MAY 2018

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
Executive Director News

I want to begin by congratulating all our member clubs for a great and competitive spring season. It’s been amazing to see the enjoyment and success of all our teams as they compete and develop throughout the season. Great job everyone!

I’d also like to congratulate all of the NSL teams that have taken part in the State Cup tournament. It’s been excellent to see all of the NSL teams that have taken part and best of luck to the following NSL teams that have progressed to the state semi-finals to be played during the weekend of June 2 – 3.

Boys Team Name
U13 Boys South Shore Blazers Hammer FC
U14 Boys NE Rush South Shore Blazers
U15 Boys Galway Rovers Hammer FC
U16 Boys Commonwealth FC Hammer FC
U17 Boys Nova Boys 17U 2001 Elite Hammer FC
U19 Boys Commonwealth FC Hammer FC
Girls Team Name
U13 Girls Mass City Galway Rovers
U14 Girls America FC FC Blazers
U15 Girls Galway Rovers NE Rush
U17 Girls NE Rush EURO United
U18 Girls Chestnut Hill America FC
U19 Girls NE Rush FC NAPOLI

Also, a huge congratulations to Euro United FC U13 boys team for reaching the semi-finals of the NEP Super Cup to be played this weekend.  They beat the number 1 and 4th ranked teams in the state to reach the semi-final stage.  Click here for more information on the semi-final game.

Our Fall 2018 season is fast approaching and I’d like to remind teams to register early. Registration is now open and clubs can register directly here: Everyone at the NSL is looking forward to an exceptional 2018 – 2019 season.

Finally, I would like to reiterate the message the league sent to all our members regarding the strength and status of the NSL. The NSL continues to be a league for the clubs, by the clubs and with the clubs, built on the principles of compete, develop and succeed.

The NSL will continue to assist all of our members and offer the best possible pathways for development by offering initiatives such as the US Club Soccer Player Development Program and the Olympic Development Program. We will continue to serve our member clubs by offering top quality competition and services that will help them improve, strengthen, and develop.

We understand clubs face multiple challenges throughout the year and we are available to assist clubs in these tough decisions to help ensure their long-term future. The league wishes all our past clubs well and we would like to thank them for their contribution to the success of the NSL.

The future of the league is bright and we are focused and determined to provide new initiatives for our members with the aim of providing a league that fosters player development through high-quality competition. Our staff is committed to providing the best league for our membership.

John Barata
Executive Director
Northeast Soccer League | Compete, Develop, Succeed | 617.645.6076

Technical Director News

Massive congratulations to all the NSL teams competing in state cup and the various Memorial Day Tournaments across the region. Pease make sure you take NSL in any tweets and also feel free to post to our FaceBook page.

PDP Program
We had an excellent turnout for our May 12th event with almost 100 boys and girls braving the weather to compete and represent the league. The level of play was outstanding and we have identified a group of boys and girls to attend a 3rd training session on June 23rd where we may even play against another leagues PDP group.

12U NSL Winners’ Cup
On June 2nd and 3rd we will be hosting a 12U Tournament for boys and girls at Forekicks Taunton and it’s going to be great to see so many of our teams and coaches participate in this new event for the league. The boys are represented with 8 teams whilst we have 6 girls’ teams who will compete in round robin games and then a final to crown the overall champions.

Coach Development
We are thrilled to announce that our partners at US Club will be hosting a LaLiga Formation Methodology level 3 courses from July 27-29 at Taunton Forekicks. There is limited space available for this event and there is an early bird discount from US Club Soccer of $50 for early registration up until Monday, June 4th.

In addition as our commitment to Coach Development the NSL will also reimburse any NSL coaches with teams registered for fall 2018 play with an additional $50 when they complete the course. Having taken this course myself I can fully recommend it as a great option for all our coaches and it would be great to see as many NSL clubs represented as possible.

Links for the course are listed below and a PDP offering more information.

I want to conclude by underlining our commitment as a league to your club, players, parents and coaches and reinforce that we will continue to be a league that is driven to support your organization as they compete, develop and succeed.

Nick Dunbar
Technical Director NSL Soccer

Marketing 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.

From Facebook: PDP Program, May 12, 2018
PDP - May 12, 2018

From Facebook: NE Rush Teams
NE Rush boys u12NE Rush 03 KleinsNE Rush Girls

Policies, Procedures, & Operations
Important League Procedures

Here are a few of the most important procedures that you need to be familiar with. Click on the links below for more information.