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How to Register

The following information will provide you with step-by-step guidelines for creating an account on our website and for registering for a program.

Click the links below to view the guides.

New to SVU? 
Create an Account

Already have an account?
How to Register

If you have further questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected] 
Call the SVU support team at:
540.214.2575 (Direct SVU Line)
540.340.3343 (Horizons Edge).

Recreation Sponsor


        

SVU Recreation Program

The SVU Recreation programs are offered in the Fall and Spring and provides the opportunity for boys and girls to develop basic soccer skills and teamwork in a stress-free and fun environment.  SVU is a long-time advocate of small-sided games, which promote player development across all age groups.

The Recreation program season consists of one (1) 60-minute practice session during the week and one (1) game on Saturday over eight (8) weeks each in both the Fall and the Spring.  Practices are held in the city and each of the high school district areas of the county.  Players have the choice to be on a team in any high school district as it does not need to be the same area of residence.  All games are played at Smithland Soccer Complex in Harrisonburg.

The Recreation program is coordinated by SVU staff, but relies heavily on volunteers to keep costs down for all.  Volunteers are needed to oversee age divisions and prepare schedules (Age Group Coordinators), coach (head and asst), team manager and other game day roles (Age Group Coordinator, Equipment Manager, Soccer Fest committee, etc). As you register your child, please consider a role that would be right for you.

Fall Recreation
Registration opens early June and remains open until mid-August.  Practices start late August and games start after Labor Day and continue every Saturday up until the Saturday of Daylight Savings Time ending. 

Spring Recreation
Registration for Spring season opens at the end of the Fall season and remains open until mid-March.  Practices begin late March and games start early to mid-April with Easter weekend off.  Game continue up until late May with Memorial Day weekend off and the season ends the first weekend of June with Soccer Fest.

Recreation League

SVU Recreation provides the opportunity for boys and girls to develop basic soccer skills and teamwork in a stress-free and fun environment. This begins with the youngest players. Our creative curriculum emphasizes Soccer Skills, as well as Life Skills which go beyond the game. SVU fully embraces the value of small-sided match formats which promote player development in the younger age groups. These formats provide for developmentally appropriate progressions for skill development and tactical concepts. We support US Youth Soccer recommendations for small-sided play. Our coaches and staff are motivated by a desire to see kids experience the game of soccer and enjoy the rewards of participation.

All teams will have one (1) 60-minute practice per week and one match per week. 
Registration fees differ between age groups, but
all players purchase the same uniform each year at an additional $20.

  


 
Division


Match Format


Roster Size


Soccer Ball size


Registration Fees*

U5/U6 
Pre-School & Kindergarten


4 v 4

6-8
Players


3


$65
U7/U8 
First & Second Grade

5 v 5
8-10
Players

3

$65
U9/U10 
Third & Fourth Grade

7 v 7 

11-12 Players

4

$80
U11/U12 
Fifth and Sixth Grade

7v7

11-12  Players

4

$80
U13/U14
Seventh-Eighth Grade

9 v 9

14- 15 Players

5

$80
U15 through U19 
High School 

7v7/9 v 9

14- 15 Players

5
 
$80



U15-U18 Division (high school) will be offered in Spring 2021. If division does not get enough interest, refunds will be processed within two weeks of recreation registration closing.


Match Formats & Rules
May vary depending on player enrollment, though the following are standard play formats per age division.

Fall 2021 Recreation Program Dates


Event Date Notes
Registration Opens May 28 2021
Early Bird Registration Discount Ends
July 9th

Coach Education
Monday,
May 10, 2021

Vincent C. VA Coerver Director will join us in a field and classroom session hosted by Club Director Shawn Parker.

Registration Close

Aug. 23 2021

All volunteer coaches will receive discount on player registration fee. 
Teams Rosters / Practice Schedule
August 25 2021
Teams will be formed and coaches volunteered. Open roster spots will be based on maximum roster sizes.
Practice Starts** TBD One session per week for 60 minutes. **

Game Schedules

August 30 2021
Rainout of up to two games will not be rescheduled; rainout of more than 2 games will be attempted to be rescheduled on weekdays.
Opening Game Day September 4 2021 Games to continue each Saturday.
Last Regular Game October 23 2021
Soccer Fest



** Keep in mind that due to City and County facilities' closures due to COVID, practices may all have to start at Horizon's Edge. Once we have approval of the City/County for the different facilities, we will return any teams to their preferred practice location. **

Contact the SVU Support Team with Questions @ [email protected]

COVID-19 REFUND GUARANTEE

Recreational Soccer Refund Policy for COVID-19

With all the uncertainties with COVID-19, we want to let you know that we completely understand. That is why we want to assure you that if the government mandates any closure to the upcoming season, we will provide a full refund if the season has not begun. If the season does begin and it is cancelled, we will provide a prorated refund based on the date of closure.


*Please note the $3.00 transaction fee cannot be refunded. This is due to it being a SportsConnect fee, not an SVU fee. 

Practice Locations

To keep costs down, we rely on municipalities to provide fields.  As we get closer, we will  need to abide by any Covid guidelines that may be imposed.  If a municipality decides to close their fields, than an alternate location will be identified as close to the planned location as possible.

Harrisonburg District 
Horizons Edge 
325 Conerstone Lane 
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Broadway District
TBD

Turner Ashby District
Oakdale Park 
134 Mt Crawford Ave, Bridgewater, VA 22812

Spotswood / East Rock District
Rockingham Park
1 Rockingham Park Way
Penn Laird, VA 22846

How to Register

The following information will provide you with step-by-step guidelines for creating an account on our website and for registering for a program.

Click the links below to view the guides.

New to SVU? 
Create an Account

Already have an account?
How to Register

If you have further questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected] 
Call the SVU support team at:
540.214.2575 (Direct SVU Line)
540.340.3343 (Horizons Edge).

What Your Child Will Need

  • Shin Guards
  • Soccer Ball (appropriate size)
  • Water Bottle
  • Outdoor Grass or Turf Sessions - Cleats
  • Indoor Court Sessions - Indoor Soccer Shoes or Sneakers 
  • Match Day Uniform, purchased through SVU

Contact

Shenandoah Valley United (SVU Soccer)
325 Cornerstone Lane 
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802

Phone: 540-214-2575
Email: [email protected]

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