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

FALL 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

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.


TRY OUT OPPORTUNITY

NPSC is hosting tryouts for the GU15; GU13 and BU16 age groups to form a League One team for the 2022 season. League One is the next level of competitive play above black. In order to promote the opportunity and provide transparency, we would like to have the tryout details posted on social media and on our website as soon as possible.
Details are as follows:
GIRLS - July 28th, 2021 at the community center fields in New Prague (100 12th Ave, NP 56071)
Girls with birth years of 2010 and 2009 are eligible to tryout for the GU13L1 team - assessments will be held at 5 - 6:30 PM - link to RSVP:  https://forms.gle/ucXLAkP3txp4bHjr6
Girls with birth years of 2008 and 2007 are eligible to tryout for the GU15L1 team - assessments will be held at 7 - 8:30 PM - link to RSVP: https://forms.gle/GgUjzvWMcqZQHrci9
BOYS - July 27, 2021 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Raven Stream.
Boys with birth years of 2006 and 2007 are eligible to tryout for the BU16L1 team - assessments will be held at Raven Stream on July 27th from  6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  If interested in trying out, please email Cam Stoltz at: cam.stoltz@gmail.com.
Players from other neighboring clubs are welcome to attend.

FALL REGISTRATION

registration is $90 this fall and we will be using the same uniforms from this summer. Registration will be done through TeamSnap. Teams will be formed in late July/early August with announcements to follow shortly after.

 

Register for Fall Soccer

2020 summer camps

New Prague Soccer Club

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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