Alaska Northstars

What began in January of 2005 as a one-time endeavor grew to an amazing experience over the past ten years.  We've had nearly 300 players travel on AKNS teams, showed AK players can compete well as united time winning high quality tournaments, and we feel fortunate to have played a part in helping over 200 athletes on to collegiate play.

It has been a great ride and the best soccer experience we could have hoped for. Thanks to all players, parents, and coaches who have supported us over the years. It has been a blessing to share the experience with so many great people in the Alaska soccer community.

Dan Rufner, Founder and Director of AKNS

We are excited to play a part in the creation of the Alaska Development Program, now offering much more than AKNS ever could but based on a similar model of working together as a state to train and provide opportunities for high level players from across Alaska.
ADP takes our top players to Region IV ODP Championships to be seen by regional and national staff coaches as well as hundreds of college coaches scouting the top talent in the west, provides showcase travel opportunities for high school players providing the chance to combine our players' talent at high level recruiting events both to give opportunities to individuals as well as to have a higher rate of success, and competing as a united team in the Far West Regional league as the sole team representing Alaska among the top teams in the Northwest Region.

We will continue with our advising program My Game Plan as we understand the difficulties of the recruiting process, knowing what schools fit for an athlete, and that having someone to make the process easier is the best thing a student-athlete can do to gain the best advantage to make collegiate athletics a reality.  We assist athletes from all sports and will continue to do so. Visit for information.

Copyright 2012
Updated May 2013