The team formation / tryout dates below are per the NE State Soccer Association for Tryouts at Gretna Elite Academy.

The age groups this effects are 11U - 19U (2013-2005)

** more specific information will be released in due course **





11U-13U (2013-2011) Age Groups – Tryouts Start June 6th  

14U and Up (2010-2005) – Tryouts Start June 27th



2010-2005 (U14-U19)
Girls & Boys - June 12-15, 2023
June 12-15 will be the ECNL & ECNL RL Girls tryout period. If you wish to play on a GEA team in those platforms then you should attend.
June 12-15 for BOYS are ECNL ID Clinics only. ECNL team tryouts will be June 26-30. Boys interested in playing on GEA ECNL Boys teams should attend ID Clinics and tryouts.


The current leagues GEA participates in are the NE Youth Soccer League, ECNL-Boys, NPL-Boys, ECNL-Girls and ECNL-RL-Girls.



June 5th - June 9th, 2023
Tryouts will be held for all girls & boys born in 2013, 2012 & 2011. These tryouts are for 2013 & 2012 Pre ECNL, Gold & White teams & 2011 ECNL, NPL/ECNL RL & Gold teams. 



June 26 - June 30, 2023


Tryouts will be held for all boys born in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 & 2005  for ECNL, NPL & NYSL. This will also be the dates of the tryout sessions for all girls born in these years who want to play NYSL on our Gold/White teams.
Links to register will be posted soon
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 will be announced, in phases, on the website by the April 1, 2023. 
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 *