U5 - 8 Development Program Session II Now Available
6 Week Program: Mid-July through Mid-August

Young players (U5-U8) are at an ideal intellectual and physical stage to learn and retain both techniques and foundational tactical ideas for soccer.  NSSA has created a young player development program to lead in the growth of our community’s 5 to 8 year olds. Players will be taught technical and tactical ideas in an engaging, challenging and exciting environment. A typical session will consist of 15 minutes of technical training, 15 minutes of foundational, tactical ideas and 30 minutes of free-play overseen and enhanced by NSSA’s professional training staff. The program will provide an arena that allows for a player to take hundreds of touches on the ball each week and face situations where they will be challenged to make decisions. This program is designed to enhance your child's NSSA soccer experience and will NOT conflict with league play or teams.

U5 - 8 Development Program Session II
6-week program, Saturdays, 9 - 12 pm
Dates: July 11, 18, 25, August: 1, 8, 15
Location:
Bucher Field, 5900 Mackubin Street, Shoreview, MN 55126
Cost: $65 (fee includes training shirt)
 
U5/6 birth dates: 8-1-08 to 12-31-10
U7/8 birth dates: 8-1-06 to 7-31-08

Choose either U5/6 or U7/8 when registering for this program.
Registration closes July 17 - Click here to Register
 
Training Times  
U5/6 Boys & GIrls: 9 - 10 am
U7/8 Girls: 10 - 11 am
U7/8 Boys: 11 am - 12 pm
NEW Training Opportunity: U9/U10 FST Sessions
Develop individual foot skills and soccer knowledge - for both competitive and recreational players

The NSSA  Footskills Training Program (FST) is a 6-week program that will work with U9/10 players, developing their individual footskills and understanding of the game through small-sided games and guided free play. Both competitive and recreational players will gain from these sessions. Sessions will include specific emphasis on the following skills:

  • Dribbling
  • Passing
  • Receiving
  • 1st touch
  • Ball striking
  • Shooting/Finishing

A typical session will consist of 15 minutes of technical training, 15 minutes of foundational, tactical ideas and 30 minutes of free-play overseen and enhanced by NSSA’s professional training staff. Sessions will provide an arena to allow players to take hundreds of touches on the ball each week and face situations where they will be challenged to make decisions. This program is designed to enhance your child's NSSA soccer experience, develop skills for their current season and prepare for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. 

*Sessions are organized in a pool-style comparable to the U9/10 competitive program, led by professional NSSA staff, NSSA's Directors of Coaching, and our U9/10 Technical Director.

Program will run 6 weeks on Sundays, June 7 - July 19 (off July 5)
Dates: June 7, 14, 21, 28, July: 12, 19 (off July 5)
Location: 
Bucher Field, 5900 Mackubin Street, Shoreview, MN 55126
Cost: $75 (fee includes training shirt)
Registration closes June 12 - Click here to Register
 
Training TImes  
U9/10 Girls: 6 - 7 pm
U9/10 Boys: 7 -8 pm

U9/10 birth dates: 8-1-04 to 7-31-06
NSSA Club-Sponsored Training Programs

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, please contact:
Directors of Coaching - Jacob & Katelynn Fast
Boys Competitive Director - Open Position
Girls Competitive Director - Lori Pearson

Annual Winter Training Sessions:

  • Goal Keeper Training Sunday & Wednesday Nights - Final session is Wednesday, April 29
  • Sunday 2015 Winter Training - Training will resume in late 2015
  • Wednesday 2015 Winter Training - Final sessions are Wednesday, April 29
  • U9 & U10 2015 Winter Pool Training - Training will resume in late 2015
  • National Sports Center Parking Information
NSSA U9 & U10 2015 Outdoor Pool Training

NSSA U9/10 Outdoor Pool Training Begins Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28. 
NSSA's U9/10 Technical Director will be leading each session with assistance by NSSA's DOC's, training staff and team coaches.  We look forward to working with NSSA's U9/10 players throughout the season.  Please note the schedule reminder below:

AGE GROUP TRAINING DAY TRAINING DATES
U9 Girls Mondays April 27
May 4, 11, 18
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13*
*no training on Memorial Day, May 25
(date replaced with July 13)

 
U10 Girls Tuesdays
April 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7
U9 Boys Tuesdays
April 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7
U10 Boys Mondays April 27
May 4, 11, 18
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13*
*no training on Memorial Day, May 25 
(date replaced with July 13)
 
Location: Chippewa Middle School - Lower Fields
5000 Hodgson Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55126

Players should bring: grey training shirt, outdoor cleats, shin guards, size 4 inflated ball and water.

NSSA Introduces U9/U10 Technical Director, Julian Guilbeault

Guilbeault takes lead role in developing our young competitive players.

Julian Guilbeault is known throughout the Twin Cities area for his amazing ability to teach technique to players of all ages and engage and relate with young players through his passion  for the sport. His extensive playing background includes training at a professional soccer facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil and three years on the University of St. Thomas Men’s Varsity team. Julian has worked with elite levels players, clubs and high schools throughout the Twin Cities and also recently picked up “freestyle” soccer, which combines the art and beauty of soccer by performing consecutive tricks with the soccer ball, demonstrating control, touch, and skill. He performs on a consistent basis for thousands of people at soccer Galas, benefits, MN United games, jamborees, school festivals, and more. Julian enters his fourth year with NSSA and is transitioning from coaching to taking the lead in developing NSSA’s U9/10 players.  As U9/10 Technical Director. Julian will work directly with the coaches of these age groups within pool training and team training.