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CELEBRATE DIVERSITY WITH VDA

2ND ANNUAL | nOV 24, 2018 


Celebrate Diversity with VDA - 2018

We are working on finalizing our plans to celebrate the diversity of VDA in 2018.

Thank you to all those that participated in 2017. A special thank you to PWSI Alum, Philadelphia Union, and US Men's National Team player CJ Sapong for joining us! Additionally a special thank you to everyone who volunteered and/or brought food to share! 

We would also like to highlight The Sacred Seeds and FreeStyle King (available on iOS App store and Google Play) for joining us at the event! 


Celebrate Diversity with VDA


The Virginia Development Academy and it's partner clubs PWSI, VSA, and VYS are proud of the diverse population that we serve. We will be hosting our first celebration of that diversity on November 25, 2017 at Howison Park in Woodbridge Virginia. The celebration will include lots of game and fun activities for families throughout the day! The celebration will end with the first annual VDA Coach’s Game! Players and Parents will get to vote for the starters, bid to be the referees and coaches. This will be a great opportunity to see your coaches playing the game they are so passionate about. Additionally, we want you to share with us who you are and your background. We are asking that families sign up to bring a shareable food for the VDA PotLuck. If you can bring food you can sign up online. We would also like to borrow flags from as many countries as possible to show the diverse population.  

The schedule of events will be:

12:00 PM - Preliminary games - 1st Annual FIFA World Cup - Online Sign-up - $10 per team

12:00 PM - 3v3 World Cup (DA Players are able to participate) - Online Sign-up below - $50 per team

1:00 PM - Opening Ceremonies with Special Guests

2:30 PM - Trick Competition - Individual and Team - Trick shot & Trick Juggling

3:00 PM - Skills Challenge - Crossbar Challenge, Juggling Contest, Upper 90s, and Speed Gun - $3 per event or $10 for all 4.

5:00 PM - Introduction of the Coaches and start of the game POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Sign Up here 
 Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com 

What are the events - 

FIFA Soccer 2017 - World Cup | $10 entry per individual paid no later than the day of event | 1st place and 2nd place will be awarded prizes | Sign Up Online
Rules - Tournament Style - International teams ONLY - must sign up online - Maximum of 1 entry in preliminary rounds. Schedule will be released 7 days prior to event start.  Games will start as early as 12 PM. A player re-enter on the day of the event to the loser bracket for $5. 

3v3 World Cup | $50 per team | Maximum of 6 players per team | Minimum of 3 group games | DA Players are able to participate | Prizes for 1st and 2nd Place in each division | Sign Up Online
Divisions - 9U-12U Coed teams; Girls & Boys 13U-15U; Girls & Boys 16U-18U; Girls & Boys 18+ (Register by clicking on the links) 
Rules - Teams will need to bring thier own shirts; games will be 20 minutes long;

3v3 Game Schedule - 

Game TimesField #1Field #2Field #3Field #4Field #5Field #6
12:00 PMDjibouti vs KMCSMadagascar vs Mehdi TeamAshldae FC vs Broke BDukes vs PWSI 9534 vs Loc Futbol ChicasArgentina vs Chivas USA
12:40 PMNPL 17 Cubs vsRage BoysSweet Boys vs ThundercatsAshdale FC vs DukesBroke B vs PWSI 9534 vs PWSI 05 GAgentina vs The Motivationalists
1:20 PMDijibouti vs Lions FCMadagascar vs TurkeysAshdale FC vs PWSI 95Broke B vs DukesLos Futbol Chicas vs PWSI 05GChivas USA vs The Motivationalists
2:00 PMRage Boys vs ThundercatsNPL U17 Cubs vs Sweet Boys
2:40 PMKCMS vs Lions FCMehdi Team vs TurkeysU19 +FinalsU13-15 Girls Top 2 Teams Game #4U16-19 Girls Top 2 Teams Game #5
3:20 PMNPL U17 Cubs vs ThundercatsRage Boys vs Sweet BoysU13-15 Girls Game #4 Loser & Bottom TeamU16-19 Girls Game #5 Loser & Bottom Team
4:00 PMU9-U12 ConsolationU9-U12 Semi-FinalsU9-U12 Semi-FinalsU13-15 Girls Consolation Winner vs Top 2 WinnerU16-19 Girls Consolation Winner vs Top 2 Winner
4:40 PMU9-U12 FinalsU15-19 Finals

Trick Competition | FREE ENTRY | Special Guest Judge | Prizes for Each Division Winner| Onsite Registration
Divisions - 
14U and Below Individual & Team; 15U and Above Individual & Team
Competitions - 30 second Trick Juggling - Individual & Team (2 or more players); 3 - trick shot competition - Individual & Team (2 or more players).
There will be a preliminary round and then a final 2 in each category will compete in a final round for prizes. 

Skills Competition |$3 per event or $10 for all 4 events| Prizes for Each event & Overall Champions| Onsite Registration 
Divisions -
12U and below; 13U-15U; 16U-19U; Adult 
Competitions - 30 Second Speed juggling contest | Crossbar Challenge (5 shots) | Upper 90 Challenge (3 shots) | Speed Gun (3 Shots) 

VDA Coach's Game |$1 per vote | Online Voting | POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING
Coaches from VDA as well as the 3 partner clubs will end the night with a competitive 9v9/11v11 game. This friendly allows players to participate as well by bidding to be one of the 3 referees as well as Head Coach & Assistant Coach of the teams. Voting will close 12 hours before the game. 

Potluck | $5 per plate | Food from around the world
Families are asked to bring a sharable item or plates/cups/cutlery/etc. Please sign-up online with what you will be bringing! 

Howison Park is located in Woodbridge, VA - 14716 Minnieville Rd Woodbridge Virginia United States 22193