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Academy Program Information

Program Information

The NSU Academy Program is designed to give younger players, ages 7 – 9, better coaching, conditioning and more advanced skill work to begin preparing these players for a possible career in select soccer.  The Academy will increase the skill level and overall knowledge of the game for these young players. Additional focus is placed on creating a fun and exciting player environment, developing fundamental soccer skills and promoting a positive attitude.

North Shore United's Academy is a state accredited Academy that participates in the WYSA Academy league against other accredited Academies.  These accredited Academies are player development methods for 7-9 year olds and focus on pool rostering of players with flexible game day play.  Youth Academies provide a higher level of training for committed players desiring a more advanced development model.  Games will be played in a festival format with all Academy teams travelling to the same location on a given date to play competitively matched games against other area Academies.  

Individual development in the technical area is the main focus. Ball control, first touch, quick feet, dribbling, defending, passing and moving, receiving, turning, shooting and crossing will be the major components of development. Small-sided games are emphasized to increase touches on the ball and gain an understanding of tactical principles. Games played will be in the form of 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4.  All sessions are conducted by NSU Academy’s highly qualified professional coaching staff.

August 2, 2021 — November 7, 2021 : 90 minute training sessions 2 times per week

Winter Training TBD

April—mid June: 90 minute training sessions 2 times per week

Practices (days and times subject to change)
At PWSB Soccer Park
U8 (2014): Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00- 7:30
U9 (2013)  and U10 (2012): Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-6:30 

Games: Saturdays and some Sundays starting in September.  No specific schedule released yet.

Mick Collins

NSU Academy Director

Phone: (414) 659-3344

Academy Info



Please contact Mick Collins at with any questions.



2021-2022 Academy Eligibility

8U 2014 birth year
9U 2013birth year
10U 2012 birth year

2021-22 Academy Fee Breakdown

2014 Birth year $675
2013 Birth year $850
2012 Birth year $950

**Costs includes: Nike uniforms (home and away), sweatshirt, and practice jersey. 

U8 & U9:  2 tournaments (one North Shore and one away)

U10;   3 tournaments (one North Shore and two away)

2020-2021 Coaching Staff

Boys Teams

2013 Boys: Abdul Oke, Steve Gnacinski

2012 Boys: Graham Shaw, Greg Bowler

2011 Boys: Mick Collins, Ben Clarke, Mike Huwiler

Girls Teams

2013 Girls: Anna Smalley, Bri Jaeger, Noelle Clarke

2012 Girls: Rachel Elliot, Leila Wright

2011Girls: Mick Collins, Rachel Elliot