The Addison United Soccer Club was brought together in 1994 for some Bristol, Middlebury, and Vergennes youth who wanted to play more soccer than just in the fall season. Also, coaches that wished to continue to develop the youth’s soccer skills. The Vermont Soccer League, which also was in its early years of development, gave Addison United the opportunity to play in a spring league.
Since then, Addison United has grown into one of the larger statewide clubs having reached out to players in all of the towns in Addison County and has teams for both boys and girls starting at seven years of age and going to an amateur level team of college-age players. In addition to our Spring Program, our PREMIER Level teams benefit from training through the winter months at the indoor facility in Shelburne, VT.
Addison United is family-based community club built on the love of soccer. We have great players, committed and talented coaches, dedicated team managers, a diligent board, and wonderfully supportive families.
Our ultimate goal is to develop creative, skillful players capable of playing at the highest level. We place a higher priority on performance rather than scoring results. We all love “winning” games, but not at the expense of learning, growing, and developing as players, as teams, and as young people.
We want people to feel welcomed and valued. Players must have fun and parents need to enjoy themselves as well. We want to know every player on a personal level and want the parents to feel comfortable talking with staff. We want our environment to be enjoyable, challenging, and safe.
Unlike other clubs, we do not invest time in recruiting players. We believe in our philosophy and services, and feel that players should have the right to choose their club without pressure or persuasion. Recruiting goes against the concept of “player development”. We never guarantee team placement, playing time, or future college scholarships.
The spring season starts with training at least twice a week beginning in April. The league matches start the first of May and are played into the middle to end of June. Typically, one or two games are scheduled each week/weekend (most games are scheduled weekends or Friday nights for convenience). Each team will also play in one or more tournaments.
We are here to mentor, guide, teach, and support our young players. We believe in the philosophy, services, and familial atmosphere at Addison United.
The Addison United Soccer Club (AUSC) is a nonprofit organization. Sponsorships, gifts, or donations to the club are tax deductible and promote the health, welfare, and recreation of the general public through the sport of soccer. Support the Club
AUSC is affiliated with Addison County, Vermont Soccer Association (VSA), United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), and the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Through these affiliations, AUSC becomes the officially sanctioned youth soccer program in the northern half of Addison County in the state of Vermont for the United States.