New NSSA Soccer Development Program for 5 to 8 year olds
Sessions run May & June on Saturday mornings

New NSSA Soccer Development Program for 5 to 8 year olds

REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015 - 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.

Our new program consists of weekly, 1-hour sessions (scheduled to not conflict with the recreational program playing nights).

U5/6 NSSA Minis: Birth date 8-1-08 to 12-31-10
U7/8 NSSA Juniors:  Birth date 8-1-06 to 7-31-08

Duration: 8 weeks, Saturday mornings in May and June

Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27 (off Memorial Day weekend)
Location: Bucher Field, 5900 Mackubin Street, Shoreview, MN 55126
Fee: $65 (includes NSSA training shirt)
PLAYERS SHOULD BRING: Size 3 ball, cleats (tennis shoes OK), shin-guards and water

U5/6 Girls & Boys: 
9:00 - 10:00 am
U7/8 Girls: 10:00 - 11:00 am
U7/8 Boys: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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. 

2014 Fall & 2015 Competitive Documents 

What is Competitive Soccer?

2015 Try-Out Changes: FAQs

2014 Fall Competitive: FAQs

Fall Competitive Commitment Message 

2015 Try-out Format: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Age Group Chart

Note to Potential Premier, C1 and Maroon Level Players

2014 - 2015 Competitive Fee Structure

NSSA Tentative 2015 - 2016 Try-Out Dates
Subject to Change Pending MYSA Finalized Calendar




Tuesday, July 21 – Thursday, July 23


Tuesday, July 21 – Thursday, July 23


Tuesday, July 21 – Thursday, July 23





Sunday, July 26

Wednesday, July 29


Sunday, July 26

Wednesday, July 29


Sunday, July 26

Tuesay, July 28


Sunday, July 26

Tuesday, July 28


Sunday, July 26

Monday, July 27


Sunday, July 26

Monday, July 27


Sunday, July 26

Monday, July 27


Thursday, July 30

Saturday, August 1

In the event of try-outs being cancelled due to weather, any age groups could be scheduled any time of day on the below days:

*Subject to change pending MYSA finalized calendar

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:

Coaches of competitive traveling teams should download the NSSA Soccer Coaching Handbook: