May 2017

This NSL monthly newsletter summarizes the month’s news and notes from various league constituents. In this edition:

  • Executive Director News
  • Technical Director News
  • Marketing News
  • Policies, Procedures, & Operations
AnchorExecutive Director News

The Spring season has brought rain and showers but that hasn’t stopped our teams from playing and competing in the NSL.  It’s been great to see the enjoyment and success of all our teams as they play in the rain or shine!  Great job everyone!

I’d like to congratulate all of the NSL teams that have taken part in the State Cup tournament.  It’s been great to see and read about so many of our NSL teams competing and being successful in the tournament.  Good luck to all of our remaining teams that are still involved in the competition as well as those players that will be taking part in tryouts.

Our Fall season is fast approaching and I’d like to remind teams to register early.  I’m happy to announce that we will be partnering with a new technology partner SportsEngine.com for the fall season to make registration easier than ever for NSL members.  One great benefit of SportsEngine’s registration system is that you can easily sync your player information right into US Club’s carding system.  We will remind members when the fall registration is open and ready to use.

For more information or if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to one of our NSL dedicated reps:

We are constantly working hard to provide value-added services to all our members that will offer opportunities and pathways to Compete, Develop and Succeed!

John Barata
Executive Director
Northeast Soccer League | Compete, Develop, Succeed
ExecutiveDirector@NSLsoccer.org | 617.645.6076

 


AnchorTechnical Director News

Congratulations to all our clubs who are managing to get past the terrible weather and continue to put teams and coaches on the field every week.  This has been a very tough season in terms of rainouts and makeup days and we really appreciate your patience and understanding as we try to get all the games in for the season.  Unfortunately, our NSL Elite cross over games had to be canceled due to unplayable fields in both CT and MA but we will be looking to develop further regional play in the fall.

With tryouts upon us and the challenge, this faces for recruitment and administration I want to let all our members know that NSL is going to be there to support you and provide you with the best possible pathway for your players, coaches, parents and administrators.  We have been working behind the scenes with US Club Soccer and continued to speak with US Youth Soccer on what we can offer our members for the future.   We are hearing from many club members the constant challenge you face from outside organizations reaching out to your players and even coaches but we want you to know that we also hear about players and parents signing up for members because they realize it provides them with the best fit for their development.

We have built the NSL brand on Compete, Develop and Succeed and we will continue to reinforce that through our league play and our many partners.  We will continue to encourage all our member clubs to enter any state cup they want as well as options for regional play, ODP and our new PDP program.  We feel that clubs are the best people to decide on development pathways for players and not just the league.  We will continue to review our administration and leadership to ensure soccer decisions are being made by soccer people.  We will be providing a Player Development Program at no cost through US Club Soccer in the fall for our elite players so they have a pathway to regional and even national recognition.  We will develop and enforce our club standards so that we can ensure that teams qualify on merit but are approved on standards.  We are looking into how we might better develop a league structure that prevents long travel with the option of neutral venues.  Our relationship with US Club Soccer will ensure more rigorous background checks of coaches, better online administration, and registration for players and we hope to make the move to GotSoccer for our scheduling which means your teams get immediate points for tournament placements!  US Club has also informed us that they will be developing a regional competition for leagues in the area meaning our top clubs will get the chance to test themselves against other clubs from around New England.   For fall 2017 we will continue to provide an Elite League for our top performing teams and will also offer a 15U division for those players not yet at high school but need a team to play on,

So as you can see the future is very healthy for NSL and we will continue to support our members and we are available to meet, speak and inform parents, coaches, and clubs.  We would like to wish the best of luck for all our clubs playing in tournaments over Memorial Day Weekend, and to those competing in the state cup finals and of course the end of the season.  Here’s to a successful tryout program for our members and once again thanks for your support.

All the best for the remainder of the season and to all our clubs competing in State Cups.

Nick Dunbar
Technical Director Maple Soccer
TechnicalDirector@maplesoccer.com

 


AnchorMarketing News

Share with us how you Compete, Develop, and Succeed. Like and follow us, and we will like and follow back; use the hashtags: #NSLCompetes, #NSLDevelops, #NSLSucceeds. Add one or more of our hashtags so we can share, retweet, and repost your great accomplishments. By doing this, it will spread the word of your teams, your club, and your organization, as well as help, promote our league. If you’re not on social media, then send in your pictures and videos to marketing@nslsoccer.org. And keep a look out for our weekly in season social media photo and video contest!

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Condors Soccer Club had Boston Breakers players, Rose Lavelle and Sammy Jo Prudhomme, join the Girls 14U Condors Soccer Club team for Paint Night at Artlounge Arlington!

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Rain… No problem for big boy and big girl soccer! Easton Soccer Academy going strong with the 1st and 2nd graders.

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Congratulations to Nova’s Girls winning State Cup’s 19/20U bracket! These girls have been together a long time, what a great way to end the season and club career!

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A big congratulations to Andrey Asparouhov’s BU15 team for winning three games and advancing to the semi finals of the State Cup on June 3rd.


AnchorPolicies, Procedures, & Operations

With the new season less than a week away, here are a few of the most important procedures that you need to be familiar with. Click on the links below for more information.