We here at the Virginia Legacy are dedicated to providing high quality and professional training for families throughout the year, and are excited to announce our Summer programs for 2015 in conjunction with our NPSL Team - Legacy 76. Please check links to left to find the best program for your child.
Legacy Jr's - U14 Boys Those wishing to be a part of the Legacy 76 Juniors U14 Academy will have a supplemental tryout (to normal Legacy tryouts) on Wednesday May 13th – 6:00pm at the Warhill Sports Complex Turf Field 6. There is no cost to attend this tryout and no registration process - please contact Kelvin Jones (email@example.com) or Bobby O'Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info or interest or if you can not attend the tryout
Legacy Jr's - U16 Boys Those wishing to be a part of the Legacy 76 Juniors U16 Academy will have a supplemental tryout (to normal Legacy tryouts) on Wednesday May 13th – 6:00pm at the Warhill Sports Complex Turf Field 6. There is no cost to attend this tryout and no registration process - please contact Kelvin Jones (email@example.com) or Bobby O'Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info or interest or if you can not attend the tryout please contact us for other options - like attending the U18 Boys/Reserves tryouts on the weekend as shown below.
Legacy Jr's - U17 Girls Those wishing to be a part of the Legacy 76 Juniors U17 Girls will have a supplemental tryout (to normal Legacy tryouts) on Sunday May 10th – 10:00am at the Warhill Sports Complex grass field 7 and Sunday May 17th – 10:00am at the Warhill Sports Complex grass field 7. There is no cost to attend this tryout and no registration process - please just attend one of the two days - please contact Kelvin Jones (email@example.com) or Bobby O'Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info or interest
Legacy Reserves and Legacy Jr's - U18 Boys Those wishing to be a part of the Legacy 76 Reserves or Legacy 76 Juniors U18 Academy will have a supplemental tryout (to normal Legacy tryouts) on Sunday May 10th – 10:00am at the Warhill Sports Complex grass field 7 and Sunday May 17th – 10:00am at the Warhill Sports Complex grass field 7. There is no cost to attend this tryout and no registration process - please just attend one of the two days - please contact Kelvin Jones (email@example.com) or Bobby O'Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info or interest.
Legacy Jr's - U11/12 Boys and Girls Training Academy - There will be no formal tryout for the Legacy 76 Juniors programs for the boys and girls U11/U12. Those that are interested in the program should contact age group director and coach, Kelvin Jones (email@example.com) for more information.
This summer come and check out the best local talent in Williamsburg and Newport News. The Legacy 76 will take the field during its second season of play in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). Legacy 76 will open their 2015 campaign with a home match against Chesterfield United on Saturday, May 16th at Sanford B. Wanner Stadium in Williamsburg. Last season Legacy 76 hosted over 1,600 fans on opening night and this year the team hopes to break the attendance record. Come be part of something special!
The NPSL is the largest amateur league in the United States and Legacy 76 will join 77 other teams as they compete for the 2015 NPSL Championship. Legacy 76 will play in the Mid-Atlantic Conference this season.
Legacy 76 will play each team in the division twice throughout the summer (once at home and once away). The team plans to utilize stadiums in both Williamsburg and Newport News to play its 5 home matches this summer. “One of our goals for Legacy 76 is to bring a high-level, competitive and professional soccer environment to the fans and soccer families in both Williamsburg and Newport News,” explains Virginia Legacy Technical Director Bobby O’Brien. “We believe that by utilizing the great facilities at both venues [Williamsburg & CNU], we will be able to better achieve our goals.”
Be sure to join Legacy 76 for all of the exciting action this summer! For more information, including the full season schedule, visit the team website at www.valegacysoccer.com or follow the team on Twitter @Legacy76NPSL.
Legacy to help CNU Soccer Raise Awareness
Three years ago CNU Mens Soccer and Head Coach - Steve Shaw started an event called "Juggle for Hunger". "We wanted to create a global awareness for our kids and be able to send our people all over the planet to help less fortunate kids "- said Coach Shaw. Coach Shaw (who also coaches U11 Legacy Boys) through his efforts has been able to take soccer balls and uniforms to Africa, China and Latin America. Last year, with the money that our Legacy Soccer Club helped to raise, Steve and his program were able to build a playground and gave 350 winter coats and pants to a poor mountain village elementary school in China. Coach Shaw will be making his 5th trip to China to teach kids again this summer.
This year the event returns - Juggle for Hunger 2015 is planned for Saturday April 11th, 2015. The event starts at 11am and will conclude with 2 college matches with the CNU Women taking on ODU and CNU Men taking on William and Mary. We hope that everyone will want to get behind this event and just help raise awareness. There are many ways to raise money for the event:
1) by getting donations for a juggling competition
2) sell raffle tickets for an I Phone 6!
3) Buy a ticket for the event for 10$ - includes admission to "soccer carnival" where there will be juggling, soccer tennis, 3v3 soccer, Dunk Tank and Bounce House. You will also gain admission to the CNU Men vs WM game at 3pm and the CNU Womens game at 5pm.
Additional tickets can be purchased to the college matches - Adults $5 and Children $2.
Food, Drinks and Event Apparel will also be for sale during the day at CNU Soccer Field
This is a great opportunity to help raise awareness and have a great day of soccer with your teammates, friends and family. Not to mention the local support for 4 area mens and womens soccer programs to learn and watch the game at a high level.
Legacy to host Residential Camp
New in 2015 – The Virginia Legacy Soccer Club has teamed up with Top Flight Soccer Academy to bring you the best residential camp experience around. With top coaches, facilities and camp curriculum, this will surely be the place to be this summer. The camp is held at Sweet Briar College - just a short drive away in Lynchburg, VA.
Virginia Legacy recommends, Top Flight Soccer Academy, to all U9-U15 boys that are interested in taking their game to the next level this summer. All players will be working with Top Flight Director, Oliver Weiss, who will provide a non-stop soccer specific week of training and fun. The Top Flight Academy, which has been home to many Legacy kids in the past, is a premier camp with top-level coaches and first class soccer fields and futsal courts.
The camp maintains a small number of campers to ensure the best player to coach ratio in order to maximize the soccer instruction and learning environment.
Directors, Bobby O’Brien and Kelvin Jones, will be at the camp this summer to work with the players along side other Top Flight Staff. The camp this year is a club centric camp reaching out to players who have the desire and the work ethic to improve their game.
Virginia Legacy has worked with Top Flight to be able to bring you the camp for a cost of $425 for the 4 days of non-stop soccer action. Most overnight experiences can range from $550 – $600 and have a lot of down time. Top Flight and Legacy are able to bring you this camp at a reasonable price and ensure the environment will surpass your expectations.
“I personally have done many overnight camps in the past and the one hosted by Oliver and Top Flight is by far the best one I have seen for the U9-U15 aged players to develop and be challenged as players in a fun appropriate environment. I am thrilled that our Legacy players are able have this opportunity to attend this camp this summer.” – Bobby O’Brien – Technical Director
It is Legacy’s goal to get between 25-35 players participating in the camp this summer.
Rec, ADP, and Community Partnership began March 21st
The Virginia Legacy began the WJCC Spring Recreational Season this past Saturday and it started out with a bang as almost 800 kids showed up to play. The newest group of players met early Saturday morning and some began their soccer careers with Legacy's coaches and directors. Each 4, 5, and 6 year old starts out in our program under the professional guidance of the Legacy coaching staff. 30 minutes of instrucional fun and then regrouped into teams for fun and fair competition playing 3 versus 3. The Legacy is always looking for help and support with the season by way of head and assistant coaches, experience is appreciated but not required. The Legacy is dedicated to making the player and parent experience enjoyable. This season all of Legacy's volunteer coaches were provided with the opportunity to take part in the United States Soccer Federation's "F" License to help aid in the development of themselves and their players. With the launch of the spring season, Warhill Sports Complex is the home to over 950 Legacy players each Saturday as the Rec, ADP, and the Community Partnership all compete between 9am and 3pm.
If you are interested in volunteering with one of the Legacy's many programs, please contact Alex Spirn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you again to all of our amazing volunteers and we hope the season continues to provide enjoyment to everyone participating.
Thank you again to our sponsors Lumber Liquidators
Tryout/Team Formation information:
All players interested in participating with the Virginia Legacy for the 2015/16 seasons are encouraged to visit - our travel team information page here!for more information on teams, fees, the tryout process and locations in which Legacy operates.
All players that are interested in trying out for the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club must pre- register online via at this link - TRYOUT REGISTRATION LINK!! - There is No COST to register or attend!
Coaching Slate for 2015/16:
Coaching assignments for the 2015/16 seasons will be posted online as they
become confirmed starting on Monday April 13th. Please continue to visit our Travel Team information page! for updates on coaches, fees, uniforms, and other
information regarding the 2015/16 travel soccer seasons.
For more information regarding the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club,
please visit the Travel Team section at www.valegacysoccer.com. If you have any questions about the placement process, please contact the Virginia Legacy Soccer Office at 757-253-8572 or email Bobby O'Brien at email@example.com or Kelvin Jones at Kjones@valegacysoccer.com.
The Virginia Legacy Soccer Club is a non - profit organization that strives to provide a quality soccer program to any youth who wishes to play. We are pleased to be able to offer both full and partial finanical assistance for the player fees, however any financial assistance granted will not include costs associated with uniforms or travel expenses. If interested please fill out the application and return it to the soccer office by April 21st, 2015 - Click here for application
The Legacy Family Expands into Poquoson/York
The Virginia Legacy is proud to announce its new affiliation with Islander Soccer Association. Formerly the Poquoson Sharks – the Islander Soccer Association (ISA) has teamed up with the Virginia Legacy to bring the Legacy Soccer Club to the Poquoson/York Communities starting in Fall 2015.
The ISA Legacy will now be a part of the Legacy family and the Legacy will provide the same resources, coaches, and administrative support to all the teams on the Peninsula. With this the Legacy will now provide travel soccer to all communities on the Peninsula (Hampton, NN, Poquoson, York and Williamsburg) with practice and game locations in each community.
Technical Director Bobby O’Brien had this to say - “We are thrilled to be working with ISA and being able to provide our services, coaches and resources to more families on the Peninsula. It is our goal to provide kids with the best soccer experiences and we are confident this move will allow all kids on the Peninsula to experience what Virginia Legacy is about.”
Legacy Director of Coaching Shawn Trueblood will be in charge of all the Peninsula based Legacy teams playing out of ISA and East End. Director of Coaching Kelvin Jones will assist in the leadership while managing all the CCL Elite and Williamsburg based Legacy teams. Technical Director Bobby O’Brien will also continue to manage leadership of all the teams within Legacy and work with each community. In addition to U10-U18 travel opportunities for Boys and Girls – Legacy has also expanded its boys and girls ADP (U7-10 Advanced Development Program) to the Poquoson/York area as well and will begin that program this Spring (March 2015).
“These communities will now have more oversight on administration, player development, coaching resources, curriculums and their own Director of Coaching within Legacy to really help create the proper soccer environment. – says O’Brien”
Information on Legacy tryouts for the 2015/16 season will be coming out this week – in regards to age groups, fees, dates and tryout locations (tryouts will be held in 3 locations across the Peninsula and Williamsburg)
For additional information please contact the VLSC Office at 757-253-8572. To register for the 2015 Recreational Camps, click here, and then look for Activity #506300 (Summer Camps) on the JCC website.
Registration coming soon for the Position Specific Camp, and Half Day Camps in CNU and York County
Legacy Honored by Williamsburg Health Foundation
After 15 years of honoring Healthcare Heroes, the Williamsburg Health Foundation has changed its awards to recognize residents across various fields who are champions for local health and well-being.
Last week, the foundation presented awards to Reed Nester, Jim Elder and the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club for increasing opportunities for physical activity and lifelong wellness in the community. They share zeal for helping Greater Williamsburg get on the move.
“Today marks an ending. It also marks a beginning,” said Jeanne Zeidler, foundation president and CEO, at an awards breakfast Thursday.
Zeidler said her organization – which was formed in 1996 and awards millions of dollars in grants annually to support area programs – saw a chance to broaden its award scope to include all of the individuals and organizations that work to leave a legacy of improved health. It will no longer name “Healthcare Heroes,” an award started in 1999, but instead give Williamsburg Health Foundation Awards.
“This work does not depend solely on those in the medical field. It depends on all of us,” Zeidler said.
Reed Nester, director of planning for the City of Williamsburg, has been a longtime advocate for cycling in the Historic Triangle, both as a recreational activity and as a primary means of transportation. He got into cycling with his family in the 1990s, and saw firsthand what the area was lacking in terms of a coordinated system for safe riding.
With his help, more than 70 miles of bike routes have been added throughout the area and all three localities have updated their piece of the Regional Bicycle Facilities Plan — a guiding document started in 1993 — to improve the system of bike lanes, shared-use paths, and other infrastructure. Last year the City of Williamsburg was named one of eight Virginia cities to earn a Bicycle Friendly Community award from the League of American Bicyclists, the first in Hampton Roads to receive the honor.
“It is nice to have a job where I’m able to do something good about something I’ve very passionate about: cycling,” Nester said at the breakfast.
Award winners will receive $5,000 each from the foundation to put toward a cause of their choosing, and Nester has contributed his to the City of Williamsburg’s Economic Development Authority. The EDA plans to match that sum for grants to local businesses to install bike racks, an extension of the City’s work to add racks in public spaces.
“While a lot has been achieved in the last 20 years, we have as much to do in the future as we have done already,” Nester said.
As the owner of the Colonial Sports store, Jim Elder is the face of physical activity on a regular basis, whether it is selling a child her first tennis racket or fitting a resident for running shoes in retirement.
Twice a year he directs races that involved community members of all ages, the Run the D.O.G. 5K and Sentara Sleighbell 5K.
Elder works to create family-oriented events that emphasize the value of aerobic activity for residents ages 5 to 85, supporting Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools’ School Health Initiative Program to instill healthy habits early on.
“If I can get your child excited about running, and running’s easy, maybe you’ll go out with them,” Elder said in a video played at Thursday’s awards.
Elder is giving his $5,000 to Avalon: A Center for Women and Children and Angels of Mercy medical clinic.
The award to Virginia Legacy Soccer Club honored the organization’s commitment to providing children of many ages and economic backgrounds the chance to play soccer through its Community Partnership Program. Legacy works with WJCC Public Schools, SHIP and James City County Parks and Recreation, along with volunteer coaches from the College of William & Mary, for soccer programs serving hundreds of young players.
Co-founder Al Albert said the growth of the program since its start in 2003 would not be possible without the support of the Williamsburg Health Foundation. The award money will go toward furthering its mission into the future.
Bobby O’Brien, Legacy’s Technical Director, said getting children involved in soccer has more than athletic benefits. In the awards video, he said Legacy programs promote eating healthy – for best possible performance on the field – and motivate players to keep their grades up so they can participate now and at the next level. More than 300 Legacy members have gone on to play collegiate soccer.
To close Thursday’s program, Williamsburg Health Foundation Board of Trustees Chairman Douglas Myers said he hopes attendees left with the understanding that there are many kinds of heroes who work together to better health.
“Nothing happens in isolation,” he said. For more information about the Williamsburg Health Foundation, visit its website.
The Williamsburg Health Foundation, a private non-profit organization, supports programs that improve the health of people living in Williamsburg and surrounding counties. The Foundation was formed in 1996. Since then it has given more than $60 million to support community health programs in the area.
Virginia Legacy Proud to be Supported by Major Sponsors
The Virginia Legacy is all set to start the 2014/15 campaign with the powerful support of our 3 major sponsors: Dr. Potter, Lumber Liquidators, and The Williamsburg Pottery.
With their Support, our club is able to provide player equipment, practice uniforms and resources to our players. Our sponsor’s contributions impact over 450 travel players. The Virginia Legacy travels throughout Virginia, Maryland and other states on the east coast spreading our sponsors name and goodwill wherever we compete. Our sponsors believe in supporting our program so that we all may develop a better future for our community.
You may visit our sponsors on the web by clicking the links below.
On behalf of the Virginia Legacy and all of our players and staff, We Thank You!
Lumber Liquidators Re-Sign on as Sponsor for 2014/2015
Lumber Liquidators (www.lumberliquidators.com) supports the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club as part of a long-time commitment to creating a better future for the communities it serves. Funding from the Toano-based company will help offset the cost of players t-shirts and jerseys in the recreational and travel soccer programs, directly impacting over 1400 kids. The specialty retailer of hardwood flooring is supporting the club through its philanthropic program, Lay It Forward http://layitforward.lumberliquidators.com/ , which lifts up organizations that, like its products, have enduring impact.
The Virginia Legacy thanks Lumber Liquidators for all it has done to help our club in 2013/14 and are very excited about the relationship and its future for 2015 and beyond.