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National Academy League Boys / Central


We are pleased to announce our participation in the National Academy League (NAL) for the 2023-2024 season. The NAL is development platform comprised of Academy Clubs' U13-U19 teams, including MLS Next clubs.  With six regional leagues around the country, NAL's primary goal is bringing together top clubs to showcase their play and increase player exposure for recruitment into the college and professional game.

We are one of 60+ clubs nationwide chosen for:
» The reputation and brand
» Proven track record for developing elite players
» Understands and supports the needs of the elite player

Other NAL clubs in the region include:

  • Bavarian United
  • Cincinnati United Premier (CUP)
  • FC United
  • Indiana Fire
  • Javanon FC
  • Lou Fusz
  • Michigan Jaguars
  • Michigan Wolves
  • Midwest United
  • SC Wave
  • Sockers FC
  • Vardar


  • Teams will train and host home games at UMW Sports Complex in Pontiac, with state-of-the-art facilities, including indoor and outdoor turf fields.
  • 3x per week training.
  • 8-10 league games per season in Mid-America Conference with travel within Midwest region.
  • Structured to support high school participation.
  • National Events: IMG Cup College Showcase in December in Bradenton, FL, and the NAL National Championships in June.

  • Teams may compete in local winter indoor games and local and regional showcase events.

  • Potential for top players to be scouted for MLS Academy trials.

  • 2023/24 Programming and fees will be available at Tryouts.  The club has an all-in-one fee, which covers all expenses except for uniforms and travel.   


  • Tryouts June 5-11

Schedules and registration available below. 


Ben Jones / NAL Director


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NAL Boys Tryouts will be held June 5-11 at UWM Sports Complex, 867 South Blvd E, Pontiac.

Please register to attend NAL Tryouts at the link below.

The Registration "National Academy League Boys / Central" is not currently available.

NAL Coaching Staff

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Kevin Garner

LFC MI Michigan Director of Coaching

Phone: 248-495-1017

Ben Jones

LFC MI Central Director of Coaching

Phone: 517-755-8482

Simon Omekanda

LFC MI Michigan Senior Technical Director

Phone: 248-342-1775