Spring Soccer FAQ's:
Is Spring Soccer like Fall Recreational Soccer?
Spring soccer is more competitive than fall soccer. Teams may travel up to 1-2 hours each way for occasional games, although about half will be home games and most of the rest will be within 45 minutes. Our spring teams include players from several area towns, and teams may practice in Cambridge, Hyde Park or Johnson, depending on individual team makeup.
What are the fees for the spring season?
- Fees are set each season based on league membership, equipment and insurance costs. Fees are posted along with registration information prior to each season.
NOTE: For families registering more than one child, there is a 10% discount for each additional child registered after the first one
Are the teams divided up the same as Fall Soccer?
It is important to know that the VSA Spring soccer league is organized by birth year NOT grade level. For example, students in the 4th grade that are born in the fall will play on a U12 team, while students in the 4th grade that are born in the spring will play on a U10 team.
What is the practice schedule like?
Most teams will practice two days per week, while younger teams may generally practice one day per week. Some of the older teams (MS/HS ages) could practice 3 days per week. Practice schedules should be available prior to the start of the season, and will be communicated to players and parents. Coaches will determine exactly when practices will start, but the CYS Board will determine when fields are playable. This is usually in mid to late April. Your coach should contact you in early April to confirm your practice schedule, team parent meeting date, and any other information you need for the season.
What is the game schedule like?
U8 teams generally have 5-6 games and 1 tournament during the season. U10 and older teams usually have 8-9 games and a tournament option. Games are generally on Saturday or Sunday afternoons, but there have been occasional Friday evening games. Game schedules will be posted on the VSA website (see below), and there will be a link from this website as well, by mid-April.
Are team roster sizes capped?
Space on teams is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Once maximum roster size is met for a team, additional registrants will be put on a wait list and a second team formed only if we are able to get enough players and a volunteer coach for an additional team. Please don't delay in signing up your child if they are interested! If we have enough players for a team but no coach committed by the end of the advertised registration period, we will not be able to field a team for that age division.
I'm interested in coaching, how do I get involved?
All coaches must be approved by the CYS Board, have successfully completed a criminal background check, and be approved by the Vermont Soccer Association. If you are interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.