Development Center

VYS Development Center

Is your player interested in playing in the Travel Program one day?

Does he/she want to "try Travel" first before attending Travel Tryouts?

If "yes" to any of the above questions, then the VYS Development Center is the right place for your player.

The VYS Development Center is recommended for all house (rec) players U6 - U9 who are interested in transitioning to the Travel program.  

The Development Center model puts players’ development first with the focus and attention on the finer detail. Development Center values individual development, teaching the game and player performance more than winning. Each session will test and push the players technically, socially, physically, and cognitively.

Weekly training sessions are provided for U6-U9 age groups. U8-U9 players will also participate in 4 games near the end of the program against other club teams and among each other.

vys development centerObjectives

  • Identify: Those with great character, talent and love of the game 
  • Develop: Team players, skills, heath, physical fitness and life skills
  • Allow and Encourage: Imagination and creativity
  • Maximize: Time
  • Promote: Teaching, Role Models and Parent Support

Player Traits

  • Physical: Balance, strength, speed, agility, coordination, reaction, jumping, running
  • Technique: Introduction to skills, repetitions, attitude to attack
  • Psychology: Sharing, fair play, emotional management
  • Social: Ability to interact with others
  • Tactics:  Where is the field and goal oriented actions

 

2018 Spring Program Schedule

2011 - 2012 Boys and Girls Program 

  • Warm-up: Fun games used to develop social skills and team work, ball work, movement related to the session theme
  • Physical Development: Fun games to develop balance, strength, speed, agility, coordination, reaction, jumping, running
  • Technical Development: Repetition of technique, multiple decisions, left and right foot
  • Small Sided Games: Repetition of technique, allow for imagination and creativity
  • Match: FUN, Encourage imagination and creativity

Location: TBD
Player Coach Ratio: 12:1
# of weeks: 8
Cost: $120
Click Here to Register

Day Dates Time
Fridays April 6 - June 1 5:00pm - 6:00pm (No class May 25)

 


2009 - 2010 Girls Program

Trainings on Fridays. Games on Saturdays. Games will not conflict with House games.

Training Format

  • Warm-up: Fun games used to develop social skills and team work, ball work, movement related to the session theme
  • Physical Development: Fun games to develop balance, strength, speed, agility, coordination, reaction, jumping, running
  • Technical Development: Repetition of technique, multiple decisions, left and right foot
  • Small Sided Games: Repetition of technique, allow for imagination and creativity
  • Match: FUN, Encourage imagination and creativity

Game Format

  • Academy games: Academy games are designed to maximize
    • Games are COMPETITIVE – No scores or league tables are kept
    • Every player plays a minimum of 50% (mandatory).
    • Every game will have a theme that relates to the curriculum and what the players have been working on in training.
    • Teams will be formed differently each week based on player performance and development. 
  • Club vs. Club:
    • Games are COMPETITIVE – No scores or league tables are kept
    • Every player plays a minimum of 50% (mandatory).

Location: TBD
Player Coach Ratio: 12:1
# of weeks: 8
Cost: $180
Click Here to Register

Day Dates Time
Fridays

April 6 - June 1

6:00pm - 7:00pm (No class May 25)
Saturdays

April 21, April 28, May 12, May 19

5:00pm - 6:00pm

 


2009 - 2010 Boys Program

Trainings on Fridays. Games on Saturdays. Games will not conflict with House games.

Training Format

  • Warm-up: Fun games used to develop social skills and team work, ball work, movement related to the session theme
  • Physical Development: Fun games to develop balance, strength, speed, agility, coordination, reaction, jumping, running
  • Technical Development: Repetition of technique, multiple decisions, left and right foot
  • Small Sided Games: Repetition of technique, allow for imagination and creativity
  • Match: FUN, Encourage imagination and creativity

Game Format

  • Academy games: Academy games are designed to maximize
    • Games are COMPETITIVE – No scores or league tables are kept
    • Every player plays a minimum of 50% (mandatory).
    • Every game will have a theme that relates to the curriculum and what the players have been working on in training.
    • Teams will be formed differently each week based on player performance and development. 
  • Club vs. Club:
    • Games are COMPETITIVE – No scores or league tables are kept
    • Every player plays a minimum of 50% (mandatory).

Location: TBD
Player Coach Ratio: 12:1
# of weeks: 8
Cost: $180
Click Here to Register

Day Dates Time
Fridays

April 6 - June 1

7:00pm - 8:00pm (No class May 25)
Saturdays

April 21, April 28, May 12, May 19

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Who Do I Contact About Registration?

Who Do I Contact About Registration?

Questions about your player's registration? Contact the VYS Registrar, registrar@vys.org.

Check Out Other VYS Programs

2018 Spring House Soccer

The 2018 Spring House Soccer is open for registration!  Register early and avoid the waitlist!

2018 Summer Super Y League

Super Y Tryouts registration is open!  Get more details and register today!

VYS Spring Travel Tryouts

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about the VYS Development Center, please contact Director of House Programs, Steve Lehany, slehany@vys.org.

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