We will be offering several programs for the coming winter and spring. New offerings for the winter include Winter Futsal, Winter Turbo Training, and Winter Keeper Training. See below for details. You can register for any of these programs via SportsPilot.
Winter Futsal (on a basketball court)
This program will be offered to players in Grades 3-8. Games will be on Sunday afternoons from the beginning of January to the end of February. Games will be at Anna Maria College in Paxton or Immanuel Lutheran Church in Holden. Cost is $65. Contact Matt McCarthy with any questions.
Winter Turbo Training
Turbo Training is supplemental training with paid, licensed coaches. Sessions are short and focused on high repetitions of technical skills (dribbling, juggling, passing, receiving, and shooting) for efficient development of individual skills. It designed for players in Grades 1-8 who LOVE to practice. It is not a good fit for players who get bored of practice activities. For the winter we will do four 30-minute sessions on Friday nights in January (1/3 to 1/24) at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Holden. Cost is $50. See our website for more information on Turbo Training. Contact Turbo Training Director Jon Gangi with any questions.
Winter Keeper Training
We will offer four 30-minute goalkeeper training sessions for Grades 2-8 on Friday nights from January 31 to February 28 (excluding February 21) at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Holden. We will separate players into two age groups. Sessions will be run by Anna Maria College Coach Jake Pesarcik and will focus on catching, throwing, footwork, and cutting angles. Cost is $50 for all four sessions. Contact Jon Gangi with any questions.
Winter HEAT One-Day Clinic
Ryan Murphy, who ran the Holden Elite Academy Training (HEAT) Camp this summer, will be running a one-day clinic on December 26. The clinic will be held at Assumption College and will focus on ball mastery, speed/agility, and tactics. It will be open to kids in Grades 2 to 8. Cost is $50 per child with a $75 max per family. Contact Ryan with any questions.
Winter High School Co-Ed Indoor Soccer at Bancroft
This is open to all high-school-age players. Games will be at Bancroft on Tuesday nights at 7:00 or 8:00 from January 7 through February. Cost will be $65 per player. Contact Matt McCarthy with any questions.
Travel soccer is available to players from U10 (Grade 3 and 4) through U19 (college freshmen). Teams play against teams from surrounding towns in the Midland Area Youth Soccer (MAYS) League. Games are on Saturdays for U10 through U14 and Sundays for U17 and U19. To ensure that teams and players are challenged but not overmatched, there are three levels of competition: Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3. Division 1 and 2 have playoffs. Division 3 has a local tournament at the end of the season. Cost for registration is $120. Uniforms must be purchased separately. (You will receive an email with ordering instructions after registering.) Players must register by December 13 to be guaranteed a roster spot. Contact Travel Director Matt McCarthy with any questions.
Spring In-Town Soccer
In-town soccer in spring is a recreational league in which evenly matched teams of Holden players compete against each other. It is available to players in Grades 3-8. Games are on Sunday afternoons in Holden starting in mid April. Contact Recreational Director Dave Murphy with any questions.
Spring Pre-K through Grade 2
This program is for kids who will be entering Kindergarten through Grade 3 in fall of 2020. Sessions are on Saturday mornings in Holden starting in late April. We will have six sessions. No sessions on Memorial Day weekend. Cost is $60. Contact K-2 Director Alan Lambkin with any questions.
Spring Turbo Training
Turbo Training is supplemental training with paid, licensed coaches. Sessions are short and focused on high repetitions of technical skills (dribbling, juggling, passing, receiving, and shooting) for efficient development of individual skills. It designed for players in Grades 1-8 who LOVE to practice. It is not a fit for players who get bored of practice activities. For the spring we will do 45-minute sessions on Mondays and Thursdays in Holden for six weeks starting in mid April. Cost is $75 for one night a week and $100 for two nights. (Players who sign up for one night can attend whichever six sessions they like.) See our website for more information on Turbo Training. Contact Turbo Training Director Jon Gangi with any questions.
This program is for children with special needs who live in Central Massachusetts and are between the ages of five and 14. TOPSoccer athletes play soccer in a modified version designed to help build a feeling of individual confidence and success. The sessions are one hour per week (typically on Sundays). Volunteer groups of trained coaches (ages 15 & older) serve as one-on-one facilitators to each TOPSoccer athlete. For questions and more information, contact TOPSoccer Director Osman Bilsel.
This program combines players with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) to train and compete with minimal soccer rules modification. We strive for everyone playing an equal role, despite having different abilities, to foster meaningful involvement for all players. Players should be capable of being individual contributors to a team environment (i.e., without 1:1 support) and embracing a socially inclusive atmosphere. Our training is focused on core foot skills, team maneuvers, and plenty of scrimmage time! Ages 12-18 across mainstream, ASD, and any ID are welcome. Practices are once weekly, typically late Saturday afternoon in Holden. There is no cost to join. Contact Unified Soccer Director Jason Brisbois with for additional info.