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

The Center 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. 

  • 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)


Tryouts for Center of Excellence

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

Online registration is MANDATORY for all players.  

Tryouts are May 22-23, 2023

  • Tryouts/evaluations are done over 2 days.
  • Online registration is required (can be done on site).
  • 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)

2023-2024 Competitive Team Names & Age Group Chart

Birth YearAge GroupGirls Team NamesBoys Team NamesFormat
2016Under 8Attack 16 SAPSteamers 16 SAP5v5-7v7*
2015Under 9Attack 15 COE/SAPSteamers 15 COE/SAP7v7
2014Under 10Attack 14 COE/SAPSteamers 14 COE/SAP7v7-9V9*
2013Under 11Attack 13 COE/SAPSteamers 13 COE/SAP9v9
2012Under 12Attack 12Steamers 129v9
2011Under 13Attack 11Steamers 1111v11
2010Under 14Attack 10Steamers 1011v11
2009Under 15Attack 09Steamers 0911v11
2008Under 16Attack 08Steamers 0811v11
2007Under 17Attack 07Steamers 0711v11
2005/2006Under 18/19Attack 05/06Steamers 05/0611v11
COE = Center of Excellence
SAP = Skill Acquisition Program
Black = 1st level team
White = 2nd level team
Grey = 3rd level team
Blue = 4th level team