SVU Soccer & Other Harrisonburg Soccer Leagues

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Soccer is a great sport for young kids to try out since there are a variety of programs available in Harrisonburg throughout the year. It takes a relatively small amount of time and financial commitment to allow your little one to try out this very popular sport. Whether you choose SVU Soccer or another great league from the list below, I hope this helps you narrow down your search based on location, cost, or what suits your schedule best!  

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SVU Soccer and Other Harrisonburg Soccer Leagues

Shenandoah Valley United (SVU) Recreation Soccer Leagues

  • Ages: 4-18
  • Sessions Available: Spring, Fall
  • Cost: $75.00 for U5-U8; $90.00 for U9-U18 (does not include cost of jersey)
  • Location – Practices: Horizons Edge Sports Campus, John C. Elementary School, Oakdale Park, or Montevideo Middle School, based on your child’s residence.
  • Location – Games: Most SVU soccer games are played at Horizons Edge Sports Campus.
  • Website


Shenandoah Valley United (SVU) Mini Kickers Soccer Clinic

  • Ages: 3-4 and 5-6
  • Sessions Available: Summer, Fall
  • Cost: $75
  • Location: Horizons Edge indoor turf field
  • Website  |  Register here

This SVU Soccer program is 6 weeks long and meets once a week.

“Youth Soccer is an ‘Active Start’ to Soccer introducing basic physical, technical, social, and psychological objectives. This program will pursue these objectives through curriculum-based stage-appropriate activities/games. This program could be used to get a young player interested and excited about soccer!”


Sentara RMH Wellness Center Kids Soccer League

  • Ages: 4-6
  • Sessions Available: Spring, Fall
  • Cost: $50 (members); $65 (non-members)
  • Location: Sentara RMH Wellness Center
  • Website

Practices and games occur on Saturdays between 9 AM and 12 PM for 6 weeks. If you are willing to coach your child’s team, your child will get their registration fee waived!

“Introduce your child to soccer in a fun, non-intimidating environment.”


Rockingham County Parks & Recreation Youth Soccer League

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Session Available: Summer
  • Cost: $60
  • Location: Rockingham Park at the Crossroads
  • Website  |  Register here

“Youth soccer will be returning to Rockingham County Recreation thanks to our partnership with Virginia Skyline Soccer! The program will be 8 weeks long, with practices being held twice a week either on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday. Weeks 1-3 will be clinic-style practices as teams are organized based on age and skill level. Games will start week 4 once all teams have been set, and will take place on Saturday mornings (subject to change depending on registration numbers).”


City of Harrisonburg Parks & Recreation Start Smart Soccer

  • Ages: 3-4
  • Sessions Available: Spring, Summer
  • Cost: $30 (players provide cleats)
  • Location: Ramblewood Athletic Complex and Smithland Athletic Complex
  • Website  |  Register here

“The program prepares children for organized soccer in a fun, non-threatening environment. Start Smart Soccer prepares children and their parents for organized soccer without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment is used to teach kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw-ins, and agility.”


City of Harrisonburg Youth Soccer Leagues

  • Ages: 5-12 (U6, U8, U10, U12)
  • Sessions Available: Spring, Fall
  • Cost: $30 for city residents, $40 for non-city residents (players provide cleats and shinguards)
  • Location: Smithland Athletic Complex
  • Website  |  Register here


Coaching your child’s soccer team is a great way to spend quality time with your son or daughter and help out the Harrisonburg community at the same time. As was mentioned above, some soccer leagues in Harrisonburg will allow your child to play soccer for free if you help them out by coaching! And if you are unsure that you possess the skills to do this, know that most soccer leagues have staff eager to train potential soccer coaches in practice drills and plays. Or, it may be more your thing to let your kid learn from someone else while you sit on the sidelines and cheer! Either way, we hope that this list is helpful in evaluating the differences among the many kids soccer leagues available in Harrisonburg!

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