Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy

Annual Open Tryouts

Open Tryouts take place at the end of the Spring season.  
Information will be posted by mid March.
For information on Fall Supplemental Tryouts see below.

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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.  

Program Fees

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Fees

Club Select Soccer Teams
  • $400 per season (fall and spring are separate seasons)
  • Fall fees paid $200 after accepting offer and $200 by Aug. 1.
  • Spring fees paid $200 by Nov. 1 and $200 by March 1.  
  • Includes 2 days per week with a club trainer and two tournaments per season
  • Qualified parent coach for games (trainer coached teams will have an additional fee as explained with the offer when a qualified parent volunteer is not available).
NKSA Pro Teams
  • U11-U14 -- $1300 per year (fall and spring are separate seasons) ($200 deposit and 4 payments of $275)
  • Includes 3 days per week with a club trainer, 2-3 tournaments per season and 1 or 2 leagues, professional coach and winter training.  
  • U15-U18 -- $950 per year (November through end of spring season) ($200 upon acceptance and 3 payments of $250)
  • Includes 2 days per week with a club trainer November to February (Holiday break in December and January) and 3 days per week March through May (some weeks may have less due to holidays, breaks and weather conditions), up to 5 tournaments/showcase events starting in November/December and 1 or 2 leagues. Professional coach included for games (subject to coaching staff conflicts).  

All program fees cover referee fees, league fees, association fees, fields fields and equipment fees.  Fees must be current to participate.

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?  Paid coaches will be identified prior to the tryouts or with the tryout offer.  Parent coaches 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.      

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.

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