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Jr. Academy for U3-U8

NSSA JR ACADEMY PROGRAM

We provide an innovative format that teaches foundational skills for young soccer players  in line with US Youth Soccer “best practices.” Our age-appropriate curriculum follows US Youth Soccer guidelines to introduce a variety of concepts to our young players while keeping the focus on developing enthusiasm for playing soccer. 
• No prior playing experience necessary
• engaging training sessions
• fun game environment

Desiree Cremeen

Desiree Cremeen

Jr. Academy Director

FALL 2020

We have limited space available for Fall 2020. If you are interested in registering your child for Jr Academy, please contact our Director, Desiree Cremeen. Email: desiree.cremeen@nssasoccer.org

FALL 2020 SOCCER FOR OUR JR ACADEMY AGE GROUPS

U5 & U6 Jr Academy (birth year 2015/2016)
One day a week; One day a week on Saturdays at Chippewa (8/29, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10) 

U7 Jr Academy (birth year 2013 /2014)
2 contacts a week - Practice Wednesdays at Rosebrook (8/26, 9/2,9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7) Games Saturdays at Chippewa (8/29, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10) 
*U8s can participate in this program if not yet ready or interested in the U8 Academy


U8 Academy (birth year 2013)
3 contacts a week - Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday. One tournament Sunday games are combination of inter-club scrimmages and matches with other clubs.

Soccer Shots (birth years 2016 / 2017)
Saturday mornings for our littlest players. 7 sessions. Details below.


FALL 2020

We have limited space available for Fall 2020. If you are interested in registering your child for Jr Academy, please contact our Director, Desiree Cremeen. Email: desiree.cremeen@nssasoccer.org

WEATHER POLICY

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.


JR ACADEMY PROGRAM FOR 2016/2017 BIRTH YEARS- SOCCER SHOTS!

NSSA partners with Soccer Shots to offer a specially designed program for kids born in 2016 & 2017! 
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.

REGISTER FOR FALL 2020

LINK TO INFO & REGISTRATION: https://mnwi.soccershots.com/search?loc=551

SOCCER SHOTS DATES - FALL 2020

DATES:
Aug. 29, Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10 (no session Sept. 5)
Full details can be found on the registration page (link above.)

LOCATION: Chippewa Middle School, 5000 Hodgson Rd., North Oaks
ALL SESSIONS ARE 30 MINUTES. 

AGE GROUP TIMES
Mini (2-3 year olds)  9am
Classic (3-4 year olds) 9:40, 10:20 or 11am

 

ABOUT JR ACADEMY

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. 


Jr. Academy Director

Desiree Cremeen, our Jr Academy Director, grew up in Roseville, playing and coaching North Suburban Soccer teams for both the Jr Academy and the Competitive Program. Des brings a desire to ignite passion for soccer in our youngest players and strong organizational abilities to keep the program running smoothly as it continues to develop and grow.