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2014 U8 Academy Fall Friendlies

Loudoun Soccer is proud to host its third annual U8 Academy Fall Friendlies on Saturday November 22, 2014. The U8 Academy Fall Friendlies is sanctioned through Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA).  The event is open to all eligible teams.

Event Details


Loudoun Soccer Park, on high quality ProGrass turf fields in Leesburg, Virginia (19798 Sycolin Road, Leesburg, VA)


Saturday November 22, 2014


The format and central location will allow players and parents the opportunity to support the other teams from their club participating in this event, creating a festival atmosphere that promotes player, team and club unity.


The festival is geared toward each club's player development programs, specifically their U8 Academy or equivalent program.

Number of Games:

Each team will play three games.


Academy teams: $300 per team (payment by check)

How to Register:

Click on the appropriate links to the right.

Registration Deadline:

November 3, 2014
 Schedules:    Coming Soon!

Contact Information:

Tournament Director: Dan Raben

Technical Director: Darryl Gee

Travel Director: Mark Ryan

Technical Information

Technical Staff:                  Format and central location allows the clubs technical staff to easily observe all their players and coaches in action.

Competition Level:            Each club will be asked to provide competitive information regarding their teams in order to ensure the level of competition between teams is appropriate and in the best interests of individual player development.

Who Can Play:                    Open to players born on or after 8/1/06 in the U8 age group.  U7 players and teams may also participate but first priority will be extended to U8 teams.  No travel teams or travel carded players permitted.  All players must have current US Youth Soccer recreational player passes

Entry of Teams:                  Each club can enter a maximum of 6 teams per gender

Roster Size                          5 v 5 (No GKs), 10 player maximum   

Game Format:                      40 minute games (four 10-minute quarters)

2 minute break in between quarters

5 minute half time

3 total games per team

Ball Size:                               Size 3

Field Size:                             40 yard x 30 yard (approximate)

Goal Size:                             4’ x 6’

Unique U8 Rules:                   
No offside

No standings will be kept

Kick-ins used instead of throw-ins

All fouls result in a indirect free kick with the opponent 5yds away

Refer to official event rules on event page of Loudoun Soccer website.

Approved Permission to Host - click HERE (coming soon!)

Official Rules - click HERE

Registration - Academy Teams

Clubs wishing to register their U8 Academy teams should do so using this registration form

Loudoun Soccer U8 Academy Fall Friendlies Registration Form (Word document)

Clubs should submit all of their participating teams on the same form

Area Restaurants and Attractions

CLICK HERE for a list of area restaurants and attractions near Loudoun Soccer Park.

Welcome/Acceptance Letter

Welcome/Acceptance Letter - coming soon!