Sunday November 24, 2013
Technical Session Canceled
FC Massachusetts Fall 2013
Girls Summer Academy Announced
The Matz Girls Soccer Academy and Top 100 Girls Soccer Academy are now offering girls ages 11-17 an environment in which they are able to experience high level training sessions, small sided games, and full match play in a residential camp
The Top 100 Girls Soccer Academy will be staffed by coaches from UMass, UCONN, Harvard and Northeastern. Click on the link for information on both Academy's.
Derek Shea named Under 10-14 Technical Director
FC Massachusetts is pleased to announced Derek Shea as its Technical Director for Boys and Girls Ages 10-14. Shea enters his first season with FC Massachusetts and will also join the Amherst's College men's soccer staff. Shea has a varied club and high school coaching career in the Pioneer Valley. A former volunteer assistant at UMass, Shea has served as a coach in the local area, while also working with boys and girls' high school programs in Amherst. Helping to run numerous local clinics, including the UMass camps, he holds a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Diploma.
A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Shea earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from North Adams State College (currently MCLA) in 1992. While at North Adams, Shea earned All-New England recognition on three occasions, twice being named to the first team. A two-year captain, he helped North Adams earn a pair of NCAA Tournament berths and is a member of the school's Hall of Fame. After playing professionally for the Albany Alleycats of the USL, he earned a master's in education from UMass before working for several area schools. Currently an Assistant Principal at Crocker Farm Elementary School, Shea resides in Amherst with his wife Natalie and two children, Aidan and Maddie.
FC Massachusetts New Coaches
Coach Ryan Kelly and Dave Serafino
FC Massachusetts Boys Under 11 Coached by Dave Serafino will compete in Maple and practice in East Longmeadow. Coach Serafino is the East Longmeadow Boys Varsity Soccer Coach. FC Massachusetts Girls Under 12 and Coach Ryan Kelly will also train in East Longmeadow. For information on these two or any FC Massachusetts team please contact the coache directly or firstname.lastname@example.org
FC Massachusetts was officially accepted in the New England Premiership in 2010. The NEP league is comprised of the best boys and girls clubs in New England. The FC Mass teams will be competing against some of the best teams in New England while playing at the best facilities in the region.
FC Massachusetts Under 11 Boys (East Longmeadow) will compete in the MAPLE Soccer League.