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Goalkeeping Clinics!

Goalkeeping Clinics

We will be hosting goalkeeping clinics with Zoe Cassels Brown at the Vergennes Union High School on the dates/times below. All players serious about working on their goalkeeping skills are welcome.

Please register with Kevin Hayes – hayes122@myfairpoint.net

Grades 9-12 – 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Birth Years:

Monday, 31st July – 6-8pm
Wednesday, 2nd August – 6-8pm
Monday, 7th August – 6-8pm
Wednesday, 9th August – 6-8pm

Grades 6-8 – 2004,2005, 2006 and 2007 Birth Years:

Tuesday, 1st August 6-8pm
Tuesday, 8th August 6-8pm
Thursday,10th August6-8pm

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

The University of Vermont Men’s Soccer preseason camp

The University of Vermont Men’s Soccer coaching staff is running a high school preseason camp for the first time this year! Their goal is to provide high school soccer players with the ability to get high quality training to be fully prepared for their rigorous high school season. Players from the same schools will be grouped together enabling them to build much needed chemistry during the summer.

They look forward to have the opportunity to coach our players this summer and build a lasting relationship between the UVM coaching staff and Vermont’s soccer players. They offer discount rates for groups of players signing up together.  If there is teams/groups interested let us know at: info@addisonunitedvt.com and we will help organize.

Here is a link to the website with more information. High School Preseason Camp

There is also more information that can be found below.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask!

Thank you and good luck this fall!

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High School Preseason Camp


The High School Pre-Season Camp will focus on formulating and preparing each player for the demands of the upcoming high school season. All players will have a unique opportunity to compete and challenge themselves amongst other high school teams & players in attendance. This program will have a critical focus on developing each player individually and the group collectively within each training session: Technically, Tactically, Physically and Mentally. The training camp will be held at The University of Vermont facilities, hosted by the UVM coaching staff.

August 7th – 11th
Boys Grades: 9th – 12th
Cost: $125
Location: Virtue Field (UVM Mens Soccer Stadium)
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

For teams of at least 8 players please contact info@addisonunitedvt.com and/or mens.soccer@uvm.edu for team rates!
 
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Tryout Dates for 2018 Spring Season

Tryout Dates for 2018 Spring Season

Tryout dates have been set for the 2018 season! While we feel that a traditional tryout structure is needed for some of the younger age groups, it is not for older age groups.  Please see the following link for further information on the 2018 season: Addison United 2018 Season

During the tryout process 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.

ALL players must register for tryouts at the following link. We encourage you to make all tryout dates if possible, but if you are not able, simply make a note on your registration.  Tryouts will be held at the Vergennes Union High School.

Tryout Registration Link:  Tryout Registration 2018

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