About Us The Boston Bolts

About Us

Our History

Founded in 1986, FC Boston Bolts is the oldest soccer club in Massachusetts. The Club boasts a top level, professional coaching staff, recognized and respected nation-wide. Bolts players come from throughout eastern & central Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

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History & Background

Beginning with 4 girls teams, the club attracted the finest coaches and players in the Boston area, and rapidly grew to a coed club of national recognition. In 1994, the girls U19 Bolts captured the USYSA National Championship title, becoming the first and only girl’s team from Massachusetts to win the prestigious national title. In 2005, the boys U15 Bolts became the first and only Massachusetts boy’s team to win the title. In its tenure, Bolts teams have earned a spot of national prominence winning more state, regional and national cup competitions, and also other national and international showcase tournaments such as Score at the Shore, the Disney Showcase, Dallas Cup and Surf Cup, than any other Massachusetts team. 2006 Bolts

The club has been led by a series of recognized soccer figures, such as John Burrill, past Executive Director of Mass Youth Soccer; Ed Kelly, Head Men’s Coach at Boston College; John Kerr, Head Men’s Coach at Duke University; and current CEO, Brian Ainscough.

Our Goal

Our goal is to create the opportunity for all youth soccer players to receive exceptional training and development. This will ensure they achieve their greatest potential as a player, and use that talent as an avenue to higher education and life success.  Through the development of a strong foundation in the game, Bolts players are actively recruited by collegiate, national and professional teams alike.

Bolts players play and study at some of the top colleges and universities in the country including:

  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin
  • Brandeis
  • Brown
  • Columbia
  • Duke
  • Harvard
  • Hobart
  • Holy Cross
  • Michigan
  • MIT
  • Northeastern
  • Notre Dame
  • Providence
  • Stanford
  • Syracuse
  • and many more…

Pro Alumni

The Bolts are proud to have a number of professional alums from the greater Boston area:

Harry Swartz
Northeastern University, Hartford Athletic (USLChampionship)
Mac Steeves
Providence College, Houston Dynamo (MLS), Hartford Athletic (USLChampionship)
Miles Robinson
Syracuse, US National Team, Atlanta United FC (MLS)
Mohamed Kenawy
UMass Boston, Cedar Rapids Rampage (MASL), US Futsal National Team, Utica City FC (MASL)
Alex Ainscough
Northeastern, UMF Leiknir Fáskrúdsfjördur in Iceland, Richmond Kickers (USL League One)
Will Packwood
Birmingham City in England, U20 US National Team
Luke Finkelstein
Wheaton, DJK TuS Hordel in Germany
Charlie Davies
US National Team, FC Sochaux-Montbeliard-Ligue 1 (FRA), Phil. Union (MLS) retired 2018
Sheanon Williams
U18 US National Team, North Carolina, Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS)
Chris Tierney
Virginia, NE Revolution (MLS), retired 2018
Mike Fucito
Harvard, San Jose (MLS) retired 2018
Diego Fagundez
NE Revolution (MLS)
Michael Bustamante
Boston University, NY Red Bulls (MLS), Charlotte Independence (USL), retired 2018
Aaron Maund
Notre Dame, U20 US National Team, Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS)
Charlie Rugg
Boston College, Phil Union (MLS), FK Pirmasens in Germany, retired 2018
Sam Brill
Boston College, NE Revolution (MLS), Sacshen Leipzip in Germany

Our Coaching Staff

Div I, II, & III college coaches, former professional players and highly accredited licensed youth coaches.

  • The Bolts provide playing opportunities for ALL skill levels, from ages 5 to 19, so players can develop at their own pace and achieve their personal best.  Post collegiate opportunity continues with the Bolts USL2 semi-pro team.
  • We train and compete in the finest soccer leagues in the US and gain additional expertise from our European affiliate, AS Roma.