Summer Camps

Summer Camps

The VYS Summer Camp Program is an opportunity for novice and advanced players to develop their technical ability and understanding of the game during the off-season. All VYS camps will emphasize the importance of sportsmanship. The Program will enable players to practice drills and develop skills in a stress-free and fun-filled environment.

VYS Summer Camps are open to all players, VYS members and non-VYS members of all skills and abilities. Half-day and Full-day options are available as well as an evening Goalkeeper camp. VYS also offers a Travel Summer Camp for travel players U9-U15 preparing for the Fall season.

2018 Summer Camp Schedule

Summer Camp - Early Signup - Refund Policy 2018
VYS understands and acknowledges that camp sign-up decisions can be partially made based on the location of the camp.  As VYS is not able to communicate camp field locations until late spring 2018, the following refund policy will be in effect:

Refunds will be permitted for fourteen (14) days following the release of camp field locations.  Camp field locations will be released to all registrants via the email address used to register for camp. In order to request a refund, you must send an email to Registrar@vys.org no later than fourteen (14) days following the camp location email announcement. The last date to request a refund will be included in the field location announcement. If a request is not received within the fourteen (14) day period, all camp tuition and fees are non-refundable.


U5-U14 Half-Day House (Recreational) Summer Camp (ages 4 to 13)

VYS Half-Day Summer Camp will be available to players in the U5-U14 age groups. The camp will provide players the opportunity to work on all aspects of their game while having fun. The players will be led through specific drills working on improving their foot skills and becoming more confident with the ball. For the 9am-12pm portion of our camp the players will work with professional soccer coaches taking them through a warm-up, specific drills and fun scrimmages.  

Each day will have a theme, (ex. Monday – USA – Dribbling and Turning – Clint Dempsey). There will also be a “Move of the day”, (ex. Step-over).     

The curriculum will focus on these key areas: Technical, Tactical and Physical and Psychological. Each week will focus on these key principles: Dribbling, Passing, Defending and Shooting.

Daily Skills Focus

  • Monday – Dribbling and Turning
  • Tuesday – Passing and Receiving
  • Wednesday – Defending
  • Thursday – Combination Play
  • Friday – Shooting/Finishing   

Camp Details

Available Sessions:

  • Week 1: 06/25/18 - 06/29/18
  • Week 2: 07/16/18 - 07/20/18
  • Week 3: 07/23/18 - 07/27/18
  • Week 4: 07/30/18 - 08/03/18

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Cost: $170.00

Player to Coach Ratio: 16:1 + Assistant Coach

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U7-U14 Full-Day House (Recreational) Summer Camp (ages 6 to 13)

VYS Full-Day Summer Camp will be available to players U8-U14 (ages 7-13 years old). The morning portion (9:00-11:45am) will focus on improving technique; first touch, close control, turning and passing. Professional coaches will focus on helping players understand how to play as a team and improve their decision-making when they have multiple options.

Players will have the opportunity to improve all aspects of their game: Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological. Each week will focus on these key principles: Dribbling, Passing, Defending and Shooting.

Daily Skills Focus

  • Monday – Dribbling and Turning
  • Tuesday – Passing and Receiving
  • Wednesday – Defending
  • Thursday – Combination play
  • Friday – Shooting/Finishing   

During the afternoon portion (12:00-3:00pm) players will explore and experience multiple sports such as Kick-ball, Soccer Tennis, Soccer Golf and Cricket. As well as learning new sports, the players will have the opportunity to focus on the technical side of the game and receive feedback from coaches all within a safe and fun learning environment.

Camp Details

Available Sessions:

  • Week 1: 06/25/18 - 06/29/18
  • Week 2: 07/16/18 - 07/20/18
  • Week 3: 07/23/18 - 07/27/18
  • Week 4: 07/30/18 - 08/03/18

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Cost: $270.00

Player to Coach Ratio: 16:1 (+1 Assistant Coach)

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U9 -U19 Goalkeeper Evening Camp (ages 8 to 18)

VYS Goalkeeper Camp will provide our players the opportunity to work specifically on the goalkeeping position, under the close guidance of a professional Goalkeeper Coach. Players will gain valuable experience with handling the pressure of the position and learning the importance of becoming vocal on the field, instructing their teammates during games.

Coach will focus on improving these key principles: Agility, Instruct and Conduct Play, Technical with Feet and Hands, Speed, Power and Decision-Making.  

GK Coach will follow a curriculum that focuses on a number of specific skills that will help the players improve their knowledge and understanding of the position.

  • Monday – Footwork with and without the ball
  • Tuesday – Positioning and Handling
  • Wednesday – Distribution
  • Thursday – Dealing with high balls/crosses

Camp Details

Available Sessions:

  • Week 1: 07/16/18 - 07/20/18
  • Week 2: 07/23/18 - 07/27/18

Time: 

  • 5:00 - 6:00pm (U9-U12)
  • 6:00 - 7:00pm (U13-U19)

Cost: $150.00

Player to Coach: Ratio: 12:1

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Contact Us

P.O. Box 993, Vienna, VA 22183  |  Phone: 703-242-3828 | Questions@vys.org

Mission Statement

To build character, confidence, and a lifelong love of soccer by providing a continuum of competitive, high-quality and positive soccer experiences for all players in the Vienna community. #ALifetimeOfSoccer