Travel Soccer News and Updates

 
Field Condition Update:

Thanks to the record breaking amount of snow on our fields, our 3/28 and 4/6 games are in jeopardy of being postponed. The monthly South Coast Soccer League meeting is on 3/9 and we will decide as a league how we will manage this. Your flexibility in game reschedules, including both ends of April Break will be greatly appreciated.

Referees Wanted – Training Course is on 3/14!
In response to requests from Martha’s Vineyard Youth Soccer and the Vineyard Football Association (VFA), the Massachusetts State Referee Committee will hold a special entry-level referee course from 9 am to 4:30 pm on March 14 at the Tisbury School library.
“We have a growing number of soccer teams on the Island, from U-10s to over-40s, but we have a shortage of referees to officiate the matches,” referee assignor Richard Bennett said. “This is a great opportunity for anyone in the soccer community to learn the rules and earn a little extra spending cash, and the State Committee has really gone out of their way to bring the course to the Island.” For more information go to massref.net, or contact Richard Bennett at rvbennett123@comcast.net

Future Teams:
We are currently identifying players for Travel Teams for the 2015-2016 Season, beginning Fall 2015. Current 3rd Grade players (2014-2015 school year) will participate in the Spring 2015 recreational soccer program with an additional practice supplied so that they will be able to hone in and further develop their playing skills. The only travel piece that will take place in this upcoming Spring season will be a tournament over Memorial Day Weekend. There may be a possibility of an additional tournament in June(details TBA). 

We are targeting a start/end date of April 4th-June 20th. Regular recreational training will take place Thursday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 pm and Saturdays from 11:30-12:30 pm. The additional practice day will be confirmed once the coach and families have an opportunity to meet up and work out a group consensus. Some parents have mentioned that their children are involved in multiple sports and they would love an opportunity to participate in this U9 soccer program. We will absolutely do our best to make it work. Once you’ve had an opportunity to meet as a team, you can work out the additional practice day so that it doesn’t conflict with other scheduled sport commitments. The goal is that the U9 team will emerge next Fall as a true U10 travel team. That means that the U10 schedule will not be as fluid and there will be an expectation of commitment from the players. However, we will have the opportunity next Fall to coordinate game times especially in regards to home games. It all comes down to adequate preplanning. In short, don’t feel that you are prohibited from participating due to multiple seasonal sports!

If you know of any 3rd grade boys AND girls(we are working on a girl’s U9 team as well) who may be interested in this program, please feel free to contact us at info@mvunited.org.