Formerly known as First Kicks and Jr. Soccer League, Intro to Soccer is a progressive development system for young athletes who are interested in the sport of soccer. There are three levels within the Intro to Soccer Program: Intro I, II, and III. The primary objective is to allow each athlete to build important fundamental skills throughout each level in order to propel them into the sport of soccer.
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NSC Event HQ. This system will streamline your enrollment process and give you more access to your customer account. Use this system to register for Intro to Soccer I, II, or III.
If this is your first time using the system, you will need to create a NSC Event HQ Household Account. The account owner must be 18 years of age or older.
After you have created your account, verify your email and set up your password. You can then add your spouse and/or children as “participants”. Click here to get started.
If you already have an account then login here.
Contact the program registrar with any questions or for further assistance.
All customers are asked to review the National Sports Center's COVID-19 Preparedness Plan prior to participating in Intro to Soccer. Please click here. The indoor facilities specific plan is linked to the top of the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan page.
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Intro to Soccer I and II introduces young players to the basic fundamental skills of soccer such as passing, shooting, receiving the ball, and running with the ball to learn the concept of team play. Intro to Soccer III also introduces young players to the basic fundamental skills of soccer while playing officiated games against each other.
All levels incorporate soccer skills with motor, physical, mental and social skills in a positive environment. This program also builds self esteem, confidence, promotes sportsmanship and fair play while instilling a love and passion for the game of soccer.
Campus map - Indoor Sessions held in Sports Hall
Spring I (Indoor): Wednesdays, March 31 - May 5 (Registration OPEN)
Spring II (Outdoor): Wednesdays, May 12 - June 16 (Registration OPEN)
Summer I (Outdoor): Wednesdays, June 30 - August 11 (No July 14th) (Registration Coming Soon)
Summer II (Outdoor): Wednesdays, August 25 - September 29 (Registration Coming Soon)
Fall Sessions Indoor Oct - Dec.
Program Fee includes a t-shirt, 6 practice lessons on indoor turf space, equipment provided for use, fun and inviting atmosphere to learn the sport of soccer.
*Financial scholarships available: please contact the program director for more information and to request the financial scholarship application form.
Program Cancelation Policy: The following policy will be enacted IF a program hosted by the National Sports Center MUST be canceled by the directives of the State of Minnesota or the Minnesota Department of Health. Please know that our top priority on making decisions moving forward will be the safety and health of our participants, coaches, employees, and spectators.
Participants will receive a refund for your program entry. Participant registration refunds will be processed at 100% of the registration total.
*Please note that if a participant elects to drop prior to the program, the above voucher policy will be in effect. This includes participants making their own decision to withdraw prior to the potential cancellation.
If a customer (club, *team, individual) is required to quarantine due to illness or exposure to the COVID-19 virus, and are unable to participate for this reason, a refund will be not be issued unless done within the parameters of the existing policy. The event director will reschedule, if possible. Reschedules are not guaranteed to be on the same day or time as originally scheduled.
*Roster adjustments maybe allowed per event directors discretion.
The National Sports Center has instituted a 2% surcharge on all submitted card payments to help cover a portion of the processing fees assessed to the NSC by the card processing companies. Customers can avoid the fee by registering online and paying with an e-check.
The NSC Fund For Play is the contribution and donation arm of the National Sports Center Foundation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesota residents by creating programs and initiatives that support a diverse and engaged community. If you would like to make a donation to improve the health, well-being, and outlook of participants through access to sports and healthy, safe environments, please click HERE.
Thank you for considering!