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Addison United Director’s Message – February 2020

Hi Everyone,

What a great time to play Addison United!

We’ve got a whole bunch of great events and programs coming up in the next couple of weeks.

I’m excited for my first Spring Kickoff Meeting as Director of Coaching on March 8 at VUHS from 3-5.

Session 2 of Advanced Training @ Beeman Elementary in New Haven on Wednesdays
Register Here: https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=87596&Type=PLAYER

Futsal starts for our older groups the first week of March and goes through Mid-April.

Our U12 groups are playing in the Summit Friendlies in Rutland in their first competitive events of the season on March 22.

And what a great time we had with our U12 groups at our very first (hopefully) annual Super Bowl FUNDay event.

There is never a dull moment!

As a coaching staff, we see that UNITED spirit grow each session as our players continue their hard work to be the best they can be.

Quick reminder to get your U8 & U10 players & their friends signed up for the inaugural season of the Addison County Soccer League. This is different than many of the programs we’ve offered in the past because it keep sour youngest players close to home here in Addison County for both practices and games, while they grow their soccer skills.
https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=84660&Type=PLAYER

Have a great rest of your school vacation and see you all at the Spring Kick Off!

Play UNITED,

Chris

Sunday training schedule, 2/9

Schedule reminder for training this coming Sunday, 2/9.

ALL U12 Groups – 1:30-3
ALL U14 & Older Girls Groups – 3-4:30
ALL U13 & Older Boys Groups – 4:30-6

Reminder —-

Pink training jerseys, black shorts, black/white/green socks

See you Sunday!

Sunday, 1/26, training schedule reminder

Sunday, 1/26, training schedule reminder:

U12 groups – 1:30-3 PM
U14/16/18 Girls – 3-4:30 PM
U14/17 Boys – 4:30-6 PM

Players should all be in their pink training shirts, and AU colored shorts/socks.

Look UNITED, feel UNITED, play UNITED!

Quick clarification on training gear expectations…

Training Shirt – 2020 Pink – if you haven’t got one yet, Chris will have one for you when you come to training.

Shorts & Socks – AU colors are black shorts + black, green, or white socks.  Players who are returning to Addison United should have some combination of these, please wear them.  For players new to Addison United, if you have these colors, please wear them. If you don’t have these colors, wear what you have.

Game uniforms (including the shorts & socks) will be distributed at our club-wide meeting in early March.

BE A REFEREE!

WANT TO BE MORE THAN A PLAYER, COACH OR PARENT? BE A REFEREE

If you’re a fan of soccer, past or current player, or just someone interested in staying healthy, the VSA State Referee Committee is currently certifying new referees. You can become a member of a special group of people who respect the game and want to actively participate in the most popular sport in the world.

Start by going to the Vermont Soccer Association website for more information including how to register for a course.

http://www.vermontsoccer.org/referee_information/

Directors Message – Jan 2020

Hello and Happy New Year!

What an exciting last couple of weeks here at Addison United.
We’ve started our Winter Training program on Sundays at VUHS, Advanced Training is up and going at Beeman Elementary on Wednesday evenings, we’ve got 3 teams playing Futsal, and 4 teams playing in their first event of the year. this coming weekend. Whew!

As some of you may have noticed, we’ve gone in a little bit different direction with our training shirts this year. They are nice and bright, hopefully so bright they fill our souls with a little sunshine and keep us pushing through these short days of the year. We’ve also gone away from the names and numbers on the backs, and the club shield on the front – favoring instead a more simple design that says exactly who we are at a glance. Addison UNITED!

Our players come from all around Addison County. They come from a host of Elementary, Middle and High schools, playing for different coaches with different styles and expectations.
When they step on the to field together, we ask them to leave those rivalries behind. We ask them to be UNITED.

UNITED in purpose and energy, working to help each other become the best players we can be.
UNITED we sweat together.
UNITED we attack together.
UNITED we defend together.
UNITED we lose together.
UNITED we win together!

Going forward you’ll see all of our teams play with a UNITED style of play and philosophy, across our whole age range, boys and girls.

Our UNITED philosophy has three pillars:

ENERGETIC – We’re focused on being the first to every ball and exciting to watch.
QUIK PASSING – We get quickly into dangerous attacking situations to unbalance our opponents and create goal-scoring chances.
FEARLESS GOING TO GOAL – We take every chance to score!

Our expectations for all of our players are simple. Work their hardest to be the best player they can be every time they step on the field, and by working their hardest to push their teammates to be their best as well.
Be UNITED!

As always, please feel free to get in touch. After spending time teaching soccer to your wonderful children, my second favorite part of the job is hearing from all of you parents.

I hope to see you all soon,

Chris

Sunday Training, 1/19 @ VUHS

Updated: Sunday Training, 1/19 @ VUHS

U14 BOYS GROUP — TIME CHANGE THIS WEEK!!!!!!

U12 Girls – 1:30-3 (all with Coach Reeves)
U12 Boys – 1:30-3 (with Coach Kevin and Coach Zach)
U14 Girls – 3-4:30 (with Coach Leda)
U14 Boys – 3-4:30 (With Coach Chris and Coach David)
U16 Girls – NO TRAINING
U17 Boys – NO TRAINING
U18 Girls – NO TRAINING

GK Training Schedule (with Zoe)

U14 GKs 130-3
U12 GKs 3-430

GKs should train with their teams at the normal training times as well.

Good luck to all of our teams competing @ QC Winter Classic @ Shelburne Fieldhouse
Check in with your coaches/team managers for schedules.

U14 Boys – SATURDAY
U16 Girls – SUNDAY
U17 Boys – SUNDAY
U18 Girls – SUNDAY

Drive safe out there!!!

UPDATE – AU Sunday Training

UPDATE – AU Sunday Training

All Goalkeepers are invited to come train with Zoe Cassels-Brown 1:30-3 PM, while the U12 group is training.

Schedule reminder for all U12-18:

1:30 – 3 PM – ALL U12 teams (and Goal Keepers)
3 – 4:30 PM – GIRLS, U14-U18
4:30 – 6 PM – BOYS, U14-U18

See you Sunday, 1/5!