NSC Champions League
(NSCCL) 3rd-6th Grade
The Needham Soccer Club Champions League (NSCCL), is for players of all levels in Grade 3-6 and is designed for players to play recreational soccer and continue their development in a low pressure, fun environment. The focus is on player development and fun. All practices, games and events are ‘in-town’ on Needham fields.
The NSCCL program runs in 2 separate seasons (Fall & Spring) of approximately 8-9 weeks with separate registration for each season for players and coaches.
Click the headings below to learn more about our NSCCL program
4 single Gender Divisions:
Teams play 1 weekend game each week on Saturdays or Sundays, and have 1 90 minute team practice with their team each week on a weeknight (typically, but not always, 6:00 – 7:30pm).
In addition, each team gets access to 4 Saturday morning skills clinics throughout the season, where players get the opportunity to work with professional coaches from New England Revolution Academy (supported by team volunteer coaches).
Teams are assigned to specific clinic weekends and time slots, with boys clinic days and girls clinic days.
Players are placed on a team for each season and assigned a volunteer coach (or coaches).
During registration, there is opportunity to make a friend request that will be reviewed by our program directors, though we are unable to guarantee those requests. Typically teams are built with the aim of having 2-3 players from the same school, but there are no ‘one school’ teams e.g. there is no “Mitchell team”
We are unable to accept requests for a practice day or specific coach (parent coach aside).
Between Fall and Spring, teams typically will stay similar, but there will usually be some reshuffling based on registration numbers, new players and players not returning for Spring, as well as 3rd Grade players that are selected to the Spring Travel team. Returning players are not guaranteed to stay with the same coach/team.
All coaches and assistants must register with the club and be in compliance with all mandatory SafeSport requirements
The Needham 300 Jamboree
In 2010, as part of the town of Needham tercentennial celebrations NSC first held the Needham 300 Jamboree for our NSCCL teams. This has since become an annual tradition, and one of the highlights of the NSC calendar.
Usually held in October, the jamboree sees all our NSCCL teams take part in 2 additional games on the turf at Defazio Park. The event runs all day, into the evening with later games taking place under the lights.
Our Spring season culminates with an always exciting, play off style tournament for our NSCCL teams, crowing champions in each division.
All NSCCL teams are entered into the play offs with brackets formed based on regualar season standings and single elimination games taking place over the course of a week to 10 days in June, finishing up with a ‘Finals Day’.
Fall season typically runs early September – Mid November
Fall 2020 Registration will run June 1st – July 1st
Spring season typically runs early April – early June
Spring Soccer Registration runs October 1st – 31st
Registrations are stills accepted after the deadlines, but with no guarantee of being placed on a team.