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Teams forming now

We are looking for coaches! We are in need of five coaches - 2 U13 coaches and 2 U9 coaches, and a U5 coach.   Please consider coaching.  Our organization relies on volunteer coaches, and we need a few more now.  

NJAA participating in the Durham Soccer Council

Hi All.

I am writing to let you know about an exciting development for soccer in the Durham area.  Last week, I attended a meeting of the brand new “Durham Soccer Council”.  This is a new group that is working together to increase the number of soccer fields in the Durham area.  The Durham City Council is currently assessing its budget for the coming year, and will hold a series of “Coffee with the Council “ meetings over the next couple of weeks.  These meetings are designed to facilitate discussion of how money is spent in our city and communities and to give the council a chance to get feedback from interested citizens.  

The Durham Soccer Council is inviting you to attend  the Coffee on this coming Saturday, March 12 at 10AM at the Lyon Parch Community Center.  We are asking our soccer community to turn out to show support for the revitalization of the Twin Lakes park, one of the ten projects under review. The council is considering adding an additional 3 turf fields to the one field in existence, and also upgrading the entire park complex.  This would be a super addition to the Durham area, and would significantly add to the number of fields available for recreational soccer in our area.

A good showing at this meeting would be influential, and would go a long way toward showing the Council how important this issue is.  Please forward this email to everyone you know, and if you can, ask your friends and family to attend.  Additionally, if you are a coach or an athletic director, please see if you can recruit a group to attend the meeting for an hour.  Your voice, and the voice of our children, should be heard.  

This is very exciting.  If you can attend, please send me an email response.  I will be sending an update email tomorrow with further information.  

Tom Johnson

Durham Soccer Council

Meeting time and place
Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to noon – Lyon Park Community Family Life and Recreation Center, 1309 Halley St. (PAC 3)

Important links
Durham City Government – Upcoming Events Calendar  -
Durham Soccer Council Facebook page -

Become a Referee

Interested in becoming a soccer official?  Contact Kurt Churchill at Clinic will be provided for new officials.  Must be 14 years old as of August 1, 2014.

Spring Soccer, 2015

Northern Junior Athletic Association is happy to announce the opening of registration for our spring soccer season, providing a fun and safe environment for children ages 4-18.

The NJAA Soccer program provides an opportunity for young people in our community to develop healthy life and team skills through participation in a variety of sport activities, including soccer, basketball and cheerleading. Our core values are teamwork, fairness and communication, and we work hard to nurture a positive environment for our participants.

Our youngest players (U4s and U6s) learn ball handling skills and improve coordination with fun games and activities in a relaxed environment. As the age divisions get older (U8, U10, U12, U14 and U18) practices become more structured with age appropriate drills focusing on field positioning, ball control, game strategy and scrimmages. The focus is participation, team building, sportsmanship and fun while kids learn the game of soccer in a cooperative environment. For those who remain a kid at heart, NJAA also sponsors an adult soccer league for anyone 25 years or older.

Games and practices are local and are designed to fit into family schedules – practices are typically on week day evenings, and games are on Saturdays.

NJAA provides an unbeatable value. Led by our dedicated volunteer coaches, players develop into strong, confident individuals that appreciate teamwork, commitment and pride in being a part of the NJAA family. If either you or your child is interested in participating this fall, please click the Online Registration menu item above. 

Click here for the Age Matrix.

Important Dates for Soccer 




Spring Soccer Online Reg Open


Spring Soccer Walk-up Registration 

  • Wednesday evening, 6:30 – 8:00, Lucas Middle School

02/21/2015 (Saturday)

Cancelled due to weather

See below 

Spring Soccer Evaluations and Draft.  There will be walk-up registration available, with late registration fee. 

  • Little Feet - 1PM
  • U6 - 2PM
  • U8 - 3PM
  • U10 - U12 - 4PM

Community Meeting and Walk up registration, Mangum Elementary 6:30PM 

Mangum Elementary School 
 Spring Soccer Evaluations and Draft.  There will be walk-up registration available, with late registration fee. 
  • 10 AM - Little Feet & U6
  • 11AM - U8 
  • Noon - U10 - U12 
3/8/2015 3PM - Coaches Meeting 
 TBA (by coaches)  Spring Soccer Practice Begins the following week.  Coaches will contact families with details.


Cheerleading Event and Basketball Exhibition Game

Congratulations to our NJAA Cheerleaders!  They performed at the Duke vs. Miami game this Sunday, January 18 and were fantastic.  This is the second year for NJAA to be invited to perform, and it was even bigger and better this year. Our cheerleaders performed on the sidelines during the game, and then put on a full court show at the half.

Additionally, two of our 11-12 Boys teams competed on the court at Cameron.  The Heat (Coach Greene) and The Spurs (Coach Jones) played a short exhibition game after the cheerleaders performed.  

NJAA was able to sell over 200 tickets to the game, which in addition to being a lot of fun, is an annual fund-raiser for the organization.  

Thanks to everyone involved - Chris Hawkes (Treasurer) and Kelly Bidwell (Secretary and Cheer sponsor) worked very hard to put this event together.  Coach Greene and Coach Jones did a great job getting their teams fired up and ready to play.  And our kids did a wonderful job performing and competing.  As always, they help us put our best foot forward and make all of us proud.  

We look forward to doing this again next year.  

About NJAA

 Our Mission       

The purpose of NJAA is to offer planned, supervised athletic programs where children can be given the opportunity to participate in physical exercise and be instructed in the basic fundamentals of teamwork and good sportsmanship, and to provide children in the community with an active and successful sports program.     

Who we are 

NJAA is an all  volunteer organization. It is composed of a Board of Directors who work with our coaches, assistant coaches and additional volunteers.  The Association is a nonprofit corporation formed pursuant to the North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act, codified in Chapter 55A of the North Carolina General Statutes Act. 

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