The Vermont Principals Association
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Vermont Basketball Coaches Association

Our stated goal is “Making Basketball Better in Vermont”
To accomplish this goal, these are some of the things we strive to accomplish:
Enroll all the high school coaches in the state
Publish a newsletter for the membership
Sponsor a clinic each year
Run the North/South Senior All Star game.
An annual celebration of basketball
We present the following awards:
The Dream Dozen (outstanding under classmen)
Recognize 1000 point scorers
Award coaches of the year in each class
Present the “Rawlings” award to any undefeated coach
Present a media award, an outstanding service award
Award “player of the year”
With the money raised by sales of Final Four tee shirts,
we give player scholarships
Work with the VPA to address various basketball-related concerns
Publish weekly coaches poll of the top 5 teams in each division
throughout the season
Provide support for the Vermont All-Star Challenge
(VT vs Western Massachusetts All Star Game)
Instituted a Coaches Hall of Fame – view

The VBCA has an Executive Board elected by the membership. They meet periodically to facilitate running the association. The board is listed in this web site.

If you have any comments, corrections or additions, please feel free to
contact me at (802) 442-8075. e-mail

Dave Fredrickson
Executive Director

Vermont Football Officials Association

There are presently 65 active members serving 34 scholastic football programs in Vermont. As a state-wide association, the VFOA provides officials for all freshman, junior varsity and varsity games beginning with scrimmages in mid August through the 3 state championship games in November. VFOA members also officiate at the VT – NH Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl and the Senior Bowl held at Middlebury College.

Scholastic football in Vermont is administered by the Vermont Interscholastic Football League under the auspices of the Vermont Principals’ Association. VIFL membership has grown in the past several years and there are currently 34 high school football programs. The VIFL and VFOA have responded positively to the challenges presented by expansion and integration of a statewide league with three divisions supported by an officials’ association of similar scale. The VFOA is proud of its heritage, record of service and ability to keep pace with progress. Continued success in recruiting, training and integrating new officials is a crucial element of the VFOA mission. Those interested are encouraged to review this website, learn more about the VFOA and contact us for an introduction to football officiating.

Officials Association Minutes 9/23/16

Vermont Golf-VT PGA

The Vermont Professional Golfers Association was established in 1965.  It was incorporated into a Charter Member of the New England Professional Golfers Association in 1982.  It functions under the guidelines of the New England PGA.  The Vermont Chapter is directed by a five member Executive Committee.   The Vermont Chapter stages over 25 events each year.  In addition to weekly pro-am events the Chapter hosts the Vermont Professional Stroke Play Championship and the Vermont Professional Match Play Championship.

Over 50 members comprise the Vermont Chapter, which includes PGA members and apprentices. These members direct the activities of over 30 golf courses throughout Vermont.

The Vermont Chapter members and Executive committee are very committed to promoting the game of golf. We aim to serve the golfing public with dedication and professionalism.   As a Chapter representing the PGA of America, we want to make your golf game better and make golf a better game.

Vermont Gymnastics

Vermont High School Softball Umpires Association

New Umps

New Umpires are always welcome. The first-year dues are waived for umpiring rookies. Mechanics clinics for new and experienced umpires will be yearly.  For more details, contact Joe Teegarden at

Vermont Lacrosse Officials

VLOA is looking for new members in 2017!

– get in shape while participating in a lacrosse game
– earn extra money while doing something you love
– be part of the fastest game on 2 feet!
– participate in the fastest growing sport in the US

To Join:

The process for joining VLOA is simple.  Send a check for $20, made out to VLOA, to:

c/o Paul Trono
3 Quintin Ct
St. Albans, VT 05478

Or register @ Vermont Lacrosse Officials Association:

VLAO Business meeting (Required) is @ 9am Sunday March 19, 2017, @ the Shape Facility on campus of Vermont Techincal College in Randolph. Full meeting details posted on the VLOA website.

New officials will be welcomed, and provided with specific first year training and assignment procedures.

The new rule book and test information will be forwarded mid January. The dues will be one varsity game fee (currently $75), but we keep the cost low for first year officials due to the expense for uniform and equipment.  We will also be providing information on discounts on officials’ equipment through national suppliers when we mail the rule books.

Vermont Soccer Officials Association

The purpose of the Vermont Soccer Officials Association is to to promote game of soccer, to develop and maintain the highest degree of soccer officiating, to promote the uniform interpretation and administration of the NFHS Rules of Soccer by all officials, to encourage the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship, to have available at all times an adequate number of thoroughly trained, capable officials and to co-operate with all organizations officially connected with the game of soccer.

To contact us, send an e-mail to the Secretary/Treasurer Joe Gonillo at

Mobile 802-881-5695

Vermont State Amateur Hockey Association

Vermont Hockey

The Vermont State Amateur Hockey Association (VSAHA)  is the governing body for USA Hockey in the State of Vermont. USA Hockey is the National governing Body (NBG) for the sport of ice hockey in the United States pursuant the Amateur Sports Act – 36 U.S.C. s 220501 et seq. USA Hockey has designated Vermont as having exclusive jurisdiction in the State of Vermont via Bylaw 3.B (affiliate agreement).  Vermont maintains an active affiliate Agreement in good standing with USA Hockey

Vermont State Athletic Directors Association-VSADA

For the past 40 years the Vermont State Athletic Directors Association (VSADA) has supported, and been dedicated to, improving the quality of secondary school athletic programs in Vermont.

The VSADA is the state professional organization for all high school and middle school athletic directors in Vermont. The organization provides services and opportunities for professional development and networking amongst it members. Each year in March we sponsor a state conference for our members as well as a Student-Athlete Leadership Conference. We offer Leadership Training Courses during the year and at the state conference. The VSADA works closely with the Vermont Principal’s Association (VPA) to establish guidelines and policies for the state’s athletic programs. Additionally, the VSADA conducts education programs for athletic directors, and coaches.
The goals of the association are to assist and cooperate with the Vermont Principals’ Association (VPA); improve athletic understanding and relationships throughout the high schools within the state of Vermont; foster a high standard of achievement, professional proficiency and ethics; develop greater unity, uniformity and fellowship among all members; improve the articulation of interscholastic athletics in the total educational program; present an opportunity for an exchanging of ideas on mutual problems and practices; recognize that the administrative head of the school is held ultimately responsible in all matters pertaining to interscholastic athletic activities involved in his/her school; promote athletic interest of students among school systems.

Vermont State Track & Field/ Cross Country Running Officials Association

Vermont High School Cross-Country Running

Vermont Soccer Association

The Vermont Soccer Association is an affiliated member of the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer), the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

The Mission of the Vermont Soccer Association: The mission of the VSA is to provide a governing body at the state level to function as an administrator of the policies and procedures set forth by the National and International organizations. Our philosophies mirror those of these organizations in supporting the concept of Fair Play, while providing a safe and organized playing environment for our youth soccer players.

US Youth Soccer is the largest youth sports organization in the country and the largest member of the USSF, the governing body of soccer in the U.S. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3.2 million players annually, ages 5-19, and manages over 900,000 administrators, coaches, and volunteers in 55 member state associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe, and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.

As the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States, U.S. Soccer has played an integral part in charting the course for the sport in the USA for more than 100 years. In that time, the Federation’s mission statement has been clear and simple: to make soccer, in all its forms, a preeminent sport in the United States and to continue the development of soccer at all recreational and competitive levels.

VSA MEMBERSHIP: VSA membership is open to all soccer players, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials in the State of Vermont. VSA manages several program within our calendar year. For more information on these programs, please visit their indiidual pages within this website.

Contact Information:
Vermont Soccer Association
528 Essex Road Suite 208
Williston,  VT 05495

(802) 857-5703 Office

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Vermont Wrestling Officials Association

The Vermont Wrestling Officials Association (VWOA) provides officials for JH, JV and Varsity wrestling events in Vermont, as well as a representative to the New England Council Tournament each spring. We are the governing body that provides training and scheduling for all of Vermont public schools. For more information on becoming a member, please contact Tim Ayer at 802-310-0075 or by email at