Premier is one of two options within Valor Soccer's Competitive Path. The Premier program is designed to offer the highest level of competitive play sponsored by Washington Youth Soccer.
The Premier program begins at the U9 age group (AGE GROUP CHART), but younger players may request to be evaluated to "play up." Premier builds teams through the U19 age group. Most often teams in this program play in the Regional Club League (RCL).
Players will train with their team and coach twice per week. Additionally, players will participate individually in a weekly Age Group training. Head Coaches for Premier teams are highly qualified professional coaches. Most often these coaches hold a USSF National level license.
Premier program players will purchase the Nike Competitive Path Kit and will have the option to add to their Valor merchandise collection via our Soccer.com online store.
Participation in the Premier program requires a Fall and Spring season commitment, along with three tournaments, one of which is played in Southern California. There are significant breaks throughout the year for mandatory rest. This program requires a high level of commitment. Soccer must be the highest priority of the player's extra-curricular activities.
Premier teams will participate in State Cup Championships, aspiring to move on to Regional and National Championships.