U10 Program: 08 & 09 Birth Years

U10 Program

Our U10 Program is for players born in 2008 and 2009 (for the 2017-18 season). Overseeing this program is our Club Director, Todd Kingsbury, who runs every training session with the help of various staff coaches such as Stan Williams, Cory Payson, Alan Brown, Ray Campanile, Brad Cole, and Staige Davis. While we have two teams on both the boys and girls' sides, they are all on the same schedule and curriculum. Our progressive curriculum ensures that all players are developing the same technical skills, tactical understanding of our system, and are receiving the same instruction. This model prepares our players to move on to our U12 Program and establishes a set of expectations that unite our players across the club.

A heavy emphasis is placed on improving our players' technical proficiency and decision-making under pressure.

Teams

We have 4 teams (2 boys, 2 girls) that are split primarily based on age.

  • U9 Boys - PSV
  • U9 Girls - QPR
  • U10 Boys - Ajax
  • U10 Girls - Crystal Palace

U10 Schedule Overview

U10 Schedule

September-October

We have an optional fall season since most players this age do not have any offerings through their schools at this time of year. We have training 2x a week at Veterans Park with 1 game on the weekend (7 week season). Players are able to sign up for training only, games only, or both.

 

November-April

This is our indoor season at our home base, the Robert E. Miller Centre North at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. We have 2 training sessions a week: Tuesday, which is primarily focused on building technical ability, and Thursday, which is primarily game-day. Players also have the opportunity to play games in our 5v5 Futsal league on Friday nights and sign up for the U10 Excellence Program. This allows the most dedicated players the opportunity to play 3-4 times a week, while also allowing flexibility for those that play other sports.

Boys: Tuesday 6-7pm, Thursday 5-6pm. Optional Games friday evenings.

Girls: Tuesday & Thursday 5-6pm. Optional games Friday evenings.

Extras: Monday night U10 Excellence Program.

 

May-June

This is our outdoor season. Teams will have 2 training sessions a week beginning May 1 at Veterans Park in So. Burlington. We will also compete in the Vermont Soccer league. Each team will go to 2 tournaments (the first is the Wellesley Invitational (MA) over Memorial Day weekend, the second is Father's Day weekend in ME).