Author Archives: Chris George

Futsal is BACK!

Just when you thought you’d get a breather from soccer, Futsal returns!

Session I is starting in a few short weeks.
Sessions this year are 6 weeks long.

For those interested in Session I here is a link to register:
https://system.gotsport.com/programs/80984206D?reg_role=player

For anyone who DID NOT play this fall, you’ll need to create a new user to register in the new system.
When you register, you’ll go on the waitlist. Once we’ve got enough for your team, we’ll move you from the waitlist and your payment will be processed.

Leagues – Days – Times – Session I
* U10 Boys & Girls – Fridays, 4:15-7pm – 6 Weeks
* U12 Boys & Girls – Fridays, 4:15-9pm – 6 Weeks
* U14 Boys – Mondays, 7:15-9:30pm – 6 Weeks (Nov 2 – Dec 14)
* U14 Girls – Thursdays, 6:30-9pm – 6 Weeks (Nov 5 – Dec 17)
* JV Boys – Tuesdays, 7:15-9:30pm – 6 Weeks (Nov 3 – Dec 15)
* HS Boys – Tuesdays, 7:15-10:45pm – 6 Weeks (Nov 3 – Dec 15)
* JV & HS Girls – Thursdays, 6:30-10pm – 6 Weeks (Nov 5 – Dec 17)
* No games Thanksgiving week/weekend (Nov 22 – Nov 29)

Any questions – get in touch.
Director@addisonunitedvt.com

Summer Program – Week 2 Updates!

We’re looking forward to another great week of soccer.

Remember that we’re all in this together, and continuing to follow the current health and safety guidelines (full details on our website) is what continues to make this all possible. Based on last week, we’re doing great, so let’s keep it up!

There is still plenty of space for interested players, so please sign up here:
https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=90685

Here are a few updates for you all:

#1 – Just a reminder that if for any reason you’re feeling uncomfortable – Stay Home. And if you’re already there playing, please feel comfortable leaving. We want you all there, yes, but most importantly, we want people to do what is right for them.

#2 – Effective July 1, we can have up to 75 spectators at events (provided they effectively distance), which is part of the reason we’ve scheduled friendly matches. That said, I’ll continue to discourage people from hanging around at our training sessions. For all the things Morse Park is great for (the fields, the views, the nice walking path), it’s not great for sitting and watching training sessions or games. With few exceptions, people watching are effectively either on the playing field or blocking part of the walking path.

#3 – Please please please don’t park on Pond Rd. We’re going to be able to open some parking in the Morse Park lot, including some overflow parking, so this should alleviate some of the parking challenges.

#4 – If your player is showing any signs of respiratory illness, or you believe they may have had exposure to COVID19, keep them home and notify me. This is important.

#5 – Drops offs should go much more quickly this week and moving forward. The biggest hold up last week was ensuring the health forms were signed. Going forward, if I need a health form signed I will reach out to you individually.
Players are able to self certify their health when they arrive, so we’re at what is a close to a normal drop off protocol. players do have to continue to wear masks to and from the car, since they’re potentially interacting with everyone.

#6 – We’ve got friendly games set up for this coming Sunday, July 5 for most of the groups. I sent more detailed information on times and locations in an email this past Saturday morning. I’ve gotten a great response so far, but keep those responses coming if you want to play but haven’t emailed me back yet.

See you out there!

Chris George

Director of Coaching
Addison United SC

802-777-2352
director@addisonunitedvt.com
addisonunitedvt.com

Check out this recent interview

Hi Everyone,

Check out the recent interview I gave.

The interviewer, Guilherme Speranza helps run NG Academy in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and helps Brazilian players find the right fit and then make successful transitions to playing in college here in the United States.
The main focus is on helping provide some information for his Brazilian players looking to come and play college soccer here in the USA, but there are plenty of interesting insights for players….including some not so secret keys to success….

http://addisonunitedvt.com/media/interviews


See you all soon!
Chris

Update on the 2020 Season

HI Everyone,

Big thanks to those of you who have sent videos and tagged us in your own Insta and Facebook soccer posts!
Keep them coming!
I wanted to give you a quick update on the season.
We’re still planning on having it!
(but on a delay)
Based on the current guidelines, we are unable to do any group activities, including practices, until May 1.
We hope we will be able to get outside and play that first weekend in May.
We do have some substantial updates to the schedule though.
For the U12 & older teams:
We will not be playing in the Saratoga May Day Kick Off tournament May 2-3.
The VSL will not start as planned in May.
With the uncertainty, the VSA is up in the air about what that might look like.
The high likelihood is that our “league play” will be in June & July, and maybe into August.
We are still planning to go to Green Mountain Challenge in Manchester in late June.
For ACSL (U8 & U10 groups):
We are still planning to move forward with our 6-8 week schedule, starting as soon as we can get outside.
Once we know for sure what that looks like, I will be in touch with details.
Pease keep an eye on your email and our AUSC social media channels as we’ve got some fun stuff planned for these outlets.
We’re still looking forward to a great season, and will keep everyone up to date on the schedule as much as possible, and as soon as we have updates.
If, based on the current uncertainty surrounding everything from a schedule perspective, you are no longer interested in Addison United soccer this spring/summer, please get in touch.
One last important note.
We were recently notified by the VSA that a U16 boys player from one of the Chittenden County clubs that was playing futsal has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
He is doing fine, and currently not at risk for serious complications, but is being quarantined in his home. He wanted to pass on to everyone, particularly his peer players, that it is a big deal and anyone can get it or pass it on to others even if they don’t feel sick, so he asks that everyone stay out of public places and stay home.
Stay safe, stay healthy.
We’ll get through this together!
Hope to see you all May 1 or soon thereafter!
Chris

Chris George

Director of Coaching
Addison United SC

802-777-2352
director@addisonunitedvt.com
addisonunitedvt.com

Spring Kick Off Meeting Presentation & March Directors Message

Happy March Everyone!

As I sat typing this message yesterday, it felt like spring out there.
It was sunny and in the low 60s.
All the snow except the biggest plow piles was melting away.
What a day!
Of course all I could think about was getting out there and kicking the ball around and playing great soccer.

Even though I’m distracted by the weather, I wanted to take this opportunity to go a little deeper on something I touched on briefly in our presentation.  There is a link to the presentation at the end of this message if you missed it and want to check it out, or if you just didn’t get enough of it on Sunday.

We’re working hard to develop a culture of service and mentorship among the players in our club. I’m happy to share that we launched the first part of that yesterday when we asked our older players to work with our younger teams as mentors. At our mid-week training sessions, our mentors will be working closely with our younger players to help teach those basic skills that set them up for success with soccer. During our weekend games, our mentors will be the “referees” on the field, helping to teach our youngest players the rules of the game and role modeling great sportsmanship. That’s more of the deep fun Matt mentioned; working together to accomplish something bigger.

I’ll see you all out there,
Chris

AU Meeting – PRESENTATION 2