Dear Select Families,
We wanted to start by thanking all of of our players, managers, families and coaches for a great fall -- we can't believe Thanksgiving is this week. We wanted to quickly highlight the winter portion of Select. We are hoping the below may help clarify any questions or concerns families may have regarding the next five months of our soccer program.
Please note: All of the below winter offerings are optional for our players. We hope all of our players take advantage of winter training and indoor leagues, but we realize that families have other commitments as well and we respect if you cannot make all training sessions and decide not to participate in our indoor leagues.
Please visit the following link for information on when your teams train. Winter Schedule
Please note that this information can also be found on our app.
We use classroom sessions as an opportunity for our coaches and players to continue to bond -- Classroom topics may focus on team building activities, nutrition, social media awareness, bullying, etc.
We offer indoor leagues (turf and futsal) for our players. These leagues are comprised of only South Shore Select Players and the kids will be coached by all of our coaches. (We do not assign one coach to one team -- we mix our coaches each week, so all our coaches get to know our players).
- Session 1 Dates: November to End December
- Session 2 Dates; End of December to Middle of February (Link to register is released in December)
- Session 3 Dates: Middle of February to End of March (Link to register is released in February)
A HUGE Thank You to our Managers !! They have done an incredible job and we can't thank them enough!
Your team Manager from the fall will continue to disseminate general Select Information (Training reminders, etc). However, for those of you who play indoor soccer, you will also have an INDOOR TEAM MANAGER. The indoor team manager will help with the organization of your indoor soccer team and any questions regarding your indoor soccer team should be directed toward you specific indoor manager, but general Select Questions should be directed toward your team manager.
Other Select Offerings on the Horizon:
January -- Soccernastics -- (Held Wednesdays from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at the Sports Center -- FREE to all Select Families).
January -- Select Specialty Clinics (We offer various clinics focusing on individual aspects of the game -- these target individual development -- Pricing ranges from $0 to $60 per clinic -- depending upon individual package).
January -- Additional Enrichment Programs (Zumba, Concussion Awareness Seminars for parents, etc -- FREE to Select Families)
We love what we do and we thank you being part of the Select Family. Our doors are always open and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.
Have a great Thanksgiving!!
South Shore Select
The U10E served up a weekend of entertaining and skilled soccer on the pitch at the GPS Thanksgiving Invitational. Game 1 highlights vs GPS included tough defense by Ella Williamson, Avery McCann and Makenna Marshall. After changing leads a couple of times with a score and pressure from Tess Barrett, midfielder Katelyn Sentnor kept the ball moving forward. With 4 minutes remaining and the score 3-3 GPS took a 1 goal lead. Our girls kept the pressure on and Claire Murray delivered with a 3 minute Hat Trick! Final score Select 6 - GPS 4.
Game 2 brought on the FC Stars and outstanding offensive play from Lucy Wilson, and Makenna Marshall. Claire Murray connected via cross to Lucy netting the teams 1st and 3rd goals. Katelyn Sentnor’s stealth pass to Claire put the team up 2-0. Kelsey Lucas kept the defensive pressure on and throw ins cruising up field. Belle was clutch in goal. FC Stars made a late run, but Select held them off and walked away with a 3-2 victory.
Game 3 vs CSU showcased solid team possession and pressure on goal. Select scored early to take a 1-0 lead. Makenna Marshall’s quick footwork brought Select a 2-0 lead. Tess Barrett played tough field positioning keeping the pressure on CSU with sharp cuts and terrific passes. Georgia Phillips found the net and Select lead 3-0. Ella Williamson, Ava Varholak, Avery McCann and Meghan Carr’s defense kept the ball up field for our offense. The girls selflessness on the field paid off with a victory, winning their bracket and earning them a spot in the Finals.
The Finals brought on a familiar opponent...World Cup Nashua. The girls came out strong and pressuring World Cups defense and outstanding goalie. A couple of goal line scrambles off corner kicks put World Cup up 2-0 at half. Select kept working on both sides of the ball and never gave less than 100% effort. Alas World Cup also kept pressure on and took the game 4-0. The girls played a gritty game vs a talented and physical team and left the field with their heads high.
November 20, 2015:
Whitman Middle School had there annual Turkey Trot race and three South Shore Select Players were among the top 5!
Izzy Amado placed first for grade 7, Olivia Montes placed second for grade 7 and Mallory Lucas placed first for grade 6. Each of them won a medal and a frozen turkey for Thanksgiving!