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
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.
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”.
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
Good Morning Parents and Players,
- University of Vermont
- University of New Hampshire
- Holy Cross
- Providence College
- Northeastern University
- Wesleyan University
- Middleburry College
- Endicott College
- Connecticut College
- Stonehill College
- Anna Maria College
- St. Joseph’s College of Maine
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
Thank you for everyone’s support!
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!
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 email@example.com
Available: water bottles, stickers, patches, pins and zipper pulls.