Nordic 2008 (U9) Program – What to Expect!
The Nordic U9 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 - Nordic U9 Boys 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 U10 5v5 league. Teams will consist of 7-8 players to maximize playing time for all players. Players will practice twice per week with their team/age group. 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 75 mins. 5pm to 6.15pm or 6.30pm to 7.45pm. Nordic U9 teams will compete in the Vermont Soccer League (VSL) in their U10 division. This league includes U10 teams from other local clubs and town teams. Games are typically on Friday nights, Saturdays or Sundays with 1 or sometimes 2 games per week-end through-out the state of Vermont and Plattsburgh, NY. Teams will play in 3 tournaments through-out the spring season. Memorial Day week-end, we will travel to Wellesley, MA, the second week-end of June we play in Kohl’s Cup and then the third week-end of June is Nordic Cup. Nordic Cup is typically the end of the Nordic 9 season.
If you have questions about this program, please contact our Director of Coaching Jim Goudie. Jim@nordicsoccer.org