Dates: Season runs May 23 - July 20
The summer season is a 8-week program that focuses on teaching players foundational skills in dribbling, passing, attacking moves and finishing. This is open to players of all levels and experience. This program's main focus is on developing a player's comfort and confidence on the ball.
PLEASE NOTE: NSSA Partners with Soccer Shots to provide soccer for our youngest U3/U4 players. Information about Soccer Shots can be found at the bottom of this page.
The Registration "STORM Jr. Academy for U3-U8" is not currently available.
|AGE GROUP||BIRTH YEAR|
|U7 / U8 Boys & Girls||2011 / 2012|
|U5 / U6 Boys & Girls||2013 / 2014|
|U3 / U4 Boys & Girls||2015 / 2016|
Jr Academy U5/6 Make-up Session scheduled for May 25
Location: Chippewa Middle School
5000 Hodgson Rd Connection, St Paul, MN 55126
The NSSA STORM Jr. Academy Developmental Program provides an innovative format that teaches foundational skills for young soccer players and is in line with US Youth Soccer “best practices.”
No prior playing experience is necessary to join. Our STORM Jr. Academy is a bridge program that will prepare players for the transition to competitive, or provide the basic foundations for those choosing to play recreational soccer, when they graduate out of the Jr. Academy.
Our #1 goal with STORM Jr. Academy is to instill a passion for the game. We provide engaging training sessions that focus on helping players get comfortable on the ball and that encourages players to make decisions and take risks while having fun! Each session, our young players get 800+ touches on the ball.
STORM Jr. Academy sessions are led by NSSA training staff with backgrounds in childhood development, psychology, youth studies, sports science and soccer. NSSA’s age-appropriate curriculum has been designed by our Directors of Coaching and staff following guidelines of US Youth Soccer and follows a format to introduce a variety of concepts to our young players while keeping the focus on developing enthusiasm for playing soccer. Our staff cares about the success and enjoyment of each player. Many of our trainers have been a part of our staff for years and are excited to provide a structured environment to help your young player fall in love with soccer while learning the game.
NSSA partners with Soccer Shots to offer a specially designed program for kids born in 2015 & 2016!
Soccer Shots is an engaging children's soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children's lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum and communication.
The best coaches in the business
• Every Soccer Shots coach must complete our comprehensive training program to receive certification.
• All Soccer Shots coaches are trained in the use of developmentally appropriate techniques.
• Coaches are routinely evaluated and undergo ongoing training.
• Our coach selection process evaluates not only the ability to coach soccer, but also the ability to engage and inspire children.
Weather is unpredictable - We do our best to make up Jr. Academy canceled events but it is not guaranteed. There are no refunds for canceled events.