Program Mission

Provide a modern, integrated, and cohesive Academy program producing and retaining team players with the ability, capability and mentality to succeed in soccer and life.  

Development Philosophy

Work from a creative and innovative soccer development philosophy that prioritizes player development.  This philosophy will maximize player development for adaptability and flexibility with a winning mentality.

Program Goals

Player Development is the number one priority of the Academy. The long-term vision and goal is to develop players who are capable of playing at the next level. Whether that level is High School, College, or Professional, our responsibility as coaches is to ensure that we are providing an environment that is fun, challenging, and will constantly test our players. As players mature, it is important to place players appropriately to ensure they are constantly being tested at their own individual level. Our program aims to help foster the love for the game while demanding a strong work ethic, commitment, and passion for the game.

Player Opportunity

  • Licensed Coaches

  • Full-Time Technical Staff

  • Tournament/Jamboree Allowance Included

  • Adidas Uniform Sponsorship

  • Scrimmage Fests

  • Top Grade Bermuda Grass Playing Fields

  • Club vs. Club and/or League Play

Academy Player Goals

  • Have the ability to attack and defend as an individual
  • Attempt to play using both feet
  • Be able to show imagination and innovation
  • Ability to identify 1 v 1, 2 v 1, 2 v 2, 3 v 2, & 3 v 3 situations

Academy Team Goals

  • Know how to attack and defend as a team
  • Be able to play out from the back and be comfortable in possession
  • React quickly in transition (attack to defense / defense to attack)
  • Understand the principles of counter attacking
  • Make the pitch big in possession and control the tempo of the game
  • Be able to make forward passes that cut out the opposition
  • Know how to play quick in and around the box with combination play
  • Know when and how to interchange and rotate positions during a game
  • Have confidence to be creative in wide areas creating 2 v 1’s while looking to combine in the box
  • Have confidence to individually express themselves in the right areas at the right time

Curriculum Sample


Academy Personnel

Technical Director: Dan Bales

Academy Director: Carlos Barona

Academy Coaches: Issa Khoury, Tomas Galindo, Tina Abed, Kendal Barlow, Matt Eckert, Travis Parkinson, Matt Cackowski 

Academy Schedules


  • Season will provide a combination of Mini-Games, Academy Games, Club vs. Club, and Academy Skills Training Competition

  • Will include 3-5 Club vs. Club match dates or League Play

  • Season will conclude with a Tournament or Jamboree

Training Sessions

  • Training will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:30 at the Culpeper Sports Complex

  • Times are subject to change based on daylight savings, field availability, etc.


Included Tournaments


  • 2 Tournaments/Fests are included in U8-U10 Academy (1 per Season)

Uniform Fees

  • Required U8 Academy: Uniform jerseys included

  • Required U9-U10 Academy: Approximately $80.00 depending on uniform size


2018/2019 Academy Fees


  • U8 Academy: $475.00
  • U9-U10 Academy: $700.00


$100 Deposit for Academy Players (U8-U10) Due Upon Acceptance of Invitation

6 Month Payment Plan Available (July-December)

Partial financial assistance is available. Please contact the office administrator at for details.