Hello Bolts Nation!
We hope you are enjoying the winter weather that has set in. We had a crew removing snow today from the UMass Mount Ida field in preparation for the ECNL league matches this weekend. Temperatures are predicted in the mid 50s on the New England weather roller coaster!
Congrats to Ryan Carey , Noah Goldstein and Eyob Hawgood who were first to create their fundraising pages and raise over $100 each in Firstgiving for the 24 hour Soccer Marathon. They will receive Bolts Sweatshirts for their quick response and support. Also of note the 2007 ECNL team leads the way in the fundraising so far! This is a brand new team in our club and their energy and enthusiasm is contagious. A reminder that the event will be held in the Mount Ida gym beginning at 3PM on Friday, January 31st and go through Saturday February 1st at 11PM its quick and easy to set up your fundraising page and share with all your friends and family. ALL donations are 100% tax deductible, we accept all credit cards and receipts are emailed for tax deduction. Click Here to donate or set up your own fundraising webpage.
There are some exciting things we are working on at the club: SHORE CUP: a new Memorial Day Tournament concept with players, families, coaches staying on one site with room and board as part of the package, 2020 New Balance uniform designs will be revealed, European soccer trips offered through GoPlay for April & summer 2020, Bolts College Showcase on April 11th, Summer Residential Camp in July 2020, and so much more!!
As we head into this holiday season, we are grateful for so many things. We want to thank our Bolts families for their continued support . Thank you for putting your trust in us and we look forward to a bright future with all of you. Reach out anytime with questions to any of our staff members. If you don't know who to contact, send your message to Bolts@BostonBolts.com and we will forward it along to the correct person to respond.
The Boston Bolts are thrilled to announce our latest Bolts hire, Andy Mason, as Programming
Coordinator – in charge of our Junior Elite Program (JEP) & Camps and Clinics.
Andy comes to the Bolts after 6 years of coaching and player development experience in the Boston area. Andy’s experience is invaluable working with the youngest age groups and introducing them to the beautiful game. Sean has worked as a Head Coach, Program Manager, and Curriculum Developer and carries a ‘UEFA A’ coaching license.  

Marco Koolman, Bolts Executive Technical Director and Director of Coaching said, “Andy’s resume and experience speaks itself. His passion and desire to create as fun learning experience for these youngest players is extremely important. With Andy’s leadership I believe our foundation will not only broaden but it will also increase in quality.”

Andy’s role of the Junior Elite Program Coordinator will be to expand/develop the Bolts player pool at the very youngest ages of play in all existing regions and establish programming in new areas. In addition, he will plan and schedule camps & clinics throughout the season and during vacations. “Andy will also be working with local soccer leaders in the Wellesley and surrounding communities to create soccer programs that will support the development of local youth at the brand-new Bolts indoor field house at Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley”, says Brian Ainscough, CEO of Boston Bolts. 

Please join us in welcoming Coach Andy Mason to the Boston Bolts family!!
Street Soccer at Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley
This winter, take your game to the streets! Players will play in small sided games, with constantly changing rules and ways to score. This environment encourages players to play fast and play smart, while developing decision-making and technical skills. At Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley.
  • Birth Year 2012-2008
  • Dates: Friday December 13th, 20th, 27th
  • Time: 7-8pm
  • Birth Year 2007-2005
  • Dates: Wednesday December 4th, 11th, 18th
  • Time: 7-8pm
Cost:      $50 for the December session (prorated fees available if you missed a session)
Bolts Winter ADP Clinic

ADP is the Bolts Advanced Development Program. The winter sessions are held at Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley. This 6-week program will feature Bolts Academy and ECNL coaching staff and top level curriculum in a fast paced environment. For players who are looking for more, this is for you!
Age Groups: Boys born in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
Dates: Saturdays Jan 4th to February 8th
Time : 1PM = 2011/2010/2009
230PM = 2008/2007
Cost: Bolts players $250
Non-Bolts Players $295
Contact : Dan Colwell for more information
Coach Chris Payne and Coach Aidan Byrne are attending the USL Winter Summit.

USL Winter Summit
The largest edition of the USL Winter Summit opened on Tuesday morning at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld as the organization welcomed more than 750 team executives, staff members and technical staffs to the resort for three days to continue preparations for the 2020 USL Championship, USL League One and USL League Two seasons.
The annual event has become one of the most popular in the USL’s calendar, with tailored programming for attendees that offer insights, new ideas and discussion platforms in the areas of operations, ticketing, merchandise, communications and social media among others. This year’s event will see presentations and panels featuring leading executives across the Championship, League One, and League Two, as well as a selection of guest speakers who are leaders in their respective fields.
“The Winter Summit is one of our most important events of the year,” said USL President Jake Edwards. “It not only offers the chance for all of us to reflect, assess and improve on another tremendous year across all of our leagues, but also for team executives and staff to gain valuable insight from their peers. We look forward to seeing everyone together.”
BOLTS SHORE CUP
Memorial Weekend Tournament

Dates:  May 22, 2020 to May 25, 2020
Location:  University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI
Age groups:  Boys & Girls teams U13 (2007) – U19 (2001)
Price : U13 to U19. $1095 per team. For clubs who bring 10 or more teams, we offer discounted rates .

Stay and Play at the same venue. Housing accommodations and 3 meals/day are offered so teams can stay together on campus in dormitory suites = Room & Board all-inclusive,


Tournament Features:
·          Top Quality grass fields
·        Athletic Trainers on site
·        Assigned by Quality Referee Assignor
·        Vendors on site
·        Veteran tournament management
·        DOC’s can request a special rate
·        Priority Scheduling for coaches with 2 teams
Honors for Bolts High School Players
After the fall high school soccer season, many awards are presented for outstanding play. the Boston Bolts are proud of all our high school players and want to mention a few of the players recognized this year. These are a few that we have heard about, let us know if you know of any others!!

The annual list of United Soccer Coaches High School All-New England honorees has been released, and 58 players from the region have been included. Out of midfielders, prep school star  Harry Roberts  (Wellesley) of Nobles was selected. Harry plays on the Bolts U19 Academy team. He is also an ISL League All Star and was also selected as MVP of the ISL. Roberts is set to play in the Ivy League, committed to Princeton.
At forward  Charlie Blacker  from Scituate who plays for the Bolts East 2001 team, was also named All-New England.
Congratulations to Bay State League All Stars: Liam Hopkins, Patrick Goodine and Dylan Kelley from Weymouth, Will Rooney from Newton North, Miguel Varela from Milton and Luke Hill (also League Co-MVP) from Natick and Honorable Mention for Drew Rennie from Weymouth
Congrats to Nolan McMann (Milville) DVC All Star. Boston Herald All Scholastics include Thomas Sojka (Bolts Central 02).
ISL All Stars include Cole Matthews (Belmont Hill) and Matthew Goncalves (Belmont Hill), Michael Balleani (Noble & Greenough),and Honorable Mention to Alex Uek (Roxbury Latin)

Congratulations to Milton High School junior midfielder Miguel Varela ! Miguel has been named a Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic soccer player for the second straight year. He tallied 8 goals and 10 assists during the 2019 season. Miguel plays in the Bolts East 2001 team.
DA Winter Showcase WrapUp
By  Jonathan Sigal from NE Soccer Journal
The Bolts U-19 team had a strong showing down at the Winter Showcase, as it went 1-1-1 to end the fall season on a positive note. They first beat Virginia Development Academy, 2-1, before dropping a 1-0 match against Breakers FC and drawing Albion SC, 2-2.
Class of 2021 midfielder  Lyndon Hu  (Acton) had a pair of goals, while Class of 2021 forward  Michael Balleani  (Woburn) marked his return from Nobles with a goal of his own. Bryant commit  David Medeiros  (South Attleboro) also scored. Princeton commit  Harry Roberts  (Wellesley), who also played for Nobles in the fall, got reintegrated into the XI. One interesting development is the continued reliance on Class of 2022 midfielder  Connor Gibson  (Newtonville), who’s a 2004 birth-year player. Defender  Henri Richter  (Newton) falls into the same bucket after featuring for Milton Academy in the fall.

Even though the Bolts U-17 team left Florida after a 3-0 loss against United Futbol Academy, a pair of 2-0 wins against Arsenal FC and Shattuck – St. Mary’s made it a strong trip overall. In the continued absence of  Marc Hiranandani  (Newton) due to injury, they heavily leaned upon  Triton Beauvois  (Malden) and  Alexzander Sansiveri  (Newton). A goalkeeper by trade, Class of 2022 prospect  Jack Doogue  (Weymouth) has also featured at forward and scored against Arsenal.
As far as some other uncommitted standouts to watch,  Lucas Vallejo Tato  (Cambridge)  Jason Zacarias  (Billerica) and  Alexander Basulto  (Revere) have all impressed.
Post Game Pool Session
Morning jog & stretch
Yoga on the beach
The Reds Are Coming!
Holiday Soccer Clinics with the Coaches from Manchester United Academy! 
 
Strikers United proudly presents a unique opportunity for soccer players of all abilities. Boys and Girls U9 - U14 will be split into appropriate groups to experience a fabulous soccer skills and technical training clinic, and learn to play the Manchester United way! Full time professional staff coaches from the world famous Manchester United Academ y , Lee Unsworth and Neil Gittins, will deliver these clinics based on the curriculum developed at Manchester United Academy's world famous Carrington Training Ground in Manchester, England.
 
Skills Clinics for All Ages and Abilities at the Mill Works Westford
Mornings
Friday Dec. 27 - Sunday Dec. 29
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Contact
Mitch Doherty  
Strikers United 
978-844-6589