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.
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Our Jr Academy uniform kits are in the 2nd year of a 2 year cycle and will be used through Summer 2021. Kit includes a white jersey, black shorts and black socks. Cost is $35 and can be purchased within the program registration.
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.
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.
LINK TO INFO & REGISTRATION: https://mnwi.soccershots.com/search?st_t=1071&st_ti=1431&loc=551
8 SESSIONS - May 1 - June 26
DATES: Saturdays – May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 10, 26
(no session May 29)
LOCATION: Chippewa Middle School, 5000 Hodgson Rd., North Oaks, MN
One 30 minute class per week! This program requires parent involvement. To follow social distancing recommendations, only one family member per child is permitted on Soccer Island during the session.
Maximum of 8 players per time slot.
|Mini (2-3 year olds)||8:20 am, 9am|
|Classic (3-4 year olds)||9:40, 10:20, 11, 11:40 am|
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.
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.