U9 Program

Nordic 2012 (U9) Program – What to Expect!

This program is a developmental program for our younger players.

Tryouts – Try-outs for this age group are in early July. Players will be introduced to the Nordic coaching staff and will experience a typical Nordic practice. This will also give our coach’s a chance to meet the players and get to know them on a more personal basis. After try-outs players will be sent appropriate paperwork to register for Nordic and initial payment is expected to accept your spot in our program within 2 weeks of try-outs.

Fall Program - Practices and games will start in late August/early September with 2 team/age group practices per week (days/times TBA) at the Tree Farm soccer complex in Essex Jct and VSA Fall league games on Sundays. Players will also be given a third practise opportunity per week with our Technical Training sessions. This will be a 8 week season through mid to late October.

Winter season – The winter season kicks off their indoor season at the Nordic Indoor Soccer Center (NISC) at the CVE Expo in Essex Jct. Players will be placed onto evenly balanced and age appropriate teams to compete in our 5v5 league. Teams will consist of 7-8 players to maximize playing time for all players. Players will practice twice per week with their team/age group. NISC runs 3 indoor sessions through-out the winter: Session 1 is typically during November and December: Session 2 during January and February with session 3 during March and April. There will be breaks through-out the winter for school holidays and certain CVE Expo shows.

Spring season –All Nordic teams will start outdoor practices at the Tree Farm Soccer Complex in Essex Jct after the April school break. Teams will practice twice per week (Mon/Weds or Tues/Thurs) for 75 mins. We will compete in the Vermont Soccer League (VSL) in their U10 division. This league includes U10 teams from other local clubs and town teams. Games are typically on week-ends through-out the state of Vermont. Teams will play in 3 tournaments through-out the spring season. Memorial Day week-end, we will travel to MA, the second week-end of June we play in the Target United Cup and then the third week-end of June is Nordic Cup. Nordic Cup is typically the end of the season.

Cost: $1315…this DOES NOT include uniform COSTS!

What this fee includes:

Fall – Two practises per week, technical training, VSL games and Stowe tournament. Goal-keeper practises.

Winter - Two practises per week, technical training, NISC league games (2 teams per session where numbers allow). Goal-keeper practises.

Spring - Two practises per week, technical training, VSL games, Memorial Day week-end tournament, Target United Cup and Nordic Cup tournaments, coaches’ tournament travel expenses upto $700. Goal-keeper practises.

Anything in addition to the above is NOT covered by your player fees and addition costs will be at the team’s expense! Additional expenses may include but are not limited to: additional tournament entry fees (other than those noted above), coach’s expenses for these additional tournaments/games and coach’s per diem of $75 per day.