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FCV Player Trials/Evaluations and ID Centers

FC Virginia (FCV) Girls Development Academy is holding player trials/evaluations. Players are invited to trial with our Development Academy teams. Talent Identification Training Centers will also be held in 2019. All trials and ID Centers are free of charge. If you are interested in having your daughter attend a DA evaluation session or ID Center, please fill out the form via the link below.


Birth Years for Player Evaluations / ID Centers:
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

***Players currently playing with FC Virginia do not need to fill out this form.***

Video - About FCV DA

FC Virginia Girls Development Academy

FC Virginia inspires players to make a difference on and off the field. We believe in developing the individual player by providing high quality training and matches along with character development in a first class, daily environment.

Contact Us:

If you are interested in learning more about FC Virginia Girls DA or interested in a player ID session, please contact Director Bobby Puppione or fill out the form via the link to the left.

(205) 239-7288


- FCV is the #1 Girls DA Program in the Metro DC area.

- FCV not only develops players, but we develop people through our service work, civic duties, and opportunities to give back.

- FCV has had more players called in to US National Team Camps than any other DA program in the area.

- FCV has multiple players involved in US National Team ID Centers.

- FCV is known nationally for helping place players in to college programs.

- FCV has one of the most qualified and diverse coaching staffs in the area.



Recently, Victoria (Dori) Haugen returned from her second trip with the Norwegian U16 National Team. Dori, a 2002 birth year player and 2020 Virginia Tech commit, plays on our U19 FCV Development Academy team. She has been a part of the club for more than 6 years. We caught up with her and asked her some questions about her experiences playing internationally.

Q: What was it like to play international matches in Europe?
A: Playing international matches in Europe was an amazing experience that not many people get to do.

Q: What did you like most about the opportunity?
A: What I liked most about this opportunity was learning more of the Norwegian language and playing soccer against top players from many different countries.

Q: How has FC Virginia helped you prepare for this experience?
A: FC Virginia has helped me prepare for this amazing experience by supporting me and helping me every day to become a better soccer player.

Q: How has playing in the Development Academy helped you prepare for this experience?
A: The Development Academy has helped me prepare for this experience by establishing a league focused on quality and composed of the best teams in the country.

Q: Tell us a quick funny story about your experience with the Norwegian National Team.
A: A funny story from my trip was when the girls tried to show me how to play a certain card game but we couldn't understand each other. It was funny.

If you are interested in joining the Development Academy, FC Virginia (FCV) is holding player trials/evaluations. Players are invited to trial with our Development Academy teams. Talent Identification Training Centers will also be held in 2019. Check out the link below.

Puppione Hired as Technical Director for FC Virginia DA

FC Virginia has announced the hiring of Bobby Puppione as the club’s new Girls DA Technical Director. Puppione joins FCV after eight years at CUP/Cincinnati United in Ohio. There he was the Girls Director of Coaching and also the Technical Director for the Cincinnati Development Academy. He has been an assistant coach and scout with the US Soccer Youth National Team system for the last three years. Currently, he is on the board with the Washington DC/Baltimore based non-profit charity Leveling the Playing Field, which helps bring athletic participation to underprivileged children across the United States.


What is the US Soccer Development Academy?
U.S. Soccer started the Development Academy Program to improve long-term player and coach development. After studying player development models domestically and internationally, U.S. Soccer collaborated with elite soccer clubs across the nation to create a program to provide the proper environment by emphasizing quality training and limited meaningful competition
What are the benefits of playing in the Development Academy?
There are many benefits of playing in the DA. These benefits include:
Consistent, high level training environment
Professional, highly licensed coaches
More meaningful games
Schedule designed to improve periodization and help reduce the risk of injury
College exposure at first class events, matches, and training
Matches regularly attended by US Soccer Scouts and Coaches
What are some of the other included benefits that the FC Virginia Development Academy has compared to other clubs?
GPS monitoring for all players to improve player monitoring and injury prevention
All games videotaped and analyzed for players
Futsal training (included in the cost)
Proven track record of developing players and sending them off to college and beyond
Character and leadership development activities to help further develop the players for their futures
How is the Development Academy good for college recruiting?
The DA has already shown it is the “go to” event for college coaches. Here are some of the benefits of the DA with college recruiting: 3 National Showcase Events scheduled when colleges can attend
Ability for DA teams to attend other college showcase events outside of these 3 events
Match to rest ratio allowing for quality matches for colleges to see players at their best
Hundreds of colleges attended the first DA Showcase of the year in Florida 2017
What are some other college recruiting benefits for the DA and FCV?
College Recruiting Director at FCV - Bobby Puppione - highly experienced and nationally known for his work in helping players navigate the college recruiting process
College coaches regularly attending training and league matches to watch FCV play
College coaches will be given access to video of DA matches to evaluate players (through our video capabilities)
FCV teams attend other DA approved college showcase events to further increase exposure
What has the feedback been from college coaches about the Development Academy?
The response from college coaches about the DA has been very positive. Coaches have noticed the high level quality of matches, the sharpness of players (from the training to match ratio and periodization), and the ability to better evaluate players for their college program.

Q&A with DA Technical Director Bobby Puppione

We caught up with new Girls Technical Director Bobby Puppione to check in with him
as he begins working with FCV.

Christian Cziommer

Academy Director

Phone: 571-234-7073

Bobby Puppione

Technical Director DA

Phone: 205-239-7288

Mike Berry

DA Operations Director

Phone: 540-220-1912