U17 Premier Program

Nordic 2003 (U17 Premier) Program – What to Expect.

Try-outs - We hold tryouts for this age group 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.

Winter season – This team will kick off their season in early November once players are finished with their High School season. Teams will practice twice per week for the month of November prior to College Showcase tournament(s) in late November/early December. Practices will be at the Tree Farm soccer facility and/or at South Burlington High School. Your indoor season at the Nordic Indoor Soccer Center (NISC) at the CVE Expo in Essex Jct will start in session 2. Players will practice twice per week with their team and also have an additional technical training opportunity during Session 2. NISC runs 3 indoor sessions through-out the winter: Session 2 is held 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 - Teams will start to prepare for their outdoor spring season with mid-week outdoor practices on the turf field at South Burlington High School starting in early March (weather permitting). 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 90 mins, 6.30pm to 8pm. This team will compete in the Vermont Soccer League (VSL) in their U19 division. This league includes U17 to U19 teams from other local clubs and town teams. Games are typically on Sunday’s through-out the state of Vermont.This team has the option to play in the North-east Soccer League (NSL) or other appropriate Regional league for the spring. NSL is a North-east/New England league and we play against teams from within the area, late March through early June. Teams typically play in 2 to 3 tournaments through-out the spring season: Nordic Cup plus others TBD. This team will also have the option to enter a Regional event in late June/early July (USYS State Cup/Regionals and/or US Club Soccer Regionals)

Please plan to be available for Nordic events through early July!

Cost: $1725… this DOES NOT include uniform COSTS!

What this fee includes:

Winter session - 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, Regional league games, VSL games, coaches’ travel expenses upto $1500, Goal-keeper practises.

Tournaments - Coach will attend 2 tournaments and local and regional games through-out the year in addition to Nordic Cup and regional event.

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 Nordic Cup), coaches expenses for these additional tournaments/games and a coaches per diem of $75 per day.