Hello Select Families,

Here is our weekly recap for the week of March 27th!

Key highlights for this week include Seacoast & Jefferson Cup Tournament Recap, Select's Featured Coach, Spring Schedule update and much more! 

Thank you!
Assistant Communication Director 
Quick Links

  • Spring Season practice schedules are now available on our website!  Outdoor practice will begin the first week of April (next week) so be sure to check our website and/or App!  We will continue with our Winter training schedule for the remainder of this week.  As always, feel free to contact your team manager or the club with any questions.   
  • That's a wrap on Spring Pre-season tournaments!  Congrats to all of our teams who took part in the Seacoast Tournament and the Jefferson Cup this weekend!  We are so proud of all of our players, coaches and families.  Thank you for representing us in the best way possible.
  • Our Spring Season begins this coming weekend! Be sure to check your schedules as to when and where you are playing this weekend!

Upcoming Events:  

Spring Training:  
Schedules are now available online!  Please follow the normal winter indoor training schedule for this week, unless otherwise noted, and next week we switch over to our Spring calendar.  

Spring League Games:
Sunday, April 2nd 
The first spring outdoor league game is scheduled for April 2nd. Mark your calendars!

April Vacation Camp
Tuesday, April 20th - Thursday April 23rd
Registration now open!

Annual Golf Tournament: 
Friday, May 12th 

Welcome to Select Camp:
June 27th-29th  

Week of July 10th - location TBD

Seacoast Tournament Recap!

We are very proud of all of our teams that competed at the Seacoast event in New Hampshire this past weekend. All of the girls did great. Way to represent!

  • U12 Elite (Blue) - Champions
  • U12 Elite (White ) - Finalists

Jefferson Cup College Showcase

Congratulations to our U15 and U16 AP teams for crushing it down in Virginia at the Jefferson Cup.  Both teams ended with a 1-1-1 record playing against the top teams in the country.  The 16s went out with a bang after defeating PDA ECNL (New Jersey) 2-1 in their final game of the weekend.  The 15s lost to PDA 2-1 who ended up winning the tournament.  Congrats to all of the girls representing Massachusetts and South Shore Select.

Select U14 AP Featured on Jefferson Cup website!

The Jefferson Cup wrote a fantastic article about our U14 Champions from last weekend's tournament!  Here is what it read:

U-14 Championship Division

Massachusetts side South Shore Select U-14 AP capped off a perfect run at the Jefferson Cup with a fourth straight win in Sunday's championship match against BRYC Elite Academy 03/04. South Shore defeated the Virginia State Cup champions 3-1 in the final, finishing the tournament with another outstanding effort on both sides of the pitch.

Forward  Allyson Sentnor (Hanson) was a dominant force for South Shore, showcasing her playmaking and goal scoring abilities while also applying heavy defensive pressure against the opposing back lines as they tried to advance the ball.

Meanwhile, South Shore gave up only two goals over the course of the four matches.  Lilly Reale (Rockland)Hannah Callanan (Scituate)Kendal McCluskey (Scituate) and  Ava Melia (Hanson) each covered significant ground throughout the defensive zone, while also making passes and starting runs into the midfield. Goalkeeper  Katherine Lynch (Hanover) was terrific in net when called upon, as she and her teammates held their 
prolific opponents in check.

South Shore earned clean sheets against ECNL sides Gwinnett S occer Academy and Maryland United FC in group play, and gave up just o ne goal each to BRYC and Ohio South State Cup champion Cincinnati United Premier 03 Gold."

Congrats, girls, on a very successful tournament!

Lilly Reale, Coach Liz Lima and proud dad J eff Reale 'even more excited  than his daughter'!
Leadership Workshop!

South Shore Select will be partnering up with Edgework Consulting to run a leadership workshop this Spring on Tuesdays or 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.
We will be releasing registration for this workshop this Thursday evening at 5:30pm (in fairness to all).   We anticipate that this program will fill up quickly, so please register early to avoid disappointment.  More details to come.

Select's Ava Melia Invited to id2 Training Camp

Congratulations to our very own Ava Melia who represented Massachusetts and South Shore Select out in Indiana this past week at the Nike id2 camp!  The id2 training camps are held for the best players in the country and we are so proud of Ava.  
Ava has been playing with Select since she first started playing soccer at the age of 7!  Currently, Ava plays for our U14 AP team as an outside back.  She was a key component to the team's success at the Jefferson Cup last weekend, as she was responsible for covering the opponent's most threatening players.
"Ava is one of the most intelligent and humble kids we know.   She gives 100% at every practice and game she plays in and she epitomizes what it means to be a Select player", said AP Program Director, Liz Lima.  We couldn't be more proud of her success and we look forward to seeing all of the amazing things she will continue to do, both on and off the field.  Awesome job, Ava!

Parent Policies & Expectations Review

We are very excited to kick off the Spring Season this weekend! After a winter of hard work and dedication, we are eager to watch all of our players shine this Spring! If you have any questions regarding your game or training schedule, please contact your team manager!   

Please take the time to re familiarize yourself with our Parent Policies and Expectations which can be found here on our website!   Please remember only positive and  encouraging  words from the sidelines!  

We want to thank you once again for being a part of our Select family. We appreciate your support and encouragement.  It is important for coaches, players and parents to act and represent our organization in a positive manner on and off the field.

Our primary goal is to cultivate a positive environment for our players and families and we need your help to do this!

We really appreciate all of our players and  families  Go Select!

Lilly Reale Recognized as Top Academic Scholar

Congratulations to our very own Lilly Reale who is being recognized as a Top Academic Scholar at the John Rogers Middle School in May.  Lilly is a member of South Shore Select's U14 AP team.  Her coach, AP director Liz Lima, says about Lilly, "Lilly is one of the hardest working kids I have ever met both on and off the field.  She is also one of the most positive and encouraging human beings and she deserves every success."

Lilly was also our 2016-2017 South Shore Select Player of the Year.   Keep up the great work Lilly!  We are so proud of you!

Players vs Coaches This Friday!
End of winter event!

What better way to end the Winter season then with some music, celebration and a chance to play against the coaches.  All players are welcome to play against their favorite Select Coaches! Everyone is also welcome to join us after for some drinks and pizza in the Skybox Lounge.  This will be a great event and rally to get all ages and coaches excited about our Spring season.

Date:   Friday, March 31st 
Times:  4PM - 5:30PM
All players are encouraged to hang around for a pizza party and cheer on all SELECT players against the coaches. 

          Select's Featured Coach
          Brendan Hamilton

Brendan joined South Shore Select this past Fall. Growing up, Brendan played both soccer and baseball.  As a baseball player, he played on the All-Star baseball team (including playing in Cooperstown at age 12) from age 8-16.  As a soccer goalie, Brendan played for North Attleboro High School. During his senior year, his team was ranked number 2 in the state.  He also had 17 shut outs out of the 21 games he played in that year. He also swam and ran track in high school.

Brendan continued his soccer career at Nichols College in Dudley, MA where he was a four year starter.  During his junior year there, his team made it to NCAA Tournament, largely due to Brendan's 11 shut outs.  Brendan was ranked in the top five for goalkeepers in three categories which were Save Percentage, Shut Outs, and Goals Against Average.  He also made the First Team All New England and First Team Conference.  That year was also the first time that his school ever made the NCAA Tournament.  

After college, Brendan was invited to the Info Sport Pro Combine, which was coached by multiple MLS and NASL Coaches.  There, he was coached by the assistant coach of the Chicago Fire.  Brendan was ranked 16 out of the 36 goalies that attended. 

Brendan began coaching after his experience at the Sport Pro Combine. He started as the North Attleboro High School J.V. Coach.  He then took a job as a Nichols College Men's Assistant Coach, helping the team to the second NCAA appearance in 2014, while also coaching for the club, Kings FC. 

He made the move to South Shore Select this Fall and we could not be happier to welcome Brendan to our Select family.  He is a true class act and he is Select through and through!

Brendan's parents' names are Brian and Rosie and he has a younger sister named Melodie who works at Massachusetts General Hospital. 
      A Head of the Game
       Start Smart. Finish Strong

In  the United States, over 300,000 sports-related concussions soccer annually. and the likelihood of suffering a concussion while playing  a contact sport is estimated to be as high as 19% per year of play/  More than 62,000 concussions are sustained each year in high school contact sports.

Dear Parents,

Having a Baseline test in place is an invaluable tool used by doctors to determine the severity of a concussion and to provide proper treatment. Along with physical assessment, ImPACT testing puts a strong foundation in place to manage the concussion properly and return your student athlete to school and to play.  ImPACT testing is a computerized neurocognitive exam that measures your child's cognitive abilities such as recall, reaction time and pattern recognition.  The test takes approximately 35 minutes to administer. Test scores on ImPACTS secure site and are password protected.  Test results are provided to ImPACT Specialists if an injury is suspected.  Test scores are then compared to the baseline test.  Post injury testing and visits are provided by Credential ImPACT Consultants listed on the ImPACT website. BASELINE TESTING IS $45 AND IS VALID FOR 2 YEARS. South Shore Select will cover this fee for any of our U11 and Up players who get a baseline test though Jeanine Donato.  

Please contact Jeanine Donato directly to book your appointment today. 
[email protected] | 781.424. 3026

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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! 

What's Happening at the
South Shore Sports Center:

Sponsorship Opportunities
The South Shore Sports Center is now offering an exciting new opportunity for you to display your business to an active audience.  We have multiple levels of sponsorships available as well as various marketing outlets to build brand exposure. 

You now have the opportunity to display your business on our field boards, place your logo on our champion t-shirts, or offer our audience a special savings via the South Shore Select app and much more.  If you are interested in any or several of these opportunities, or have any questions please email us

All Sport Summer Fun Camp  - Open Registration 
The Jamboree began in 1995 and has become a multi-sport fun camp with skills competitions, games, and activities.  Sports and activities include soccer, basketball, capture the flag, baseball, kickball, Dr. Spie, volleyball and touch football.  This camp is a great opportunity for an individual to experience and participate in the excitment of several sports and activities.  Come join us for a fun filled exciting week that will surely be a summer treat.

Lost and Found:

There are several red sweatshirts and black game zip ups that have been recovered! If you have lost yours, stop by the lost and found (between rink 2 and 3) and pick it up at your convenience!