Player/Parent Info

General Informationparents

Registration runs mid-summer through the fall and is typically closed by the end of November.  Coaches like to start forming teams in the fall having assessments in November.  Team registrations and rosters are submitted to Vermont Soccer Association (VSA) in early December for Division 1 and February for Division 2 & 3.  Preseason training, Sunday at the Vergennes Union High School,  starts in January and ends the end of March to early April.  The season starts with training at least twice a week starting in April.  The league matches begin May and are played into the end of June.  Teams play one or two matches each weekend, and most teams also play in one to three tournaments depending on the age group.

Remember those growth charts that measured your children’s heights at different ages? Create something similar each sports season, measuring their progress, just as you did with the growth chart, against their former selves.

Addison United Soccer Club – “Playing Up” Policy

Addison United strongly encourages players to play only within their age group and discourages playing in the next higher age group.  Higher-caliber players playing within their age group have the opportunity to provide leadership to their peers while benefiting from the constraints imposed on the game for players their age.  For example, the maximum number of players allowed on the field during games differs across age groups, and the length of the games varies, too. Both are in recognition of the players’ maturation process, as well as the psychological effects of playing with and against players who are the same age.

Exceptions to this policy are at the sole discretion of the Coaching Directors.  A player may be asked to attend the tryout/practice for the higher age group, if and only if there are roster shortages at that higher age level.

Players may not be offered a spot on a team in the next higher age group due to a variety of factors. As such, no explanation will be given if a player is not offered a spot on the team in the next higher age group and attended the tryout/practice for the higher age group. The player’s participation in the correct age group will not be affected.

*Addison United holds the right to move players into another age group or division if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the club.

US Youth Soccer: Changes coming to youth soccer in 2016

Addison United Soccer Club certified AT

If you have a sports injury you would like to have checked out, our Athletic Trainer, Emma, is available free of charge Monday through Friday afternoon at the Vergennes Union High School 3-6 PM. Health & Safety

Addison United Soccer Club is committed to injury prevention, and moreover, treatment for all our soccer players. We introduced athletic training coverage Spring 2016 at the Vergennes Union High School (VUHS). We have contracted with an independent ATC to provide certified AT (Certified Athletic Training) coverage for our soccer athletes during the spring season. Service will be available Monday through Friday during the spring outdoor practice season.

Services will primarily be consulting services for injury evaluation and assessments, concussion management, rehabilitation recommendations, and return to play decisions. Addison United athletes will only be permitted to see the certified AT during the allotted time. Please plan accordingly, when coming from another Addison United practice venue. The certified AT will communicate any visit/activity to the player’s coach. The coach will talk to the parent.

If parents wish to follow up with the ATC they can contact them directly. Our ATC will provide general liability and professional liability for services rendered under the agreement, specifically all services of the certified AT.  Our independent ATC will use online injury documentation, which is HIPAA compliant.

If you do not wish for your child to be seen by our certified AT, please contact your coach.

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