JR ACADEMY UNIFORM KITS

Our Jr Academy uniform kits are in the 2nd year of a 2 year cycle and will be used through Summer 2020.  Kit includes a white jersey, black shorts and black socks. Cost is $30 and can be purchased within the program registration.

JR ACADEMY FOR U5/U6/U7/U8 - WINTER - 8 SESSIONS (Once Weekly)

Players learn soccer skills in an engaging, challenging and exciting environment. A typical training session consists of technical training, foundational, tactical ideas and guided free-play overseen and enhanced by NSSA’s professional training staff  provides an arena that allows a player to take hundreds of touches on the ball each week and face situations where they will be challenged to make decisions. Jr. Academy is geared toward all levels and experience.

NEW THIS YEAR: AGE GROUPS WILL NOT BE COMBINED

With the programs continued growth, we will separate each age group by birth year instead of combining as in years past (example U5 and U6 will be separated instead of combined U5/6 in one grou).  We believe this is best moving into the 2020 season for technical, tactical and psychological growth for every player.

Academy Format:
• 8 Sessions
• Players assigned to Teams of 8 – 10 (training groups)
• 4v4/5v5 game format
• Training times consistent weekly
• Professional coaches 
• Club-designed Curriculum

DATES: Saturdays, Feb 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 18, 25
COST: $95 plus Uniform Fee ($30)
LOCATION: National Sports Center Expo Center, 1700 105th Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55449 (map below)
MAX NUMBER: 24 spots

WHAT TO BRING: Cleats, Shin Guards, Water Bottle, Uniform

PROGRAM SCHEDULE: JR ACADEMY - 8 SESSIONS, ONCE WEEKLY

AGE GROUP BIRTH YEAR DAYS TIME
GIRLS U5 ACADEMY 2015 SATURDAY 9-10AM
GIRLS U6 ACADEMY 2014 SATURDAYS 9-10AM
GIRLS U7 ACADEMY 2013 SATURDAYS 10-11AM
GIRLS U8 ACADEMY 2012 SATURDAYS 11AM-12PM
BOYS U5 ACADEMY 2015 SATURDAYs 10-11AM
BOYS U6 ACADEMY 2014 SATURDAYS 10-11AM
BOYS U7 ACADEMY 2013 SATURDAYS 11AM-12PM
BOYS U8 ACADEMY 2012 SATURDAYS 9-10AM

NSC EXPO CENTER MAP

U8 JR ACADEMY COMPETITIVE PREP - WINTER - 16 SESSIONS (Twice Weekly)

Players will be taught technical and tactical ideas in an engaging, challenging and exciting environment. A typical training session will consist of technical training, foundational, tactical ideas and guided free-play overseen and enhanced by NSSA’s professional training staff. STORM JR. ACADEMY provides an arena that allows a player to take hundreds of touches on the ball each week and face situations where they will be challenged to make decisions.

The Competitive Prep program is geared towards the player who has a passion for the game and is eager to prepare for the next level of play (U9 Competitive).  Players do not need to be “elite” to participate in this program.

The Competitive Prep program will meet twice weekly throughout the winter with one day of training (Saturdays) and one day of futsal games (Sundays).

What is Futsal?
Futsal is played in a smaller space, on a hard playing surface (typically a gym floor) using a smaller weighted ball. There are no boards to bounce the ball off and the focus is on individual skill, movement off the ball and control in tight spaces.  Players will get hundreds of touches on the ball through a technical warm-up and guided free-play within a 4 v 4 + GK format. 

Competitive Prep Format:
16 Sessions
Players assigned to Teams of 8 – 10 (training groups)
4v4/5v5 game format (on turf at NSC)
5v5 Futsal games (at Island Lake Elementary Gym)
Training & Game times consistent weekly
Professional coaches 
Club-designed Curriculum
Preparation to prepare players adequately to enter the Competitive Program

DATES:
Saturdays @ NSC:Feb 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 18, 25

Sundays @ Island Lake: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26
COST: $165 plus Uniform Fee ($30)
LOCATIONS:
Saturdays: NSC Expo Center, 1700 105th Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55449 (see map below)
Sundays: Island Lake Elem. School Gym (enter from Vivian Ave Entrance), 3355 Victoria St. N., Shoreview, MN 55126 
 
MAX NUMBER: 32 spots

FOR SUNDAYS @ ISLAND LAKE: Please wear gym shoes, no cleats allowed.

WHAT TO BRING: Cleats (Saturdays) and tennis shoes or indoor Soccer soccer shoes (Sundays), Shin Guards, Water Bottle, Uniform Kit

PROGRAM SCHEDULE: U8 COMPETITIVE PREP - 16 SESSIONS, TWICE WEEKLY

U8 COMPETITIVE PREP LOCATION BIRTH YEAR DAYS TIME
GIRLS U8 TRAINING NSC EXPO CENTER 2012 SATURDAYs 11AM-12PM
GIRLS U8 FUTSAL ISLAND LAKE ELEM 2012 SUNDAYS 4-5PM
BOYS U8 TRAINING NSC EXPO CENTER 2012 SATURDAYS 9-10AM
BOYS U8 FUTSAL ISLAND LAKE ELEM 2012 SUNDAYS 3-4PM