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Grand Rapids DA/Premier/NLC Tryouts
Saturday, June 8th @ MSA Fieldhouse | For birth years 2014 – 2006

BOYS REGISTER HERE 

GIRLS REGISTER HERE

Director’s Academy (DA)
Travel soccer with league games across Michigan and tournaments in Michigan
Birth Years: 2013 – 2014, Boys & Girls

Michigan State Premier Soccer Program (MSPSP) 
Travel soccer with league games across Michigan and tournaments in Michigan and nearby states.
Birth Years: 2006 – 2012, Boys & Girls

National League Conference (NLC)
A top tier travel soccer opportunity with league games across Michigan, games and tournaments in the Midwest Region that can lead to National competitions throughout the United States
Birth Years: 2006 – 2012, Boys & Girls

Grand Rapids Select Tryouts
GIRLS | Monday, June 10th @ MSA Fieldhouse | For birth years 2018 – 2006
BOYS | Tuesday, June 11th @ MSA Fieldhouse | For birth years 2018 – 2006 

Select (GVSA)
Travel soccer with league games in West Michigan and tournaments around Michigan.
Birth Years: 2006 – 2018, Boys & Girls

Grand Rapids Make-Up Tryouts
Wednesday, June 12th | 5:30 – 7:00pm @ MSA Fieldhouse

  • Make-Up Tryouts are designed for any player who is not able to make it to regular Tryouts or who is asked to come back for another evaluation.
  • Please register for regular Tryouts – there is not a separate registration for Make-Up Tryouts.

If you’re interested in joining one of these teams, you can contact a Technical Director listed below:

GR TECHNICAL DIRECTORS
BOYS  BIRTH YEARS GIRLS
Hunter Barone 2015 – 2017 Pat Doyle
Mark Barone 2014 – 2012 Dave Wood
Alex Mendoza 2011 – 2009 Jeff Brown
Domenic Barone 2008 – 2005 Ian Troutman

“There is nothing greater than inspiring the generation to come.  These young minds are like sponges, and it is our privilege as coaches to fill them with reliable information that will aid them in their growth and athletes, and humans” – Derek Dufendach, MFA Director.

The MFA staff loves what they do, is highly trained, and looks forward to training your athlete!  

LEADERSHIP TEAM
George Moni | Director of Coaching
Joey Barone | Assistant Director of Coaching
Brett Beckett | MFA Club Director
Derek Dufendach | MFA Director
Ben Overholt
| MFA Program Manager
Sara Ingraham | MFA Club Administrator
GR TECHNICAL DIRECTORS
BOYS  BIRTH YEARS GIRLS
Hunter Barone 2015 – 2017 Pat Doyle
Mark Barone 2014 – 2012 Dave Wood
Alex Mendoza 2011 – 2009 Jeff Brown
Domenic Barone 2008 – 2005 Ian Troutman

2023 – 2024
COACHING LINE UP & SEASON INFORMATION

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GRAND RAPIDS – BOYS  
TEAM COACH/ASSISTANT (click to contact) PACKAGE (click for details)
17B Black Derek Williams GR U7-U8 Select
17B Volt Brendon Ajasllari GR U7-U8 Select
17B White Ivan Tenorio-Leyva GR U7-U8 Select
16B Black Alex Mendoza GR U9-U10 Select
16B Volt Hunter Barone GR U7-U8 Select
16B White Brendon Ajasllari GR U7-U8 Select
16B Gray Salvation Nkiko GR U7-U8 Select
15B Black Hunter Barone GR U9-U10 Select
15B Volt Zach Wilson GR U9-U10 Select
15B White Salvation Nkiko GR U9-U10 Select
15B Gray Geo Gonzalez GR U9-U10 Select
15B Green Chris Kuhn GR U9-U10 Select
14B Black Mark Barone GR U10 Pre-DA
14B Volt Alex Mendoza GR U10 Pre-DA
14B White Derek Williams GR U9-U10 Select
14B Gray Christian Cortes GR U9-U10 Select
14B Green Gideon Brewer GR U9-U10 Select
13B Elite Hunter Barone GR U11-U12 Elite DA
13B Black Jason Buechler GR U11-U12 DA
13B Volt Geo Gonzalez GR U11-U12 Select
13B White Chris Kuhn GR U11-U12 Select
12B Elite Domenic Barone GR U11-U12 Elite DA
12B Black Ian Troutman GR U11-U12 DA
12B Volt Alex Stoddard GR U11-U12 Select
12B White Richard Saldana GR U11-U12 Select
11B Elite Mark Barone GR U13-U14 Elite Premier/NLC
11B Black Alex Mendoza GR U13-U14 Premier
11B Volt Ben Overholt GR U13-U14 Select
11B White Will Hesselschwerdt GR U13-U14 Select
10B Elite Domenic Barone GR U13-U14 Elite NLC
10B Black Mark Bea GR U13-U14 Select
10B Volt Frank Andrade GR U13-U14 Select
09B Supp. Elite George Moni GR U15 Supp. Premier
09B Supp. Select Ian Troutman GR U15 Supp. Select
09B Elite George Moni GR U15+ Boys Elite NLC
09B Black Ian Troutman GR U15+ Boys Premier
09B Volt Ivan Tenorio-Leyva GR U15+ Boys Select
08B Elite George Moni GR U15+ Boys Elite NLC
08B Black Giuseppe Barone GR U15+ Boys Premier
08B Volt Alex Stoddard GR U15+ Boys Select
07B Elite Ian Troutman GR U15+ Boys Elite Premier
07B Black Giuseppe Barone GR U15+ Boys Select
06B Elite Joey Barone GR U15+ Boys Elite NLC
06B Black Hunter Barone GR U15+ Boys Premier
05B Black Jeff Brown GR U15+ Boys Premier
05/06B Volt Jason Buechler GR U15+ Boys Select
   
GRAND RAPIDS – GIRLS  
TEAM COACH/ASSISTANT (click to contact) PACKAGES (click for details)
17G Black Jason Buechler GR U7-U8 Select
16G Black Mark Barone GR U7-U8 Select
16G Volt Katelyn Wilkowski GR U7-U8 Select
16G White Jason Buechler GR U7-U8 Select
15G Black Pat Doyle GR U9-U10 Select
15G Volt Jenny Winters GR U9-U10 Select
14G Black David Wood GR U10 Pre-DA
14G Volt David Wood GR U9-U10 Select
14G White Kennedy Bearden GR U9-U10 Select
14G Gray Ivan Tenorio-Leyva GR U9-U10 Select
13G Elite Jeff Brown GR U11-U12 Elite DA
13G Black Derek Dufendach / Kailey “KJ” Jo GR U11-U12 Select
13G Volt Zach Wilson GR U11-U12 Select
12G Elite Alex Mendoza GR U11-U12 Elite DA
12G Black Jason Buechler GR U11-U12 DA
12G Volt Katelyn Wilkowski GR U11-U12 Select
12G White Jenny Winters GR U11-U12 Select
11G Elite Joey Barone GR U13-U14 Elite Premier/NLC
11G Black Jeff Brown GR U13-U14 Premier
11G Volt Will Hesselschwerdt GR U13-U14 Select
10G Elite Joey Barone GR U13-U14 Elite Premier
09G Elite George Moni / Pat Doyle GR U15+ Girls Elite NLC
09G Black Jeff Brown GR U15+ Girls Premier
09G Volt Dave Piering GR U13-U14 Select
09G Supp. Elite Pat Doyle GR U15 Supp. Premier
09G Supp. Select Jeff Brown GR U15 Supp. Select
08G Elite George Moni GR U15+ Girls Elite NLC
07G Black Ian Troutman GR U15+ Girls Premier
07/08G Volt Yvonne McKessy GR U15+ Girls Select
06G Elite Brett Beckett GR U15+ Girls Elite Premier
05/06G Black Alex Stoddard GR U15+ Girls Select
05G Elite Brett Beckett GR U15+ Girls Elite Premier

Contact the MSA Foundation for information about scholarships available for youth athletes in West Michigan.