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Summer Select Academy

The CHSC has partnered with Summer at Park to create a professional led soccer academy for rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade girls . This program aims to prepare players to meet the physical, technical, tactical, mental and social demands of 11v11 soccer.

Where and When:
 The 2018 Summer Select Academy will be 8:30am-4pm July 30- August 3.  We'll utilize Skyline Park for the morning session and Park School Facilities (classrooms, fields and pool) during the afternoon. 

Space is Limited:
 The first 26 players to register will be accepted into the Summer Select Academy and Tournament Team. Registration opens in December of 2017.

Northeastern Women's Soccer joins SSA for team building activities.

Players that participate in the Summer Select Academy will get the following on a daily basis:

  • Tactical Training Session – 90 minutes
  • Technical Training Session – 60 minutes
  • Goalkeepers will train with a GK Coach during the Technical Training Session.
  • Conditioning Routines focused on injury prevention – 30 minutes
  • Team Building Exercises
  • Development Lectures – Sports Psychology 1 and 2, Sports Nutrition, Exercise Physiology 1 and 2.
  • Tactical Lectures – Principles of Defending, Principles of Attacking, 11v11 Formations and Styles of Play.
  • Recovery swim and social time in the Summer at Park pool.
  • Access to premium facilities – turf field, grass fields, classrooms, pool, audio/visual amenities.
  • Staff of Licensed, Premier Level Coaches – Head Coach and Assistant Coach.
  • Academy Player Manual (view manual at bottom of this webpage)
  • Written Assessment of Strengths and Weaknesses

A typical day includes two training sessions (one in the morning and the other in the afternoon). Our professional coaching staff balances both sessions, so that players are not over stressed physically or mentally. When the players are not on the field they will participate in lectures and group activities that will help them develop as soccer players, as athletes and as social members within the team structure. The Summer at Park  pool allows players some time to relax, recover, cool off and socialize during their busy day. It is summer after all and what could be better than a swim with friends.

Click chart below to view the Summer Select Academy Syllabus


Registration Fee for the Summer Select Academy: $645 Scholarships available. Please contact CHSC Director, Rob Sprague, to inquire about financial assistance. The CHSC is dedicated to making sure that player participation is never limited by financial restrictions.


Academy Player Manual


Shaun McBrien

Shaun is the Director of Coaching for NGS and is an accomplished coach holding a number of high level
coaching licenses (UEFA B, NSCAA Advanced  National Diploma). Before moving to the USA in 2009 Shaun worked for the Irish Football Association, coaching in schools, communities and at club level. Prior to joining Newton Girls Soccer as their Director of Coaching, Shaun was formerly the Academy Director and South East Regional Director at PTUSA a professional soccer coaching organization on the South Shore and was head coach of several girl’s and boy’s teams within this club. Shaun’s role as Director of Coaching includes all Player Development and Coach Education programs.

Robert Sprague

Robert is the owner/director of the CHSC. He has been the Brookline Soccer Club’s Director of Coaching since 2002.  He is the Girls Varsity Head Coach at Brookline High School and was a three time GU17 Head Coach for Massachusetts ODP. Robert has his USSF "B" License.