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Makeup Dates Scheduled for Competitive Team Tryouts

New dates for the boys and girls competitive tryouts for players with birth years of 2003-2011 are as follows at NELSA's Vantage Fields Soccer Complex located within Chennault Park off of Millhaven Road in Monroe:

Saturday, June 19:

Girls at 8 am - 9:15 am

Boys at 9:15 am - 10:30 am

Saturday, June 26:

Girls at 8 am - 9:15 am

Boys at 9:15 am - 10:30 am

We are starting a little earlier due to the extreme heat. Please make sure your player comes prepared with shin guards, cleats and lots of fluids for their consumption. We will take breaks if the heat index is high during their tryout sessions.

Make sure to pre-register your player online (make sure to select the competitive tryouts link) and have them check in with someone at the table before going onto the field.

Remember, we ask that your player attend at least 2 of the 3 scheduled sessions. If you are not able to, please email or krista@nelsa. org and advise your conflict so we can notate it and advise the coach.


Saturday's 6/5/2021 Competitive Tryouts Postponed Due To Weather

Today's tryouts have been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather. Our DOC will reach out to the coaches and find a mutually agreeable date for 2 new tryout dates in the near future (they will not be this coming week). We will give as much notice as possible on those new dates by posting them on our website, Facebook page and by emailing those who have registered through our tryout link.

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Competitive Team Tryouts for 2021-2022 Season

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Tryouts for players with birth years of 2003-2011 will be held at the Vantage Fields NELSA Complex located within Chennault Park on the following dates:

Tuesday June 1

Girls 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm 
Boys 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Thursday June 3 -

Girls 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Boys 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Saturday June 5 -

Girls 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Boys 10:30 am - 11:45 am

We ask that you attend at least 2 of the 3 tryouts. You must pre-register your child for tryouts using the above link.

If you have any questions or are concerned because your player is unable to attend 2 sessions please email

NFC Select 12U Boys team are making some waves!

NFC Select 12U B - Champions of Big Wave Classic Tournament, Foley, AL

The NFC Select 12U Boys team were champions of the Foley, AL Big Wave Classic Tournament this past weekend. This makes their second tournament in a row they have won this spring; they were champions at the JFC Premier Tournament last month in Jackson, MS.

NELSA is so proud of this young team and their coach on the tremendous play they have shown this year!

Important Notes About Complex

1. Pets are NOT allowed at the complex. For the safety of all at the complex and for sanitary reasons, we do not allow pets of any size at the complex. You will be asked to leave if you bring a pet to the complex.

2. Smoking is not permitted at the complex. Little lungs are at work!

3.  Please pick up after yourself and your team to keep our complex clean and free of trash.

4. Drive slowly and watch for little ones as you drive through and park. Be courteous of other drivers - there's a lot of traffic going down the drive at the same time. Do not hinder the flow of traffic with your creative parking spaces.

5. Above all, have fun and enjoy the time being spent with family and friends while enjoying "the beautiful game"!

**UPDATED** Player Uniform Information as of 3/28/21

3/28 UPDATE - All spring uniforms are in and messages were sent to all coaches regarding pickup for uniforms. Any uniforms that were not picked up previously can be picked up at H Mickel Sports on Forsythe Avenue in Monroe.



NELSA Field Status as of 4/27/21

Field Name Open/Close
Entire NELSA Complex Open
Red Fields Open
Blue Fields Open
Yellow Fields Open
Green Fields Open
Orange Fields Open

Recommended COVID-19 Guidelines for 2020 NELSA Soccer Events

Recommended COVID-19 Guidelines for 2020 NELSA Soccer Events:

  1. Coaches are responsible for ensuring social distancing is maintained between players as best/much as possible. 

  2. Please keep 6 feet spacing among players while stretching, performing drills, waiting in any line and while on the sideline so that players can remain distanced. 

  3. Players maintain proper social distancing of at least 6 feet apart when receiving coaching instruction. 

  4. Do not allow physical contact between coaches, players and spectators who are not members of the same household.

  5. Only essential personnel are permitted on the field of play. The field of play is defined as the area within the boundary lines and the goal lines. Essential personnel are defined as players and coaches. All are expected to be on the sideline, maintaining social distance of 6 feet apart, and not entering the playing field. Your help is greatly needed and appreciated in this to help ensure social distancing. 

  6. Seating of no less than 6 feet apart shall be limited to persons who are members of the same household.

  7. Seating will not be provided – spectators are asked to bring their own chairs and socially-distance yourself from others not in your household.

  8. No handshakes will take place following the match. All pre-game/post-game handshake engagements have been suspended. Coaches must assist to facilitate in the reduction of handshakes, high fives and fist bumps.

  9. Hand sanitizing should be used as much as possible. NELSA recommends using hand sanitizer when going on and off the field. Players are encouraged to provide their own hand sanitizer and/or disinfecting wipes.

  10. Masks are recommended to be worn by players and coaches when on the sideline. Only the participating players on the field will not be required to wear a mask. 

  11. Players must have their own water bottles/jugs for water consumption. Water is to be consumed ONLY. Players should not rinse their mouth out for spitting purposes or pour water on their faces or necks. 

  12. Players are not to handle team equipment. Players may only touch their own equipment and are not to assist the coach in any cleanup following training sessions or games.

  13. Coaches and parents are asked to refrain from congregating/not engaging with players and coaches while entering, exiting or moving about.

Be Prepared At The Complex

Please note that while the City has promised to come to the complex and spray for mosquitoes, at this time they are HORRIBLY bad. Please make sure to spray your player with whatever product works for them.

Also, please note that NELSA does not operate a concession stand. Please bring whatever refreshments your player and family may need.



Coaches, you can pick up your uniforms this weekend 10/3 and 10/4 inside the blue two-story building at the Vantage Field NELSA Complex located in Chennault Park. Hours will be 10 am -12 pm on Saturday, October 3rd and from 2 -4 pm on Sunday, October 4th.  If you are unable to pick up your uniforms this weekend, please email Joy at so alternate arrangements can be made. There will be no uniforms distributed on opening day.

Fall 2020 Schedules / Practices

Schedules are mostly complete.  We are working to find a few more coaches for teams.  See the link below for the latest version of schedules.  Opening day is October 10th. Games will be spread out throughout the day as we are still following social distancing measures. 

Coaches, our field crew must still work on the fields to prepare for the season. They will try to put "Stay off Field" or "This Field Is Closed" signs on any fields they plan to work on. Please do not move the signs or get on fields with any signs on them or you will be asked to move your practice elsewhere. Even if your field is being worked on, you can move to any of the open spaces or a smaller field to practice.


Fall 2020 Game schedules

Fall 2020 Game schedules have been posted at the above link.


Thanks to everyone for registering for Fall soccer! We are working diligently to get schedules completed for the leagues now. Coaches rosters have been posted on the website.  The season kicks off on October 10th.

Registration ending dates and the start of soccer season have been extended due to not being at Phase 3 as of yet. Registration will now end September 20th. The new expected season start date will be October 10th. We will be playing games throughout the week under the lights at NELSA's Vantage Field complex as well as on Saturday mornings and afternoons. This will enable all teams ample opportunities to fit all scheduled games in before November 15th. 

About US

The Northeast Louisiana Soccer Association is a registered 501(3)c Not-For-Profit Corporation. NELSA is dedicated to the development of boys and girls recreational soccer for players ages 4 through 18 in Northeast Louisiana.

NELSA is committed to building and maintaining facilities that support youth recreational soccer. NELSA supports local soccer initiatives at the Jr. High, High School, collegiate levels through cooperative soccer camps, high-quality coaching education, the use of certified United States Soccer Federation (USSF) officials, and the purchasing of goals and equipment.

NELSA has been in existence since 1980 and currently has over 700 children participating in youth soccer.


Updated planned return to play June 25 as outlined in Governor Edwards's executive order.

Below you will find specific rules and procedures that will be enforced in order to protect the safety of players and families in the Limited Soccer Training Sessions offered by NELSA Soccer Club.

1. Your coach will take your temperature before practice.
2. Please use the bathroom at your house before coming to practice. Vantage Field’s bathrooms will be closed.
3. Parents will remain in the car for all drop-offs of players for training and during training sessions. You may not leave NELSA Vantage Field until your player has had their temperature check and allowed onto the field.
4. Bags should be placed 6 feet from each other.
5. No high 5's
6. No handshaking
7. No contact among players
8. Players will dress inside their cars.
9: Players will take shoes on and off, inside their cars.
10. Players CANNOT remain at the fields once their time slot is over. You MUST leave immediately.
You are assigned allotted time slots at the fields to arrive and be dismissed. DO NOT be early or late.

**Any player experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms in the past 14 days should not attend training. This includes fever, chills, cough, sore throat, muscle pain, loss of taste or smell, respiratory illness, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
No player should attend training if they are currently diagnosed with COVID-19 or have a test pending.
No player should attend training if they are currently under quarantine due to COVID-19 concerns.
No player should attend training if they have had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
No player should attend training if they have traveled anywhere designated as having a widespread ongoing transmission by the Center for Disease Control**

11. All players and coaching staff will always practice social distancing during training including water breaks.
12. Players must use ONLY their water jug and their own ball.
13. No players are allowed to touch or move any equipment at NELSA Vantage Field Training Facility.
14. Players are required to bring their OWN hand sanitizer that will be kept in their bag.
If you feel that there is an unusual hazard during the training activities, then you can remove yourself from the fields and immediately bring the matter to the attention of the Coaches.

Follow all NELSA directions. DO NOT assume anything, ask.

All NELSA families, guests and players MUST familiarize themselves with these rules and follow procedures.

NELSA wants everyone to stay safe and healthy while enjoying their training experience at Vantage Field Training Facility.

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