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Consider This …

This year, with the birth year changes, it is fair to say that every team in Knoxville will change personnel and with that happening, for the first time in a long while, players will really have to approach this tryout season with an open mind! There is plenty of politics and local club promotions out there but ultimately the questions and statements below should remain clearly at the forefront of your decision;

Paying to tryout?

There should not be a charge to tryout for youth soccer especially if you have been with the club the previous year! Your current club should know exactly what you can do! If you are a new player to a club, you should not be charged as you are a potentially a new customer for that club! Would you pay to test drive a car? Non refundable fees are a scare tactic and if you do pay to tryout for a club, ask before you attend exactly what your paying for!

Thoughts to consider before actually trying out?

How much does the program cost for the entire year? What is included? What happens when the weather is bad? How many training sessions are there each week? How many tournaments? How much space does each team get allocated regularly and when it rains. What coaching support is there in the club? What is the line of management structure in the club? How many teams in each age group? If more than one team per age group, how does my child move up or move down the teams? Who is assessing the tryouts? When do I get notified and when will I have to commit?

The tryout itself?

What does the tryout look for? Is it position specific? What are they expecting my child to do? Is every age group doing the same tryout? What happens if there are 4/5 players in my child’s position how will they handle that? Will I get feedback if not successful? How quickly will I know after the tryout if I made it?

Post tryout suggestions.

Contact clubs offering you a spot if it’s a new club and ask them what they saw in your child? What position will they want you to play? How many players are on the roster? When does practice start and when must I confirm my spot. Contact your current club and ask what’s changing?

Parents, KSA has very old fashion views when it comes to player development! Basically;

“we fix things when they are broken and don’t just throw things away and get a new one”

In soccer terms, we understand players have areas to improve on and our curriculum is designed to help players find a position that they can play and excel at. This tryout season, we anticipate players from other clubs taking a look at what we do. We are now part of the Knoxville soccer fabric and people know we exist, our goal is to run a team at every age level for both boys and girls. We intend to select players who can play in specific positions and who’s parents support our goals o f participating for the entire 10 month program. Current players have an advantage in that; we have worked with them for a while, we have history of past performances and have an insight into such things as; attendance, time keeping and playing performances, attitude in training sessions, levels of fitness etc. These areas will be clearly referenced when it comes to our decisions for building our teams for next year.

We will be handing out play evaluations by the 13th of this month and if you would like, you can schedule a time to meet with our staff to discuss this years work with your child. The reports are merely an outline on what has gone on this year, but if you want further information, you can request a 10-15 minute slot with our staff. Many of you get regular feedback from us and may decide that the report is enough evidence and therefore, do not require an meeting but the offer is there.

Finally, we truly understand that there are other socce r choices out there, some parents follow coaches, some players follow their friends and some families just want to have all their children in one place however, the questions above should encourage you all to find the best fit for your children. Everyone receiving this email has had an experience of what KSA has to offer, you are aware of where we are trying to go and in many cases, know how we compare to other clubs your kids have been involved in. You the parents really are the best promotional asset we have and we hope you will encourage other soccer families you know to give us a try!

Thx KSA

Schedule & Cost

BOYS & GIRLS
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Notes:
• Above fees include: tournament fees, ref fees, coaching fees, there are NO additional fees!
• All players will be charged for all seasons (except if discussed with Academy Director prior to signing agreement) We are committed to long-term development!!!
• Payment plans available to spread the cost over the full year. Plans must be put in place at signing!
• All players will pay a $400 deposit to secure their place on the team.
• Tryouts are totally free!
• All Rangers Technical Camps, GK camps and summer programs are run independently from KSA therefore NOT included in above pricing.
• Uniforms are NOT included in above pricing
• All players NEED to purchase: Home and Away match uniforms and 2 x practice uniforms blue and black from Soccerpost.

Any questions contact Academy Director Derek Broadley at 865-309-6676

What You Need to Know

It is important for Knoxville Soccer Academy to fully explain how their program compares to other local soccer organizations when it comes to pricing because there are some misconceptions out there. Below are some frequently asked questions and our answers:
Is KSA the most expensive club in Knoxville?
NO! We just operate differently! KSA is the first club to include ALL fees into one total and then they allow parents to spread the cost of soccer equally over the season!
So what do the fees cover?
KSA fees covers: all league and registration costs, tournament fees, referees fees coaching fees and even the fitness coaching is covered. We even provide the balls for practice too!
So what is NOT covered?
The uniform costs, the cost of traveling to games and tournaments. The one or two overnight stays for the 2 out of town tournaments a year.
What about additional camps and clinics?
KSA is operated under H3 Sports, which operates camps and clinics. KSA has an agreement with Glasgow Rangers USA Academy, who run a camp at the H3 Sportsplex (JLTA) in the summer. All other camps and clinics operate outside of the Knoxville Soccer Academy program and are run and managed by H3 Sports.
Do KSA players get to use these camps as part of their fees?
They did, but going forward these camps will be operated separately from KSA programs. Many other club players use these camps to develop, too. KSA players may be offered a discount on the camps as part of their membership to H3.
How many times do you practice?
KSA is operated by H3, who owns the facility in Hardin Valley. We have access to both indoor and outdoor field turf fields. We have only cancelled practice when the snow arrived and that has only been a handful of times in 3 years. Each team gets a minimum of a 3rd of the field, unlike many clubs in Knoxville where 5-6 teams share a field and who cancelled frequently due to weather. Our teams practice twice a week (young teams) and 3 times a week once they are 12 years. We also do play days on weekends where our teams don’t have matches that are also covered by your KSA fees.
What is the KSA curriculum?
KSA prides itself on our long-term development model of coaching young players. There is a common philosophy that runs throughout all of our teams. KSA provides player profiles that support each player to perform in their specific position within a collective game-style. Coaches are given sessions that support this game style and have the flexibility to develop their own sessions to further support the team needs. Our DOC monitors the coaching sessions regularly and “best practices” are shared across the coaching staff. The theme of “staying with the ball” is encouraged from the point a player joins our club along with setting out practice sessions that are open ended so that players have the freedom to experiment.
Who will be my coach?
Due to the nature of tryouts it’s hard to predict how many coaches we will need. We have grown 30% each year since we started in 2013 however, each coach has to be licensed in accordance with the TSSA. We currently have 2 full time staff and we hope to bring in a 3rd soon. We utilize part time staff and their bios are available on our website. We would like to think that players don’t just join us because of one staff member. Would you choose a school because you might get one specific teacher? That is why our curriculum is so important and the monitoring of it!
Are you adopting the new age changes?
Yes, 100% but as with all changes and to fit in with our beliefs: we want players to always play at their appropriate level!


Notes:
• Above fees include: tournament fees, ref fees, coaching fees, there are NO additional fees!
• All players will be charged for all seasons (except if discussed with Academy Director prior to signing agreement). We are committed to long-term development!!!
• Payment plans available to spread the cost over the full year. Plans must be put in place at signing!
• All players will pay a $400 deposit to secure their place on the team.
• Tryouts are totally free!
• All Rangers Technical Camps, GK camps and summer programs are run independently from KSA therefore NOT included in above pricing.
• Uniforms are NOT included in above pricing
• All players NEED to purchase: Home and Away match uniforms and 2 x practice uniforms blue and black from Soccerpost.

Any questions contact, Academy Director, Derek Broadley at 865-309-6676

Perimeter Field Project

Advertisement Banners:
1 year $500
2 year $850
3 year $1000

We are well underway with our Sponsorship boards around the field. Each advertisement banner can be 8ft x 2ft. The cost of a 1 year banner is $500, 2 year banner is $850, 3 year banner is $1000. Push notification for your business out on our My Club Hub App to thank you for your sponsorship club wide.

Each player who brings in a sponsor that purchases a banner will get 10% of the purchase price deducted from their fees for the next season.
All proceeds will go towards our Field Maintenance Fund.

All accounts are overseen by Ed Financial. Please contact Derek Broadley when you have a sponsor.

KSA Schedule Update

Due to the snowfall and impending cold temperatures forecast for Saturday, we are going to cancel the Rangers Technical Camp and the H3 Goalkeeping camp for tonight Friday 12th February, and the internal games program for tomorrow, Saturday 13th of February.

Hopefully this will be the last blast of winter weather and we can get back on track with all of our programs next week!

Happy Valentines Day!

Camp News & Registration

Register and mark your calendar’s for our upcoming soccer events!
>>Rangers Technical Camps – February 10-April 1
>>Mini-Academy for youngsters – March 14-May 5
>>Goalkeeper Camp

Mark your calendars for our Summer Series! (Registration details coming soon)
Summer Camps:
Summer Soccer Series – May 23-27, June 6-10, July 18-22 (mornings 9-12)
Ball-Striking Sessions – 6-Week Session (Mon/Wed evenings), begins June 13

2016 NSCAA Convention

balt6Academy Director Derek Broadley and Assistant Director Scott Muir were joined by Robin Bingham and Kelley Caulkins on their trip to Baltimore for the annual convention of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Robin and Kelly are both KSA parents and were the organizers of the KSA Golf Tournament.

The purpose of the trip was to explore opportunities to further progress KSA in all areas from technical / tactical acumen and physical fitness to incorporating new technologies and helping players find a pathway to college. Derek and Scott attended various lectures and coaching sessions while Robin and Kelly explored the trade show part of the event which featured more than 700 vendors and exhibits.

The trip was definitely a rewarding experience and the KSA team discovered new ideas and new relationships to help keep the Academy growing and improving.balt4