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NESA Soccer Academy

NESA Soccer Academy

Program Overview

NESA provides a structured soccer developmental pathway for youth soccer players from U6 to U19 and our club players compete with and against some of the best players in the state.
We have structured a player development pathway that is designed to provide exactly what each individual needs, taking into account as they grow their chronological age, their physical size and their maturation level.

Our Foundation Phase players focus on the individual skill development building blocks that they will need to become comfortable on the ball with both feet. At this stage our focus is on the individual.
Our Youth Development Phase teams continue to hone the fundamental skills previously learned while tactical and game related practice is introduced to enable them to cope with all aspects of the game.

Our College Pathway Phase teams continue to enhance their tactical understanding of the game as they embark on a year round individually tailored plan to aid and guide them through the processes of college identification and recruitment.

Foundation Phase U6 - U10

Players learn to love the game while building foundational skills

  • Improve technical proficiency: ball mastery, passing, receiving, ball striking    
  • Maximize ball contact time while introducing players to the key components of attacking and defending  
  • Build core motor skills of balance, agility, strength and body awareness
  • Maintain a creative environment for guided discovery
  • Structure conditions to enhance social interactions amongst players and coaches

Youth Development Phase U11 - U15

Players first introduction to an elite, merit-based, progressive program. Continuing technical development while introducing tactical game elements.

  • Continuation of individual skill development
  • Introduction of positional roles both individually and team interaction
  • Implementation of the tactical knowledge required for the 4 points of transition
  • Preparation of spatial awareness from small sided to 11 v 11

College pathway U16 - U19

Preparation for players both on and off the field in the most competitive environment

  • Increased strategic soccer intelligence
  • Application of tactical ideologies
  • Enhance a professional mentality
  • Preparation of the physical requirements needed for college


  • Boys and Girls from U6 to U19
  • All teams play in EDP or USYS Regional Conferences
  • Regional and National Tournaments
  • Year-round program (work towards a minimum of 40 games annually)
  • Fully qualified coaches with USSF and UEFA Regional and National tournaments
  • Dedicated college pathway for high school aged players





44 Park Avenue 
Nutley, New Jersey 07110

Phone: 201-855-9603
Email: [email protected]