The St. James FC Virginia participated in multiple tournaments over Labor Day weekend across the mid-Atlantic region, and came away with smiles and success stories across the club.
Congratulations to all of the players, coaches, managers and family members who ventured far and wide to enjoy good competition in various showcases during the last weekend of the summer.
TSJFCV 2005 United South Girls, Champions, OBGC Labor Day
TSJFCV 2006 Girls Academy, Champions, OBGC Labor Day
TSJFCV 2007 Girls Academy, Champions, OBGC Labor Day
TSJFCV 2008 Girls Academy, Champions, OBGC Labor Day
TSJFCV 2009 Girls Academy, Champions, OBGC Labor Day
TSJFCV 2010 United North Girls, Division Champions, Greensboro Labor Day Shootout
TSJFCV 2012 Academy II Boys, Champions, Dulles National Tournament
How does TSJFCV’s travel soccer program work?
TSJFCV aims to organize a minimum of two travel teams in each age and gender bracket. The first team formed in each age and gender bracket are frequently the more advanced teams that aim to compete for state and regional championships and other honors.
The Club's Technical Director coordinates the new team formation process. This includes directing the initial coach hiring process for all of the teams, and conveying the recommendations of the coaches to the Director of Soccer.
Unlike many Club travel programs in the Washington area, TSJFCV does not employ an "A-B system" when forming new U-9 (3rd grade) teams. All travel teams have the same fundamental mission for the players - to create a meaningful, positive experience; to develop soccer skills, and to teach the lessons associated with team play. TSJFCV Soccer does, however, stagger the establishment of its travel teams at the younger ages so as to encourage the clustering of players of similar skill and athletic level on the same team by forming two boys and girls teams to begin play at U-9 level annually.
How does competition affect the travel soccer program?
TSJFCV Soccer travel teams play in one of three travel leagues: the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL), for boys ages U-9 through U-19; the Elite Player Development (EDP), for boys and girls ages U-9 through U-19; and the newly-formed Girls' Academy League (GA), for girls ages U-13 through U-19. Except for the teams in the youngest age groups, teams are assigned to particular divisions based upon their level of play. Each season teams are placed in a higher or lower division based upon their won/lost record. Generally the top two teams in a division are moved up a division and the bottom two are moved down a division. For this reason and others, travel soccer play inevitably becomes quite competitive.
Technical Director for Elite Player Development
Club Registrar & Administrator