When a Development Academy season begins in early September, the Summer Playoffs aren’t all too present on the minds of coaches and players. They’re nine-plus months out, and much work is required before qualifying even becomes possible.
But as springtime rolls around and standings become more set in stone, playoff berths come into focus and increasingly more realistic.
At NEFC, that means your three older DA teams (U-15, U-17 and U-19) book a spot in the premier event in Oceanside, Calif., which will be held June 20-29. For the second straight year, the club from Holliston, Mass., will have three sides vying for a national title after proving their worth in the Northeast Division.