The Vermont Soccer League was formed in 2004 by the merger of the Champlain Valley Youth Soccer League and the Green Mountain Soccer League. The VSL includes 3 Divisions. Each division provides an opportunity for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 19 to compete on a team against other teams of equal ability. The goal of the league is to provide opportunities to play soccer in a positive environment that promotes skill development, fair play, and good sportsmanship. All leagues start early May and end in June.
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Division 1 is the premier level of play in the VSL. In D1 we provide the highest level of play through managing specific qualification criteria for a team's participation. Clubs and teams competing at this level will have a commitment that parallels this level of play. This may include; a more rigorous training approach, a more competitive atmosphere, and a more extensive travel schedule.
The VSL's D1 is a qualifying league for participation in Vermont Soccer Association (VSA) State Cup Championship. This competition establishes the State Champion in each age bracket. Teams winning State Cup are required to participate in the US Youth Soccer (USYSA) Region 1 National Championship Series.
Division 2 provides a competitive level of play, and is open to all member clubs whose teams match this level of play. While the commitment for D2 will include travel to communities that are generally within a 90-minute travel time; additional travel time may be expected for a small percentage of games. Training schedule is to be determined by the individual club or coach. VSL recommends two trainings sessions per week for teams competing in D2.
Division 3 provides entry-level competition travel team play and is open to all member clubs whose teams match this level of play. D3 is designed to serve as an introduction to competitive soccer. D3 play has a bit less rigorous commitment than D2. Clubs with teams that are not deep in experience or skills will have the opportunity to develop and grow while enjoying the spirit of the game. While the commitment for D3 includes travel to communities that are generally within one hour travel time; additional travel time may be expected for a small percentage of games scheduled. Training schedule is to be determined by individual coach or club, but VSL recommends one training session per week for teams competing in D3.
*NEW IN 2019!
VERMONT SOCCER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
2019 is the inaugural year for the D1 and D2 VSL League Championships, which is a league playoff competition for teams in each division, ages U10-U16.
Points are calculated by as follows:
3 points for a win
1 point for a tie
0 points for a loss
Points tie breaker in order will be: head-to-head, most wins, coin toss.
*Note – Goal differential will not weigh in on standings. VSL will record only up to a 5 goal differential when posting scores for league games.
All regular season and make-up games to be counted in points standing and must be completed by 6/14/19.
Playoff roster must be an official Vermont State authorized roster. Teams may club pass up to 3 players. NO player may club pass DOWN a division from their primary VSL roster. NO GUEST PLAYERS.
Dual roster players must play ONLY with their primary roster if both of their teams qualify for playoffs.
Semi-Finals will be held 6/29 and Finals will be played 6/30. Teams must commit to both dates or pass on their seeding.
All VSL/FIFA rules apply.
In the event of a playoff tie, teams will play one full 10 minute OT, followed by 10 minute golden goal, followed by kicks from the mark.
Qualifying teams will be paired based on their points standing within VSL play. Top 2 U12-U16 teams in accumulated points from VSL play for division and age group. If a top 2 team declines participation, position drops to the next successive team in accumulated points.
Final: Championship 1 vs 2
Pricing: $200 per team
Qualifying teams will be paired based on their points standing within VSL play. Top 4 U10-U16 teams in accumulated points from VSL play for division and age group. If a top 4 team declines participation, position drops to next successive team in accumulated points.
Semi-Final: 1st vs 4th place and 2nd vs 3rd place
Final: Championship – winners and Consolation - losers
Pricing: U10-U12 $300 per team and U14-U16 $400 per team