Vermont Soccer Association will be running the Vermont Soccer League starting the 2013-2014 season. Please click here for important registration information.
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.
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 lague 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.