GPS – Massachusetts (Global Premier Soccer)
[Formerly known as Mass Premier Soccer (MPS); this club was rebranded in November 2013, along with the new logo in January 2014.]
Global Premier Soccer (GPS) was founded in 2001 to provide a new player development model for players in Massachusetts. GPS had many successes at the National level since 2001.
The success of GPS is based on their ability to improve all players technically, tactically, physically and psychologically. GPS’ commitment to its players is to provide them with the best coaching available in a professional and elite environment.
If you are looking to jump start your soccer skills and move ahead of other players you’ll want to get the best soccer training available.
Global Premier Soccer is for players who wish to develop their soccer game in a positive, development orientated environment. The scope of GPS provides players the optimum opportunity to develop as athletes and as people.
GPS is one of the biggest soccer organizations in the US. They provide soccer programming in 10 states and have become a leading source of US Youth National team players.
GPS participates in the following leagues:
GPS has a full time body of staff of 50 nationally licensed coaches.
GPS has a full-time Technical Department responsible for curriculum development and player education.
GPS also has a full time sports performance department which focuses on injury prevention, fitness testing and sports nutrition. Players are given ongoing feedback on these components which are pivotal in the modern game.
Club fees for GPS run from $2,200 – $3,700 (U9-U12 about $2,200 and U13-U14, $3,700); certainly one of the most expensive soccer club programs in Massachusetts; includes one tournament, applicable training, a five day camp, etc. and uniforms as well. Does not include all tournaments – contact GPS directly for an updated fee schedule.
GPS continues to develop and evolve programs for the Massachusetts youth soccer community. All the coaching staff are licensed male and female coaches from the United Kingdom & Ireland and have undergone a sustained period of professional development training at the organization.
The GPS day programs players are separated by age and ability and with a ratio of no more than 1 coach to 10 players GPS will ensure that every child has an outstanding soccer experience.
Their Residential Programs offer a week long intensive soccer environment for both teams and individual players aged 9 to 18 years. Offered at each location is a residential experience (or players can commute) where players can participate in an all-day program. All sites are 5 days from M-F.
GPS goalkeeping program
GPS provides a week long program for those players who dedicate their time to keeping the ball out of the net. The GPS Goalkeeping program allows individuals to benefit from expert instruction relayed by professional goalkeeping coaches.
GPS has numerous academy camps:
Adidas First Touch Program (3-4 year olds):a fun introduction to the game of soccer for new players; allows 3 and 4 year old boys and girls the opportunity to play and learn in a fun, safe, and active atmosphere
Adidas Kick Start Program (5-6 year olds): focuses on the fundamentals of soccer and is designed to introduce individual technique through fun games and small-sided play.
Adidas Superstars Program (7-9 years): features the skills and techniques of some of the best players from around the world.
Adidas Champions League Program (10-12 years): designed for dedicated young players looking for advanced training with similarly motivated peers. Featuring the tactics and themes used by top teams.
Adidas ELITE PLAYER Program (13 years plus): for those players at the premier or travel team level who are preparing for the upcoming season.
GPS Memorial Day Showcase
The GPS Memorial Day College Showcase is run in conjunction with the Needham Soccer Club. The Tournament has been a great success since its inception.
More information on the Needham Memorial Day Tournament.
- GPS Summer Showcase U10-U19
- GPS and Adidas Beach 5 Sand Soccer Series
- GPS 3v3 Tournament Series
- Thanksgiving College Showcase
- GPS Summer Jamboree
- New England Alumni Tournament for Malia
- Great website with lots of information.
- Easy-to-navigate site with menus that take you directly to content.
- Information on GPS’ coaching philosophy and what you can expect of them as a club and vice versa.
- Clinics and tournaments galore and each GPS event is detailed as far as what to expect. days/times, costs, etc.
- Difficult to find content real quickly as no way to search the site for a term or word
- Can be a bit overwhelming.
- Should be more on the history of the club and all the changes they’ve been through