U14 Premier (2007 BY)

U14 Premier (2006BY)

The U14 year is one of the most exciting in a Far Post player's continued education largely because of the April trip to Holland. Players will find that the volume of training increases to prepare them for this trip and also for most to enter high school the following year. This is a transformative year where players are treated more like young adults and are encouraged to take control of their soccer experience and development.

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. 

We will have a U14 Premier team (2007 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. 

U14 Schedule Overview

U14 Schedule Overview

Below you'll find an overview of what the year looks like for our U14's. You can find a complete schedule of trainings & events at the following link. Simply navigate to the tab with the appropriate birth year.

Master Schedule Link


September-October (Optional/Extra)

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.

 

November-April

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.

All players going to Holland will have a 2 hour training session every Tuesday afternoon aimed at preparing them for the demands of the trip.

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.

Events:

  • March NEFC Preseason Tournament (Boston, MA area) -- If enough interest
  • Holland Trip

 

May-June

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 will compete 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 U14 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.

Program Cost

Cost

$1675/year (Deposit 1- $400, Deposit 2- $275, 8 monthly installments of $125 -Oct. 1 - Apr. 1).

Included in Tuition

  • All team trainings Nov-June
  • 3rd Session of Futsal (mandatory)
  • 2 tournaments
  • Golden Goal Spring Training Weekend
  • State Cup
  • Regionals Registration Fee if they win State Cup

Supplementary/Optional Expenses

  • Uniform & training gear
  • Holland Trip -Optional
  • Fall Games- Optional
  • Academy/Education Programs & Camps- Optional
  • Sessions 1 & 2 of Futsal - Optional
  • Extra tournaments beyond the 2 included (Registration Fee, Coach Expenses/Stipend) - Optional
  • Coach Expenses/ Stipend for Regionals