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The Naperville Soccer Association is the premier competitive soccer club in the Chicago, Illinois suburbs. NSA Premier, founded in 1986, was formed to provide an opportunity for qualified athletes to participate in traveling, competitive soccer.
The consistent success of NSA Premier in carrying out our goals can be seen by the creative individual footskills of our players, the large number of players continuing their soccer passion in college, and the major tournament wins compiled since our inception: 2 USYSA National Championships, 9 Midwest Regional Championships, and 36 IYSA IL State Championships. NSA teams compete in the highest divisions in the Illinois Women’s Soccer League (IWSL), Young Sportsmen's Soccer League (YSSL), IYSA State Premiership, Midwest Regional League (MRL), and National League.
Congratulations to the NSA Twisters, the U14 IL State Cup Finalists! NSA is proud of your efforts and hard work.
3-5 Year Olds
Children will develop soccer skills along with coordination through different activities in a playful manner. These skills will be introduced with age appropriate games, fun songs, and appropriate equipment. This will ensure every child has a FUN experience in their first stages of learning “ The Beautiful Game”. (participants do not need shin guards)
This program focuses on the fundamental skills of soccer with an emphasis on ball mastery(1 player 1 ball). Futures is geared for players in the early stages of soccer that are looking to improve as a player. Every session will have time dedicated at the end for scrimmage games.
Why Futures? All players will work with NSA Professional staff. This program will get any player better with the skills needed to become a top player. This program is great for a player looking to bridge the gap between recreational soccer and NSA travel.
The NSA U16 Rockets were crowned USYSA IL STATE CUP CHAMPIONS on October 19, 2014 when they defeated FC United, 2-1. The Rockets advance to the Midwest Region II Championships in Fox Cities, Wisconsin on June 20 - 24, 2015 to battle against the best from the 14 Midwest State Champions.
After taking a commanding 2-0 lead into the 65-minute, the NSA Rockets held off a late FC United charge to take home their second State Cup trophy in three seasons with a 2-1 victory in the Under-16 state championship match. “This group has had a tough fall,” Bonnie Young, NSA Head Coach said. “It would have been easy for a lot of them to give up or leave the team at different times through the fall season. This group learned to fight and became a better team, which I think helped them throughout State Cup, ultimately leading to the title.” Chantel Carranza’s goal at the 11-minute mark gave NSA the early advantage. “Chantel’s goal was a great goal,” said Young. “An early goal always gives a team a little boost of confidence, which was an important piece for this team after a rough fall season of ups and downs.” NSA would take a 2-0 lead on Paige Pappanastos’ score 54 minutes into the match. FC United continued to fight until the final whistle and when Hannah Arment cut the lead to 2-1 at the 67-minute mark, both teams dug in for an intense final 23 minutes of soccer. “We preach team defending, so the whole group was important for defensive pressure,” Young said. “We have a lot of players in positions that they aren’t incredibly comfortable playing, so the players’ ability to adjust and remain organized throughout the game was great.”