(Feb. 21, 2016) - Over the past two weekends, NEFC has hosted Boys & Girls IDP days at Fore Kicks in Marlborough to bring together players from throughout the club for training from top staff coaches from all regions.
About 1,000 players combined attended the IDP events. The Boys event was held on Feb. 14 and the Girls event was held on Feb. 21.
Players were broken down into birth years to expose them to other NEFC players from different regions in a club-based environment.
Coaches ran players through a progression from stationary moves and ball work to passing patterns to 2v2 games to small-sided 4v4 games.
Club goalie coaches also trained GKs.
“IDP days are a great opportunity to bring all club players together to train and get exposure to different players and coaches from different regions,” said NEFC Director of Coaching Chris Hamblin. “For the club, it is exciting to see so many talented players of all ages training in one place. The IDP events offer a great window into the continual club-wide development of players.”
Both Boys & Girls IDP days featured educational seminars for the parents provided by NEFC sponsor Spaulding Rehabilitation. The presentations featured information on best practices for keeping players healthy and where to turn in case of injury and rehab.
The Girls IDP event also featured a guest appearance from Boston Breakers players Libby Stout and Rachel Wood, who met with players and signed autographs.
Check out some of the sights from Boys IDP: http://ow.ly/YjlIq
Here are some images from Girls IDP: http://ow.ly/YzRdj
And pics with Boston Breakers Libby Stout and Rachel Wood: http://ow.ly/YzUp