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2020-2021 Soccer Year: August 2020-July 2021
You MUST register for team formations or you will NOT be Placed on a 2020-2021 Team
Team Formations July 2-12!


Joining Villarreal Nebraska Academy is simple, but there are a few things you'll need to know.

1.  CREATE AN ACCOUNT ON THE Villarreal Nebraska Academy WEBSITE:  Anyone wishing to register for a Villarreal Nebraska Academy team program, class, camp or event must first register for an account on this website and add your participants to your account.  Simply click the Register button at the top right of the page and create an account.  

* Please note that this does not make you a Villarreal Nebraska Academy player/member.  It does allow the public to register for camps, clinics, tryouts, etc.  If you are admitted to the club in July 2020 after team formation, you can use the same account to register for a 2020/21 program.

2.  DETERMINE YOUR PLAYER'S AGE GROUP:  The second thing to know is your player's age group, which is based on his/her birth year.  For the 2020/21 season, the age groups are:

 Birth Year:  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010
 Age Group:  U5  U6  U7  U8  U9  U10  U11

 

Birth Year: 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003  2002
Age Group: U12 U13 U14 U15 U16 U17 U18  U19


Players should attend their birth year team formation group. Players may express interest in playing up 1-year on their "Tryout" registration for coaches/staff consideration. Players may be INVITED by our coaching staff to attend an older session during the team formation process. Players who show ability to "play-up" may be invited to play their age group and additionally up an age group.

3A.  PLAYERS BORN IN 2011 OR LATER - JOIN Villarreal Nebraska Academy CLUB NOW:  Players born in 2011 or later are allowed by Nebraska State Soccer Association to join Villarreal Nebraska Academy and register for any of our programs at any time during the year.  Players in this age range who are interested in joining our club can do so now by logging into the Villarreal Nebraska Academy website, clicking the My Account button at the top right of the page, and then selecting the applicable program of their choosing.  

Formal team formation events are not required for these younger age groups.  

Yellow-TEAM/Groguet-TEAM: U10 & Under Players (Players Born in 2011 or Later):
Registration is open mid-May, Registration due by July 12th!

3B. SELECT, ELITE or ULTRA Program: PLAYERS BORN IN 2010 OR EARLIER - REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS NOW:  Players born in 2010 or earlier are only allowed to register with Villarreal Nebraska Academy during specific "Team Formation" dates that are regulated by Nebraska State Soccer Association (NSSA).  Team formation events are often referred to as tryouts or evaluations, and they will end with clubs extending offers to players to join. Once an offer is accepted, that player will be a member of his/her chosen club for the ENTIRE 2020/21 season: Signing Day in July 2020 until Tryouts July 31, 2021

Signing up for a team formation session is available in mid-May: To participate in Villarreal Nebraska Academy's team formations, sign up for a session by logging into the Villarreal Nebraska Academy website, clicking the My Account button at the top right of the page, and then signing up for a tryout/evaluation session.  
The cost of tryouts is $15, which provides 1-3 tryout sessions.  Note, that each player can choose which tryout session(s) to attend, and attendance at all of the sessions is highly recommended but not required.  The more our coaches get to know and see players the better they are able to place players in the most appropriate team/program. 

Players participating in tryout/evaluation sessions will take part in activities designed to showcase individual skills, comfort with the ball, and ability to respond to instructions.  It is not unusual for players to feel nervous when trying out for a new club; however, Villarreal Nebraska Academy understands learning experiences and teachable moments. Prospective players should feel welcome to try their best and have fun along the way. No Fear and Joy are main principles of our club philosophy and we understand all players have varying places to start but all players have desire, potential and come to learn.

It is our player development focus and our true Academy beliefs that all players have the opportunity to learn the game correctly.  Therefore, it is our goal to have a team spot for all youth. We believe in forming teams for ALL. We fully expect to have a team for ALL players within one of our program level teams.

Current VNA players do have the option for re-registration, to sign with VNA prior to the July 2-12 team formation events, during the month of June 1-30, 2020.

2020/21 LINCOLN EVALUATIONS & Team Formations
Location of Lincoln Tryouts:

Nebraska Sports Center, private/dedicated indoor training center
333 Speedway Circle Suite #4,
Lincoln, NE 68502 

Speedway Village Outdoor Fields
345 Speedway Circle,
Lincoln NE 68502

2020/21 U10 & Under (Players Born in 2011 or Later) Clinics, Tryout not Required, Open Registration.
July Clinics – Bring a Friend – Come to One or All - No Obligation  
July 6th, 8th, 10th
Program Registration Deadline July 12th

U11-U19 Tryouts in Lincoln
Monday July 2, 4-9pm - SPEEDWAY
High School Girls U15-U19: 4:00 - 5:10 pm
Girls U11-U15: 5:20 - 6:30 pm
Boys U11-U15: 6:40 - 7:50 pm
High School Boys U15-U19: 8:00 - 9:10 pm
Goal Keepers, All Ages: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Monday July 6, 7-8:30 - SPEEDWAY
U11-U19 Boys and Girls, Players will be separated by age and gender for Game Play on-site

Wednesday, July 8, 7-8:30 - SPEEDWAY
U11-U19 Boys and Girls, Players will be separated by age and gender for Game Play on-site
Saturday July 11 9am-11am
Team Final Evaluations:
U11-U19 Boys and Girls, Players will be separated by age and gender for Game Play on-site

 

2020/21 OMAHA EVALUATIONS & Team Formations

The Villarreal Nebraska Academy calendar for tryouts/evaluations in Omaha is listed below.  
Multiple Locations for Omaha Area Tryouts: 

SSAP: Springfield Soccer Complex 
N-50 & Plattview Rd
Springfield, NE 68059 

LA VISTA: La Vista Sports Complex
7346 S. 66th Street
La Vista, NE 68128

TUESDAY July 7, 6:00-7:15 pm - SPRINGFIELD
U11-U19 Boys and Girls, Players will be separated by age and gender for Game Play on-site

TUESDAY July 7, 7:15-8:30 pm - La Vista 7346 S. 66th Street, La Vista, NE 68128
U11-U19 Boys and Girls, Players will be separated by age and gender for Game Play on-site

Saturday July 11, 2 - 3:30 pm - SPRINGFIELD
U11-U19 Boys and Girls, Players will be separated by age and gender for Game Play on-site
 
Saturday July 11,4:30 - 6:00 pm - La Vista
U11-U19 Boys and Girls, Players will be separated by age and gender for Game Play on-site

What's After Team Formation Events?
Official offers will be emailed and final registration is required approximately 4 days after it is sent. If you need more time to make a decision please let us know so we can hold your position if needed. Everyone will receive an email with your team formation status. If you do not receive an email please check your junk or span folders, then contact Amy: [email protected]

Date and Time TBA for Uniform fitting, Uniform ordering, Turn in Forms, Final Help with Registration.


Any Questions Please email admin@villarrealnebraska.com or call 402-853-7100

Team Formation Philosophy
VNA believes in player development and our goal is to form a variety of level teams for ALL players who want to learn the game of soccer. We expect to have teams at various Program levels for ALL players who re-register and ALL new players who participate in team formation events in July.

If non-member parents/guardians contact VNA we can return your calls/emails to answer general questions.
402-853-7100, leave a message for call back or email [email protected]

2020-2021 TEAMS


JOIN A 2020-2021 TEAM!

Yellows-TEAM 
U7-U8 birthyear 2014 & 2013 (players 2015 in Kindergarten are eligible)

Kindergarten/1st Grade Boys (2 Teams)
1st/2nd Grade Boys (3 Teams)
Kindergarten/1st Grade Girls (1-2 Teams)
2nd Grade Girls (2 Teams)

Groguet-TEAM
 U9-U10 birthyear 2012 & 2011
 
2nd Grade Boys (2 Teams)
3rd Grade Boys (2 Teams) 
2nd Grade Girls (2 Teams) 
3rd Grade Girls (2 Teams)

SELECT Teams, Teams may be formed by Birth Year or Grade
Team Formations in July 2-12, 2020
2010 Select Boys - Raul Lucero, NYSL or Alliance
2009 Select Boys - Raul Lucero, Joe Holmburg, Ryan Tanner, NYSL
2008 Select Boys - Bobby Simetich, NYSL
2007 Select Boys - Bobby Simetich, Mick Anderson, NYSL

2010 Select Girls - Cory Shepard, Edgar Ramirez, NYSL
2009 Select Girls - Jacinta Christensen, Cory Shepard, NYSL
2008 Select Girls - Jacinta Christensen, Dominic Arthur, NYSL
2007 Select Girls - Cory Shepard, Scott Poppe, NYSL
2006 Select Girls - Dominic Arthur, and Co-Coach TBD, NYSL


ELITE/ULTRA Teams
Team Formations in July 2-12, 2020
2009 Elite Boys - Mike Tridle, Marco Sapien, Carlos Mejia, NYSL
2006 Elite Boys - John Stallings, Jason Scott, NYSL
2005 Elite Boys - John Hakari, Edgar Ramirez, NYSL
2004 Elite Boys/VEGAS Team - John Stallings, Ryan Tanner, NYSL
HS Elite Boys - Kennis Paul, Cory Shepard, NYSL
HS Ultra Boys/VEGAS Team - Jorge Sambataro, Edgar Ramirez, NYSL

2010 Elite Girls - Cory Shepard, NYSL
2007 Elite Girls - John Stallings, Kennis Paul, NYSL
2006 Elite Girls - John Stallings, Jacinta Christensen, NYSL
2005 Ultra Girls - Jorge Sambataro, Ryan Tanner, Kennis Paul, NYSL
High School Elite Girls - John Hakari, Cory Shepard, NYSL
High School Ultra Girls - Jorge Sambataro, Edgar Ramirez, NYSL

Omaha Teams Expected
High School Elite Boys - Rick Day, NYSL
U13/14 Elite Boys - Rick Day, NYSL
U11/12 Select Boys - Zander Day, NYSL
U7-U10 Boys - Rick Day and Zander Day, Alliance

U13/14 Select Girls - Rick Day, NYSL
U11/12 Select Girls - Zander Day, NYSL
U7-U10 Girls - Rick Day and Zander Day, Alliance

VNA believes in player development and our goal is to form a variety of level teams for ALL players who want to learn the game of soccer. We expect to have teams at various Program levels for ALL players who re-register and ALL new players who are unregistered and want to join VNA.

If non-member parents/guardians contact VNA we can return your calls/emails to answer general questions.
402-853-7100, leave a message for call back or email [email protected]

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Content

The Nebraska State Soccer Association continues to advise us on how we are to conduct team formation events. As this continues to change we will update their guidelines here:


Nebraska State Soccer Members 
May 21, 2020

As noted in our release last week, in light of the continued changes to our situation and possibilities of returning to play, the NSS Board of Directors has made adjustments to the Team Formation policy. We ask that you please read below. 

Return to Play  

Nebraska State Soccer has shared our Return to Play Plan, developed in coordination with USYS and nearly all other 55 state associations, and are awaiting the okay to implement those plans when the governor deems appropriate. Within those plans are phasing stages that allow for our clubs, players, and families to return to play in steps appropriate with the directed health measures implemented in Nebraska. Our Return to Play Plan has been shared in a draft version with our clubs who have inquired and will be made public when it is allowed. 

In light of these stages, the Nebraska State Soccer Board of Directors feels that it would be a significant burden and administrative challenge for our members to hold tryouts as has been ‘traditionally’ understood.  Traditional tryouts require large amounts of players, coaches, admins, and spectators all gathering in an area, coming and going every night throughout the week.  This process is not feasible with the current Directed Health Measures, and to make open tryout process comply with the Governor’s DHMs would be difficult on all involved. 

Amendments to our Temporary Team Formation Policy  

We are in a pandemic, and once this situation hit, the focus for all of us has simply been to get back to normal as soon as possible in the safest and most appropriate ways for our players, parents and coaches. That still remains our main objective and is why the NSS board created a temporary Team Formation Policy, announced April 23, 2020, that allows players to forego a tryout process and simply re-register with their current club. This was done not to favor clubs ‘keeping players from leaving’ but to allow the majority of families who simply want to remain in their current club to sign and plan ahead for their summer and fall without the unnecessary stress that a Team Formation naturally involves. This also allows all clubs, big and small, to get a sense of a budget and numbers going forward. While there may be issues and challenges, the board feels that during this pandemic, this is the most simple and appropriate measure going forward. 

Below is a simplified list of new changes made for the 2020 Team Formation process. You can find the newest version of the full temporary Team Formation policy for the 2020-2021 soccer year here:

For those players wishing to Re-Registering with your current club  

This section of the policy remains the same, with one amendment at the clubs’ request. Re-registration will happen as previously announced, but with the new amendment clubs will have the option to set offer acceptance deadlines before June 30th, but no sooner than four (4) days after the offer is made.  You can read this section of the temporary policy for 2020 here: 

Clubs may elect (if they desire) to shorten the time period during which a re-registration offer must remain open.  
However, even if the time period is shortened, re-registration offers must remain open until at least 11:59 pm on the 4th day following the date on which the re-registration offer is made.  

For example, a re-registration offer extended on Tuesday June 2nd must remain open through at least 11:59 pm on Saturday June 6th.   
Clubs can elect a longer period as well, but the period for acceptance must be at least 11:59 pm on the 4th day following the date on which the re-registration offer is made.  Unless specifically set forth in the re-registration offer, the re-registration offer remains open through 11:59 pm on June 30th.  

For those wishing to move to another club  

We will no longer sanction or permit tryouts of any kind for the 2020-21 soccer year.  

Communication: Starting July 2nd, all unregistered players and their parents/guardian may contact other clubs that they may be interested in to discuss possible Team Formation offers. Per our existing rules, parents can always initiate contact with a Club at any time (including prior to July 2nd) to seek general information, and the Club may respond to such initiated contact (including prior to July 2nd). Clubs may not openly reach out to players who have not previously made contact with them regarding registration for the 2020-2021 soccer year.  

Player Evaluations: In lieu of tryouts, clubs may facilitate evaluations of interested players in ways that directly follow the Governor’s Directed Health Measures at that time: 
- If we have entered the initial phases of our Return to Play process, small group training and evaluations through that training may be allowed, with other restrictions in accordance with the current DHMs. 
- If we have not yet entered our Return to Play process, clubs can create other ways, virtual in nature to evaluate interested players.  
Based on Directed Health Measures that may be in place for the month of July from the State of Nebraska, we will communicate expectations and final authorization to our clubs prior to the start of this new registration signing period with regards to physical player evaluations.  

Offers: Regardless of the format of communications and evaluations of new players all new offers must be in writing, must remain open, at minimum, until 11:59 pm on the 4th day following the date the offer is made, and must otherwise comply with the Temporary Policy (for example, offers made on Monday expire at 11:59 pm on Friday or a later date and time specified by the Club).  

Clubs may not have discussions with or extend offers to a player if the player has re-registered with another Club or accepted an offer with another Club. Clubs must discontinue discussions once the Club becomes aware that a player accepted an offer with another Club.  

We all realize the challenges and difficulties during this time, and we all understand everyone’s desire to get back to normal as quick as possible. While no tryout situation is ideal in this unprecedented time, and we know there may be challenges to the above policy, we feel this is the most simple and balanced way to assist everyone in returning to play. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Stay safe & healthy,

Nebraska State Soccer Board of Directors

Contact

Villarreal Nebraska Academy, Official Partner Academy of Villarreal C.F.
333 Speedway Circle Suite #4 
Lincoln, Nebraska 68502

Phone: 402-853-7100
Email: [email protected]
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