VSA Annual Awards Nominations

Hello,

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.

http://www.vermontsoccer.org/vsa_is_now_accepting_nomination_forms/

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.

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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!

Sincerely,

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 (www.addisonunitedvt.com). 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

UVM Men’s Soccer team has 2 home games this weekend!

The University of Vermont Men’s Soccer team has two home games this weekend! The first match is Friday (9/7) under the lights against Fairleigh Dickinson University with kickoff at 7pm. The second match is against Central Connecticut State University on Sunday (9/9) at 4pm.  Come support your local team and see the VFA staff in action on Virtue Field!

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids under 17. UVM students get in free with their student ID!

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!
Best,
ID Sports USA Staff

AUSC Raffle – And the winners are…

And the AUSC Raffle Winners are…

Will Martin – Billy Joel Concert
Hiedi and Christian Dandrea – Journey/Def Leppard Concert
Sandy Lee – Red Sox vs Yankees tickets
Emily Beattie – Dinner at Basin Harbor
Matt Horne – Golf at Basin Harbor

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Thank you for everyone’s support!

Schedule: 2018 Essex United Tournament!

The 2018 Essex United Tournament and Shootout schedule is now available. You can view the schedule using the following link: http://www.gotsport.com/events/?eventid=65530 The schedule will be posted on the Essex website shortly: https://www.essexunitedsoccer.org/tournaments/ Check back before the event in case there are any changes.

All teams play 3 round-robin matches (2 Sat./1 Sun.) when looking for your games. Teams in age groups with odd numbers may have cross-over matches. Those cross-over matches will be held on Sunday. NOTE: there will be some teams that have four games. In those cases only the first three games will count towards points for standings.

Shootouts (PK Competition) against your round-robin match opponent take place after each of your three games. The team with the most Goals across the three games in each Age Group will receive a separate “Shootout” Award.

There will be concessions and 2018 Tournament T-shirts available both days of the Tournament.

Green Mountain Challenge Tournaments events at Okemo

If you are staying in the area for the Green Mountain Challenge tournament, there are a few things to do at Okemo this weekend.

Have fun!

U12-14 Goalkeeping Clinics, 6/11, 12, 13

We will be hosting a Goalkeeping Clinic at VUHS for all U12 & U14 goalkeepers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the 11th-13th from 6pm-8pm each night. It will be for both boys & girls and hosted by Zoe Cassels Brown.

Please attend as many sessions as you can. If you have a conflict between this and your regular practice, please attend the goalkeeping one. If you have any questions, please contact me at: hayes122@myfairpoint.net