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West Virginia FC
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Tryouts for 2022-23

West Virginia FC is the premier club in the "WV Panhandle" area -- which is is in close proximity to many communities in: WV, VA, MD, and PA. We are dedicated to the development and success of each player, from the younger Academy players (5-8) all the way through our high school age players. Note that numerous HS age players have been recruited by and have committed to play at the collegiate level through their participation in many College Showcase tournaments -- including our primary league's CCL College Showcase tournaments.  We take great pride in being a premier club that provides players with a direct pathway to higher levels of play by offering access to leagues that meet each team's abilities as they progress along the developmental spectrum.

We have 3 ways for you to meet our teams & join our PREMIER SOCCER EXPERIENCE!

 

1. "Open-Practices" (ongoing, rolling Tryouts for your convenience)

>> This is for current Spring 2022, as well as preparing for Fall 2022 (start of 2022-23 year).

>> Our club has an "Open-Practice" approach, so that players can meet a team -- at any time during the year.

Players New to the Club - REGISTER HERE (and the Coach or Director of Coaching will contact you)

This concept of open-practice or rolling-tryouts is successful because it facilitates:

  • Less pressure situation for the players.

  • Chance to meet team players and coaches during a normal practice

  • Free workout(s).

  • More opportunities across time (taking pressure off players and parents to focus on official "Tryout" event ... that is, players can come to a few workouts, which is more realistic and lessens performance anxiety, and allows more natural interaction for all across multiple workouts).

  • Real-life picture of team environment -- in context of interactions among everyone (players-players and coaches-players).

2. Official "Club-Wide Tryouts": See this page for details. 

Players New to the Club - REGISTER HERE   (and the Coach or Director of Coaching will contact you)

3.  "USYS National League ID Days": See this page for participation details.

This is in conjunction with our newly announced participation in USYS National League (see news announcement here)!

Players New to the Club - REGISTER HERE (and the Coach or Director of Coaching will contact you)

>> Teams always welcome new players -- so if you are new to the area, or thinking about a new team, you can Register, and a we will contact you! 

Any time during the year, for any age: If you are interested in WVFC's premier soccer experience, REGISTER HERE and the Coaches or Director of Coaching will contact you immediately, and help you find the best fit for your child. We provide excellent soccer experiences from age 5 through the U-19 age group! See info on programs and leagues below. 

 

Note: Per WVSA Rules, if you are currently carded on a WVSA team, you need to get permission from your club to "tryout" -- up until June 5. After that, it is open. You can still register and talk to a coach about a plan to tryout within the rules.   

West Virginia FC 

 

Academy Soccer (5-8)

Younger player development. FUNdamentals Academy for 5 & 6 yr olds, and All-Star Pre-Travel Academy for 7 & 8 yr olds (which includes 4v4 competitions in leagues and tournaments. See our Academy page - for info. 

Select or "Travel"Soccer (9-19)

Ages U-9 to U-19. We have teams that participate in CCL (Club Champions League) and NCSL (National Capital Soccer League).

Also, now adding USYS National League (see news here). 

- USYS National League 

All of our teams are eligible to participate in this, but it's a team decision. Mostly likely to start, it will be HS age teams.

- EDP (Elite Development Program)

EDP manages the above USYS NL section, South Atlantic Conference (Premier I & II levels). One tier under that is regular EDP League (Premier III, IV, and V levels).

- CCL (Club Champions League) is acclaimed as "The Best Regional League" in the USA! They provide various levels and arenas of competition:

"Next Gen" -- for U8 to U10 which includes "NextGen Scrimmage Fests" (tournaments that take the focus off winning).

"CCL Super League" -- for U11 & U12, it is a new CCL league starting Fall 2022. 

"CCL DMV Premier League" -- for U13 through U19. But this also includes a path for U13 and up in "NLA North American National Championship" (NLA is "National League Alliance"). Before Fall 2022, this was "CCL Regional League(s)"

"CCL National League" -- also for U-13 through U-19 and with path to "NLA North American National Championship" but it is a higher level of competition, basically the pinnacle of youth soccer. This section is moving to USYS National League.

And through both the Regional and National leagues, CCL provides premier College Showcases and other top tournaments. 

- NCSL (National Capital Soccer League) remains one of the oldest, most reputable and competitive youth soccer leagues in America! To quote their website: "It offers appropriate soccer competition for boys and girls teams aged 7 through 19. With approximately 1,100 teams competing in eleven age groups, NCSL is one of the oldest, largest, and most well-known travel soccer leagues in the nation. It currently features 72 member clubs centered in Maryland, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The NCSL also provides pathways to "US Youth Soccer National Championships" - via highly competitive USYS League Championships (top teams in top leagues - in this case, top 4 East Coast centered leagues)... toward US Eastern Regionals and then onto USYS National Champsionships.