Next Level Academy is holding its annual tryout for NEW players for the 2024-2025 Academy Program on the dates & times listed below.  A player only needs to attend one tryout date.  Register for the one tryout date that fits your schedule and make sure to sign up for the appropriate birth year.


Next Level Academy is a 10 month technical soccer training program (August 2024-May 2025) for rising U7 (2018/2019 born) – rising U12/13 (2013/12/11 born) boys and girls. NLA has been the leader in player development for 24+ years providing the highest level of technical skill training. The NLA coaching staff’s unique, competitive, and fun training environments along with their unmatched experience within the U7-U13 age groups, has consistently prepared players for success during their most important development years. The instruction for Academy players will focus on their creativity, speed, soccer agility, and the overall player’s confidence while competing against their peers in various game-like situations. NLA training supplements a player’s club team and will not interfere with their outdoor practices, games, or tournaments.


  • Next Level Academy is a 10 month commitment (August 2024–May 2025).
  • If chosen to be part of the Academy program, the selected player will train once a week (day/time TBA) with their birth year, unless NLA staff determines otherwise.
  • In order to create the most positive and competitive training environment, the NLA staff will place each player in a training group, based on their age & level.
  • If a player’s outdoor training schedule ends up conflicting with the NLA training night that they were placed in, then our staff will provide other training night options.
  • All NLA Tryouts & 2024-2025 Training sessions will occur indoors at Netsports located at 3717 Davis Drive in Morrisville, NC 27560.


  • In order to be considered for the 2024-2025 Next Level Academy Program, a player must be registered for NLA Tryouts.
  • Pre-Registration is $25 and walk-ups are accepted at tryouts for $30.
  • All tryouts registration is completed through Next Level’s PlayMetrics system.
  • Tryouts for Next Level Academy are held Sunday, April 28th, Friday, May 3rd, Saturday, May 4th and Wednesday, May 29th at Netsports (see the chart below for the exact time).
  • A new player only needs to attend one day of tryouts that correlates to their birth year and gender.
  • Tryouts will only be held for those players that were not part of the 2023-24 Academy. Current NLA players have already been evaluated for placement into the 2024-25 Academy program.
  • Register your player for the tryout with their appropriate birth year.  All players must try out with their birth year.
  • Click on the following link to see the academy program’s tuition and acceptance agreement:


Registration is LIVE for Next Level Academy’s Tryouts for the 2024-2025 academic year (August 2024- May 2025).  All Tryouts Registration is completed through PlayMetrics. If you do not have a PlayMetrics account, you will need to set one up through the link below. If you already have a PlayMetrics account, log in thru the link below and it will lead you to tryouts registration.


Tryout Location: Netsports, 3717 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560

Sunday, April 28th, 2024
4:00pm-2018/2017 Born/Rising U7 & U8 Boys & Girls
5:00pm-2016/2015 Born/Rising U9 & U10 Boys & Girls
6:00pm-2014/2013/2012 Born/Rising U11, U12 & U13 Boys & Girls

Friday, May 3rd, 2024
5:00pm-2015/2014/2013/2012 Born/Rising U10,U11,U12 & U13 Boys & Girls
6:00pm-2018/2017/2016 Born/Rising U7,U8 & U9 Boys & Girls

Saturday, May 4th 2024
5:00pm-2018/2017/2016 Born/Rising U7,U8 & U9 Boys & Girls
6:00pm-2015/2014/2013/2012 Born/Rising U10,U11,U12 & U13 Boys & Girls

Wednesday, May 29th 2024
5:00pm-2018/2017 Born/Rising U7 & U8 Boys & Girls
6:00pm-2016/2015 Born/Rising U9 & U10 Boys & Girls
7:00pm-2014/2013/2012 Born/Rising U11, U12 & U13 Boys & Girls

*If you cannot make any of the tryout dates listed above, please send us an email at with your conflict.

We look forward to seeing you at tryouts, and please do not hesitate to contact us at or 919-889-9037 if you have any questions.


NLA Coaches & Staff