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NEP Announces Become Elite as Associate Member Club

By Adam Scott, 08/12/21, 10:15AM EDT


The NEP is proud to announce that Become Elite Soccer (Merrimack Valley, MA) has officially become our second Associate Member Club for the 2021-22 season. Our Associate Member Club Initiative, announced in the Spring of 2021, looks to work with the leadership teams of applying and accepted clubs to provide support, guidance, education and a first-in-class competitive environment for their players, coaches and families. The Initiative will allow applying and accepted clubs the opportunity to play in the NEP in appropriately placed competitive brackets.  

“We’re over the moon to be welcomed into the NEP and very grateful to Adam, Martyn and the NEP Board for accepting us. We’ve been searching for a Club level league that only plays on Sundays to allow us to pursue what we have set out to do and that is help and work within our local Communities to allow them to grow and improve and in turn we will provide a higher level of play ourselves. We were running into too many conflicts being in the same league as our communities and so now playing Club on a Sunday will allow our players to play for their Communities on a Saturday. After speaking with Adam our philosophies and future visions were aligned almost word for word and so it was an easy decision for Become Elite Soccer”, said Owner Carl Ashley. 

NEP League Director Adam Scott noted, “The NEP welcomes Become Elite Soccer to our family of clubs.  We are excited to have the chance to work with Carl, his members of staff and most importantly the players at Become Elite Soccer. We as a league are committed to working with like minded organizations that are driven by decisions that are best for the players and their development both on and off the pitch. Become Elite Soccer’s vision and approach to player development as well as their understanding of how to best support individuals as human beings away from the club soccer world is outstanding.  We are thrilled to be able to support Become Elite Soccer in their continuing efforts to provide soccer programming to local players and families. Our goal is to support those efforts through coach education, collaboration and a fun and competitive environment for their teams and players.  We welcome Become Elite Soccer and can’t wait for their teams to be a part of our Competitive Fall 2021 season.”