OCTOber 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
  • League Administrator News
Executive Director News

The NSL 2018 fall season is currently going strong and we have been very pleased by the level of play and competition from all our member teams. It’s been great to see the passion of all the players, coaches, and parents as we approach the halfway point of the season. Best of luck for the remainder of the season!

Thanks again to all those clubs that attended the “State of the NSL” meeting on October 15th. During the meeting, we had the opportunity to share our vision for the future of the league and provide details on the new developments and initiatives that will benefit all our members.

Click here to download the meeting presentation.

As preparations continue for the spring 2019 season, I would like to remind all our clubs to register early using the following link. Your early registration will greatly help us with our planning efforts for next year.

We have just wrapped up our first Player Development Program for 2018. All of the feedback we have received so far has been extremely positive and we had more players attending than our inaugural 2018 event. You can read more about the event in Nick’s section below.

Finally, I’d like to welcome Joe Dutra from RI Rush to the Board of Directors for the NSL.

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

Technical Director News

With the season now under way it was great to see so many of our clubs represented at the Fall State of the NSL meeting. This was our chance to let the clubs know our vision for the future and what that will mean to players, coaches, administrators, parents and even the officials. We have many new developments to present including developing relationships with other leagues in the area meaning the opportunity for cross over games, coach education events. Player development and junior referee programs. We have also been speaking with US Club Soccer about the need for a regional pathway for our elite teams and at the end of the Spring season we are thrilled to announce that our league winners will progress to the Mid Atlantic Regional Cup in New Jersey. More details will follow but this represents another step forward for our league and recognition from US Club Soccer that we are a club standard driven league.

One of the major new developments for our league has been the expansion of our Player Development Program with US Club. We have made John Curtis our new PDP Director and his elite staff ran our first fall event on October 20th. We had over 140 players attend the event which is double the amount from last year and the feedback from John and his staff was tremendous. John was assisted by two other field coaches and a keeper coach who took the players through a training session and then an identification program to assess who should go on to the next event. Our ultimate goal is to have a team at every gender and age group to represent the league in showcase events and in competitions across the New England region against other PDP programs. Our second event for the fall will be November 10th and a select number of players will be invited to attend as we continue the selection process until we have our teams identified.

PDP October 2018

John will also be providing opportunities for players and clubs to be involved with a National Center of Excellence Program. This program will be for those players who may be interested in further development over the winter season and is totally spate from the PDP program. We know that many clubs have their own training for the off season and we want to fully support that venture and even assist in providing further coach education and licensing programs for these clubs with the facilities. However, for those clubs without the ability to host events we will be working with John to provide scholarship opportunities and also club development and support programs such as further licensing as part of our continued commitment to development.

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

NSL Player Development Program (10/20/18)
PDP October 2018



PDP October 2018


PDP October 2018


Franklin SC 14U boys playing against Go Rams FC (10/14/18)


Go Rams FC 14U elite girls and MAF Academy (10/14/18)

League Administrator News

Here are a few important notes on how to make updates to your club pages on the GotSoccer website.

  • The GotSoccer club pages will now be used to generate the contact list attached to each section of the schedule and will also be used in the automatic emails that will notify teams of game changes so they must be correct.
  • If the GotSoccer number attached to your page is incorrect please notify Teams Compete at NSL@teamscompete.net and inform them of the correct number.
  • If any other information is incorrect please click on this link and follow the instructions on updating your page.
  • The page lists the age group that your team plays in. If you have stayed in the same age group or are playing up a year this may be incorrect.
  • If your team name includes an age group take the time now to switch it to birth year. If it includes age group you will have to update it every year.
  • Please update coaches and managers names and contact information.

We would like to thank all our members for your patience and understanding as we navigate the new GotSoccer.com scheduling system.