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Welcome to the Academy Soccer page at Vestavia Hills Soccer Club. 

The Academy of Excellence is our competitive soccer bridge program for all players aspiring to play competitive soccer at U12. Please review the age group chart to find your program.  We have 2 locations for boys and girls of all ages that are convenient to both Highway 280 and Highway 31. 

  • Dolly Ridge (Highway 280)
  • Liberty Park & the SHAC (Sicard Hollow/Highway 280)

Players sign up yearly for our Academy Programs.  Evaluations are held each year in early May and in January as needed.

Academy Director - Jason Woodall (click to email)

2024-2025 ACADEMY

Tryouts for the Academy of Excellence

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The VHSC Academy of Excellence (formerly called the Academy) will host OPEN tryouts for all players from any Club and level. The tryouts will consist of technical and skill practice, open scrimmaging, and gameplay.

Online registration is MANDATORY for all players.  

Tryouts are May 20-22, 2024

  • Tryouts/evaluations are done over three days.
  • Online registration is required but can be done on-site.
  • Players should wear soccer attire: a white or light grey numbered jersey, dark shorts, and white socks.
  • Bring ample fluids and wear shin guards

Locations & Times:  

  • Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex
  • Liberty Park Soccer Complex

2024-2025 Competitive Team Names & Age Group Chart

Birth YearAge GroupGirls Team NamesBoys Team NamesFormat
2017Under 8Attack 17 AcademySteamers 17 Academy5v5, 7v7
2016Under 9Attack 16 AcademySteamers 16 Academy7v7
2015Under 10Attack 15 AcademySteamers 15 Academy7v7
2014Under 11Attack 14 AcademySteamers 14 Academy9v9
2013Under 12Attack 13Steamers 139v9
2012Under 13Attack 12Steamers 1211v11
2011Under 14Attack 11Steamers 1111v11
2010Under 15Attack 10Steamers 1011v11
2009Under 16Attack 09Steamers 0911v11
2008Under 17Attack 08Steamers 0811v11
2006/07Under 18/19Attack 06/07Steamers 06/0711v11
Black = 1st level team
White = 2nd level team
Grey = 3rd level team
Blue = 4th level team