Hello All NMSA Families,
As we begin to wrap up the 2016-17 soccer year, we would like to thank all of the families who have participated in the fall, winter, spring and summer programs over the last year from our 3 and 4 year old mini metros to our U18 and U19 competitive teams. With a variety of changes and additions over the last year, it has been challenging at times, but we are excited about the progress we have made as we continue to look into ways to provide opportunities to players of all ages and ability levels. A special thanks to all of the coaches, managers and volunteers who put in countless hours with players and families that truly are at the core of what we do as an association - your dedication and work is truly appreciated.
Some exciting announcements as we head into the 2017-18 soccer year and an update on several items we have been working on over the past few weeks and months:
#1 - After adding three director positions this past year on a trial basis and making the adjustments necessary to maximize the impact of those positions going into the next two years, we are happy to announce the following positions have been filled from August 2017 through July 2019:
Director of Coaching - Brady Hicks
Director of Development - Mike Friendt
Technical Director - Sean Beggin
These three gentlemen bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to NMSA and will help support programs throughout the association as well as being part of our paid coaching staff. We will be updating the association with their soccer background and job descriptions in July and are excited to bring their passion and expertise to help players, coaches and parents have the best possible experience.
#2 - We are also happy to announce the following have accepted positions as paid coaches within our Academy Program for the upcoming year and will likely participate in as trainers for other training programs we provide throughout the year:
Jacob Friendt, Jessica Johnson, Mulenga Kapungulya, Jay Moore and Ryan Servaty
For a list of which coach is aligned with which team, please visit:
We will be adding additional paid coaches and training staff over the coming months as we look to meet the needs of other competitive teams as well as our rec, comp prep and mini metro programs. Be looking for updates and bios throughout the month of July.
#3 - We will be implementing a new pool play format at the U9 and U10 competitive age groups this coming fall and have begun to communicate information out on that program. Meetings with current U9 teams will be held the week of July 9th to answer questions and address concerns, but please visit the following link for information on this program:
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#5 - Registration is now open for fall Mini Metros, Rec, Rec Extra and Player Identifications for 2017-18 Comp Teams. There is a new registration system in place with the new website, so please read information carefully and contact Kimberly Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Updated information for All Academy Teams as far as costs can also be found at:
#5 - Registration is also now open for a variety of camps in July and August including:
NMSA Tryout Prep Camp - July 17th to 20th
British Challenger Rec Camp - July 17th to 21st
Sanneh Foundation Rec Camp - July 31st to August 4th
MN United Comp and Rec Camps - August 14th to 17th
Visit the Training and Camps page for additional information and details:
Thank you again to all of the families that are part of NMSA - we will continue to update the association website and send out information as needed as we know that communication is essential and we want to make sure our members are well informed. We also want to make sure all of our members know that directors and board members are always available to address questions and concerns - especially with changes and additions to programs. Contact names and email addresses can be found at:
We look forward to a great month of July as we complete the transition from 2016-17 to 2017-18 and are excited about the opportunity to continue to serve the players and families of the NMSA. Have a great rest of the week and be looking for additional information and updates soon!!!