Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy

2018-2019 Season Tryouts

While tryouts may seem a long time off, NKSA wanted to provide as much notice as possible to potential dates.  NKSA will conduct open tryouts for Pro and Premier teams to play in the 2018-2019 season based on recent changes made by local organizations who oversee club policies.  Hold the following dates:

U8-U12; U18-U19 -First Permitted Date-Tuesday following Memorial Day-May 29, 2018

U13-U17-First Permitted Date-Monday following Memorial Day-June 4, 2018

Details on specific tryout dates, times and locations will be published in mid April

Please check back for dates and tryout registration information.

NKSA Looking for players for Spring 2018 season

NKSA has openings in several Age Groups for the upcoming season.  If you are interested in participating, please open an account and register a participant (if not already done,)  and contact NKSA Director of Coaching Wil Cagle,  An evaluation opportunity will be setup with the team coach.

Teams Currently Looking for Players

G00/01 (U18)
G06 Premier 2 (U12)
G05 Select (U13)
G09 Premier 3 (U9)

B05 Premier 2 and Select 1 (U13
B06 Premier 3 (U12)

Annual Open Tryouts

Open Tryouts for the 2018-2019 season will be conducted

May 29-June 8th

Details on dates, times and locations for specific Age Groups
will be posted soon.


NKSA Tryout Sponsor (Thank you!)

NKSA Tryout Information

Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy Tryouts

Registering for tryouts:
Current NKSA members can register for upcoming tryouts through their current account on the club website, simply log in and choose the appropriate program for each participant. New families can use the registration button at the top right of the screen. Registrants will be guided to establish an account in a parent's name.  Players are then added to the account as participants and appropriate Birth Year Age Groups will be shown as available programs.  Choose Select or PRO as appropriate.  Be sure to follow ALL onscreen prompts through Check Out and hit SUBMIT.  

Weather and unforeseen circumstances could affect tryout schedules.  Please check the NKSA Hotline prior to departing for the tryouts.  

All players must register before tryouts.  There is no charge for the tryout.  

Players should arrive 30 minutes prior to the tryout to allow time to park, check in, change shirts (tryout t-shirt) and find your tryout location.

Bring a properly inflated soccer ball and water.  Tryout t-shirts will be provided.  Players will be required to change into the tryout t-shirt at the field.  

Tryout FAQs

What should my player bring to tryouts?  A properly inflated soccer ball, a water bottle, shin guards, and soccer cleats. 

Do I need to attend both days of tryouts? No, but we encourage you to attend both days if possible to ensure proper evaluation and placement.

What if I am injured and cannot tryout?  Please register for tryouts and tell us in the comment section that you cannot participate in the tryout.  If possible, please attend the tryouts and talk to a director at the field so they understand your situation. 

When will I know if made a team?  Team assignment offers will typically be made within 3 days of the last tryout date for each age group.  In age groups with many teams, it could take longer.  

How long do I have to decide if I want to accept a roster spot?  
If you cannot decide at the time a roster spot is offered, we may decide to offer the spot to another player. We cannot hold a roster spot open for long because it prevents other payers from receiving their offers.

How do I secure my roster spot?  Respond to the offer e-mail, following the instructions via your account on the club website, and make a deposit. 

Who is my coach?   Staff Coaches will be identified prior to the tryouts for all PRO teams.  Parent coaches are utilized for Premier teams and are matched with teams through the tryout process. This information should be available by the time the offer is made to the player. In some circumstances, coach assignments will be made after tryouts and prior to the start of training.   Keep in mind that if a qualified Parent Coach cannot be identified for a Premier team then a paid coach will be put in place and the Club Player Fees will be increased to cover this cost.

What if my player does not make the top team?  Some players develop the physical and mental skills required to play at a high level at different ages and rates.  Players will be evaluated each year through open tryouts and have the opportunity to move up to a higher level team.  

What leagues and tournaments do the teams play in? The club will do its best to find appropriate competition for each of our teams.  We strive to balance challenging our players without overwhelming them at a young age.  We expect continuous improvement by playing with and against better competition.  

Can players play up with an older age group?   NKSA will generally follow US Soccer's new Birth Year structure for Age Groups which requires players to play within their Birth Year, ie 2005, 2004, etc.  Exceptions will be considered on an individual basis, with approval from the Age Group Director and the Club Director of Coaching.