Our U13/14 Club team offers a vital opportunity for players to continue to develop at a level that will allow them to be successful. When we evaluate a player, we look at their trajectory and where we think they will be at 18 years old. Is the player a good listener and willing learner? Will they be a loyal and contributing member of the club? If the answer is yes, we want to keep these players in the club and help nurture them, as everyone develops at a different rate technically and physically.
Far Post provides the same curriculum, instruction, and opportunities to club players as they do to premier. The only difference is that our club teams do not compete in the VT State Cup.
Most players are quite busy with their school teams at this time of year, but we do have optional fall matches through Far Post. Traditionally, we have created U13/14 Coed teams in the U14 Fall Vermont Soccer League, but we have found the level of play is not high enough for our players. We plan on creating our own internal league for all U13/14 players that are interested.
This is our indoor season at our home base, the Robert E. Miller Centre North at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. The only thing that is mandatory is the team training session, with a number of additional opportunities each week that most players take advantage of. This allows the most dedicated players the opportunity to play 3-4 times a week, while also allowing some flexibility for those that play other sports.
Boys: Team training on Sundays, rotating time. Optional skills session Saturday morning, 9-10:30am/10:30am-12pm rotating. Games Monday evenings.
Girls: Team training on Sundays, rotating time. Optional skills session Saturday morning, 9-10:30am/10:30am-12pm rotating. Games Thursday evenings.
Extras: Monday/Wednesday night Jr. Academy Sessions.
This is our outdoor season. Teams will have 2 training sessions a week beginning May 1, likely at Veterans Park in So. Burlington or Centennial Field in Burlington. We will also compete in the Vermont Soccer league. Each team will go to a minimum of 2 outdoor tournaments. Tthe first is Memorial Day weekend in Massachusetts, the second is Father's Day weekend in Maine. Many teams opt to go to an early-season tournament in March in the Boston area as well.
The season will conclude after the Father's Day Weekend tournament.