NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS | November 6, 2019 2:14 pm | Matt Murray
New Tier to NSC Futsal Academy!
Needham Soccer Club is excited to officially announce the launch of our new BAYS Invitational Futsal Program! What started as an experiment last winter will now become a staple to our NSC Player Development Program as a whole, with benefits to all of our NSC players. This program is the first of its kind to… View Article
Needham Soccer Club is excited to officially announce the launch of our new BAYS Invitational Futsal Program! What started as an experiment last winter will now become a staple to our NSC Player Development Program as a whole, with benefits to all of our NSC players.
This program is the first of its kind to be offered to the members of our club. It is designed and intended to help our players take control of their individual development by creating better opportunities and environments for them to advance their game at a rate appropriate for not only their current level of play but more importantly by their drive, ambition and love for the sport.
So what exactly is it? The BAYS Invitational offers boys and girls, ages 8 – 12 from our BAYS Travel Teams, the opportunity to receive supplemental training from the New England Revolution Academy coaching staff over the course of the winter months (January – March). This advanced program provides our Professional Coaching Staff the opportunity to create a more controlled environment to better challenge and develop our kids in a professional and fun atmosphere. Intended for our more committed, focused and passionate players this unique experience will inspire the players to improve their skills, creativity and decision making by utilizing a technical, tactical, physical and mental training model approach.
While this program is intended for our BAY players, its benefits go well beyond this group. For starters the immediate benefit of adding this program will mean we are essentially doubling the number of kids at these grades who will be able to get Futsal Training over the winter with our professional coaching staff from the Revolution Academy! More open training slots at our current 3&4th & 5&6th grades open Futsal Academy means more of our NSCCL players get to work together each session during the winter as well in our “Open Academy Sessions”!
The biggest benefit to this new tier of our Futsal Academy is hidden its name as our professional coaching staff, led by our Director of Coaching, will be given the opportunity to identify players from our open session and invite them to participate in these new invitational sessions! Empowering our Revolution coaches with this type of player identification, will give our NSCCL players the opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for their commitment to the club by creating an avenue for them to challenge themselves by playing with their peers in these invitational groups.
By better leveraging our partnership with the New England Revolution Academy and utilizing they’re Professional Coaches in more controlled environments, we believe we can give all of players the tools and opportunities they need to get to whatever level of the game they aspire to. (Hopefully inspiring everyone to stay & play together at NHS, fingers crossed!) It is yet another step forward for the club in achieving our goal of creating a truly holistic developmental ladder for our players and families to climb as they desire and grow in Needham.