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Abbey Villa S.C. — where players who love soccer go!
*Home of the Boys U16 “USYSA” Northeast Region 1 Champions – Ranked #1 in Massachusetts.*
Abbey Villa S.C., based in Hopkinton, MA (with satellites in Southboro, Shrewsbury, Marlboro, North Grafton, Newton, Uxbridge and Ashland) was founded in 2002 to provide an engaging outlet where players can enjoy learning the game of soccer and/or futsal without even realizing that they’re developing their skills in a way that furnishes results.
We maintain a pressure-free environment where self-esteem is fostered by encouraging players to “express themselves” with their soccer ball and learn from their mistakes. Player development is our goal. Teachable moments are ever-present!
Abbey Villa S.C. promotes the “Total Football” concept from the very early stages of soccer development. This concept is anchored in a methodology that encourages each player to aspire to play a controlled game. Said games encompass and promote ball control, passing, quick decision-making, and movement of the ball as the key elements to success. To this end, Abbey Villa S.C. strives to play “fast and furious” controlled possession soccer, emulating the prowess of teams that excel at Total Football, like FC Barcelona, Valencia and most recently Swansea City. “The Abbey Villa S.C. Way” of playing soccer is not what is traditionally taught here in the U.S., though the Total Football movement is gaining recognition on the West Coast.
Seeing is believing! If you’d like your child to learn “the beautiful game” of soccer in a fluid, developmentally appropriate manner in which foundational soccer skill sets lead to future, more developed technical top-level players…then look no further.
We welcome prospective players to try out a training session before making a commitment.
“USYSA” Northeast Region 1 Champions – Ranked #1 in Massachusetts
We are currently looking for two full-time top level trainers and coaches. If you believe in our philosophy and are looking to make a difference, contact us.
Hello Parents, Abbey Villa S.C. is pleased to announce that registration for our February vacation clinics are now open. Come join us, see the power of our specialized training which will place your child on a path to be developed into a highly skilled, technical soccer player while having fun along the way. Space is now limited so sign up today and secure your spot! This skills clinic is open to all AVSC Players and Non-AVSC Players! AVSC is committed to the development of youth players by fostering excellence through a dynamic learning environment and developing players’ technical & tactical abilities to their fullest potential. Learn from the best technical trainers in the state! Schedule and Information- Where: Hit Quarters, 3 Tennis Drive Shrewsbury MA. When: February 18th-21st Time: 8:00AM-9:00AM U6-U8 9:00AM-12:00PM U9-U13 (Limited to 30 kids) 12:00PM-3:00PM U14-U17 (Limited to 30 kids) Cost: U6-U8 $100 U9-U17 $300 Available: Boys/Girls Training Topics U6-U8 Technical Skills and Possession Soccer U9-U17 Monday- Passing Tuesday-Dribbling Wednesday- Defending Thursday-Shooting Register To register please go to abbeyvillasoccer.com and click on the Register/Winter Training. In the group please enter “February Vacation Clinic” and fill in the required information. This page once submitted will take you to to Paypal. Sincerely, Des Rice Abbey Villa S.C.
Abbey Villa S.C. Boys U16 Barcelona – “USYSA” Northeast Region 1 Champions – Ranked #1 in Massachusetts
Abbey Villa S.C., a Hopkinton, MA – based soccer club, beat FC Blazers 1-0 Saturday, May 12th to become the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) 2012 Northeast Region 1 League Champions! This game pitted two diverse teams with completely different styles of play and club philosophy against each other. The U16 Blazers, a recruited team, played against Abbey Villa S.C.’s smaller, technically-superior team. The majority of the Barcelona team has played together for several years, developing into a cohesive unit – much like a family – under Abbey Villa S.C.’s guidance and training. The Abbey Villa S.C. Boys U16 Barcelona team started the match brightly, dominating play for the first twenty-five minutes. By using their short, interactive passing game, the boys created some good scoring opportunities, but failed to capitalize. The Blazers were starved of ball possession, but they slowly got back into the game, putting pressure on Abbey Villa S.C.’s backline with long throws and long balls. The Abbey Villa S.C. boys held steady. After halftime, they got back into their groove. They moved the ball well together, displaying excellent teamwork. Soon after, the young men of Abbey Villa S.C. had a good combination play. They won a corner and converted, making the score 1-0! Although the Abbey Villa S.C. Barcelona boys missed a penalty shot, they went on to win the game. Des Rice, founder & president of Abbey Villa Soccer Club, and coach of the Mass. club’s boys U16 Barcelona team said, “We’re so very proud! These boys have worked so hard. I have witnessed their growth and development over the years. Their work ethic paid off. They’ve earned this.” Now, on to the next adventure…where they will be playing some of the best teams in the country.
Playing their first outdoor games together since last fall, the boys played some superb possession soccer. They dominated their four games, with at least 70% possession in each game. Winning their first two games 4-0 and 1-0, the boys dominated the games and never looked in any danger of conceding goals. In the third game the boys started strong and played their best football to date. They went out to a 1-0 lead over North Shore. However, the fear of losing then took over and the boys stopped playing their game. North Shore, to their credit, fought their way back into the game. While the boys still dominated possession, with two long balls over the top, the boys conceded two goals to lose 2-1. Playing North Shore again in the finals, Abbey Villa S.C. dominated, winning 1-0 and taking the championship. Well done, boys on a well-played and fun tournament!
MPS Thanksgiving Showcase Boys U16 Elite Blue Winners 11/25/2011 - 11/27/2011 Abbey Villa S.C. Boys U16 Barcelona team claim top spot in the Boys U16 Elite Blue Division.Playing their first games together since last June, the boys played three superb possession soccer games, and secured top spot in the top division of this Showcase tournament. Playing the MPS Knights in game one the boys started the game in flying fashion. With the majority of possession and controlling the game the boys jumped out to an early lead converting one of their many chances. While creating several chances the boys were unable to add to their advantage, the MPS knights to their credit hung in and grab a late equalizer. “Football is a funny old game”. In game two, the boys needed to dig deep for the first twelve minutes, where Vaughan Azzurri Dragon’s (Canadian team), playing some excellent possession soccer dominated and controlled the game . However, after this early domination the Abbey Villa S.C. boys began to take over the game. While dominating the remainder of the game the boys , with about five minutes remaining , conceded a breakaway goal. The last game was against Benfica. After beating Benfica 4-0 last time we meet, the boys knew that we needed to come out strong and play our game. Again with a very strong team defensive display in the opening ten minutes, the boys began to impose their imprint on the game and created several chances in the process. The boys ran out 2-0 winners in the end. Well done boys on a well-played and fun tournament!