Player Identification Roundup for U9/U10 Players
For players interested in the coming competitive season, Winter 2015 through Summer 2016

Players should come ready to play and show off their skills at our November Player ID Round Up!  NSSA’s Directors of Coaching and U9/10 Technical Director will lead the players in activities and small-sided games to assess their experience levels in soccer and place them accordingly. NSSA is committed to building teams of like-abilities for the coming winter and spring seasons, where teams can be competing at appropriate levels, learn more about the great game of soccer, and ultimately have fun. The Player ID format is designed to mirror a typical training session to help us field appropriate teams for the next soccer year, where children grow, learn and develop into the players they aspire to become.  New players will be grouped with current NSSA players during the player ID sessions to create different environments needed. Cost is $35.
Location: Vadnais Sports Center, 1490 County Road E East, Vadnais Heights, 55110

Girls Sessions Saturday , Nov. 14 Sunday, Nov. 15
U9 GIrls 1:00 - 2:15 pm  6:30 - 7:45 pm
U10 Girls: 2:15 - 3:30 pm 7:45 - 9 pm
Boys Sessions Saturday , Nov. 14 Monday, Nov. 16
U9 Boys 3:30 - 4:45 pm 5:30 - 6:45 pm
U10 Girls: 4:45 - 6 pm 6:45 - 8 pm

Players are encouraged to attend BOTH sessions.

Age Group Birthdate Range
U9 8-1-06 to 7-31-07
U10 8-1-05 to 7-31-06

IMPORTANT NOTE: Participating in the November Player ID Round Up does not guarantee placement.  All players will be placed on a team as long as numbers support a new team being formed.

Competitive Programs: Training & Development
Introducing FST Individual Training & STORM Academy for Competitive Teams
NSSA provides a variety of individual training & development opportunities for our competitive program players in the off-season. 
  • STORM Goalkeeper Training
  • Friday Night Futsal Winter Sessions
  • STORM Jr. Academy for U5 - U8 Players
  • FST Programs: Footskills Training & Strikes & Saves
  • STORM Academy - Team Training

Program descriptions can be found on the Training Page Registration is now open for each of these programs. Click on the Registration Page to register

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. 

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:

STORM Goalkeeper Training
Thursdays, January - April at Vadnais Sports Center

NSSA provides club-sponsored goalkeeper training for our U9 - 18 competitive program players throughout the winter season.  Each session will have 2 professional goalkeeper trainers allowing groups to be split based off of ability levels:more experienced and less experienced.  Teams are encouraged to send 1-2 goalkeeper to attend each week.  Full participation is encouraged to fully develop technical and tactical ability in match situations come spring.

The goalkeeper training is scheduled on the following dates:
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 3, 10, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28

Location: Vadnais Sports Center, 1490 County Rd E, St Paul, MN 55110

Age Group Training Times
U9/10 GK 6:00 - 7:00pm
U11/12 GK 7:00 - 8:00pm
U13-18 GK 8:00 - 9:00pm

* Please note: this training is for our competitive goalkeeper players only.

NSSA provides a quality and competitive training environment year-round for our competitive teams

The STORM Academy training and development is provided for all NSSA competitive teams. We focus on individual development so that each player reaches their full potential in the sport of soccer. Professional coaches use age-appropriate training methods and the NSSA Player Development Plan to create the “complete player.”  The complete player excels in four major areas of application: technical skills and ability, a tactical foundation, physical attributes, and psycho-social elements.

NSSA Training Program Curriculum & Objectives:
Our curriculum guides your player toward advanced player development and competitive participation. We emphasize these objectives:
1) Continued Ball Mastery
2) Attacking and Defending Tactics
3) Tactical Principles and Play
4) Focused Training Sessions

The following documents explain the specific program for each age groups and competitive level:

U9/U10 Maroon & Gold Teams U9/U10 Academy Training & Development Program (PDF)
U11/U12 C1 Teams U11/U12 Elite Academy Training & Development Program (PDF)
U11/U12 C2 & C3 Teams U11/U12 Select Training & Development Program (PDF)
U13 - U18 C1 & Premier Teams U13 - U18 Elite Academy Training & Development Program (PDF)
U13 - U18 C2 & C3 Teams U13 - U18 Select Training & Development Program (PDF)
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,

NSSA Coach Application (PDF Download)

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

NSSA has prepared a Team Manager Handbook that includes lots of tips to make your job easier:

NSSA Competitive Soccer Team Manager Handbook (updated 04.13.15)

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