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SOCA U17 Boys Elite Seek State Title

The SOCA U17 Boys Elite team will be in Fredericksburg this weekend looking to take care of unfinished business.  Last year, the squad advanced all the way to the state championship game.  After finishing the game tied with Arlington SC the match advanced to overtime and eventually penalty kicks, where the team came up on… Read more »

SOCA Sponsorship Team Grows With Club

Each year the operating budget for SOCA continues to grow as the club brings quality soccer to more players, and the demands and expectations on the organization increase.  With the merger of the Augusta and Charlottesville regions under SOCA, the 2015 annual budget has reached $2.45 million. An important source of income, and a means… Read more »

Women SOCA Alumni Making Impact in the College Soccer Ranks

2014 saw another great class of talented players graduate out of the SOCA Elite travel program, including many players who decided to continue their soccer careers at the collegiate level.  Spanning different programs across the eastern seaboard and at every different level of intercollegiate play, the players continue to represent the SOCA community well. Leading… Read more »

Class of ’14 SOCA Grads Finding College Soccer Success

Six members of the boys 2014 Elite travel program graduating class are presently pursuing their college soccer dreams on playing fields from Maine to North Carolina.  The 21013/2014 U18 squad was a talented group who won the VYSA State Cup at the U16 age group and maintained a close-knit team environment as the roster composition… Read more »

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 »