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2020 Late Fall PRO Training Schedule

HS Age Group (2002-2006) Supplemental Tryouts
Saturday, Oct 31 @ Pendery Park
Boys 11:00-12:30
Girls 1:30-3:00

PRO Late Fall Training Schedule-Tower Park
Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov 10-Dec 9
4:30-6:00 G02/03 PRO (W Cagle) G04 PRO (Farrell)
5:30-7:00 B02 PRO (Busener) G05 PRO (Niehaus)
6:30-8:00 B04 PRO(Busener) B05 PRO (Ritter)
7:30-9:00 B06 PRO (W Cagle) G06 PRO 2 (B Cagle)

The start of pro

The NKSA Board initiated the PRO program in 2015 based on input and questions from both NKSA members and those outside of the club who were expressing a desire for something more than the basic Select model.  Some were looking for more training opportunities, both in season and out.  Others were looking for avenues to increased completion levels.  Many were looking for a structure that moved away from the Parent Coach model.  The PRO model was designed to provide the club and its members with a program that met their needs…and is driven to continue to develop top level players.

Defining PRO

At every soccer club there are a certain number of players that stand out based upon not only their soccer skills and their athletic ability but, also on their practice habits, their motivation and determination to achieve and to get better. NKSA Pro brings those players together to provide them with the proper training and game environment to allow them to push each other and reach their full soccer and athletic potential.

Take the NKSA Premier Soccer Program, add professional game coaches, increased training during the season, winter training, speed and agility training, more soccer events and players dedicated to learning and playing at a high level. This is NKSA PRO.

Pro Commitment

NKSA PRO is looking for players dedicated to the game of soccer and determined to work hard to get better.  This level is not for every player.  There is increased travel, training, expectations and commitment.  NKSA does encourage all players U10-U13 to participate in other sports in order to continue overall athletic development. However, from U14-U18, while participating in other activities is still a possibility, NKSA PRO players should be ready to make soccer their #1 priority.  U14-U18 PRO players should be looking to improve their ability to contribute to their high school program, and possibly continue their play in college.

pro training

2019 Fall PRO Group Training Schedule

Tuesdays, Boone County Pee Wee
Girls: 5:30-6:45
Boys: 7:00-8:15

Aug 27 Skill School and 4v4 Fun
DNA Introduction-What Makes us a Club?

Sept 3 Technical: Dribbling...
Technical-ball manipulation and possession, including shielding
Physical-Agility & speed

Sept 10 Technical: Passing and Receiving
Technical-balls on the ground (with back to goal and facing goal)
Physical-Flexibility & co-ordination

Sept 17 Technical: Finishing and Shooting
Technical-balls on the ground (with back to goal and facing goal)
Physical-Explosive power & lower body strength

Sept 24 Skill School #2 and 4v4 Fun (Ignition Preview Meeting)
DNA Character Traits Awareness

Oct 1 Technical: Dribbling
Technical-penetration/attack, including RWB
Physical-Explosive power and upper body strength

Oct 8 Technical: Passing and Receiving
Technical-balls in the air; crosses and long balls
Physical-Balance & coordination

Oct 15 Technical: Finishing and Shooting
Technical-balls in the air; volleys and half volleys, and heading (U13+)
Physical: - Single foot stability & agility

Oct 22 Skill School #3 and 4v4
DNA Character Traits Awareness-

Oct 29 Team Function or Makeup Session

2019-2020 PRO Staff Assignments

NKSA is pleased to announce the following staff assignments for the 2019-2020 PRO Program.

G2009-Greg Baker  B2009-David Shemilt

G2008-Greg Baker  B2008-Drew Sullivan

G2007-Buzz Cagle  B2007-Austin Cagle

G2006-Amanda Newcomb  B2006-David Shemilt

G2005-Brian Runyon                  B2005-Jonah Ritter

G2004-Nate Rausch                  B2004-Eric Busener

G2003-Wil Cagle                              B2002-Steven McGill/Eric Busener

G2001/02-Wil Cagle  B2000/01-Steven McGill

Details on each coach's bio will be posted to this site shortly.

NKSA PRO Players Selected for ODP Regional Event

Clockwise from top left: Haley Clark, Carson Smith, Alana Bringer, Amber Branum (04),
Greta Noble, Ava Quigley, Catherine Branch and Hailey Barton.

NKSA is pleased to announce that 8 members of the G03 PRO team who recently attended KYS ODP Tryouts have been selected to attend the upcoming USYSA ODP Interregional Showcase this weekend.

Congratulations and Good Luck!  NKSA is proud to have each of you representing us.

2018 US Youth Soccer ODP Interregional Showcase

2000s, 2001s, 2002s, 2003s, 2004s, 2005s & 2006s 

February 17-19, 2018

The ODP Interregional Showcase to be hosted at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex in Memphis, Tenn. featuring the 2000-2005 age groups for both boys and girls from the Midwest and Southern Region.

This event will include state games, pool games and various player classroom sessions and panel discussions.

Region II Participating States: 
Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska

Region III Participating States:
 Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee

PRO Champions!


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