The age groups this effects are U8 - U19 (2017-2006)

ACADEMY CLINICS (2017, 2016, 2015 AGES)

The Clinic is free for all players in these age groups who are interested in playing in the GEA Academy Program (U8-U10).

All players will receive a free jersey and will need to register online. Registration for the Academy Clinics will open on March 1, 2024. Players must register online prior to attending. Registration will close on May 25, 2024.

All sessions will be held at the Gretna Sports Complex located at 10550 S. 222nd St., Gretna, NE 68028.


Girls sessions will take place Monday, June 3rd & Wednesday, June 5th from 5:30-6:30pm.

Boys sessions will take place Monday, June 3rd & Wednesday, June 5th from 7-8pm.

We ask that players attend both sessions if possible.


If you have any questions, please contact Raphael Martinez, Academy Director @

GEA TRYOUTS (2014-2012)

All tryout sessions will take place at the Gretna Sports Complex, 10550 S. 222nd St., Gretna, NE 68028.

GIRLS 2014, 2013 & 2012 - 5-6:15pm on June 4th, 6th & 7th.

BOYS 2014, 2013 & 2012 - 7-8:15pm on June 4th, 6th & 7th.


GEA TRYOUTS (2011-2006)

Girls - Tuesday June 11th & Thursday June 13th (Friday June 14th if needed)


Boys - Monday June 10th & Wednesday June 12th (Friday June 14th if needed)


Per the rules and regulations of NE State Soccer Association, clubs are able to offer to players on the first day of team formation, for any teams playing USYS/NYSL. Click on the link below to see the information posted on the NE State Soccer Association website.


The GEA coaching staff for the 2024/2025 soccer year will start to be announced in from April 1, 2024
If you have questions regarding this information, please contact the directors below per the programs listed.
Raphael Martinez, Academy Director:
Chris Dunford, Boys Director:
Greg Jarosik, Girls Director:
Mitch Kavanagh, Director of Coaching:

Tryout FAQs

What are the fees?

Tryout and ID Clinic registration fee will be $10.

Is there anything that I need to bring to tryouts?

Players must bring a pumped-up soccer ball with their name on it, shin guards, cleats, and water.

What happens after the tryout?

After the tryout period has been conducted the club will present the player and their families a tryout acceptance/denial letter via email. If the player is accepted they will be given the name of the coach and the team that they believe best suits the player's skill level and needs. They will also provide the parents with the player guide giving some basic information about the club, fee structure, parent and player requirements, scholarship opportunities, club benefits, and the next steps.

Before a player can participate in any practices or games they must accept the offer, register for the team and complete any league paperwork as laid out in the offer letter.

* All players must register and attend at least one tryout to be considered for a team *