Scorpions Soccer Club
Scorpions Soccer Club (formerly South Coast Scorpion Soccer Club) was the result of a merger in 2000 that brought the Scorpions soccer Club and the South Coast Girls Soccer Club together. [The 'South Coast' regional name was abandoned at the end of the 2006 Spring season.]
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Scorpions Soccer was recently ranked #20 in the United States by national publication Soccer America.
While the Scorpions are based in Braintree, Massachusetts the Club covers two areas. The Braintree home is the original base and continues to this day while the Scorpions West has new roots in the Millis and Hopkinton areas. Most players live in areas south of Boston but they have players from all over Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine.
Scorpions usually have many teams in each age grouping. The top team in each age group is referred to as the Elite team, while the second and third teams in each age grouping are referred to as the Premier and Club teams, respectively.
The Scorpions Soccer Club has separate boys and girls youth training groups. They are both known as ‘Juniors’ pools. See below.
Scorpions and NEFC are rumored to merge soon; not really a merger as NEFC much larger and to assume the club and Scorpions organization.
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Scorpions Soccer typically has multiple teams in most age groups. The ‘top’ team in each age group is referred to as the ‘Elite’ or ‘ECNL’ team, while the second and third teams in each age group are referred to as the ‘Premier’ and ‘Club’ teams, respectively.
The Elite/ECNL teams strive to be among the top in the region (and nation). Scorpions teams have won state and regional championships, league championships and tournaments such as Jefferson Cup (VA), FC Delco (PA), PDA (NJ), Score at the Shore (NY), and WAGS (VA/MD).
The Scorpions have 19 boys teams and 26 girls teams; the club also has a Scorpions Soccer Club West (SSC West) consisting of 12 teams plus a junior academy.
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There is an April vacation clinic at Marina Bay.
See also Junior Academy below.
The Scorpions Junior Academy is a development program for players younger than ten in Southeastern Massachusetts. The Scorpions Soccer Club has separate boys and girls youth training groups. They are both known as ‘Juniors’ pools.
While kids start as young 5 years old the typical age is 7-9 years old. The cost for the Junior pool is ~ $995 and certainly subject to change; this is just the basics and each tournament is extra.
The fall and spring outdoor training is usually at Thayer fields, 1515 Washington Street, Braintree during weeknights. Indoor training is held at Thayer Academy school, Marshfield HS and South Shore Fieldhouse, Pembroke.
For information about the Junior Academy please go here.
Scorpion Bowl: a preseason event taking place over two weekends in March. Games are played at Citizens Bank Fields at Progin Park in Lancaster and Thayer Academy South Athletic Complex in Braintree (four turf fields). This event takes place over two weekends. Want more information on the 2013 Scorpion Bowl?
Other tournaments for Scorpions:
- Labor Day (Lancaster, MA)
- Columbus Day (Farmington, CT)
- Memorial Day (Needham, MA)
The Scorpions also hold a a Summer beach Tournament at Carson Beach in South Boston. Held in the beginning of August this is a 4 by 4 format and includes four guaranteed games.
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Scorpions Soccer plays on fields available from local communities, and has a strong relationship with Thayer Academy. The club trains through much of the fall and spring seasons at Thayer Academy. In the winter, they move indoors, practicing at Thayer Academy and South Shore Fieldhouse.
Braintree High School
128 Town Street
Braintree, MA 02184
81 Learning Lane
Pembroke, MA 02359
Thayer Academy South Athletic Campus – Turf Fields
1535 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184
- The website for the Scorpions is a bit outdated as menus seem redundant and some just have blank pages.
- Users will find the site a little confusing trying to differentiate between SSC West and the regular club.
- Each time a page loads the Scorpions banner at the top of the page rolls in.
- Site doesn’t do a good job of listing in one place all the clinics and camps available then allowing the user to get more information; users must search around.
- For a club ranked #20 in the United States the site’s not very impressive.
- No “search” feature allowing users to look for information quickly.
- “Blog” section has nothing in it.
- Some outdated information on certain pages.
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