We've outlined a clear player development pathway providing soccer to the youth of Martha's Vineyard.
Our Mission : To provide each player the opportunity to play soccer in a supportive and rewarding environment that emphasizes skill-learning, fun and enjoyment, at a level that fits his/her interest and ability, to create a challenging environment for those players who aspire to play at a higher level and to foster character building by encouraging fair play.
Martha's Vineyard United Soccer is a volunteer, non-profit organization. We provide children and young adults an opportunity to have fun playing soccer, learn about being part of a team and sportsmanship while training on whatever level best suits the player.
- The Recreation Program : This program introduces the youngest players to the sport of soccer and guides them as they add skills and self confidence on the field. This program provides a base for players from which they may determine if they would like to continue playing at the recreational level or move onto a more competitive level.
- The Island League : This program is an extension of our recreational program. The Island League is offered in the fall only and is for middle school players who have advanced from a basic level to a more competitive skill level. This program continues to focus on more in-depth training and introduces the finer points of the game to the players.
- The Travel Program : This program offers the highest level of soccer and is for those players who have advanced from the recreational program's basic skill levels. More intense training sessions are on island and games are played against teams from the South Coast Soccer League. Teams play in an eight game season with four games being home and four games away.