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Pre-Academy

Boys Pre-Academy (1999 & 2001 & 2002 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, and the only club in Massachusetts with Pre-Academy teams to prepare for the step to DAP.

Age groups for pre-Academy are based on player’s birth year (i.e. 1999, 2001 or 2002).  Most participating clubs are members of US Soccer Development Academy (USSDA).  The US Club Soccer– Northeast Pre-Academy League (NEPAL) was created to provide a league that is:

(1) Focused on long-term development

(2) For the region’s top boys soccer clubs, allowing consistent, meaningful high-level games appropriately scheduled with higher training-to-game ratios

(3) That allows players to be scouted and evaluated by US Soccer National Staff and Technical Advisors

(4) Designed and structured by the member clubs, based on the needs of the member clubs;

(5) Using international rules of competition

(6) 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, Southborough, Acton-Boxboro and Cambridge.  In addition to practices and games, teams play in two to three tournaments per year.  Tuition $2750/player

Program
THREE Pre-Academy U12-U15 teams (players born in 1999 OR 2001 OR 2002)
League
Northeast Pre-Academy League
Division
NORTH: Seacoast (NH), FC Botls Celtic (MA), Beachside South Central (CT), Oakwood (CT), Albertson (NYE), Everton FC Westchester (NYE), Met Oval (NYE), BW Gottschee (NYE) and other games including opponents like Red Bull (NYE), DC United (MD), Match Fit (NJ), FC Delco (PA), PDA (NJ), Bethesda-Olney (MD), S.A.C (MD)
Format
2002 will play 8v8; 1999 & 2001 will play 11 v 11
League Games
20-24
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
Disney Showcase Thanksgiving for 2001 and Christmas for 1999s
Scouting Showcase Tournaments
Columbus Day and President’s Day
Practice Fields
Acton-Boxboro, Bedford, Waltham, Newton and Cambridge
Practice Times
Range: 6:00-9:30 pm; younger age groups start the earliest
Home Field (Games)
Mount Ida College, Newton or St. Mark's School, Southborough
Goalkeeper Clinics
Fall, Winter and Spring (8-10 sessions per season)
Celtic pre-Season Camp
late July at Mount Ida College in Newton; included in tuition

International Tour                   Glasgow Celtic in Scotland in February, 2015



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