About Own Touch Southside
Own Touch Southside is a 20,000 square foot, state of the art training facility. It boasts one of the only futsal specific courts in the RVA, and is the training center for many futsal programs thourghout the area. FutsalRVA National Championship Teams call Own Touch Southside home, while Chesterfield United has integrated Own Touch Futsal into its year round training program. Adding to the facility is the Hellas Synthetic Turf used for Own Touch's cutting edge techincal curriculum. The turf is the highest quality turf available, and is the same turf used in Dallas for the Cowboys' billion dollar stadium. Separating the two playing surfaces is a four foot retaining wall built to aide in the technical training for passing and receiving. You will not find a finer soccer/futsal specific training facility anywhere.
Own Touch Southside opened it's doors in September of 2013. With the growth of Own Touch West End, Don Hughes partnered with the West End to get the Midlothian location ready so that soccer players on the Southside could have access to the same quality training as in the West End. Own Touch Southside now has over 150 kids training year round, with another 300 kids coming though for private training, team training, free play, and futsal.
Don Hughes serves as the Director of Own Touch Southside. Don brings a wealth of soccer experience to the facility. His playing and coaching credentials are extensive. He has played professionally in the USL and MLS (DC United). Hughes has also coached with many top youth clubs and semi-professional clubs, including 10 years with the Richmond Kickers Youth Club and as the assistant coach for the 2013 NPSL Champions RVA FC.