2018-2019 Player Age Groups

Rising Age Group Birth Year
U7 2012
U8 2011
U9 2010
U10 2009
U11 2008
U12 2007

Raleigh and Wake Forest Academy U7-U12 Tryouts Schedule

All tryouts for our Raleigh/Wake Forest location are held at The Factory in Wake Forest. The tryout schedule for the U7, U8, U9, U10, and U12 age groups are as follows:

Monday April 30th, 2018

5:00-6:00p.m. 2007 (Rising U12 Girls)
6:00-7:00p.m. 2007 (Rising U12 Boys)

Tuesday May 1, 2018

5:00-6:00p.m. 2009 (Rising U10 Girls)
6:00-7:00p.m. 2009 (Rising U10 Boys)

Wednesday May 2, 2018

5:00-6:00p.m. 2010 (Rising U9 Boys & Girls)
6:00-7:00p.m. 2008 (Rising U11 Girls)
7:00-8:00p.m. 2008 (Rising U11 Boys)

Thursday May 3, 2018

5:00-6:00p.m. 2012 (Rising U7 Boys & Girls)
6:00-7:00p.m. 2011 (Rising U8 Boys & Girls)

Friday May 4, 2018-Make up Tryout

5:00-6:00p.m. All age groups (Rising U7-U12 Boys & Girls)

**NLA Raleigh/Wake Forest Alternate Tryout Date: (if you can’t make the regularly scheduled night) register for tryouts and email us your conflict at events@nextlevelacademy.com and that you would like to come to the alternate makeup tryouts:


Families will receive an email by Tuesday, May, 8, 2018 at 8:00p.m. regarding the result of their tryout. If a player is not accepted into our Academy program, we encourage them to join our Development Center program beginning in September.

The site you select to tryout at is the site you are selecting to participate at (i.e. if you tryout out at Raleigh, then your player will be evaluated for the program at Raleigh).

Registration Deadline

The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

If you fail to register on-line you may still attend tryouts as a walk-up registrant. The tryout fee for walk up players is $30. If you fall into this category, please arrive 20 minutes prior to the start time for your child's tryout so that you have time to complete the onsite registration paperwork.

If you are not able to attend the tryout dates and times listed above there will be an alternate tryout date and time which will require approval from the NLA staff to be able to attend. To be considered to attend the alternate tryout you must register online by Wednesday, April 26, 2017 and send an email to events@nextlevelacademy.com as described below.

Players should wear dark shorts, a white non-soccer affiliated t-shirt, indoor soccer shoes. They should bring a soccer ball and water/sports drink both labeled with their name.