FC Boston Bolts (Boys) - Tryout Information

2017/18 Tryouts

BOLTS TRYOUT SCHEDULES

Tryouts are held annually for NEP teams in early June, but we welcome players anytime to the Bolts!  Please contact Dan Colwell, Boys Director to schedule a tryout.


BOYS ECNL TRYOUT SCHEDULE

Birth Year Date Time Location Register
2005 June 5th & 7th 6:30-8PM Mount Ida College Register to Tryout
2004 June 6th & 7th 6:30-8PM Mount Ida College Register to Tryout
2003

June 6th

June 8th

8-9:30PM

6:30-8PM

Mount Ida College Register to Tryout
2002 June 5th & 7th 8-9:30PM Mount Ida College Register to Tryout
2001 June 7th & 8th 6:30-8PM Brandeis University Register to Tryout
2000 June 8th 8-9:30PM Mount Ida College Register to Tryout
1999 June 8th 8-9:30PM Mount Ida College Register to Tryout

 

Field Locations:

  • Mount Ida College Alumni Field 777 Dedham St. Newton, MA
  • Brandeis University Gordon Field 415 South St. Waltham, MA

 ECNL Teams ContactDan Colwell DanColwell@FCBoston.org


 

BOSTON REGION TRYOUT SCHEDULE

We have cancelled our session at Brandeis and moved them to Thursday June 8th at 5-6:30PM  for birth years 2010/2009/2008/2007/2006

Changes are highlighted in RED below

Birth Year Date Time Location Register to Tryout
2010

June 5th

June 8th

5:30-7PM

5-6:30PM

Brandeis Register to Tryout
2009

June 5th

June 8th

5:30-7PM

5-6:30PM

Brandeis Register to Tryout
2008

June 5th

June 8th

5:30-7PM

5-630PM

Brandeis Register to Tryout
2007

June 5th

June 8th

7-8:30PM

5-6:30PM

Brandeis Register to Tryout
2006

June 5th

June 8th

7-8:30PM

5-6:30PM

Brandeis Register to Tryout
2005 June 12th & 14th 5:30-7PM Brandeis Register to Tryout
2004 June 12th & 14th 5:30-7PM Brandeis Register to Tryout
2003 June 12th & 15th 6:30-8PM Mount Ida Register to Tryout
2002

June 13th

June 14th

6:30-8PM

7-8:30PM

Brandeis Register to Tryout
2001 June 12th & 15th 6:30-8PM Mount Ida Register to Tryout
2000

June 13th

June 14th

6:30-8PM

7-8:30PM

Brandeis Register to Tryout
1999 June 12th 7-8:30PM Brandeis Register to Tryout

 

Field Locations:  

  • Brandeis University Gordon Field 415 South St. Waltham, MA
  • Mount Ida College Alumni Field 777 Dedham St. Newton, MA

 Boston Region Contact Dan Colwell DanColwell@FCBoston.org


 

NORTH REGION TRYOUTS

Birth Year Date Time Location Register
2010 June 5th & 7th 5-6:30PM Danvers Indoor Sports Field #5 Register to Tryout
2009 June 5th & 7th  5-6:30PM Danvers Indoor Sports Field #5 Register to Tryout
2008 June 5th & 7th        5-6:30PM          Danvers Indoor Sports Field #5    Register to Tryout      
2007 June 5th & 7th 6:30-8PM Danvers Indoor Sports Field #6 Register to Tryout
2006 June 5th & 7th 6:30-8PM Danvers Indoor Sports Field #6 Register to Tryout
2005    June 12th & 14th    5-6:30PM Danvers Indoor Sports Field #5 Register to Tryout
2004 June 12th & 14th 5-6:30PM Danvers Indoor Sports Field #5 Register to Tryout
2003 June 12th & 14th 5-6:30PM Danvers Indoor Sports Field #5 Register to Tryout
2002 June 12th & 14th 6:30-8PM     Danvers Indoor Sports Field #5 & 6 Register to Tryout
2001 June 12th & 14th 6:30-8PM     Danvers Indoor Sports Field #5 & 6 Register to Tryout
2000 June 12th & 14th 6:30-8PM     Danvers Indoor Sports Field #5 & 6      Register to Tryout
 All Age Groups   June 16th   Callbacks if needed  

 

Field Location: Danvers Indoor Sports 150R Andover Rd. Danvers

 North Region Contact Charlie Cajdric CharlieCajdric@FCBoston.org


 

CENTRAL REGION TRYOUTS

Birth Year Date Time Location Register to Tryout
2010 June 6th & 8th 5:30-7PM ForeKicks Marlboro Register to Tryout
2009 June 6th & 8th 5:30-7PM ForeKicks Marlboro Register to Tryout
2008 June 6th & 8th 5:30-7PM ForeKicks Marlboro Register to Tryout
2007 June 6th & 8th 7-8:30PM ForeKicks Marlboro Register to Tryout
2006 June 6th & 8th 7-8:30PM ForeKicks Marlboro Register to Tryout
2005

June 12th

June 13th

June 15th

5:30-7PM

7-8:30PM

7-8:30PM

St. Mark's School Register to Tryout
2004

June 12th

June 13th

June 15th Callbacks if needed

5:30-7PM

7-8:30PM

7-8:30PM

St. Mark's School Register to Tryout
2003

June 12th

June 13th

June 15th Callbacks if needed

7-8:30PM

5:30-7PM

 

St. Mark's School Register to Tryout
2002

June 12th

June 13th

June 15th Callbacks if needed

7-8:30PM

5:30-7PM

5:30-7PM

St. Mark's School Register to Tryout
2001

June 13th

June 15th

5:30-7PM

7-8:30PM

St. Mark's School Register to Tryout
2000

June 13th

June 15th

5:30-7PM

7-8:30PM

St. Mark's School Register to Tryout
1999

June 13th

June 15th

5:30-7PM

7-8:30PM

St. Mark's School Register to Tryout

Field Locations: ForeKicks II 219 Forest St. Marlborough, MA 

St. Mark's School 25 Marlborough Rd. Southboro, MA


 Central Region Contact Dave Teggart  Dave.Teggart@verizon.net

 Central Region Contact Terry Lehane  TerryLehane@FCBoston.org


 

EAST REGION TRYOUTS

 

Birth Year       

Date Time Location Register
2010   Mon,Tues, Wed June 5, 6, 7th            6-7:15PM        Thayer Athletic Fields 2 & 3        Register to Tryout      
2009 Mon, Tues, Wed June 5, 6, 7th 6-7:15PM     Thayer Athletic Fields 2 & 3 Register to Tryout
2008 Mon, Tues, Wed June 5, 6, 7th 6-7:15PM     Thayer Athletic Fields 2 & 3 Register to Tryout
2007 Mon, Tues, Wed June 5, 6, 7th 7:15-8:30PM         Thayer Athletic Fields 2 & 3  Register to Tryout
2006 Mon, Tues, Wed June 5, 6, 7th 7:15-8:30PM Thayer Athletic Fields 2 & 3 Register to Tryout
2005 Mon & Tue June 12 & 13th 6-7:15PM Thayer Athletic Fields 2 & 3 Register to Tryout
2004 Mon & Tue June 12 & 13th 6-7:15PM Thayer Athletic Field  2 & 3 Register to Tryout
2003 Mon & Wed June 12 & 14th 7:15-8:30PM Thayer Athletic Field 2 & 3 Register to Tryout
2002

Mon June 12th

Wed June 14th

6-7:15PM

7:15-8:30PM

Thayer Athletic Fields 2 & 3 Register to Tryout
2001 Mon & Tues June 12 & 13th 7:15-8:30PM Thayer Athletic Fields 2 & 3 Register to Tryout
2000 Mon & Wed June 12 & 14th 7:15-8:30PM Thayer Athletic Fields 2 & 3 Register to Tryout
1999

Tues June 13th

Wed June 14th

6-7:15PM

7:15-830PM

Thayer Athletic Fields 2 & 3 Register to Tryout

Field Location: Thayer Academy Athletic Fields 1535 Washington St. Braintree

 East Region Contact  Don Whitaker   DonWhitaker@FCBoston.org


 

SOUTH REGION TRYOUTS

Birth Year Date Time Location Register
2010 June 6th & 8th          6-7:30PM                  Swansea YMCA                Register to Tryout           
2009 June 6th & 8th 6-7:30PM Swansea YMCA Register to Tryout
2008 June 6th & 8th 6-7:30PM Swansea YMCA Register to Tryout
2007 June 6th & 8th 6-7:30PM Swansea YMCA Register to Tryout
2006 June 6th & 8th 6-7:30PM Swansea YMCA Register to Tryout
2005 June 14th & 16th 6-7:30PM Swansea YMCA Register to Tryout
2004 June 14th & 16th 6-7:30PM Swansea YMCA Register to Tryout
2003 June 14th & 16th 6-7:30PM Swansea YMCA Register to Tryout
2002 June 14th & 15th 6-7:30PM Swansea YMCA Register to Tryout
2001 June 14th & 15th 6-7:30PM Swansea YMCA Register to Tryout
2000    June 14th & 15th               6-7:30PM       Swansea YMCA            Register to Tryout

 

Field Location: YMCA Fields 271 Sharps Lot Rd. Swansea, MA

  South Region Contact Eric Parada  Eric_Parada@hotmail.com


 

REVERE REGION TRYOUTS

Birth Year Date Time Location
2011

June 6th & 8th

June 10th 

6PM

8AM

Revere High School
2010

June 6th & 8th

June 10th

6PM

8AM

Revere High School
2009

June 6th & 8th

June 10th

6PM

8AM

Revere High School
2008

June 6th & 8th

June 10th

6PM

8AM

Revere High School
2007

June 6th & 8th

June 10th

6PM

8AM

Revere High School
2006

June 6th & 8th

June 10th

6PM

8AM

Revere High School
2005

June 13th & 15th

June 17th

6PM

10AM

Revere High School
2004

June 13h & 15th

June 17th

6PM

10AM

Revere High School
2003

June 13th & 15th

June 17th

6PM

10AM

Revere High School
2002

June 13th & 15th

June 17th

6PM

10AM

Revere High School

Location: Revere High School 101 School St. Revere, MA

 Revere Region Contact: Cesar Salazar  Reverefc@gmail.com

Tryout Information

Tryouts

FC Boston is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation, and our club’s stated mission is to empower and develop young players to reach their ultimate potential on and off the field through premium coaching and the highest quality competition.  Our actual mission goes far deeper than just technical and tactical development. Using soccer as a vehicle, we aspire to help our players enrich their life skills by building self esteem, developing good health habits, managing the demands of a major extracurricular time commitment and working collaboratively in performance oriented teams. This helps our players learn how to be leaders, how to interact effectively with adults, how to get the most out of one another and how to channel their competitive instincts productively.

FC Bolts connections to the college soccer coaching community and the advisory services we provide greatly help support our players reach athletic goals they otherwise may not be able to reach.

Member Benefits

Listed below are additional unique member benefits to playing with FC Boston Bolts:

  • Outstanding professional coaching and technical guidance
  • Affiliation with professional European club – AS Roma providing curriculum, training and International competition
  • Nike Premier partnership
  • US Soccer Development Academy founding member.  The only amateur club in this state to offer full range of Development Academy teams U12 to U18
  • Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) Boys teams U13 to U19.  One of only two clubs in Massachusetts to offer Boys ECNL
  • EZ Kit Online ordering of uniforms through our official retailer & discounts on Nike footwear and other apparel at WeGotSoccer in Foxboro
  • New England Premiership (NEP) league founding member
  • Player identification process for all levels by scouts
  • Weekly club newsletter
  • International Soccer & Cultural Tours through our partner GoPlay
  • College Night and college planning program
  • Club alumni in top colleges and pros
  • PDL franchise for college age players and older

FC Boston conducts open tryouts each year for all of our teams. 

The mutual commitment between a player and the Club lasts for one year. At the conclusion of the season, open tryouts are held in June. Selection to a team one year does not guarantee that player a place on the team the following year. Tryouts are held every year to allow teams to replace players who have dropped off or have moved on. Tryouts also allow hardworking and ambitious players, not currently with the Club, who have improved their playing ability, to join stronger or more competitive teams in FC Boston.  Detailed tryout schedules for each region are posted in first week of May. Click on the region tab for more details and contact information for Bolts Regional Contacts in your area.

CLUB REGIONS

REGIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE CLUB

BIRTH YEAR Age Groups

New BIRTH YEAR Age Groups

US Soccer has mandated a change to how American soccer will be organized, changing age groups from an August-July format to January-December. The current cutoff date in American youth soccer is Aug. 1. Academy teams have used birth year since 2007, but we will now use BIRTH YEAR age groups for every team in the club.  Birth year means a child will play in the age group of the year of their birth. For example, if your child was born between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 2002, he will play in the 2002 Birth Year age group. If your child was born between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 2006, he would be placed in the 2006 Birth Year age group.

The primary benefit to playing in Birth Year is purely developmental. Birth Year will allow our strongest players to train and play against older players which is one of the best ways to speed up player development. Many of the greatest players in the world played up against older players for the majority of their youth careers. At the club level, it will allow for better development because individual players will be more challenged which in turn raises competitive standards.

We anticipate some anxiety as the tryout process unfolds with the short-term social impact changes could cause, but, we believe developmentally players with benefit and every player will find an appropriate place.

If you have any questions about BOYS teams and the birth year mandate, please don't hesitate to ask any of our Regional Directors & Club Staff.

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