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U11 – U18 Competitive Program

SVU Competitive teams represent the Harrisonburg and Rockingham communities within their league and at tournament and invitational events.  SVU Competitive teams are formed in the U11 through U19 age groups for both girls & boys. All our Competitive teams are part of the Virginia Premier Soccer League (VPSL) and will compete in the NPL -West Division. Click Here to learn more about our league.

SVU Competitive teams (u11-u19 teams) play in the Fall and Spring, with most accepted players having past soccer experience. It is our goal to offer teams at all age groups for both Boys and Girls.

Travel Annual Tryout Schedule
  • 2024-25 Team Tryouts

    TRYOUT FACTS:

    Players are expected to pre-register for Annual player placements via their online SVU account. Please contact [email protected] if you require registration assistance.

    SVU annual player placements are conducted each spring (April and May) for the following fall and spring Travel and Challenge seasons.

    SVU Annual player placements are open to any interested player of the appropriate age and gender. Performance, attendance and attitude from previous soccer seasons will be considered.

    Follow the link below for the Annual SVU player placement Schedule.  Please note that each age group has TWO player placement dates.   All players are strongly encouraged to attend both tryouts, if possible!  To be considered for placement on a team all candidates must attend at least one tryout. 

    Team Formation
    It will be our goal to form teams by Birth Year – Please only register/attend the tryout for the year in which you were born – unless otherwise directed by the SVU Technical Staff. Click Here to see which year team you are eligible for.

    “How to register” for tryouts:
    Create a SVU Account using the link on the top right corner of the website. Add your player profiles. You will see a list of available programs for each player. Click the appropriate tryout for which you are looking to register for. If there is none available, you may not be eligible for the program or it is currently unavailable.

  • Travel League - VPSL - Western Division
    • Teams compete in VPSL National Premier League – Western Division.
    • Opponent clubs are from West Central and Southwestern Virginia, including areas such as Roanoke, Lynchburg, Augusta County, Orange County and Charlottesville.
    • NPL league play consists of 8 to 10 matches per season, champion teams may qualify for post season play to participate in NPL national competitions.
    • U11-14 teams participate in 4 tournaments per year.
    • U15-19 teams compete solely in the fall season to avoid High School play conflicts.  Teams compete in 2 tournaments during the fall season.
    • All teams participate in the local Blue Ridge Cup based in Charlottesville area on Labor Day Weekend.  Blue Ridge Cup
  • Fall 2024 Details

    IMPORTANT DATES:
    Practice Begins:
    Week of August 12th, 2024. Each travel team will have two or three (2-3) x 1.5 hour training session per week. Players will have the option to attend a 3rd training session (technical/functional).

    Potential League Match Dates: August 17-18, August 17-18, September 7-8, September 14-15, September 21-22, September 28-27, October 5-6, October 12-13, October 19-20, October 26-27, November 2-3. Post Season tournament- Mid November.

    Tournament Dates: August 31-September 1 (Labor Day Weekend) & Post Season (November Dates TBD) Spring Dates- end of February (Dates TBD), Memorial Day weekend.

    PRICES:
    $ TBD for 2024-2025 U11-U14 Teams – Fall & Spring
    $TBD for 2024-2025 U15-U19 Teams – Fall Only
    *This does not include match uniforms or practice uniforms.

  • Age Groups & Match Formats

    AGE GROUPS: All of our Travel Teams are based on players within a Birth Year

    FOR 2024 -2025 SEASON

    U11 Age Groups: Players born in 2014 (9v9 Matches) – Roster 12-14 players per team

    U12 Age Groups: Players born in 2013 (9v9 Matches) – Roster 12-14 players per team

    U13 Age Groups: Players born in 2012 (11v11 Matches) – Roster 16-18 players per team

    U14 Age Groups: Players born in 2011 (11v11 Matches) – Roster 16-18 players per team

    U15 Age Groups: Players born in 2010 (11v11 Matches) – Roster 16-18 players per team

    U16 Age Groups: Players born in 2009 (11v11 Matches) – Roster 16-18 players per team

    U17 Age Groups: Players born in 2008 (11v11 Matches) – Roster 16-18 players per team

    U19 Age Groups: Players born in 2007 & 2006 (11v11 Matches) – Roster 16-18 players per team

  • Equipment & Uniforms
  • Financial Aid

    The purpose of the SVU Financial Aid program is to provide financial support for families with the greatest need so that they may participate in SVU programs without financial hardship. Financial aid is available in the fall and spring for qualifying families in the Recreation, Challenge and Travel programs based on demonstrated need and SVU’s ability to fund the assistance.

    Financial Aid Application and Approval

    All families requesting financial aid must complete a Financial Aid Form. All financial aid requests will be reviewed by staff and will be kept confidential. Applicants for financial aid MUST APPLY EACH TAX YEAR (April 15-April 15), with complete and current Information. The level of aid for which an applicant qualifies can be requested for programs throughout the year.  However, each financial aid request must be approved for each program.  Each financial aid request is subject to available funds. Any financial aid awards given will apply only to the current program registration.

    Completed Financial Aid Forms may be emailed to the SVU Support Team [email protected], mailed or dropped off at the SVU Office (SVU Soccer:  735 East Market Street, Unit C Harrisonburg, VA 22801)

    Financial Aid Coverage

    Financial aid is applied to registration fees only. It does not apply to uniform or other equipment expenses or any additional tournament fees or expenses.

    The amount of financial aid provided may vary by family. The amount is determined based on participation in public assistance programs (Medicaid, Free/Reduced Lunch Program, etc.), or by documenting income within established limits, as well as the total amount of aid offered to all other participants during the season.

    The aid approved on that form will only apply to the current program you applied for. Any aid requested for additional programs (camps, clinics, additional training, etc.) will need to be submitted in writing. Submitting a new application is not necessary within the same tax year.  Not all programs are eligible for financial aid.

    English Copies
    Financial Aid Application – All Programs

    Copias En Español
    Aplicación para Ayuda Financiera – Todos los Programas

  • Coaching Employment

    Interested in coaching with SVU?
    We are always looking for committed and energetic people with a soccer background to join our coaching ranks.

    We have paid coaching positions at the U10 Challenge level as well as our u11- U19 travel program.

    The Challenge program trains twice a week and plays matches on the weekends, typically on Saturdays.

    The Competitive program trains two to three times a week with matches on the weekends, involves some travel within the region for league play as well as tournaments.

    If you have interest or have questions, please contact our Director of Coaching; Jason Moore.  [email protected]    You can also fill out our Coach Interest form

     

  • 2024-25 Team Tryouts
  • Travel League - VPSL - Western Division
  • Fall 2024 Details
  • Age Groups & Match Formats
  • Equipment & Uniforms
  • Financial Aid
  • Coaching Employment

2024-25 Team Tryouts

TRYOUT FACTS:

Players are expected to pre-register for Annual player placements via their online SVU account. Please contact [email protected] if you require registration assistance.

SVU annual player placements are conducted each spring (April and May) for the following fall and spring Travel and Challenge seasons.

SVU Annual player placements are open to any interested player of the appropriate age and gender. Performance, attendance and attitude from previous soccer seasons will be considered.

Follow the link below for the Annual SVU player placement Schedule.  Please note that each age group has TWO player placement dates.   All players are strongly encouraged to attend both tryouts, if possible!  To be considered for placement on a team all candidates must attend at least one tryout. 

Team Formation
It will be our goal to form teams by Birth Year – Please only register/attend the tryout for the year in which you were born – unless otherwise directed by the SVU Technical Staff. Click Here to see which year team you are eligible for.

“How to register” for tryouts:
Create a SVU Account using the link on the top right corner of the website. Add your player profiles. You will see a list of available programs for each player. Click the appropriate tryout for which you are looking to register for. If there is none available, you may not be eligible for the program or it is currently unavailable.

Travel League - VPSL - Western Division

  • Teams compete in VPSL National Premier League – Western Division.
  • Opponent clubs are from West Central and Southwestern Virginia, including areas such as Roanoke, Lynchburg, Augusta County, Orange County and Charlottesville.
  • NPL league play consists of 8 to 10 matches per season, champion teams may qualify for post season play to participate in NPL national competitions.
  • U11-14 teams participate in 4 tournaments per year.
  • U15-19 teams compete solely in the fall season to avoid High School play conflicts.  Teams compete in 2 tournaments during the fall season.
  • All teams participate in the local Blue Ridge Cup based in Charlottesville area on Labor Day Weekend.  Blue Ridge Cup

Fall 2024 Details

IMPORTANT DATES:
Practice Begins:
Week of August 12th, 2024. Each travel team will have two or three (2-3) x 1.5 hour training session per week. Players will have the option to attend a 3rd training session (technical/functional).

Potential League Match Dates: August 17-18, August 17-18, September 7-8, September 14-15, September 21-22, September 28-27, October 5-6, October 12-13, October 19-20, October 26-27, November 2-3. Post Season tournament- Mid November.

Tournament Dates: August 31-September 1 (Labor Day Weekend) & Post Season (November Dates TBD) Spring Dates- end of February (Dates TBD), Memorial Day weekend.

PRICES:
$ TBD for 2024-2025 U11-U14 Teams – Fall & Spring
$TBD for 2024-2025 U15-U19 Teams – Fall Only
*This does not include match uniforms or practice uniforms.

Age Groups & Match Formats

AGE GROUPS: All of our Travel Teams are based on players within a Birth Year

FOR 2024 -2025 SEASON

U11 Age Groups: Players born in 2014 (9v9 Matches) – Roster 12-14 players per team

U12 Age Groups: Players born in 2013 (9v9 Matches) – Roster 12-14 players per team

U13 Age Groups: Players born in 2012 (11v11 Matches) – Roster 16-18 players per team

U14 Age Groups: Players born in 2011 (11v11 Matches) – Roster 16-18 players per team

U15 Age Groups: Players born in 2010 (11v11 Matches) – Roster 16-18 players per team

U16 Age Groups: Players born in 2009 (11v11 Matches) – Roster 16-18 players per team

U17 Age Groups: Players born in 2008 (11v11 Matches) – Roster 16-18 players per team

U19 Age Groups: Players born in 2007 & 2006 (11v11 Matches) – Roster 16-18 players per team

Equipment & Uniforms

Financial Aid

The purpose of the SVU Financial Aid program is to provide financial support for families with the greatest need so that they may participate in SVU programs without financial hardship. Financial aid is available in the fall and spring for qualifying families in the Recreation, Challenge and Travel programs based on demonstrated need and SVU’s ability to fund the assistance.

Financial Aid Application and Approval

All families requesting financial aid must complete a Financial Aid Form. All financial aid requests will be reviewed by staff and will be kept confidential. Applicants for financial aid MUST APPLY EACH TAX YEAR (April 15-April 15), with complete and current Information. The level of aid for which an applicant qualifies can be requested for programs throughout the year.  However, each financial aid request must be approved for each program.  Each financial aid request is subject to available funds. Any financial aid awards given will apply only to the current program registration.

Completed Financial Aid Forms may be emailed to the SVU Support Team [email protected], mailed or dropped off at the SVU Office (SVU Soccer:  735 East Market Street, Unit C Harrisonburg, VA 22801)

Financial Aid Coverage

Financial aid is applied to registration fees only. It does not apply to uniform or other equipment expenses or any additional tournament fees or expenses.

The amount of financial aid provided may vary by family. The amount is determined based on participation in public assistance programs (Medicaid, Free/Reduced Lunch Program, etc.), or by documenting income within established limits, as well as the total amount of aid offered to all other participants during the season.

The aid approved on that form will only apply to the current program you applied for. Any aid requested for additional programs (camps, clinics, additional training, etc.) will need to be submitted in writing. Submitting a new application is not necessary within the same tax year.  Not all programs are eligible for financial aid.

English Copies
Financial Aid Application – All Programs

Copias En Español
Aplicación para Ayuda Financiera – Todos los Programas

Coaching Employment

Interested in coaching with SVU?
We are always looking for committed and energetic people with a soccer background to join our coaching ranks.

We have paid coaching positions at the U10 Challenge level as well as our u11- U19 travel program.

The Challenge program trains twice a week and plays matches on the weekends, typically on Saturdays.

The Competitive program trains two to three times a week with matches on the weekends, involves some travel within the region for league play as well as tournaments.

If you have interest or have questions, please contact our Director of Coaching; Jason Moore.  [email protected]    You can also fill out our Coach Interest form