The U13 year marks the first time our players play on a full sized field. This year is one of the most challenging of their careers, as players mature physically at different rates and times and they are also adapting to new systems of play. Far Post does not lose sight of this and continues to focus on doing what's best for our players in the long run.
Our players will continue to receive plenty of technical training, while ladders and agility work become more prominant in training along with larger tactical themes. This is a heavy learning year where success can be hard to come by, especially when playing against older teams.
We will have a U13 Premier team (2008 BY) on both the boys and girls sides. We will also have a mixed 07/08 Club team for those players that are not quite at the premier level yet, but we want to keep within our club to help them develop. Having club teams at this age is very important becuse players develop at different times. It is not uncommon for players to move up from the club team after a year or two if they are committed to improving.
Below you'll find an overview of what the year looks like for our U13's. You can find a complete schedule of trainings & events at the following link. Simply navigate to the tab with the appropriate birth year.
Most players are quite busy with their school teams at this time of year, but we do have optional fall matches through Far Post. Traditionally, we have created U13/14 Coed teams in the U14 Fall Vermont Soccer League, but we have found the level of play is not high enough for our players. We plan on creating our own internal league for all U13/14 players that are interested.
This is our indoor season at our home base, the Robert E. Miller Centre North at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. The only thing that is mandatory is the team training session, with a number of additional opportunities each week that most players take advantage of. This allows the most dedicated players the opportunity to play 3-4 times a week, while also allowing some flexibility for those that play other sports.
Boys: Team training on Sundays, rotating time. Skills session Saturday morning, 10:30am-12pm. Futsal games on Monday evenings (Optional, but recommended for sessions 1 & 2. Included and mandatory for session 3).
Girls: Team training on Sundays, rotating time. Optional skills session Saturday morning, 10:30am-12pm. Futsal games on Thursday evenings (Optional, but recommended for sessions 1 & 2. Included and mandatory for session 3).
Extras: Monday/Wednesday night Jr. Academy Sessions & Coed Invite Only Academy Sessions.
This is our outdoor season, kicking off with our Spring Training Weekend at Golden Goal Park. Teams will have 2 training sessions a week beginning May 1, likely at Veterans Park in So. Burlington or Centennial Field in Burlington. We will also compete in the Vermont Soccer League. Each team will go to a minimum of 2 outdoor tournaments. Typically this age group competes over Memorial Day weekend in Massachusetts and Father's Day weekend in Maine. Many teams opt to go to an early-season tournament in March in the Boston area as well.
Our U13 premier team will also compete in the Vermont State Cup. Semi-final matches take place late May, with the finals in early June. Those teams that win their State Cup will represent Vermont at the Region I Championships in the week leading up to the 4th of July. All teams should plan on ending July 4, with those that do not advance to Regionals concluding their season after Father's Day Weekend.
$1675/year (Deposit 1- $350, Deposit 2- $225, 8 monthly installments of $125 -Oct. 1 - Apr. 1).
Included in Tuition