The Boston Breakers have formed a strategic partnership with Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association, the official representative of the United States Soccer Federation (US Soccer), the national governing body for soccer in the United States, and United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) in Massachusetts.
“Massachusetts Youth Soccer is proud to work closely and collaborate with the Boston Breakers as they have a great team on an off the field, and we hope to send many future players to their team,” said Massachusetts Youth Soccer Executive Director Mike Singleton. “Connecting youth soccer players with professional players and the professional game is a key part of development that we encourage and look to promote as much as possible. We are thrilled to partner with the Boston Breakers and hope our work together helps create fan support for both today and many years to come.”
Despite the size of the state, Massachusetts Youth Soccer is the second largest of 55 state youth soccer associations in the country with more than 200,000 members. Members are affiliated by more than 427 separate town and club soccer organizations throughout the state. Massachusetts Youth Soccer hosts the State Cup each year for Under 13 to Under 19 teams. It also sponsors the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC). This year’s MTOC takes place June 28-30 in Lancaster, Mass. Mass Youth Soccer also has an Olympic Development Program (ODP), which is designed to aid in player growth and development. ODP teams compete against some of the best in not only Massachusetts but throughout the Northeast and represent the region in national and international tournaments. Mass Youth Soccer also is affiliated with several leagues in the region, including MAPLE, Coastal, BAYS, and the New England Premiership.
“To align our organization with Massachusetts Youth Soccer is a great partnership for us. The philosophy of the Boston Breakers organization is to develop players in a professional environment," Boston Breakers General Manager Lee Billiard said. "Partnering with MYSA certainly allows us to expand the reach and help with the development of many more players and coaches across the state. At the same time, this partnership will allow us to take our brand into more towns and spread the awareness of the Boston Breakers and women’s professional soccer. This is a very exciting partnership for us, and I am pleased our organizations could come together to enhance development and exposure of this beautiful game”