Youth academy

Youth Academy - Ages 10-14

Youth Academy Program (U11-U14)

NSA's Youth Academy program introduces players to more complex topics while continuing to reinforce technical aptitude and excellence. Players will learn new ways to manage space in both attack and defense, learn more complex combination play and develop a deeper understanding of team concepts.

Players at this stage should show increased commitment and a desire to learn and grow as a player. All training sessions will be run by licensed, professional coaches and will challenge players to play outside their comfort zone while making sessions fun at the same time.

Coaches will also encourage players to take responsibility for their development and performance. As a club we will continue to promote excellence both on and off the field.

Teams will play in both tournament and league play. Academy teams also train three times per week to accelerate development.


3 x 1.5 hour training sessions per week AND 30 minutes of additional Strength & Conditioning training on our Club's Monday night Turf trainings

August Back to School AND March Spring Break camps for 4 days

Indoor Winter training once/week from November through March

16 League Games

8 - 10 Game Winter Indoor League

In-Person Player Evaluation

Access to Individual Player Development Resources

O → C → D → E → R  Player Development Curriculum


Monday nights at Nike Park turf field at 288 W. Diehl Rd.

2nd and 3rd Sessions at Nike park and possibly Frontier Park or Knoch Park, as sunset times gets earlier and lights are necessary

Winter -Schedule is determined by the indoor leagues with The Naperville Yard  at 1607 Legacy Circle, Naperville and possible games at The Westmont Yard at 233 W. 63rd Street, Westmont

OR if playing 9 v 9 winter league, the games could be scheduled at Romeoville Athletic Center


9v9 & 11v11


Home games at Nike Park at 288 W. Diehl Rd.

Or at Frontier Park at 3380 Cedar Glade Dr.

Or at Commissioners Park at 3704 111th St.

Away games will vary, based on the League schedule of approximately 30-50 minutes from Naperville