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Spring 2020 - Challenge Program

SVU Challenge Teams Program

For U7/U8 and U9/U10 Boys & Girls ready for a Greater Challenge

Click for Spring 2020 Challenge Program Overview doc
Delayed Start Date due to COVID-19...1st Practice - Week of April 27

U7/U8 and 
U9/U10 Age Groups 
Registration Limited to 112 Players, 10 Head Coaches
Early Reg Discount thru Jan 30

New for Challenge - Spring 2020

NEW for the Training Environment
- Assigned Team Rosters for Training
Team Rosters of Balanced Level

NEW for the Match Environment
Consistent Team Rosters from Training to Matches
Referees for Matches
End of Season Play-Off Structure for Matches
CCL Club-to-Club ScrimmageFest opportunities

Plus Same Great Coaching Structure
All Activities under the Direct Supervision of Tom Mitch, SVU Grassroots/Recreation Coordinator
SVU Staff Leadership at All Training & Matches
Dedicated Volunteer Coach for each Team
10-Week Program
Pre-Season Classroom Sessions
Pre-Season Coaching Education
Curriculum-Based Training Objectives
Curriculum-Based Match Objectives

Is Challenge Right for Your Player?

  • Challenge is available to all U7u8 and U9U10 players who are Advanced and/or have potential future interest in Travel Soccer.
  • Challenge will be more Structured and more Instructional than the regular Recreation program. 
  • Parents and players are free to determine whether Challenge is right for them.  There are No Tryouts for Challenge. 
  • Should Challenge not be the right fit for a player, players can transition back into the regular Recreation program as desired.

Challenge Training Sessions

  • 10 Week Program
  • 1 Classroom Session
  • 1 Coach Education Field Session
  • 8 Weeks of Training & Matches
  • 1 Team Training Session per Week (1 hr in duration)
  • All Training Sessions at Smithland Fields Complex
  • Registration option for Tuesday or Wednesday Team Training
  • Optional Thursday Striker/Goalkeeper Training (6 Weeks)

Challenge Curriculum

  • Technical Development: Ball Mastery, Receiving, Passing, Striking the Ball, Shooting, Crossing & Finishing
  • Individual/Small-Group Tactics, Principles of Attacking & Defending
  • System Development, Positional/Functional Development, Phase-of-Play Training 

Challenge Match Dates

  • Match Formats: 4v4/5v5 (w/ Gk), 7v7 (w/ Gk)
  • Age Groups: Coed U7/U8, Boys U9/U10, Girls U9U10
  • 1 Match per Week (1 hr in duration)
  • Optional Recreation-Level Tournament

Challenge Coaching Model

  • Volunteer/Parent Coaches via Application/Registration Process
  • SVU Staff Support at ALL Trainings and Matches

Challenge Registration Fees (2019-20)

  • 10-Week Team Program (Team Training & Matches) - $145 (Early Reg Discount thru Jan 30)
  • Optional 6-Week Striker/Goalkeeper Clinic - $20
  • Optional End-of-Season Travel Tournament - $60

Challenge Coach Applicants

  • Please Register to Coach by selecting your preferred Volunteer Role in your SVU account.
  • Please ALSO Complete the Challenge Coaching Application to tell us more about your Soccer Background.
  • We very much look forward to your involvement!!!

Contact us

Shenandoah Valley United (SVU Soccer)

325 Cornerstone Lane, Horizons Edge Sports Campus
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 540-383-6341

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