Virginia Beach City FC to Hold Winter Combine - Open Tryouts Ahead of the 2019 NPSL and WPSL Seasons
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va (December 17, 2018) – Virginia Beach City FC will offer open tryouts giving players a chance to earn a roster position as the club's First Teams build their roster for the 2019 Pro, U23 Men, and U23 Women seasons.
The Winter Combine will be held at the Norfolk Collegiate Athletic Complex in Norfolk, Va and will provide participants with the opportunity to be assessed by the club's First Team coaching staff, including D.C. United Head Scout of Hampton Roads & Virginia Beach City FC Head Coach, Brian Hinkey, for selection into the U23 team and pro contracts. Interested players can expect training sessions, small-sided, and full sided games.
Men's Pro and U23 Sunday, January 13
Check-In at 7:30am
Session 1 from 8:30am to 10:30am
Session 2 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Men's Pro and U23 Friday, February 15
Check-In at 4:00pm
Session 1 from 5pm to 7pm.
Men's and U23 Saturday, February 16 - Updated
Session 1 from 8am to 9:30am
Session 2 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.
Women Saturday, March 9
Session 1 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Session 2 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.Women Sunday, March 10
Session 1 from 10:00am to 12:00pmWomen Sunday, March 3
Check in starts at 12:30pm
Session 1 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
MEN's Location: Norfolk Collegiate Athletic Complex (Turf)
7336 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505
WOMEN's Location: Princess Anne Complex, Field 7
4001 Dam Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Virginia Beach City FC is a National Premier Soccer League expansion team awarded by the NPSL in 2013. VB City FC most recently upgraded its current semi-professional men's soccer team to field a professional men's soccer team in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) in 2019. The team began to play in 2014 with their home matches at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex, a $6.8M custom built soccer-specific stadium. The club has found success on the field earning a Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Berth, two NPSL playoff appearances and an NPSL Mid Atlantic Regular Season Conference Championship Title.
The club had two players selected in the Major League Soccer, MLS SuperDraft (Sydney Rivera, 2014 and Michael Nelson, 2015).
The Virginia Beach City FC Women have competed under the Women's Premier Soccer League for three years, WPSL, a semi-professional league behind the National Women's Soccer League, NWSL. The Washington Spirit of the NWSL field a WPSL minor league team in the same conference as the VB City FC Women. This year Virginia Beach City FC Women will be playing a number of friendlies that will still give players the same level of competition (if not better).
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