ABOUT OUR TRAVEL PROGRAM
Focus on Player Development
LMVSC Travel Soccer
Proudly serving the Alexandria, Gunston, Springfield, and South County communities of Fairfax County.
Long-Term Player Development Philosophy:
- Focus on fundamentals
- Building confidence on the ball as a catalyst for creativity
- Teaching understanding of the game
- Inciting independent decision-making skills
- Enhancing players’ athletic abilities
- Enabling and enhancing better athletes
- Instilling work-ethic, resilience, and self-belief
- Building a winning mindset
Our Core Values inform everything we do and underscores our mission to utilize the game to build better citizens:
- Leadership abilities
- Creating a sense of belonging and connection
- Passion for the game
- Problem-solving skills
LMVSC Travel Soccer will be introducing a new academy system format for all teams in the U9 to U14 age groups that will begin Fall 2020. This new format will enhance our ability to raise the standards of both coaching and player development across the club.
Our oldest age groups will continue to operate in a similar fashion as we have in the past. Interaction and collaboration amongst all our High School-aged teams will continue to be encouraged but there will be limited to no player movement amongst teams within an age group, unless circumstances dictate. The focus for these age groups is to polish individual players for the next level, therefore training sessions and team organization is designed to provide the best platform for maximum player exposure.
Every player within an age group will belong within the same Academy, as ONE team (Patriots) with several squads (Red, White, and Blue). The Patriots Team will be treated as ONE player pool, with all training overseen by Academy Head Coach and executed with each group by the Team Head Coaches.
Fluidity of player movement across all squads is the hallmark of the academy developmental paradigm. Therefore, players will have the opportunity to train and play matches with various squads within the academy, while selected players may also have the opportunity to train and play matches with the academies in higher age groups.
All players will be familiar and comfortable with all squads and coaches within the age group. Correspondingly, all coaches within the age group will be familiar with all the players and add invaluable additional eyes, voices, and insights to help further each players’ development.
The Red Team Head Coach will assume the additional role of Academy Head Coach, and is responsible for the quality assurance and continued development of all players and coaches within the age group. Academy Head Coach is responsible for ensuring the curriculum outlined by the Director of Technical Development is being instituted across the age group, as well as the policies set forth by the Director of Travel. In addition, Academy Head Coach will lead age group communications, determine player placement and movement, and ensure all players are in the right squad at the right moment in the efforts of furthering their development; by challenging them in each session and match while building their confidence and competence in the sport.
Each Team Head Coach will lead their squads in the majority of training sessions and matches, while having the opportunity to work with the other squads within the age group.
Travel Soccer Quick Facts
3 ‘A’ and 4 ‘B’ Licensed Technical Staff
Track Record of College Placement
25 Licensed Coaches
Former Pros and College Players
Mental Fitness Program
Match Video through Veo
Athletic Performance Program
Year Round GK training
Below is an overview of what a typical year long schedule looks like for our Travel Soccer program:
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