When updated for 2020/2021 season, we will add a complete schedule of trainings & events in a link where you will simply navigate to the tab with the appropriate birth year. For now, you'll find an overview of what the year looks like for our U13s.
Most players are quite busy with their school teams at this time of year, but we do have optional fall matches through Far Post. Traditionally, we have created U13/14 Coed teams in the U14 Fall Vermont Soccer League, but we have found the level of play is not high enough for our players. We plan on creating our own internal league for all U13/14 players that are interested.
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 most dedicated 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 Sundays, rotating time. Skills session Saturday morning, 10:30am-12pm. Futsal games on Monday evenings (Optional, but recommended for sessions 1 & 2. Included and mandatory for session 3).
Girls: Team training on Sundays, rotating time. Optional skills session Saturday morning, 10:30am-12pm. Futsal games on Thursday evenings (Optional, but recommended for sessions 1 & 2. Included and mandatory for session 3).
Extras: Monday/Wednesday night Jr. Academy Sessions & Coed Invite Only Academy Sessions.
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 a minimum of 2 outdoor 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 in the Boston area as well.
Our U13 premier team will also 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 leading 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.