Bayside FC Junior Academy offers boys and girls ages 4-10 the opportunity to build a solid foundation of technical skills and tactical understanding in a positive environment. Our goal is to use this environment to educate players on the basics of the game and grow their love of the sport. Players are guided to learn various new skills and fall in love with the ball by experienced and enthusiastic coaches.
Bayside FC also runs various camps throughout the year for boys and girls ages 4-18. Our camps are lead by experienced and knowledgable coaches with a love for the game. Many of our campers come back year after year as they love the camp environment that is created.
The NECSL is a club-based league in New England focused on player development. Participation in the league is limited by a number of minimum standards and commitment that the clubs need to meet including facilities and coaching experience. The NECSL is a USYS league and has clubs from all New England states. NECSL has leagues and divisions for 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11 teams.
The National Academy League (NAL) is the second-highest tier of youth boys' soccer in the country. The league stretches the age groups of u13-u19. Many of the clubs involved in the league also have teams in MLS Next. The NAL offers a great platform for players to develop their game in a competitive environment while getting exposure on a national platform.
MLS Next is the top league in North America for boys' youth soccer. With 113 clubs across the United States and Canada, MLS Next is the paradigm for player development. MLS Next gives our players the opportunity to play at the highest level and be exposed to professional scouts, increased training and competitive playing opportunities. Many of our players move on to the New England Revolution youth academy to enter the professional pathway. Two of the last three MLS "homegrown" signings of the Revolution have been Bayside FC alums.
A large majority of our players decide to play soccer in college. Our players have gone on to have successful careers at hundreds of colleges at the Division I, II, and III levels across the United States. Some colleges where our players have attended include Wake Forest, Providence College, University of Rhode Island, and West Virginia University. Bayside FC is committed to placing our players in college if they express interest in playing. Our coaching staff has strong connections in the college soccer landscape to assist our players' placement.
While in college, our players will often come back in the summers to play on our u23 teams. These teams train and play matches over the summer to assist our players in getting ready for their upcoming college seasons.
After college or sometimes instead of college, our players will move on to professional playing opportunities throughout the world. Many Bayside FC alumni have played at various levels of professional soccer in the North America and Europe.