The Virginia Legacy Soccer Club (est. 1976) is the largest youth soccer club in Williamsburg and, in a partnership with James City County, started offering Recreational Youth Soccer in the Fall of 2012. Today, our recreational program is home to over 800 players. Girls and boys, ages four to eighteen, of all skill levels participate in one or both seasons in the fall and spring.
The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide the best experience for all levels of players in a safe, non-competitive, progressive environment. Players often start at a young age and as they mature, the program is designed to offer more challenges and developmental opportunities. Some players may choose to move into one of our more skill-focused, competitive programs such as our Advanced Development Program (ADP) for 5 – 9, or our travel program for U10 and above, but the majority of our players continue in our recreational program and enjoy a long and rewarding soccer career.
Coached by volunteers and supervised by our staff, recreational teams play at the Warhill Sports Complex, one of the top soccer facilities in the state. Depending on the age group, players can have up to two practices a week in addition to a game on Saturday. All players are required to wear shin guards and proper footwear. Players receive a team jersey each season as part of the registration fee.
There is plenty to learn in our progressive recreational program. Our youngest players start with fewer players on the field, a smaller ball, no goalkeepers and coaches right out on the field guiding them as they go. As the players mature, the elements of the game change. Field size, number of players and ball size gradually increase, and we see the addition of goalies and finally referees are added to the mix. This progressive process is designed in an age-appropriate manner that grows with the child.
The Virginia Legacy welcomes children of all skill levels and abilities to play in our recreational program. We believe that soccer provides a great vehicle to learn life’s many lessons. Through the game kids stay fit, learn how to be part of a team and meet new friends, but they also build their confidence, communication skills and ability to meet and solve new challenges.