Q. What is the Academy format?
A. The NKSC Soccer Academy format (offered Fall and Spring) will consist of one midweek training session broken by grade levels (some co-ed, some by gender) with a qualified NKSC trainer in a camp-style atmosphere with pick-up "shuffle" games on Saturdays. Players will be provided five training sessions and five pick up game days.
Q. What is a "shuffle" game?
A. The format is similar to street soccer. Step 1) Players line up side by side and choose a card from a deck. Step 2) Each field is named by a card. Players go to their designated field to play a 8-10 minute 4v4 game. Step 3) Repeat steps 1 and 2. Depending on how quick everyone is to organize, three to four games can be played within the hour.
Q. Is this program for my child?
A. Yes! The focus on our Academy Programsare for ALL NKSC players regardless of age, program or ability level to have some fun while learning individual skills from experienced NKSC trainers. Both Recreational and Competitive players can benefit from participating.
Q. Why did you create the Academy?
A. NKSC is fulfilling the need for a balanced programming that challenges players of all abilities in a fun and creative learning environment. Our academy will raise the overall skills of our players while, for the first time, provide merging of all NKSC programs which will surely strengthen our club as a whole.
Q. What about Spring League Soccer?
A. The Academy is the only spring activity being offered by NKSC.
Q. Will teams be Co-Ed?
A. Yes. Some age groups will be coed, and some not. For details, see the Spring Program Information page here.
Q. Can my child request a team? or Can my child be on the same team as his/her friend?
A. We will not be forming specific teams for the Spring Academy. Players in each age division stay together throughout the whole 5 weeks. Saturday games will be shuffled so that the players can have different teammates.
Q. What is the cost per player?
A. $70 per player
Q. What if I need to pay by check?
A. Checks are accepted, and will need to be received before the first session date.
Q. Is there a multi player discount available?
A. No, the Academy program does not offer multi player discounts. All registration questions can be submitted to email@example.com
Q. When does registration begin?
A. Registration generally opens about 60 days before start of the program and ends at the start of the sessions or when registration is full.
Q. What is the registration refund policy?
A. Spring registration is fully refundable until April 9, 2012, one week before Spring Academy begins. Between April 9th and April 15th, 50% of the registration is refundable. Beginning the first day of Spring Academy, April 16, 2012 no refund will be available. Extenuating circumstances will be considered by the Treasurer and the VP of Development to allow a greater refund after April 9, 2011..
Q. How long is the season?
A. There will be one training session and one game per week for 5 weeks.
Q. When does the season start?
A. The Spring 2012 Academy will begin on Tuesday, April 17th.
Q. Where will these sessions be held?
A. All sessions will be outdoors. Weekday training sessions scheduled for Wolfle (Upper), Saturday games will be on the NK Stadium turf. The location is subject to change - be sure to watch your email and check for updates at www.northkitsapsoccer.org.
Q. What equipment will each player need?
A. Each player will need to have shin guards with socks covering them and soccer appropriate footwear. Each player will also need to bring an age-appropriate ball to use during development and appropriate clothing (shorts, shirts, etc.).
Q. What size ball do I need?
- K, 1st & 2nd Grade - #3 ball,
- 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade - #4 ball
- Middle School - #5 ball
Q. What about jerseys?
A. The Club will provide pinnies for each player to use during the session to differentiate teams during games. The pinnies will be returned to the age group coordinator at the end of each day.
Q. My neighbor's child wants to play too but didn't sign up. Can I bring him/her along and let them join in?
A. No. Due to insurance requirements every player must be registered to play in order to participate. Each player will need to check in at a central location before the session to be allowed to play.
Q. Do I have to register to be a volunteer?
A. Yes, please go to the Registration portion of the NKSC website to sign up as a volunteer. You will need to fill out a Risk Management Application as part of the registration. Details are available on the volunteer portion of the site.
Q. Who can I contact with additional questions?
A. For registration questions, contact Tom Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can contact the Academy Coordinator, Terry Cullen at email@example.com for questions about the Academy format. You may also ask any other active board member with questions and they will either answer or pass it on as needed.