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Pre-Academy

Boys Pre-Academy (1998 & 2000 birth year)

The Pre-Academy focuses on preparing players for the Development Academy, the highest level of play in the Bolts player system.  The Bolts were one of 78 Clubs across the United States to be selected by US Soccer Federation to participate in this exclusive program.   Age groups for pre-Academy are based on player’s year of birth (i.e. 1998 or 2000).  Most participating clubs are members of US Soccer Development Academy (USSDA).  The US Club Soccer– Northeast Pre-Academy League was created to provide a league that is (i) focused on long-term development; (ii) for the region’s top boys soccer clubs, allowing consistent, meaningful high-level games appropriately scheduled with higher training-to-game ratios; (iii) that allows players to be scouted and evaluated by US Soccer National Staff and Technical Advisors; (iv) that is designed and structured by the member clubs, based on the needs of the member clubs; (v) using international rules of competition; and (vi) that provides an avenue for qualification for a national NPL League Champions Cup. 

Teams practice three/four times per week and play games on Saturday and/or Sunday.  Practices are held in Waltham, Newton, Southboro, Bedford, Acton and Cambridge.  In addition to practices and games, teams play in two to three tournaments per year.  Club fees for the 2013-14 playing seasons are $2700.   

Program
Pre-Academy U13-U15 (players born in 1998 OR 2000)
League
Northeast Pre-Academy League
Division
Seacoast (NH), FCGB (MA), Oakwood (CT), Albertson (NYE), FC Westchester (NYE), Met Oval (NYE), BW Gottschee (NYE), Match Fit (NJ), NJSA (NJ), Columbia (MD), Bethesda (MD) as well as out of conference games v. opponents: New England Revolution (MA), PDA (NJ), PA Classics (PA), etc.
Format
11 v 11
League Games
22
Total Practices
80+
Post-Season Playoffs
League Champions Cup (early June)
Fall Season
September-November; 2x per week team practice and technical training with Bolts staff coaches; game(s) on Saturday or Sunday
Winter Season
January-March; 1x per week team training & futsal league
Spring Season
April-June; 2x per week team practice and technical session with Bolts staff coaches; game on Saturday or Sunday
Tournaments
Bayside FC Bolts (Father’s Day)
Scouting Showcase Tournaments
Columbus Day and President’s Day
Practice Fields
Waltham, Newton, Acton, Bedford and Cambridge
Practice Times
Range: 6:00-9:30 pm; younger age groups start the earliest
Home Field (Games)
Citizens Bank Fields Lancaster OR Mount Ida College, Newton
Goalkeeper Clinics
Fall, Winter and Spring (8-10 sessions per season)
Celtic pre-Season Camp
August at Mount Ida College in Newton; included in tuition



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