Soccer Programs for All Ages, by Alexandra Chapman

Since the age of 11, current high school student Alexandra Chapman has played and coached for the Victor Soccer Club in Victor, New York. Here, Chapman introduces the programs offered by the organization, which has enriched the lives of the town’s youth for many years.

Before 1997, the Victor Soccer Club existed as two individual clubs, the Victor Travel Soccer Club and the Farmington Youth Soccer Club. The merger not only combined the resources of the two teams, but also allowed players in both areas to choose between Victor’s competitive teams and Farmington’s recreational play. The Club now offers league play for youth aged 5 through 19. In the summer, the league’s 5- and 6-year-old players enjoy a “micro” soccer league, while players 7 through 16 can choose between recreational league play or all-star/select tournament competition. In addition, 17-year-old players also receive eligibility for the tournament program. Summer travel teams are also available for players ages 8 through 19.

In the fall, micro-league play continues for 5- and 6-year-olds, and recreational play remains available for ages 7 through 12. The Club also offers skills development sessions throughout the year, including its popular off-season Winter Skills Academy.

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