SOCA Committed to Coach and Referee Development

Soccer is often referred to as “a player’s game”, and certainly players are central to SOCA’s mission.  Player development is the essential activity of the club.  However, players do not develop in a vacuum, and appropriate quality matches do not happen spontaneously.  To successfully operate the variety and complexity of programs that SOCA offers, the… Read more »

Belvedere Indoor Project Clears Hurdle, Steadily Advancing

SOCA’s indoor Belvedere soccer facility project has cleared another important hurdle with the recent acquisition of site plan amendment approvals from Albemarle County planning authorities.  The site plan refinement effort was initially expected to be much shorter, but the process expanded to nearly a year to resolve regulatory requirements. With the critical milestone reached, the… Read more »

Augusta FC and SOCA Announce Club Merger

The Board of Directors of Augusta FC (Augusta Futbol Club) and SOCA (Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle) are pleased to jointly announce the merger of the two neighboring soccer clubs into a single entity serving both communities.  The merger of the two clubs will take place this spring with operations fully merged during the summer months…. Read more »

SOCA Coach Erick Altamiranda Earns State Coaching Recognition

At the recent Virginia Youth Soccer Association Convention, SOCA’s own Erick Altamiranda was honored as the 2013 Girls Competitive Coach of the Year for his great work in SOCA’s travel program. Erick Altamiranda has coached at almost every level within the SOCA player development model; including Recreational, Challenge, and now Travel teams. He has experienced… Read more »

SOCA Alumni Making Waves in the College Ranks

A number of SOCA alumni are contributing heavily to Division 1 College soccer programs this season. Follow the links below to read about some of their early season accolades. Congratulations to these players and all of our alumni playing at the next level of soccer. Ben Coffey gets winning assist in W&M victory over #1… Read more »

SOCA Field House Project Campaign Underway

After a long gestation period the SOCA Field House capital campaign has begun, and excitement around the club is palpable.  Centrally located in the award-winning Belvedere neighborhood, just off Rio Road, this club changing project will become the home base for SOCA players and families. Response to the initial fundraising presentations has been enthusiastic, with… Read more »

SOCA Adult League Shows Impressive Growth

To simply say that soccer in America is growing is an understatement. More fans turned on the TV to watch World Cup 2014 matches on ESPN and Univision, with millions more turning out in parks and restaurants around the country, than ever before. Fans tune in to watch the English Premier League airing on NBCS… Read more »

SOCA Teams Succeed at Disney

Three of SOCA’s Elite teams spent a portion of the holiday season competing in the renowned Disney Showcase tournament in Orlando, Florida, where each achieved notable success. The nationally famous event attracts top teams from around the country and from around the globe. This ultimate youth soccer showcase is fiercely selective, with most teams considering… Read more »