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May, 2015

Select Soccer

North River players, families and fans:

The current soccer season will be wrapping up soon, and we hope you have had fun and learned a lot.  If you are like us, you are looking for a break from practices and games.  However; if you are considering Select Soccer, tryouts are coming up soon.

You can find out more about tryouts for Chattanooga FC Academy (CFCA) at

For the North River Select Academy! Read all about it here:

Select Academy players and teams are registered with Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) as Division 3 players and teams, which is one registration level above Recreational (Division 4) soccer.  It is important to note that the mission of Select Academy is to service the intermediate level of youth soccer between Recreational and higher level Select Programs (Divisions 1 & 2) such as Chattanooga FC Academy (CFCA).

North River Select Academy will be an excellent fit, for any of the following:

  1. Players needing more challenging training and play – Players that are no longer being challenged to improve and further develop their soccer skills (mentally and/or physically) in Recreational soccer.
  2. Previously Played Select  – Players that have already played higher level “Select” soccer with clubs like CFCA, Chattanooga United, East Ridge or others and found that level of soccer to be more of a commitment (time, money, travel) than they (or their families) were looking for.
  3. Testing the waters – Has your child wanted to try Select Soccer, but you had reservations for any number of reasons (money, time, more extensive travel obligations)?  Maybe you were just not quite sure how or where to begin.  Select Academy is the first step above Recreational soccer and a logical place to test the waters without fear of overreaching. 
  4. Training up for CFCA or School Teams – Does your player dream of someday playing for a State Championship on a Division 1 Select Soccer Team or making the cut for his/her school team, but just needs a bit more time and a comfortable environment to develop?  An important role of Select Academy will be to help players with big dreams to prepare their skills for the next level they seek.

Additional Select Academy program highlights:

  1. Total annual fees for Select Academy will be about half of CFCA Select Club costs.  However, unlike recreational soccer some Select Academy costs will be billed by the Team (Team Fees).   Team fees will vary based on tournaments attended and the number and type of “friendlies” scheduled.  A good budget number might be $25 to $50 per month. 
  2. Our North River Select Academy uniforms will be the same uniforms used last season.  However, uniform fees will be a separate expense paid when a new uniform (or individual articles) are needed.  If your child played Select Academy at North River in 2014-15 and their uniform is still serviceable, you will not need to purchase a new uniform. Please note that it is not uncommon to have to buy uniforms every 2 or 3 years based on the growth of your child and the fact that suppliers will only produce styles for 2 or 3 years.
  3. North River Select Academy relies on volunteers but the Select Academy coaching staff are Paid/Licensed Coaches and includes a Director of Coaching for the Select Academy, Jim Hart.
  4. All Select Academy teams’ Head and Assistant Coaches must be appropriately licensed through TSSA and or the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) or other USSF recognized governing body to comply with TSSA Division 3 coaching requirements. 

For those of you that don't know Coach Hart, here is a little information about him:  He started coaching in 1993 - Coached recreation soccer U6 through U14 at Mid County Soccer Association (MCSA) in Manassas, VA; Middle Valley Soccer, and Redoubt Soccer Association.   He coached select level soccer U9 through U15 with MCSA, Middle Valley Magic, and Chattanooga United.  Jim obtained his coaching E License in 1995 and D License in 2003.  He has also served as the vice-president and president of Middle Valley Soccer. 

How do I Register my Player for Select Academy

Players interested in participating in the North River Select Academy will need to participate in a skills assessment during the month of June 2015 in order to be placed on a team.  Registration for the skills assessment is already open on our web page.  Simply “Log In” to your existing account or “Register” for a new account with the buttons at the top of the page.  From your “Account” page, you will be able to register for programs available to your child.  Choosing “Select Academy” will lead you through the steps to register for the Skills Assessment.  There is a $10.00 fee to participate in the Skills Assessment.

We have registration set for U8, U10, U12, and U14.  If we have enough interest, we will separate our Teams into U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, and U14.  If you are older than U14 and interested in our Select Program, let us know.  We only limited ourselves to U14 because we don't expect to have enough interest in the older Age Groups, but we will set up older Teams, if there is enough interest. 

Age Groups

One last thing to note regarding Age Groups.  At NRSA, we create our U8 Rec Teams amongst our U7 and U8 Players.  So if you are currently have a U6 Player by age, that would be moving up to U8 Rec Soccer (if they stayed in Rec), in the Fall, that Player isn’t eligible to play select in the State of TN.  

Assessment Dates and times are:

Tuesday, June 23rd and Thursday June 25th

U8 through U10 5:45 to 7:00 p.m.

U11 – U14 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.

For questions, please contact Jim Hart at
[email protected] or (423) 413-7902.