VSA Announce 2016-2017 Full Coaching Slate

11 teams Coached by A License Coaches / VSA Welcomes Shay Bell

VSA Announce 2016-2017 Full Coaching Slate

Coaching Staff announcement

VSA is proud to announce the 2016-2017 Elite Coaching Slate. We are delighted to continue moving forward as a club and have worked hard to continue our goal of club, team and player development. VSA has recruited and retained  some of the very best coaches in the state and we have numerous coaches with the highest level of qualifications and a unique blend of experience and enthusiasm. With the upcoming age group changes implemented by US Soccer, it is a unique time for players and we are enthused by the opportunity to continue to provide stability and an environment that encourages competitive play and enjoyable player development. 

"We are very happy with the staff that we have been able to put together. This year has been a very enjoyable year for our coaching staff and we have created a strong working relationship between the group. Our ultimate goal as a club is to have the best coaches in the area working with our players, I believe that we have taken another step forward to completing this long term goal. The criteria for coaching a VSA team is continually evolving and with this the standards have been raised to a new level. We expect great things with all of our staff and are excited for the Fall" commented Matt Lacey, Technical Director 


View Coaching Brochures for full slate for each program


VSA Jr Academy U9-U10

VSA Pre-Academy U11-U14

VSA Academy U15-U19 


Shay Bell announcement


VSA is delighted to announce the hiring of Shay Bell as Assistant Academy Director. Shay comes to VSA with over 14 years of experience coaching travel soccer and is very highly regarded in the Northern Virginia soccer community. He is currently the Boys Coach of the 2001 age group in the VYSA ODP program. 


Age group Director Graham Maclean had this to say about the hiring: “Shay is a terrific addition to the staff at VSA. He will add experience and knowledge to the age groups and I am extremely thrilled to have him at VSA. Shay has numerous college contacts and will be an invaluable source of information and coaching expertize for our older aged players. We are delighted he has agreed to join the club and look forward to working with him.”


Shay had this to say about working with VSA: “I am very happy to join the coaching staff at VSA and can’t wait to get started. I know I will enjoy working with the staff, players and parents. It is an exciting time to be part of a growing club with tremendous potential.” 


Shay will begin work officially on August 1st but we look forward to seeing him around the club before then including at the upcoming tryouts. For more information on VSA and the tryouts, please visit the website at www.vsaonline.org.


Shay’s resume: USSF A license, NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Regional GK, 14 years experience coaching, former college player: Frostburg State University DIII, PWSI Staff Coach, SOCA Staff Coach, VYSA ODP Academy Director