CVU's Recreation program is for beginner soccer players or kids who want to play without the pressure and commitment of Travel. Our Recreation program provides 8 to 9 weeks of active, developmental play and is run by volunteer coaches. The focus is on teaching players the fundamental skills of the game and having a fun experience.
Recreation is available in both the Fall and Spring seasons. Teams are currently offered for U5 to U12 players, with our U10 & U12 teams participating in the CVRSA (Central Virginia Regional Soccer Association).
The Fall season begins shortly after Labor Day (first Monday in September) and the Spring season typically starts in March. Registration opens about two months prior to the start of the season. Spots are reserved on a first come, first served basis.
*ATTENTION U10 AND U12 REGISTRANTS:
CVU is seeking to offer two teams at both age groups to accomodate the signifigant interest this Spring season. At this time, we can guarantee enough players for one U10 team and one U12 BUT we need a few more sign ups before we can support the additional teams. That being said, new players born in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 will be put on the waitlist until numbers rise. Please STILL SIGN UP as CVU needs to know how many players are interested!
The younger U5 to U8 players are $50 per season, while our older U9 to U18 play in the CVRSA (Central Virginia Regional Soccer Association). U10 and U12 are $90 per season. This fee covers a team t-shirt. Please be sure to register your player to ensure their place on a team. Note that there is a no refunds policy in effect upon the close of registration and start of the season.
Recreation Teams are co-ed. Age groups are combined to form U5/U6, U7/U8, U9/U10, and U11/U12 leagues. Players are placed in an age group corresponding to their birth year. Once registration is closed, teams are formed and coaches assigned. Your player may request to be on the same team as someone; however, CVU is unable to guarantee that all requests will be fulfilled.
Our Recreation program relies on volunteer coaches. When registering your player, we highly encourage you take a moment to consider registering yourself as a volunteer coach or assistant for the season.
Coaches are provided practice equipment and will receive educational support from CVU staff to help form a practice curriculum. No previous playing background or coaching experience is necessary.
CVU Recreation teams practice at the Blackwater Creek Athletic Area - located at 515 Monticello Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24501. There will be group practice sessions on Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm for U6 players and from 7:00pm to 8:00pm for U8 players. These sessions will be run by Coach Ray along with the volunteer coach of each team.
The U10 and U12 teams will also practice at Blackwater Creek Athletic Area; however, the day and time of practices will be set by the volunteer coach of each team. Practices are limited to no more than twice a week at no more than an hour at a time. Players will be notified of their coach and scheduled practice day and time via email.
Teams usually play 6 to 8 games over the course of a season. U6 and U8 teams are scheduled for games on Saturday mornings at 9:00am at the Blackwater Creek Athletic Area. U10 to U18 CVRSA players will have games at the CVU Complex - located at 5635 Campbell Highway, Lynchburg, VA 24501 - as well as other local field locations. The CVRSA will release the game schedule with locations and times on their website before the season begins. Games are mainly scheduled for Saturdays, however, there is the possibility of a Sunday or midweek game.
U6 and U8 Recreation will have their first practice of the Spring 2021 season on March 17th, 2021. All older rec teams will begin practices around the last week of March. Practice schedule is dependant upon volunteer coach.