Jan 22, 2013

Chesterfield United Soccer club looks to make a splash

Chesterfield United Soccer Club has expanded south and are looking to make a big splash in the Tri Cities.  Over the last two years, Chesterfield United has experienced phenomenal, climbing from 25 to 38 travel teams in the space of just 2 years as well as increasing their UDP program numbers from 2 to 200 annually.

"I feel that Chesterfield United has transformed itself into a club that people want to be a part of.  We feel that the environment we look to create, along with our curriculum and developmental structure, allows for players to thrive and we are excited to build this structure within the tri cities area."-Pat McStay, Technical Director

The two new programs being offered will start this March and registration is going on now at www.chesterfieldunited.com.

Chesterfield United Technical Director, Pat McStay w/Marta at 2013 NSCAA Convention

A New and Improved Recreational program based out of Richard Bland College

All practices and games will be played out of Richard Bland College. Richard Bland College located on the border of Prince George and Dinwiddie County just south of Petersburg.  7 games will be guaranteed plus 6 weeks of FREE Friday Night Skills Nights.  The skills nights will serve as both a fun environment for the players of our new rec program to learn and improve, but also as coaching education sessions for recreational coaches.

"It's important that the coaches learn during these skills clinics.  This will be the basis for their practices and will be a chance for the coaches to become educated in the sport.  A lot of times recreational coaches are left on their own.  As volunteers, we feel that they are extremely important to the success of this new program, so we plan to put a lot of time and energy into properly educating them."-Miquel Casajuana, Director of Richard Bland Rec Soccer

On top of the 7 games, practices, and free skills nights, each player will receive season passes to all Chesterfield United Semi Pro games played at Ft. Lee this summer as well as free coaching education and practice plans each season. For more information about recreational soccer at Richard Bland, please email Miquel Casajuana at mcasajuana@chesterfieldunited.com.

A new branch of the club's development program called UDP which will be out of Ettrick Park

The primary goal of the program is to act as a transitional link between Recreational and Travel soccer, which will create the perfect learning environment for players to progress through our club's stages of development.

If you would like your child to receive enhanced skills training and to be involved in an educational experience that inspires players to be creative, perform with confidence, and to have fun while improving their overall soccer game and taking it to the next level then sign up for the United Developmental Program.

“The United Developmental Program is a great way for young players to learn all the fundamental technical skills needed to play travel soccer in a fun environment” commented Matt Lacey, Director of Player Development. “This is a great way to continue the growth between Recreational and Travel soccer. We all feel here at the club that with this program the future is very bright for our young soccer players”.

Sessions for United Developmental Program teams will be held twice a week and will consist of age specific technical training and small sided scrimmages. Professional and Licensed coaches from within the United FC Staff will conduct all sessions and monitor the progress of each player.  For more information about UDP, please contact Matt Lacey at mlacey@chesterfieldunited.com.