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

Academy soccer 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. 

  • Central & East Elementary (Highway 31)
  • 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)
Girls Academy Director - Amanda Burson (click to email)


May Tryouts for Academy Soccer

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The VHSC Academy will host OPEN tryouts for all players from any Club and level.  Tryouts will be over 2-3 days and will consist of technical and skill practice as well as open scrimmaging and game play.

Online registration is MANDATORY for all players.  

Tryouts are May 23-25, 2022

  • Tryouts typically wrap up on the 1st 2 days, so please make every effort to attend days 1-2.
  • Players should wear soccer attire:  white or light grey shirt, dark shorts, and white socks.
  • Bring ample fluids and wear shin guards

Locations & Times TBD:  

  • Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex
  • Liberty Park Soccer Complex
  • Central Field (off of Hwy 31 in Vestavia)

2022-2023 Competitive Team Names & Age Group Chart

Birth YearAge GroupGirls Team NamesBoys Team NamesFormat
2015Under 8Attack 15Steamers 157v7
2014Under 9Attack 14Steamers 147v7
2013Under 10Attack 13Steamers 137v7
2012Under 11Attack 12Steamers 129v9
2011Under 12Attack 11Steamers 119v9
2010Under 13Attack 10Steamers 1011v11
2009Under 14Attack 09Steamers 0911v11
2008Under 15Attack 08Steamers 0811v11
2007Under 16Attack 07Steamers 0711v11
2006Under 17Attack 06Steamers 0611v11
2005Under 18Attack 05Steamers 0511v11
2004Under 19Attack 04Steamers 0411v11
Team names include: Black, Black II, Black III, White, and White II
Steamers/Attack Black (1st team), Steamers/Attack Black II (2nd team), etc.
Last Update: February 24, 2022