The summer season is coming to an end and what a season it has been at Seacoast United Sports Club. We wrapped up the end of May with our annual Nate Hardy Memorial Day Tournament. We had over 120 soccer teams from around the region competing at our fields in Epping, NH and Amesbury, MA. We followed that up with our club soccer tryouts which were held the week of June 3rd & 10th at multiple sites across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. The hectic tryout period was capped off with our annual Coastal Summer Challenge which took place up in Brunswick, ME. The popular tournament hosts the majority of its games at Bowdoin College and this year we had just under 300 soccer teams involved making it one of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the country that weekend.
As the soccer season winded down for the summer, our other sports began to pick up steam. Baseball spent the better part of July competing in tournaments all around the country. The club’s top teams (Team Nike) played in Georgia, Rhode Island, New York and several other states as they went head-to-head against some of the best teams in the country. The softball program held its first ever tournament in Epping, NH over Father’s Day weekend and which saw 28 teams. Field Hockey had the busiest month outside of soccer as they hosted four events in the space of six weeks including two Regional Club Championships (RCC). If that wasn’t enough, the lacrosse program kicked-off the summer with several first time programs including the first ever outdoor league for both kids and adults in Epping.
The biggest achievement for Seacoast United however was the 2019 Summer Camp Series. Seacoast United hosted close to 100 soccer, baseball, softball, field hockey and lacrosse camps across dozens of communities. The camps ranged from specialized, day, residential, grassroots and even several preseason ones with some of our more prominent community programs. Some highlights included the biggest Brewster residential camp to date as well as the first ever US Soccer Development Academy specific camp.
If that wasn’t enough, we had 115 people fly out to England on August 3rd as part of our ongoing partnership with Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. In addition to training, playing and visiting with Brighton & Hove Albion’s academy staff, the group was able to take in various excursions and even had the chance to attend the Community Shield between Manchester City and Liverpool at historic Wembley.
From all of us at Seacoast United Sports Club we would like to thank every single one of you for a terrific summer. All of the players, families and communities played an important role in making this the best summer to date for our organization.