Development Training Director:
Jack Abelson enters his second year with the Boston Breakers front office staff as Development Program Director and as an academy coach.
A Graduate of University of Birmingham, England, Jack holds a BSc Hons degree in Sports and Exercise Science. He joins the Breakers organization after 2 years of working with Mass Premier Soccer (2008-2010) working as Clinic Director/Assistant Academy Director, during that time Jack worked with over 50 youth soccer groups across the state to provide coach/player education and summer camps.
Jack is experienced in coaching girls youth soccer during his time with Mass Premier Soccer Jack worked with the top girls teams aged U12 through to U17.
During his time at University (2010-2013) Jack also coached in community programs for English Premier League team Aston Villa Football Club in England enhancing his knowledge of the game.
Development Program Director:
Tim Mason - email@example.com
Tel: 617-945-1704 ext 206
Tim joined the Breakers in the fall of 2014. With a resume that boasts FA Level 1 coaching qualification, NSCAA National Diploma, and NSCAA Goalkeeping diploma, Tim brings a wealth of experience to the Breakers Development Program. He gained his FA Level 1 qualification in 2007 while studying at DeMontfort University in England. Tim graduated in 2008 with a BSc in Sports and Exercise Science, and was a three-year soccer player there.
Immediately after completing his studies, Tim looked to further his coaching career in America and joined MPS in the fall of 2008. After initially working the Lady Crusaders on the South Shore, Tim moved to the Bulldogs region and soon tasted success with the U18 Bulldogs in 2010, winning the US Club Soccer Regional Championship in New Jersey. That was then followed up with victory at the National Championships in Virginia Beach, with the Bulldogs beating Synergy 5-0 in the final. In 2013, Tim won the MA State Cup with the U15 Bulldogs, beating NEFC 3-0. Other teams coached by Tim include boys U10/11/12/17 and U20. Tim has been the boys varsity coach at Wellesley High School for the last three years, winning three Bay State Herget titles in a row.
Ryan Wood - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan has served as the Breakers communications manager since 2011. In addition to his duties with the Breakers, Ryan was an award-winning sports editor for MPG Newspapers and later, GateHouse Media New England, from 1999-2014. An established freelance writer, Ryan has contributed to The Sun (London), Sunday Sun (Northeast England), Our Game Magazine, New England Soccer Journal, and Major League Soccer. He co-authored the book "Beyond Plymouth Rock Volume II." Born in Plymouth, Mass., Ryan holds a bachelor of arts degree in English/Writing and Communications from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Marketing and Design Director:
Seve Hirst - email@example.com
Seve HIrst joined the Boston Breakers front office staff in June 2014 as Marketing and Design Director and as an academy coach.
A graduate of St. Martins College, England, Seve holds a BA (Hons) degree in Coaching and Sports Performance. He came over to America in 2008 and has worked for MLS Camps, Global Premier Soccer and New Jersey Soccer Group. During his time at GPS (2010-2012) he worked in their Technical Department and was the clubs videographer. Seve is in charge of producing videos for the Breakers as well as designing our marketing material.
Seve is an experience coach as well, with 11 years experience he holds his NSCAA Premier Diploma and currently coaches for the Boston Breakers Academy. In 2014 he started his first season as volunteer assistant women’s soccer coach at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA.
Before coming to America Seve was the first University of Cumbria Students’ Union Vice President. He spend his sabbatical year representing 15,000 students across four campuses, attended college board meetings, designed marketing strategies, leading a team of 30 student volunteers, and implemented national and local campaigns.