Fore Kicks is the place for sports this winter!
Their sports leagues will begin the FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER and will run throughout the winter and early spring season. With locations in Marlborough, Norfolk, and Taunton MA their state of the art facility has leagues for all ages.
5v5 Macro League
Their 5v5 U7 league is designed to serve as a step towards the 6v6 format and to develop the abilities of our younger soccer players.
Boys and Girls U7, U8
8 games over the following weeks:
Nov 2, 9, 16, 30
Dec: 7, 14, 21
Jan: 4, 11
Games will be played Fridays at 6 or 7 pm.
6v6 Indoor Soccer
U8-U19 Mens, Women, Coed
Minimum of 9 scheduled games
Playoffs for the top 4 teams
11v11 Indoor Soccer
Minimum of 7 games plus playoff for top teams
Fields are 66 yards by 60 yards wide.
Games will be two 25 minute halves.
Play on Saturday nights from 4:30pm to 11:30pm.
Younger teams will play earlier.
Girls and Boys U8-U18, Mens Open
6 games of all teams plus playoffs for the top 4 teams.
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The Northeast Soccer League will be supporting the NEP Super Group and Massachusetts Youth Soccer State Cup Competitions.
This spring we will be offering TWO levels of State Cup Competition: NEP Super Group & NSL/USYSA Premier Group.
The NEP Super Group and the Massachusetts State Cup provide competitive pathways for clubs and teams to advance to either a National or Regional FINAL based on the competitive level of the teams.
The Super Group WINNERS will advance DIRECTLY to US Club Soccer’s National Cup XVII in Aurora, Colorado.
In Massachusetts, NSL Premier Group teams will be vying for the opportunity to represent Massachusetts at the USYS Region I Championships. The NSL, Massachusetts Youth Soccer and New England Premiership are collaborating on this dual sanctioned level of competition.
Massachusetts NSL Premier Group participants will compete to make the FINALS of the NSL side of this Premier Group level of play. They will then compete against the TWO FINALISTS from the NEP side of the bracket in the Premier Group Semi Finals:
NEP v NSL
NSL v NEP
The WINNERS from these Massachusetts PREMIER GROUP FLIGHTS will represent Massachusetts at the USYS EAST REGION TOURNAMENT in Virginia.
The Super Group State Championship will be KNOCK OUT Competitions. The NSL Premier Group State Championships will be a ROUND ROBIN tournament format.
Massachusetts Super Group State Cup Series
The Super Groups for BOTH Boys and Girls will ACCEPT a MAXIMUM of (12) teams. The TOP four teams will be SEEDED #1-4. Teams 5-12 will be matchup during a LIVE DRAW (Date/TIME TBA).
PRELIMINARY KNOCKOUT MATCHES will be played on SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018 at PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.
The (4) WINNERS will ADVANCE to the SUPER GROUP QUARTERFINALS.
The (4) LOSERS will DROP DOWN into the NEP PREMIER GROUP KNOCKOUT PHASE.
NEP PREMIER GROUP KNOCKOUT MATCH QUARTER FINALS AND SEMIFINALS WILL BE SATURDAY and SUNDAY, MAY 19& 20, 2018 at PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.
NSL Premier Group Play
The NSL Premier Groups for BOTH Boys and Girls are open to all NSL teams. Preliminary games will be played in early May, as needed, to reduce the number of teams for the Round Robin.
ROUND ROBIN MATCHES will be played on SATURDAY and SUNDAY, MAY 19 & 20, 2018 at PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA and other fields as needed.
The semifinalists from the NSL Round Robin matches will play against the semifinalists from the NEP Knockout matches on Saturday, June 2, 2018 and the finals will be played on Sunday, June 3, 2018
- NEP Super Group Quarterfinals: Saturday, May 19: PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.
- NEP Premier Group Quarterfinals: Saturday, May 19: PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.
- NEP Premier Group Semifinals: Sunday, May 20: PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.
NSL Premier Group Round Robin Play, Saturday and Sunday, May 19 & 20 at Progin Park in Lancaster and other fields as needed.
NEP Massachusetts Super Group State Cup Semifinals/Finals
- NEP Super Group Semifinals: Saturday, June 2, 2018: PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.
- NEP Super Group Finals: Sunday, June 3, 2018: PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.
Massachusetts Premier State Cup Semifinals/Finals
- Saturday, June 2, 2018: Semi-Finals: NEP v NSL & NEP v NSL: PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.
- Sunday, June 3, 2018: Finals: WINNER v WINNER: PROGIN PARK in Lancaster, MA.
*Questions in regards to the Super Cup should contact Sean Carey (email@example.com) this week as registration will close shortly. Sean Carey needs to know this week if any of our NSL teams plan on entering the US CLUB SUPER GROUP STATE CUP COMPETITION.
*Questions in regards to the Massachusetts Premier Group State Cup, please contact Terri Filippetti (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Note: Registration will open on January 1, 2018 www.mayouthsoccer.org/
Pioneering Youth Soccer and Futsal Leagues to Combine Efforts
Northeast Soccer League (NSL) and the Massachusetts Futsal Association (MFA) have announced a partnership aimed at getting more youth players playing futsal, and more soccer coaches trained on how to coach the growing sport.
“We are excited to partner with Mass Futsal to provide our member clubs and teams an exciting opportunity to further enhance their player and coach development,” said John Barata, the Executive Director of the NSL. “Getting our players into the highest quality futsal leagues and programs will offer pathways for our players and coaches to enhance their growth and overall development.”
“We are excited to work with NSL and its teams to make futsal leagues, player identification and coach education available to a broader audience,” said Jason Miller, MFA’s Director of Futsal. “NSL has long been a pioneer and we are thrilled to welcome it to the Massachusetts Futsal and U.S. Youth Futsal families.”
This fall, Northeast Soccer League includes more than 550 teams from 100 clubs throughout New England. Although some have participated in Massachusetts Futsal Leagues in the past, the majority of teams are not realizing the great benefits of the sport.
“Futsal is an excellent way to improve speed of play, first touch, and accurate passing,” said NSL Technical Director Nick Dunbar. “The Northeast Futsal league will provide a great foundation to build upon during the off-season and will help to improve a player’s development in preparation for the spring season.”
Last winter, more than 5,000 players participated in MFA leagues, tournaments and other programs, making it the largest local U.S. Youth Futsal organization in the country.
One of those leagues, Regional Premier, will be recast as Northeast Futsal League to best highlight the collaboration of the region’s top soccer and futsal leagues. NSL teams are also welcome to participate in the Massachusetts Futsal leagues based in the Boston area or Lowell area.
“The Northeast Futsal League will be available to all NSL teams, as well as to local futsal clubs and others who are invested in player development,” Miller said. ” Some NSL teams have been playing in our local leagues for several years and are welcome to continue to do so.”
This winter, MFA will host two futsal coaching courses including one led by U.S. Youth Futsal Technical Director Keith Tozer, who also serves as Head Coach of the Men’s National Team. That course — a U.S. Youth Futsal Level 3 — and an MFA Youth course, are open to the public. MFA will additionally host a special pre-season course just for NSL coaches.
“Futsal is an exceptional tool for the development of soccer players,” said MFA Director of Coaching Jeff Lamy. “NSL is clearly committed to the betterment of its players and coaches, and we look forward to helping toward that success.”
NSL players will also have the opportunity to attend the U.S. Youth Futsal Massachusetts State Futsal I.D. Trials on Feb. 9, 10 and 11, which is akin to the U.S. Soccer ODP Tryouts. MFA may also host a player evaluation session solely for NSL players.
About the Northeast Soccer League
Founded in 1993, today the Northeast Soccer League provides a competitive structure for more than 550 teams from 100 clubs throughout New England. These clubs range from large, “full service” clubs to those consisting of one or two teams, from the highly selective to the developmental. All games are held on Sundays, with 7v7 and 9v9 games in the morning and 11v11 games in the afternoon. Our fall season is nine weeks long, starting the Sunday after Labor Day, and is open to 9U-15U teams. The Spring season is seven weeks, ending with the State Cups in May, and provides play for 9U-18U age groups. We offer a league structure based solely on merit which is stable, consistent, predictable and comprehensible for all teams. The structure allows all teams access and a chance to rise. NSL’s three divisions do this by providing an opportunity to the aspiring, competition for the developing, and challenge to the highly competitive.
About the Massachusetts Futsal Association
The Massachusetts Futsal Association is the largest state or local futsal organization in the country. It offers futsal programs for players aged five through 65, including leagues, academies, clinics, tournaments, player identification trials, coach education, summer camps, pickup and referee development. It hosts programs in Belmont, Brookline, Concord, Dedham, Hanover, Lexington, Lowell, Marlborough, Newton, Norfolk and Westford. Massachusetts Futsal is an affiliate of U.S. Youth Futsal and hosts the Northeast Regional Futsal Championships and the U.S. Youth Futsal State I.D. Trials.Read More
NSL attends the US Soccer Grass Roots Instructor Course
On September 7th through the 10th Nick Dunbar, the Technical Director of Northeast Soccer League was invited to participate in the US Soccer Grass Roots Instructor course. This is only the second education weekend of its kind and with only 16 educators invited from around the country, it was a massive boost for the profile of our league and a recognition of our commitment to compete, develop and succeed.
US Club Soccer was the major reason for our attendance as they put forward the league for recognition of the work we have been doing over the last year. The educators went through a series of workshops delivered by US Soccer who were looking for input and guidance on how
to best to deliver and develop the new licenses at the grass roots level. The schedule had the group also deliver a course to actual candidates and then review the content through small group meetings and individual reflection to provide suggestions and improvements.
The US Soccer licenses are placing a great deal of emphasis on pre-coursework and continued review of performance by yourself, your instructors and peer groups. Some of the questions candidates were asked to consider before, during and after were: What do I expect from this course? What do I expect from the instructors? What do I expect from the other candidates? What do I expect from myself?
Further to the course, Nick is required to deliver a grass roots course for 12U and 11U players and video the classroom and the field sessions before presenting the results at the second part of the course in Florida this November. During that time the educators will also be working through the new US Soccer D license which again will allow our league to provide this course.
“The whole course was a great opportunity to connect with some great soccer minds from across the country and share ideas and feedback on the youth game” said Nick, “it was so refreshing to work with US Soccer and have them seek out and value our input as we work towards the development of soccer in the US.”
Here are the two winners of the photo of the week competition. The first photo is of the Nova Premier Soccer Club Girls 14U team who claimed the championship at FC Stars’ Labor Day Tournament. The second winner is the photo of the Mass City Boys competing at GPS Labor Day Tournament. Great job everyone!Read More
In an effort to help its clubs Compete, Develop and Succeed, the Northeast Soccer League (NSL) is joining US Club Soccer beginning with the Fall 2017 season.
Formerly known as MAPLE, the league features programming for 9-U through 18-U/19-U boys and girls in three divisions. The NSL is comprised of nearly 100 clubs and approximately 700 teams.
“We feel strongly that our partnership with US Club Soccer continues to demonstrate to our current and future clubs that the NSL wants to offer the best possible soccer experience to our players, families, coaches, fans and clubs,” said NSL Executive Director John Barata. “We feel the overall flexibility, administrative support, encouraged collaboration with other leagues, and extensive value-added benefits for our members made the decision to join US Club Soccer very attractive. We are excited.”
US Club Soccer’s mission is to foster the growth and development of soccer clubs throughout the United States to create the best possible development environment for players of all ages in every club.
US Club Soccer fulfills its mission largely through Players First, a branded, holistic club soccer experience for parents and players which emphasizes the development of each individual to his or her full potential, and helps parents make better choices about where their children should play. Players First is anchored by five pillars:
- Club Development
- Coaching Development
- Player Development
- Parent Engagement & Education
- Player Health & Safety
In order to help members adopt the Players First philosophy, US Club Soccer provides a suite of best-in-class resources and content that includes a technical partnership with LaLiga, Beast Mode Soccer/Players First Video Training Series, FIFA 11+ injury prevention program, Fit for 90 player monitoring tool, Player’s Health, Positive Coaching Alliance, Sideline Sports Doc, SoccerPrep, SportSessionPlanner, TopYa!, and World Football Academy, among others.
“We are very excited to welcome NSL to the US Club Soccer family,” said US Club Soccer CEO/Executive Director Kevin Payne. “We very much enjoyed our conversations with the NSL leadership, and it’s clear that the direction they want to follow on behalf of their players and parents fits perfectly with the US Club Soccer philosophy.”
“I am impressed with US Club Soccer,” said NSL Commissioner Steve Robinson. “The professionalism and courtesy shown by Kevin Payne, John Borozzi and Mike Gould was appreciated by all NSL members. But most important to me as an administrator are the various Players First resources related to Player Health and Safety that are available to our members. It’s the most effective program that I have seen in youth sports.”
More specifically, in July 2016, US Club Soccer took its biggest steps ever to help ensure the best and safest environment for players.
First was the launch of the Sideline Sports Doc-US Club Soccer online course, designed to improve on-field triage of key injury situations. The course also incorporates U.S. Soccer’s “Concussions in Soccer” video, among other Recognize to Recover content.
In addition, US Club Soccer substantially increased its background screening standard and determination process to include, among other facets, a direct county/state of residence criminal record search for all counties in which an individual has lived in the past seven years, regardless of whether any “hits” appear on the national database searches.
Completion of these two initiatives is required for all US Club Soccer registered staff members.
Additionally, US Club Soccer recently partnered with Player’s Health, a HIPAA-compliant platform that connects parents, coaches and healthcare professionals by mobilizing youth athlete health records, and allows efficient documentation of injuries and return-to-play tracking.
“US Club Soccer’s Players First philosophy is a natural fit with our vision for the continued development of the NSL,” said NSL Technical Director Nick Dunbar. “Among other value-added benefits, the opportunity to provide increased player development pathways, competitive regional league play, and work with some of the most respected soccer partners in the world such as LaLiga cannot be underestimated. We are excited for the path ahead.”
The cornerstone of US Club Soccer’s partnership with the best professional league in the world are the LaLiga Formation Methodology courses, which outline the philosophy and methods used across LaLiga to train, develop and form some of the world’s top players. Six courses have been held to date, with more planned for 2017.
Northeast Soccer League members also plan to take advantage of US Club Soccer’s no-cost player identification platforms – the id² Program and Player Development Programs – and participation in the National Cup, US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship competition.Read More
NSL 12U Winners Cup 201
The NSL is excited to announce the 1st Annual 12U NSL Winners Cup to be held at Forekicks in Taunton, MA powered by Capelli Sports.
The event is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and includes single age brackets from 2006 for boys and girls. The NSL Champions Cup has been created to satisfy the need of our member clubs and to provide appropriate competition to support the development of their players.
All teams will play a minimum of three (3) games. The tournament will be played on two (2) days.
- Date: June 2 – June 3
- Age Groups: 2006 Boys and Girls
- Format: 9v9 (2006)
- Game Length: 2 x 30 mins
- Fee: $400
- Location: Taunton, MA – Forekicks
- Contact: Tournament Director – Nick Dunbar (email@example.com) 12U Winners
Important Dates: (NSL 12U Champions Cup 2018)
- Application Deadline – Monday April 28, 2018
- Accepted Teams – Tuesday April 30, 2018
- Brackets – Wednesday May 15, 2018
- Schedules – Wednesday May 22, 2018
- Online Check-in Closes – Friday May 25, 2018
- Tournament – June 2- June 3