Congratulations to the Nova Boys 15U 2002 Elite who participated this past weekend at the Seaside Classic held in South County, Rhode Island. The boys tied one game and won the other three games played with two shutouts. This was a great way to end the season for the team as they will be off this fall as they are heading off to high school.
Blue skies and hot temperatures greeted the Nova Girls 1998 Elite team who travelled to Fredericksburg, Virginia this past weekend to compete in the Region 1 Championships. The team competed in this tournament after becoming the 2017 Massachusetts State Cup champions. The team won two of their three games and came in sixth in the U19/20 age group.
This was the second time the team had made it to the Region 1 Championship. The team also was the Massachusetts State Futsal Champions and attended the National Futsal Championship in Kansas in 2015. We offer congratulations to the team for their wonderful performances throughout their Nova Soccer career.
This was the last time that the team would compete together as a team as the majority of the players will now be heading off to college. We wish the girls well as they head off to college.
Amanda Britko, Villanova University - Science
Hallie Canfield, University of Findlay – Nursing - Lacrosse
Haley Elliott, Sacred Heart University – Psychology – Club soccer
Maddie Fong, Worcester State University – Nursing - Business Administration
Jamie Gorham, University of Massachusetts Amherst – Business Finance
Emma Goulet, Regis College – Nursing - Soccer
Kiana Lozzi, Boston University
Leah Marum, University of Massachusetts Lowell – Exercise Physiology
Jessica Mills, University of Rhode Island – Doctor of Pharmacy
Evaline Rodrigues, Franklin Pierce University – Sports Management - Soccer
Congratulations to the Nova Boys 11U 2006 Premier, Boys 12U 2005 Elite, Girls 13U 2004 Elite and Girls 15U 2002 Elite who all made it to the finals at the GPS Memorial Day Weekend Tournament. Although all teams did not capture the championship in their bracket they all did superbly in all games played. Great job to all the players and their exceptional coaches.
Congratulations to the Nova Girls 19U 1998 Elite Team who won their second Massachusetts State Championship this weekend. In the three game tournament, the team only gave up two goals on their way to a repeat as champions. The team will travel to Fredericksburg Virginia at the end of June to participate in the Region 1 Championship Tournament. Great job girls.
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.
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