TRYOUT INFO

NSSA will hold tryouts for all age groups Sunday, July 26 through  Thursday, July 30. 

COST:
U9/U10: $35
U11 - U18: $45

LOCATION: University of Northwestern St. Paul Stadium, 3003 Snelling Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113 

FACILITY: Artificial Turf   

ATTIRE: Players should bring shin guards, cleats and water. A tryout shirt is included in tryout fee and must be worn to both sessions. 

CHECK-IN: Concourse on north side of stadium – please arrive 15-20 minutes before first session to check in and get your tryout shirt. Please check-in for both sessions.

RESTRICTIONS: Parents are not allowed in stadium or in the stands to observe evaluation sessions.  

Please note the potential for a Rain Day on Friday, July 31

TRYOUT PROCESS

NSSA owns all team designations. NSSA’s Director of Coaching determine the number of teams that an age and gender group can support based on player ability levels manifested through the tryout process.

  • The Director of Coaching is responsible for leading the on­‐field tryout evaluation process. Tryout format is at the discretion of the Directors of Coaching.

  • Players may be asked to compete against a group of their peers in small-sided games to evaluate them on various abilities, such as: first touch, passing and receiving, vision, movement on and off the ball, and spatial awareness. Each player will be evaluated based on how they perform in varying competitive environments with varying levels of players.

  • There is an annual tryout fee for all players participating in the tryout process. This fee assists in compensating third‐party evaluators, tryout uniforms, administrative/operational costs, and facility rental.

Missing Tryouts?

Team placement petition process is as follows: Players that are unable to attend tryouts must still complete the Tryout Registration to indicate that they wish to petition for a roster spot and pay the non-­refundable Tryout/Team Placement Fee.

Team placement Via Petition

  • For current NSSA players: The petition does not guarantee a position on a specific team rather it alerts the Director of Coaching that even though your child was not at tryouts they are still interested in playing for NSSA. Players will be placed on a team based on their ability level. 
    If you are missing tryouts you must complete this MISSING TRYOUTS FORM.

More Information & FAQs

Visit Our Tryouts FAQs Page

Answers to questions regarding:
- tryout dates
- competitive season
- leagues
- team fomation & placement
- team acceptance
- financial policies

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

NSSA IS COMMITTED TO MAKING QUALITY YOUTH SOCCER ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE.

North Suburban Soccer Association is committed to providing quality youth soccer that is accessible to everyone.  Financial Assistance for the Competitive program applies to the fees detailed in our policy (please download PDF below). 

PLEASE NOTE:  Available funds for financial assistance are limited each year, as established by an NSSA approved budget.  Once the approved financial aid funds are allocated, no additional monies are available for the season. We strongly recommend that you apply for financial assistance early as we hope to have all decisions made by August 1 to allow time to register for Competitive Soccer.

VISIT OUR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WEBPAGE FOR OUR POLICY AND THE APPLICATION:  nssasoccer.org/financial-aid​​​​​​​

If you have questions, please email our Treasurer:  bob.shannon@nssasoccer.org