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 totally stoked to be part of this list of awesome 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 us and honoring us with your votes!

You can see our name on the winner’s list at


Thursday - June 1st - 6:30pm Kickoff
Walker Charter Academy - 1801 3 Mile Road NW
We Are Sorry We Had To End Our Regular Sign-Up Period Early And Not Be Able To Offer A Late Sign-Up Period This Season.
To Include Only Being Able To Help A Limited Number Of Families On Our Waitlist.
This Was Due To Reaching Our 500 Player And 32 Team Limits Early Than Expected This Season.

* Special Request Submission Deadline:  March 19th
* Season Handout, Team Rosters, Schedules Sent:  April 10th [Sooner If Possible]
* Head Coach Preseason Intro And Update Email/Call:  April 10th -13th
* Head Coach Preseason Divisional Meetings:  April 15th  [Morning]
* One Time Saturday Practice:  April 15th  [Afternoon]
* Weeknight Practices Begin:  Week Of April 17th
* Sessions And Games Begin:  April 22nd
* Picture Days: Week Of May 1st
* Memorial Day Observance And Team Picnics: May 20th
* U6, U9, U12, U15 Team Weeknight Games: May 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th
* Memorial Day Weekend: May 27th [No Sessions/Games]
* Kent County Sheriff's Office vs NWYSA Parents Game: June 1st
* Sessions And Games End: June 3rd
* Team Gear Issue Return:  June 7th  [6:00pm-7:30pm]
Saturday August 26th  [Tentative]
Go 3v3 Icon On The Seasons Page For Details
* Early Signup [$10 Discount]:  May 22nd - June 18th
* Regular Signup: June 19th - August 6th
* Late Signup Under 2 Through Under 9 Player [Additional $10]: August 7th - September 3rd
* Late Signup Under 10 Through Under 15 Player [Additional $15]: August 7th - September 3rd
* Date Form And Fee Are Both Sent Determines If Your Signup Is Early, Regular Or Late

August 7th Through September 3rd > Before Signing-Up
Check Website Home Page To Ensure Sign-Ups Haven't Ended Early Due To Filling-Up
Check With The NWYSA To Ensure There Are Open Spots In Your Child's Age Division

* 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
* Head Coach Preseason Meetings: September 9th [Morning]
* 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 (11:00am-1:30pm)

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