Neenah Soccer Club Families,
With new club leadership comes new opportunities for our fall season. The East Central
Academy League landscape has changed to an extent where the coaching staff and I feel we
can no longer continue to implement our model of player development and growth efficiently.
Beginning this fall, Neenah Soccer Club’s academy program (7U-10U) will withdraw from the
East Central league. Instead, we will focus on in-house player development, play dates with
other clubs and tournaments hosted by our club (Copia Cup in the fall and Flatgrass in the
What does this mean for your child? Families returning to the NSC academy will not notice
much difference outside of playing new clubs. Academy teams will continue to train twice per
week at Mahler (Tuesday and Thursday) with the same expectations of commitment and effort.
Players are encouraged to attend as much as possible, especially if they are serious about their
soccer development. Our NSC staff understands that to develop great young players, we also
need to allow flexibility to young athletes involved in multiple sports. Playing time and team
placement will not be determined by attendance at training sessions, but by availability. We will
continue a pool-play structure emphasizing player development, allowing players to train and
play with all players in their gender/age group and on various teams throughout the season.
Please reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns.
Director of Coaching
Neenah Soccer Club