CP Soccer New England
CP Soccer New England is launching in May of 2019 with a kick-off practice. Regular practices will start in September.
Founders, Coaches and Advisors
Mara played soccer through high school and her two daughters have played since they were young. Mara is a somatic therapist, specializing in helping kids and adults optimize their recovery after neurological or neuromuscular injuries. She's trained in Feldenkrais and Somatic Experiencing. Previously, she's been a geophysicist and software engineer. She's a solo mom to two daughters, both of whom play soccer and ice hockey. Mara played Division I ice hockey and now coaches girls' hockey in her local community. Mara has seen how sports are a great way to help kids continue to gain skills after stroke or other neurological injuries, and is delighted to help found the Boston CP Soccer Team.
Bonnie and her family have a fondness for all types of soccer, as long-time New England Revolution season ticket holders and US Men’s and Women’s National team fans. Her daughter Olivia spent years playing TOPS and adapted soccer and the opportunity to help expand CP Soccer to the Boston area was a natural fit for her family.
When not following soccer, Bonnie is an active advocate, promoting child and family-centered health care, especially for children and youth with special needs. Her current project, with Mass Family Voices, is to train families to influence policy improvement to ensure families and communities needs are met. Her work has also helped connect families to needed resources and supports. She is a family appointee and Commission co-Chair of the MA Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund.
Bonnie’s family is connected to the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association and have enjoyed traveling around the country connecting with other CHASA families at least 9 retreats over the years.
I started coaching in 2005. I am the Girls Varsity Head Coach at Prospect Hill Academy. I run Toddler & Youth soccer programing for Everett Wellness Center, Billerica Recreation, Malden YMCA, Medford Recreation, Moore Soccer Academy, Somerville Recreation, and Sidekick Sports Academy & Super Soccer Stars.
I’ve coached as a Unified Sports Soccer Coach for the Special Olympics Massachusetts with Belmont Sports & Top Soccer.
As a soccer instructor my goal is to modify training sessions for all athletic developments. My coaching philosophy is to cultivate a motivating and challenging atmosphere where all athletes will not only learn the skills of the sport but also develop the necessary traits to be successful in their own lives. Developing this type of ethos is critical to the overall success of every community member.