posted Nov 1, 2013, 1:22 PM by Prince Knight
Due to increased interest and additional spots available, NSSC, Inc. has expanded the winter training academies to include U8s and U14s!!! Please see the revised details below. Hurry, the first session starts this Sunday so register today!!!

NSSC Winter Soccer Academies start this coming Sunday, Nov. 3

Now also open to U-8 and U-14 players

Extended Registration Deadline: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

WHO: Any Under-8, U-10, U-12 or U-14 boy or girl is eligible to participate. There will be two Academies – one for U-8s/U-10s and another for U-12/U-14s. Boys and girls will participate together. Players may participate on Nov. 3 only if registration is complete TODAY by 11:59 pm. Registrations accepted through Thursday, Nov. 7.

Under-8 players were born from August 2005 -- July 2007.

Under-10 players were born from August 2003 -- July 2005.

Under-12 players were born from August 2001 -- July 2003.

Under-14 players were born from August 1999 -- July 2001.

WHAT: Training will be skills-based technical training for individual players to master the ball. It will be fun, interesting, and challenging. There are no games or league play. Experienced coaches from the Club will provide the training.

WHY: Ball skills are the foundation of the game. The more time young kids spend with the ball, the better. The Academies will afford your son/daughter 40% more practice time than spring practices alone. Learning proper technique is essential. Players need to be able to make the ball do what they want it to when they want it to. Skillful masters of the ball learn the game more quickly, are more confident with the ball at their feet, and enjoy the game.

WHERE: Training will take place at Afrim’s Sports, 636 Albany Shaker Road in Colonie (across from the Times Union Building).

WHEN: Training will take place Sundays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on the following dates.

Session I – Nov. 3, 2013 through Jan. 5, 2014, except Dec. 22. (8 dates)

Session II – Jan. 12, 2014 through March 23, 2014, except Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16. (8 dates)


1) $55 for one session (8 dates) or $100 for two sessions.

2) Afrim’s requires a membership fee of $12 per player. Parents should sign their children up on the Afrim’s Sports website:

REGISTRATION: Players may participate on Nov. 3 only if registration for Session I is complete by Friday at 11:59 pm. Registrations will be accepted through Thursday, Nov. 7. Go to the Club’s website ( and click on the “big yellow button” to register. Please complete all steps of the registration process. Online registration only. Credit card required. Each Academy is limited to 20 players. First come, first served.

Questions? Contact Rod Fortran ( or 765-2837) about the Academies or

Julie Ruhren ( or 765-2948) about registration.

Sign your child(ren) up to join their friends and teammates in NSSC’s 1st annual indoor Winter Soccer Academy Enhance your child’s enjoyment of soccer. Accelerate your son/daughter’s acquisition of soccer skills!