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Magic & Mystx Elite


FC Richmond’s Elite teams train and compete at the highest level. Teams are formed from tryouts in March/April/May for the 2024-2025 soccer year that begins in August. At the elite level, a high priority is placed on technical proficiency, tactical awareness, and personal development.  Players learn the values of discipline, commitment, and accountability.

Depending on quality and number of players at tryouts, there could be more than one Elite team formed at an age group.

  • Licensed professional coaches with college/professional playing experience
  • Support from full-time Technical/Executive Director, Trip Ellis USSF A License; Director of Coaching, Trip Dunville USSF A License; Director of Goalkeeping and Youth Development, Mac Phillips USSF C License
  • Individual conditioning program begins mid-July for two weeks prior to pre-season
  • Pre-season team conditioning program, four days per week, two to three weeks beginning in early August
  • Regular season training, three days per week (usually Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Winter Training one to two times per week in Jan/Feb
  • Specialized goalkeeper specific training with Director of Goalkeeping
  • U11 - U19 FC Richmond Elite teams will play league play in the VPSL ECNL-RL or in the VPSL NPL in 2024-2025. 
  • Participation in tournaments/college showcase events, depending upon age and team ability.
  • Extended travel within the US for selected teams including Florida for U13s and Arizona for U15s. International summer tours for selected teams and/or players.
  • Players commit to play for the entire soccer year: U11-U15 August thru May; U16-U19 August thru March
  • Players must be dedicated and strive for perfect attendance at all training sessions, scrimmages, games, and tournaments.
  • Players commit to follow all club rules and guidelines as presented in the player handbook.
  • FC Richmond players can play on their high school or middle school soccer teams.
U11-U15 Magic/Mystx Elite ECNL-RL Fees - $2770; U13-U15 Magic/Mystx Elite NPL Fees - $2470; U16-U19 Magic/Mystx Elite Fees - $2570; U16 Magic Elite NPL Fees - $2370 - See Travel Fees tab under Program Description for more information and payment options

2024-2025 is the first year of a two-year Magic/Mystx Elite uniform cycle. All players will need to purchase a new game uniform.

NEW AND RETURNING ELITE players approximate game and training uniform cost including training jacket: $300-$350 +tax and shipping

RETURNING ELITE Players-  Game uniforms and training uniforms have not changed. Players need only to purchase replacement pieces if they are worn out or outgrown.  

All Travel players are required to wear cleats that are 80% black in color. We believe cleats are part of the player's uniform and should look the same and professional.