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Apr, 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Spring Vernon Soccer Club season!

This weekend, our season starts with games or activities in all our divisions – Little Kickers (U4), Micro (U6), In-House Recreational (U8), Multi-Town Recreational (U10-U15) and Competitive Travel Clubs. I would like to thank all the volunteers who have worked hard to get us ready for the season - including all coaches & managers, division directors, all board members and the parents and guardians of all the players as well. Additionally, I would like to thank the Town of Vernon for assisting us in the setup and maintenance of the fields and goals. There is a lot of behind the scenes work to run our program and for some volunteers, it is a 12-month effort. We also would like to thank our sponsors for the 2022 season. Please see our web site for the list of sponsors as many of these local companies have supported VSC for many years and we would also like to support them as well. Later this season we will be sending out more detailed information from our sponsors and some special offer for our VSC member base.

2022 continues to present unique challenges that clearly span well past youth sports. I hope everyone is staying healthy, safe, and doing as good as you can during these difficult times.

 

VSC continues to expand the opportunities for the children of the community to participate in our soccer program and we are very happy to welcome back so many players and families as we move forward with a FULL traditional spring season and our largest spring season ever. As participation increases so does the number of people at our fields.  As such, we want to remind all our families that we are trying to create the safest environment we can while letting our kids play soccer.

 

Masks are not required by players or spectators.

 

Our Health & Safety Director Sarah Wilper is available to answer any questions you may have @  [email protected] or 860-424-2876

 

Our NEW web platforms and registration process continue to be state of the art and we are told is one of the best around. Each team has an exciting new vibrant team page which is paired with a dedicated “Game Changer” mobile app just for them! This platform will provide you with a first-class communication tool and a unique interaction platform that will be unique compared to anything you have used before in youth sports leagues. If you have not downloaded and installed your “Game Changer” app you are missing out and you will not fully experience all our club has to offer! The VSC is 100% committed to providing a safe environment for our players, coaches and spectators. Please take a minute to review our zero tolerance policies and participant expectations. This season we continue our long-standing tradition of providing a 1st class team jersey to each recreational player to use and keep once the season concludes. We have invested in new equipment upgrades, and advanced training gear.

Some things to keep in mind this season as we get into our match season:

  • Parking at VCMS - Please be aware of the designated parking areas during game and practice days. There is no parking in the fire lane along the wooden fence on lower VCMS (along the gravel driveway) and no parking in the fire lane on the driveway next to the school. Please do not park on the hill per the Towns request. It interferes with the 1st hole of the disc golf course. Should you choose to ignore this request, do not park cars facing down the hill - park them perpendicular to the fields below.

     

  • Fields - All of our fields in Vernon, as well as the away fields in other towns are located on our field’s page. We provide you with easy to navigate directions, diagrams, and even GPS coordinates to assist you in easily locating the correct place to be.

     

  • Cancelations - Any game cancelations for the Little Kickers, Micro, Rec, D5 Divisions due to weather and/or field conditions will be made by the VSC Board prior to the start of games, generally by 8:00 AM. We will post all updates on our website homepage and send out notifications. Please enable your mobile device to receive TEXT messages from VSC within your website profile page so you do not miss out on important information. If conditions deteriorate after games starts, postponements may also occur then. We will use the VSC Web site to cancel games which will send email and/or text messages to all teams. For Travel Division teams, all cancelations will come from the travel coach for home and away games.

     

  • VSC Web Site - To access all information regarding team schedules, club events, field locations/directions and general soccer information - please visit our web site at www.vernonsoccerclub.org Please make sure all of your contact information is updated and correct as we use the web site as our main source of communication to all members, including game cancelations and changes throughout the season and information about upcoming VSC programs. Please enable your mobile device to receive TEXT messages from VSC within your website profile page so you do not miss out on important information. Member support for our web site and apps can be located on the website. Other features include "subscribing" to your child's schedule on any mobile device and computer calendars. You can find our VSC app for your Apple or Android device by downloading “Game Changer”.

     

     

  • Parent & Player Code of Conduct - To make the season enjoyable for all involved - players, coaches, parents and referees, please be aware of the VSC Code of Conducts which are available on our each of your Team page sites and on the website. Parents - please let the coaches do the coaching and other support for your child and team. Coaching from all sides of the field just causes confusion and under minds what the coaches have been working on.

     

  • Referees - Most of our referees are our local youth residents and former VSC players or local adults from our community. At no time, should there be any direct conversation or contact with them during or after a game, which includes verbal criticism and abuse. VSC has a Zero Tolerance policy regarding this behavior. Any issues regarding referees can be brought up to your coach's attention who will then follow VSC protocol from there.

 

Good luck to all teams and I wish everyone a healthy season!!

 

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