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Junior Development Programs



Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30


DATES: September 5th through October 24th

LOCATION: Mill Street School 

1300 N. Mill Street, Naperville



Click on the link above to register

NSA's Junior Soccer Academy

The Original Junior development program

Juniors Ages 5-9 AND Mini Juniors Ages 3-5

Our NSA Juniors program began over 25 years ago as one of the first of its kind in the area for early youth soccer programs. Our Juniors program is for young players to learn the stages, skills and love for soccer.  We have our Juniors training sessions for ages 5-9 and our Mini Juniors for beginners, ages 3-5.

The first step along the NSA developmental pathway is our Junior Development Program.  The program is designed for children 8 and younger and focuses solely on elements of ball control where a 1 to 1 player to ball ratio is emphasized. 

Each individual is introduced to the game of soccer through the usage of skill based games creating a FUN and engaging learning environment.   Creativity and maximizing touches on the ball are strongly encouraged throughout the sessions.  The skills learned at this stage will aid in each player's confidence on the ball and help them along their developmental soccer journey.

All players will be taught by our professional, experienced and licensed coaches , which makes our program unique since you will receive quality training from a coach with 20+ years of coaching experience! These trainings are taught in a positive environment and are valuable for any child that wants to bridge the gap from park district recreational soccer before entering into our Pre Travel program, our travel soccer teams or simply to learn new skills and become a better all around player.


The focus of NSA's Junior Development Program

  • Having FUN within an engaging learning environment
  •  Ball control with a 1 to 1 player to ball ratio
  • "Me & My Ball" teaching to fit the early cognitive development of EACH player
  • Introducing  Soccer through fun skill based games  
  • Creativity and maximizing touches on the ball
  • Instill player confidence and development
  • Social and listening skills
  • Team Work

Testimonial: Amanda Barnes

This  program has prepared my son to enter the next stages of soccer. He is now able to take all of the fundamental skills he has learned and transfer them into travel soccer with NSA. This is an ideal program for all players looking to enter the next phase of their career.


Juniors Spring & Fall$95 for 8 training sessions and it includes an NSA Juniors Academy shirt

Summer camp: $110 for four 2 hour sessions and includes a camp shirt. Registration is through the Naperville Park District's Summer Camp guide -REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!

Summer Juniors: $110 for 10 Sessions, 2/week for 5 weeks in June and July (skips the week of July 4th) includes an NSA Juniors Academy shirt

Winter 1 and 2$110 for six training sessions, $125 for seven sessions and a Juniors shirt



TUESDAYS:  4:30--5:30 p.m.

September 5th through October 24th

LOCATION: Mill Street School



winter junior academy at the naperville yard