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Upcoming Challenge Program Dates - Fall 2020

SVU Challenge Program - Important Dates

  • Tue/Wed, Aug 25/26 - Challenge Classroom Sessions
  • Tue/Wed, Sep 8/9 - Challenge On Field Training
  • Sat, Sep 12 - Challenge Matches - First Match - Day 1
  • Sat, Oct 31  - Challenge Matches - Final Match - Day 8
 Contact the SVU Support Team with Questions:  [email protected]

Challenge Program Summary

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 Matches

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

Challenge Coaching Model

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

Challenge - u7-u10 Age Groups

SVU Challenge Program - U7/U8 and U9/U10 Age Groups 
The Challenge program is designed for players who are Advanced and/or have potential future interest in Travel Soccer. Challenge is more structured and instructional than the regular recreation program. 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 travel soccer.  Players/teams will have 1 training and 1 match each week.  All training and match sessions are run by SVU Staff with the assistance of volunteer/ parent coaches.

Registration is limited to 112 Players, 10 Head Coaches

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 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


2020-21 Challenge Fees

  • 10-Week Team Program (Team Training & Matches) - $145 
  • SAVE $10 with Early Registration Discount!
  • Uniform - $60

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 Practice
  • First Match Day at Smithland Fields
  • By Appointment at the SVU Office, Horizons Edge Sports Campus 
SVU Appreciation Day at Dick's Coupon 20% OFF

Ongoing Savings at Dick's Sporting Good

Challenge Coach Applicants

  • Register to Coach by selecting your preferred Volunteer Role in your SVU account.
  • Complete the Challenge Coaching Application to tell us more about your Soccer Background.
  • Complete the required Trusted Employee background check.
  • Complete the required volunteer SAPT training.

We very much look forward to your involvement!


Shenandoah Valley United (SVU Soccer)
325 Cornerstone Lane, Horizons Edge Sports Campus
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802

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

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