November 25, 2014
I wanted to express my gratitude and appreciation for the warm welcome I have received since I accepted the position of Executive Director in October. I am excited about participating in the future successes of the Vail Valley Soccer Club.
Since the close of our fall season the Board of Directors, Eddie Schoenbein and I have been working diligently to create a vision plan for our future and wanted to share a brief overview of our discussions with each of you.
As a group we determined that communication with our membership, coach education, player development and financial sustainability are the key areas we need to focus upon in 2015.
As your Executive Director, one of my main areas of emphasis is consistent, timely communication about our programs and what you can expect from VVSC. I plan to work closely with Eddie, our Team Managers and Coaches throughout the year, ensuring they have up to date information about happenings within the club. Whether there are parents considering joining VVSC or those have been members for years, we want to be sure that at no time people are in the dark or do not have the necessary information to feel successful in our environment. Please know that I am always available to answer your questions and assist you in any way that I can.
Additionally, VVSC is committed to providing our coaches with the education and training they need to promote player development. Eddie Schoenbein, Carrie Williams, Coach Alex Darbut and Tim Kluender are focusing on the creation of a multi-tiered program to educate and develop our coaching staff. Through coach-to-coach mentoring, continuing education and commitment to licensing requirements we intend to raise the bar within the club.
In the area of financial sustainability, the club covers the majority of its’ operating expenses with player fees and Vail Valley Cup revenue. Our player fees are currently $300 to $500 less than our competitive counterparts in Denver and we take tremendous pride in the fact that we offer scholarship opportunities to those who might not have been able to play otherwise. Additionally, VVSC teams that play in our tournament are not charged the $750 we charge outside teams to play, a real benefit to all VVSC members. In 2015 we plan to expand our tournament to include more teams which will in turn increase revenues.
It has always been a goal of the club to keep player fees as low as possible while still maintaining the club’s financial stability. As a result, we do need to fundraise and seek out sponsorship opportunities at times to cover additional expenses we incur. In 2015 Karen Conklin, Joel Rabinowitz and Andy Dewell will be focusing on fundraising and ensuring that at all times we have our needs in sight and that we fundraise around these needs.
As we close out our 20th year, VVSC vows to continue growing the programs we offer your children, expanding the education of our coaches and increasing player development. In order to keep player fees down and ensure that all of our necessary expenses are covered we ask that you make a commitment to support your soccer club. At this time of year we know that each of you has an opportunity to donate funds to organizations that touch your heart or are meaningful to you in some way. We ask that you make a contribution to our club during this giving season. Your generosity will make a difference in our community allowing us to continue providing your child with a memorable soccer experience that will last a lifetime.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Warmest Holiday Wishes,
Kerri Thelen, Executive Director
Eddie Schoenbein, Director of Coaching
Karen Conklin, President
Donald Dressler, Vice President
Lisa Reeder, Treasurer
Andy Dewell, Secretary
To make an end of the year tax donation:
Please use the registration link under the registration tab.
If you would prefer to mail in a donation, please mail to:
The Vail Valley Soccer Club
P.O. Box 2728
Edwards, CO 81632
VVSC will make an official call about the fields/games at 6am, the day of the game. Any updates will be posted HERE on our website. We are sorry we can't provide anymore specific information than that, as weather changes quickly here.
VVSC makes every effort possible to get games played, and it's exceedingly rare for games to be cancelled due to weather.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this spring season.
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VVSC is looking for experienced coaches.
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High School Boys Rosters:
U15 Boys Navy Coach Patrick
U15/16 Combo (U16 Yellow) Coach Julio
U16 Navy Coach Don
U17 Navy Coach Eddie
Please go to the registration tab and use High School Registration Link. All players must register by December 3. After December 3rd there will be a $25 late fee.
Any scholarship/ financial aid questions, please call Kerri at 970.390.7994 or email firstname.lastname@example.org