NVU 
Academy

2023-2024 NVU Academy Boys & Girls

The NVU Academy boys & girls programs will host ID Sessions beginning in February 2023. These sessions are for players interested in joining the NVU Academy for 2023/2024. Please register below and an NVU coach will be in touch to arrange a suitable date.

Current NVU Academy players do not need to register for ID sessions.

Click the image above or here for more information such as date, time, location, and age group.
Click here to register!

Academy overview

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.

Are you interested in joining our NVU Travel Academy? If so, Click Here  to learn more about our tryout options. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us via the contact page.

2023/2024 ACADEMY TRYOUT INFORMATION 

We offer two different ways to tryout, you can attend an ID Session and/or attend our Open Tryouts. Learn more about both below.

ID Session

ID sessions allow you to practice with academy players, experience the NVU training environment and showcase your game while our coaches evaluate your skill set, potential, and determination.

Register for an ID session now, and the head coach for your age group will contact you to schedule a session.

WHEN: February - May

COST: Free

Open Tryouts

Our tryouts are open to all boys and girls interested in joining a team within our NVU Travel Program for the 2023/24 soccer season. If you are new to NVU, you need to fill out the Tryout Registration form (link below). Returning players should attend tryouts but do not need to register.

COST: Free

LOCATION: Pine Ridge Park 3401 Woodburn Rd, Annandale VA 22003

TRYOUT DATES AND LOCATIONS:

Wednesday, May 24
Pine Ridge Park Field #6
2012 Boys - 5:15-6:30pm
2013 Boys - 5:15-6:30pm
2013 Girls - 5:15-6:30pm

Wednesday, May 24
Pine Ridge Park Field #6
2011 Boys -  6:30-7:45pm
2014 Boys - 6:30-7:45pm
2014 Girls - 6:30-7:45pm

Wednesday, May 24
Pine Ridge Park Field #6
2015 Boys - 6:30-7:45pm
2015 Girls  - 6:30-7:45pm

Wednesday, May 31
Pine Ridge Park Field #6
2012 Boys - 5:15-6:30pm
2013 Boys - 5:15-6:30pm
2013 Girls - 5:15-6:30pm

Wednesday, May 31
Pine Ridge Park Field #6
2011 Boys -  6:30-7:45pm
2014 Boys - 6:30-7:45pm
2014 Girls - 6:30-7:45pm

Wednesday, May 31
Pine Ridge Park Field #6
2015 Boys - 6:30-7:45pm
2015 Girls  - 6:30-7:45pm

OUR Teams

Team

Birth Year

Coaches

Academy

2005/06

Brian Welsh, Alex Burke

Academy

2006/07

Connor Lee

Academy

2007

Daniel Welsh

Academy

2008

Brian Welsh, Alex Burke, Jason Drakopolous, Norman Mufarreh

Black

2008

Connor Lee, Alex Peacher

Academy

2009

Brian Welsh, Alex Burke

Academy

2010

Daniel Welsh

Black

2010

Devon Kramer

Academy

2011

Asa Fox

Black

2011

Dave Salas

Academy

2012

Asa Fox

Black

2012

Dave Salas

Academy

2013

Connor O'Connell

Black

2013

Devon Kramer

Academy

2014

Connor O'Connell

Academy

2015

Andre Russo

Black

2015

Andre Russo

Foundation Phase

Max Isidro, Shannon Lee, Carlos Santizo


Team: ACADEMY

Coaches: Brian Welsh, Alex Burke


Team: ACADEMY

Coach: Connor Lee


Team: ACADEMY

Coach: Daniel Welsh


Team: ACADEMY

Coaches: Brian Welsh, Alex Burke, Jason Drakopolous, Norman Mufarreh

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Team: BLACK

Coaches: Connor Lee, Alex Peacher


Team: ACADEMY

Coaches: Brian Welsh, Alex Burke


Team: ACADEMY

Coach: Daniel Welsh

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Team: BLACK

Coach: Devon Kramer


Team: ACADEMY

Coach: Asa Fox

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Team: BLACK

Coach: Dave Salas


Team: ACADEMY

Coach: Asa Fox

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Team: BLACK

Coach: Dave Salas


Team: ACADEMY

Coach: Connor O'Connell

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Team: BLACK

Coach: Devon Kramer


Team: ACADEMY

Coach: Connor O'Connell


Team: ACADEMY

Coach: Andre Russo

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Team: BLACK

Coach: Andre Russo

Leagues Information

EDP

Founded in 1999, Elite Development Program (EDP) is one of the largest organizers of youth soccer leagues and tournaments in the U.S. EDP operates youth leagues for boys and girls ages 8-19, conducts a Futures program for players ages 7-10, and operates U20/23 men’s and women’s leagues. EDP also runs over 20 tournaments each year.

One of the major priorities of EDP’s leagues and tournaments through its Pathway to College™ programming is to enable youth soccer players to reach their full potential, with an emphasis on attending college. More than 5,000 teams participate in EDP’s leagues and more than 170,000 players compete in EDP tournaments annually. 

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NCSL

National Capital Soccer League (NCSL) is the DC Metro area's premier promotion-relegation soccer league, serving approximately 30,000 travel soccer players every year representing many of the most successful clubs in the nation.

It is a club-based league, which requires clubs to meet league standards to be considered for entry and must be voted in by other member clubs, and schedules games at the team-to-team level providing the most appropriate and competitive game-day experience.

It offers appropriate soccer competition for boys and girls teams aged 7 through 19. With approximately 1,100 teams competing in eleven age groups, NCSL is one of the oldest, largest, and most well-known travel soccer leagues in the nation. It currently features 72 member clubs centered in Maryland, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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Contact us

Contact NVU with any questions you have about our club at info@nvuacademy.org or through our contact page below. Visit our policies page for answers to the most frequently asked questions.