YOUTH ACADEMY SELECTION
The Nashville SC Academy will participate and play against other Major League Soccer clubs at the highest nationwide level of youth soccer in the United States. The Academy will start by launching its Boys U12 (2008) age group team to compete in the Generation adidas Cup U-12 competition over Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 28-30) in Atlanta, followed by the introduction of U13 (2008), U14 (2007) and U15 (2006) teams in the 2020/2021 season.
There are four ways for players to be selected for the NSC Academy. Jamie Smith, NSC Academy Director, will work with directors and coaches of local clubs in identifying talent. Players will be evaluated in their own clubs’ environment first where they will have the potential to be invited into scheduled Nashville SC Academy ID Clinics, practices and events:
- Players from local clubs may be recommended by their club coaches to participate in a Nashville SC Academy practice. These practices allow NSC coaches to evaluate the player and possibly select them for the academy team. This process may happen at any point during the season.
- The Nashville SC Academy have scouts that actively look for players in the Nashville, Tenn., area and beyond. They regularly attend tournaments, select events and league games to identify potential talent.
- Training opportunities are also available for select players. The times and duration of these training opportunities are determined by the Nashville SC Director and coaches.
- The Academy will hold open tryouts after the conclusion of the 2019/20 season (June/July). These tryouts provide Nashville SC Academy staff to identify players who may have been missed, have relocated to the area or were unaware of the Nashville SC Academy.
Fall tryouts for the U12 team have closed. This page will be updated with the latest tryout information available.