Fall 21 Recreational Soccer Registration is NOW OPEN!

Welcome to Vestavia Hills Soccer Club, Leaders in Youth Development!

We are excited to have completed the Spring 2021 season amidst the pandemic allowing players and families to be back on the field and playing the great game of Soccer!  Players, Parents, Families, and Staff did a wonderful job this past year!  Thank you for all your dedication and patience in these unprecedented times!

On that note, all Fall 2021 Recreational programs are now open!

Please sign up today and secure your spot in your favourite Recreational Soccer Program!

Spots are limited, so don't wait til it's too late to sign up!


We have programs for boys and girls at all ages from U4 and older!

The tentative calendar is below:

  • August 16 - registration closes
  • August 30 (week) - U8 and older team practices start
  • September 10 - U8 games start
  • September 11 - CASL League/Mini Kickers Start
  • September 12 - U6 Starts/Champions League U9-U12 starts
  • September 13/14 - Skills and Game Night starts
  • October 30 - Mini Kickers Ends
  • November 5 - U8 Games End
  • November 6 - CASL League Ends
  • November 7 - U6 Ends/Champions League U9-U12 ends

Academy Soccer - Bridge Program to Competitive Soccer

If you are looking for more and are a U8-U10 player, we have programming to supplement your existing Recreational program and/or you can look to join our bridge to competitive soccer, the Academy.  The Academy uses professional, licensed coaches that work hard to maximize player development and teach soccer skills and awareness through hard work, discipline, learning, and FUN.  If interested, please contact Jason Woodall at jason@vestaviasoccer.com for more information!

Other questions?  Please contact us at (205) 978-0182 or email us at info@vestaviasoccer.com

Legion FC – VHSC Club Nights Announced!

Professional Soccer is back and better than ever in 2021!  We are excited to announce VHSC Club Night for all Vestavia Hills Soccer Club members...

May 15 @ 6:30 PM - Legion FC vs Memphis FC

August 28 @ 6:30 PM - Legion FC vs Louisville City FC

Wear your VHSC jersey and support Legion FC by attending Club Night!  VHSC will have ball boys & girls at the match as well as have walk-out buddies and anthem buddies for the matches!

Professional soccer doesn't get any better than in your own city and backyard!


More information to come!

#hammerdown #legionfc #getafterit

Baumhower’s Victory Grille is the NEW Official VHSC Sponsor!

Bob Baumhower’s Victory Grille has been announced as a new Official Sponsor of the Vestavia Hills Soccer Club. BVG will be the title sponsor of the Alabama Soccer Showdown held each November, as well as the Spring Fling @ Central Field, held each April. Baumhower’s has a brand-new location just a few kicks away from Central Field on Hwy 31 in Vestavia Hills. BVG has won numerous awards for Best Sports Bar and Best Wings, and we are thrilled to welcome Baumhower’s Victory Grille to the Vestavia Soccer Club family.  Please support our sponsors!

Don’t forget to register today for Recreational Soccer this Fall!  We are ready to get back on the field and want you all to join the FUN on the field with our Recreational Program!

Join Us for the 2024 Preseason Summit with Dr. Ben Freakley!


Join us for an exceptional event with Dr. Ben Freakley on August 11, 2024, hosted by Hoover-Vestavia Soccer, Hoover Soccer Club, and Vestavia Hills Soccer Club.

Dr. Freakley is a distinguished leader in applied sport and performance psychology with over two decades of experience. As the founder and CEO of Ready, Set, Resilient, he provides top-tier psychology services to individuals, teams, and organizations. His career includes prestigious roles such as Head of Mental Performance for the Toronto Blue Jays and working with the 75th Ranger Regiment of the United States Army Special Operations Forces. He holds a doctoral degree in sport and performance psychology and is a certified mental performance consultant (CMPC).

Event Details:

For Coaches:

  • Date: August 11 @ 11:00 AM
  • Who: All HVS, HSC, and VHSC Coaching Staff
  • Location: UAB Alumni Theatre
  • Sign Up: Coach Sign Up

For Players and Parents:

  • Date: August 11 @ 3:00 PM
  • Who: All HVS, HSC, and VHSC Parents
  • Location: Vestavia Hills Civic Center
  • Sign Up: Parent Sign Up

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Dr. Freakley about resilience, mental performance, leadership development, team dynamics and culture, high-performance mindset, Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), and advanced communication skills.

Join us for an inspiring and educational experience with Dr. Ben Freakley!



VHSC Announces Marky’s Kitchen as Title Sponsor of the Liberty Cup!

VHSC is thrilled to introduce Marky’s Kitchen as our newest sponsor! Conveniently located in nearby Cahaba Village, Marky’s Kitchen opened on May 1st in the old Dairy Queen/Local Roots spot.

Marky’s Kitchen Website – Click Here!

Marky’s Kitchen will proudly serve as the presenting sponsor for the annual Liberty Cup, held every August over two weekends. The event takes place at the Liberty Park Soccer Complex and the SHAC, attracting over 200 teams last year.

The Cassimus family—Marcus, Zoe, and John—reopened one of the original Zoe’s Kitchen restaurants and have now launched Marky’s Kitchen. The restaurant offers beloved family recipes and introduces a new favorite: the Marky’s Smash Burger Special, featuring two burgers with special sauce and fries for just $12.95!

A big thanks to Marky’s Kitchen for joining our winning team!

Key Steps for Post-Tryouts and Summer Preparation in Soccer

Steps After Soccer Tryouts and Summer Planning ⚽

Hello there! Your soccer journey doesn't stop after tryouts, whether you're a competitive or academy-level player. The moves you make post-tryouts can be as important as those during the tryouts.

After the tryouts finish, you might find yourself chosen for a team or needing to work on certain areas. No matter the result, knowing your next steps is key. This time can shape your soccer season, improve you as a player, and help you get better at soccer. From learning about your new team, setting your own goals, keeping up with the needed training routines, and learning from feedback, every step can help you grow as a player. Whether you're hoping to play for a club at the high school level or dreaming of college soccer, the steps you take after tryouts are essential. It's all about getting ready mentally and physically, keeping your motivation up, and always striving to be the best. A

fter tryouts, let's look at the important steps all players should consider to ensure they're on track toward their soccer dreams. ⚽

Steps After Tryouts

After tryouts, players should consider how they performed and take any feedback on board. They should also get to know their new teammates and coaches by attending team meetings or introduction sessions. This is a great time to set your own goals for the season.

Summer Training Programs

Training throughout the summer is key. Players should sign up for summer camps or training programs to improve their soccer skills. These programs usually include fitness, technical drills, and game tactics. It's also a good idea to practice on your own, focusing on any weak areas from the tryouts.

Key Notes

We must do more to be more...  Doing the minimum will yield minimal results...

Add ball mastery, strength and conditioning to your daily and weekly routines over the summer to continue growth and development and prepare!

U8-U12 players need to be able to juggle 10 times by the end of summer! Start with 1, then 2, and so on, adding a bounce in between if needed!

Juggling helps develop a player's game and love for the soccer ball!

Rest, Variety of Training, and Family Time

Importance of Rest: Rest is very important for soccer players after tryouts. It lets the body recover from physical stress and helps lower the risk of injuries. Rest days also give players a mental break, helping to keep their passion and focus for the game.

Varying Intensity of Training: Training after tryouts should have light and intense sessions. This helps keep fitness up without overloading the players. Light training includes jogging and stretching, while intense sessions work on skill development and tactical drills.

Incorporating Family Time: Balancing training with family time is very important for the overall well-being of young athletes. Support from your family plays a key role in a player's development. Taking some time off to be with family can refresh the players, making them more motivated and focused when they return to training.


The right steps after tryouts and summer preparation are key for soccer players. After tryouts, thinking about your performance, staying positive, and setting clear goals can help you improve. Looking for feedback helps shape your training, making sure weaknesses are worked on.

Joining summer programs keeps players active and sharp, bridging the gap between seasons. These steps align with the right habits and attitudes that can lift your game and prepare you for future challenges. The wider impact includes healthier, more engaged athletes and strong community ties through shared sportsmanship values. Parents and coaches have a very important role in supporting these steps.

Practical steps after tryouts and summer prep help individual growth and strengthen the shared spirit of soccer communities.

Let's all work together to encourage these habits for the good of our players and the game. ⚽



⚽️ U8-U12 Tryout Updates at Vestavia Hills Soccer Club

RE:  VHSC Tryout Updates for Wednesday, May 22, 2024

We want to thank everyone who participated in the U8-U12 tryouts at Vestavia Hills Soccer Club. Seeing such great talent and commitment to the wonderful game of soccer was truly inspiring. ⚽️

Important Updates:

  • No tryouts tonight (Wednesday, May 22). 🚫
  • Spots are still available in all age groups. If you are interested in joining, please register for tryouts using the link below and then contact the corresponding director:
  • We will host an auxiliary tryout in the next 7-10 days. If interested, please register for tryouts and contact the corresponding director.

VHSC Tryout Registration

Thank you again for coming to our tryouts and evaluations this week. We will be in touch soon with further information. We wish you all the best for the week and Memorial Day. 🇺🇸



VHSC Hall of Fame Induction: Congratulations to Adam Watson!

We are thrilled to announce that Vestavia Hills High School senior Adam Watson was inducted into the VHSC Hall of Fame during last Sunday night's prestigious Top Soccer Awards Ceremony. Adam's remarkable journey began six years ago when he first joined as a Sidekick, and his dedication has only grown since then. Recently, he has excelled as a Lead Coach, earning the esteemed title of the 2023 Top Soccer Coach of the Year for Alabama.

Adam's outstanding contributions to our club and the Top Soccer program have not gone unnoticed. His passion for soccer and commitment to nurturing young talents make him a truly deserving recipient of this honor.

In addition to Adam's induction, we are proud to acknowledge the esteemed company he joins in the Hall of Fame, including Director of Soccer Luke Whittle and current Club President Frank Hernandez.

We especially thank Councilwoman Kimberly Cook for gracing us with her presence at the ceremony and for presenting trophies to our special needs players. We also extend our gratitude to our club and program sponsors, Liberty Park Children's Dentistry and Dr. Ying, for their unwavering support.

As we continue to expand our program, we are always on the lookout for Sidekicks—able-bodied assistant coaches—who play a vital role in our Top Soccer program. Keep an eye out for informational emails in August to learn how your family can get involved in the Top Soccer program for the Fall season.

Join us in congratulating Adam Watson on this well-deserved achievement and celebrating his legacy within the VHSC community!

Capelli Sport Scores Big: Official Supplier for Vestavia Hills Soccer Club!

Vestavia Hills Soccer Club x Capelli Sport ­

Capelli Sport to Become the Official Uniform and Equipment Supplier for Vestavia Hill Soccer Club

Capelli Sport proudly announces a multi-year partnership with Vestavia Hills Soccer Club. This agreement will see Capelli Sport becoming the exclusive supplier of on-field apparel and kits for Vestavia Hills SC’s players and coaches. Per the partnership terms, Capelli Sport will also become the official and exclusive equipment provider for the Birmingham–based soccer club. Beginning in 2024, this deal will provide VHSC’s athletes with high-performance apparel and increase the brand visibility of Capelli Sport in the state of Alabama.

Founded in 1979, Vestavia Hills Soccer Club has long been a dominant force in Alabama youth soccer, winning multiple State Championships yearly. They currently field clubs U4-U18 in recreational and competitive leagues. VHSC is also a strong leader in the community off the field as they offer free ACT Prep Classes, the Kindergarten Reading Buddies Program, and TOPSoccer Initiatives.


President of Vestavia Hills Soccer Club, Frank Hernandez, said:

“We are thrilled to join the Capelli Sport family. To be honest, I was not that familiar with the brand since my kids have aged out of the club, but once I saw the quality of the company and the experienced customer service, I was sold.”


President and CEO of Capelli Sport, George Altirs said:

“Vestavia Hills SC is an special organization with a long-lasting history of success and Capelli Sport is excited to sign a multi-season partnership with them. Together, we will help grow the game of soccer in Alabama, while giving their talent the chance to compete in high-quality uniforms.”


About Capelli Sport

Based in New York City, Capelli Sport was founded in 2011 with the mission to provide quality, functionality, and design for high-level performance on the field. Capelli Sport now operates around the globe, distributing world-class training gear, apparel, and equipment and partnering with elite soccer clubs and organizations. Learn more at capellisport.com and f­ind Capelli Sport on Twitter (@capellisport) and Instagram (CapelliSport), or visit the Capelli Sport Facebook page.

🌟 VHSC Tryouts: Register Online Now for Pre-Tryout Camps and Tryouts! ⚽

🌟 Get Ready For Tryouts: Register Online Today! ⚽

Exciting news! Our competitive U13-U19 tryouts are just around the corner, and we can't wait to see your young athletes in action. Whether your child is a soccer superstar or starting, everyone can showcase their skills and join the fun!

May 6-8:  Pre-Tryout Camp 1 for U8-U19

Get warmed up and ready at our first pre-tryout camp from May 6th to May 8th. It's a fantastic opportunity for your child to hone their skills and get to know our coaching staff.

May 13-15:  Boys and Girls Competitive Team Tryouts for U13-U18

Save the dates – May 13th to May 15th – for our tryouts. It's the perfect opportunity for your child to shine on the field and potentially secure a spot on one of our competitive teams. Our coaches will be there every step of the way to support and encourage them.

May 17-18:  Pre-Tryout Camp 2 for U8-U12

This camp is tailored for U8-U12 players gearing up for tryouts scheduled on May 20-22. Don't miss out on the chance to register online! It's an excellent opportunity to stay in the game and prepare for tryouts!

May 20-22:  Tryouts for U8-U12 Academy and Competitive Teams
For our younger players aged U8-U12, tryouts will be held from May 20th to May 22nd. Let's see what they've got and welcome them to our soccer family!

Click here to view a full calendar 📅

Register Now:

Secure your child's spot by registering online before the tryouts. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity for them to grow, learn, and make lasting memories with their teammates.

We're Here to Help:

Do you have questions or need more information? We're here to help! Feel free to contact us; we'll gladly assist you - info@vestaviasoccer.com.

Join Our Soccer Family:

At Vestavia Hills Soccer Club, we believe in fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where every player can thrive. Join us as we on our young athletes and celebrate their love for the game!

We can't wait to see your child on the field at tryouts.

Meet Our New Director of Coaching: Nolan Walsh!

Exciting Announcement! ⚽ 🎉

Vestavia Hills Soccer Club is thrilled to announce Nolan Walsh's appointment as the new Director of Coaching for the Attack and Steamers teams. With a solid coaching background, Nolan brings a wealth of experience and success to his new role.

Nolan has been an integral part of VHSC for the past two years, already achieving remarkable milestones, such as winning a state championship this past Fall. Before joining VHSC, he served four years as a staff coach and club registrar for Chicago FC United MLS Academy in Chicago. Additionally, he contributed as an assistant coach at Trinity University for five years, further honing his coaching expertise.

Nolan steps into his new role to fill the shoes of Coach Kat, who is embarking on a journey with college soccer at Pitt State, and Carlo Schiavoni, who has ventured into professional soccer with Birmingham Legion FC. We extend our heartfelt wishes to Coach Kat and Carlo for their future endeavors, and we're confident Nolan will continue to uphold the standards of excellence at VHSC.

Join us in welcoming Nolan Walsh to his new position and wishing him great success in guiding our Attack and Steamers teams to new heights! ⚽ 🚀

2024-2025 VHSC Competitive Team and Academy Tryout Registration Now Open!

🌟 Exciting News Alert! Vestavia Hills Soccer Club Academy and Competitive Team Tryout Registration is now open! 

📆 Save the Dates for Academy and Competitive Teams:

⚽ We are thrilled to invite all aspiring young athletes to join us for our Academy and Competitive Team Tryouts this May 2024!

Please note that the level of the team will determine league entry in the fall season:

U8-U11 Teams: ASA D-League
U12-U19 Teams
: ASA State League, other competitive leagues

🤔 Questions? Don't hesitate to reach out to our dedicated Directors:

  • U8-U11 / 2015-2012 Boys & Girls: Jason Woodall, Academy Director
  • U12-U19 / 2011-2004 Boys & Girls: Nolan Walsh, DOC
  • U8-U19 Competitive Soccer: Luke Whittle, Director of Soccer

Let's gear up for an incredible journey ahead! See you at tryouts! 🌟⚽

#VHSC #SoccerTryouts

Exciting New Partnerships: Welcome The Heights Village & Good Guys Landscaping to the VHSC Family!

We're thrilled to introduce our latest partners at VHSC - The Heights Village and Good Guys Landscaping! 🎉

Nestled just 6 miles away from the Sicard Hollow Sports Complex, The Heights Village stands as a cozy boutique shopping haven, offering a warm neighborhood vibe. Dubbed "Your neighborhood gathering place," it’s the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy 🛍️. Whether you’re exploring chic boutiques like The Lili Pad and GiGi’s, treating yourself to scrumptious cookies from Cookie Fix, or rallying the team for a meal at Troup’s Pizza, The Heights Village welcomes you with open arms. As proud supporters of Vestavia Soccer Club, they're all about community and fun. Join us for a delightful experience at The Heights Village! 🍕🍪

Good Guys Landscaping, steered by VHSC's very own veteran coach Will Schilleci (205-520-4863), brings a personal touch to your garden 🌳. A local landscaping gem, Good Guys prioritizes your vision, tackling projects both grand and modest with equal passion. From basic lawn care and grass cutting to full-scale landscape transformation, flower bed beautification, shrub trimming, removal, and even pressure washing, they've got you covered 🏡.

Let's extend our support to these wonderful sponsors who are very much a part of our VHSC family 💚.