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Blue Ridge Residential Soccer Academy

2020 Blue Ridge Residential Soccer Academy

July 5-9 @ the Blue Ridge School, St. George, Virginia

Immerse yourself in a concentrated, five day soccer experience!  Join the professional SOCA staff at the Blue Ridge Residential Soccer Academy, where we are dedicated to providing U9 through U16  (born 2005-2012) Boys and Girls an all-inclusive soccer experience that challenges, educates and develops each player through top quality instruction.  Attendees will be organized into age and level appropriate training groups and will participate in multiple training sessions daily.  These sessions will feature comprehensive topics that will sharpen players’ technical abilities and develop tactical understanding.  Players will be instructed in the nuances and intricacies of the game that can only be learned through an immersive soccer experience.

The Blue Ridge Residential Soccer Academy is designed for experienced and eager players committed to their soccer improvement.  The BRRSA best serves players seriously interested in advancement.  Our hard-working staff is dedicated to helping players achieve their goals in a friendly, supportive, active camp environment.  The camp is open to players born between 2005 and 2012.  Players born 2011 and 2012 must commute, no overnight option.

  • $610  Individual Resident Registration
  • $510  Individual Commuter Registration
  • $580 Team Resident Registration*
  • $480 Team Commuter Registration*

*Team registration: If registering with a Team, please indicate Team Name in the special request box of the online registration (6 or more players must register together to be considered a “team”.  Teams may not be formed retroactively at the end of registration).  Contact Bill Mueller to coordinate a Team registration.

The Academy is hosted at the beautiful Blue Ridge School, an all-boarding, college-preparatory school located 20 miles from Charlottesville, VA. The bucolic campus, comprised of nearly 800 acres, lies at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains abutting Shenandoah National Park. The Academy will have access to outstanding facilities including: modern dormitories with A/C, outstanding food service, over six acres of playing fields, full size all-weather artificial turf field, field house, pool, classrooms and a 230-seat auditorium!

Team registration option!  Use the Academy to get a jump-start on the 2020/2021 soccer season.  Teams which register together will train together and receive professional instruction from SOCA’s expert coaching staff.  Please contact Camp Director Bill Mueller to get your team registered for this unique experience (minimum of 6 players per team).

Note:  Standard rooming arrangement is 3 players per room. 

Each Player Receives:

Two moisture wicking training shirts (red, white)
Water bottle
Equipment sack pack
Written evaluation

SAMPLE: Typical Daily Schedule

7:00am- Wake up & Breakfast
8:45am- Camp Meeting/ Commuters arrive, walk to fields
9:00 – Warm up
9:15am- Skill Training Session
10:30am- Back to Dorms
11:00am- Swimming/Shower
12:00pm- Lunch
12:45pm- Rest hour/ Lounge
1:45pm- Camp Meeting, walk to fields
2:00pm- Training Session
3:00pm- Skill Competition
3:45pm- Back to dorms, swimming, shower
5:00pm- Dinner
6:15pm- Camp Meeting, walk to fields
6:30pm- Matches
8:15pm- Commuters depart
8:45pm- Evening Recreation, Snacks, Pizza, Lounge
10:00pm- In Rooms
10:30pm- Lights Out

Suggested Packing List

Soccer Items
Soccer Shoes
Training Flats/sneakers for use in the gym
Shin Guards
Soccer Socks
T-shirts/training tops
Properly Inflated, proper size soccer ball (size 4 for U9-U12 players, size 5 for U13 and older players)
Goalkeeper gloves, pants, jersey (if appropriate)

Clothing Items
Casual shorts
Casual shirts
Warm-up pants and top for cool weather, evenings
Underwear (possibly including jockstraps, bras, sports bras, as appropriate)
Long sleeve t-shirt
Sweat shirt
Sneakers/running shoes/casual shoes for non-soccer use
Flip flops/slides (very important: allows feet to dry out.  Blisters are common ailments)
Swim suit

Pillow and pillow case
Sheets, Blanket or sleeping bag.  Bedding is standard twin size, not “dorm” size.

Toothbrush and tooth paste
Hair care items
Soap, soap dish
Wash cloth & hand towel
Bath Towel
Swim Towel
Personal hygiene items
Sunscreen (super important!)

Spending money for snack bar as desired
Reading material/playing cards
Laundry bag for dirty clothes

Do Not Bring!
Perishable food items