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U9/U10 SPRING TRYOUT DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2019 SEASON - FEBRUARY 10!

U9 and U10 2019 Spring Try-out
Birth years 2009 & 2010

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Location: Chippewa Middle School - GYM
5000 Hodgson Rd., North Oaks, MN 55126

2009 & 2010 Girls
Time: 5:45 - 7 pm

2009 & 2010 Boys
Time: 7 - 8:15 pm

Cost: $35
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.


*Important: NO CLEATS ALLOWED (tennis shoes or indoor flat-soled shoes ONLY)
*No fee for players returning from the fall season.  Use discount code sent separately to register.
*Returning fall players wear their try-out shirt from the August try-out

PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING - MONDAY, FEB. 4

NSSA will host a parent info meeting to talk about the U9/10 competitive structure, as well as our competitive program for 2019. 

PLEASE JOIN US TO LEARN ABOUT NSSA COMPETITIVE:
Monday, Feb. 4, 6-7:30pm
Chippewa Middle School Auditorium
5000 Hodgson Rd., North Oaks, MN

More Information

Visit Our Tryouts FAQs Page

Answers to questions regarding:
- tryout dates
- fall season
- tryout process
- team invitations
- team acceptance
- financial policies
- team formation
- player selection
- roster size
- playing time

Barb Tuominen

Club Administrator

NSSA UNVEILS NEW REFERRAL INCENTIVE

NSSA is always seeking to expand our membership and strengthen our age groups. We strongly believe we are a community soccer organization where kids can belong and thrive. We  are asking families of U9/U10 players to share tryout information with friends and in their "network" whether it is word of mouth or social media. If you know other U9 and U10 kids who might be interested in trying competitive soccer, invite them to tryout! 

ABOUT OUR REFERRAL INCENTIVE: Refer a NEW PLAYER to join NSSA Competitive Soccer and earn a $35 discount on your next registration. This discount will also be given to the NEW player you referred. Details can be found on our TRYOUTS webpage (link above).

We will have a sheet at tryouts for NEW  players to sign and indicate who referred them to the club. When teams are formed following tryouts, we will send a discount code to both the NEW player and to the member who referred them to be used during registration for the spring/summer season. 

SPECIAL INFO FOR U9/U10 COMPETITIVE SEASON

This year the NSSA U9/10 competitive program will be divided into two seasons  - Fall/early Winter 2018 and Winter/Spring/Summer 2019.

- Tryouts in August will be for the Fall 2018 season which will include league play in September and October and training through mid-January. Once your player is placed on a team in August, the commitment is for the Fall 2018 season and the fees are set accordingly.

- A second tryout will be held in February for the 2019 (winter-summer) season. You will only be charged for one tryout.  After the second tryout, teams may be adjusted and a new registration will be required. 

U9/10 Feb – April Tentative Training Schedule

U9/10 Girls 
Red/White/Blue (All teams) Training: Sunday & Tues or Thursdays
*Average of 2 contacts weekly

U9/10 Boys
Red/ White Training: Sunday, Wednesday or Saturday
Blue Training: Sunday, Tuesday or Saturday
*Average of 2 contacts weekly

Training Locations
Sundays: Hill-Murray School – Maplewood
Saturdays: Island Lake - Shoreview
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursdays: Roseville School District (variety of schools)

NSSA anticipates offering the following levels by age group for the Spring/Summer Season:

Boys: Girls:
 
Coaches: Joe Fast, Garrett Hanson, James Setzer Coaches: Desiree Cremeen, Kallie Tuominen, Kelli Heytens
BU9 (2010) White
BU9 (2010) Blue
BU10 (2009) Red
BU10 (2009) White
BU10 (2009) Blue

GU9 (2010) Blue
GU9 (2010) White
GU10 (2009) Blue
GU10 (2009) White


*Players can request to play up by emailing nssadoc.fast@gmail.com


If you are missing tryouts

Team placement petition process is as follows: Players that are unable to attend tryouts must still complete the Tryout Registration and payment to indicate that they wish to petition for a roster spot and pay the non-­refundable $45 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. No player is guaranteed a roster spot on a team. Please email the Director of Coaching (nssadoc.fast@gmail.com) for your child's age group. Include the following information: Child's Name, Birth Year, Current Team, Reason for Missing Ttryouts. 

  • For players new to NSSA: Individual player evaluations may be done at the discretion of the Director of Coaching as circumstances permit. Individually evaluated players will be placed based on their demonstrated performance.

GENERAL TRYOUT INFORMATION

BIRTH YEAR TEAMS FOR 2018-2019 SEASON

 BIRTH YEAR

 TEAM (AGE GROUP)

 2010

 U9

 2009

 U10

 2008

 U11

 2007

 U12

 2006

 U13

 2005

 U14

 2004

 U15

 2003

 U16

 2002

 U17

 2001

 U18

Katelynn and Jacob Fast

Directors of Coaching

TEAM DESIGNATIONS & TRYOUT PROCESS

NSSA owns all team designations, which include (Gold, Maroon, Premier, C1, C2, and C3). NSSA’s Directors 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 Directors of Coaching are 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.

PETITION FOR CONSIDERATION TO PLAY UP

All players requesting to play-up must submit a written request via email to the appropriate DOC for approval

If approved, players must attend Day 1 & 2 of the age group trying out up for and Day 2 of their actual age group

Being approved to try-out up an age group does not guarantee placement within this age group.  

For Play Up Consideration, email nssadoc.fast@gmail.com

Note: If circumstances require, after the Evaluation Process is complete and prior to the next annual tryout, players may be moved/added as needed at the discretion of the Director of Coaching. A formal try-­‐out does not need to take place for a player to be added to a team and the player(s) added may or may not have attended the annual try-­‐out.


Competitive Coach Application

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Competitive Season. 

NSSA COACH / STAFF EXPERIENCE

NSSA Coaches share backgrounds in childhood development, psychology, youth studies, sports science, education and soccer!

  • USSF B - E Licenses
  • NSCAA Premier - National Licenses & Director of Coaching Diploma
  • USYS National Youth License
  • MYSA Youth Module
  • MSHSL Certification
  • MYSA Technical Certificate
  • Current & Former College Playing Experience
  • NCAA D1, D2, D3 and NAIAI experience