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Inter-Town Recreational Program

Posted May 3, 2018

Inter-Town (D5) Recreational Soccer Overview
 

VSC Inter-Town (D5) Recreational Soccer is generally provided for our growing 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, Manchester, 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

"U10" (8, & 9-Year-Olds, Separate Boys and Girls Divisions or Coed)

  • Games of 7v7, further development of game skills & strategy and team play
  • The players use a size 4 ball
  • Using a coaching program
  • Two weeknight practices (nights vary based on the coach) & generally one weekend game (often on Saturdays)
  • Most weekends the program has an onsite division director, paid or volunteer trainer, individual adult team coaches.
  • Stylish team jersey is provided to every player
  • Teams are generally capped at Ten or fewer players to maximize the coach to player ratio
  • Players generally play about 50% of the game

"U12" (10 & 11 Year Olds, Separate Boys and Girls Divisions or Coed)

  • Games of 7v7 further development of tactical game skills and team play
  • Using our coaching program
  • Two weeknight practices (nights vary based on coach) & generally one weekend game (often 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
  • Players generally play about 50% of the game

"U15/14/13" (12, 13 & 14 Year Olds, Separate Boys and Girls Divisions or Coed)

  • Games of 6v6 further development of tactical game skills and team play
  • Using our coaching program
  • Two weeknight practices (nights vary based on coach) & generally one weekend game (often 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
  • Players generally play about 50% of the game

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 
(U10 - U12- size 4, U15/14/13 - 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!

Good Faith Offering
Our target is a 6 to 8 game season and 1-2 practices a week. Factors that can impact this good faith intertown recreational offering are our volunteer coach schedules and availability, player availability, other town's cancelling after games are scheduled, field and weather conditions, safety, mandatory or suggested Town / State shutdowns, Pandemics, etc.

Registration Listing

2024 Spring Recreation

VSC Recreational Soccer is the foundation of our program. Our boys and girls come out to have a great time! Recreational Soccer is all about fun, everybody plays, and everybody has fun! Teams practice once or twice a week in the early evening and play games every weekend. The season is tentatively scheduled to start at the beginning of April and should run for 6-8 weeks depending on many factors.

Lil Kicker & Micro programs differ with a combined practice/game-based event generally held on the weekend only. Please see the program outlines listed on our website.

Full program offerings are available for review on our homepage via the program tab at www.vernonsoccerclub.org

Please visit your team's home page on the website for all information regarding your team – coaches, schedules, rosters, results, and team news - throughout the season. The travel uniform order portal will be open within the next week.

Please log onto your account and make sure all player information is correct and any contact information is updated. We use our website to contact parents and players on upcoming events including any last minutes changes or cancellations. Please ensure you have enabled text alerts so you will receive your coach’s important updates and last-minute changes.

Coaches will contact you directly with information shortly regarding the upcoming season so please look for an email from them.

Please review:

Please review these documents and talk to your coach or the VSC Rec Director if you have any questions.

Thank you!
VSC

Don't forget to stop by the VSC store to pick up some great VSC merchandise!
VSC is a voluntary Organization run by Volunteers, we count on your participation to help form and coach teams,

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Under 04/3 - Coed (Lit'l Kickers Soccer)
Lit'l Kickers Soccer is the foundation of our program. Our 2 and 3-year-old boys and girls come out to have a great time! Remember when you were 2 or 3? We can't, but we are sure life was about play, fun, and making friends. The Lit'l Kickers program brings that same spirit of fun and adventure to the entire family and establishes a soccer experience that lasts a lifetime. This program is the first in our progressional series of soccer programs that support the growth and development of players at the youngest age levels. The players will learn to move their bodies around a soccer field and balance while manipulating a ball. Our focus will be on fun movement games to strengthen gross motor skills and introduce the concept of teamwork. 
  
Parent participation is encouraged (but not required) to make young children comfortable with this soccer experience.

Please review the registration platform for seasonal dates and times.

Additional Lit'l Kickers Parent Information
For many families, this may be their first experience with soccer. Many hands make light work of the philosophy here. We will have a coaching leader and often many high school players to help reduce the coach-to-player ratio. Having multiple parents/guardians assist the coaches is helpful as well. Please be sure that your child has comfortable athletic shoes or preferably cleats (double-knotted) and shin guards (worn under socks at all times). Please bring the correct size 3 soccer ball and a full water bottle. All items should be labeled with your child's name and/or 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

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Under 06/5 - Coed (Micro)
VSC Micro Soccer is the next step of our program. We offer great options for busy families. We offer weeknight and weekend sessions. You can choose to attend our weeknight session, and our weekend session or you can attend both sessions for no extra cost! Our 5 and 6-year-old boys and girls come out to have a great time! Remember when you were 4 or 5? We still can't, but we are sure life was about play, fun, and making friends. The Micro program brings that same spirit of fun and adventure to the entire family and establishes a soccer experience that lasts a lifetime. This program is the next in our progressional series of soccer programs that support the growth and development of players at young age levels. This multi-week, age-specific program, has a step-by-step development guide that our coaches will deliver to the players.

Micro (PreK-Kindergarten ~ 4-5-Year-olds, Co-Ed)
  • Games of 3v3 or 4v4, focus on fundamentals with fun games.
  • The players use a size 3 ball
  • There are no goalies
  • The fields are US Soccer recommended in size 20x30
  • Use of a coaching program or something similar
  • This weekend morning program generally has a 25-minute practice/training (everyone has a ball on the foot to maximize learning). They take a quick break and then they immediately have a fun 20-25 minute game that kids and parents all enjoy.
  • Weeknight, Weekend, or both practices for the price of one
  • In most sessions, the program has an onsite division director, trainer, individual adult team coaches, and a high school soccer player as a student coach per team.
  • A stylish team jersey is provided to every player
  • Teams are generally capped at eight or fewer players to maximize the coach-to-player ratio
  • Players generally play about 50% of the game

Please review the registration platform for seasonal dates and times.

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Under 08/7 - Rec (In-house teams in Vernon)

VSC Recreational Soccer is the foundation of our program. Our boys and girls come out to have a great time! Recreational Soccer is all about fun, everybody plays, and everybody has fun! Teams practice once or twice a week in the early evening and play games every weekend. The breakdown below shows past VSC team grouping, final groups will depend on the number of players in each group.  

Preliminary In-House Age Groups

"U7 & U8" (6 & 7-Year-Olds, Coed Divisions)
  • Games of 4v4, focus on more advanced ball control and basic team play with referees
  • The players use a size 4 ball
  • The fields are US Soccer recommended in size 20x30
  • Using a coaching program 
  • One weeknight practice (nights vary based on the coach) & generally one weekend game (often on Saturday mornings)
  • Most weekends the program has an onsite division director, paid or volunteer trainer, and individual adult team coaches.
  • A stylish team jersey is provided to every player
  • Teams are generally capped at eight players to maximize the coach-to-player ratio
  • Players generally play about 50% of the game 

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Under 08/7 - Boys Rec (Multi Town League)

VSC Inter-Town (D5) Recreational Soccer is generally provided for our growing 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 enter 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, Manchester, 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, and 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

"U8" (6, & 7-Year-Olds, Separate Boys and Girls Divisions or Coed)
  • Games of 4v4, further development of game skills & strategy, and team play
  • The players use a size 4 ball
  • Using a coaching program
  • One weeknight practice (nights vary based on the coach) & generally one weekend game (often on Saturdays)
  • Most weekends the program has an onsite division director, paid or volunteer trainer, and individual adult team coaches.
  • A stylish team jersey is provided to every player
  • Teams are generally capped at 10 or fewer players to maximize the coach-to-player ratio
  • Players generally play about 50% of the game

"U10" (8, & 9-Year-Olds, Separate Boys and Girls Divisions or Coed)
  • Games of 7v7, further development of game skills & strategy, and team play
  • The players use a size 4 ball
  • Using a coaching program
  • Two weeknight practices (nights vary based on the coach) & generally one weekend game (often on Saturdays)
  • Most weekends the program has an onsite division director, paid or volunteer trainer, and individual adult team coaches.
  • A stylish team jersey is provided to every player
  • Teams are generally capped at Ten or fewer players to maximize the coach-to-player ratio
  • Players generally play about 50% of the game

"U12" (10 & 11-Year-Olds, Separate Boys and Girls Divisions or Coed)
  • Games of 7v7 further development of tactical game skills and team play
  • Using our coaching program
  • Two weeknight practices (nights vary based on the coach) & generally one weekend game (often 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
  • Players generally play about 50% of the game

"U15/14/13" (12, 13 & 14-Year-Olds, Separate Boys and Girls Divisions or Coed)
  • Games of 6v6 further development of tactical game skills and team play
  • Using our coaching program
  • Two weeknight practices (nights vary based on the coach) & generally one weekend game (often 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
  • Players generally play about 50% of the game

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 cleats (double-knotted) and shin guards (worn under socks at all times). Please bring the correct size soccer ball (U7 - U12 - size 4) 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 at the fields at least fifteen-thirty minutes before their game begins unless otherwise instructed by their 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) 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.

Rainouts 
In the event of inclement weather, please check the home page of this website for FINAL rainout information. Parents can and should subscribe to the notices from the www.vernonsoccerclub.org website. All cancellation 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 your 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 are 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 making the season more productive and fun, please remember that the coaches are all parent volunteers 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 interactions 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!

Good Faith Offering
Our target is a 6 to 10-game season and 1-2 practices a week (for teams that have weeknight practices). Factors that can impact this good faith recreational offering are our volunteer coach schedules and availability, player availability, another town canceling after games are scheduled, field and weather conditions, safety, mandatory or suggested Town / State shutdowns, Pandemics, etc.

Under 10 - Girls (Multi Town Rec)

Registration closes on 04/20/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 04/01/2024 to 06/08/2024
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$0.00

Under 12 - Girls (Multi Town Rec)

Registration closes on 04/20/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 04/01/2024 to 06/08/2024
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$85.00
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