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NSSA Tryouts

NSSA 2020-2021 TRYOUTS

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

Team Designations

To simplify our competitive structure, NSSA will have two designations for teams going forward: Premier and Academy.

Academy Teams

  • The top-tier teams in the competitive program 
  • Will compete in advanced and elite level leagues (TCSL National or MYSA League One, for example)
  • If there are multiple academy teams at an age level, they will be designated "Academy-1" or "Academy-2"

Premier Teams

  • Our developmental level of the competitive program
  • New opportunities to train up a level with more advanced teams
  • Will compete in intermediate level competitive leagues (TCSL Cities or State for example)
  • If there are multiple "premier" teams within our club, they will be designated "Premier-1" or "Premier-2"

New Tryout Structure

When it comes to tryouts, there are lots of details. Players interested making a Premier level team will only need to attend the first tryout session. Players aiming for a spot on an Academy team should plan to attend two tryout sessions. 

Complete details can be found in the 2020-2021 Tryouts & Team Formation Info PDF (at right)

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

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 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.

TRYOUT SCHEDULE FOR 2020

Sunday July 26  
8:30-9:45 2012 Boys & Girls
9:45-11:00 2011 Boys & Girls
11:00-12:30 2010 Boys & Girls
2:00-3:30 2009 Boys & Girls
3:30-5:00 2008 Boys & Girls
5:00-6:30 2007 Boys & Girls
6:30-8:00 2006 Boys & Girls
8:00-9:30 2005 Boys & Girls
   
Monday July 27  
5:00-6:30 2012 Boys & Girls (Day 2 all levels)
6:30-8:00 2011 Boys & Girls (Day 2 all levels)
8:00-9:30 2004 Boys and Girls
   
Tuesday July 28  
5:00-6:30 2007 Boys & Girls Academy level only (Day 2)
6:30-8:00 2010 Boys & Girls Academy level only (Day 2)
8:00-9:30 2006 Boys and Girls Academy level only (Day 2)
   
Wednesday July 29     
5:00-6:30 2008 Boys & Girls Academy level only (Day 2)
6:30-8:00 2009 Boys & Girls Academy level only (Day 2)
8:00-9:30 2003 Boys & Girls (Day 1)
   
Thursday July 30  
5:00-6:30 2004 Boys & Girls Academy level only (Day 2)
6:30-8:00 2003 Boys & Girls (Day 2 Academy level only)
8:00-9:30 2005 Boys & Girls Academy level only (Day 2)

Day 2 Tryout Information

U11 - U18 players wishing to be considered for an Academy Level team must attend Day 2 of tryouts for their age group. 

U9/U10 players must attend both days of tryouts. 

AGE GROUP BIRTH YEAR RANGE
U9

2012

U10  2011
U11 2010
U12  2009
U13 2008
U14 2007
U15 2006
U16 2005
U17 2004
U18 2003
U19 2002

 

Barb Tuominen

Club Administrator

Joe Voeller

Director of Coaching

Katelynn Fast

Youth Director

TEAM DESIGNATIONS & 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.


Competitive Coach Application

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 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