
    U13-15 Travel Only Goalkeeping School (Monday,  5:00-6:00 pm)
    U16-19 Travel Only Goalkeeping School (Monday, 6:20-7:20 pm)

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

    U10 Boys Jamboree-Only (By Invitation Only) (Monday, 5:00-6:00 pm)
    U11 Boys Travel-Only (Thursday, 6:20-7:20 pm)
    U12 Boys Travel-Only (Thursday, 6:20-7:20 pm)
    U13/14 Boys Travel-Only (Wednesday, 6:20-7:20 pm)  FULL!
    U15/16 Boys Travel-Only (Wednesday, 6:20-7:20 pm)
    U17-19 Boys Travel-Only (Monday, 6:20-7:20 pm)

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

    U10 Girls Jamboree (By Invitation Only) (Monday, 5:00-6:00 pm)  FULL!
    U11 Girls Travel-Only (Thursday, 6:20-7:20 pm)  FULL!
    U12 Girls Travel-Only (Thursday, 6:20-7:20 pm)
    U13/14 Girls Travel-Only (Wednesday, 6:20-7:20 pm)  FULL!
    U15/16 Girls Travel-Only (Wednesday, 6:20-7:20 pm)
    U17-19 Girls Travel-Only (Monday, 6:20-7:20 pm)

  • Holiday Soccer Skills Clinic

    New Offering!

    Holiday Soccer Skills Clinic at the SOCA Field House


    2020 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.  Approximately 12 players 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:  Monday-Wednesday, December 28-30, 2020.  

    Registration Fee:  $65 per player.

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

    Registration Deadline: December 15.

     

    For further information please contact Bill Mueller, SOCA Director of Soccer, at Bill.Mueller@SOCAspot.org.

  • COVID Precautions

    Feature summary of the COVID-19 mitigation measures 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. Spectators will be strictly limited to one person per player.
    • 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: Players and Referees are required to wear masks to/from the playing area.  Masks are not required when playing/refereeing.   Coaches and spectators will wear masks at all times in the building.
    • 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 will be opened and fans in use to allow for constant air flow through the facility, while in use.
    • Time Between Activities: Scheduling has been adjusted to minimize contact between entering and exiting groups. No one is permitted in the building until 10 minutes prior to their event, and all persons must exit the building within five minutes of completion of their event.  Extra time has been allotted between game/events.
    • Indoor Temperature: There are four large heaters which will moderate the temperature as needed.  Participants should expect the indoor temperature to be cool, due to the ventilating.
    • Hand Sanitation: SOCA will provide hand sanitizer stations at all entry points to the field and mezzanine. Players and coaches are required to sanitize prior to participation.
    • Personal Stations: Marks will indicate personal stations for each player, at safe distance from others.  No sharing of water permitted.
    • Shared Equipment: No training vests/pinnies will be shared.

    Please see the SOCA Field House Protocols for more information.

    For general info, please reference the SOCA COVID policy

     

     

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

Winter Academy Description

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 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:  $135
This program is limited to 12 players per each Academy offering.  There are no refunds after the registration deadline of December 15, 2020.

All Winter Academy programs will take place at the new, 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

Winter 2021 Now Available!

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

Sessions begin the week of January 4-7  and will complete the week of  February 8-11.  There is a reserved week ( Feb. 15-18) for make-up sessions in the event of inclement weather cancellations.

All Winter Academies will take place at the New SOCA Field House, Located at 875 Belvedere Blvd., Charlottesville.

2021 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)
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, 5:00-6:00 pm)  FULL!
U14 Attacker! (Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm)  FULL!

U10-14 Goalkeeping School (Monday, 6:20-7:20 pm)
U11/12 Advanced Goalkeeping School Travel & Challenge Only (Monday,  5:00-6:00 pm)
U13-15 Travel Only Goalkeeping School (Monday,  5:00-6:00 pm)
U16-19 Travel Only Goalkeeping School (Monday, 6:20-7:20 pm)

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

U10 Boys Jamboree-Only (By Invitation Only) (Monday, 5:00-6:00 pm)
U11 Boys Travel-Only (Thursday, 6:20-7:20 pm)
U12 Boys Travel-Only (Thursday, 6:20-7:20 pm)
U13/14 Boys Travel-Only (Wednesday, 6:20-7:20 pm)  FULL!
U15/16 Boys Travel-Only (Wednesday, 6:20-7:20 pm)
U17-19 Boys Travel-Only (Monday, 6:20-7:20 pm)

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

U10 Girls Jamboree (By Invitation Only) (Monday, 5:00-6:00 pm)  FULL!
U11 Girls Travel-Only (Thursday, 6:20-7:20 pm)  FULL!
U12 Girls Travel-Only (Thursday, 6:20-7:20 pm)
U13/14 Girls Travel-Only (Wednesday, 6:20-7:20 pm)  FULL!
U15/16 Girls Travel-Only (Wednesday, 6:20-7:20 pm)
U17-19 Girls Travel-Only (Monday, 6:20-7:20 pm)

Holiday Soccer Skills Clinic

New Offering!

Holiday Soccer Skills Clinic at the SOCA Field House


2020 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.  Approximately 12 players 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:  Monday-Wednesday, December 28-30, 2020.  

Registration Fee:  $65 per player.

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

Registration Deadline: December 15.

 

For further information please contact Bill Mueller, SOCA Director of Soccer, at Bill.Mueller@SOCAspot.org.

COVID Precautions

Feature summary of the COVID-19 mitigation measures 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. Spectators will be strictly limited to one person per player.
  • 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: Players and Referees are required to wear masks to/from the playing area.  Masks are not required when playing/refereeing.   Coaches and spectators will wear masks at all times in the building.
  • 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 will be opened and fans in use to allow for constant air flow through the facility, while in use.
  • Time Between Activities: Scheduling has been adjusted to minimize contact between entering and exiting groups. No one is permitted in the building until 10 minutes prior to their event, and all persons must exit the building within five minutes of completion of their event.  Extra time has been allotted between game/events.
  • Indoor Temperature: There are four large heaters which will moderate the temperature as needed.  Participants should expect the indoor temperature to be cool, due to the ventilating.
  • Hand Sanitation: SOCA will provide hand sanitizer stations at all entry points to the field and mezzanine. Players and coaches are required to sanitize prior to participation.
  • Personal Stations: Marks will indicate personal stations for each player, at safe distance from others.  No sharing of water permitted.
  • Shared Equipment: No training vests/pinnies will be shared.

Please see the SOCA Field House Protocols for more information.

For general info, please reference the SOCA COVID policy