Led by our Senior DOC--Sam Alden--the U17-19 Program has been newly revamped for the 2018-19 Season with a new schedule and format that better serves our oldest players.
Gone are the days of having 7-10 players at training. We plan on having separate Senior Boys & Girls player pools, which ensures a critical mass for trainings, allows for players of different commitment levels to participate without diluting the experience, and ensures a competitive environement for players irrespective of age. Further, the new calendar prevents player burnout while also better preparing them for their high school seasons.
Below, you will find a complete overview of this new program, including:
Vermont is a unique place in the best possible way. Unlike other areas, high school soccer is a large part of your playing experience and we do not want to fight this; we want to complement it. We also understand that our player pool in this state is much smaller than other areas, and that players at this age will inevitably have different reasons for playing. We want to serve you all.
There current model does not serve our players. Here is why we feel there is a need for change:
November/December -- Focus: Showcases
January/February -- Focus: Self-improvement
March/April -- Focus: Spring Prep & Showcases
May/June -- Focus: Tournaments/Showcases
July/August -- Focus: HS Pre-season Prep & College ID Camps
Mid-August - October -- Focus: HS Season