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**Video About TSJ FC Virginia Academy **

Girls Academy ID Sessions OPEN Now - Fill Out Interest Form Below

TSJ FC Virginia (FCV) Girls Academy will hold player ID sessions/centers throughout the year. This is for the 2021 spring season and the 2021-2022 soccer year ahead. These events are open to ALL players regardless of club affiliation. 

All trials and ID sessions/centers are free of charge. If you are interested in having your daughter attend an Academy evaluation session or ID Center, please fill out the form via the link below and look at the schedule on this page. If you can't make one of the ID Center sessions, please contact us to come out on another date.


Birth Years for Player Evaluations / ID Centers:
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010


If you are interested in learning more about TSJ FC Virginia Girls Academy or interested in a player ID session, please contact Bobby Puppione, Academy Director, or fill out the form via the link above.         (205) 239-7288

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of playing in the Girls Academy?

There are many benefits of playing in the Girls Academy. 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  attended by US Soccer Scouts and Coaches

What are some of the other included benefits that The St. James FC Virginia Girls 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

What are some other college recruiting benefits for the Girls Academy and TSJFCV?

College Recruiting Director at TSJFCV - 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 TSJFCV play.

College coaches will be given access to video of Girls Academy matches to evaluate players (through our video capabilities).

TSJFCV teams attend other Girls Academy approved college showcase events to further increase exposure.

Are players allowed to play other sports in the Girls Academy?

Yes. Players are allowed to play other sports in the Girls Academy. We have players currently playing basketball, volleyball, softball, track, and other sports.

TSJ FC Virginia Girls Academy

The St. James FC Virginia inspires players to make a difference on and off the field. The goal is to help each child reach his or her potential. To do so, TSJFCV believes in holistic development for each individual player and accomplishes this by providing high quality training and matches along with character development in a first class, daily environment.


- TSJFCV is the #1 Girls Academy Program in the Metro DC area.

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

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

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

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

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

Mitchell Among Top 25 GA and ECNL Goalkeepers

TSJFCV's own Lillian Mitchell has been recognized as one of the top 50 goalkeepers in the Girls Academy League and ECNL according to InStat.

Fox Goes #1 in 2021 NWSL Draft

TSJFCV alumna Emily Fox was drafted first in the 2021 NWSL Draft by Racing FC of Louisville, KY. Congrats to Emily and her family on this incredible achievement!

Minogue, Townes, Pope & Carter Among Top 25 in GA InStat Leaders

Several members of The St. James FC Virginia Girls Academy program rank among the Top 25 GA players in the country according to InStat.


Victoria (Dori) Haugen has a soccer life that most teenagers could never dream of. Dori has been a regular member of the  Norwegian Youth National Team system for most of her adolescent years. Born in 2002, Dori was a key member of the TSJFCV Development Academy, and played for the club for over 7 years. Now at Virginia Tech and learning how to win in the ACC, we recently 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 be held in 2020. Check out the link below.

Bobby Puppione

Academy Director

Phone: 205-239-7288

Christian Cziommer

Technical Director

Phone: 571-234-7073