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Sunday Practice Schedule, begins 11/19/2017

Sunday practice for all Addison United players U12-U18 at the Vergennes Union High School begins Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Winter Training makes excellent Spring Players!

It is especially important to have all players attend Sunday practice November 19th and 26th to complete assessments for team placement.

 

***Please contact us at info@addisonunitedvt.com with any questions.

Immediate Board Position Open! – Treasurer

Join the Addison United Soccer Club Board of Directors!  We have an immediate opening for Treasurer.

The Treasurer shall receive, disburse, and account for all funds of AUSC which shall be kept in a bank designated by the Officers.

Job Summary:

Responsible for directing the organization’s budget, financial planning, supervising cash management activities, and payment processing. The Treasurer shall receive, disburse, and account for all funds of AUSC which shall be kept in a bank designated by the Officers.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Manage cash portfolio. Handle receipt, disbursement, and banking.
  • Manage payment processing, account collections, credit extensions, and fraud prevention functions.
  • Maintain positive banking relationships.
  • Manage bookkeeping and record keeping. Ensure everyone handling money keeps proper records and documentation.
  • Prepare and interpret financial reports.
  • Ensure sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational needs.
  • Develop an annual budget and create long-term projections based on needs and upcoming projects.
  • Develop and maintain processes and systems to track and manage funding.
  • Oversee the budgeting of costs and cost management. Forecast for future financial decisions and sources and uses of cash.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation and tax codes.
  • Act as an information and reference point for the board.

The time required varies. It’s definitely a year-round position, but the treasurer is most busy in the fall and winter (collecting overdue registration payments, filing AU’s taxes, etc.). The board meets monthly, which requires preparation of a financial report – but it’s the same report used to balance the checkbook, so as long as the finances are up to date, the report doesn’t take long to compile.

Also, the Board believes it’s essential for the person in this position to be a stickler for adhering to AU’s established policies. Fairness and documentation are of utmost importance, especially since there’s money involved.

If you are interested in the position, please email us at info@addisonunitedvt.com  If you have specific questions, Christa Clifford will be happy to answer them at treasurer@addisonunitedvt.com 

We appreciate you expressing an interest.

Vermont Futbol Academy Winter ID Camp is now open!

Addison United Players,

Registration for the Vermont Futbol Academy Winter ID Camp is now open! Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to experience the level of a Division 1 soccer program located in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. The Winter ID Camp includes 4 dynamic training sessions hosted at the state of the art indoor complex at the University of Vermont. During camp, players will receive direct instruction by the University of Vermont coaching staff. Numerous college coaches representing Division 1, 2, & 3 schools will be in attendance. Every player will be guided through the recruitment process and receive direct feedback from the diverse group of coaches in attendance.

Date: January 5-7, 2018

Location: University of Vermont

Cost: $150

Register online now! http://www.vermontfutbolacademy.org/camps.cfm

Winter Training schedule

Winter Training schedule (session 1) at the Shelburne Fieldhouse:

**For our U12-U18 girl and boy players who registered for extra Winter training.  Begins the week of November 13th. Register at: 2018 Winter Training

Addison United is joining Queen City Football Club for winter training.
UPON ARRIVAL:
A QCFC staff member will be available to answer questions 20 minutes prior to the beginning of training.
WHEN/WHERE:
Shelburne Field House
ADVANCED TRAINERS:
Our advanced trainers this year will be some experienced coaches from in and outside the QCFC family.  You will get a consistent coach for each session who will train each of the sessions.  Our set of trainers include the following coaches.
Nate Freiberg:  TPS Soccer Academy and Founder – Asst. Coach Norwich Men’s Soccer
Please view Nate’s Bio here – https://www.tpssocceracademy.com/nate-frieberg
Denis Nunez: Grind Soccer Academy Founder – Asst. Coach Johnson State Men’s Soccer – recently named VSA Boys Coach of the Year in 2017
Shane Bufano: Queen City FC Founder and President – Head Coach Johnson State Men’s Soccer
EXPECTATIONS:
Those players signing up for Advanced Training are players who are more committed to soccer.  They are interested on further improving their skills independent of the regular training day and are willing to pay extra to get additional training.  Having said that, it is expected that those in the advanced training sessions come ready to listen and participate with fullest attention on the instructors.  Players who are not able to listen to directions may be dismissed from the program w/o a refund.
We look forward to getting started!


Shane Bufano
Queen City FC Club President/Director of Coaching

2018 Registration NOW OPEN!

Non-profit, volunteer organization committed to providing boys and girls ages 7-19 living in Addison County with a positive soccer experience.

Register NOW!  Space is limited.

Registration Link:  2018 registration

Registration (birth years 2000-2011) is open August 14th – October 2nd for our 2018 spring soccer season.  New registrations after October 2nd will be waitlisted and must pay a $25 late fee.  No new registrations will be accepted after November 27th.  Please go to our Player Profile & Registration page for more details: www.addisonunitedvt.com

Questions:  info@addisonunitedvt.com

 

Hope to see you on the field!

 

The AU Raffle Ticket Winners are…

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the AU Raffle!  We appreciate your support!

Addison United is a 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. We have good people all around us, and we know that because it is one of the first things that people mention when they play with us.

Addison United Soccer Club would not exist without the support of its parents, and we are grateful for your support. It is important to know that Addison United is a not-for-profit organization and is dependent upon volunteers, donations, and sponsorships for support. The Club strongly urges every family to do what they can to help make every child’s experience better.

The AU Raffle Ticket Winners are…

Landon Hunt – Red Sox vs. Yankees tickets

Eben Clifford – Round of golf for 2 at Basin Harbor

Congratulations!  Have fun!

 

Season Review and 2017/18 Information

Addison United Families:

As we come to end of the 2016-17 season, we want to share a few thoughts with you on the past season and the upcoming 2017-18 season.

This past year saw the team format change from school year to birth year, as well as the introduction of Club and Premier levels within our club. We instituted winter training for those seeking to continue developing their skills over the long Vermont winter and exposed our players to some of the top talent around the state and the Northeast. Despite some concerns with these changes, Addison United increased in numbers from 160 players in 2016 to 237 this year.

A few notable achievements for our teams this season:

  • U14 Boys Premier won the Green Mountain Challenge
  • U14 Girls Premier won both the Green Mountain Challenge and Essex United Tournament
  • U17 Boys Premier were finalists in the Clifton Park Soccer Classic
  • U18 Girls Premier were finalists in the Needham Memorial Day Soccer Tournament, the largest soccer tournament in North America

Overall, it was a very successful year for Addison United.

Player Development Curriculum-

We will be aligning ourselves with the US Soccer Player development curriculum and best practices guidelines. We now have a “player development pathway” for our players from U8 all the way though U18.

This is a ten year “process” that occurs as players go through Addison United.

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/ assets/1/3/us_youth_soccer_ player_development_model.pdf

The US Soccer Curriculum provides age appropriate content and methodology guidelines for clubs that optimize player and team development at each critical age in the youth player life cycle. As a club, we are committed to this long term process.

Coaching-

We have assembled one of the best coaching staffs in the state! Six of our current coaches are Addison alumni. We are excited about this, as finding coaches is the most difficult task the board faces. Our youth is the future of our program, players and coaches, and we appreciate your patience as we look to develop these coaches and groom them for the future. We are exploring a “Senior Staff Coach Model” where our more experienced/qualified coaches will work with teams through-out the year to help develop not only our players but also mentor our newer coaches in a win-win situation for all.

Our coaches are basically volunteers and they go above and beyond and put in their personal time to ensure the best for our players so that they can maximize their soccer potential. We have significantly increased our Coaching Education budget and will continue to do so as we are committed to giving area soccer players a top notch program with top notch coaches.

Our coaching line-up for the 2017-18 season is currently being finalized and will be announced prior to try-outs.

2017-2018 Season-

For the 2017-18 season, we will be looking to introduce new aspects to our program to further enhance our player development experience. Our 2017-18 program descriptions and “try-out” dates can be found here:  http://addisonunitedvt.com/ club-and-premier-level- program-descriptions

As you look to make your decisions for the 2017-18 season, we hope that you take the above into consideration and we look forward to working with your child.

As our mission statement says ” Addison United Soccer Club’s mission is to develop the youth of Addison County by attracting and retaining dedicated youth soccer players and their families, who are committed to advancing the player’s skills and achieving personal growth through participation in recreational and competitive soccer.”

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

Yours In Soccer,

Addison United Board

AUSC water bottles are in! $5 each

AUSC water bottles are in! $5 each. Get your AU swag today and support the organization. Fundraising allows us to do more for our volunteer coaches, special trainings, clinics and other expenses. Thank you!

If you are interested, email us at info@addisonunitedvt.com

Available: water bottles, stickers, patches, pins and zipper pulls.

Be a Sponsor. Support Addison United Soccer Club.

ausc_logov1Dear Community Partner,

The Addison United Soccer Club is a county-wide community-based non-profit organization committed to providing a high-quality youth soccer league for the children, ages 7-18, in our community. Our program is dedicated to developing athletes to their fullest potential under the direction of experienced coaches while playing competitively throughout Vermont and the Northeast.  Our primary goal is to expose children to organized soccer and to teach the values of teamwork,

Our primary goal is to expose children to organized soccer and to teach the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and community while fostering a love for the game. Our club is funded through player registration fees, fundraising, and sponsorships. We strive to keep our registration fees affordable for all players in our community.  We can do this with the help of your generous contributions.

Your tax deductible sponsorship will go toward the costs of running a quality soccer program, such as field rental and maintenance fees, Vermont Soccer Association dues, tournament fees, referee fees, and purchasing equipment. We also count on sponsorships to help provide scholarship assistance to children who want to play competitive sports, but do not have the financial resources to do so.

All of the AUSC board members and coordinators are volunteers and are not compensated for their time and effort to make Addison United Soccer Club a wonderful experience for our players.

Your sponsorships of Addison United Soccer Club shall have the following added benefits, depending on your sponsorship amount.

•You or your company will be recognized as sponsors on the Club website.
•Your company web-link will be available on the Club website.
•Your company will be included on a Club banner displayed at numerous events.
•You will receive various “ank You” items bearing our new Club logo.

We appreciate your consideration and hope to hear from you soon.  If you have any questions, please contact us at info@addisonunitedvt.com

Best regards,
Addison United Soccer Club Sponsorship Committee

AUSC Sponsorship Form