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Division 1
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
  • Dual Rostering
  • D1 players can dual roster on a D2 team
  • No player can be on two D1 Rosters


Important dates

  • 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