NSSA provides off-season club-sponsored training opportunities for its youth, and assists its teams in finding appropriate training programs offered by private soccer trainers in the Twin Cities area.

Additional training opportunities will be posted here from time to time. If you have any questions about off-season training opportunities, please contact:

2014 NSSA Winter Training


2014 NSSA Winter Training 

The 2014 winter training program for all registered NSSA U9–U17 field players and goalkeepers begins Sunday, February 9.

Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled training time to complete registration and pick up your 2014 NSSA training top to wear during training. 

Field Schedules (as of 2/1/14):                     Field A                 Field B                 Field C      

Field Layout (location of your session):    NSC field map  

For a specific training schedule for your team and other important details visit nssasoccer.org and click on the Training page.

If you are being trained by Dragon Soccer please fill out the attached waiver U12 - U17 Waiver (DRAGON SOCCER) and bring with you to your first training session.  To find out if Dragon Soccer is training you click on the field map and find your team.


All players must bring:

  • An inflated soccer ball
  • Molded plastic cleat soccer boots
  • Shin guards
  • Water



Select from one of the following sessions to attend February 9. Bring goalkeeper gloves, pants and jersey.

5:00-6:00pm Beginners (U11-U12)
6:00-7:00pm Intermediate
7:00-8:00pm Advanced
Goalkeeping coach Erick Stevens will advise you on which session best suits your level for the remaining weeks. 


Acceleration North Soccer Speed Sessions

Acceleration North/NSSA

2014 Gear Up for Summer Program


NSSA and Acceleration North are pleased to announce this special opportunity to help get our soccer players ready for the pitch this summer.  This program was offered in 2013 and all available spots were taken! 


Who is Acceleration North?

Acceleration North is a long-time local facility that focuses on helping athletes reach their full potential.  The experts at Acceleration will review our young athletes and then focus on sprint mechanics, better top end speed and acceleration, better agility, balance, and overall strength.


Why is NSSA offering this to its players?

NSSA believes that dedicated speed and agility training is vital to the complete development of a player. Partnering with Acceleration North allows NSSA players the opportunity to train at a professional facility. The staff at Acceleration North is able to to give soccer players the training they need to gain the edge on the field.    


What are the Specifics?

NSSA has reserved 4 hours of training for members to choose.  Just sign up for a time that works for your schedule.


Cost:  $75 for 6 one-hour sessions.* (typical individual training sessions are $175) –SAVE $100


When:  Tuesday and Thursdays March 18th – April 22nd   Open to ages 11yrs and up.

GROUP 1:  Tuesday 5pm – 6pm                             GROUP 2:   Tuesday 6pm – 7pm  

GROUP 3:  Thursday 5pm – 6pm                             GROUP 4:  Thursday 6pm – 7pm     


(NO age groups this year.  Please just choose a group and time that works for you)


*Note:  There is a class size limit to 16 players per time slot so sign up early to reserve a spot.  We will try to add times should demand warrant.   Going to be gone a week for break?  No problem, there will be a makeup date.


Key Date:  You must sign up for a training spot by midnight March 10th.  After this time, Acceleration North will release unused space for other athletes.


How do I sign up?  To sign up simply follow these instructions.  A link to the site is provided for your use.  Important: Tell us what group you want in the TEAM/ASSOCIATION box on the registration sheet.  If a group fills up, Acceleration North will contact you and try and adjust your schedule.


1.       Go to www.accelerationnorth.com

2.       On the top navigation bar choose Athlete Registration

3.       Fill out the athlete information

4.          Put what GROUP you want in the “TEAM/ASSOCIATION” Box

5.        Click and agree to the waiver and press Continue

6.       Under Programs & Speed Pass (All Sports), select 6 Sessions – Maintenance - $175.00

7.       Go to the bottom and enter the discount code NSSA6 and then press Continue

8.       The next page will show the discounted total of $75.00. 

9.        Press Pay Now, fill out your credit card info and press Continue


Want to learn more?  Visit www.accelerationnorth.com; Contact NSSA: wintertraining@nssasoccer.org