U12 Program (2009-2008 BY)

U12 Program

Our U12 Program is for players born in 2010 and 2009 (for the 2020-21 season). Overseeing this program is our U12 DOC, Cam Olson, who works with each individual coach to ensure that each team is on the same pathway. These years are very formative in a players' development, and players transition to a larger field with more tactical demands. 

We continue with a heavy emphasis on improving our players' technical proficiency and ball control and begin to introduce larger tactical themes.

Teams

  • 2009 Boys Premier
  • 2009 Girls Premier
  • 2010 Boys Premier
  • 2010 Girls Premier
  • 09/10 Boys Club
  • 09/10 Girls Club

U12 Schedule Overview

U12 Schedule

Contact your team manager for 2020/2021 indoor schedule.  

September-October (Optional/Extra)

We have an optional fall season for those that want to supplement their school season, or those that do not have one. We have training 2x a week at Veterans Park with 1 game on the weekend (7 week season). Players are able to sign up for training only, games only, or both.

 

November-April

This is our indoor season at our home base, the Robert E. Miller Centre North at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. The only thing that is mandatory is the team training session, with a number of additional opportunities each week that most players take advantage of. This allows the players the opportunity to play 3-4 times a week, while also allowing some flexibility for those that play other sports.

Boys: Team training on Mondays 5:15-7:00pm. Skills session Saturday morning, 9-10:30am. Friday evening futsal games (optional, but recommended in sessions 1 and 2, mandatory for session 3.)

Girls: Team training on Wednesdays 5:15-7:00pm. Skills session Saturday morning, 9-10:30am. Friday evening futsal games (optional, but recommended in sessions 1 and 2, mandatory for session 3.)

Extras: Academy options on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday

Events:

  • March NEFC Preseason Tournament (Boston, MA area) -- If enough interest.

 

May-June

This is our outdoor season, kicking off with our Spring Training Weekend at Golden Goal Park. Teams will have 2 training sessions a week beginning May 1, likely at Veterans Park in So. Burlington or Centennial Field in Burlington. We will also compete in the Vermont Soccer league. Each team will go to 2 tournaments (typically this age group competes over Memorial Day weekend in Massachusetts and Father's Day weekend in Maine). Many teams opt to go to an early-season tournament in March as well.

All of our premier teams U12 and older will compete in the Vermont State Cup. Semi-final matches take place late May, with the finals in early June. Those teams that win their State Cup will represent Vermont at the Region I Championships in the week leadng up to the 4th of July. All teams should plan on ending July 4, with those that do not advance to Regionals concluding their season after Father's Day Weekend.

Program Cost

Cost

$1575/year (Deposit 1- $350, Deposit 2- $225, 8 monthly installments of $125 -Oct. 1 - Apr. 1).

Included in Tuition

  • All team trainings Nov-June
  • 3rd Session of Futsal (mandatory)
  • 2 tournaments
  • Golden Goal Spring Training Weekend
  • State Cup
  • Regionals Registration Fee for U12s if they win State Cup

Supplementary/Optional Expenses

  • Uniform & training gear
  • Sept/Oct Training  & Games- Optional
  • Academy/Education Programs & Camps- Optional
  • Sessions 1 & 2 of Futsal - Optional
  • Extra tournaments beyond the 2 included (Registration Fee, Coach Expenses/Stipend) - Optional

Team Schedules