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Winter 2015 Rec GK Academy

 Winter Goalkeeper Academy:

This program is designed for the U11-U18 Loudoun Soccer player in the Recreation, Challenge, Classic or SFL program who is committed to playing goalkeeper and wishes to improve his/her abilities in the goalkeeper position.

Training is scheduled for Mondays at Loudoun Soccer Park from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in January and February; the program is eight (8) weeks.  Players will receive instruction from the top goalkeeper coaches in the area, led by John O'Hara (Director of Goalkeeping).

Monday 5:30-6:30 PM
Loudoun Soccer Park (19798 Sycolin Rd, Leesburg VA 20175)
January 5, 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23

Cost per player: $250


Recreation TTA

Recreation Technical Training Academy – Fall 2014

Loudoun Soccer is pleased to announce the return of its popular Recreation Technical Training Academy (RTTA).  RTTA is a supplemental program for recreation players ages u9 to u19, and is designed to teach and refine each player’s technical ability, while also teaching its tactical application within the game.

We are pleased to announce an expansion of this program for Fall 2014, and will now offer a location in South Riding, in addition to our location in Leesburg!

Training sessions are organized by age group, and all sessions are led by professional youth soccer coaches.  Players are expected to arrive 15 minutes before each session.

Cost per player: $95 for six training sessions.  Families will register their child for either Leesburg or South Riding - players are only permitted to attend one location's session, except for the final week, which is a combined session at Loudoun Soccer Park in Leesburg.  Space is limited, so families are encouraged to register their child as soon as possible.

Program Locations:

Loudoun Soccer Park
19798 Sycolin Rd
Leesburg, VA 20175

Byrnes Ridge Park
24915 Mineral Springs Circle
Dulles, VA 20105

Program Dates:

September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3, and 17 (no training on 10/10)

Note that on October 17, both Leesburg and South Riding will train together in Leesburg

Rain-out Date: October 24

Program Times:

5-6 PM: U9-U10 Boys & Girls - please arrive by 4:45 PM

6:15-7:15 PM: U11-U17 Boys & Girls - please arrive by 6 PM


5-6 PM: U9-U10 Boys & Girls - please arrive by 4:45 PM
6-7 PM: U11-U17 Boys & Girls - please arrive by 5:50 PM

Note for October 17, South Riding will train in Leesburg, using the Leesburg schedule

What to Bring:

  • Properly inflated soccer ball (with name written on it)
  • Plenty of Water

What to Wear:

  • Red “Loudoun Soccer” RTTA Shirt (to be distributed at the first or second session)
  • Black shorts
  • White socks
  • Shin guards
  • Cleats/Soccer Shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (in case it’s raining or cold)

Program Outline (subject to change):

Week 1 – 9/5: Dribbling (Attacking Moves)
Week 2 - 9/12: Dribbling (Changes of Direction, Shielding)
Week 3 - 9/19: Passing/Receiving/Possession (inside the foot, bending, chipped, and driving passes)

Week 4 – 9/26: Goal Scoring (Finishing off crosses, short/long range shooting)

Week 5 – 10/3: Defending (Individual/Small Group)

Week 6 – 10/17: Street Soccer Tournament

How to Register:

Registering is easy!  Families may register their child for RTTA when they register for the Fall 2014 season. Remember, your player MUST be registered as Recreation/Challenge/Classic/SFL player in Fall 2014 in order to register for RTTA.

Families may register for RTTA after registering for the Fall 2014 season via their Family Account - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Registration deadline: August 22, 2014 or until capacity is reached (whichever occurs first)
Refund deadline: August 25, 2014.  Email Barb Giles at  A $25 refund fee may be assessed.


 Program details: Dan Raben, Director of Player Development,

Registration details: Karen Corpe, Recreation Programs Manager,

Fall 2014 Rec GK Academy

Loudoun Soccer Fall 2014 Rec GK Academy (FRIDAYS)

Loudoun Soccer is pleased to announce its Recreation Goalkeeper Academy for the Fall 2014 season. Training is held on Friday evenings at Bolen Park:

Bolen Park Field 16
42405 Claudia Dr
Leesburg, VA 20175

Training Dates:
Sept 5, 12, 19, 26
Oct 3, 17 (no training on 10/10)

Rainout Date: Friday Oct 24

U11-U18: 5-6 PM
U9-U10: 6:15-7:15 PM

What to Bring:
weather-appropriate clothing
goalkeeper gloves (optional but encouraged)
properly inflated soccer ball

Although this program is FREE, registration for one or all of the sessions is required.  Registration will open closer to the start of the Fall season.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

The Goalkeeper Academy is led by John O’Hara, Loudoun Soccer Director of Coaching-Goalkeeping. John brings a wealth of experience to this role. He is the current Assistant Coach/GK Coach at George Mason University and is the Head Goalkeeper Coach for Virginia ODP - North District. In addition, John is a former NCAA All-American, as well as a former professional player in Ireland and the USA. He is recognized as one of the top goalkeeper coaches in the region and he will provide all our goalkeepers with the highest level of training. John’s staff includes former and current college players and coaches.

This program is FREE for all registered Recreation (U9-U12 Rec, U9-U12 Challenge, U13 Classic, U14-U19 SFL) players in Loudoun Soccer.

Players interested in participating in this program are encouraged to attend each week, as instruction from each week carries over and builds into the following week's session.  Attending stand-alone sessions is permitted but discouraged.