The Virginia Legacy Soccer Club is the largest youth soccer club in Williamsburg and, in a partnership with James City County, started offering Recreational Youth Soccer in the Fall of 2013. Today, our recreational program is home to over 800 players, girls, and boys, ages four to eighteen, of all skill levels participate in one or both seasons in the fall and spring.
The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide the best experience for all levels of players in a safe, non-competitive, progressive environment. Players often start at a young age and as they mature, the program is designed to offer more challenges and developmental opportunities. Some players may choose to move into one of our more skill-focused, competitive programs such as our Advanced Development Program (ADP) for 5 – 9-year-olds, or our travel program for U10 and above, but the majority of our players continue in our recreational program and enjoy a long and rewarding soccer career.
Coached by volunteers, recreational teams play all games at the Warhill Sports Complex, one of the top soccer facilities in the state. Depending on the age group, players can have one practice a week in addition to a game on Saturday. All players are required to wear shin guards and proper footwear, and players receive a team jersey each season as part of the registration fee.
There is plenty to learn in our progressive recreational program. Our youngest players start with fewer players on the field, a smaller ball, no goalkeepers, and coaches right out on the field guiding them as they go. As the players mature, the elements of the game change. Field size, the number of players, and ball size gradually increase, and we see the addition of goalies and finally, referees are added to the mix. This progressive process is designed in an age-appropriate manner that grows with the child.
The Virginia Legacy welcomes children of all skill levels and abilities to play in our recreational program. We believe that soccer provides a great vehicle to learn life’s many lessons. Through the game, kids stay fit, learn how to be part of a team, and meet new friends, but they also build their confidence, communication skills, and ability to meet and solve new challenges.
Legacy Fall 2022 Recreational Soccer
Practice Start Date - September 12th
Game Start Date - September 24th
The Williamsburg-James City County (W-JCC) Recreational Soccer League is presented by the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club and is designed to be fun and educational. We offer officiated games, but we do not keep standings. The focus is to provide a healthy, fun, and instructional environment for children interested in playing soccer. Each child will play a minimum of half a game.
6 WEEK SEASON - GAME DATES | September 24, October 1, 15, 22, 29, November 5
PRACTICES BEGIN - SEPTEMBER 12th
FIRST GAMES - SEPTEMBER 24th
AUGUST 26th | Registration Closes
SEPTEMBER 7th | Team & Schedules Released
SEPTEMBER 12th | First Practices
SEPTEMBER 24th | First Games
NOVEMBER 5th | Last weekend of games
GAME DATES | September 24, October 1st, 15, 22, 29, November 5
The program is available to all boys and girls ages 4-18 of all abilities and experience levels.
Each team (except U6) will practice once per week in the evening depending on the coach and field location.
Players in the youngest division (U6) will practice and play a game on Saturdays only for a total of 1hr.
Players will be assigned to teams based primarily on neighborhood school districts. This will bring together friends and classmates to increase FUN and aid with carpooling. Please understand that this may not be possible with all placements due to the number of players, coach availability, or practice night conflicts. The W-JCC/Legacy Recreational Youth Soccer League will also continue to provide both co-ed and girls-only leagues, if numbers are applicable.
- Full Time - Nationally Licensed Director
- Uniform Shirt
- Player Participation Medal