As we see the final weeks of fall soccer approaching, there are a lot of great options to continue playing and growing. I've collected some contact info for options for recreational, club, and competitive development programs for all ages.
Recreational - Teams forming
Winter - Bancroft Winter Soccer League (Worcester)
Winter - Five Star Soccer Academy (Oxford)
Winter - Teamworks (Northborough)
Winter - ForeKicks (Marlborough)
Spring - Mountain Soccer Club (Sterling, Rutland, Princeton, Paxton, West Boylston) - Registering now for team placement evaluations (U10/U12).
Club - Many have guest player options to attend training sessions
The most common question asked is, "when is it right for my daughter or son to play in a club program?". The club programs focus on long-term development and have a variety of styles to help the player grow. The "club" environment is a faster pace and a focuses on a greater cognitive/physical/technical challenge with professional coaches. Many clubs have "Junior Academy" programs that emphasize the core skills and cognitive tools for long-term development. Starting at any age has benefits, while starting younger has unique advantages for a strong foundation throughout their soccer lives.
FC Stars (Worcester) - I'm a coach in the program. I can answer questions or you can connect with Dave Noel (Regional Manager). I love the development challenge players take on and the collaboration among the coaches to help them achieve their goals.
Best FC (Westborough)
Spirit of Liverpool (Oxford)
Fall/Winter/Spring Mass Youth Soccer's Town Select League (TSL - Lancaster/Worcester)
Summer - Mass Youth Soccer's District Select Program (DSP - District 6 Lancaster) 6 week intensive development program. I'm a coach in the program and highly recommend it for club and competitive players looking to continue playing in preparation for their middle/high school/club programs.
Best of luck in the final few weeks and let me know if I can help.
"As a coach, board member and new SYSA VP, I've likely seen and heard a lot of what you may be wondering how to manage as a parent or player. Great kids with supportive parents make it all a "once in a lifetime" experience.