Month: April 2018

How Long Is Your Player’s ‘Cognitive Clock’ on During Training?

I read an excellent blog post recently (link below)… It discussed a player’s thinking and decision-making and how long, during a training session, this aspect is trained. The article was great and in many ways represents the direction we are heading in at NSA as we develop players. The main question it asks is, ‘for how long during a training session are a player’s mental faculties engaged?’ As the author points out, he’s seen some training sessions where players’ thinking and decision-making was only engaged for 12 minutes of a 90 minute training session. The most he observed, was...

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How To Stand Out At A Soccer Tryout

It’s getting close… Youth soccer tryouts are just around the corner… Your son or daughter is excited and nervous. And so are you 🙂 While you want them to succeed, you know they must earn their spot on the team. Plenty of other kids will be trying out and competing for spots. Nothing is guaranteed. So… What can your son our daughter do stand out at tryouts and separate themselves from the rest of the players? Here are some tips to help them make the most of tryouts… 1. LOOK THE PART – Come dressed and ready to go...

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NSA Tryout Information

NSA’s Club Open House

You're Invited!

NSA's Club Open House on May 2nd

When: Wednesday May 2nd at 7:00pm

Where: Naperville Yard, 1607 Legacy Circle in Naperville

We will unveil our revolutionary new player development model, club curriculum and dispell some common youth soccer development myths

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