Hello Bolts Families!

Spring season begins for Academy and ECNL teams this weekend.

Its the HOME OPENER for Bolts Academy teams as they host Oakwood at UMass all day Saturday and Beachside on Sunday. Fresh new lines went down on the UMass field today!

Saturday Game Schedule
  • U13DA - 10AM
  • U14DA - 1145AM
  • U15DA - 130PM
  • U17DA - 330PM
  • U19DA - 545PM

Sunday Game Schedule
  • U15DA - 10AM
  • U17DA - 12 Noon

2005 ECNL heads to Richmond, Virginia for Jefferson Cup while the older ECNL teams U16, 17, 19 are all playing in GPS March Madness College Showcase that begins tonight.

Look what we found in the preview of Jefferson Cup from Soccerwire.com.... Boston Bolts 2004 ECNL (MA) : Another Boys ECNL Northeast Conference squad, Boston Bolts finished the 2019 portion of their 2019-2020 league schedule  undefeated . Boston earned a win and 4 draws, including 3 clean sheet efforts on the defensive side.

ECNL 2006 & 2007 teams host FC Stars on Sunday afternoon at UMass in Newton
  • 2007 230PM
  • 2006 415PM

Come out and support the Bolts! Dress warm!
Parents:

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Bolts ECNL Update

Congrats to Bolts players Gavin Cheung (05 ECNL) and Ben Kelly (2004 ECNL) on their participation in the Conference SuperCup! Alessandro Orellana (05 ECNL), Kyle Martell (05 ECNL), Desmond Simon (04 ECNL) and Will Rooney (04ECNL) were also invited to attend.
Running alongside the Conference SuperCup will be the CSP event, set to include some of the best players from the following ECNL Boys clubs in the Northeast Conference: Albertson Fury, Baltimore Celtic, Boston Bolts , Connecticut FC, East Meadow SC, FC Bucks, FC Delco, FC Stars, Manhattan SC, Maryland United FC, STA, and World Class. Selected players are separated into four teams, each participating in one training session and two matches over the course of the weekend.
Players are selected for the ECNL Conference Selection Programs based on their performance in ECNL competitions and recommendations from coaches. Each CSP will occur over two days and will include three training sessions/matches. All players will receive PUMA training gear. The ECNL Boys will be covering the costs of participation in the ECNL Boys Conference Selection Programs, excluding travel costs for participating players.
The ECNL Player Identification Programs are sanctioned as Olympic Development Programs (ODP) via US Club Soccer’s id2 and Player Development Programs.
Background on the ECNL Boys CSPs :
The ECNL Boys CSPs will provide an opportunity for the top players within every ECNL Boys Conference to play with and against the best players within their region at multiple age groups and be recognized and rewarded for their ability and performance. The ECNL Boys CSPs are created with 3 primary goals:

Identify - identify the top players within the conference at multiple age groups 
Develop - provide a developmental experience that provides insight or information to help participating players continue their development
Recognize - reward individual performance and achievement
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Spring ADP Clinic

Looking for an activity during the April Vacation Week?
Bolts Advanced Development Program is the leading technical training clinic in Massachusetts. Coached by professional, nationally recognized staff, the ADP aims to get the very best out of every player and inspire them to improve with every touch.
Space is limited; Register now.

Dates: April 21, 22, 23rd
Time : 9AM-2PM
Location : at UMass Mount Ida Campus turf field


For Boys born 2012-2005
Cost for non-Bolts players $175
Discounted Cost for Bolts Players $125
Options for one or two day attendance
Bolts Future Elite Spring Programs

Future Elite Programs are the first steps for young players who are looking to improve their skills and become better soccer players. All sessions are coached by professional Bolts coaches. Curriculum was carefully created to ensure the ideal learning environment for young players age 4 to 10.
Boston Region FEP
Mondays 6-7PM
at Boston Sports Institute
900 Worcester Rd. Wellesley
March 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 20
Boys & Girls born in 2015 - 2010
Cost $75
East Region FEP
Fridays 5:30-6:30PM
at Lovell Field
1250 Commercial St. Weymouth
April 3, 10, 17 May 1, 8, 15, 29
Boys & Girls born in 2015 - 2010
Cost $75
South Region FEP
Mondays 6-7PM
at ForeKicks
223 Fremont St. Taunton
March 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 20, 27
Boys & Girls born in 2015 - 2010
Cost $75
Bolts 4v4 Festivals

Every Saturday in March, Boston Bolts will host a 4 v 4 Festival at Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley.
4 v 4 is a fast paced, small-sided format that will challenge players technical ability under pressure, as well as their decision making, individual skill and team work. This format is used at many European academies as an integral part of their Player Development curriculum, and will guarantee players get a significant amount of touches and are constantly problem solving on the field.
Players will register individually, and will be placed on a random, but age appropriate, 4v4 team each week. This gives players a chance to meet and play with other players from different regions, teams and backgrounds.
Each age group has a 90 minute time slot (below). Based on the number of teams, everyone will get between 5 to 7 4v4 matches each week and the team with the highest number of points that week being crowned Champions.

Dates : March 7, 14, 21, 28
Timeslots :
  • 2012-2010 = 1 - 2:30PM
  • 2009-2008 = 2:30 - 4PM
  • 2007-2006 = 4 - 5:30PM
Cost  : $50 per player
Location : Boston Sports Institute, 900 Worcester St. in Wellesley (Indoor Turf)
Bolts College Showcase
for Bolts high school boys
Saturday April 11th
  • Sophomores 9AM to 11AM
  • Juniors and uncommitted seniors 11AM to 1PM
  • at UMass Mount Ida Turf Field 777 Dedham St. Newton

Players will play games in front of DI, II and III college coaches. Our goal is to Showcase Bolts players in front of college scouts in a more intimate environment, in smaller groups. Each college coach will be given a listing of all the Bolts player profiles so please use the google form to register so that you are in the coaches booklet. Players receive an event t-shirt too!
Register by March 15th with this Google Form
March 4th Message from US Soccer on Coronavirus
Due to health concerns surrounding Coronavirus, effective immediately, U.S. Soccer is not considering any international travel by any DA club without submitting documentation of reasonable risk assessment. Documentation includes assessment of risk in the area in which the club or team plans to travel to (review CDC recommendations and  Travel Advisories ), a plan to address the potential for a team that is stranded outside the country due to quarantine, and all risk has been communicated to and informed consent has been obtained from all parents or guardians of participating players. All documentation will need to be submitted to the DA and will be reviewed by our Coronavirus working group. In addition, we encourage all clubs to investigate appropriate “cancel for any reason” travel insurance.
As the risk assessment we are requiring is a reasonable planning step that does not necessarily involve out-of-pocket expense, we expect any club who has pending travel requests or previously approved requests for upcoming travel to complete this step.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent the Coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. Everyday preventive actions should be taken, including:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow the CDC's recommendations for using a facemask.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including Coronavirus.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Additionally, here are a number of different resources and communications from the CDC and other organ izations regarding the Coronavirus:
 
Thank you for your continued commitment to soccer and the safety of all players.
Regards,
U.S. Soccer Development Academy

academy@ussoccer.org  / o: 312.528.7041
Bolts Save the Dates
  • April 11th - Bolts College Showcase at UMass Mount Ida Turf Field
  • May 22-25th - Bolts Shore Cup at URI
  • June 8th Tryouts begin for next years NEP teams
  • 2013-2009 Tryouts begin June 8th
  • 2008-2002 Tryouts begin June 15th
  • August 10-13th Residential Camp at Tabor in Marion, MA with LevelUp Soccer
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