Tradition of Development, Commitment to Excellence
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Hello Bolts Families

Welcome to all our new and returning Bolts!  We hope you are enjoying the summer and time with family & friends. You have many choices for club soccer and we are grateful that you made the RIGHT decision to join Boston Bolts. As all online registrations are completed, we will be sending information about uniform ordering, team communications, required paperwork for passcards and more.  This  Bolts Insider newsletter is sent on Fridays throughout the year with news items, pictures, coach interviews, team and league information.  We are always looking for content so please email pictures or stories to Bolts@BostonBolts.com 

Returning Bolts players do not need to purchase a new uniform unless you have outgrown yours.  Your Bolts App team rosters are being cleaned up with new players being added.  Fall schedules for training, games & events are being added, too.

Players new to the club need to order their uniforms (see below for info and discount code) ASAP.  Coaches & Region Directors will be in touch to collect documents needed for passcards. You will be sent an invite code to join your team on the Bolts App so watch your email!

This year we are proud to partner with Soccer Parent Resource Center.  Our coaches are constantly participating in coaches education opportunities, and our main focus is on player development, BUT we believe that PARENT education is the next big "game changer".  This fantastic resource features interviews with experts, community forums where you can ask (or answer) questions, join conversations to connect & collaborate with other soccer parents or experts, watch webinars, read articles on varying soccer topics, with the mission to inspire players by empowering parents.  

This resource provides a way to collaborate with coaches and clubs to engage parents in this process.  We want all kids to love the game; to learn life lessons and become healthy adults.  A collaboration between COACH, CLUB AND PARENT provides the best environment for all our kids & impacts player development in a positive way. When parents are educated about the game and how to support their children, parents will be the difference makers. Join this supportive community for FREE and get one step closer to improving youth soccer and inspiring young athletes!  See link below.

If you are new to the club, please see our social media links at the bottom of this newsletter and follow us for the latest Bolts news!

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SAVE THE DATES:
NEP season begins on Sept 8th
Bolts 24 Hour Soccer Marathon Fundraiser Jan 31st-Feb 1st
NEWS FROM THE PITCH

Bolts 2004 ECNL team is in Colorado for Nationals this weekend.  After winning MA State Cup, they qualified for that event.  Coach Mark Waterman said,  "The boys are really excited to compete on a national level and play some of the top youth teams in our age group. I think it will be a great experience for everyone. We want to go in with the attitude that we are not just happy to be there, but want to work hard, compete, and be in contention to win the National Championship."
Good Luck Boys!!

Boston Bolts NEP U23 team finished in 3rd place (3-0-3) after their inaugural season.  From Coach Smith Utubor,  " The Bolts inaugural season in the U23 Summer League was a huge success. The competition level was very high. We had a good mix of former Bolts players currently playing in college, college bound Bolts players and some other outside players playing in college locally. This was really a terrific opportunity for the players to get a high level of training during the summer months and play against like minded opposition in fast pace environment. The commitment level from the group was awesome and they each pushed each other to get better. From a coaching perspective, it made for some great training sessions. The group gelled very quickly and finished the season in top half.  They are all excited to come back next year."
Bolts NEP U23 after an exciting 3-1 win over GPSNH

Bolts Central 2004 Elite NPL team went to ENPL Playoffs in Chicago this month.  From Coach Bill Maddock (filling in for Steve Kovacs), "The overall experience in Chicago was a positive one. The boys showed they can compete on a national stage by delivering a result in 2 of 3 games. Earning  a place in the national tournament was a result of hard work and dedication from a special group of young men. It is evident this team has the ability to return to this level and it is a further example of how the Bolts and the Central region continue to develop some of the best young soccer talent in the area."  WELL DONE!
Bolts 2004 Central Elite NPL team after 3-0 win over Madison in ENPL National Playoffs

Bolts USL2 season comes to a close with the squad in 4th place (5-7-2) in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference. Thank you to all our supporters, ball kids, sponsors & friends! 

Did you know?
  • The average age of a USL2 player is 21.2
  • There are over 2300 active players in USL2
  • 81% of the players in the MLS SuperDraft came from USL
Coach Aidan Byrne said, "It was an overall enjoyable season with many current and returning Bolts players.  We finished 4th in the league and had 4 or 5 game winning streak in the middle of the season.  We had some good performances, great competitive games but unfortunately didn't make the  playoffs this year. We look forward to seeing players come back next year!" 
Bolts USL2 before their match against Seacoast Phantoms
Did You Miss Tryouts?  We've got you covered.  
Please reach out anytime to a Regional Director

BOSTON REGION:  Davor Dvanajscak 

EAST REGION: Don Whitaker   
NORTH REGION: Charlie Cajdric  
CENTRAL REGION: Bill Maddock   

SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND REGION: Dave Hamel


UNIFORM ORDERING
Please do not order your new uniform kit until you have been assigned a jersey number. (Please do not assume your number will remain the same from last year) The jersey numbers are assigned by the club and your Region Director has a complete list of all his player numbers.
Once uniforms are ordered with customizations (numbers, club logos) through WeGotSoccer, they cannot be returned or exchanged.   Keep in mind when choosing sizes, that uniform kits will be the same for 2018/19 through 2019/2020 seasons.  
Players U8 to U14 should order their uniforms by July 15th.  Players U15 and older should order their uniforms by Sept 1st.

Uniform ordering website  www.wegotsoccer.com/Bolts 
Use the code BOLTSREWARD at checkout to receive 10% discount and 5% cash back rewards towards future purchases.
  • Players who are on ECNL teams should click on ECNL tab
  • Players on NEP teams U10 to U19 should click on NEP tab
  • Players who are on NEP teams U8 and U9 should click on Juniors tab
  • Players who are registered in Junior Academy (training 2x per week) or a Practice Squad Player should purchase a training kit (black training shirt, black training shorts and black sox).
Contact your Region Director or Bolts@BostonBolts.com with any questions. 
SOCCER PARENT RESOURCE


BOSTON BOLTS  and the SOCCER PARENTING ASSOCIATION
are excited to announce our partnership providing support & education to youth soccer parents via  SOCCERPARENTRESOURCECENTER.COM
Boston Bolts and the Soccer Parenting Association today announce a partnership agreement by which all Bolts families will now receive free access to the educational content on the   SoccerParentResourceCenter.com   platform.

The Soccer Parent Resource Center seeks to improve and enhance the experience for youth soccer players by engaging and supporting the players' parents on topics related to the Body, Mind, Coach, Parent, Next Level, and the Game as well as providing coach education related to establishing positive relationships with players and parents.

"The investment Boston Bolts is making towards positively affecting the lives of the players and families associated with their club is commendable.  We are proud to work with Boston Bolts and are encouraged by their commitment to make a positive impact in their community through sport," said Skye Eddy Bruce, Founder of the Soccer Parenting Association.

From Bolts CEO, Brian Ainscough:
"Our partnership with Soccer Parenting is what the Bolts culture is all about . Our parents are a huge part of the club, we want parents to have the tools to help their children enjoy the experience of team sports."

To activate your FREE MEMBERSHIP, simply click on this link or copy this link into your browser:
https://soccerparentresourcecenter.com/register/club-membership/bostonbolts/
BOLTS APP
If you are new to the club, watch for your invitation with a join code for the Bolts App.  If you already are a Bolts App user, we are in process of reconfiguring the teams for 2019-2020 and will begin uploading fall schedules very soon.  
AMERICA FC PARTNERSHIP

We hope you saw the announcement last week welcoming America FC to the Bolts family. 
 
Open Tryouts for their NEP teams will be held on July 24th & 25th in Quincy for 2010, 2009, 2008 boys and for Girls 2010, 2007, 2004 & 2005 teams.
For more information go to

Specialized Clinic
July 22nd to 26th for boys & girls age 12 -18 in Quincy 6-8PM daily.  This clinic will focus on developing players as midfielders and forwards emphasizing positional techniques, communication and decision making.
For more information and registration information click here
ST. MICHAEL FC PARTNERSHIP
St. Michael Futebol Club and the Boston Bolts share the same desire to develop elite soccer players while keeping kids playing in their own community for as long as possible. This alliance will allow the sharing of expertise and best practices in the areas of curriculum and training, coaching education, and overall personal player development. All of which are integral to players reaching their fullest potential in this great sport.  Tryouts for fall NEP teams are scheduled as follows. 

Manchester United Soccer Clinic in Revere

Ashley Hill from Manchester United Academy is back again this year for another elite soccer clinic located at Revere High School. 

This clinic is open to any player from any Bolts Region as well as players from outside the club.

Its the perfect time to work on your skills and get fit before fall season.

Registration Information click HERE
COACHES CORNER

Ben Moane joins the coaching staff at Stanford
courtesy Stanford Athletics
Moane arrives on The Farm to fill the role of volunteer assistant. He was most recently the head coach of the Boston Bolts' U19 and U17 U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams and served as the organization's Director of Goalkeeping.
 
"The priority with anyone we bring on staff is simple," Gunn said. "Do they help the program? Shane and Ben certainly do and are phenomenal additions to the Stanford soccer community. Their resumes speak for themselves and the expertise they bring will no doubt help shape the program moving forward."
 
Moane returns to collegiate coaching after a season away to focus on his work with the Bolts and in pursuit of additional coaching licenses. He was awarded his USSF A license in 2018 and is working on his UEFA A license to be completed in December.
 
"Ben has been truly impressive in every interaction we've had since looking to bring in a new coach," Gunn said. "His credentials and his qualifications are quite incredible and the work he has done with the Boston Bolts club program has been phenomenal. Everyone he has worked with has said wonderful things about Ben and he's someone that will bring a wealth of experience and has a fantastic future in college soccer.
 
"I am extremely excited and honored to have the opportunity to join Coach Gunn's staff," Moane said. "Stanford is a world-renowned university with one of the nation's best soccer programs and he has created an unbelievable environment in which to learn and develop as a young coach. I am looking forward to getting started with the guys and adding value to the program wherever I can."
 
A 2013 master's graduate of Bethel University, Moane earned his undergraduate degree at Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England. He played in the Irish Premier League as a goalkeeper for Cliftonville FC and also for Queens University, Carrick Rangers and Institute FC and as a youth international for Ireland's U17 and U19 sides.

We wish Ben all the best in California...Come back and visit us anytime!!
Coach Moane after coaching his last Bolts game in San Diego at the Development Academy Showcase in June...The boys gave him quite a sendoff dumping the Powerade cooler over his head!
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