May 2019

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
  • League Administrator News
Executive Director News

The 2019 NSL spring season has ended and I’d like to congratulate all our member clubs & teams for a successful competitive season. It’s been a pleasure to see the enjoyment and progress of all our teams as they compete, develop, and succeed throughout the season.

As we wrap up the spring season, I’d like to encourage all our members to register early for the upcoming fall season. Registration will open on June 1, 2019.

US Youth SoccerWe recently shared the exciting news about the NSL’s partnership with US Youth Soccer and the benefits and opportunities this venture will bring to our member clubs. US Youth Soccer is the largest provider of youth soccer and has now provided our league with a pathway for all clubs and teams that want to compete, develop and succeed. You can listen to the recent recording of our webinar on the partnership with USYS and view the PDF of the presentation, here.

Finally, I’d like to wish all of the NSL teams the very best of luck as they head out to participate in the US Club Soccer Mid-Atlantic Regionals. Great job everyone!

I hope everyone has a great summer break and I’m looking forward to yet another successful fall season!

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

Technical Director News

With May now about to head into the distance and hopefully the bad weather we enter the ‘business end’ of the season. With teams competing in State Cup and others trying to win their division there is still lots to play for. Those teams that win their Elite Division will be provided with the chance to represent the Northeast Soccer League at the US Club Soccer Mid Atlantic Regional event. This event will be held in New Jersey from June 29 to July 2nd.

With the finals then taking place in mid to late July at the National Finals were in Aurora, CO.

For the 13U and 14U Premier Division winners we will again be hosting our Champions Cup at Progin Park in Lancaster with the top 2 finishing teams from our boys and girls groups playing against the NNESL and ROOTS League representatives. At the end of the fall season our teams swept the board but all games were competitive and this year promises to be even more so!

Finally there is State Cup to play for with teams representing the league against some of the powerhouse clubs across the North East. For all our teams still competing we wish you the best of luck and continue to support your path forward.

In other league news last week saw several announcements about our return to US Youth Soccer and what that now means to the league and its members. We have been working closely with US Youth Soccer who are the largest provider of youth soccer programs in the USA. As part of their new branding and exciting developments they want to pioneer a new club driven league format across the country and the NSL is one of only 3 leagues chose to spearhead the pilot program before a full roll out across the USA in spring 2020. This is a huge honor for the league and represents a massive vote of support for what we are doing and our vision of compete, develop and succeed. We will now be able to offer a regional pathway for our member clubs and others across the Northeast who wants to compete at the highest level against other top clubs. With a 3 year agreement to provide this pathway for US Youth Soccer our league enters a period where we can concentrate on serving our membership and provide another pathway for clubs looking to reach regional and national prominence.

More new developments for our league include;

NSL Futsal League with Forekicks
  • Boys and Girls 10U through 16U
  • Session 1 Nov-Feb, Session 2 Feb-Mar
PRO23 League
  • Player Retention Opportunity – More details to follow! Any club interested should email with gender and # of teams. Rosters can have players from 16 to 23 on the roster.
NSL College Combine 2019-2020
Coach Development and Education with our Partner – United Soccer Coaches
  • Residential Coaching Courses in MA
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.

Recent photos from around the league

Nordic 2006 Girls Premiere Team

Nordic 2006 Girls Premiere TeamNSL PDP Program – May, 2019
NSL PDP May 2019

Nordic 2005 Premier Boys
Nordic 2005 Premier Boys

League Administrator News
Makeup Games

Thanks to everyone for having scheduled and played your makeup games in a timely fashion. Despite the continuing lousy weather we have fewer games left to play than we have in the past.

If you have having problems reaching agreement with another team please let me know at to and I will try to help. A reminder that three days-notice must be given to guarantee referees and the last available date to play in June 9th.