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About The St. James FC Virginia

The St. James FC Virginia is the preeminent educational and performance resource center for youth soccer players in the United States. Student-athletes will have the most comprehensive soccer development experience in the country with services for beginners and those at the advanced level.  

The goal is to make youth soccer player development a measurable and educationally-meaningful experience for the child and his/her family, with a deliberate focus on “learning by doing” and holistic training, mentorship and competition.

Educational Philosophy

The St. James FC Virginia utilizes long-term athlete development principles as its framework for educational programming, team formation and training, and support for each child and his/her family. These principles can be used as a foundation on which to make existing systems more successful and training more consistent. Used by almost all national governing bodies of sport, the Long-Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) is one of the most successful in the world.

We believe that the experiences a player has with The St. James FC Virginia will be beneficial throughout their lifetime. The focus of The St. James FC Virginia soccer program is the development of the individual player. Our goal is to maximize the development of the individual through programming that challenges each player, a coaching staff that adheres to high standards, and first class facilities. The St. James FC Virginia is resolute in dedicating its time and resources to the technical, tactical, physical, and psychological aspects of playing soccer.

Affiliate Partners

FC Virginia United is a 501c3 non-for-profit youth organization dedicated to the growth of youth sports in Northern Virginia. FCV United is a volunteer-based organization with a dedicated volunteer board. Each year, FCV United provides over $50,000 in financial assistance through scholarships, which supports players from various socio-economic communities and increases opportunities for children facing barriers to entry in sport to participate, learn and enjoy activities that contribute to their overall growth and development.

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FC Virginia United Pre-Travel Academy:
Pre-Travel Academy soccer is a small-sided developmental program for 9-12 year old male and female players. At this age, it is extremely important for players to master the skills and fundamentals needed to progress in select soccer at the older ages. The training environment is one that prepares the player to compete at the highest level of TSJFCV Soccer.  Winning games is not the focus of the Academy, but instead the training and understanding of what it takes to thrive in competitive environments.  A true academy style program understands that players develop at different times, ages and levels and allows for this development over the first 4 years of travel soccer.  This atmosphere will give every player an opportunity to be coached by a variety of TSJFCV professional coaches, and experience a diverse set of training styles, giving each player the opportunity to thrive under an ever changing and adapting coaching styles.

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The St. James FC Virginia United & Elite Travel Team Program

This program is for boys and girls ages 13-18 who want a more rigorous training and game schedule than recreational soccer.  The Travel program is designed to provide an attractive soccer environment that nurtures the highest level of competition. All team participants develop skills on and off the field through team play, sportsmanship, top competition play, and hard work. Teams have the opportunity for success at the state, regional, and national levels. Our travel teams play and compete in EDP, NCSL, and Girls League leagues as well as State, Regional and National Cup Tournaments.  Youngsters who aim to play in the TSJFCV Travel soccer program will be given the training to compete and prepare for that next level of play including but not limited to playing at any number of colleges throughout the country. 

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The St. James FC Virginia Girls Academy:

The Girls Academy provides elite competition for female soccer players on a regional and national scale. The mission of the program is to provide education, resources, and support to directly impact the everyday environment for clubs to develop world-class female players.

Creating the new Girls Academy provides female players between the ages of 13-19 with an improved educational development model in which players can focus solely on training with the appropriate number and level of games. This model focuses on the developing the individual player within the club environment, which allows for additional training sessions per season to enhance player development.

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FC Virginia Ashburn is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that operates Recreational youth soccer programs for children and families in Loudoun County, Virginia.  FCV Ashburn is a volunteer-based organization governed by a Board of Directors that sets policies and provides oversight of the club's programs, financial resources and legal obligations.

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Youth-Focused Soccer Education Programs Available Under TSJFCV Umbrella

Emerging Talent Center:
The primary objective of the The St. James FC Virginia Emerging Talent Center is to educate and inspire emerging youth players between the ages of 3-13 to learn the game of soccer in a fun and stimulating environment. Emerging Talent Center classes, clinics and leagues emphasize age-appropriate instruction that helps young athletes develop fundamental technical skills, balance, coordination and teamwork. Over time and into the early middle school years, tactical concepts are introduced through small-sided play that provides ample opportunity to develop good training habits and learn the game by actively playing with other children.  

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Emerging Talent Center program goals include:

  • Promote fun, enjoyable environment conducive to learning, and satisfaction for all participants

  • Promote health and fitness through physical activity

  • Provide a safe environment through a spirit of fair play and sportsmanship

  • Provide coaches, parents, spectators and soccer enthusiasts with venues to play the game

  • Offer friendly competition at various levels

  • Develop soccer skills and interest in the game

  • Encourage teamwork, camaraderie, and friendship

FC Virginia Ashburn Pre-Academy Program

The FC Virginia Pre-Academy Program is a developmental training program for recreation level soccer players between the ages of 7-9 who are looking to broaden their technical abilities. This program offers players who have the desire and ability to play and train at a level that prepares them for travel soccer. The cross over academy will be a program that focuses on "player development" with the goal of understanding the TSJFCV philosophy of preparing a player to compete in a travel environment. 

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About The St.James FC Virginia