The GPS Premier Program provides year round training and games for players aged 13-19 who aspire to achieve excellence.
The Premier Program at U13-U18 program continues to be split per region and provides year round opportunities U13/U14 whilst players aged U16 and up join after completion of High School season. For players at age U15, GPS provides a year-round and post-high school option depending on whether the player is at High School or not.
The Premier Program is divided into tiers and players are selected onto teams based on ability, attitude, commitment to the game and what GPS think is best for the player’s development. The State Elite teams consist of the best players identified from all GPS regions who train at a convenient central location, and participate in the US Club Soccer National Premier League (NPL).
Below each State Elite team are Regional Elite and Select teams who compete in the New England Premiership plus both State, Regional and National events depending on the level of the group.
Each tier provides curriculum based on the four pillars of the game, technical, tactical, physical and psychological. There will be less movement between each tier of the program than in the Junior Premier Program, but the GPS staff reserve the right to move players up and down. Both Elite and Select teams will train side by side to provide connectivity throughout the year.
Our emphasis is player-centric with development the number one priority. We focus on the technical, tactical, physical and psychological development of individual players on a pathway towards maximizing their full potential. The winning tradition that has been established over the past decade is based on each player improving significantly over the time they are with the club. All players conduct themselves at all times in accordance with the GPS Premier Team player code of conduct.