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Royals/Majestics/NOVA FC players will go through a specific developmental program, their progress will be monitored by West Ham United coaches during the season at specific events. The most talented  players then will have the opportunity to move to the West Ham United Academy in London to follow into the footsteps of players like Lampard, Ferdinand and Cole.

The Northern Virginia Football Club Super Y-League program is comprised of the Northern Virginia Royals (boys), Northern Virginia Majestics (girls), and NOVA FC (boys and girls) components.  The NOVA FC Super Y-League program received numerous accolades and honors in the 2009 season and sent nine teams to the North American Super Y-league Championships representing the club.  The U13 Royals, U13 NOVA FC, U14 Royals, U15 Royals, U16 Royals, U17 Royals and U13 Majestics, U14 Majestics, and U16 Majestics all qualified for the prestigious championship tournament and the chance at a North American title.  Additionally, NOVA FC garnered the following national headlines:





  • Natural ability, technique and skill
  • Knowledge and awareness
  • Courage and bravery
  • Character, mental toughness and enthusiasm
  • Speed and mobility
  • Anticipation

Purpose Of The Talent ID Program

To identify players between the ages of 7 -18 to be invited to the West Ham United International Academy Residential Camp. The camp will be held at Hellwig Park in Prince William, VA during the Summer of 2010. The camp will be staffed by West Ham United Football Club Academy coaches, the best players from the National Camp will be invited to a West Ham United Academy in London where they will train with coaches and players from WHA

West Ham United International Academy ID Program will take place May- July in various locations in Northern VA, the specifics will be announced soon. try outs will be held for boys and girls  ages 7 - 18,  If you are interested in trying out please send the following information to  royalsgm@novafc.org

If you are interested in a tryout , please send the information below:

Player’s Name:

Birth Date:

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Super Y Club:


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Current Club Team:


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Parent’s Name:

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  West Ham United International Academy Launch Partner Clubs Program 

The West Ham United International Academy announced the launch of its North American Partner Club program with agreed partnerships with some of the USA and Canada’s top youth soccer clubs. The International Academy officially unveil its partners at the Annual General Meeting of the United Soccer Leagues held in Tampa, Florida on November 20th. West Ham United International Academy is the official Premier League partner of the United Soccer Leagues.

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Tony Carr, Academy Director, West Ham United Football Club: Although individuals can be born with natural skills, it is only regular practice that provides the necessary technique to play the game well. The years from ages 5 to 8 are absolutely vital because youngsters are totally receptive to everything you tell them, and they have not developed any bad habits.  Up to the age of 11, is another crucial period. Throughout this time the emphasis should be placed on having fun and enjoy playing. Too much emphasis is placed on winning at all costs. Once they move into secondary school (age 11+), the basic skills of control and passing should be strongly embedded. Unfortunately, that is mostly not the case and too much time is spent rectifying the problems that should have been taken care of much earlier.

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