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YDA stands for Youth Development Academy


NKSA's 2017 Fall YDA Program

NKSA YDA is a coed program open to any player born Jan 1, 20010-Aug 1, 2012

Why the NKSA YDA works?  The NKSA YDA teaches our youngest players the FUNdamentals of the game.  We want to instill a love of the game while teaching the building blocks necessary for players to succeed at a high level when they are older.  Without the pressure of league standings and official game results, players learn good practice habits and skills. Players still learn how to "win" while developing soccer skills through the various small sided games and matches they play as part of the YDA, but the program will always focus on allowing players the opportunity to be creative and try new skills without fear of failure.  

On a recreational team already? 
 The YDA is a great supplement to recreational soccer.  Players receive professional training and skill development without leaving their current recreational team.  The YDA will keep a very flexible training schedule with the same or similar themes taught for an entire week so players can attend the sessions that are convenient for their schedule and not miss their team practice

Who leads YDA

Greg Bowman – NKSA Youth Development Academy Director

  • USSF B License and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

  • University of Cincinnati Soccer Assistant Coach (6 years)

  • Thomas More College Assistant Coach (3 years)

  • Published Author and Illustrator of  “Solo Soccer” Individual Youth Training

  • Prior Youth Coach for Cincinnati Classics and CSA

  • Prior Youth Director for Cardinals Soccer Club and Kings Soccer Club

Fall YDA Program Details-program includes 27 training dates and 6 Game Dates

  • Training Sessions: Tuesday-Friday, 6-7 PM
  • Tuesday-Boone County Pee Wee Turf field, Florence
  • Wednesday-Tower Park, Ft Thomas
  • Thursday-Mary Queen of Heaven School, Erlanger
  • Friday-Tower Park, Ft Thomas
  • Game Days: Sundays, 6:00-7:30 PM, Tower Park, Ft Thomas 

Full YDA Program-$120--
 includes attendance at up to 27 training sessions and 6 Game Day sessions (sessions canceled for weather will not be rescheduled).  A training/game shirt is also included. Attend sessions that do not conflict with your schedule. Attend as many or as few sessions as you want. Attend at any location you prefer.

Sunday YDA Game PLUS only-$70--for rec program players who would like to experience professional training and get additional game play during their season.  Discount applied during registration process.


How to register? If you are new to NKSA, CLICK HERE to register an account and add your child as a particpant.  Based on their Date of Birth, you will be prompted to register them for available programs, including the YDA.  If you already have an account on the NKSA website simply log in to your account and add your child as a participant.

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