GC United Soccer Club was established for the purpose of providing developmental, educational, and competitive soccer opportunities for all ages and all ability levels in southwest Virginia. To achieve these goals, we have competed in high quality tournaments, organized soccer camps, and recruited knowledgeable coaches. Players receive excellent training both from their coach, and from the technical training staff of GC United Soccer Club and have the opportunity to compete against other teams throughout the state and region.
. The club requires players from U10-U15 to try out each year for a team.
Frequently asked questions about club soccer.
Will I have to travel long distances and stay over night? Answer:
Half or more of BRCL games will be at your home fields and the rest of your games will be within 40 minutes to 2-hour drive from your home. No overnights are needed for any BRCL league games. You will find the game schedule comfortable for your family. Many families carpool. Club soccer is labeled "Travel" soccer because games are traditionally played on the hosting team’s home field. The visiting team will "travel" within our region.
Will I have to play in many tournaments? Answer:
Most teams elect to play one to four tournaments in each of the fall and spring seasons. Tournaments give players valuable competitive experience and create a social opportunity for the players and the parents. Tournament travel is a treat and is enjoyed by all. There are many tournaments available to choose from in our regional area, a comfortable drive for BRCL teams. Tournaments are hosted in the area by BRCL Member Clubs.
Does Travel soccer cost a lot of money? Answer:
Travel soccer costs more than recreational soccer but its costs are competitive with clubcompetition in other sports like softball, baseball, football, basketball, and gymnastics. Many creative teams have car washes, bake sales and other fund raising and team-building events that can defer some of your cost of club soccer. Those fundraisers are generally organized by individual club teams.
How big will my time commitment be? Answer:
Most clubs have a practice schedule, which is two or three days per week for 2 hours each. Each team plays 8-10 regular season matches and most teams elect to participate in weekend tournaments during each season. Your commitment to soccer and attending all practices, games, and tournaments are ALL greater than at the recreational level, just as they are in ANY Club Sport.
What about the tryouts? Are they difficult? Answer:
Most clubs have tryouts that are a lot like practices—they are fun. It is true that you have to earn a position on the team with your skills—that’s what makes it challenging! The players who have some skills, the desire, and commitment to learn soccer do well!