WHAT IS THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA ALLIANCE
Dear Valor Soccer Families,
Today I have the great pleasure of announcing a strategic alliance between Virginia Valor, Loudoun Soccer and Great Falls-Reston soccer clubs, which will be known as the Northern Virginia Alliance (NVA).
The goal of the Alliance is to offer the highest-quality ECNL programming in Northern Virginia, combining the strengths of these three clubs to bring the area’s best coaching, training and player resources to the Alliance ECNL National teams. NVA ECNL teams will sit at the top of each club’s player pathway pyramid.
Building on Loudoun’s ECNL National League successes, NVA provides our Valor players with a clear pathway to compete at the highest level in the country.
To help answer some of the questions you may have, we have prepared a brief list of Frequently Asked Questions. I would also encourage you to read the press release announcing the Alliance, as well as to attend our Town Hall meeting. This will be held on Zoom and the link is below. All Valor families are encouraged to attend the Town Hall to learn more, and to pose any additional questions they may have about the Alliance. In additional Valor will be meeting with our coaches this evening to give them a full understanding of the opportunities the Alliance provides.
Until the new/full website is complete please see the NVA mini-site for now for updates!
Subject: NVA Town Hall
When: Monday, February 6, 2023 8:00 PM-9:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Registration for Talent ID sessions will open soon and all Valor players will be notified via TeamSnap when it is available.
I look forward to a future filled with success for the Northern Virginia Alliance as well as the continued success of Virginia Valor.
Virginia Valor FC
TERMS OF ALLIANCE
To lead and inspire the next generation of elite soccer players, coaches and families, and provide an experience that can only be had by playing at NVA and its partner clubs who share a vision for all players in the region.
To produce nationally-successful players, coaches and teams by developing and attracting top talent over a broad geographic footprint, spanning from Fairfax County across Loudoun to West Virginia.
To expand our reach nationally by establishing the most elite youth soccer alliance in the northern Virginia region, and to be the destination club for the most talented and dedicated players.
THE ALLIANCE ADVANTAGE
FOR OUR PLAYERS
Access to elite coaching and playing platforms, including ECNL events
Improved coaching quality
Greater exposure to top college coaches and showcase events
Better player guidance to the college pathway
Enhanced support resources, including mental health, sports performance training, and specific functional training days
FOR OUR CLUB
Enlarged geographic footprint
Increased competitive standing amid consolidation market-wide
Improved access to additional quality facilities across the region
between member Clubs
Greater focus on coaching development
FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Increased focus on community responsibility among players and teams
Improved access to player pathways in underserved communities
Greater commitment to community benefits through service, including
Volunteerism, Fundraisers, Coaching Rec Programs/TOPSoccer Programs, Brother/Sister Teams
GK Union – Senior and younger keepers