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Futsal, Session III, U12-U19

Just wanted to give you a head’s up on a change to our scheduled Futsal Session III.

We include this session for all U12-U19 players as an additional team building, small field & skill experience and fun part of our winter training.

Previously scheduled at the Shelburne Fieldhouse, we will now be joining Far Post Soccer Club in their larger scale futsal program. We have one team who has been playing with them since November and have enjoyed the larger team population and competition. Starts March 5 for 7 weeks. Games will be scheduled between 6:30-8:30pm.

U12 and up.

U12 Boys & Girls Fridays.
U14 Boys Monday. U14 Girls Thursdays.
U16 Boys Tuesdays. U16 Girls Thursdays.
U18 Boys Tuesdays. U18 Girls Thursdays.

Coaches will be in touch with more details. We will do our best to form teams (futsal is only 5v5) that are geographically friendly so you can arrange carpooling. Far Post plays their matches at their indoor center which is at the Champlain Valley Expo Center (105 Pearl St, Essex Junction, VT 05452). Helpful hint: It’s actually faster and easier to get on I89 and get off on the St. Michaels exit.

Hope winter training has gotten your player excited for the upcoming season.

Remember any concerns and issues can be directed to Matt at:

Updated: Sunday Practice Schedule, starts 1/6

Sunday practice begins Sunday, 1/6 for all U14 – U18 teams.

*Practices held at the Vergennes Union High School in the HS and MS gyms.
**Please enter the school at the main HS gym entrance. All other entrances will be locked for safety.

Please notice the change in times for the U14 Boys and U18 Boys teams.

VSA deadline for nominations is 10/19

The Vermont Soccer Association Board of Directors is proud to announce the Inaugural Hall of Fame 2018.  On November 16th, at the Annual Awards Gala, the VSA will honor its first-ever Hall of Fame Inductees.
The VSA Hall of Fame was established to recognize Players, Coaches, Referees, Administrators, and Volunteers who have made significant, long-term positive contributions to Youth Soccer in Vermont.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 19th.  More information on the criteria and procedure for nominations can be found on our website at:
Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration.

VSA Annual Awards Nominations


Please take a moment and think about someone you think has done something special for soccer in Vermont.  We know there are many people who make a positive contribution to soccer and they deserve to be recognized!

Please check out the link to the nomination forms, and consider taking some time to honor that person who has gone above and beyond.  It could be a player, coach, buddy, administrator, or a volunteer.  Nominations will be reviewed on September 26th and the winners will be invited to an Awards Gala in their honor on November 16th.

Nominations can be emailed, dropped off at our office, or mailed in.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Vermont Soccer Association

528 Essex Rd. Suite 208

Williston, VT 05495

Michael Plankey Scholarship Foundation

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Last week our community lost a dear friend, a dedicated coach and a mentor to many soccer players. Michael Plankey was involved in the early years of Addison United and helped in the development of AU. He was a great player, a great coach and an avid soccer fan along with coaching the boys Varsity Soccer Team at VUHS for many years. Addison United will be joining with his friends and family to support Goals for Success…a scholarship fund created to support one senior boy each year at VUHS.

Thank you Coach Plankey for all your dedication to the sport, the club and your boys.

Michael Plankey
Scholarship Foundation

Dear Friends,

We write to you to ask you to support the Michael Plankey Scholarship Foundation, “Goals for Success”. The is a non-profit foundation and our goal is to honor Michael, we will be handing out a scholarship each year to one lucky Boy Senior Soccer Player.
As most of you know Michael was the Coach of Vergennes Union High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team for many years.

We are counting on your support to make this happen. Remember that your gift is tax-deductible.

Checks should be made out to “Goals for Success” in the memo please write “Michael Plankey.” And send to 141 Stove Pipe City Road, Vergennes, VT 05491.

Thank you in advance for your support!


Amanda Coyle, Richard Ambrose & David Plankey
Officers of “Goals for Success”.

2019 Spring Program

Dear AU Family,

The 2019 program is up and running! We know many of you are immersed in school soccer, football and cross country, but it’s never too early to plan for the next soccer season!

The “new” Addison United (AU) is now going into its 4th season. We were a small group of parents and coaches who wanted to keep Addison United going, and we felt there was enough commitment to take the program to the next level. We jumped right in and made some dramatic changes to the program to accommodate the ever-growing pool of soccer families in our county – changes that have been very successful, and we want to continue to evolve.  We appreciate feedback from you, our soccer families, and also our local coaches, so we can continue to make adjustments and grow the programs that we currently offer.

I went to my son’s JV game at Mt. Abe (a VUHS rivalry game) and sat with fellow AU parents; I cheered for VUHS and Mt. Abe players because they are AU kids – our kids!  The VUHS parents who didn’t know me, probably thought I was crazy! I watched the Varsity game over my shoulder, cheering on the AU U18 and U16 players, some of which have been in our club since they were U10.  I watched the AU players, on opposing teams, slap each other on the back and cheer each other on.  I realized what a great community we have created along the way.  We’re a family! I hope that you all feel that way and are excited about another great spring season.

That being said, the 2019 program is open for registration. The website is updated and has a full description of what we want to do in 2019 ( The most significant changes are in the U8 and U10 programs where we have the most growth potential.  Additional changes:

  • work to have local teams in Vergennes, Middlebury and Bristol to consolidate groups
  • work with the Vermont Soccer League (VSL) to minimize travel for their games
  • reduced the price of membership

Our Programs for the older groups will remain steady with a slight change in the winter training offerings. For Spring, we will again consider registering teams at the D1 level for U12 and up age groups, where we feel we have a strong core group of committed soccer players. We will hold team assessments in November after the school soccer season, so we can decide on the most suitable division registrations before the VSL deadlines.

As volunteers, we appreciate all the feedback and support we’ve received over the past three seasons.  We are excited to provide this soccer opportunity to our area youth. But we need your help! Please consider becoming a board member or volunteer to help us accomplish everything we want to do. Our annual meeting will be held September 12th, at the VUHS Library at 6:30 pm. As always, board meetings are open to all, and we welcome your support.

Thank you for all your support.

Jen Wyman, President, Board of Directors

ID Showcase

Good Morning Parents and Players,

We are running our only FLASH SALE this Labor Day weekend for the New Hampshire Boy’s ID Showcase, scheduled for Friday, December 7th, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
When registering, use the code RECRUITED to save 10% on your order — this sale runs through Monday, 9/3.
You can see the updated list of coaches attending the event here: Confirmed Coaches Page
Remember that when registering YOU TELL US what schools you are interested in. We then pair you with at least one of those coaches for a 90 minute training session, which is followed by 11v11 scrimmages.
Event Details
When: Friday, December 7th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: GPS Soccer Complex, 15 Camp Allen Rd, Bedford, NH 03110
Schools Attending:
  • University of Vermont
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Holy Cross
  • Providence College
  • MIT
  • Northeastern University
  • Wesleyan University
  • Middleburry College
  • Endicott College
  • Connecticut College
  • Stonehill College
  • Anna Maria College
  • St. Joseph’s College of Maine
If you have questions about our refund policy, you can find those details here.
We hope to see you in December!
ID Sports USA Staff