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Construction Begun at Belvedere Field House

Construction is underway at the SOCA Belvedere Field House, as earth moving equipment made the first bites into the project on Monday morning, November 25.  Excavation and earth work will take about six weeks to complete, weather permitting. The expected timeline to completion for the entire project is nine months, with an autumn 2020 opening… Read more »

SOCA Breaks Ground on Belvedere Field House

After more than a decade of continual effort, SOCA officials and a supporting team of project participants reveled in the ceremonial ground breaking yesterday for the Belvedere Field House project.  Located adjacent to the Village Green in the heart of the Belvedere community, SOCA’s indoor facility promises to bring increased vitality to the unique neighborhood…. Read more »

Thank You, Coaches!

Every season SOCA delivers quality soccer programming to thousands of eager players, from five year old Hot Shot beginners, to Olympic hopeful high school seniors.  This fall season more than 4,200 players took the field across all programs in both the Augusta and Charlottesville region, and each of those players is expecting to receive instruction… Read more »

SOCA Thanks Supporting Sponsors

SOCA is continually supported by a faithful cadre of local businesses through sponsorship programs.  SOCA is ever grateful for the many local business who support the club and its players by sponsoring programs and teams in both the Charlottesville and Augusta regions.   Over the years SOCA has nurtured valuable relationships with a wide range of… Read more »

Greg Paynter Added to SOCA Staff

SOCA recently announced the addition of Greg Paynter to the staff as the new Director of Goalkeeping and Premier Program Coordinator in Charlottesville. Greg has been working with SOCA in an adjunct capacity for two years and the club is pleased to welcome him to a full time staff position.  Prior to moving to Charlottesville,… Read more »

Chris Stapler Announced as Augusta Region DOC

SOCA recently announced the hiring of Chris Stapler as the new Director of Coaching for the Augusta Region. Chris has an extensive soccer and coaching background having served as a head coach for many years within the Richmond Strikers Elite Travel Program.  Chris’s passion for the game will be contagious throughout the club and he… Read more »

SOCA Elite Teams Storming CCL

SOCA’s high school aged Elite teams have completed their 2018/2019 league play and have racked up success in all divisions, currently placing SOCA at the top of the club-wide table going into the spring season. All eight of the SOCA U16-U19 boys and girls squads finished in the top four of their respective division.  Leading… Read more »

Seven SOCA Players Named to Regional Pools

Seven SOCA Elite players are named to the ODP East Region pool of players.  The honor of selection to the regional pool allows players to participate in inter-regional matches under the scrutiny of top federation and college coaches. SOCA has become a regular contributor to the regional squads as a result of the quality environment… Read more »

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 »