Primary Skills Soccer - Ages 5-11
Primary Skills Soccer: Juniors & PeeWee Teams
Calendar: Richmond Warhawks Soccer Calendar
Practices Start Monday September 9th
Description: The Warhawks Soccer Primary Skills is for elementary-aged home schooled students, ages 5-11. The program consists of two levels: Juniors (ages 8-11) and PeeWee (ages 5-7).
The Juniors team plays games with teams in the Stony Point League each Spring and Fall. This is a great opportunity for younger players to make friends, develop soccer skills, get exercise and prepare for Middle School and eventually Varsity soccer.
Location & Schedule:
Pee-Wee Team (Ages 5-7) REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - THIS CLASS IS FULL
The PeeWee level is primarily focused on skill-building, and meets once weekly for practice. When feasible, scrimmages are arranged with other like-aged teams.
Practice: Monday nights (only) The PeeWee practice starts at 5pm and runs to 6pm at Courthouse Park (7232 Courtland Farm Rd, Hanover VA 23069).
Juniors Team (Ages 8-11) REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - THIS CLASS IS FULL
The Juniors level includes both skill-building and games. In the first few weeks of the season, no games are held. During these weeks, the Junior team practices Monday and Thursday nights from 4:30 to 6 PM. Once league play begins, the team will practice on Mondays and then play games on Thursdays.
Practice: The Junior team practices Monday and Thursdays* from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at Courthouse Park (7232 Courtland Farm Rd, Hanover VA 23069)
Games: All games will take place Thursdays on the soccer field of Sabot at Stony Point. (3400 Stony Point Road, Richmond, VA 23235), times varying weekly. See the Soccer Calendar for details.
Juniors Team Notes
NEW for Fall 2019!!
Our Middle school and Juniors teams will be provided a new and unique opportunity to showcase improvement, determination, effort, teamwork and skills.
Junior aged players will start the season in Spirit Club. The CLUB team will be split into smaller squads (of a size TBD).
Middle-School aged players (and those younger players who played Middle-school in the past) will start the season in Spirit Premier. The Premier team will also be split into smaller squads.
These squads will compete against each other within their respective teams (Club vs Club, etc) in games, and contests of skill and fitness. A record will be kept for wins and losses.
Every two weeks we will have a relegation adjustment.
- The bottom two squads from the Premier club will be re-assigned to the Club team.
- The top two squads from the Club team will be elevated to the Premier team.
These moves are not permanent, each squad will be in a continuous evaluation that pushes personal accountability to the squad and encourages personal and team growth.
At times to be determined, All-star teams based on the top squads will be created to play against Dynamo in officially sanctioned and refereed Matches. To play in an All-Star game does not mean you will play in all All-Star games…again, this is a meritocracy and consistent effort and improvement will be rewarded. Resting on ones past success will see one removed from the All-Star roster and possibly relegated back to Club.
Head Coach - Weldon Stogsdill
Weldon has coached numerous sports falling under the idea, “those who can’t do…teach”. Having played countless sports, Baseball, Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Hockey…and doing well at none of them, he has found joy in helping others find their full potential.
A big believer in the coaching philosophy of John Wooden that “Success is far more than winning, but rather the peace of mind that comes from doing your best to be your best”, Weldon pushes his team to pull together and never let your teammates down, and never ever quit. Winning is much less important than that.
Weldon has been a technology sales professional most of his career, but trying to find a job he hasn’t done can be a challenge.
A husband and father of three, his favorite part of having found spirit these past four and a half years has been the family that the Warhawks are. Friendships found in faith with shared effort are friendships that last.
Favorite Quote - In discipline there is freedom
Assistant Coach Matt Johnson
Matt grew up playing soccer and has coached in Upwards, Compass, and Dynamo.
A veteran Marine and current Henrico County Fireman, Matt has been about serving the community and the country for all of his adult life.
A father of two, this is Matt’s fith season with Spirit Soccer, and we are all the better for it!
Head Coach Marco Monti
Coach Marco grew up in Italy with a dream to fly airplanes, which brought him to America where he fulfilled his dream. He is an airline pilot based in Washington D.C.
As a youth in Italy, he played with passion on an afterschool church soccer team when soccer was Italy’s sole sport. Although he has never coached a sports team until this year, the love for the game remained with him through the years.
He is married to Carri and their three children, a son and two daughters, have played for the Richmond Warhawks over the years. They live in Mechanicsville and worship at Fairmount Christian Church.
Marco also enjoys sailing, but more often repairing, and maintaining an old sloop with the family.
Favorite Quote - The Pessimist Complains about the wind; The optimist expects it to change;The realist adjusts the sails.