Welcome to NSSA's Competitive Soccer Program

NSSA is one of the longest standing soccer clubs within Minnesota youth soccer.  NSSA is excited to introduce soccer players of all ages and abilities to a great development atmosphere where they will learn key fundamentals to becoming a great soccer player.  Each year NSSA fields boys and girls soccer teams in age groups ranging from U9 through U18.  Our teams continue to experience tremendous success each year, by putting the love of the game first. 


INFORMATION ON NSSA'S COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS:
Comprehensive information about our Competitive Soccer program can be found by clicking this link: About NSSA Competitive Soccer & FAQs

Additional Information about NSSA Team Formation & Player Identification:

• Player Identification FAQs • Age Group Chart
• Player Identification Sessions Format: 
What to Expect and How to Prepare
• 2015 - 2016 Competitive Fee Structure -  Coming Soon
   
Competitive Coaches Survey 2015
Deadline extended to Tuesday, July 7

NSSA is seeking parent participation in our 2014-2015 coach evaluation process through a quick survey. The purpose of this survey is to continue to improve and develop NSSA coach and player development. 

 

IMPORTANT: 

1.  If your team has more than one coach, please complete a separate survey for each coach.

2.  If you have more than one child in the club, please complete a separate survey for each child’s coaches.

 

The results of this form are CONFIDENTIAL and any information shared will be ANONYMOUS unless you specify otherwise. It will be used to review current and potential coaches applying to coach for the upcoming seasons and as feedback for improvement. Please help us to assess the abilities of those who coached your children. Your feedback will help us to identify the strengths and weaknesses of our coaches, as well as the program as a whole.

 

Click Here to Begin the Survey - it should take less than 10 minutes to complete. 
 

Thank You for Your Participation!

NSSA 2015 - 2016 Competitive Player Identification Information
Held at University of Northwestern St. Paul in Stadium.

REGISTRATION FOR COMPETITIVE PLAYER IDENTIFICATION IS NOW OPEN (updated 06.24.15)

Location: University of Northwestern St. Paul Stadium, 3003 Snelling Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113 (this is a change from past years)
Cost: $35 (U9 - U18)
Stadium Facility: Artificial Turf 
Attire: Players should bring shin guards, cleats and water.
Birth date range: 8/1/1997 - 7/31/2007

NSSA will hold Parent Meetings on Tuesday, July 21 and Sunday, July 26
NSSA leadership will be sharing several significant changes to our Club Training & Development Program, commitment expectations for competitive players, and the launch of our new website. We strongly encourage attendance. Meetings will be held in the softball field bleachers just west of the UNW Stadium.
U9 – U11 Meeting Times: Tuesday July 21 at 5:30pm and 7pm
U12 – U18 Meeting Times: Sunday, July 25 at 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm and 6:30pm.

NSSA 2015-16 PLAYER IDENTIFICATION FAQS (PDF): Please download and read this PDF before player identification sessions begin. 

We know that team formation can be stressful and disappointing at times. NSSA exists for children in our community to have an opportunity to play the game of soccer. We try to place players on the appropriate teams so they are able to develop their skills in a fun and safe environment. At times, we run out of spots on the team that you and/or your child desires. Please understand this is not a desirable outcome from NSSA's perspective, but it is a reality and an important life lesson. Please view the attached link as a great resource for talking with your child. If you have an extenuating circumstances, please contact a club official privately to discuss the situation.  http://soccerparenting.com/2014/06/14/7-things-parents2/

 
     
Tuesday, July 21 & Thursday, July 23
Ages: U9 - U11, Boys & Girls
Time Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
5:30 - 7 pm U9 Girls U10 Boys U11 Girls
7 - 8:30 pm U9 Boys U10 Girls U11 Boys
 
Sunday, July 26
 
Ages: U12 - U18, Boys & Girls  
Time Group 1 Group 2  
8 - 10 am U12 boys U12 girls  
10 - 12 am U13 boys U13 girls  
12 - 2 pm U14 boys U14 girls  
2 - 3:30 pm U16 - 18 Girls none  
3:30 - 5 pm U15 Girls none  
5 - 6:30 pm U16 Boys U17 - 18 Boys  
6:30 - 8:30 pm U15 boys none  
       
Monday, July 27  
Ages: U16 - 18, Boys & Girls  
Time Group 1 Group 2  
5:30 - 7 pm U16 - 18 Girls none  
7 - 8:30 pm U16 Boys U17-18 Boys  
       
Tuesday, July 28  
Ages: U14 & U15, Boys & Girls  
Time Group 1 Group 2  
5:30 - 7 pm U14 Girls U15 Boys  
7 - 8:30 pm U14 Boys U15 Girls  
       
Wednesday, July 29  
Ages: U12 & U13, Boys & Girls  
Time Group 1 Group 2  
5:30 - 7 pm U12 Girls U12 Boys  
7 - 8:30 pm U13 Girls U13 Boys  
       

RAIN DATE INFO:  
Thursday, July 30, 4:30 - 9 pm & Saturday, August 1, 8 am - 8 pm
Location: Chippewa Middle School, 5000 Hodgson Rd., Shoreview, MN 55126

SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT PLAYER IDENTIFICATION: Player Identification Sessions are just one part of the NSSA process for team formation. These sessions are not the sole determinant for placement on a team. Feedback from NSSA training staff, directors and qualified coach evaluations are compiled to aid in the process. Attitude, willingness to be coached and attendance are also factors in the team formation process.

NSSA Competitive Coach Applications
Applications now being accepted for 2015-16 Season

NSSA is continually evaluating prospective coaches and trainers. Candidates interested in joining our growing staff of coaches and trainers can submit a resume and this application for consideration to Directors of Coaching Jacob and Katelynn Fast, doc@nssasoccer.org.

NSSA Coach Application (PDF Download)

NSSA U5-U8 Development Program Session II Now Open for Registration
Sessions run July 11 thru August 15, Saturday mornings

REGISTRATION FOR SESSION II NOW OPEN - Click on Registration Page to register

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. PLEASE VISIT THE TRAINING PAGE FOR DETAILS. When registering, choose either U5/6 or U7/8 program, depending upon your child's age.

Financial Assistance is Available

NSSA is committed to providing quality youth soccer that is accessible to everyone. Financial Assistance for the Competitive program applies to registration fees only; traveling uniform expenses and traveling team expenses, including but not limited to coaching fees, indoor training rental fees and tournament fees, are the responsibility of the applicant and the applicant’s team. Please visit our Financial Assistance page for more information.

NSSA Competitive Soccer Handbooks
Managers of competitive traveling teams should download the NSSA Team Manger’s Handbook: 
NSSA Team Manager’s Handbook
 
Coaches of competitive traveling teams should download the NSSA Soccer Coaching Handbook: 
NSSA Competitive Soccer Coaching Handbook