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May, 2017

Virginia Elite Players Academy (VEPA)




VEPA is an historic collaboration of five Northern Virginia  youth soccer clubs.  Annandale United FC (AUFC), FC Virginia (FCV), Great Falls Soccer Club (GFSC), Herndon Youth Soccer (HYS),  and Springfield  Youth (SYC) have come together to provide advanced coaching, player development, and additional opportunities for our members.



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FREE Elite Player Academy for Member Clubs

(Northern Virginia, May 2017) Annandale United Football Club (AUFC), Great Falls Soccer (GFS), Herndon Youth Soccer (HYS), Springfield Youth Club (SYC), and FC Virginia (FCV) have formed an unprecedented new partnership, named Virginia Elite Players Academy (VEPA), All five area clubs have committed to the VEPA Training Program to establish a FREE academy training opportunity for elite players from within each club. 

VEPAs Training Program will begin in the Fall of 2017 and will provide unique training and playing opportunities for boys and girls across the U11-U15 age groups   

Each of the clubs will continue to operate separately, but will collaborate to provide further elite-level training for the very best players from VEPA member clubs. Technical Directors from each of the five independent clubs will identify players from each age group from their respective memberships to create select VEPA Training Pools. Only players from within VEPA member clubs can be selected to be part of this program

Players that are selected into the VEPA Training Program will continue to play with their respective clubs and teams, but will also have the opportunity to train once-a-week with other elite players from each of the five member clubs.  Players from the VEPA player pools will be selected to compete in some of the most prestigious youth tournaments in the country as well as internationally.  

VEPA training sessions will be guided by an internationally-synthesized methodology formed from some of the best youth development programs from both Europe and South America. VEPAs curriculum will be established using the extensive knowledge and experience of our member clubs Technical Directors.  

Each member clubs Technical Directors will form the collaborative Board of Directors in order to make joint decisions on the strategic vision, direction, and future expansion of the program.   The Technical Directors of each member club are:  Bo Amato (AUFC), Richie Burke (FCV), Radovan Pletka (GFS), Nick Arzani (HYS) and Julian Lee Chang (SYC).  

For more information, visit the VEPA website (

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