Category  I  News

SOCA Hires New Director of Coaching and ECNL Regional League Coordinator ­   August 19th, 2022 SOCA Hires New Director of Coaching and ECNL Regional League Coordinator ­ Gregory Vickrey joins SOCA as DOC for the ECNL Regional League.   The Soccer Organization of the Charlottesville Area has hired Gregory Vickrey as the club’s Director of Coaching in charge of ECNL Regional League travel teams.  Gregory […]

SOCA Hires New Female Coach & Player Advocate

Full Press Release May 7th, 2022 SOCA Hires New Female Coach & Player Advocate ­ Marcelle Van Yahres takes on new role for the Soccer Organization of the Charlottesville Area. Marcelle Van Yahres has joined the Virginia Soccer Alliance in a newly created position as Female Coach and Player Advocate.  In her new role Marcelle […]

Skyline Club Soccer League Joins the VPSL to form Western Division

Full Press Release   CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 26, 2022) – The Virginia Premier Soccer League (VPSL) is welcoming the Skyline Club Soccer League as its new Western Division beginning in Fall 2022. The VPSL expansion bolsters the league’s geographical and competitive influence, as the Skyline Club Soccer League is an established presence in west central […]

SOCA Announces New Uniform, Apparel, and Equipment Partnership with Capelli Sport

SOCA Press Release                     March 31st, 2022 SOCA x Capelli Sport ­ Capelli Sport Becomes Official Uniform, Apparel and Equipment provider for the Soccer Organization of the Charlottesville Area (SOCA). Today Capelli Sport announced a multi-year partnership with the Virginia Soccer Alliance and will become the […]

SOCA Apprentice and Skyline Elite Teams Advance to State Cup Quarterfinals

SOCA’s U12 Apprentice teams cruised to second round State Cup wins on Saturday, May 1, at South Fork Soccer Park.  The home sides were not gracious hosts, as they posted big wins against their guests.  The U12 Girls Apprentice started off with a 5-0 win over NVSC and the U12 Boys Apprentice squad followed with […]

Frostbite Tournament Inaugurates SOCA Field House

The 2020 Frostbite Tournament took place on the December 5 & 6 weekend and will be memorable for a few reasons.  Following a season ravaged by COVID restrictions, the usual celebratory season-ending tournament for all SOCA Recreational ages was reduced to a U10 competition, only.  A bright spot for the venerable event was that it […]

Field House Nearing Completion

The SOCA Field House, located in the Belvedere neighborhood, is nearing completion with occupancy expected before the end of October.  The state-of-the-art turf is being installed, and is one of the last remaining major components of the club changing project.  Over the next few weeks much of the finish work will be completed, with locker […]

Field House Skeleton Rising!

With careful planning, expert management and skillful labor, progress on the SOCA Field House project continues on pace.  The massive steel frame has risen from the ground, with the long span roof beams scheduled to be added next week.  The giant steel frame belies the delicacy of the erection process, requiring a squad of agile […]

Field House Steel Framing Begun

Installation has begun on the steel framing at the SOCA Belvedere Field House.  First, the light gauge steel posts and structure are being installed to create the locker rooms, meeting rooms, fitness room and trainer’s room on the field level.  The ceiling of the field level rooms will also be the floor of the main […]

Field House Construction Continues Progress

Construction continues on the SOCA Field House at Belvedere.  Despite frequent April showers, the project remains largely on schedule.  Concrete perimeter walls are nearing completion, with internal masonry divider walls also in progress.  Ground floor plumbing has been started, which will service the bathrooms and locker rooms used by athletes and visitors. The huge steel […]