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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 any player born Jan 1, 2010-Dec 31, 2013

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

  • 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

THANK YOU to our program sponsor-

2019 Spring YDA Details

Program Details
NKSA's YDA program offers 22 sessions-16 weeknight and 6 Sundays.  Practices will kick-off practice on Wednesday, March 27 and will conclude on Sunday, May 15th. All sessions run 55 minutes. Players can attend any or all of the 22 sessions.


Practices Sessions
Wednesdays-3/27, 4/3, 4/10. 4/17. 4/24. 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 
6:30 PM Mary Queen of Heaven School, 1150 Donaldson Hwy, Erlanger, KY 41018

Thursdays-3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16
6:00 PM Tower Park, Army Reserve Rd, Ft Thomas, KY 41075

Sundays-4/7, 4/14, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19
6:00 Tower Park, Army Reserve Rd, Ft Thomas, KY 41075

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.

Winter YDA Sessions

Winter YDA Sessions

YDA Promo Video


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

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