Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 13, 2013
This spring, downtown Nashville’s first youth soccer program celebrated their third consecutive year running. Since 2010, Nashville Soccer United (NSU) has been of providing children in the downtown area with easy access to a youth soccer program.
The league was formed by a group of parents, led by Ned Horton and Lynn Sherman. The parents wanted to give their children the opportunity to take part in a youth community sports program without having to go to the suburbs. Frustrated with the lack of youth soccer available in the Nashville mid-town and urban neighborhoods, they formed Nashville Soccer United as a non-profit 501 C 3 dedicated to youth soccer in Nashville.
Since their formation three years ago, the program has grown steadily. During their first year of operation, the league only had one team. Now, three years later, NSU boasts a registration of more than 300 children in three different programs: In-town League, Recreational U7 and U12 boys and girls, and a travel program.
On May 21, 23 and 24, Nashville Soccer United will be hosting open registration and tryouts at Waverly-Belmont Elementary School, located at 10th Avenue South and Caruthers Avenue. Tryouts will begin at 5 p.m. and close out at 6:30 p.m. Programs and school teams are available for children ages Pre-K to fourth grade and U7 to U12 boys and girls.
Nashville Soccer United offers children of all ages an opportunity to play soccer regardless of skill level. Programs are designed to teach children the fundamentals of soccer, teamwork and develop valuable life skills, but most importantly have fun.
Today, the Nashville youth soccer league is still managed by a group of Nashville parents, Ned Horton is President and Lynn Sherman is Treasurer. Coaching is headed by former pro player and Premier League referee, Coach Michel Henry.
“The soccer program is formed around the idea ‘Keep it Simple’” added Henry. “We have created a place where kids from Nashville’s mid-town and urban neighborhoods can come together, meet other kids, learn team sports and have fun. It is simple for the kids and simple for parents. No long drives into the suburbs and everyone gets to play. We feel by introducing the kids to soccer and team sports at an early age, we are taking an active role in creating a better community.”
For more information about programs, teams and registration, call Coach Henry at coach.henry(at)nashvillesoccerunited(dot)com or 615-425-6082.