Congratulations to the Nova Boys 15U 2002 Elite Team who won the Galway Cup in their age group. The team did not let in any goals during the tournament. Great job and good luck to the team this spring as they are playing in the NSL 15U Boys Elite Division.
The Spring Clinic’s focus will be on continued development of the player as an individual. Technical Skills will be addressed during the first hour of the session; players will then transition into small sided games focused on the technical skills addressed in training. Each session will end with a larger game.
Carlos Costa Phil Silva
Director of Youth Development for Nova Head Coach: 2002 Boys Elite
Head Coach – 2000 Boys Premier Bishop Feehan Girls’ Varsity Soccer
2006 & 2007 Boys Premier NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
I hope that all is well! I am reaching out to you because I have the amazing opportunity of running in the 2017 Boston Marathon, on April 17th. As you know, I ran the St. Jude Marathon in Memphis this past December, and have now caught the marathon bug!
I am privileged to be running on behalf of the Mass Fallen Heroes team. Mass Fallen Heroes is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring those who have given their lives in service since September 11th, 2001. The mission of Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund Inc. is to honor the fallen, assist families of the fallen, and to empower returning Veterans.
It is an honor to be a part of this amazing team of people. My responsibility as a member of this team is to raise $7,500. To reach this goal, I am relying on my family and friends to help me. I would be greatly appreciative if you would please donate to my fundraising page. Every donation gets me one step closer to my goal! Your generosity will go a long way, no matter the amount.
The Nova Winter Academy took place on Saturday, January 7th. Even with the threat of an impending major snowstorm, we had thirty two soccer players come out to work on their soccer skills. We are excited that we have so many players who are willing to get up on a Saturday morning to work on their soccer skills. Keep up the great work.
Coach Kevin Smith - Coach of the Year for Hockomock League
COACH OF THE YEAR
Mansfield head coach Kevin Smith has been selected as the 2016 HockomockSports.com Coach of the Year after leading the Hornets to an undefeated regular season and the program’s first ever Hockomock League title.
Despite losing the vast majority of his starters from last season’s squad, Smith molded one of Mansfield’s best ever teams. The Hornets finished 12-0-4 in the league, tied with Oliver Ames for the Kelley-Rex title. Mansfield earned the program’s most wins in a season, most goals in a season, and fewest goals allowed in a season.
“No one thought Mansfield would be bad this season, but no one was thinking that this would be the year that the Hornets finally reached the top of the league,” said HockomockSports.com Managing Editor Josh Perry. “Kevin likes to rotate players a lot, so he had built experience in some of the younger players and he had a system that took advantage of each player’s strengths.”
Smith is the fourth coach in five seasons to be named Coach of the Year, following Franklin’s Tom Geysen (2012 and 2013), Oliver Ames’ Britt Sellmayer (2014), and Taunton’s Edith Dixon (2015).
Coach Kevin Smith is also the Director of Coaching for Boys at Nova Premier Soccer Club. In addition to these duties, he is the head coach for the Premier Boys U12 Astros and Division 1 U16 Rockets teams. Both teams play in the Northeast Soccer League.
MAPLE Soccer to Become Northeast Soccer League in January 2017
Natick, MA - MAPLE Soccer will officially become Northeast Soccer League on January 1, 2017. The goal of the name change is to better define the geographical area of their member clubs and to foster an environment for player development through quality competition. This will be achieved though the development of a new Elite Division, which will involve inter-state play with other neighboring Premier League teams.
Leading the change will be USSF National Staff Coach and former USYS National Director of Coaching, Tom Goodman. Tom is the new Executive Director of the league and is enthused and excited about the new changes to the league, “I am really looking forward to the New Year with all of these changes and feel strongly that we’ll be offering a high quality product for all our members. What I am really excited about is that we are going to start to build a stronger league based on standard and merit and we will be partnering with some quality organizations, such as Nike, We Got Soccer, and Mass Youth Soccer.”
Northeast Soccer League will continue to provide more than just a place to play soccer and will offer a variety of programs and events for the benefit of all their member clubs. They will offer a series of educational programs for their coaches, administrators, parents, referees and they will provide programs that will help to develop their smaller clubs into larger clubs. The name change and new brand identity will be slowing introduced throughout the remainder of 2016 and will be officially launched on January 1, 2017.
Nova Boys U15 Neptunes - Champions at 2016 NEFC November Cup
Congratulations to the Nova Boys U15 Neptunes who won their bracket at the 2016 NEFC November Cup Tournament. The team let in only 2 goals in four games. Congratulation to the team for the great effort. Keep up the great work.
The Nova Girls U12 Genesis and U13 Sentinels took some time out this long weekend to raise funds for the North Attleboro Animal Shelter. The girls canned at the Shaws Grocery Store in Mansfield on Saturday and Sunday.
Nova Premier Soccer Club had many players and their families attend the New England Revolution game on Saturday, September 10 and some of the players were lucky enough to get the match ball from the game. Here are some of the Nova Neptunes with the ball.
US Soccer has recently published player development initiatives which they feel will help develop all players to the best of their abilities.
One of the major components is a movement to small sided standards.
MAPLE already provides small sided structure at various younger age groups although the new initiatives will mean a change at certain ages to the number of players on the field.
US Soccer is suggesting that U9 and U10 players now play 7v7, U11 and U12 to play 9v9 and U13 and above to play 11 a side. The field dimensions have also been standardized to provide the correct space and the hope is to create players who are more confident and comfortable when in possession of the ball.
This fall MAPLE has decided to pilot 7v7 at the U9 age groups and collect feedback from coaches and clubs as we move towards the new format.
For spring 2016 U11 & U12 will move to 9v9. U12 11v11 will continue to be offered. U10 will remain at 8v8 for the spring and then move to 7v7 for fall 2016.
Roster sizes will remain the same.
This will impact the size of fields and nets required for each age group. At the moment US Soccer is still reviewing this issue as it will mean significant additional expense for both MAPLE and town programs, and it seems some flexibility will be permitted. For this spring the field and net sizes for U10-U12 will not change.
Starting in Fall 2016 MAPLE clubs would be permitted to use the same fields and nets for U10-U12 games if they had teams in multiple age groups, thus allowing us to continue to block games. Or, they could provide a smaller field for the U10 teams if they had only that age group or multiple U10 teams.
Nova Premier Soccer Club is looking for qualified head coaches to coach our boys and girls premier youth soccer teams. We are located in Rehoboth, MA (Southern MA near Rhode Island border). Our goal is for players to receive top-flight instruction, be challenged and grow to become successful soccer players in a family friendly atmosphere.
Coach needs to be responsible and committed with experience coaching children.
Please send your resume, includinglicense information and references to Tony Luongo, Club President @
Nova Premier Soccer Club is a premier soccer club for boys and girls competing in the top leagues in the state of Massachusetts and in New England. We are committed to provide top flight training and to develop our players to become great soccer players and great people.
Want to play for a small club with a family feel that regularly competes for Maple titles and State Cup titles? Look no further - Nova Premier SC is for you!
Nova Premier SC has:
Won 2 State Cup titles
Been a State Cup Finalist 3 times
Been a State Cup Semifinalist 5 times
Been a State Cup Quarterfinalist 11 times
Participated in the US Region 1 Tournament 3 times
Won a Maple Division Championship 6 times
Won multiple other premier tournaments
Nova SC alumni have gone on to play at colleges and universities such as StAnselm's College,St. Johns (NY), Springfield College, Stonehill College, Lesley, Western Connecticut, Salve Regina, UMASS Lowell, UMASS Dartmouth, Simmons, Framingham State, Franklin Pierce College,Bridgewater State University, , St. Michael's College, University of South New Hampshire, and more.
INTERESTED? email Tony Luongo at
or Kevin Smith at