Nordic U11 & U12 Program – What to Expect
Tryouts – Nordic will be hosting tryouts for the upcoming season in late June. Players will be introduced to the Nordic coaching staff and the Nordic soccer philosophy. Tryouts allow for coaches to get to know players on a more personal basis, and allows families the opportunity to decide if club soccer is a good fit for the player and parent.
Following tryouts, players will be sent appropriate paperwork to register for Nordic and initial payment is expected to accept your spot in our program within two weeks.
Fall – Practices and games will start in late August/early September with two team/age group practices per week (days/times TBA) at the Tree Farm soccer complex in Essex Junction, and VSA Fall league games on Sundays. This will be an 8-week season through mid to late October.
Winter – The winter season kicks off our indoor season at the Nordic Indoor Soccer Center (NISC) at the CVE Expo in Essex Junction. Players will be placed on balanced and age appropriate teams to compete in our 7v7 league. Teams will consist of 9-11 players to maximize playing time for all players. Players will practice twice per week with their team/age group. NISC runs three indoor sessions through-out the winter. Session 1 is typically during November and December, Session 2 during January and February, and Session 3 during March and April. There will be breaks throughout the winter for school holidays and certain CVE Expo shows.
Spring – All Nordic teams will start outdoor practices at the Tree Farm Soccer Complex in Essex Junction after the April school break. Teams will practice twice per week (Mon/Weds or Tues/Thurs). We will compete in the Vermont Soccer League (VSL) . This league includes teams from other local clubs and town teams. Games are typically on weekends throughout the state of Vermont. Teams will play in three tournaments throughout the spring season. Memorial Day weekend we travel to Massachusetts, the second weekend of June we play in the Vermont Soccer Festival, and the third weekend of June is Nordic Cup. Nordic Cup is typically the end of the season.
Cost: $1795 - this DOES NOT include uniform COSTS!
We do offer a $100 per player multi player discount for families with multiple players in our U9+ programs.
What this fee includes:
Fall – Two practices per week, VSL games, Stowe tournament, and goal keeper practices.
Winter – Two practices per week, NISC league games (two teams per session where numbers allow), goal-keeper practices, and technical trainings.
Spring – Two practices per week, VSL games, Vermont Soccer Festival, Nordic Cup, coaches’ tournament travel expenses up to $700, and goal-keeper practices.
Cost for Tournaments - Only Nordic Cup is covered by the club. The tournament registration fee will be divided by all of the players attending. Then, each family will be responsible for hotel, travel and food for themselves for the weekend. When a tournament is being discussed/finalized, the team manager will send out all information including registration fees, hotel links, etc.
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), coaches expenses for these additional tournaments/games and coach’s per diem of $75 per day.