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Mission: To foster participation in, knowledge of, and passion for the game of soccer

SVU Soccer: Builds Communities, Develops Leaders, Inspires Dreams.


        


SVU RECREATION (U9-U18)

  • Mission: Our mission is to be the leading introductory soccer provider in the Shenandoah Valley, whose programs leave a lasting positive impact on the youth and communities we serve.

  • Method: We offer a high-energy soccer program with quality instruction wrapped in fun. Our creative curriculum emphasizes soccer skills as well as character development, which transcends the game itself.

  • Motivation: Our motivation is to impact children in both soccer education and character development with application to all areas of children's lives. We are motivated by a desire to see kids experience the game of soccer and to enjoy the rewards that participation in the game offers.

The SVU Soccer Recreation program provides the opportunity for boys and girls to develop basic soccer skills and teamwork in a stress-free and fun environment. It is divided into two subprograms: Recreation 1 (u9 and u10 - generally 3rd/4th Grade) and Recreation  2 (u9 thru u18 - generally 5th-12th grade). Teams are typically organized by age, gender and grade and by town (Harrisonburg City, Bridgewater, Broadway, Elkton, etc.).  SVU Soccer is dedicated to partnering with local government and communities to provide programs, facilities, resources and expertise to make soccer fun, safe and accessible to all players regardless of gender, social and economic background, or playing ability between the ages 3 to 18 years.

REC: U9-U10

Recreation 1:
3rd and 4th Grade
Playing Formats:
Match play 7v7
Roster Size Approx. 12
1 Practice/1 Game per week
$80 (additional $35 for uniform)



REC: U12-High School

Recreation 2:
5th grade through 12th grade
Playing Formats:
Match play 9v9
Roster Size Approx. 14
1 Practice/1 Game per week
$80 (additional $35 for uniform)

 

SVU Soccer is a long-time advocate of small-sided games, which promote player development in the younger age groups; these formats help pave for a smooth transition and a developmentally appropriate progression for skill development and tactical concepts. Recently US Youth Soccer issued a new set of recommendations for small-sided games, and the SVU Soccer recreational program is currently compatible with most of these recommendations, as some modifications were identified and implemented that best suit the needs of SVU Soccer and its players.

2018-19 Recreation: Age Groups
The Recreation program would like to offer every individual age division each season. However, we typically do not have enough participants registered to create every individual age groups. In the case that we are not able to offer individual age groups, we will combine appropriate age groups. There may be an overlap for the September birth-month. It will be up to the parent discretion to determine what age group will be best for their child.
Age Groups
Coed/All-Girls (DOB Range)

Grades
Max DOB RangeMin. DOB Range
U909/01/200909/30/2010Rising 3rd Graders
U1009/01/200809/30/2009Rising 4th Graders
U1109/01/200709/30/2008Rising 5th Graders
U1209/01/200609/30/2007Rising 6th Graders
U1309/01/200509/30/2006Rising 7th Graders
U1409/01/200409/30/2005Rising 8th Graders
U1509/01/200309/30/2004Rising 9th Graders
U1609/01/200209/30/2003Rising 10th Graders
U1709/01/200109/30/2002Rising 11th Graders
U1809/01/200009/30/2001Rising 12th Graders


Teams are typically organized by age, gender and grade and by town (Harrisonburg City, Bridgewater, Broadway, Elkton, etc.).*Note: U15-U18 are combined into a "High School" age division.


SVU Soccer is dedicated to partnering with local government and communities to provide programs, facilities, resources and expertise to make soccer fun, safe and accessible to all players regardless of gender, social and economic background, or playing ability between the ages 3 to 18 years.

Rec Registration

Fall Rec Registration CLOSED Sep 3, 2018!

Spring Rec Registration will OPEN Jan 7, 2019 Early Reg Discount!

Rec 2016-2020 UNIFORMS

Rec Training Locations

Geographic Locations and Training Options

Special Note: These locations are for practice only. ALL GAMES PLAYED AT SMITHLAND SOCCER COMPLEX.

Central Region (Smithland Soccer Complex/City Schools)
1542 Smithland Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Serving youth soccer players and parents throughout the City of Harrisonburg. Please note: You do not have to 
live within the Harrisonburg City School limits to choose the Central Recreation Program.

North Region (John C Myers)
290 Raider Rd, Broadway, VA 22815
Serving youth soccer players and parents throughout the North of Rockingham. Please note: You do not have to live within the Broadway School limits to choose the North Recreation Program.
*Practice Only: All Games at Smithland Soccer Complex*

South Region (TBD)
Address TBD
Serving youth soccer players and parents throughout the South of Rockingham. Please note: You do not have to live within the Turner Ashby School limits to choose the South Recreation Program. 
*Practice Only: All Games at Smithland Soccer Complex*

East Region (Montevideo Middle School
7648 McGaheysville Rd, Penn Laird, VA 22846
Serving youth soccer players and parents throughout the East of Rockingham. Please note: You do not have to live within the Spotswood/East Rock School limits to choose the East Recreation Program. 
*Practice Only: All Games at Smithland Soccer Complex*

Contact Us

SVU Soccer

54 East Market Street 
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 540-383-6341
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