Q: What will the uniforms cost?
A: Approximately $325 and that includes two sets of uniforms (including socks), practice shirts and shorts, warm up jacket and pants and backpack. The uniforms are good for two years.
Q: What are the fees for the 2018-2019 season (August-April)?
Q: Are you going to be playing in any tournaments?
A: Yes, all teams will be participating in tournaments, the frequency and number of tournaments depends on the age of the players. We have good relationships with several tournaments in the valley who will allow us to participate in their events with no Sunday play. Overall our teams have been very successful in the tournaments in which we’ve entered.
Q: When does the season begin and end?
A: The season runs from August through March. AYSA sets the Open League schedule. The Academy schedule is arranged by our own scheduler, JoEllen Matherly, and the other valley clubs Academy programs. This is a time commitment that we expect all to commit to upon accepting a spot on one of our teams.
Q: Why so few tournaments?
A: We’ll let the pros explain that one, click here to read why tournaments are not the answer to a child’s soccer development.
Q: In what leagues will you be participating?
A: The 2007’s to 2010’s will be playing in the AYSA Academy program as do all other clubs in the valley. 2006’s and up will be playing in AYSA’s Open League.
Q: What is Academy?
A: An Academy is when a club, such as NSFC, keeps the children together based on their age as opposed to placing them on individual teams. If there is more than one team per age division, the players will be moved throughout both teams (or three teams) based on their development and progress throughout the season. The emphasis of Academies is on development and fun! For more information on Academy play, click here.
Q: Where will practices and games be held?
A: Practices will be held on our beautiful new fields located at Sossaman and Warner (12347 S. Sossaman Rd.) in Mesa. Home games will be held on our fields, away games will be determined by the state and the Open League.