Soccer Programs

Addison UNITED Soccer Club and the Vermont Soccer League

Vermont Soccer Association has run the Vermont Soccer League since the 2013-2014 season.

The Vermont Soccer League was formed in 2004 by the merger of the Champlain Valley Youth Soccer League and the Green Mountain Soccer League. The VSL includes 3 Divisions. Each division provides an opportunity for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 19 to compete on a team against other teams of equal ability. The goal of the League is to provide opportunities to play soccer in a positive environment that promotes skill development, fair play, and good sportsmanship. All leagues start early mid-April and end in June.

Addison United Teams play Division 1, 2, & 3.  Our overall goal is to play great soccer, promoting skills and sportsmanship while gaining game experience.

VERMONT SOCCER LEAGUE – Divisional Rules and Guidelines:

Division One (D1)
Division 1 is the premier level of play in the Vermont Soccer League. The goal is to provide the highest level of play managed through specific qualification criteria for team participation. Clubs and teams competing at this level will have a commitment that parallels this level of play. This may include a more rigorous training approach, a more competitive atmosphere, and a more extensive travel schedule.

D1 is the qualifying league for participation in the Vermont Soccer Association (VSA) State Cup Championship that establishes the State Champion in each age bracket. Teams winning the State Cup are required to participate in the US Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) Region 1 National Championship Series. Clubs entering teams in D1 should have the primary goal of representing Vermont in the Region 1 National Championship Series.

Division One B (D1B)
D1B is a subset of division one, and is for those teams that desire a higher level of competition without the commitment to participate in the State Cup.

Division Two (D2)
Division 2 provides a competitive level of play and is open to all member clubs whose teams match this level of play. While the commitment for D2 will include travel to communities that are generally within a 90-minute travel time, additional travel time may be expected for a small percentage of games. Training schedule is to be determined by the individual club or coach. VSL recommends two training sessions per week for teams competing in D2.

Practices will be held in Ferrisburgh, Bristol, or Vergennes, depending on our coaches availability. They will start in April as soon as the fields allow. We try to have practice twice a week. Games are usually on Sundays and may include travel up to 90 minutes. For those teams that have enough players to roster two teams, they will practice together at the same time and place.

Division Three (D3)

Division Three provides entry-level competition to travel team play and is open to all member Clubs. However, teams in D3 must be based on a town premised roster and be a match for this level of play. D3 is designed to serve as an introduction to competitive soccer. Clubs with teams that are not deep in experience or skills will have the opportunity to develop and grow while enjoying the spirit of the game. While the commitment for D3 includes travel to communities that are generally within a one-hour travel time additional travel time may be expected for a small percentage of the games scheduled. Training schedule is to be determined by individual Club or Coach, but VSL recommends at least one training session per week for teams competing in D3.

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 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 our independent ATC they can contact them directly. Our independent ATC  will provide general liability and professional liability for services rendered under the agreement, specifically all services of our independent 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.