Rules & Policies
VSL Board & Staff
Division One is the premier level of play in the VSL. The goal is to provide the highest level of play managed through specific qualification criteria for team 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.
D1 is the qualifying league for participation in Vermont Soccer Association (VSA) State Cup Championship that establishes the State Champion in each age bracket. Teams winning State Cup are required to participate in the US Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) Region 1 National Championship Series. Clubs entering teams in D1 should have the primary goal of representing Vermont in the Region 1 National Championship Series.
Region 1 Website
Divisional Rules Recap
Submit Application – All Clubs can submit
Competition Committee Review all D1 Applications
Sets up Preliminary Brackets – Sent out for review and comments. Brackets will be primarily based on State Cup entrants.
Roster Sizes – Per VSA/State Cup (U14 & U15 up to 22 this year)
Guest Players – change terminology to “Club” Player
D1 players can dual roster on a D2 team
No player can be on two D1 Rosters
Jan 4 2013 - D1 Rosters/Fees/Forms and State Cup Applications Due to VSA
Feb 10 2013 - All League Team Registration and Fees due (GotSoccer)
May 3 2013 - State Cup Roster Freeze
May 17 2013 - State Cup Quarter Finals (If needed) Tree Farm
May 19 2013 - State Cup Semi-Finals
Jun 2 2013 - State Cup Finals, Tree Farm
Jun 28 2013 - US Youth Soccer Region 1 Championships begin, URI, Rhode Island
Jul 22 2013 - US Youth Soccer National Championships begin, Overland Park, Kansas