Hello Bolts Families!

Our staff began 2020 at the NEP Club Summit hosted by Seacoast in Portsmouth, NH. The event included presentations on Club Culture, Player Safety, Club Standards, Branding, Leadership, Coaching Sessions and much more. We left there feeling energized after sharing ideas and best practices with our friends and competitors. The following week we moved into our new offices on the UMass Mount Ida Campus. We are still unpacking but finding this an exciting opportunity and fantastic location next to the field. Its been such a productive start to the decade as we ended January with our annual fundraiser.

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We are filled with gratitude for all your support and donations! Thanks to everyone who played, fundraised, volunteered, created beautiful baskets, coached and helped us make this the most successful 24 Hour Match in history! Thanks to our partners and sponsors: Mass General Hospital for Children , New Balance , WeGotSoccer , GoPlay Sports Tours and to UMass Mount Ida Campus for allowing us to take over their Athletic Center!
We are so overwhelmed by your commitment to the Bolts 24 hour soccer marathon! We will continue to keep the Firstgiving site open for another month as we receive donations and matching gifts, etc. If you have any questions or more donations, please reach out anytime Bolts@BostonBolts.com
We kicked off our event on Friday afternoon with 2010 and 2011 age groups from all regions. This group showed real commitment to drive in Friday afternoon traffic to get to Newton after school!
Pictured Below is the 2007DA team after their shift at the 24 hour marathon.
Leo & Anton
Pictured Left are our Bolts interns Anton & Leo who helped all weekend and were amazing at our Bolts Popup Shop




Pictured Right are TJ, Cody & Boston who all play for Bolts teams and helped out on Friday!
U17 & U19 Academy teams with coach Andy Dorman closed out the event on Saturday night in great form!
Bolts Girls 02/03 SNE team and Coach Ed Guardado crushed it at the event with abundant enthusiasm and a great IG takeover by Abby G!
GRAND PRIZES

  • JASON XINTAROPOULOS is our Top INDIVIDUAL Fundraiser! He wins a $500 shopping spree at New Balance team store

  • The 2007 ECNL team is the Top TEAM who raised the most (per player) They will receive custom New Balance game jerseys to wear this spring season - provided by WeGotSoccer
  • HOWEVER, we cannot ignore the amazing commitment from the 2008DA team. The team will also be awarded New Balance game jerseys to wear this spring season!

  • PLAYER who collects the most individual donations receives autographed New Balance Liverpool jersey - This prize goes to Abderrahman Fadi

  • New for 2020 - ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Prize for the player new to the club who raises the most goes to Quinn Pappendick

APPRECIATION GIFTS for other fundraisers who show outstanding commitment to this event
Bolts New Balance Winter Coat - Jaeson D'Alessandro
New Balance Sweatshirt Jack Fitzgerald
Bolts New Balance bag Tyler Miller
Bolts New Balance Jacket - Charlie Springer - Best picture on a fundraising page!
2 Tickets to Boston Celtics game v. Chicago Bulls on April 15th at 7:30PM donated by GoPlay Max Carboni
MLS super star (former Bolts player) Miles Robinson autographed cleats Josh Murray
BASKET RAFFLE
We have teams and staff who have donated themed baskets to be raffled off.   

2007DA Lottery scratch tickets - Steven Conway
2008DA Coffee & tea - Kayla
2004ECNL wine basket #1 Darren Lyons
2004 ECNL Wine Basket #2 Lena Mackie
2006DA Wild Nick’s basket Maura
2007ENCL Gift Cards - Vera Nouaime
Bolts New Balance Basket - Leonardo Leite
2005ECNL Spa Basket Shaween Miranda
Valentine Basket - Skye Wiseman
Boot Camp with Marlene Glifort for two people - Ana Orellana
One Hour Private Training Session from Bolts coaches
  • Andy Dorman - Vasi Mbrice
  • Dan Colwell - Nathan Araujo
  • Steven Conway - Robert Beato
  • Andy Mason - Kaio Morais

Congrats to all the winners!
MORE CLUB NEWS
Boston Bolts considering USL League One & WPSL teams, residency program

As the youth and professional soccer landscapes continue to evolve around New England, Boston Bolts CEO Brian Ainscough is avoiding complacency.
That’s the driving force behind three significant developments the Bolts are mulling over, Ainscough outlined in a 1-on-1 interview with New England Soccer Journal. In no particular order, they’re in varying talks to add a USL League One team, Women's Premier Soccer League team and residency program. READ MORE
Boston Bolts Integrate Academy, League Two Squads in Forming Player Pathway
THE CLUB HAS PRODUCED TOP TALENTS MILES ROBINSON, JUSTIN RENNICKS IN RECENT YEARS
Miles Robinson is one of the most exciting American center backs in Major League Soccer. Drafted with the second overall pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, the 6-foot-2 defender quickly impressed in USL Championship loan spells with both Charleston Battery and Atlanta United 2.
In 2019, the 22-year-old broke through to the Atlanta United's MLS side, becoming a mainstay for one of Major League Soccer’s top clubs. Robinson started 33 of 34 regular season matches for the Five Stripes, and was named to the 2019 MLS Best XI. His club performances earned him his first two appearances with the U.S. Men’s National Team.
But before Robinson’s rise, the Massachusetts native spent much of his youth career within the Boston Bolts organization. When the club fielded a side in USL League Two for the first time in 2016, Robinson had the chance to develop against some of the country’s top young players.
“We joined League Two to expose our players to the next level,” said Boston Bolts CEO Brian Ainscough. “Most of the team is made up of former Bolts youth players who are now in college, or our current top U19 players. Our academy players often get the opportunity to train with the League Two squad.”
The addition of a League Two side to the top of the club’s development period helped its talented players bridge the gap between the youth and professional levels. Players like Robinson, recent United States U-20 international Justin Rennicks, and Mayele Malango all benefited from competing with the Bolts in League Two.
Rennicks played for the Bolts in the 2017 and 2018 League Two seasons, and he used the platform to propel himself to involvement with the U.S. youth national team program and a Homegrown Player contract with the New England Revolution. The 20-year-old then made his first big splash in the national consciousness at last year's FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland, scoring a memorable game-winner against France to send the United States into the Quarterfinals of the tournament for a third successive edition of the tournament.
Bolts Save the Dates
  • Feb 14-17 USL Academy Eastern Conference Event kicks off in Bradenton, FL next week Check out Players to Watch Bolts Connor Gibson!!
  • April 11th - Bolts College Showcase at UMass Mount Ida Campus
  • May 22-25th - Bolts Shore Cup at URI
  • June 1st Tryouts begin for 2020-21 Bolts NEP teams
  • August 10-13th Residential Camp at Tabor in Marion, MA
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