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.

There are four ways for players to be selected for the Nashville SC Academy. The Nashville SC Academy staff 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:

  1. 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. (If you are a club coach wanting to recommend a player, please contact Kevin Flanagan at
  2. The Nashville SC Academy have scouts that actively look for players in the Nashville, TN area and beyond. They regularly attend tournaments, select events and league games to identify potential talent.
  3. Parents can send their player’s credentials to the Nashville SC Academy staff. If you are a parent wanting to introduce your player to the Nashville SC Academy Staff, please fill out the following Recruitment Questionnaire:
  4. The Nashville SC Academy will hold open ID Clinics throughout the year. These tryouts provide Nashville SC Academy staff the opportunity to identify players who may have been missed, have relocated to the area, or were unaware of the Nashville SC Academy.

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