Our Mission: To provide our young people with the support, education and experiences that lay the foundations for their future success in life while creating memories that last a lifetime.
who we are
Northern Virginia United Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth soccer club based in Fairfax, Virginia that services our local community. Our club-neutral summer program and clinics are open to players from any club in the DMV area.
Our year-round program which launched in the fall 2022 competes in the EDP/National League. We also affiliate with Northern Virginia United FC, which fields adult teams year-round at the semi-pro level. Youth players, who are ready for the challenge, will compete with the semi-pro teams.
NVU Academy helps young people of all abilities develop their talents as soccer players in a competitive team setting that also provides them with the attributes that will aid them on their life journeys. We focus on developing the person within the player, which strengthens their abilities on the field, in the classroom and ultimately in their careers. This all occurs as we create lifetime memories.
NVU Academy strives to build on its legacy as the premier youth soccer nonprofit serving Northern Virginia players, families and support network in a safe, affirming and caring manner. A growing organization ensures that we have the resources to meet the needs of this growing region where soccer continues to gain in popularity.
Our culture is supportive, enjoyable, inspirational, rewarding and focuses on the appropriate physical, mental and emotional development of players.
Our culture is built on three key attributes:
Accountability – Take ownership by first always asking what we can do better and pushing ourselves to progress and overcome adversity.
Ambition – Developing ‘can do’ mindsets without any ceiling or limitations on what we can achieve individually and collectively.
Achievement – Recognize and celebrate real achievement throughout every step of the journey.
our development philosophy
Northern Virginia United will provide a comprehensive player development platform for the community, emphasizing skill development, intensity, accountability, and leadership. We will challenge our players mentally and physically in an exciting environment that builds character and encourages leadership.
Player Development Philosophy
We develop players to the best of their abilities by building a foundation of success, measured not by wins and losses but by player improvement at every level.
A Successful NVU Player:
Has a love for the beautiful game
Has sportsmanship for their teammates and opponents
Has respect for coaches, referees, parents, and other players
Can deal with adversity
Is a leader
Is confident on and off the field
Is accountable for himself
Is skilled at problem-solving through creativity, collaboration, and innovation
Has a will to succeed
Development for Individuals
NVU is committed to the long-term development of the individual by teaching both soccer skill and character simultaneously. Talented and dedicated players, supportive parents, quality coaching, and strong management ensure a successful program.
Development for Coaches
Empower our coaches, through education and mentorship, to succeed in becoming role models for fair play, sportsmanship, respect, and teamwork, by implementing the highest learning standards for youth players based on the NVU Curriculum, the US Youth Soccer Player Development Model, and 2017 US Soccer Player Development Initiatives.
THE NVU Academy helps young people of all abilities develop their talents as soccer players in a competitive team setting that also provides them with attributes that will aid them on their life journeys. We focus on developing the person within the player, which strengthens their abilities on the field, in the classroom and ultimately in their careers. Join Us!