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NSSA Developmental Programs

NSSA now offers summer STORM Jr. Academy programming. STORM Jr. Academy will develop your young soccer player's foundational and tactical skills in an engaging, challenging environment led by our Club professional training staff. In addition, the U7/8 program includes summer teams and games and the U5/6 program includes guided free play. Visit our STORM Jr. Academy page for additional details and registration information.

North Suburban Soccer Association provides year-round training opportunities for its competitive teams. See below and the links to the left for comprehensive information. If you have any questions about NSSA training, please contact

In addition to competitive "team" training, NSSA offers several individual skills training and development opportunities during the off-season. Click the Individual Training link for more information.

 Players get hundreds of touches on the ball through a technical warm-up and guided free-play within a 4 v 4 + GK format. NSSA’s Friday Night Futsal program has been developed by NSSA’s Directors of Coaching.  Leading this program are experienced, licensed futsal coaches. Futsal is a tool used by clubs around the world to develop great players and teams.  Sign up now – space is limited and fills fast!

Katelynn & Jacob Fast, Directors of Coaching

Jacob and Katelynn Fast both grew up in the Twin Cities competing in MYSA their entire childhoods. They played high school soccer for Henry Sibley High School and Minnehaha Academy respectively. Jacob attended University of Northwestern (2008 graduate) and Katelynn attended Bethel University (2010 graduate). Each played four seasons and captained their teams during their senior years.

Jacob has coached for several MYSA clubs since 2005 before coming to NSSA in 2011. Katelynn has also held positions in multiple MYSA clubs since 2008 before arriving at NSSA in 2012. (Fun fact: Jacob and Katelynn met coaching against each other in 2011!) Katelynn has also coached at multiple high schools and in 2013 joined the Mounds View coaching staff where she is now the Girls Varsity Coach.

Currently Jacob and Katelynn serve as Co-Directors of Coaching for North Suburban Soccer Association. As DOC, their focus is on developing NSSA’s players and coaches on and off the field through structured, technical and tactical focused training sessions and coach education clinics. Jacob currently holds a "C" license" and Katelynn holds a "D license" from the United States Soccer Federation and a "National Youth" License.

Katelynn & Jacob Fast

NSSA Directors of Coaching

Barb Tuominen

NSSA Programs Administrator