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Nashville United Soccer Academy is for the player who is ready to take their development in this sport to the next level. Led by a highly experienced, professional NUSA coaching staff, your player will experience an increased volume of soccer in a focused, goal-oriented, competitive environment. Our competitive teams train 2x a week to further develop their technical skills and tactical understanding.

Our Lower Academy allow players to develop at an accelerated pace.


Training Sessions

Each Academy has an Academy Director and all coaches are licensed professionals. During training, players will be split into manageable groups with players who have similar technical skills and decision-making ability.

Practice Location(s)

All our lower academies practice in Brentwood at Tower Park, Smith Park and Fellowship Bible Church.


The Lower Academies will play at least 1 local tournament per month during the Fall and Spring seasons. This equals 7 outdoor tournaments during the year. One tournament will be out of town during the Spring season.

Talented teams may play ‘up’ against older teams to challenge them.

Lower Academies will also play local friendlies, intra club games, may often have additional weekend training sessions and at least one weekend off per month.

During the winter months, Lower Academies participate in various indoor leagues and tournaments.

Lower Academy Cost

Registration Fee $240

Club Dues: $86 a month for 10 months.

Team Dues: are determined seasonally (referee costs, tournament costs, etc).

Total Kit Cost: $150-165
(cost varies based on sizing)

Players interested in joining our Academy can register anytime throughout the year.


Training is structured using the whole – part – whole method to teach NUSA’s principles of play. The emphasis is on using small-sided games to teach players technique, decision making, soccer awareness, and soccer IQ. An objective will often be placed within these small sided games to highlight the principle of play being taught during the session. Our curriculum and principles of play are implemented throughout the club from U9-U19 which results in consistency in player development and NUSA’s style of play.

We believe with this model we can improve not only a player’s technical skill (ability with the ball) but also their autonomy, awareness, imagination, anticipation, and creativity.


Nashville United Soccer Academy coaches primarily use the “Guided Discovery” method of coaching for long term retention of information and to develop self-thinking players.

This method involves “guiding” players and letting them “discover” the learning objectives of a particular session.  This style of coaching encourages the players to become more involved and take ownership and responsibility in understanding the reasons why they make decisions on the soccer pitch.

We want to develop “self-thinking players” capable of making their own decisions on the field with limited instruction from the coach.


Our “true” training Academies are not specifically age based. Lower Academies will be split into age ranges:


Academy Coaches

Cameron Eades

Academy Lead Coach

Layne Collier
Jill Condon
Bo Morrissey
Josh Moses
Matt Moses


Academy Coaches


Academy Lead Coach

Ty Highsmith
Khadijah Jannah
Cassie Keogh
Tara Morgan
Desmond Owusu
David Vazquez


Academy Coaches

Neil Howard

Academy Lead Coach

Graeme Boyle
Jose Garcia
Grace Laster
Jose Rodriguez
Jonathan Suggs
Dana Weymouth

U11/U12 BOYS

Academy Coaches


Academy Lead Coach

Ali Arman
Mirgen Bushati
Lamin Ceesay
Calvin Da Cunha
Scott Hughes
Karl Pugh

Creating Players for Life and Developing Champions of Character

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