ACADEMY & ECNL PRESEASON TRAINING
Two weeks of preseason training saw Bolts Development Academy and ECNL teams coming together and playing and preparing for their fall season. Curriculum included goal-setting for players and teams, Sports psychologist Stu Singer spoke to the groups to provide mental performance skills, our own natural food expert, Amy Rushton presented nutrition information and how to properly fuel before & after a game and much more! After 2 weeks of training the teams took their annual trek to PDA for a series of preseason matches against Academy teams like Red Bull, Cedar Stars and PDA.

DA Coach & Scouting Director, Dan Colwell said, "Preseason training was a huge success. It was a great way to start. Preparation for our fall season, brought all of our ECNL and DA players together at one location to train on the field but also spend time coming together as groups off the field. It helped us prepare for our preseason events and we are seeing some of the benefits early on in our fall season."

EEE Threat in Local Communities
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious disease caused by a virus spread to humans through the bite of a mosquito. Some towns in our area are under a higher threat level and are taking precautions to control mosquitoes. Mosquitoes last into September so here are some tings you can do to protect yourself.
  • Wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and sox even in hot weather
  • Apply insect repellent (read all warning labels and follow instructions for use)
  • Read More at Mass Dept of Health
How Jazz, Basketball & Family lifted Miles Robinson to MLS and the USMNT
Read about Bolts Alum, Arlington, MA native Miles Robinson in a recent article by MLSSoccer.com...
Miles Robinson won't ell you how good he is....
Boys ECNL Northeast Conference Preview
Now in its third season, the Boys ECNL has quickly established itself as a competitive league with quality development opportunities. Boston Bolts are so proud of all our ECNL players. Check out the 10 Bolts " ECNLPlayers to Watch" in the Conference Preview
SOCCER PARENT RESOURCE

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Take the Parent Guide Sideline Behavior Course and then complete 101, 201 or 301 depending on the age of your child(ren).
2nd Annual Sgt Michael Chesna Memorial Soccer Jamboree
was held on August 17th at Lovell Field in a Weymouth. The event is held in honor of Weymouth Police Officer, Michael Chesna, who was killed in July 2018 while protecting his community. Sgt. Chesna was a high school classmate of East Region Director Don Whitaker, and Don is the Event Director. 

The event welcomed 82 teams from over 23 communities in a one day soccer jamboree. The event raised over $54,000 this year which brings the two year event total to just over $100,000. The money raised from the event is divided between the Chesna Family Fund, the Vera Adams Reading Room at the Weymouth Town Library, and to scholarships for students at Weymouth and Hanover High School who will be pursuing a college degree in Criminal Justice. 

The Bolts support this event with a contribution each year and Don and his efforts in putting on this wonderful event to help his community and others honor Sergeant Chesna and the law enforcement community overall.


AS Roma Coaches Visit
This week two coaches from AS Roma visited our Academy, ECNL as well as Boston & East Region NEP teams. Coach Carmine and Coach Claudio conducted technical training sessions, Coaches Education, presented new curriculum and met with AS Roma club owners.
All of our DA and ECNL players were exposed to Roma training sessions. Roma Coaches attended the home games at Valeo at the end of the week to provide evaluation and feedback to players and coaches.
BOLTS COLUMBUS CUP

Boston Bolts are pleased to announce the 2nd annual Boston Bolts Columbus Cup Soccer Tournament on October 12th & 13th, 2019. This event is open to boys and girls teams from 2005-2011 from throughout the Northeast Region with a strong reputation for player development, fair play, and success at state, regional, and national levels. All games will be played on top level turf facilities. If you are interested in volunteering during the event, please email Tournament Director
Pictured above : Teams playing at the Chesna Memorial Tournament
Pictured Above :2006DA Team training with the AS Roma Coaches this week
The New Balance Marketing team visited the Bolts this summer. Bolts players tested 2 new cleat styles and those who participated received a new pair of NB Furon or Tekela cleats. Check out the video -->