VSC has many opportunities for parents and residents to volunteer to continue to help the success of our program. Whether you want to coach or assistant coach a team... or just help in the many functions and events held throughout the year ... VSC can certainly use your help.
Travel Coach Licensing Requirements
VSC is committed to coach development and requires all Head Travel Coaches to pursue the appropriate licensing as part of their coaching curriculum. For U8 and above, VSC requires head coaches to purse an E license (called grassroots as of 2018) within 12 months of accepting a head coach position. VSC encourages all assistant coaches (and rec coaches) to pursue similiar licensing, particularly if they are interested in moving to a head coach position in the Travel Division. VSC seriously considers the licensing of applicants when selecting Head Coaches each year for the travel teams.
VSC's current policy is to reimburse coaches the cost of the certification as outlined below:
- The VSC will reimburse any active* VSC Competitive Head Coach at a rate of 100% of the total cost of any professionally delivered soccer or injury preparedness related training with prior written approval by the Executive Board of Directors.
- The VSC will reimburse any active* VSC Competitive Assistant Coach at a rate of 50% of the cost of any professionally delivered soccer or injury preparedness related training with prior written approval by the Executive Board of Directors.
- The VSC will reimburse any active* VSC Recreational Head Coach at a rate of 50% of the total cost of obtaining their US Soccer "F" License or injury preparedness related training with prior written approval by the Executive Board of Directors.
* a coach is deemed to be active if they are actively involved as a VSC coach with the day-to-day operation of the team during the same season or session that they are completing training and requesting reimbursement and/or will be returning for the next season or session.
Proof of course payment (copy of credit card receipt/statement or canceled check), a copy of the state or national certificate, and the completed expense reimbursement form are required for reimbursement. Click here for the reimbursement form. Mail the completed and signed form, and supporting documentation, to Vernon Soccer Club, PO Box 2295, Vernon, CT 06066. The form will be reviewed and approved by an executive board member, and reimbursement will be sent to the address on the form. Please allow up to 4-6 weeks after the form and supporting documentation has been mailed to VSC for reimbursement.