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 Soccer news, events and information for VSA community 

Issue: #2.1
January 2013 
spring registration
Spring Registration
Is Now Open

Spring Soccer will begin in early April for Instructional, Divisions 6-4 (K - 5th grade).  


Registration fees:

> Early bird*: $25.00

> Regular:  $35.00  


*Before March 1




NOTE:  Travel players do not need to register for spring season.

Follow VSA on Facebook
VSA is now on Facebook.  Like us and become a fan!  You'll stay up to date with club events, news and important information.  We also want you to be involved. Share your photos from games, tournaments or with fellow teammates.  Post comments and information that other VSA players and families would like know. 

Have Respect for the Game
Kids love to play soccer.  And our referees help keep the game safe and enjoyable for them. This video demonstrates how things can get carried away quickly and can ruin the game for everyone.

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Coach's Corner
Need More Drills?
Prepare for the Spring season and check out these soccer drills for your upcoming practices.  
Save the Date: Awards' Night

If you played soccer in Voorhees in the past fall season, please join us for the Fall 2012 Awards Night at the Voorhees Middle School Auditorium.  The dates are as follows:



Instructional (Kindergarten)                     February 4 @ 6:00pm

Division 6 (First Grade)                           February 5 @ 6:00pm

Division 5 (Second & Third Grades)       February 6 @ 6:00pm

Division 4 (Fourth & Fifth Grades)          February 4 @ 7:30pm

Division 3 (Middle School)                       February 5 @ 7:30pm

Division 2 (High School)                          February 6 @ 7:30pm


Travel Teams   

U-8, U-9, & U-10                                      February 7 @ 6:00pm

U-11, U-12, U-13 & U-14                         February 7 @ 7:30pm


Yearbooks and Trophies for the Fall 2012 season will be distributed at that time.  In the event of questionable weather conditions, please check our voice-mail box at 856-753-7475 for cancellations and rescheduling.


VSA Partners with the Philadelphia  Union for 2013philadelphia_union_logo
VSA is proud to announce its partnership with the Philadelphia Union during the 2013 season.

"Aligning our organization with the Union as a Youth Soccer Partner presents VSA with several benefits," states Andy Spirt, VSA President.

Union players and their Mobile Tour that includes interactive inflatables giveaways and promotional items will appear at the VSA's Memorial Day Tournament.  In addition, coaches will have the opportunity to attend coaching clinics held by the Union throughout the year and opportunities for VSA members to attend Union matches at PPL Park during the 2013 season.  

VSA will share more information about this exciting partnership in the upcoming months.
Trainer Highlight - Dori Bryson 

As part of a continuing series VSA will routinely profile one of the top level professional trainers employed here in town. This issue's  trainer is Dori Bryson.Dori_Bryson_Profile


The easiest way to describe Dori's soccer career is "successful". She played youth soccer here in Voorhees, winning NJ state championships twice. Her Haddon Twp high school team also won the state title. Dori was later inducted into the athletic hall of fame. After her college time in Florida, she continues to excel at the adult level, winning two PA State and national titles with Danubia Philadelphia playing in the USL.


For the last 15 years, Dori has brought this penchant for success to her role as a trainer. Through her boundless energy she conveys her vast soccer knowledge to the youth players under her care. The first VSA team she trained moved from the bottom division in the SJGSL to Olympic conference champions. Many of these players continue to play in college. If you ask her about it she'll just say she "has a love for the game", but it's clearly more than that. Having worked with boys & girls, young and old teams with 5 area soccer clubs, her abilities are in high demand.  

Voorhees Memorial Day Classic Is May 24-27
VSA hosts an annual travel soccer tournament over Memorial Day weekend each year. The event draws close to 200 teams from the tri-state area and event  proceeds support VSA travel teams as well as the intramural program. 

The tournament committee has already begun preparation with 2013 marking the event's 21st year.  "The event was a huge success last year," states Christian Blasberg, Tournament Director, "and I anticipate an even better one this year. Our event is one of the best tournaments in the region and we are exploring ways to take it to the next level."

Lou Shapiro returns as Assistant Tournament Director with Heather Ems joining the team as the second Assistant Tournament Director.  "In addition to Heather, we've expanded the committee this year to allow more people to become involved and help the event grow," adds Blasberg.

Registration for the event opened January 8 in an effort to get an earlier start and attract more teams. Look for additional tournament news and updates in upcoming newsletters, like us on Facebook, or visit www.voorheesmemorialdayclassic.com

Interested in helping with the Memorial Day Classic? Contact us at vsatournament@comcast.net.
We Want to Hear From You
VSA values your input and feedback.  As we strive to make VSA one of the best soccer programs in the state, we can't do it alone. Feel free to contact any of our board members to discuss any concerns, ideas or thoughts you may have regarding the program and/or organization.
Voorhees Soccer Association is a 501(c)3 non profit organization serving the Voorhees and Gibbsboro communities. For more information visit www.voorheessoccer.com
Ultimate Soccer
Sign Up for Winter Indoor Soccer
Session 2 Starts January 21, 2013

Ultimate Soccer in West Berlin, NJ is South Jersey's ONLY soccer specific indoor facility.  Ultimate Soccer is now registering for all Winter 2 Leagues (intramural, travel level, as well as our NEW Indoor Futsal), Skills Training Leagues (STL) and our NEW Elite Training Program (ETP)
For more information, visit www.ultimatesoccer.net