Spring has finally arrived here in New England and with that, the Seacoast United Boys’ Academy will be embarking on both a new season and a new challenge. Soccer, much like all other sports across the region, has been severely impacted by the pandemic over the past couple of months which has limited a lot of on field opportunities. With the recent changes that came into effect earlier this week in Massachusetts, soccer in New England is slowly starting to turn a corner and our academy program will finally be able to kick off their spring campaign this weekend.

“I am extremely proud of all the hard work put in from all of the players and staff during the last few months. Everyone has been frustrated with the lack of competitive fixtures and I know our boys are ready to get out there and test themselves against the best,” says Boys’ Academy Director Peter Decker.

The Seacoast United Boys’ Academy is a member of MLS Next, which is a system of youth soccer leagues that are managed, organized and controlled by Major League Soccer. The teams compete in the Northeast Division and play against several divisional rivals including New England Revolution, Boston Bolts and Oakwood SC.

“The coaching staff have been fantastic in creating a fun, challenging day-to-day environment where the training atmosphere is competitive within the teams, which has continued to develop all the players,” says Decker.

The spring curtain raiser will see Seacoast United welcome Oakwood SC (Connecticut) this weekend at the Seacoast United Sports Complex in Epping, NH.

“The motivation shown by all the players has been superb and we are all counting down the hours until Saturday,” says Decker.

For more information on the Seacoast United Boys’ Academy program, please email Peter Decker at Be sure to follow Seacoast United’s official social media accounts for the latest updates on the Academy.