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The Nationals Difference!

Experience the Nationals Difference!


Please register by Friday, June 15 to shorten your time in the tryouts check-in line. Help us to be more completely prepared for your Nationals tryouts experience.

Complete player pathway from recreational soccer to college – with a place for everyone!
Full platform of youth soccer experiences to provide quality and challenging opportunities for players of all skill levels.

  • Junior Nationals FUNdementals of soccer, beginners and recreational - ages 3-10.
  • Local, Regional, National level teams - ages 7-19 - participating in these leagues:
    • Michigan Youth Soccer League (MYSL), Western Suburban Soccer League (WSSL), Michigan State Developmental Soccer League (MSDSL), Mid-Michigan Youth Soccer League (MMYSL)
    • Michigan's Directors Academy (DA)
    • Midwest Regional League (MRL, now run by National League)
    • National Premier League (NPL)
    • Super Y
    • National League
    • U.S. Girls' Development Academy (Girls DA)

Achieving success at highly competitive levels!
Nationals teams compete and achieve success at all levels, including State Cup, Regional Championships, and National Championships.

  • More success than any other Michigan clubs in U.S.Y.S.A. National Championship Series, including State Cup, Regional Championships, and National Championships - winning FIVE National Championships in the last FOUR years!
  • Only club in the country with TWO National Champions in the same year - plus one more that played in the finals (Girls - 2017).
  • Most teams to play in State Cup - all the way to the finals!

Highest quality licensed professional coaches and training opportunities!
Nationals coaches are highly experienced trainers who use a standardized training curriculum.  We have award-winning coaches and offer dedicated specialty training with full-time goalkeeper and technical skills trainers.

Access to the best soccer facilities in Michigan!
In each of our locations, we play soccer on the best fields available, including Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac.  Click here to see where!

Top Club for College Placement via our College Preparation Pathway!
With over 250 Nationals alumni currently playing college soccer, Nationals has a clear pathway for our student athletes to continue their passion for soccer while in college - and many with college scholarships!  

  • Personalized guidance and college preparation seminars by Steve Corder, Assistant Athletic Director for NCAA Compliance at University of Detroit Mercy & Nationals Coach.
  • Access to SAT preparation course at Ultimate Soccer Arenas.  Program has proven results and flexibility for traveling athletes.
  • Participation in key college showcases and camps, including our Nationals College Showcase camp in July.
  • Senior Salute Event to celebrate our seniors and to recognize the Senior Achievement Award winners.

Commitment to Community!
Nationals teams, players and families join together to help the communities in which we live and play soccer.

  • We offer many opportunities to participate in charitable and community programs, such as blood drives with Michigan Blood, hospital events like Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams, food drives with Gleaners and Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, and more!
  • Our non-profit, Kids in Communities Kount (KICK), was recently formed to offer Nationals families facing financial hardships the opportunity to apply for scholarships so their children can continue to enjoy their soccer - often the one thing that helps them feel stable during a difficult time in their family's lives.  (Information will be available soon.)  

Multiple locations to choose from across Southeast Michigan, Mid-Michigan
and the Thumb Area!  Also, teams in Canada!

Click on the links below for information about each location's coach assignments, open houses, tryouts and contact information.


Lansing Area


Grand Blanc, Linden


U.S. Girls DA, Ages 14-19


Lapeer


Shelby Twp, Sterling Heights, Washington


Fraser, Sterling Heights


Brandon Twp, Ortonville


Pontiac, Rochester


Port Huron


Pigeon


Saginaw, Midland, Bay City


Combined Teams from All Areas, Ages 13-19