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Grove United is excited to launch its Girls Academy Program for the U13 (2012/2013) and U15 (2010/2011) age groups. The Girls Academy will compete in the USYS EDP National League in the South Atlantic Division. Information on the USYS National League can be found by visiting the following link:

Grove United is dedicated to providing THE elite development environment in Central Virginia. We provide a holistic approach to player development focusing on all aspects a player needs to advance to the next level. The program will include elite match play, high-performance training, strength & conditioning training, tactical analysis, wellness program, and a college recruitment counseling program.

The Girls Academy Program will be hosting tryouts for girls ages 2010-2013 throughout April to identify top talent in the Richmond area.

Tryout Dates:

April 12, 6:00 pm - Glover Park

April 19, 6:00 pm - Glover Park

April 23, 7:30 pm - River City

Interest in joining Grove United’s elite development environment?


The Grove United Center Back has signed for pro club Club de Lyon in NISA. Gowani made his debut for the club in their Open Cup win last week.

Gowani was an integral part of the 2023 squad and helped lead the UPSL squad to the playoffs.

"Adil had the high highest level of professionalism in everything he did on and off the field. His leadership, charisma and professionalism was a clear example for our U19 players of what it means to be a pro. Having top players with Adil's professional mentality and approach sets the standard in our environment and fosters the culture of excellence at the club. We wish Adil all the success at his his new club," says Grove United President, Justin Grove.

Grove United has a track record for pushing players on to pro contracts and on to the next level. Adil is one of 3 players to sign pro contracts in the last year, with 3 others invited trials at US and international pro clubs. Another is currently representing his senior National team in World Cup qualifiers.

"Our goal at Grove United is to develop players in our elite environment and help them reach their individual goals. For players that want to play professionally, we strive to provide opportunities and avenues, through our domestic and international network, for players to showcase their talent," says Grove.

Adil and Club de Lyon will match up with NISA Club Georgia Lions SC on April 3, 2024. Grove United wishes Adil all the best at his new club!

"I am deeply grateful to Justin Grove and Grove United for the invaluable support and opportunity during a challenging time for my family. The professionalism and passion for player development at Grove United truly set a standard for excellence. Thank you, Coach Grove, for your dedication and commitment to helping players excel both on and off the field," says Gowani.

Want the opportunity to train with top players and to move on to the next level? Register for an ID session at or contact Grove United at


Grove United U15 Academy will travel to Atlanta at the end of April to play against Atlanta United. The U15 Academy will match up with some of the best players in the country at the state of the art Atlanta United Training Facility.

Competing at the highest level in the country will push the U15 players in their individual and collective development and will be an excellent opportunity to showcase their talent in front of Atlanta United staff.

This will be the second trip to Atlanta for Grove United. The Grove United U19/UPSL squad traveled to Atlanta last year showcasing their talents in a 2-1 defeat to the MLS club. Grove United opened the scoring with a bicycle kick goal from Grove Forward Arfenne Senior in the 3rd min. Atlanta United equalized with a goal just before half time, and struck again early in the 2nd half from an attack down the right side. Grove United put the pressure on throughout the second half but was not able to find the equalizer.

16-year-old Lucas Spiegel had a stand out performance in the center-midfield leading to his selection to the NPSL First Team and selection to travel to French Club Red Star FC on trial later that year.

Grove United is dedicated to providing the best developmental environment to push players to the next level and opportunities to showcase their talent on a domestic and international stage. The showcase match is a part of Grove United's U15 spring schedule. The Lions are coming off of a 3-2 victory over Arlington SC and will continue preparations for the Atlanta trip in the coming weeks.

If you want the opportunity to match up with the top players in the country and get exposure at the highest level, register for an ID session at or contact Grove United at

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