New beginnings tend to bring about new challenges.
That assertion is one Seacoast United has experienced to the fullest during its first fall in the girls Development Academy. At the midway point of the 2018-19 season, the club from Hampton, N.H., is on the outside of the playoff picture looking in.
Its U-15 and U-17 teams both having losing records, but girls coaching director Chris Scott didn't expect Seacoast to hit the ground running. For a club previously just in the National Premier League, adjusting would take time.
"The biggest part is it’s been a learning experience for the families, the players, the coaches, the club," Scott told New England Soccer Journal.