U11 Program

Nordic 2006 (U11) Program – What to Expect!

This program is a developmental program for our younger players.

Tryouts – Try-outs for this age group are 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.

Fall Program - Practices and games will start in late August/early September with 2 team/age group practices per week (days/times TBA) at the Tree Farm soccer complex in Essex Jct and VSA Fall league games on Sundays. Players will also be given a third practise opportunity per week with our Technical Training sessions. This will be a 7 week season through mid to late October.

Winter season – Players will kick off their indoor season at the Nordic Indoor Soccer Center (NISC) at the CVE Expo in Essex Jct. Players will be placed onto evenly balanced and age appropriate teams to compete in our U12 league. Players will practice twice per week with their team/age group and also have an additional technical training opportunity during the winter. NISC runs 3 indoor sessions through-out the winter: Session 1 is typically during November and December: Session 2 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 – All 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. Teams will compete in the Vermont Soccer League (VSL) in their U12 division. This league includes U11 and U12 teams from other local clubs and town teams. Games are typically on Saturday’s through-out the state of Vermont and Plattsburgh, NY. Teams will play in 2 tournaments through-out the spring season. Memorial Day week-end, we will travel to Needham, MA and then the third week-end of June is Nordic Cup. Nordic Cup (Father’s day week-end) is typically the end of the season.

Center of Excellence - Players will be identified through-out the year for their high level of play and dedication to the Nordic program and the game of soccer. This will be a revolving door with selected players being invited to additional practices and games through-out the year to further their Nordic experience.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact our Director of Coaching Jim Goudie. Jim@nordicsoccer.org