Spring Program

SPRING RECREATION PROGRAM

Soccer for the Little Ones
U8 Soccer – 1st & 2nd graders
Details: One practice & one game per week.
All games intramural, local action on Saturdays starting May 6th, for 5 weeks.
Fee for the season: $30
Early registration required: HERE.
COACHES NEEDED!!!
Email registrar.mrvsa@gmail.com for questions.

Pre-K & Kindergarten Soccer
Details: One fun hour of skills at Waitsfield Elementary School 9-10am
Saturdays May 6th, 13th, 20th & June 3rd
Fee for the season: $20
Registration on first day. Or register early HERE.
Questions?
Please email registrar.mrvsa@gmail.com

SPRING TRAVEL PROGRAM

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED FOR THE MAJORITY TO TRAVEL TEAMS. Email registrar.mrvsa@gmail.com for more information.

PARENTS, PLEASE READ: There are important changes to the age grouping of players for spring soccer. The Vermont Soccer Association, in accordance with US Soccer, will now refer to calendar year for team placement (it is no longer based on school year). This will affect some children and move them up (or down) an age group. Teams will now be assembled and classified by birth year. While we have more flexibility with our teams in the fall, MRVSA must follow these guidelines in the spring. For more information – please see this US Soccer Announcement. As a result of these new rules, we are hoping to create teams to accommodate current 6th graders that have a birth year of 2004. These teams will be open to any players born in 2003 or 2004. This would include players who are currently at HUMS and CBMS.

Skills Assessment by age group times as follows (please arrive a few minutes early to check in and receive a bib for your player):
U10 Girls (Birth year 2007 & 2008) 9:00-10:00am
U12 Girls (Birth year 2005 & 2006) 10:00-11:00am
U10 Boys (Birth year 2007 & 2008) 11:00-12:00pm
U12 Boys (Birth year 2005 & 2006) 12:00-1:00pm
U14 Girls (Birth year 2003 & 2004) 1:00-2:00pm
U14 Boys (Birth year 2003 & 2004) 2:00-3:00pm

If you have a player who wishes to be placed on a team for the spring season, PLEASE EMAIL US in advance of Oct 16th at registrar.mrvsa@gmail.com with your child’s name, town and date of birth indicating whether or not your child will be able to attend the skills assessment. For those who are unable to attend the assessment it is still important for you to indicate your child’s interest in playing in the spring now so we know to place them on a team- this will be the only way we will know your child would like to play. We will then send out requests for formal registration in November and will comprise teams accordingly based on these registered players.
Players should bring a #4 ball (#5 for 2003/2004 birth year) and a water bottle. Shin guards required.
Detailed information on Spring Soccer below – please take the time to read it.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be soccer in the spring for players born before 2008, but there will not be skills assessment for these ages. Information on the registration of these age groups will be distributed in March of 2017.

Spring soccer information:
In the spring the Mad River Valley Soccer Association provides a competitive soccer experience for boys and girls from the Mad River Valley and Waterbury areas. The Spring Travel program participates in the Vermont Soccer League and is for players who have demonstrated a higher level of skill and commitment to the sport of soccer. The first game is held in the first weekend in May, the last game is typically in mid-June.

MRVSA will use results from the October 16th skill assessment, as well as fall coach skills assessments to select our spring teams. Our goal is to assemble teams that will be competitive in the spring divisions we play in. All players registered before December 30, 2016 will be guaranteed a spot on a team. Late registrants will be given a spot if space is available.

Practice: Twice a week (general schedule, may be altered according to needs of coach and team schedule)
U10 Girls– Mad River Park on Tu/Th
U10 Boys– Mad River Park on Mo/We
U12 Girls– Mad River Park on Mo/We
U12 Boys– Mad River Park on Tu/Th
U14 Girls– Mad River Park on Tu/Th
U14 Boys– Mad River Park on Mo/We

Games: MRVSA spring travel teams play games all over central Vermont and occasionally in more distant locations such as Rutland and Derby. Most games are within an hour’s travel. Games begin the first weekend in May and end in mid-June. Games are generally on Sunday afternoons, but there may also be a couple of Friday evening games and a Saturday game. During some weekends there will be two games.

Equipment:
The club provides uniform shirts, shorts and socks. Each player is required to wear shin guards under their soccer socks. The socks must entirely cover the shin guards. Each player must have a #4 ball and a water bottle.

Cost: $125 Early registration fee until Dec 1, 2016. After Dec 1, 2016 there is an additional $20. No multi-child discount. Registration closes completely December 30, 2016. Scholarships considered upon request. Further details on registration will be sent out after the skills assessment.

Tournaments: All tournaments are optional. In the past we have had teams participate in the Essex Tournament (June), the Rutland Tournament (May), and the Weston Tournament (June). If coaches are interested in participating they will provide information on the tournaments and any additional cost of participating to their teams.