East Coast Soccer

East Coast Soccer ID Clinics

This ID Clinic will be led by Brian Kelley, Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, and Coach Ken Bovell, Head Men’s Soccer Coach at MIT. This clinic is a great opportunity for any high school-aged player to experience high-level coaching and training sessions from two regionally and nationally renowned coaches. Each player will experience college-level training sessions at an elite training facility located on the WPI Campus. The players will be able to showcase their skills in a competitive environment in front of college coaches while developing their technical, tactical and fitness abilities. Phil Torres, the WPI Goalkeeping Coach will also be present to train and assess aspiring Goalkeepers. East Coast Soccer and its Coaches look forward to continuing your development and passion for soccer!

August 3rd - 5th
Who: Boys entering grades 9th - 12th
Time: see below
Cost: Three Days: $375
Two Days: $299
(You can choose Fri & Sat or Sat & Sun)

Location: WPI Roof Top Field, 151 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609

What to bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Shin-guards
  • Cleats
  • Indoor shoes

 Any questions or concerns please email first at ecsclinics@gmail.com or if immediate call 978-420-8258.

 Friday August 3rd 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday August 4th 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday August 5th 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ken Bovell enters his third season as the head coach of MIT men’s soccer in 2017. MIT finished 2015, his first season, with a record of 18-3-1 (7-0-0 NEWMAC), broke 11 team records and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Division III men’s soccer tournament for the first time since 2003. It was also the first time in program history that the Engineers hosted the NCAA Tournament as MIT defeated Bridgewater State 5-1 and Bowdoin 1-0 to advance to the Sweet 16.

2015 also marked the first time since 2008 that MIT men’s soccer had three student-athletes selected as CoSIDA Academic All-Americans while Sean Bingham led the team with 21 goals, 12 points and 54 points, to become the program’s all-time leader in goals (70) and points (162). Bingham was named an All-American by the NSCAA, the D3Soccer Forward of the Year, the NEWMAC Athlete of the Year and was selected to the NEWMAC All-Conference First Team for the third straight season.

Prior to his promotion to head coach, Bovell served as an assistant at MIT for two seasons. As part of the success that Bovell brought to the MIT men’s soccer program, he was awarded with both the NEWMAC Coach of the Year and ECAC Division III New England Coach of the Year accolades in 2015. Since taking over head coaching duties in 2015, the program has registered a record of 24-13-2.

Bovell brings over 25 years of proven success as a coach at many levels to the Engineers. He was born and grew up playing soccer in Trinidad. Upon coming to the United States, he played soccer at Boston College and was a semi-professional player in the L.A.S.A. League with the Lowell Blues from 1982-1985.

Bovell has been an Olympic Development Program (ODP) coach for many years and has worked with players at the high school, college and club levels. A head coach for the FC Boston Soccer Club, Bovell began his career coaching the varsity boys’ high school soccer teams at Abington and Newton South.

Bovell also oversees the Massachusetts’ ODP Boys U-16 Team, a position he has held since 1994. His club and state teams have won state and regional championships, while contending for national honors as well. He has worked with many players who have gone on to have successful careers in college and beyond and holds a USSF “B” Coaching License and NSCAA Director of Coaching certificate.

He received his Bachelor’s Degree in management from Newbury College and had a 30 year career with the Boston Housing Authority, working as a Human Resource Specialist, Property Manager and Budget Analyst.