ACADEMY (U7 - U13)

Next Level Academy is a 10 month technical soccer training program (August 2022-May 2023) for rising U7 (2016 born) - rising U12 (2011 born) boys and girls. NLA has been the leader in player development for 22+ 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 and repetition for Academy players will focus on their creativity, speed, soccer agility, and the overall players 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.

Important Tryout and Program Information

-Next Level Academy is a 10 month commitment (August 2022--May 2023), and each player selected will train one time per week.
-In order to be considered for the 2022-2023 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 3rd, Saturday April 9th or Sunday May 1st 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 2021-22 Academy. Current NLA players have already been evaluated for the 2022-22 Academy program.
-Register your player for the tryout with their appropriate birth year. All players must try out with their birth year.
-If chosen to be part of the Academy program, the player will train with their birth year weekly on a specific day/time (TBA).
-If a player's outdoor training schedule ends up conflicting with their NLA birth year training night then our staff will provide other training night options.
-All NLA Tryouts & 2022-2023 Training sessions will occur indoors at Netsports located at 3717 Davis Drive in Morrisville, NC 27560.

Tryout Registration Link and Schedule

Registration is LIVE for Next Level Academy's Tryouts for the 2022-2023 academic year (August 2022- May 2023). All Tryouts Registration is completed through PlayMetrics. If you do not have a PlayMetrics account, you will need to set one up. If you already have a PlayMetrics account, log in thru your PlayMetrics account and it will lead you to tryouts registration.


Since its inception in 2001, Academy teams have won numerous Regional Indoor Soccer titles and have 11 National Indoor Soccer Championships to their credit. A few of the titles we've brought home are listed below.

Regionals Awards

U9 Boys Division I – Regional Champions
U9 Boys Division II - 2nd place
U9 Girls Division I – Regional Champions
U10 Boys Division I – Regional Champions
U10 Boys Division II – Regional Champions
U10 Boys Division II - 4th place
U10 Girls Division I – 3rd place
U10 Girls Division II - 4th place
U11 Boys Division I - Regional Champions
U11 Boys Division II - 2nd place
U11 Girls Division I – Regional Champions
U11 Girls Division II – 3rd place


U9 Girls Division I - Finalists
U9 Boys Division I - National Champions
U9 Boys Division II - National Champions
U11 Boys Division I - Finalists