Scorpions Soccer Club

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Scorpion SC History

  • 1998:
    • Founded by Fred Marks at South Middle School in Braintree.
  • Late 1990s – Early 2000s:
    • Dominates local and statewide competitions.
    • Win multiple USYSA State Cups and local tournaments.
  • 2000:
    • Scorpions Soccer Club (formerly South Coast Scorpion Soccer Club) resulting from a merger in 2000 that combined: Scorpions soccer Club and South Coast Girls Soccer Club
  • Unknown Year:
    • Merges with Elite Soccer Academy (Hopkinton).
  • 2006:
    • The ‘South Coast’ regional name was abandoned at the end of the 2006 Spring season..
  • 2010:
    • Joins Elite Club National League (ECNL).
  • 2013:
    • Scorpions Girls teams were known as Boston Breakers Academy teams.
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  • 2015:
    • Scorpions SC (girls) and FC Greater Boston Bolts (boys) merged into FC Boston.
    • In November 2015 the Boston Breakers announce they were “dissolving” the partnership between Scorpions Soccer Club (now FC Boston) and Boston Breakers Academy.
  • 2018:
    • Experiences rapid growth:
      • Over 500 new players.
      • Four new full-time regional directors.
      • Over 20 new part-time staff coaches.

What People Say

There are concerns about high player turnover, disturbing parent behavior, and a lack of familiarity with Scorpion’s coaches. Many think that the club’s issues may depend on the age group, with younger teams experiencing more problems.

Club History and Background

Scorpions SC was founded in 1996 by a group of soccer enthusiasts who recognized the need for a high-quality youth soccer club in the Greater Boston area. The club started with a small number of teams but quickly grew as word spread about its commitment to player development and success on the field.

In the early years, Scorpions SC primarily focused on girls’ soccer, establishing itself as one of the premier clubs in Massachusetts for female players. The club’s dedication to coaching, player development, and creating a positive team environment helped attract talented players from across the state.

As the club’s reputation grew, so did its success on the field. Scorpions SC teams began winning state championships and competing at regional and national tournaments. The club’s success helped attract even more talented players and coaches, further solidifying its position as a top youth soccer club in Massachusetts.

Over the years, Scorpions SC has continued to evolve and expand its programming. While the club remains primarily focused on girls’ soccer, it has also developed boys’ teams and programming to serve a wider range of players. The club has also established partnerships with local schools and community organizations to help grow the game of soccer and provide opportunities for more youth players to get involved.

Today, Scorpions SC is recognized as one of the most successful and respected youth soccer clubs in Massachusetts, with a proven track record of developing talented players and competing at the highest levels of youth soccer.

Location and Facilities

Scorpions SC is headquartered in the Greater Boston area, with a particular focus on the southern part of the state. The club has established a strong presence in communities such as Braintree, Weymouth, Quincy, and Hingham, among others.

One of the primary training locations for Scorpions SC is the Braintree High School turf field complex, which features a state-of-the-art artificial turf field and lighting for evening practices and games. The club also uses fields at other local high schools, such as Weymouth High School and Hingham High School, as well as town parks and recreation areas.

In addition to outdoor facilities, Scorpions SC has access to indoor training spaces during the winter months, ensuring that players can continue their development year-round. These indoor facilities include the Starland Sportsplex in Hanover and the Union Point Sports Complex in Weymouth.

The club’s strategic location and access to high-quality facilities have been key factors in its ability to attract and retain talented players from throughout the Greater Boston area and beyond. The proximity to major highways and public transportation also makes it convenient for players and families to attend practices, games, and other club events.

Coaching Staff

The club prides itself on having a knowledgeable and experienced coaching staff. Many of the coaches have played soccer at a high level and hold advanced coaching licenses. The club places a strong emphasis on coach education and development to ensure that players receive top-notch instruction.

Programs Offered

Junior Academy

Scorpions SC offers a Junior Academy program for younger players, typically in the U8-U10 age range. The focus of the Junior Academy is on skill development, building a strong foundation, and fostering a love for the game. Training sessions are designed to be fun, engaging, and age-appropriate.

Competitive Teams

At the older age groups (U11 and above), Scorpions SC fields competitive teams that participate in various high-level leagues and tournaments. These include:

  • New England Premiership (NEP)
  • National League
  • Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)
  • US Youth Soccer National Championship Series

Notable Accomplishments

2015Ranked 20th best girls’ soccer club in the nation by Soccer America Magazine
2017U16 Girls team won the US Youth Soccer National Championship
2018U17 Girls team reached the ECNL National Finals
2019Multiple teams won state championships in their respective age groups

College Placement and Alumni

Scorpions SC has a strong track record of helping players reach the next level, particularly in college soccer. Many of the club’s alumni have gone on to play for top NCAA Division I, II, and III programs. The club hosts college showcase events and provides guidance to players throughout the college recruitment process.

Community Involvement

In addition to its competitive soccer programs, Scorpions SC is actively involved in the local community. The club organizes camps, clinics, and outreach initiatives to promote the growth of soccer and give back to the community.

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  1. Real Fútbol says:

    This is about the boys side only. A joke of a club. I wasted a year and a half of my son’s time with this club. The girls side does have some success but the boys have no coaching philosophy. This club is all about politics and connections rather than talent and substance. They do not develope talent and hardly coach. You will often have coach tardy or not show up at all. They put some effort into the so called elite teams but they are even limited. The owner of the club is an , miserable tyrant who puts little effort into PR. If you aren’t in the inner cirlcle of this club you will never get a fair look. To be fair there are some talented coaches mostly on the girls side. Though they tend to lose good coach to better clubs. If you are serious about developing your child I would not choose this club. There are many clubs these days so I would choose one that at least developed talent and at least cares about your business. This club in my opinion will be out of business in 5 years max!

  2. Overall: This club is a good club. It has a very good group of people with better than good hearts behind the scenes and like any club it is costly to play ‘club soccer’ Any club you join should be treated like a place you want to enjoy and the experience will be better and more complete and healthy for your child. You are paying for this BUT were invited and will be asked to leave it you don’t fit – same as any club same as your neighbors house.

    Younger Age Groups: Excellent in development of these as the training elevates all not some of the players games

    Middle/Elder Age Groups: Not most highly sought club but making inroads on boy’s side and has ECNL/NPL on girls side which is a draw only second to those teams from the FC Stars. Seems to be growing although not as fast as others as there are a lot of options withing reach of Braintree.

    Facilites: are currently pretty poor rented from where ever but it’s about what your kid puts in not how polished the turf is or how manicured the grass. A mom an pop (I think most pop) club that has a partnership now ith Breakers and commercial or not that will help.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Any idea how I can contact the company?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Great Club

  5. Anonymous says:

    This club is all about about growing good players. the older the kids get the more apparent it is they learn nothing here.

  6. Anonymous says:

    They call this a soccer league! OMG after years of our kids here..their teams still cant play. Terrible coaches…if you can actually call them that. its all about money here…play as little as possible, play all over earth, and the only thing improving is the bankroll for the club. One big family business? try and find a referee or coach in shape! save your money. organize a neighborhood game. I cant even bare to attend games anymore…watching is so painful!

  7. Anonymous says:

    The Club is Very Expensive. You would think for that type of money the Coach would show up for the Games. Twice this year the Coach was a no show. Once She had a conflict and was sending another Coach in the program. A NO SHOW two Mothers had to coach the Team. It was never addressed no apology. no explanation. Another time she sent her Sister nobody knew She wasn’t coming?

  8. how much does this club

  9. anonymous says:

    let me tell you something about this club. First of all they don’t care about talent as long as you run around with your head cut off and play “aggressive” you will make elite. Does not matter if you cannot kick the ball with one foot, never mind both. Don’t worry if you don’t know your position just run and hit. This coach Andy that she talked about was supposed to be my daughters coach but we declined as well as 30 other girls,so now there are only 2 u11 girls teams instead of 4. From 56 girls trying out they got 2 teams with all girls being asked to play. Good luck to anyone playing for the Breakers Academy oops I meant scorpions.

    1. current parent says:

      For those who didn’t get placed on the top 2 u11 teams they went else where and that’s fine if your not selected on the top team and leave. Only one person declined the premier team and one new addition. Very happy with scorpions. You’ll find flaws with every c lub.

  10. Anonymous says:

    i was with this team since i was in the pool at around age 9, i was on elite for a year but got placed down to premier for the rest of my years. i stopped at u15 because i had just a horrible experience. my team was promised Katie but we came to find out we had some newbie fresh out of college who knew none of us and she knew nothing. she then got fired or “let go”, no one was sure. But she got replaced with another new coach Andy. I went from playing almost all game every game, to maybe 10 minutes a half, not even in the position i always played in. We then lost a game 0-7 and he bamed everything on us, not even considering his lack of coaching skills. he then slaved us into a practice that ended with a girl crying and going home, near fainting and throwin up, forced laybor with more punishment if you didnt do it. he forced us to do sprints the entire time with little breaks. after however many sprints we were forced, hed ask a question “how much did you lose by?”. if someone was to answer, there would be more and more and more sprints to the point were you collapse. he didnt talk to us on the side lines, yelled at us when we did things wrong. it was not a good experience. only good coach was Katie but shes gone now. club only pays attention to the top teams. hated the camps. they dont care for the players, only the money and winning.

  11. just because you join a club does not mean winning soccer. player development is good but if your not a premier or elite, your team will be losing more than not. sounds like the director responding to the negatives. I have seen some good and a lot of bad. your child will develop but be ready for headaches. i know quite a few with very bad experiences and for ourselves not all bad but have I learned how to deal with cancellations, poor field conditions constant changing of schedules, “when you plan your calendar do it in pencil”.(really reaching with the pele” grape fruit thing, we’re gonna start doing that next. anyway not club bashing because there are some benefits like the reason our children are there to begin with. friendships, team work developing in the game they love. As A seasoned parent I can say buyer beware. talk to other folks, ask questions and be ready for some of the answers to be misleading.

    1. Anonymous says:

      My experience with clubs has been the same as you describe at the 3 largest girls clubs in mass which we have been with. All of them are average from top to bottom, Each make the same mistakes as the other. Promote the well coached & trained teams 10% on average, do not talk about ok coaches & training 90% on average. Good luck

  12. Anonymous says:

    Scorpions have merged with the Boston Breakers! Check out the websites of either organization for more details. The merger applies to the whole club–girls teams and boys teams. A tremendous partnership.

  13. Another Scorpion Parent says:

    Scorpions players typically train 3 times a week with games on Saturdays or Sundays depending on which league a team plays in. For the 2013/2014 season, the boys program will train from July until December. After a short break the club will train from January until June. In addition to the outdoor Fall and Spring leagues, Scorpions has also been playing in winter indoor leagues and futsual leagues to increase touches on the ball.

  14. A Satisfied Parent says:

    We are on the boys side for about 4-5 years and have had a great experience with Scorpions. Great training sessions; great group of parents; and a dedicated group of coaches. The boys’ program has grown a lot over the last 5 years and with that growth comes growing pains as the club adjusts its ways. The club trains primarily on the Thayer Academy turf fields and at Braintree South and East Middle Schools. As clubs go, it is very affordable.

    The top teams on the boys side play in the New England Premiership, Region 1 and beyond. At the younger age groups, the program is very focused on developing skills and passing rather than winning games. As the boys get older, more advanced concepts are introduced.

    Scorpions is in my view the best club option on the Route 3 corridor South of Boston.

    1. you forgot to mention your not allowed to wear Scorpions gear at the Braintree facilities as to not upset the Braintree residents.

  15. Jim Peverly says:

    My daughter and son played for the Scorpiions for several years and since Keith Caldwell has left the club has been below average at best. they seem to only care about the ECNL teams and all other teams are about the money. The coaching is not very deep once you get past the top 2 coaches on both the girls and boys side as opposed to the NEFC or the FC Stars and other clubs. The facilities they practice at are in horrible condition in Braintree with the exception of Thayer. Their Summer camp is at one of the schools on a field with dead grass and is very poorly run with no real trainng to speak of. it’s really to bad to watch what was once such a good club become below average, what ever Caldwell was getting paid he was worth it, he was always responsive to calls and E Mails.

    1. I disagree with your assessment, which is way too harsh. A number of great players who now play on national teams and in the MLS practiced on the same fields. Pele kicked grapefruits on patches of dirt in far worse shape. If your kid really wants to play, they won’t care whether they are playing on high-grade turf or bumpy fields. Scorpions is a solid program, and the comments above are off base.

  16. AshleyBrin says:

    blah, blah, blah, no I don’t hate this club but i HEAR more stories of just nuts over / down (?) there; then i hear rumors of either them buying a club or being bought by a club – just seems so unsecure. I’m happy i never committed to ths club!

    1. Another Scorpion Parent says:

      This poster’s comments are based on nothing more than rumors. The poster doesn’t even belong to the club, so her comments really have no basis in fact. Scorpions is a terrific club. It has a proven track record. It is one of only two clubs in Massachusetts on the girls side that competes at the ECNL. On the boys side, its U14 team just won the State Cup for the second year in a row. It is by far the strongest club on the South Shore.

  17. Be careful with this club. Know who the coach is before you commit. They hired a girl out of college who never coached before and couldn’t relate to kids. She was demeaning to many girls on the team, swore during games, and gave negative comments during practices. Not someone who you want your kid coached by after all the $$ you spend on this club. The club leader ignored everything. Very disappointing. We pulled our kid out too halfway through. Other coaches are better. Beware. Get background info. on the coaches before you register! You have to fight for a refund.

    1. Not our experience by any stretch of the imagination in more than 4 years with the club. Great club.

  18. John Weymouth says:

    Terible club – I pulled my kid halfway through. Player development is horrible especially when you consider how much they charge. They club leader is a tyrant and egomaniac.

    1. Jim Peverly says:

      The club leader is actually not a bad guy, just needs to lear to be a little more personable like some of his top coaches.

    2. Another Scorpion Parent says:

      Serious club soccer is a good fit for some and not for others. If you want top notch training with a club that is playing at the highest levels of youth soccer then Scorpions is the place to be. To say that it is horrible at player development when it has developed players who play at WNT and who play at dozens of Division I programs is just plain inaccurate. Likewise to call the club leader names says more about you than it does him.

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