Welcome to The New Prague Soccer Club.  We serve the South Metro and strive to offer a fun and competitive soccer experience.

SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON TRYOUT OPPORTUNITY FOR GU13L1; GU15L1 and BU16L1 TEAMS

2022 SPRING SOCCER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  SEE BELOW AND REGISTRATION TAB FOR DETAILS

If you have questions about Uniforms you can contact the uniform coordinator at npscuniform@gmail.com

WINTER FUTSAL REGISTRATION OPEN!

The club is excited to announce that registration for our annual winter camp collaboration with ISSE Futsal (International Soccer School of Excellence) is now open.

For those of you unfamiliar with Futsal, it is an indoor socer sport that is different from indoor boarded soccer games commonly played in rinks on turf.  Futsal focuses on quick footwork, short and quick passing, and ball control, which has led to great benefits for our players who have participataed over the years.

The ball used in Futsal is differetn from the soccer ball used outdoors. It is smaller and weighted to help develop the passign and footwork for our players.

Futsal also:

  • Improves players' decision making skills
  • Provides players with more touches on the ball
  • The heavier ball increases the power of players
  • Develops the confidence in player to go 1v1 agains their opponent
  • Allows players to be creative in getting around their opposition
  • Improves reaction time

The club is hosting 10 sessions on Saturdays, to begin on December 4th and end on February 26th at New Prague Middle School.  We are offereing sessions for four age groups to maximize opportunities for as many of our playerse. The cost per player is $135.00 for the 10 sessions.

Session information:

Ages 5-6 (recreational) and 7-10 at 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Ages 11-12 and 14- 16 at 2:35 to 3:35 p.m.

REGISTRATION LINK

If your child will be five by December 1st, they can participate in camp this winter

Drop ins will be allowed on a case by case basis, Drop in fee will be $20 per session to be paid upon arrival.

See A Video showing a sampling of what your playuers will be working on

If you have questions,  please do not hesitate to reach out

Futsal Picture


SPRING 2022 REGISTRATION

We hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather that has been the kick off of the fall season. The Board of Directors wanted to share important information in regards to the upcoming registration process for the 2022 spring/summer season, and the player assessments that are utilized to develop the teams for the black and blue leagues in the Southern Minnesota Soccer League.
Registration for the 2022 spring/summer traveling season will open on Monday, October 4th, 2021. The club hopes to have teams in the U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18 age bands this year.
We are also looking into hosting a men and women's team for our players who are over 18 years old but still want to play the game over the summer. The club will also be hosting its spring recreational league with some changes to the format. For those of you interested in the adult leagues and recreational league, stay tuned for further details to come later this fall.
For families interested in the traveling black and blue league for the 2022 season or have committed to our BU16, GU15, and GU13 Premier/League One teams, please make sure to note upcoming important dates for registration and player assessments.
2022 Spring/Summer Traveling Registration opens October 4th, 2021 starting with the early bird registration fee of $330 for U12 players and younger and $375 for U13 players and older.
 
Players who have committed to the NPSC's BU16, GU15, GU13 premier/league one teams must be registered by November 1st, 2021 in order to remain on the team and participate in the winter training. 
Player assessments for players interested in being placed on the black team for their age band are scheduled as follows:
  • U16 and older (birth year 2004/2005/2006/2007) - November 3rd, 2021, 6-7:30 PM at the Dundas Dome in Dundas, MN near Northfield.
  • U14 (birth year 2008/2009) - November 10th, 2021, 6-7:30 PM at the Dundas Dome.
  • U12 (birth year 2010/2011) - November 17th, 2021, 6-7:30 PM at the Dundas Dome.
Players with birth years 2012 and younger, thus placed in the U10 age bands, will have a different date for early 2022.
As a quick summary, in the SMSL league, black teams are composed of players assessed to demonstrate more advanced soccer skills, game readiness, and game experience. Players placed on the blue teams are provided more focused opportunities to further develop their skills, gain valuable game experiences with equally competitive opponents, and improve their overall development as a growing athlete. Player assessments are held to help coaches and the team formation committee determine appropriate placement for players and develop competitive teams at the black and blue levels.
If you are interested in having your player assessed for possible placement on the black team for their age band, they must be registered before their assessment date and have RSVPed to attend their assigned session. Note, player assessments are a large part of the team formation process. If you are unable to attend your assigned session but still want to be considered for placement on your age band's black team, please contact the club at: npaysc@gmail.com to discuss alternative arrangements.
As always, please reach out with questions.

REGISTER FOR SPRING 2022 SOCCER 

2020 summer camps

JOB OPPORTUNITY

NEW PRAGUE SOCCER CLUB IS HIRING A YOUTH TECHNICAL DIRECTOR!!

Youth Technical Director Job Summary

New Prague Soccer Club has created a part-time position of “Technical Director”. This experienced Soccer Coach and Soccer Educator will lead our clubs players and coaches at ages 12U and younger. The successful candidate needs a background in playing soccer at a high level and or relevant, successful coaching experience. Candidates must possess a current coaching license(s) such as a USSF D, USC National Diploma or equivalent. It is preferred that candidates possess an Associates or Bachelors level degree in a sports related discipline, however successful experience in the game is the most essential qualification for this position. Strong leadership and communication skills are essential to motivate our players and help them develop.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop, operate, and oversee all club duties in the operation of teams and programs ages 12U and younger
    1. Pool train all 11U and 12U players with one session per gender per week (two sessions per week) in both the Fall (8-weeks) and Spring (12-weeks) seasons.
    2. Coach the top 12U Boys team and top 12U Girls team for the Fall and Spring Seasons.
    3. Research, plan and provide coaching curriculum to all 10U and younger coaches
    4. Lead one youth clinic for all 10U and younger coaches
    5. Lead one youth clinic for all recreational coaches
  1. Assist the Board in team and player assignment to teams, planning the future direction and structure of the club along with promoting the interest of the club at all times
  2. Assure discreet handling of all related club business
  3. Work under the direct supervision of the NPSC Board.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Experience coaching in the Developmental ages of soccer (Zone 1)
  • Earned Coaching license(s)
  • Demonstrated leadership, coaching and management (or equivalent) experience
  • Leadership and communication skills
  • Committed to working a nontraditional work schedule.
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
  • Successful completion of a background check

Salary and Opportunities  

A competitive salary will be provided and based on professional rates and demonstrated experience

Exclusive right to operate summer soccer camps in service area (NPSC endorsed)

Additional opportunities for extra income may be available

Application Process

Should send a cover letter, resume and any letters of recommendation or references to:

NPAYSC@gmail.com

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM NEW PRAGUE SOCCER CLUB PRESIDENT REGARDING COVID-19 PLAN

NEW PRAGUE SOCCER CLUB IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING A SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR YOUTH PLAYERS, MEMBER FAMILIES, COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS (MEMBERS).  TO ENSURE WE HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT, NPSC HAS A COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS PLAN WHICH INCLUDES FOLLOWING AND ADHERING TO THE MINNESOTA YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION "RETURN TO PLAY" PLAN.

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Developmental Age Pool Practices

Girls 

·       12U and 11U to include all players born in 2009 and 2010 and assigned to the 12U Black and 12U Blue rosters

·       10U and 9U to include all players born in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and assigned to the 10U Black, 10U Blue and 9U Blue rosters

Boys

·       12U and 11U to include all players born in 2009 and 2010 and assigned to the 12U Black and 12U Blue rosters

·       10U and 9U to include all players born in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and assigned to the 10U Black and 10U Blue rosters

Developmental Stages of Soccer

In youth soccer, players and teams aged 12 and younger are classified as “Zone 1”. Teams in ages 13 to 16 are considered “Zone 2” where the full game of 11 v 11 is played on a full field. The higher levels of competitive soccer are seen at 17 years and older. These soccer developmental zones could be (relatively) compared to our school system of elementary, middle and high school.

For New Prague Soccer Club, “Zone 1” includes players born in and between 2009 and 2013. This age range serves as the highest priority developmental space for youth soccer players.

The club recognizes kids grow and develop at their own pace, both in life and in youth sports. The development of social-emotional and physical skills are crucial up to and around the age of 12.

The primary goal of our developmental age pools is to guarantee all players receive consistent and high quality training and experiences. Our “Zone 1” coaching will focus on the root of the game and include fundamental skills, functional movements and game concepts. Besides skills learning and activities, it is paramount that players experience a sense of belonging in a positive social setting.

Pool practices will also serve as a continued cycle of player assessment that will better aid in future player placement in the formation of NPSC teams. These additional, lower pressure assessment opportunities can help ensure all kids in an age range are familiar with the club coaches and the club knows more about its players. We believe this approach will help in the transition of players into larger rosters and bigger games at 11 and 13 years old.

Club pool practices should take place at least one a week. This day per week will be in the place of what would otherwise be a single team practice. Pool practices will be offered for all teams and players in Zone 1. Coaches from each team shall collaborate and manage sessions.

The priority of our Zone 1 pool practices will be to ensure the club and coaches provide common training, common learning opportunities and a common, positive social experience. The priority of coaching in both pools and our teams need to include skills learning, all field position experience and most important a sense of belonging in a positive social setting.

As for your team, please realize the games and practices in Zone 1 are small sided by design.  This ensures increased individual play repetitions and interactions with the ball. To retain young player interest, all coaching must balance challenge and fun. We realize families will naturally want to compete and keep score. After all, soccer is a “sport”. That aside, it is critical for parents to realize that teams in “Zone 1” should not prioritize formal team results or player statistics.

If you have any questions, please email the club at: npaysc@gmail.com.

Thank You,

New Prague Board of Directors

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Please consider volunteering to be a team manager for your player’s team – managers play a valuable role in facilitating team communications, receiving information about tournaments/games, and other backend items that help keep the team running smoothly. If you would be open to helping out as a manager, please email Brandi Weckman at: brandi.weckman@gmail.com

If you are interested in coaching, we are looking for assistant coaches at all ages and head coaches in ages 9U to 12U. If interested, please email Cam Stolz at: cam.stoltz@gmail.com

SOCCER APPAREL AVAILABLE

If you want or need new gear for the upcoming season, you can order from the NPSC Store found at https://www.challengerteamwear.com/store/newpraguesc/index

or click on the image below

There are A LOT of great items for players and fans, including clothing, accessories and gifts, so be sure to check out the store!!

 

NPSC will be requiring all former and future coaches and managers to re apply for a coaching position, effective immediately.   Please see the following to link to fill out your application...

NPSC Coaching Application

 

 

 

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