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NKSA Affiliate Team PROGRAM

The NKSA Affiliate Team Program is designed to assist coaches and their established teams who are looking for an organization that will provide a home for them to participate in league and tournament play.  Often these teams have operated in an alternate setting (club, organization, or league) and are looking for a pathway to continue playing without the "extra" services of a typical club-based program. The NKSA Affiliate Team Program is a lower priced option than our Premier or PRO programs, that can offer a great entry for Rec teams looking to test the Select waters, established teams seeking to play together for a few more seasons, or even tournament only teams that are seeking a great way to enjoy a second sport without the heavy commitment of time and money.

Affiliate teams are self run, under the supervision of the club DOC and Affiliate Coordinator.  See below for more information.

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program costs

NKSA Affiliate Player Fees- For the 2019-2020 season NKSA has restructured the fees.  The per player fee will be $215 per year.  This fee is paid through Blue Sombrero by each registering family.  This fee includes KYSA player registration and coach background checks, GCSL registration (team fee and player/coach fees), player cards and official roster, grass games fields (turf fields not included but can be reserved by teams on a limited basis when available.  Fee will be on a per game per field basis.) Grass practice fields may be reserved if available and at an extra fee (typically $15-20 per session.) In addition, each rostered coach will receive one NKSA coaching shirt.

NKSA Affiliate Team Fees- Affiliate Teams determine and collect their own Team Fees to cover referee fees, tournament entry fees, paid trainer or paid coach fees (if any), turf rental fees (optional) and anything else the team decides to do that is not specifically included in the NKSA Affiliate Player Fees. NKSA Director of Coaching can assist in identifying trainer or coach if needed/desired.

Program Requirements

Coach/Trainer -Greater Cincinnati Soccer League (GCSL) requires a head coach and an assistant coach for each team.  KYSA requires coaches for U9-U12 to have an “E” coaching license, and for U13 and above a “D” coaching license.  With the changes in the US Soccer Coaching Education model, KYSA is currently reviewing the license requirements. NKSA will require ALL coaches to meet or exceed these future requirements.  All volunteers or paid staff working with the Affiliate team must provide proof of US Soccer license as well as concussion awareness certification and a background check through KYSA.

Uniforms- Affiliate Team will be required to purchase and wear the approved NKSA Premier uniform kit.  These must be purchased online through Soccer Village by each family. The uniform would include two jerseys, one short and two socks.  Optional items listed do not need to be purchased. Typically the uniform cycle runs two years per manufacturer and vendor agreements.  The current kit cycle begins 2018-2019 and will run through 2020-2021. Detail on uniform ordering will be provided when the coach establishes the team within the Affiliate Program.

Behavior-  Affiliate Teams will be subject to all of the same requirements as any other NKSA players and coaches, including rules set by KYSA for players and coaches, any leagues and tournament that the team plays in, and reasonable rules and guidelines established by the NKSA.  (See the club website for details on expected behavior.)

Tryouts-Affiliate teams do not participate in club tryouts (though players from the club tryouts may be guided to Affiliate teams by NKSA staff if appropirate.) NKSA Affiliate teams may conduct their own tryouts, as needed, after June 9th.

Getting Started

If you are interested in bringing your team into the NKSA Affiliate Team Program you can begin by contacting with the club Director of Coaching, Wil Cagle, or the Club Affiliate Coordinator-Jeff Dozier at the emails listed below.  In addition, there are links to the Affiliate Team Program Description and the Affiliate Team Blue Sombero Guide Sheet below. 

Wil Cagle-[email protected]

Jeff Dozier-[email protected]

NKSA Affililate Team Program Description

NKSA Affiliate Team Registration Guide
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