TRYOUTS Frequently Asked Questions FAQs


Do I have to register online?

Yes; online pre-registration is required.   We don’t allow on-site registrations

Do current Bolts players have to tryout?

Yes; players should attend tryouts

Do I have to attend all the tryouts?

We recommend that players attend as many tryouts as they are able to.  If you are unable to attend, please contact your coach

How do I know what age group?

Tryouts are all listed by Birth Year

Which Region has Academy & ECNL tryouts?

We offer many opportunities throughout the year for Bolts players to be seen - ID Centers, Clinics, etc.  Development Academy tryouts are by invite.  Please contact

How do I know if I made the team?

Players & parents are contacted with 2-3 days after the tryouts

How much does it cost to join?

Tuition varies across teams as all programs offer different tournaments and leagues.  Players who are offered a roster spot, are sent a player agreement that outlines the fees and what is covered for the year.

My child is interested in Boston Bolts but our family cannot afford to pay the fees, is there financial aid available?

Boston Bolts have some limited financial assistance. It is strictly need based.  Once you have made a team, you can apply for a financial aid. It is a short 2 step process that requires that you submit a short application and complete an online registration.  In most cases once we receive your application, we can give you a response within a few days.

How do I get a uniform?

The uniforms are ordered directly through our official supplier WeGotSoccer. Once you have registered, players are assigned jersey numbers and instructions on how to order. We have a 2 year cycle for uniforms.  We have samples available for try-on at our offices in Stoughton or at We Got Soccer in Foxboro.  

Can my child play up on an older team?

If the Bolts coaches feel that it is in the best interest of the development of your child to play up, they will contact you.

More questions? 

Inquiries can be directed to Regional Directors and Bolts Staff anytime!


Brian Ainscough Executive Director of Coaching
Marco Koolman Development Academy Director & Club Technical Director
Dan Colwell Boys Director, ECNL Director
Maura Steeves Director of Operations, Registrar
Chris Payne Academy Administrator, Facilities Director
Ben Moane Goalkeeping Director
Susan Siegel Bolts General Manager



Name Region Email Address
Dan Colwell Boston
Don Whitaker, Bill McEachern East
Chris Payne Central
Charlie Cajdric North
Eric Parada South
Cesar Salazar Revere