U23 / Reserves
Player Identification and Development
The Virginia Beach City FC U23/Reserves team consists of high level soccer players at the U23 level. This program is designed to develop players to represent the First Team in NPSL play. Players train with and against the First Team, allowing them the opportunity to gain experience with the First team staff and players. Reserve players will play matches against other NPSL level teams throughout the summer and are eligible to be called up to the First Team.
Our objective is to develop players to their full potential and consistently place them into top collegiate programs, the Virginia Beach City FC First Team and ultimately with either Major League Soccer, MLS (Men) or the National Women’s Soccer League, NWSL (Women) organizations. Most recently Virginia Beach City FC First Team player, Sidney Rivera (Old Dominion University), was selected to the 2015 MLS SuperDraft signing with Orlando City SC of MLS.
Lead by Virginia Beach City FC Head Coach, Brian Hinkey the VB City Academy staff consists of professional quality players and coaches who have knowledge of the game at the professional, collegiate, and youth levels.
All coaches are USSF certified. Our staff has player, coach, and/ or work experience with many local and nationally recognized soccer organizations.