Player Development Timeline

An In-Depth Look at the Details and Strategies Used to Develop VBR Star Players.

Defined Club Playing Philosophy

Style of Play and Coaching

  • Defend with individual intelligence, within a unified team structure
  • Strive to dominate possession
  • develop a creative attacking style
  • Willing to build out of back, attempt to play
  • De-Emphasize unsustainable athletic success
  • Reinforce decision making over outcome

Greater Southwest Athletics (GSA Rec)

U6-U19 Boys, Girls, Coed-- In partnership with Roanoke City Parks and Rec, VBR Star is the leadership behind the soccer programs at GSA. This program is solely based around social soccer and encourages players to have fun and enjoy playing the beautiful game. Players with a desire to play at a higher level are encouraged to try out for VBR Star travel teams.

Program Assistance from VBR Star:

  • Board Member(s)
  • Registration Management
  • Roster Creation
  • Practice Scheduling
  • Uniform Order Support
  • Player Clinics

 

 

Youth Academy-- U5-U10 

 

· U5-U6 Coed-- Fun based training program, one night a week. Built around the idea of introducing the game to the beginner player.

 

· U7-U8 Coed (unless number allow gender specific) -- Introduction to a basic foundation of fundamental skills, associated with the concept of using personal skills to better a group of players. At this age group, friendly games are played against other local clubs (4v4 or 5v5). No travel is involved, most games are internal. This age group trains 2x per week and plays on Saturdays.

 

· U9-U10 Gender Specific) --Introduction to ability-based training. Players are grouped according to skill and ability. Creating a challenging and interactive training environment, that kids are able to see considerable growth individually and collectively. Regional travel may occur, but games are played in a Festival setting over the course of season (7v7). No tryouts, as players are constantly evaluated during the season.  This age group trains 2x per week and plays on Saturdays.


 

               

U11-U19 Travel Soccer 

· Elite-- Plays in Club Champions League Premiership (3x Training each Week)

· Championship-- Plays in Club Champions League Championship (2-3x Training Per Week)

 

U11-U12 Boys and Girls

 

· This is an introductory age range for players into travel soccer, during a transitional age. We offer both levels of play in these age groups. 

· Travel is both regional and statewide depending on the league level. 

· Majority of the players at this level participated in the U9-U10 program, which help create player foundation both individually and collectively, but coaches will work to develop those who may have started at another club. 

· Playing on a larger field 80X55, the play is 9v9.

· The teams travel and play in a Club Centric model, which has the teams travel together with all other teams in a particular level (Elite or Championship). 

· Teams participate in tournaments. Selected by club, for skill appropriate.

· Schedule is Fall (August to November) & Spring (March to May)

 

U13-U15 Boys and Girls

 

· This is a transitional age range; players are moving to a bigger field and physical changes are happening to all players.

· Play is 11v11 on Full Size fields.

· Travel is both regional and statewide depending on the league level. 

· The teams travel and play in a Club Centric model, which has the teams travel together with all other teams in a particular level (Elite or Championship). 

· Teams participate in tournaments. Selected by club, for skill appropriate.

· Schedule is Fall (August to November) & Spring (March to May)

· Summer International Travel to Gothia Cup (Sweden)

· Every Year, U14G and U15B have the opportunity to play friendly matches oversees, and also participate in the largest Youth Tournament in the world.

· School soccer is managed, and players are able to play both. Coaches will manage players' health and physical output.

· Middle School

· JV

· Varsity

 

 

U16-U19 Boys and Girls

 

· This is our competition age range. We are looking for our teams to have leveled out physically with the larger populated areas. 

· State Cup is played per team at Elite Level

· Presidents Cup is played if teams desire, at Championship Level.

· Travel is both regional and state wide depending on the league level. 

· Intro to College Recruiting Seminars

· Personal Support in College Recruiting process

· Club Champions League Showcases (Elite x2, Championship x1)

· Regional Based Showcase Selected by Club, for skill appropriate and college recruiting in mind.

· CCL United opportunities

· Players have the ability to be selected to play international competitions with United team created from CCL players.

· College Athlete Prep Program (CAPP), ability to train and play alongside current/previous collegiate players.


 

 

Pro23

 

· U16-U23 Men and Women

· Club Champions League

· 2019 Men’s Pro23 Champions

· Current & Former Collegiate Players

· U16-U19 Elite Players are eligible to participate.

· Summer Training May-July

· Training 2x Per Week

· 7 League Games (1 per week)



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