Development Academy Tryouts 2017/18


The Development Academy team tryouts will be by 'invitation only'.  Those current DA players, who are guaranteed a spot on next year's roster, will be given an official offer prior to June 5th.  Academy coaches will be attending the ECNL tryouts to select the ECNL teams, so if a player who is trying out for the ECNL teams demonstrate Academy-level skills, he will be identified by a member of the Academy staff.

Bolts will offer the full range of DA teams in 2017/18

  • U12 (2006)
  • U13 (2005)
  • U14 (2004)
  • U15 (2003) new Academy age group this season
  • U16/17 (2002 & 2001)
  • U18/19 (2000 & 1999)

Questions about Development Academy teams should be directed to or

Bolts US Soccer Development Academy ID Centers

ID Centers


FC Boston Bolts is pleased to announce its Boys US Soccer Development Academy ID Centers. Our ID Centers will allow players the opportunity to display their talents in front of our DA coaching staff. The FC Boston Bolts is the only Full US Development Academy member club in Massachusetts and will also start Boys ECNL league play in the fall of 2017.

The Boys DA & Boys ECNL ID Centers will be used for the Bolts Academy coaching staff to evaluate and form both the DA and ECNL teams in the appropriate age groups. The pool of players that form both the DA and ECNL teams in each age group will be assessed at the same time together.


April 26th - Wednesday - Harvard University - 6:45pm

May 15th - Monday - Mount Ida College - 6:30pm


May 8th - Monday - Mount Ida College - 6:30pm


May 10th - Wednesday - Mount Ida College - 6:30pm

2003, 2002 & 2001 ID Centers to be announced soon

Pre-Register for the ID Centers Click HERE

For more information regarding the ID Centers and all other birth year Boys DA and Boys ECNL teams, please email Dan Colwell at

Bolts AS Roma Advanced Development Program (ADP)

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Bolts AS Roma Advanced Development Program (ADP)  


The Bolts / AS Roma Advanced Development Program (ADP) is a high-level training environment designed to challenge a player's technical ability, speed of play, and comfort levels on the ball.  The ADP will provide a pathway for players striving to play in the US Development Academy and the newly formed Boys ECNL. As an official youth partner of AS Roma, FC Boston Bolts receives training curriculum and other great resources directly from the AS Roma Youth Academy which is ranked #1 in Italy.
The ADP will be directed by Bolts Boys Director and Academy coach Dan Colwell.  All Bolts Academy Staff will be involved in the program including former professional players and current Bolts Academy coaches Andy Dorman and Shalrie Joseph!  This program is open to all age appropriate players, both current Bolts and players from other clubs. The ADP will provide a platform for player identification and to experience a Academy type training environment.
Details coming soon for 2018 ADP Program
Compete Indoor Sports is a brand new state of the art 25,000 square foot indoor training facility conveniently located in Norwood.
For any questions regarding the program, please email 

US Soccer Development Academy


Contact Chris Payne or Marco Koolman with any questions about Development Academy Tryouts and Teams

Chris Payne      Marco Koolman


Bolts Development Academy

FC Boston Bolts were one of the original eleven youth soccer clubs selected for the US Soccer Development Academy. The US Soccer Academy provides our players unprecedented training methods, and the ultimate exposure to college and US National Team coaches. After an extensive review process, the US Soccer Federation coaches hand selected the best clubs in the United States from among hundreds of applicants based on their record of high level youth development, history of success in major tournaments, and quality coaching staffs. Bolts teams compete in the U14, U16 and U18 age groups and beginning in fall 2016 Bolts will have U12 and U13 Development Academy teams as well.