Club Highlight: New England Surf

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Club Highlight: New England Surf

Surf Nation is comprised of like-minded coaches and administrators dedicated to our Surf mission to provide the best experiences and opportunities for their athletes. Since 2019, New England Surf has been a proud partner of Surf Nation, and we have thoroughly enjoyed the partnership, watching their amazing club grow and seeing them take full advantage of being under the Surf brand.

We sat down with New England Surf’s Director Tommaso Trevisan to learn more about how Surf has helped his club, players, coaches, and administrators and their upcoming season goals:

What are some of the biggest values to New England Surf being part of the Surf Nation Community?

NES values the sense of community the most. Being part of a network of like-minded clubs from all over the country helps us discover best practices and better our club.

Surf Select is also a key component for both our players and coaches. The ability to experience international soccer opportunities is a big plus in our coaches’ and players’ development.

As we start to close out 2023, what are some of the key indicators that define the year?

  • 2 DPL National Championships this year establish our girl’s program as one of the best in New England and beyond.
  • 95% retention on the coaching staff is a testament to a healthy environment, where coaches are supported through their development and licensing (12D License completed)
  • 30+ college commits in the calendar year for the 3rd year in a row, despite us being only a 3.5-year-old club, which is an incredible achievement. Full list here: https://newenglandsurf.com/college-alumni/
  • Incredible growth at the U8-U12 level, which set the foundation for a bright future.

The future looks bright as we continuously look for ways to strengthen our coaches, teams, players, and families!

New England Surf has a really interesting player development model; what have been some of the key points and education for players, coaches & families that keep the club aligned?

Style of play,

Playing through the Thirds:

✔ Attack Minded

✔ Dominate Possession

✔ Press from the Front

✔ Dominate 1v1s

✔ Compact and Together

Coaching Philosophy: With the Ball: CONSTRUCT-CREATE-COMPLETE, Progression – Destabilize – Finish

✔ Without the ball: DENY-DELAY-DISRUPT, Impede – Reorganize – Protect

✔ We lose the ball  –Win it back as quickly as possible

✔ We win the ball–Attack as quickly as possible

✔ Set Plays and Restarts

How is the Club continuing to focus on coach education, development, and recruitment?

We aim to have every single coach in the club with at least a D license in 2024. We have a system for which we sponsor the cost of the coaching courses, reimbursing 50% at completion and 50% a year after. This incentivizes our coaches to be aggressive with their coaching education. We also offer support in terms of shared methodology and best practices. We have a club-wide technical framework with weekly phases, team concepts, behaviors, and objectives to be trained. As for next year, we expect to continue to recruit new and good coaches via word of mouth, as the quality of the product on and off the field for players and coaches will attract the best staff in New England.

Now you look at 2024, what are some of the KPI’s, goals, and challenges you have set for the Club and need to overcome as a whole?

We will continue to work towards being the best club in the Boston metropolitan area. We want to test our teams at the highest level of competition we have access to (tournaments and leagues). And continue to push to improve it. We will fulfill our mission and support the most kids in their dreams of playing collegiate soccer. And we will continue to deliver the best value proposition possible to our 1350 (and growing) players and 48 (and growing) coaches in the club.

Learn more about New England Surf at  https://newenglandsurf.com/