2009 Archive

Kids Giving Back to Kids - Glen Martin
December 2009

Seacoast United U16 Development Academy goalkeeper Glen Martin volunteers for Children’s Hospital in Boston as a member of the Teen Advisory Committee, read the full story here.  Glen was a patient at Children’s last fall while recovering from a serious sports injury.

Glen was recently named Children’s Hospital "Patient of the Month".  Read the article here.




Petruccelli Selected to U18 Men’s National Team Camp
October 5th, 2009

Seacoast United Development Academy midfielder Jimmy Petruccelli (Brentwood NH/Exeter HS) is one of 36 players selected to attend the U18 Men’s National Team training camp in Carson, CA which takes place October 6th-13th.  Read the full article on US Soccer’s website here.

Steve Palumbo Named to USSDA U17/18 East Conference Starting XI
July 2009

The 2008-09 U-17/18 Development Academy Conference Starting XI and Conference Coaches of the Year have been unveiled as Development Academy Finals Week is set to kick off on Friday, July 10, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.  44 players representing 31 different clubs were chosen by Development Academy clubs and national staff coaches.

2008-09 East Conference U-17/18 Starting XI:
GOALKEEPER (1): Rafael Diaz (PDA)
DEFENDERS (3): Greg Cochrane (FC DELCO), Ethan White (D.C. United Academy), Jossimar Sanchez (PDA)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Zak Kupfer (Albertson SC), Steve Palumbo (Seacoast United), Andrew Wenger (PA Classics), Paul Torres (D.C. United Academy), Joseph Schmid (FC DELCO)
FORWARDS (2): Brian Rogers (Albertson SC), Ryan Finley (PDA)

East Conference Coach of the Year: Steve Klein (PA Classics)

To read the full article from the US Soccer website, click here.

Martin Returns to Soccer After Serious Injury
May 23, 2009

Glen Martin returns to the soccer field after recovering from a serious injury that kept him at Children’s Hospital in Boston for two months last fall.  Glen is a goalkeeper on the Seacoast United U16 Development Academy team and was interviewed over Memorial Day weekend by US Soccer at the Development Academy Spring Showcase in Sarasota, Florida.  Read his amazing story here.

US Soccer Development Academy Select Team
May 12, 2009

Seacoast United’s Jimmy Petruccelli has been identified to play on US Soccer’s Development Academy Select Team against the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team on Saturday May 23, 2009 at the Development Academy Spring Showcase in Sarasota, FL.

As you may know, the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team has just completed qualifying play for the 2009 U-17 FIFA World Cup in Nigeria.  Over the course of the next five months, the team’s coaching staff will be staging multiple training camps to continue to evaluate their team and search for new players.  This important match at the Spring Showcase is part of their evaluation process for players born in 1992 and will allow each participating athlete to gain valuable exposure in front of the entire U-17 Men’s National Team coaching staff, as well as US Soccer scouts, college scouts, and professional scouts.

We are all proud of Jimmy and wish him the best of luck!



Seacoast United U15/16 and U17/18 US Soccer Development Academy Teams Head to Sarasota FL Showcase
May 12, 2009

Our U15/16 and U17/18 USSDA teams are preparing for the US Soccer spring showcase being held May 22-26 at the Sarasota Polo Grounds in Sarasota, FL.  They will be playing 3 games over the 4 day weekend.  The 3 teams they will be up against are Solar SC (Dallas TX), CASA (OH), and San Diego Surf (CA).

On their non-game day the teams will be taking part in SPARQ testing.

Development Academy Showcases provide a national platform for Academy teams to play league matches against non-conference opponents.  The Showcases also provide Academy players with exposure to US Soccer Best Practices and additional educational programming, such as SPARQ testing, Hydration and Nutrition Guidelines and ProZone analysis as well as coaching education opportunities.

The Showcase events have also proven to be successful platforms for player identification.  Every game is scouted by a Development Academy Scout as well as many of the nation’s top college coaches.  For more information about the showcase and to follow along with the scores & photos, please click here.