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$39 for Spring Registration for Youth Soccer Academy and League ($85 Value)
The Boise Nationals Soccer Club youth academy and league, available for kids 4–9, begins on Monday, March 4, and runs through Saturday, April 27. Staff coaches teach two 60-minute practices every week. Practices take place at 6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Players can gather at Settlers Park in Meridian or at Manitou Park in Boise.
League games take place at Simplot Sports Complex on Saturdays, typically between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., and are overseen by a staff coach who keeps track of time, referees, and provides a postgame talk for the players. The league is split into three age brackets to ensure fair competition. Uniforms are not included with this deal but can be purchased at the Boise Nationals Soccer Club office for $50.
Boise Nationals Soccer Club
Boise Nationals Soccer Club helps develop young soccer players from their first step onto the pitch to their first step onto a college campus. Formed exclusively for boys in 1986, the club has since merged with several girls' affiliates to create one of the state's most formidable coed soccer outfits. Today, 30 competitive teams play beneath its star-emblazoned logo.
The club's programs split player development into six categories, and its youth soccer league—formed in 2008—places pint-size dribblers under the guidance of professional coaches, who provide more in-depth instruction than the volunteer parents or scarecrows that supervise many other recreational sports teams. For players who blossom under the club's stewardship, college-placement programs are available to help hoist games to the next level.