Hello Select Families,

Here is our weekly recap for the week of April 10th!

Key highlights for this week include Select's Featured Coach, the Spring Season's first outdoor games, and much more! 

Thank you!
Assistant Communication Director 
Quick Links

  • Spring Season practice schedules are now available on our website! As always, feel free to contact your team manager or the club with any questions.   
  • REMINDER: There will be no optional practice this Friday, April 14th in observance of Good Friday.
  • No Games this weekend, April 16th! Happy Easter everyone!
  • There will also be no training next week due to April Vacation Camp!  We hope to see you all there.  More information regarding Camp can be found below.
  • We are very excited that our Spring Season is underway! Being outdoors has been great this past week! We are looking forward to warmer weather and sunshine :)
  • Congratulations to all the teams who played this past weekend! We can't wait to see everyone's success this Spring Season! Go Select!
Upcoming Events:  

Spring Training:  
Schedules are now online!  Please dress appropriately for the weather and remember to double check your practice schedules on the website.

April Vacation Camp:
Make sure you sign up for April Vacation Camp as soon as possible! We are very excited for camp to start! Remember that Session 1 is open to both Select and Non-Select Players so invite your kids' best friends to register for camp!

April Vacation Camp
Tuesday, April 18th - Thursday April 20th
Registration now open!

Annual Golf Tournament: 
Friday, May 12th
Registration now open!

Welcome to Select Camp:
June 27th-29th  

Week of July 10th - Location TBD

Sunday, April 9th 
Game Recaps

Finally!! Our first games of the Spring Season commenced this weekend, with the exception of U14 Elite Blue and U13 Elites who had their first games last weekend. Congratulations to all of our teams for your hard work and commitment to success.  We are so proud of you all! Here are just some of the awesome highlights from yesterday:
  • U9, Lancaster: Won both games this weekend!
  • U13 Pre Elite: 1- 0 Win! Goal scored by Abigail Manning in the last minute of play.
  • U14 Elite (Blue): 2-1 Win, Isabella Santos & Caleigh Tryder scored for Select.
  • U14 Pre Elite: 7-0 Win, goals scored by Sheridan Hall (hat-trick),  Emily Phelps (2 goals), Tiana Wakefield and Emma Morris
  • U16 Elites played against the #2 ranked team in Maine and won 2-0. Linden Stadtlander scored both goals.
  • U17 Elite won their game 2-0 the girls played a beautiful game of soccer together.  Tess Downes and Zoe Lindauer scored the goals for Select
  • U19s beat GPS Metro North Elite 7-1.  Goals were scored by Sinead Hanley (hat-trick), Annabella Walsh, Brooke Cavino and Sammy Smith.
Each week, we will feature different teams so don't worry if you don't see your team mentioned.
PDA Tournament Recap 
April 8th-9th

This past weekend, our U10 Elites & U11 APs played in the PDA Soccer Tournament in Somerset, New Jersey. Our teams played against some of the best teams in the Region.  Our U10s even played up an age group! What a great weekend with our families and players.   Congratulations on your hard work ladies! #likeagirl

April Vacation Camp!

Don't forget to sign up for April Vacation Camp ASAP! There will be two separate sessions taking place for camp this year so be sure to register for the correct times!


Session 1:                                              Session 2:
Ages: U13 & Under                              AgesU14 & Up
Day: Tuesday - Thursday                     Day: Tuesday - Thursday
Date: April 18th - 20th                          Date: April 18th - 20th
Time: 8am - 11:30am                           Time: 2pm - 5:30pm

*Please note that Session 1 is Open to the Public! 

4th Annual Golf Tournament

This year's 4th Annual South Shore Select Golf Tournament will be held Friday, May 12th at the South Shore Country Club at 1pm.  This year, funds will be donated to Select families in need of financial support, St. Jude's Hospital and South Shore Select Enrichment Programs.  We only have a maximum of 32 groups so be sure to register ASAP! 

As always, we will be holding a dinner afterwards, beginning at 6pm.  We welcome all non-golfers to join us for dinner at the end of the tournament.  For more information and details, please check out our website or email us!

Leadership Workshop!

South Shore Select will be partnering up with Edgework Consulting to run a leadership workshop this Spring on Thursdays for our girls.  

We are excited to offer our girls a unique opportunity to complete a four part leadership training series exclusive to our players.

Over the 4 weeks, players will learn the following:
  • An increased understanding of leadership qualities and styles to further develop strengths as a leader.
  • A toolkit to build confidence and resiliency.
  • Effective communication & accountability skills for emerging leaders to use on and off the field.
Registration for this workshop is now open.  Register now!

                        Register Here                                               Register Here
        (U13 & Up: Elite, Pre Elite, Premier)                            (U13 & Up: AP) 
          All U12 Players

Select's Featured Coach
      Jay Woodward
Select's  Goalkeeper Director 

We are very excited to have Jay Woodard continue to work with our goalies this Spring Season. Jay is one of the top goalie coaches in the region and we are very honored to have him as a part of our family.

Jay Woodward is the owner of the American Keeper Company, one of the premier goalkeeper training/clinics in the Northeast.  The American Keeper Company has provided specialized elite level goalkeeping training since 2008.  He has shared his experiences as a player (USL-PDL Cape Code Crusaders) and elite coach (MLS New England Revolution) to enrich his player's technical, tactical, and mental skills.

Jay was most recently the Goalkeeper Coach of the Wheaton College Women's Soccer team, for a second time. Before joining Wheaton he was the Head Coach at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth from 2014-2015, and in 2009 Jay was appointed Head Assistant Women's Coach at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.  He was responsible for organizing and managing the day-to-day operations of a nationally-ranked Division II program transitioning to Division I, as well as overseeing and training the Goalkeepers for both the men and the women. During his tenure with the Cardinal women, Incarnate Word posted an overall record of 29-17-10 (.607) and a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the 2009 NCAA Division II tournament.

Jay also served as the head women's soccer coach at Johnson & Wales (R.I.) between 2006 and 2009.  He was responsible for all facets of the Wildcats program, including the management of the team budget, recruitment of prospective student-athletes, coordination and implementation of the Division III philosophy. The 2006 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year directed Johnson & Wales to an overall record of 29-41-5 and two appearances in the GNAC Championship tournament.  He mentored a total of 10 All-GNAC selections, including the 2006 Player of the Year in Leah Farrar.

Prior to joining the Wildcats, Woodward was the women's assistant coach at Wheaton College (Mass.).  Serving as the goalkeeper's coach, the Lyons advanced to the national quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III tournament between 2003 and 2005, including a trip to the national semifinals in 2004.  In 2004, Wheaton tied the NCAA record for shutouts (22) in a single-season.

The Weymouth, Mass. native played his intercollegiate soccer at Franklin Pierce and Northeastern University.  He currently holds an Advanced National and Advanced National Goalkeeping coaching license from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Jay will be an exceptional resource for our goalkeepers and coaches and we can not wait to see how much they improve this Spring under his tutelage.

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Practice MVPs are Back!

We are taking this opportunity to recognize our young girls who bring a positive attitude and hard work ethic to training with our weekly practice MVPs.  We understand the amount of hard work and dedication each player puts into Select and this is the perfect way to highlight our girls after every session.  Check out our instagram page to see this week's MVPs @ssselect.


Special thanks to all of the Select families who have submitted valuable content for us to use on our website and newsletters. If you have any Select images, important information or fun updates that you would like us to feature on our website, app or newsletter, please email it to us.  Thanks so much!