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acac Makes $100,000 Contribution to SOCA Field House

  acac Fitness & Wellness Centers recently made a $100,000 donation to the Soccer Organization of the Charlottesville Area (SOCA). The gift supports SOCA’s plans to build a new Field House in the Belvedere neighborhood just north of Charlottesville. The Field House will serve as SOCA’s home and include a state-of-the-art synthetic playing field, fitness… Read more »

U18 Elite Boys Finish Second in ERL

SOCA’s U18 Elite Boys continued their Eastern Regional League (ERL) success on Saturday, May 12 with a scintillating 1-0 semi-final win over defending national champion Baltimore Celtic.  For the SOCA squad it was repayment for getting knocked out of the 2017 Region 1 championship in the final match by the Maryland side. The win advanced… Read more »

SOCA Premier and Classic Teams Topping Skyline Divisions

Three SOCA-Charlottesville Premier teams and two Charlottesville Classic teams are sitting in the cat bird seat headed into the final stretch of the spring Skyline Club Soccer League season. In addition to the five first-place groups, the U13 Girls Charlottesville Premier team is only two point off the leader in their division, with the Augusta… Read more »

SOCA Sends 30 to State ODP Squads

A large collection of SOCA players have recently been named to the VYSA State ODP pool.  A total of 30 SOCA players made the selection to their age group’s State player pool, with eight boys and 22 girls making the cut. The tryout process continues with an additional round of evaluation for players on the… Read more »

Local Boys win National 3v3 Title

Six SOCA players were recently crowned 3v3 Live! National champions.  The local boys put together their team to compete in the nationwide tournament, which starts with state competition and progresses through regional and on to a final national event, which took place in Nashville, Tennessee over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Taylor Hogue (U19 Elite), Campbell… Read more »

Charlottesville Premier Boys Rock at Fall Classic

The fall season concluded in grand style for three of SOCA’s Charlottesville Premier boys teams with championship performances at the Capital Fall Classic on the November 11, 12 weekend in Richmond.  Over all age groups, U11-U19, the Charlottesville Premier boys posted an impressive 69% winning performance, with 15 wins and seven ties against only five… Read more »

SOCA U17 Boys Advance to Regional Semi, Girls Edged Out

The SOCA U17 Boys Elite have advanced to the USYS Region 1 semi-finals, where they will face Baltimore Bays of Maryland, today, Monday July 3, at 10:00 am.  The regional competition is being hosted by VYSA at the Virginia Soccer Training Center in Spotsylvania. The SOCA boys have cruised through their three group games posting… 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 Travel Teams Succeeding on All Fronts

SOCA Travel teams are enjoying success on all fronts this fall season with positive outcomes resulting from an intentional player development program.  SOCA is an overachieving small-market club, consistently outperforming organizations from much larger population bases.  SOCA’s success is derived from comprehensive developmental programming, quality coaching instruction, appropriate priorities at each level, talented players with… Read more »