Spring Program

SPRING RECREATION PROGRAM

SPRING TRAVEL PROGRAM

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 2005. These teams will be open to any players born in 2005 or 2006. This would include players who are currently at HUMS and CBMS.

MRVSA will be hosting a skills assessment for those that wish to play soccer in the spring of 2019 on Sunday October 21st at Mad River Park. This assessment will be run by Don Haddox (HUHS soccer coach).

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 2009 & 2010) 9:00-10:00am
U10 Boys (Birth year 2009 & 2010) 10:00-11:00am
U12 Girls (Birth year 2007 & 2008) 11:00-12:00pm
U12 Boys (Birth year 2007 & 2008) 12:15-1:15pm
U14 Girls (Birth year 2005 &2006) 1:15-2:15pm
U14 Boys (Birth year 2005 & 2006) 2:15-3:15pm

If you have a player who wishes to be placed on a team for the spring season, PLEASE EMAIL US in advance of Oct 21st 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 essential for you to indicate your child’s interest in playing in the spring by emailing us; FURTHER COMMUNICATION ON REGISTRATION WILL ONLY BE SENT TO THOSE WHO HAVE INDICATED THEY WISH TO PLAY. Formal registration will follow the assessment and we will comprise teams accordingly based on these registered players; more information to come at that time.
Players should bring a #4 ball (#5 for 2005/2006 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 after 2010, but there will not be skills assessment for these younger ages. Information on the registration of these age groups will be distributed in March of 2019.

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 21st 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, 2018 will be guaranteed a spot on a team. Late registrants will be given a spot if one 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, 2018 After Dec 1, 2018 there is an additional $20. No multi-child discount. Registration closes completely December 30, 2018. 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.