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Inter-Town Recreational Program
Posted May 3, 2018

Inter-Town Recreational Soccer Overview
 

VSC Inter-Town Recreational Soccer is generally provided for our older recreational players. It provides our players the ability to play soccer when there are a limited number of teams in a particular age group. Teams will only entered into Inter-Town play when there are not enough players to create 4 teams for a specific age group. These teams play other local surrounding towns recreational teams (ie. Ellington, South Windsor, Mancester, etc). This is a great option for families that still want to play soccer, but don't want to travel extensively to do so. Recreational Soccer is all about fun, everybody plays, everybody has fun! Teams practice twice a week in the early evening and play games mostly on Saturdays. The breakdown below shows previous VSC teams entered into play, final groups and teams will depend on the number of players in each group.  

Preliminary Age Groups

"U12/13" (11 & 12 Year Olds, Seperate Boys and Girls Divisions)

  • Games of 7v7 further development of tactical game skills and team play
  • Using our coaching program
  • Two weeknight practices (nights vary based on coach) & one weekend game (generally on Saturdays)
  • Teams utilize a paid professional trainer when available and multiple individual adult team coaches.
  • Stylish "Vernon Soccer Club" team jersey
  • Teams are generally capped at Ten-Twelve players to maximize the coach to player ratio

"U14/15" (13 & 14 Year Olds, Seperate Boys and Girls Divisions)

  • Games of 7v7 further development of tactical game skills and team play
  • Using our coaching program
  • Two weeknight practices (nights vary based on coach) & one weekend game (generally on Saturdays)
  • Teams utilize a paid professional trainer when available and multiple individual adult team coaches.
  • Stylish "Vernon Soccer Club" team jersey
  • Teams are generally capped at Ten-Twelve players to maximize the coach to player ratio

Inter-Town Recreational Parent Information

Practices 
Your coach will expect your child to be prepared to practice – which means being ready to work and to have fun! Please be sure that your child has on cleats (double knotted) and shin guards (worn under socks at all times). Please bring the correct size soccer ball 
(U12/13- size 4, U14/15 - size 5) and a full water bottle. All items should be labeled with your child’s name and phone number. Long hair should be tied back and no jewelry (including necklaces, earrings, watches or hair clips) should be worn. Please have your child visit the restroom before practice. 

PLEASE BE ON TIME to pick your child up from practice. Not only is this a common courtesy, but a safety issue as well. If your child is to go home with someone else, please be sure to personally notify your coach prior to the start of practice. By the same token, sometimes coaches can be delayed. Do not leave your child on the practice field without a coach in attendance.

Games 
All players should plan to arrive to the fields at least Thirty minutes before their game begins unless otherwise instructed by your coach. Again, please come ready to play. Your child should wear his/her team jersey, shin guards under socks and cleats!! 

Please drive SLOWLY around the fields!!!!

If you will miss (or be late to) a practice or a game…
Be sure to notify your coach as far in advance as possible. Soccer is a team sport and while a perfect attendance record may be nearly impossible, please try to be fair to the rest of your child’s team when planning vacations and other events.

Rain outs 
In the event of inclement weather, please check the home page of this website for FINAL rain out information.
Parents can, and should subscribe to the notices from the www.vernonsoccerclub.org website. All cancelation notices posted to the website will go directly to your home and/or work e-mail immediately upon posting. If you provide your cell number you will also receive a text message alert for last minute changes. This can be particularly helpful if you do not regularly check email.

Safety
If your child has any allergies (especially to bee stings), asthma, or any other serious health issue be sure to discuss this with your coach. We do not provide coaches with an extensive first aid kit. If your child may need more than a band-aid or ice pack, be sure that your child’s coach has it and knows how to use it.

Conduct 
Youth sports is the time to model correct and appropriate behavior for our children. Always keep in mind that this is a GAME and that these are CHILDREN playing. There will be mistakes made by players, coaches and referees alike. Cheer your child on, but step back from the sideline and please let your coach do the coaching. While most coaches welcome any comments from the parents about how to make the season more productive and fun, please remember that the coaches are all parent volunteers who are working hard to spend time teaching your child. If you should have any concerns about your child’s coach, please contact your Division Director.

Referees 
Our referee staff is trained and certified – but some are also young adults. Parents are not allowed, at ANY time, to make comments or have other interaction with the referees. Parents who disregard this rule will be asked to leave the fields. If you have questions or concerns about referees and/or game rules, contact the Referee Director.

Above all, please remember that the Intramural Soccer Program is first and foremost about our children having FUN. The goal is for our youth to learn to play soccer, get along with and play as a team, and be competitive and show good sportsmanship while having FUN. We look forward to another great season!