Before the fall Development Academy season got underway for Seacoast United, organizational changes brought about some turbulence.
Ally Bain, then academy director, departed for Discoveries Soccer Club in South Carolina. Matt Gordon, set to coach the Hampton, N.H.-based club's U-17 and U-19 teams, took a job with the Colorado Rapids' youth setup.
The older groups, already full of new faces, were thrown into disarray some.
"We knew it’d be tough because of the changes, so those logistics certainly presented some challenges," boys director Peter Decker said to New England Soccer Journal. "With the players available and the numbers in flux, it was hard."