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Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy

Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy

YDA stands for Youth Development Academy

NKSA YDA is a coed program open to players not age eligible for Select soccer, or looking for additional training opportunities (age restrictions do apply.)

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

How Does the YDA work?
NKSA's YDA program is setup to provide flexibility so that families can determine how much they want their child to take on.  Practice sessions are offered three days per week and, at different sites in our Northern Kentucky program area. Players can attend all or any of the practice sessions, and can vary attendance week-to-week as needed.

Who leads YDA?

Greg Bowman – NKSA Youth Development Academy Director
USSF B License and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
Highlands HS-Boys Varsity Asst Coach
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

Winter YDA Sessions

Winter YDA Sessions

YDA Promo Video


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P.O. Box 75189 
Ft. Thomas, Kentucky 41075

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