Welcome to GVAA Soccer!
Spring 2024 Registration is Open Through 2/29/2024
GVAA Soccer provides an organized, instructional, and recreational setting for the enjoyment of youth soccer. We strive to create a environment focused on having fun, learning and developing skills in soccer, and inclusiveness for players of all backgrounds and skill levels.
Our Core Principles:
The purpose of youth soccer is to have fun, develop skills in soccer, and learn life-long lessons such as teamwork, persistence, and great sportsmanship.
Winning games is good and can help the players enjoy the season and see the results of their efforts. But it is not the primary focus of what we do. Why? Because if we do the other things well, winning games will tend to be a natural result. And there are many ways to see and recognize success beyond winning games.
SOCCER SEASON INFORMATION
Expect an 8 game season starting in late March or early April (spring season) and September (fall season) for our 1st/2nd grade through high school teams. These teams will play other teams from Frederick County and surrounding communities. Players must have or purchase a club uniform for these age divisions. Our U6 program is entirely in-house, and players will receive a Lions Soccer shirt included with the registration fee. Practices are held at Heritage Farm Park, and usually begin one to two weeks prior to the start of the game schedule. You will be notified by your coach when practices will begin.
Depending on availability and interest, we may also organize teams or activities during the winter and/or summer.
Our U6 program is in-house with all activities held at Heritage Farm Park. The focus is on having fun, developing basic soccer skills, and hopefully starting a lifelong love for the game. All activities are coed.
Our 1st/2nd Grade division teams play in the Frederick Fours league. Practices are held on weekdays at Heritage Farm Park. Games are held in a 4v4 format on Saturday afternoons against local teams at Ballenger Creek Park. Teams may be boys, girls, or coed. More information about Frederick Fours can be found at FREDERICK FOURS LEAGUE | FC Frederick (fcfrederickleagues.com)
Our 3rd/4th Grade through High School division teams play in the United Recreational Soccer League (URSL). Games will be a mix of home games held at Heritage Farm Park and away games held at the home fields of other clubs in Frederick County and the surrounding area. We aim to have separate boys and girls teams for these age divisions, though this is determined by the number of registrations, and teams may be combined into coed teams when necessary. More information about URSL can be found at United Recreational Soccer League | Home (ursl-soccer.com)
Players must have or purchase a club uniform for our 1st/2nd grade through high school division teams. U6 players will receive a Lions Soccer shirt included with the registration fee. Uniforms for our 1st/2nd grade and older teams will be purchased through our team store at Soccer.com. Ordering instructions are as follows:
Step 1: Go to soccer.com and select Find Your Team Store in the upper right corner of the page
Step 2: Enter GVAA in the Team Store Name field, and you will see our club appear below. Select Lions Soccer/GVAA Soccer.
Step 3: Under Collection, select 2023 Rec Uniform. Enter your player's last name and desired jersey number and select Go to Team Store.
Step 4: Select sizes and proceed with your order! The jersey will have the number selected printed on the back.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org