We are thrilled to announce our acceptance into the New England Premiership! We are excited to provide our players the opportunity to compete with the top clubs in our region.
Here is the language from the NEP announcement released on February 8th:
The NEP is proud to announce that Legacy Soccer Club (Hanson, MA) has officially become our twenty third NEP Member Club with immediate effect.
Legacy Soccer Club was formed in 2018 and grew from their roots as Easton United Soccer Club. Legacy under the leadership of CEO and Director of Coaching John Barata have successfully provided their players and families with a love for the game of soccer and have strived to create an environment of learning, development and positivity. Through their three pillars of Pride, Power & Purpose, Legacy quickly became one of the leading clubs in the Club Champions League here in New England both on and off the pitch.
In 2019, Legacy received US Club Soccer’s ‘Good Housekeeping Seal’ as they were granted it’s coveted Players First licensing for their commitment towards improving the club soccer experience for their players and parents. Players First is built on the foundation of five pillars: Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement and Education & Player Health / Safety.
“Legacy Soccer Club is delighted to have the opportunity to join the New England Premiership. The NEP continues to represent the highest level of play in the Northeast and is home to top quality clubs that go beyond industry standards. This is a testament to the hard work of our players, families and coaches” said Legacy's CEO and Director of Coaching John Barata. “The new direction of the NEP promotes collaboration and a healthy professional development environment. We look forward to our families benefiting from local competition, regional access to higher levels of play and a continued concentrated focus on player development. We are excited about the opportunity to join the NEP, as it is regarded as one of the top leagues in the country.”
NEP League Director Adam Scott added, “The NEP welcomes Legacy Soccer Club to our NEP family of member clubs. We have the utmost respect for all of the good work that John Barata has done for club soccer in our region and are thoroughly impressed with the rise and development of Legacy Soccer Club under his leadership. We are thrilled to be able to work with Legacy’s staff, players and families to provide the very best soccer experience possible this Spring 2021 season and beyond. The NEP is fully committed to working with each of our Member Clubs to allow them to have a voice in the direction and improvement of our League. We welcome collaboration and an environment where like minded individuals in the soccer community can work together to ensure that our players receive all of the requisite playing and development opportunities needed to support their individual and collective development. Adding a club like Legacy to our League is another fantastic step towards achieving our commitment to our clubs, players and families. We are extremely excited to have them on board and look forward to seeing their teams compete across the NEP this upcoming Spring season!”
To learn more about the New England Premiership, you can visit their website here.