Hello Bolts Families!

Happy Leap Year Day! How will you spend your 366th day?
Lots of hard work has gone into this off season in preparation for spring leagues. Tomorrow the U14, U15, U17 DA teams will face the NE Revolution at Gillette Stadium.

  • Tryouts for USL2 and NEP U23 teams are being held tonight in Newton...info and pre-registration link below.

  • Spring Future Bolts Clinics have launched in Boston, East and South Regions, and we are offering the popular ADP April School Vacation Clinic again.

  • We've updated the list of committed seniors

  • Check our our FLASH SALE of Bolts St. Paddy's Day tees. Order by March 1st at 11:59PM

  • We have included an important message from US Soccer about Coronavirus (COVID-19). Safety of our players and families is important to us so please take a moment to read it.
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Bolts USL2 Tryout

Tryouts for the 2020 Bolts USL2 & NEP U23 teams will be held Saturday, February 29th 7-9PM at UMASS Mount Ida turf field 777 Dedham St. Newton

USL League Two is the leader in pre-professional soccer in the U.S. and Canada. The League holds a vital role as it continues to provide the elite platform for those pursuing professional careers domestically and internationally. League Two franchises continue to provide the elite amateur player the opportunity to train and compete at the highest level while maintaining their collegiate eligibility. League Two is more than the leading national pre-professional league. League Two is the defined and proven pathway for players to progress to the ranks of professional soccer, while its clubs become fixtures in the communities where they operate.


Email Coach Aidan Byrne or Chris Payne with questions
Bolts St. Paddy's Day tee FLASH SALE
Order by Sunday, March 1st
Show your support with the latest Bolts fanwear!
DA Preview: How New England Boys DA landscape Could Shape Up
from Jonathan Sigal at NESJ

Boston Bolts
Location : Newton, MA Director : Marco Koolman
Storyline to follow : Clubs often talk about the pathway they provide their players with, and the Bolts’ one could be expanding. During  an interview with New England Soccer Journal  in January, club CEO Brian Ainscough outlined that they’re entertaining adding a USL League One team and a residency program. Should either element come to fruition, the development opportunities for players in the club would increase significantly beyond a pathway that currently ends in USL League Two. To quote Ainscough, they’re looking to keep “relevant and evolving.”
Big question: Will the 2004s take a big step forward? That birth year was the cornerstone of last year’s stellar U-15 team, but the jump up an age group led to some hurdles during the fall. Development is seldom a linear process, and odds are they’ll marry results with talent if expected strides are taken. During our midseason check in, head coach Andy Dorman  explained these dynamics .
Players to watch :
  1. Connor Gibson – M | Newtonville, Mass. – Gibson is one of the club’s several talented 2004s, and he spent most of the fall with their U-19 team. That experience alone is buzz-worthy for a Class of 2022 player, but so is Gibson’s range as a box-to-box midfielder.
  2. Lyndon Hu – M | Acton, Mass. – Great focus surrounds the attacking pieces the Bolts U-19 team will add this spring, and for good reason. But don’t go forgetting about Hu, a Class of 2021 midfielder who provided much of their attacking heartbeat during the fall.
  3. Henri Richter – D | Newton, Mass. – Richter is regarded as one of the region’s top Class of 2022 defenders, one who primarily plays center back and boasts plenty of on-ball skill. He joined just before the DA break, having starred for Milton Academy in the fall.
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.

  • April 21, 22, 23rd
  • 9AM-2PM
  • at UMass Mount Ida Campus turf field (outdoors)
  • For Boys born 2012-2005

Cost for non-Bolts players $175
Discounted Cost for Bolts Players $125
Options for one or two day attendance
Spring Future Elite 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 COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

We are thrilled to tell you about some more college commitments from our Bolts players. It's clear that these players take their soccer seriously and also their academics! We will continue to report on commitments as we hear about them. Congrats to all and WELL DONE!
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. 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
CHESNA SCHOLARSHIP FOR WEYMOUTH OR HANOVER SENIORS
If you are a parent of a student at Weymouth or Hanover HS in the Class of 2020 who will be pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or Homeland Security please check this out.

New Home for Bolts HQ
We have moved into our new office at UMass Mount Ida Campus.
Longfellow Building #23
Message from US Soccer on Coronavirus
Hello Academy Clubs - 
With the increasing number of cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) being reported across the world, U.S. Soccer is monitoring all international and domestic programming. We are working closely in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and international agencies including the State Department, USOPC, IOC and FIFA in real time to guide decisions on travel and participation.
Our main priority is the safety and well-being of our players, coaches and staff. For this reason we have modified some of our travel policies, and are reaffirming best practices for illness prevention. We encourage you to carefully look at your own programming - including events and travel - and stay in contact with our office as well as your local and state departments of Public Health with further questions. We will endeavor to provide all members with timely and relevant information on Coronavirus.
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 organizations regarding the Coronavirus: 
U.S. Department of State   - Country Specific Travel Information
USOPC -  Coronavirus Update
 
Regards, 
 
U.S. Soccer Development Academy
academy@ussoccer.org  / o: 312.528.7041
Bolts Save the Dates
  • Feb 29th USL2 & NEP U23 Tryouts at UMass Mount Ida Turf Field 7PM
  • April 11th - Bolts College Showcase at UMass Mount Ida Turf Field
  • 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 with LevelUp Soccer
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