September 10th, Waltham, MA 2018; Fall is descending upon us quicker than we imagine. This past weekend was marked by brisk temperatures and an overcast sky. For many this can signal the end of summer fun, but for those youth soccer enthusiasts in New England it can mean only one thing: the kickoff of the New England Premiership (NEP) Fall season.
GPS MA are celebrating their eighth season as a member of the NEP and are looking to build on last year’s success in the league where the club captured the U16 ENPL Boys National Championship and were runners-up in the U16 Girls NPL Championship. This fall will see 192 GPS MA teams from across the state compete from U9 to U15.
“Opening day is always one of the most exciting days of the soccer season and yesterday certainly reminded us that the fall has begun,” said GPS Premier Director Matt Hardiman. “We are looking forward to a great couple of months and excited to see our players and teams grow in the NEP environment”.
GPS players go through a rigorous training program throughout the Fall Season training 2/3 times during the week depending on their team level. Training sessions follow weekly themes as designated by the GPS Technical Department’s Developing Player Plan. The DPP is a comprehensive curriculum that provides players age-specific provision, ensuring players are on the right path to reach their maximum potential.
By employing a consistent curriculum GPS teams are not only reacting to the performances of the team over a specific weekend but are instead consistently introducing and working on key topics all season long to ensure longer-term development.
In addition to the NEP, GPS U8 teams will participate in the club’s in-house Early Development League (EDL) with 3-5 year olds getting their first kicks with the GPS Juniors program. These grassroots programs run across MA and are perfect for players looking for supplemental training.
For more information on the GPS program, please click here.