5th Grade Premier League Program & 5th Grade Premier League NSL Program Overview
5th grade program new this fall! For the fall 5th grade program we are both maintaining the successful format of Premier League team practice and intra-league play two times a week, and ADDING an option for those interested players to play at a highly competitive league play level through weekend play in the North East Soccer League (NSL)
As with Premier League team play, Premier League NSL team signups will be open to all players (see specific commitment level requirements below). However, for the Premier League NSL team, players will be placed by the Premier League Committee on teams based on age group and ability.
Both Premier League and Premier League NSL teams will be coached by the team of New England Revolution coaches. As has been a hallmark of Premier League, your child will have a consistent coach throughout the season, with weekly written coach updates on each session.
Finally, in addition to these two options in the fall, Premier League will offer separate signups for futsal in the winter months.
Premier League Program Details
Format: 5th Grade – 9v9
Location: Elm Bank
Practices: Two practices per week - Monday and Wednesday- Girls
Tuesday and Thursday- Boys
Each 1 hour Premier League session will include an intensive 30 minute skill work, followed by 30 minutes Premier League intra-league competitive games. Skill work progression is reinforced through the use of Skill Cards to track each child’s progression as a player. For 5th grade level, the Program Director will track weekly team records, create a “Team of the Week” on the Premier League web-site, and culminate the season with a Premier League Play-off between the 2 top teams.
Premier League NSL Program Details:
Format: 5th Grade – 9v9 roster of 12-15 players
Placement by calendar year (Jan 1st- Dec 31st)
Game Locations: Home - Elm Bank/Sprague; Away - Within 1 hour travel est.
Practices: Required pre-season clinic in August (dates TBD)
Times: 4.00pm-5.30pm- Premier League NSL team will meet 30 mins before regular Premier League
Program (Elm Bank)
In addition to the Premier League play during the week, players will have to option to sign-up for a Premier League NSL team. The NSL teams will play on Sundays in the highly competitive NSL league. This team is being offered to players in addition to, NOT instead of, their Premier League teams and town teams. As stated above, teams will be assigned by age groups, and children will be placed on teams by the Premier League Committee based on age group, skill level and coach feedback.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: In order to be eligible to play on Premier League NSL team, all players must commit to participate fully in the 2 days of the Premier League program every week, as well as their town practice and game, and the Premier League NSL Sunday game. If your son or daughter cannot make a consistent commitment to Premier League program and Wellesley Town Soccer this fall due to other conflicts or activities, then signing up for the Premier League NSL teams would not be an appropriate option for your player.
If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to:
Joe Perry (Premier league Coordinator)