What is MLS NEXT?

MLS NEXT provides the best player development experience in North America. Founded on a collaborative approach to governance and a commitment to innovation, MLS NEXT players have access to the highest levels of competition and to training to prepare them for their futures, both in soccer and in life.

Current membership includes 133 clubs, 590 teams, 11,000+ players across the U.S. and Canada and features over 90% of the current youth national team player pools.

Important Note:  Players who are enrolled in the MLS NEXT CAN NOT play High School or any other sanctioned games without the approval of the MLS NEXT Officials.

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KSA's MLS NEXT Program

Program Overview

Our MLS NEXT program is designed for passionate, devoted, and driven players. We have carefully crafted this program to provide our members with the opportunity to compete at the pinnacle of their game in the top-tier youth program in the country. As proud affiliates of MLS NEXT, we offer an exceptional platform for players to showcase their relentless efforts by going head-to-head against the nation's top teams.

The caliber of competition in the MLS NEXT league is truly exceptional, and we recognize that it requires a special kind of commitment. We fully understand the challenges involved and are committed to assisting our families in forging a pathway to reach this elite level of play. This process demands dedication, perseverance, hard work, and the unwavering support of parents.

Our MLS NEXT training program is meticulously designed to shape aspiring athletes into professionals. It goes beyond physical skills and encompasses mental, emotional, and behavioral development, ensuring players are fully equipped to thrive in a professional team and environment, facing the pressure that comes with being a true athlete at the highest level.

Program Details

The MLS NEXT season begins in August and ends in June.

Our MLS NEXT teams train 4x per week. Monday through Thursday.

  • U13 - U16's training starts at 6:00 PM
  • U17 - U19's training starts at 8:00 PM

Training occurs at two primary locations:

  • Rock Springs Park | Lawrenceville
  • Harmony Grove | Lilburn

League matches are played on weekends.  This is a travel league, so players will travel to play matches in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.  Be sure to review KSA's travel policy.

Additionally, MLS NEXT hosts three main events each season.  These events are amazing opportunities to showcase skills for hundreds of college and professional coaches/scouts.  The events are:

    • MLS NEXT Fest (Indio, CA) - December
    • MLS NEXT Flex (Boyds, MD) - May
    • MLS NEXT Cup & Showcase (Frisco, TX) - June

How much does it cost?

For an entire year of soccer, the Program Registration Fee amounts to $4,000 ($2,000 if joining mid-season). Additionally, team fees for travel may vary depending on the frequency and destination of team trips, ranging from $2,000 to $7,250. Individual fees, estimated at approximately $500-750, are also required to cover expenses such as uniform kits and other essential equipment for each player.

Please note that players are expected to commit to this program for a full seasonal year, spanning from August to July. It is important to emphasize that participation in our MLS NEXT program precludes playing high school soccer. Therefore, we kindly request that you refrain from registering if you do not intend to make a full-year commitment.


Ready for the NEXT level?

KSA Pro-Profile's MLS NEXT program welcomes your interest in joining our esteemed teams. To become a part of our MLS NEXT program, prospective players are required to undergo a comprehensive assessment/tryout.

Following the tryout, players will receive valuable feedback regarding their current skill level and its suitability for the MLS NEXT level of play. Those who have demonstrated a solid foundation and possess the necessary soccer skills for MLS NEXT will be formally accepted through an official acceptance letter.

At KSA, we conduct tryouts throughout the year, ensuring ample opportunities for aspiring players. Stay connected with us on social media to stay informed about dedicated tryout sessions. If you are unable to attend a scheduled tryout, kindly inform us, and we will make arrangements for a tryout on a suitable day.

It is important to understand that acceptance into our MLS NEXT program entails a significant commitment in terms of training and associated costs. Our MLS NEXT teams engage in rigorous training sessions four days a week, with each session lasting approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.

To get started, head over to our registration page to signup for a Tryout!