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VAN BUREN PRIDE

Frequently Asked Soccer Questions


When does the Fall season begin and end? 

The Fall season starts after Labor Day and runs until Halloween.  Game schedules are usually posted in the middle to end of August.  VBCSA will hold a Meet the Coach day for players to meet their coach and fill out information. Practices can begin a week or two before games depending on the age division.


Spring season starts after Easter and runs until the 1st or 2nd week of June.  Game schedules are usually posted in the middle to end of March.  VBCSA will hold a Meet the Coach day for players to meet their coach and fill out information. Practices can begin a week or two before games depending on the age division.


When are games? 

Games are played primarily on weekends but may have an occasional mid-week game. Saturday games can be from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sunday games can be from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Mid-week games generally begin at 6:00pm or 6:30pm, unless requested differently by the coach.

The Pride Development Program-Under 5 are played on Saturdays only for 1.5 hours-there is no required practices during the week.

When do they practice? 

Coaches will determine when they will be practicing.  At Meet the Coach day, coaches will have the opportunity to sign up for a practice field within our community.  At this time they will sign up for a location, time, days during the week.

When will I be notified that my child has been placed on a team? 

The coaches will call the players approximately three weeks before the game season starts. The coaches receive their rosters at the general coaches meeting, held three weeks prior to when the game season starts.

How are teams determined? 

Fall seasons - We do our best to place players with the same coach as they were with during the previous Spring season.  Once those players are chosen, an age group coordinator distributes the remaining players and rosters are viewed and approved by all the coaches in the division. Due to roster maximums enforced by the state association and other factors, not all requests for placement can be honored. 


Spring seasons - The spring season is a continuation of the fall. Teams from the Fall remain together unless there are specific requests. New players for the Spring season will fill any holes existing on a roster or will form new teams.

What is the Pride Development Program?

This program is designed for players ages 2-5.  They will meet once a week for 1.5 hours and learn very basic ball skills.  They will have the opportunity to work with a VBCS volunteer parent and have fun.  They will do drills for about 45 minutes and then they may do some scrimmaging.  Parents are welcome to join in on the fun and encourage your soccer star.

How is Select different from Rec Travel?

Recreational: In House: Ages U6-U8-This is an in house program where we roster teams, both boys and girls to make co-ed teams, and they play against each other.  U6 plays 4v4 and U8 plays 6v6.  They play within our club at Quirk Fields.

Recreational Travel: Travel Rec: Ages U9-U14-These are travel team that travel within our surrounding communities to play other surrounding communities.  These are broken up into boys and girls teams.  Home fields are Quirk Park.  U9-U10 play 7v7 and U11-U12 play 9v9 and U12-U14 play 11v11.

Select Program: This program is designed for players are looking to develop their skills to the next level of play.  This is a more competitive level of play.  They will travel to surrounding communities to play other higher level teams.  Players must attend a try out and be asked by the coach to commit 1 full soccer year of soccer, both Fall and Spring.  Pricing is slightly higher due to teams participating in tournaments, warm ups, and players get slightly different jerseys than the other club teams.

Are Coaches given Back ground checks?

All coaches are required to get a back ground check before they are able to coach any players.  If documentation is needed please ask.