To maximize the number of collegiate opportunities and
scholarship offers for all soccer players in Alaska.
Alaska Northstars is initiating a phase-out
process to discontinue our showcase travel and
training programs with the class of 2015. We
will only be taking players '96 and '97 players
for the 2013/14 season and '97 players for the
2014/15 season. Younger players may play up on a
to continue with fun we’ve had, the success we’ve
seen at tournaments bringing
Alaskan players together to compete well, and all
the assistance we’ve provided
opening collegiate opportunities to over 250
soccer players in our program over
the past ten years, but it is time to move on.
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.
hope Alaska Youth Soccer will
develop a model similar to AKNS allowing coaches
to work together to provide quality players from
the opportunity to join as a united team. ODP is a
great start, but we need
more opportunities for U16 and older players from
across the state to come
together for continual training, 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.
It has been a great ride and the best soccer experience we could have hoped for. Thanks to all players and parents and coaches who have participated with and supported AKNS over the years.
It has been a blessing to share the experience with so many great students.