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Club Statement March 24th

March 24th

Club Announcement

VBR Star Soccer Club March 24th, 2020

 

VBR Star Families,

After hearing the Governor speak yesterday, we will continue to follow all state and federal guidelines during the Covid19 time frame, and postpone recreational activities. ALL VBR programs will be suspended until April 23rd. By that point, we will hope to have more answers, and be able to guide you in the direction of what will be going on.

 

Our goals and objectives for Spring Programming, is that we are able to push everything back, even if it falls into the summertime. We believe that it is important to get the players back into a structured environment, and believe that this may create some hope for them, that will create a positive work ethic during this down time.

 

While we are still in isolation, please make sure to stay connected through our Social Media platforms. We will be continuing to challenge players in different ways, in order to keep our club culture strong during a time that could tear us apart.

· Player Development Projects—Like the one sent out by coaches last week, to watch a game and break it down. Great to do with your parents.

· Skill Acquisition Videos—Things you can do at home with the ball.

· Social Media Challenges—Let us know if you have any that we should try.

 

Tryouts: All tryout dates are remaining as scheduled, but will be tentative, as we may need to adjust dates and times. Please do your best to get registered, www.vbrstar.com. Even with these setbacks now, we are looking to grow and build our programs for the upcoming Fall season. Please get any new players to register as well. We will have several club informational promotions going out through social media in the upcoming month to help families in the conversations you may have.

 

Pro23—As of yesterday, the CCL communicated that the Pro23 season is on as scheduled. Players looking to player this summer (U16-Current Collegiate Players), can register online, www.vbrstar.com.

 

If you are looking for Summer programming, VBR will be hosting three camps during the months of June & July.

· Full Day Camp—June 8-12, $250

· Goalkeeping & Finishing Camp (Half Day)—June 22-26, $150

· Half Day Camp—July 13-17th-- $150

 

Please let us know if you have any questions. Please know that it is our primary objective, is to get the players out on the field, even if it takes us into a time of the year that is outside of our normal dates. All Spring programs have the ability to be pushed back, even in a modified format.

 

We miss being out on the fields with the players, hopefully the time comes sooner than later that we will be able to be out on the field again. We value your commitment to our club, and appreciate your patience during this time of uncertainty.

 

  

Chris McClellan

Director of Coaching & Player Development

2002 Highland Farm Rd. NW

Roanoke, VA 24017

540-345-7820 ext. 106

cmcclellan@vbrstar.com

www.vbrstar.com

Club Statement March 14th

March 14th, 2020

 

VBR Star suspends all soccer programs until March 27th

 

As mentioned in previous communication with staff and membership, we are committed to the health and safety of our players, coaches and families. From the start, we have been committed to following the information provided by our local government regarding the Condiv-19.

 

VBR Star Soccer Club will be suspending play until March 27th, 2020. By March 27th, we will reevaluate our situation, and determine if more time is necessary to help combat this tough illness, or if we will be able to determine a specific return date for our players. Our decisions to move forward will be based upon the school system and guidance from our governing soccer bodies.

 

The uncertainty of it all can be overwhelming, and our staff would like to continue to evaluate the situation, in order to help players, return to a safe and accepting playing environment.

This is a complex situation, that many of us look at with uncertainty and lack of knowledge. Our best decisions are based around the local government, and the league we participate in. With our club culture comprised of players from so many different schools and localities, we encourage all families to also understand their own needs.

 

Below is a list of all VBR Star Soccer programs that will be impacted by this decision. Return date for each program may differ, as outside influences may have a different return date in place.

  • Elite & Championship Teams (u11-u15 Boys and Girls) 
  • Youth Academy (u5-u10 Boys and Girls)
  • Botetourt Youth Academy (u7-u10)
  • Club Champions League Games
  • Tournaments
  • VYSA ODP

Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have a question regarding this situation, please feel free to contact the VBR Star office during regular business hours as it will remain open. Coaches and managers will remain in communication with the teams, as needed throughout the break, please keep an eye out for updates.

VBR Update Feburary 12th

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December Newsletter

An anonymous donor is prepared to match up to $5,000, to any/all donations given to the club between now and the new year!

These gifts can go towards the team fundraising goals as we raise money for the lights. Please make sure all gifts are labeled...

Major Announcement Kroger Soccer Park

Major Announcement Kroger Soccer Park

   

October 24th, 2019
For Immediate Release.

VBR Star Soccer Club is excited to announce a new partnership with major grocery store retailer, Kroger, as the main facility sponsor of the fields at Countryside Sportsplex. As of October 1st, the complex will officially be called Kroger Soccer Park. VBR Star and Kroger have been working together as a tournament and training...

Newsletter October

VBR Star Soccer Club is excited to announce a new partnership with major grocery store retailer, Kroger, as the main facility sponsor of the fields at Countryside Sportsplex. As of October 1st, the complex will officially be called Kroger Soccer Park!
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Club Pledge Drive

VBR Star is excited to announce the installation of led lights on Carilion field, McLeod field, and the Advance Auto field. This is the next step in making our facility even better. Adding lights opens a great deal for the club. We will be able to extend training sessions along with game play and tournaments. Our goal is for the club to raise $150,000 with the drive beginning September 2019 until May 2021. 
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VBR Star Update August

We have space for 3 more teams in our 2nd Annual VBR Star Golf Challenge on September 6th! Hurry and sort out your team as we expect these spots to be filled quickly. 

We also have limited space for hole and corporate sponsorships. Hole sponsorships are $250, and corporate sponsorships are only a $1000, which includes one team entry along with many other benefits. Those...

Gothia Cup Preview

Gothia Cup Preview

For the 27th consecutive year we are sending groups to the Gothia Cup! Considered the youth World Cup, the tournament brings in over 1700 teams from over 80 countries! Three teams from our club will represent in the Swedish capital early next month as our 03 Boys, 04 Boys, and 05 Girls are making the...

VBR Star Panera Fundraiser

May 11th | 4-8 PM | Valley View Mall

VBR Star Panera Fundraiser

Support VBR Star Soccer Club by eating at Panera ( Valley View Mall location) on Saturday, May 11th from 4 - 8 PM! Panera will donate 20% of your meal when you show our flyer. This is a perfect option for dinner after Day 1 of the Kimoyo Cup! 

You can Order Online and still have your order count towards the fundraiser by using "PRFUND" in the promo code box! 

THE CCL STRUCTURE

Looking for more information on the CCL divisions our club plays in? Check out the following descriptions: 

CCL PRO23 - Top level high school players along with current and former collegiate players. 2018 Mens Champions. Compete against SOCA, FC Richmond, VDA, Loudoun, Richmond Strikers.

CCL Premiership - VBR Star Elite Teams compete against top teams from  across VA, MD, & DC. Includes top class showcases, festivals, and Adidas tournaments.  Competition against the following clubs: SOCA, Arlington, Loudoun, Alexandria...

Directors Perspective (Part 4)

Winning vs Losing

Directors Perspective (Part 4)

VBR Star’s approach to developing players at younger ages, and goal of creating a pathway for players to reach the next level.

This is a one of the most highly debated topics in youth soccer and sports. One that can define a club’s long term viability, or short term success. As a parent of players, I understand the desire of wanting your child’s personal and team success. Being one of the more competitive coaches you will ever meet, I put my focus for players into being the best individually and showing improvement within the...

Directors Perspective (Part 3)

The College Recruiting Process

Directors Perspective (Part 3)

Roanoke, VA (April 19th, 2019) -  “Helping Players Achieve Their Next Level.” The VBR full time staff, along with the coaches have adopted this phrase over the past few years. Our ultimate objective is to help players of all levels, reach their goals.

For some young players, the goal may be as simple as playing at the high school level and being one of the players to lead their community team to success. But for others, the goal may be...

Directors Perspective (Part 2)

CCL Championship Expands To West Divison!

Directors Perspective (Part 2)

Roanoke, VA (April 16th, 2019) – VBR Star Soccer Club is excited to announce our participation in the CCL Championship West Division beginning in the Fall of 2019.  Clubs participating in this new division will include:  Central Virginia United (CVU; Lynchburg, VA), New River United (NRU; Blacksburg, VA), Shenandoah Valley United (SVU; Harrisonburg, VA), and VBR Star (VBR; Roanoke, VA).

The West Divison will be regionally based,  also including games against teams currently playing in the CCL...

Directors Perspective (Part 1)

The Tryout Process

Directors Perspective (Part 1)

Roanoke, VA (April 12th, 2019) – The late Spring across the United States is one of the hardest times for youth soccer staffs. It is chaotic trying to finish the Spring season, but also get players organized for the Fall season, and also dealing with the school year is ending.

The ultimate goal is to place players in a team/training environment that will allow them to be successful for the entire year. Here at Star, we have three different ways to place...

VBR Star Recognized by Visit VBR

VBR Star Recognized by Visit VBR

Roanoke, VA (April 5th, 2019) –  On Tuesday, April 2nd, we were recognized by Visit VBR as receipents of the annual Patrick A. Mcmahon tourism ambassador award. This award is given to an individual or individuals for their outstanding efforts, dedication, and support towards the promotion of the region and its many tourism attributes.  

Pictured above is Executive Director, Danny Beamer, and Director of Coaching, Chris McClellan recieving the reward. 

 

Youth Academy

VBR Star now has 3 Youth Academy Locations for Spring 2019!

Roanoke, VA (February 26th, 2019) – VBR Star Soccer Club is thrilled to announce 3 locations for our 2019 Spring Youth Academy in Roanoke, Botetourt, and Franklin County! VBR Star Youth Academy is a great place for players who are looking to get involved in soccer or continue their soccer education....

Winter Supplemental Tryouts Postponed 1/21

Supplemental tryouts scheduled for today, 1/21, have been postponed due to weather to next Monday, 1/28 at 5:30 PM, at Patrick Henry High School soccer stadium. 

Please reach out to our Director of Coaching, Chris McClellan, at cmccellan@vbrstar.com with questions regarding supplemental tryouts. 

2002 Highland Farms Road, Roanoke, Virginia 24017|Office: 540.345.7820|Fax: 540.345.7840