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What happens after tryouts?

NKSA Post Tryout Process

  • Offers will begin going out following the first night of tryouts, with most offers being sent out within 48 hrs of the conclusion of the tryouts second session.  Informal notification may be made initially by the team coach, however, formal offers will come through the club's Blue Sombrero registration system.  Be sure the email given at registration (your account email) is correct and being monitored
  • If a spot is offered, please accept or decline the spot offered through Blue Sombrero as quickly as possible to allow for timely and accurate team formation.  Please keep in mind that not all offers can be made until acceptance/decline of prior offers have been made.        

  • At the time of acceptance, you will be prompted with a payment screen; from there you can set up a payment plan, and make your deposit.  A payment schedule will be posted, and I will send reminders 7 days before payments are due.

  • The state of KY is using a new registration system (Blue Star/STACK), that will hopefully make for an easy and efficient registration process.  Step by step directions will be sent when registration opens.  This will allow you to submit paperwork yourself, fast and easy. Paperwork is preloaded on your player profile, and you will be able to save pictures and Birth Certificates, so they are on file for future use.


  • Uniforms must be ordered as soon as possible after accepting a team allocation.  Soccer Village needs as much lead time as possible to get the uniforms from Under Armour. 
  • Ordering is made easy, when logged into your account, click the resource tab on the website, and click uniforms/spirit wear. 
  • Follow the step by step directions.  
  • Please note uniforms can be delivered to your home or picked up at Soccer Village; the club DOES NOT receive them. 
  • The club will assign numbers for uniforms, this ensures no duplicate numbers when guest playing, and in some cases helps when roster changes are made.

For more information contact:

  Club Director and U15-U19 (2005-2001) Age Group Director- Wil [email protected]

U8-U10 (2012-2010) Age Group Director- Greg [email protected]

U11-U14 (2009-2006) Age Group Director- David Shemilt- [email protected]

For general information or questions:

General Manager- Eric Busener- [email protected]

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, out of town, or otherwise unable to attend tryouts, but still want to be considered for a team?  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. If you are a current NKSA player, understand that you have been trying out (being evaluated) throughout the season in both practices and games.  This evaluation will be used to determine appropriate placement for the upcoming season.  If new to the club, an additional evaluation session may be organized on a case-by-case basis.\

  •  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 Allocation 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 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. 

tryout location details

Boone-Boone County Pee Wee Turf field-Gridiron Rd, Florence, KY 
Tower Park-
Highlands HS Soccer Field-Army Reserve Rd, Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Thomas More
-BB&T Field-Chelsea Dr, Crestview Hills, KY 41017

NKSA Tryout Sponsor (Thank you!)

Registering for tryouts

Current or Former NKSA familes-register through their current account on the club website. 

New families can use the registration button at the top right of the screen, or CLICK HERE to be directed to the Registration Page.  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 Premier or PRO, or register for both as appropriate.  Be sure to follow ALL onscreen prompts through Check Out and hit SUBMIT.  There is NO FEE for Tryout Registration!

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 at least 15 minutes prior to the tryout to allow time to park, check in, change shirts (tryout t-shirt is provided) and find your tryout location.

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

For more information contact:

  Club Director of Coaching and U15-U19 (2004-2000) Age Group Director, Wil [email protected]

U8-U10 (2011-20009) Age Group Director, Greg [email protected]

Girls U11-U14 (2008-2005) Age Group Director, Brad [email protected]

Boys U11-U14 (2008-2005) Age Group Director, David Shemilt- [email protected]


Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy
P.O. Box 75189 
Ft. Thomas, Kentucky 41075

Email: [email protected]

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