CVU's Developmental Academy program has been revamped again and refreshed for 2023! Technical staff have structured a new approach to the way our players will learn, compete, and develop. Our philosophy is developed around the technical, cognitive, and social development of our players.
The Academy (pre-travel) serves as the transition from wanting to play soccer, to competing within our extensive travel program. This year, CVU Academy will be open to U9, and U10 aged players and the registration cost varies on the age-specific program.
Our coaches will seek to educate players in developmentally appropriate curriculums over the 7 weeks of play. Players will gain a more in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of play and create their own pathway for success. Training will occur on Monday and Wednesday nights, with most games on Saturdays. CVU aims to teach the love for the game in a safe, competitive, and educational environment.
-Academy is $175 per season for U9 players (2014) and $245 for U10 players(2015). Please note that there is a no-refund policy in effect upon the close of registration and the start of the season.
Offered in both the Fall and Spring, the Academy runs for 7 weeks. Male and female players may participate together in a co-ed setting, but a focus to provide girls-only instruction will also occur. For the current season, players born in 2014 and 2013 are eligible for the Academy program.
As the birth year of a U10 player is pre-travel, we hope to be able to help everyone make that transition to travel soccer in the Fall, CVU will be signing all U10 players up for an end-of-season tournament. ALL registered U10 players will be attending the NC Fusion tournament on May 20-21st in Greensboro, NC. The cost is covered by the program fees. Parents are just responsible for a hotel booking that weekend.
Academy for Spring 2023 will begin on March 13th for all U9/10 players.
Academy is overseen by CVU's Executive Director Simon French. The coaches are all nationally licensed through U.S. Soccer - the governing body of soccer in the United States - and follow CVU's Player Development Model.
Training sessions are held at the CVU Complex. The Academy program practices twice a week.
Players are expected to wear shin guards and cleats for each practice. They are also encouraged to bring their own soccer ball - size 4 balls.
The Academy Program will have in-house games only for U9 players
There will be a mix of in-house games as well as a few out-of-house games against other clubs for U10 players. The schedule is sent in its entirety before the season starts.
Spring 2023 practices for Academy will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm - 7:15pm on Fields 1A and 1B.
Games at the CVU Complex will be on Fields 1A, 1B & 1C on Saturday mornings: U9 players from 9:00am - 10:00am
U10 players from 10:00am - 11:00am.
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 3:00pm
P.O. Box 738 Lynchburg, VA 24505
Monday-Friday 9AM to 3PM