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Shenandoah Valley United

Shenandoah Valley United

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Upcoming Challenge Program Dates - Fall 2020

SVU Challenge Advanced Development Program - Important Dates

  • Tue/Wed, Aug 25/26 - Challenge Classroom Sessions (cancelled fall 2020)
  • Wed/Fri, Sep 9/11 - Challenge On Field Training
  • Sat, Sep 19 - Challenge Matches - First Match
  • Sat, Oct 31  - Challenge Matches - Final Match
 Contact the SVU Support Team with Questions: [email protected]

Challenge (Advanced Development Program)

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 Commitment

  •  Fall Season: September-November
  • Winter Season: January-February 
  • Spring Season: March-May

Challenge Matches

  • Match Formats: 4v4/5v5 (w/ Gk), 7v7 (w/ Gk)
  • Age Groups: Coed U7/U8, Boys U9/U10, Girls U9/U10
  • 6 Matches per season
  • Optional Recreation-level Tournament

Challenge Coaching Model

  • Paid Licensed Lead Coach
  • Volunteer/ Parent Assistant Coaches
  • Volunteer/ Parent Team Managers
  • SVU Staff Support

Challenge - u7-u10 Age Groups

SVU Challenge Program - U7/U8 and U9/U10 Age Groups 

Challenge: Advanced Development Program’s (CADP) primary objective is to provide U7-U10 players a competitive and fun learning environment that encourages individual development, creativity, and understanding of the game. This program is Shenandoah Valley United’s bridge between recreation and travel soccer. Through this program, our players will compete against other teams with similar motivation to improve their game.

Who is the CADP for? If your child spends extra time outside of scheduled practice time working on their skills, excels in their current program, or is interested in playing travel soccer in the future, CADP is perfect for them. Additionally, if you as a parent are looking for quality coaching and an environment that challenges your player in new ways, CADP is the best program for your family.

With no tryouts, parents/players are free to determine whether Challenge is right for them based on player athleticism, soccer experience, and potential interest in further soccer development.  Players/teams will have 2 trainings each week, and a minimum of 6 matches per season. All training and match sessions are run by an SVU Staff Coach with the assistance of volunteer/parent coaches.

Registration is limited to 80 Players, 4 Head Coaches, 4 Assistant Coaches, 4 Field Assistants.

2016-2020 UNIFORMS

Challenge (U7-U10)

Match Day Uniform (White Jersey for Home Team / Blue Jersey for Away Team)

NEW for Challenge in 2020-21

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

NEW for the Match Environment
- Consistent Team Rosters 
- Referees for Matches
- Inter-Club Matches 
- CCL Club-to-Club ScrimmageFest

Plus Same Great Coaching Structure
- Coordinated by Licensed Coach
- Dedicated Volunteer Coach per Team
- 10-Week Program
- Pre-Season Classroom Sessions
- In-Season Coaching Education
- Curriculum-Based Training Objectives
- Curriculum-Based Match Objectives


2020-21 Challenge (Advanced Development Program) Fees

  • 10-Week Team Program (Team Training & Matches) - $145 
  • Uniform - $60

 2021-22 Challenge (Advanced Development Program) Fees

  • 10-Week Team Program (Team Training, Matches, Tournament, Uniform) - $265

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?

Already have an account?

If you have further questions, email SVU Support Staff at [email protected].

Uniform Pick-Up

Uniforms can be picked up at the following times:

  • SVU Appreciation Day at Dick's Sporting Goods
  • First Day of Training
  • By Appointment at the SVU Office, Horizons Edge Sports Campus 
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Ongoing Savings at Dick's Sporting Good


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

Phone: 540-343-3343
Email: [email protected]

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