Program Fee Schedule, Payment Processes/Policies, and FAQs

Program Fees

The Addison United Soccer Club Board has approved the fee structure for the upcoming season.  Since the inception of Addison United, our philosophy has been to keep the cost to our players and parents at a minimum. This belief continues. We are proud that our cost is still significantly lower than many of our club counterparts.  We have worked hard to find ways to cut down the costs of team fees to 1/3 the cost of some of the bigger clubs while still providing excellent coaching, and similar amounts of training as well as a professional look. While we may be 1/3 the cost of other clubs, we do not provide 1/3 the service of other clubs.

The registration fees cover the cost of fields and maintenance, coaches training, equipment (such as nets, balls, paint for the fields, flags, goals), Vermont Soccer Association fees, insurance, tournament registrations, and much more. Addison United Soccer Club is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All of its Board Members are volunteers and do not receive any compensation for their time.

***Note: For those players who register for tryouts, a notification of team placement will be delivered to the email you provided towards the end of August.  If your player missed tryouts, they would be assessed at Pre-season Team Training on Sunday’s starting in November before the VSA D1 roster deadline 12/18/17 and D2/3 VSA roster deadline 3/5/18.  All players will be continually assessed during pre-season team training to confirm appropriate placement.  Final team placement is at the coaches discretion. 


Program offerings – 2018 season

SPRING PLUS, League Teams with winter training – November to late-June

Birth years: 2000-2007 Boys and Girls – $550

What this includes:

  • Winter training, 1/week, beginning in November/December until April, at the Shelburne Field House indoor training facility, or other comparable location.
  • Pre-season Team Training, Sunday, November until April, at the Vergennes Union High School
  • Spring training, 2/week, mid-April until late-June
  • Home and Away Uniform Kits – 2 jerseys, 1 shorts, 2 socks
  • Training jersey
  • VSL Spring League Schedule (5-8 games, schedule released mid-April)
  • 3 tournaments (Needham Memorial Day Tournament, Weston (Green Mountain Challenge), Essex United Tournament, or other comparable tournaments)
  • Skilled Coaching (Division 1 and 2 teams) and Apprentice Coaching (Division 3 teams)

SPRING, League Teams – mid-April to late-June

Birth years: 2000-2007 Boys and Girls -$400

What this includes:

  • Pre-season Team Training, Sunday, November until April, at the Vergennes Union High School
  • Spring training, 2/week, mid-April to late-June
  • Home and Away Uniform Kits – 2 jerseys, 1 shorts, 2 socks
  • Training jersey
  • VSL Spring League Schedule (5-8 games, schedule released mid-April)
  • 3 tournaments (Needham Memorial Day Tournament, Weston (Green Mountain Challenge), Essex United Tournament, or other comparable tournaments)
  • Skilled Coaching (Division 1 and 2 teams) and Apprentice Coaching (Division 3 teams)

Birth years 2008/2009 Boys and Girls – $175

What this includes:

  • Spring training, 2/week, mid-April to late-June
  • Home jersey
  • VSL Spring League Schedule (5-8 games, schedule released mid-April)
  • Vermont Soccer Festival, 2nd weekend in June (Essex, VT)
  • Skilled Coaching (Division 2 teams) and Apprentice Coaching (Division 3 teams)

Birth years 2010/2011 Coed – $135

What this includes:

  • Spring training, 2/week, mid-April to late-June
  • Home jersey
  • VSL Spring League Schedule (5-8 games, schedule released mid-April)
  • Vermont Soccer Festival, 2nd weekend in June (Essex, VT)
  • Skilled Coaching (Division 2 teams) and Apprentice Coaching (Division 3 teams)

Payment Process/Policies and FAQs

The success of our league/tournament teams is dependent on the players who make up each team – and their commitment to the program. Accordingly, we expect that all players and parents will follow through with their commitment by completing all required paperwork, paying all fees promptly, and attending all league games and tournaments. Because withdrawals can result in the unraveling of a team, our refund policy regarding league/tournament teams is stringent and non-negotiable. After rosters have been announced, requests for refunds will be treated as follows:

  • Player withdrawal after rosters have been announced will result in no refund of the deposit.
  • Player withdrawal after the team’s season fee due date for any reason will result in no refund of the team’s season fee.
  • Player dismissal due to a violation of the AUSC Player/Parent Manual will result in no refund of the team’s season fee.
  • Partial Player refunds will be issued on a case by case basis if a season-ending injury occurs during the beginning of the playing season.
  • Full refunds will be awarded if selected to a team that ends up with an insufficient number of players.

Payment Schedule:

  • August 1th – October 2nd: Open Registration; $50 non-refundable registration fee per player due at sign-up to cover VSA fees, GotSoccer fees, and administration fees (fee is included in total cost of registration). Full Payment Due at sign-up, unless automatic monthly installment payment selected (fees apply).  New registrations after October 2nd are waitlisted.  A $25 late fee is applied to all late registrations.
  • November 27th: No new registrations accepted after this date.
  • February 26th: Paid in full deadline with automatic monthly installment payments by credit card through GotSoccer.

*** Space is limited due to team roster maximums.


Payment Policies – Payment policies will be strictly enforced. Families can check their balance through GotSoccer. $50 non-refundable registration fee covers administrative costs (fee is included in total cost of registration).  All payments are non-refundable once teams are rostered and after the first Club activity (training/practice, game, or tournament) is played because we have committed costs for each player: roster space, coaching time, and field rental/equipment. If families are late with their payment, then a $25 monthly late fee will be charged to their account, unless other arrangements are established.  Players must be paid in full by February 26th  unless on a payment plan authorized by the Club. AUSC asks that all families stay on top of their accounts.  For more information: Return of Fees Policy

Payment Processes – Players may pay online through GotSoccer.com. Player’s balances can be accessed directly from their GotSoccer accounts. Pay in Full by October 2nd to avoid additional fees, or make automatic monthly installment payments and pay the total in full by February 26th .  If you opt to pay monthly automatic installment payments, there is a $5 per month installment fee. Using GotSoccer is the fastest and easiest way to keep your family account updated and accurate. This will be the primary way of accepting payments. Families may also pay by check.  If a family chooses not to pay by credit/debit card via GotSoccer, then a $25 handling fee for every payment made by check is added.  Please send all checks to the AUSC mailing address – PO Box 181, Bristol, VT 05443.

Unpaid Fees – Players with fees that are past due (+15 days) and have not established a payment plan or requested a scholarship by the due date will be placed in bad standing until their financial obligation has been resolved.  A player in bad standing will not be rostered, issued a player pass, or participate in practices and/or games.  We ask families to communicate directly with us promptly to work out any financial issues.  We do not want to be put in a position to not allow a player to play.

Monthly automatic installment payments are available through our GotSoccer registration.  Registrations must be Paid in FULL before February 26th.  If you opt to pay monthly automatic installment payments, there is a $5 per month installment fee for registrations.

We do NOT send out mailed statements. Your player’s account information can be accessed at GotSoccer.com.

A limited scholarship program is available for families requiring financial assistance. Go to this link for details on scholarships – Scholarships


Dual – Sports Participation Policy – Student/Athletes tend to be active and engaging individuals. Personal preferences are often hard to make since interests vary. Parental and peer pressure can lead to anxiety about choosing the best activity and performing at the best level for the athlete. This can lead to scheduling difficulties, arguments, and below average performance in activities that should be fun and stress releasing. With that in mind, we would like to provide an easy way for athletes to set priorities and still participate in as many activities as are healthy and fun.

If you are a parent and your student/athlete wants to participate in two or more activities that may have conflicting schedules, discuss the concept of setting priorities and how splitting time and energy between two events can adversely affect their performance in each. Once the priority is set, then discuss the decision with the coaches of each team and discuss whether it is the best interest of the team to have a part-time participant on the team. If everyone agrees, the coach should set expectations about practice time, game time, and set goals for the activity that are reasonable based upon the level of participation.

It is the policy of the AUSC that athletes who want to participate in AUSC activities, (practices, games, tournaments), do so with the expectation that they will do so with the mission and philosophy of the club as stated at addisonunitedvt.com.


It’s important to note what is NOT COVERED in the fee structure.

  • Monthly installment fees and late fees.
  • Spirit gear or team apparel.
  • Lodging, meals, and/or other expenses for travel of players, parents, and family members.
  • Fall League and Indoor Soccer Leagues (Futsal)
  • Any additional tournaments, Academies, or camps as well as other special training programs not specified in the package description.

 Did you know…

  • Addison United Soccer Club is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Your donation is tax deductible!
  • Your registration fees cover equipment costs, Vermont Soccer Association fees, Insurance, Referees, Field Rental and Maintenance, and much more. These expenses add up to more than $58,000 per year!
  • The Board Members are all volunteers who donate their time to help make our Club strong and sustainable. If you are interested in joining the Board, please let us know. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.
  • We have numerous Sponsorship opportunities to help keep AUSC affordable to families in our community. Please contact us if you or your business wish to support AUSC. (Sponsorships are tax deductible.)
  • Many players do not have the resources to pay the registration fee for club soccer. AUSC offers scholarships to those who qualify. We feel every player should have the opportunity to participate, regardless of financial means. You can make a tax-deductible donation to our scholarship fund!
  • AUSC sends their coaches to training to help provide our club with the best coaches in the area.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What about Futsal?

At this time, AUSC will not be offering Futsal. Should we have enough interest and players, we will be happy to help organize AUSC teams.  (players would be responsible for paying the additional registration fees).

How do I register a player with AUSC?

You can register through our website at: Player Profile & Registration.

What age group should I sign my player up for?

Beginning on August 1, 2016, US Youth Soccer (USYSA) has instituted a birth-year registration mandate. Visit: Age Designations

What if I think my player should play in a different age bracket?

Addison United Soccer Club has adopted a “playing up” policy, which will be strictly enforced. You can see this policy by visiting: Age Designations

What if I cannot afford the registration fee?

Addison United soccer club believes all players should have the option of playing club soccer. A scholarship application can be found at Scholarships

Are there tryouts for Addison United Soccer Club?

Every year, the number of sanctioned teams depends on the number of players registering and the availability of volunteer coaches. Every attempt is made to accommodate as many players into the program as possible. However, sometimes the maximum number of players allowed per team under the rules established by the Vermont Soccer Association, the governing body for youth soccer in Vermont, can create a situation where not all players can be accommodated. Addison United follows the VSL Divisional Rules and Guidelines:  Vermont Soccer League Division Rules and Guidelines

In cases where there are more players than will fit on a single team, the Club makes its best effort to accommodate all players.  Our clubs training philosophy is what allows our players to reach a higher level of playing. While our teams play at the D1, D2, and D3 levels, we strive to have all our players get to the highest development level possible, and learn new skills that challenge them throughout that process. Our coaches are trained to teach players technical and tactical skills of the game that they can take home with them and improve in the yard, driveway, at the park, etc. By getting our players to become students of the game, they are better able to see where improvements can be made and gain a better understanding of soccer.

The Addison United Soccer Club schedule is meant to have games at our level and games above our standard.  It is important to keep this in perspective and focus on the development of your child and the team.  It is important that our Club is not only put into tournaments and leagues in which they can win but that they are challenged with tougher experiences as well. The challenge of more difficult opponents should be welcomed and encouraged.  Part of this encouragement as parents understands that the team may not always win every game, and sometimes watching the players and team improve is just as, if not more important.

While we feel that a traditional tryout structure is needed for some of the younger age groups, it is not for older age groups.

During the tryout process on scheduled dates for each birth year in July through August preceding the spring season, athletes will be evaluated according to specific criteria related to; general fitness, soccer specific skills, knowledge and understanding of the game, commitment to the team and sportsmanship, work ethic and willingness to improve in each of the other areas.  Our Coaching Directors will assess each player at our scheduled tryouts and place players on the team that best fits their skill and will foster the player’s success.  Players will also be continually assessed during early team training on Sundays at the Vergennes Union High School to be sure their team placement is a good fit.

Where are practices and games?

Because Addison United draws most of its players from Addison County, we make every attempt to hold practices and home games on our fields located in Vergennes, Ferrisburgh, Bristol, and Middlebury. Away games are determined by the Vermont Soccer Association schedule, which is released Mid-April before the season. These games, excluding tournaments, are mainly located in Central and Northern Vermont locations.

I missed registration. Can I still sign my player up?

Depending on our rosters, there may be an opening. Please e-mail us (mailto:info@addisonunitedvt.com) to see if one is available. Late fees may apply.


Finally, Addison United Soccer Club is a non-profit organization. An important component of our yearly budget consists of fundraising efforts and sponsorships. We are keenly aware that participation in club soccer puts an added strain on a family’s budget, but ask that you consider assisting in fundraising efforts at any level at which you are comfortable, or ask your employer to sponsor our Club.

If you have any financial concerns or meet with financial challenges, please contact us immediately. It is your responsibility to contact us to discuss your account and make alternative payment arrangements to avoid the discontinuance of your child’s soccer experience.