The mission of the volunteer-run NWYSA program is to provide an enjoyable fall and spring season soccer experience for children ages 1-15 regardless of experience, ability, or the community in which they live.  The game of soccer is taught with an emphasis on the development of individual skills, team building, and fair play.


We Took The First Place Spot In The 2023 Best Of Grand Rapids For Families Grandtasic Awards, Best Soccer Programs Category.

We're honored to be part of this list of places that make West Michigan the place to be for families. And it’s all because of you, our amazing members that believe in the NWYSA and support our work in the community. Thank you for recognizing the NWYSA with your votes!  You can see our name on the winner’s top ten programs list at,


* Special Request Submission Deadline:  August 13th
* Season Handout, Team Rosters And Schedules Sent:  September 4th [Sooner If Possible]
* Head Coach Preseason Intro And Update Call/Email:  September 5th - 7th
U12/U15 Head Coach Preseason Meeting:  September 5th
* U4 Head Coach Preseason Meeting:  September 6th
* U6/U9 Head Coach Preseason Meeting:  September 9th
* U6/U9/U12/U15 Team One Time Saturday Practice:  September 9th [Afternoon]
* U6/U9/U12/U15 Team Weeknight Practices Begin:  Week Of September 11th
* U4 Sessions And U6/U9/U12/U15 Games Begin:  September 16th
* Picture Days:  Week Of September 25th-30th
* Sessions And Games End:  October 28th
* Team Gear Issue Return:  November 4th (12:00pm)

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