Welcome to MLS NEXT at Southern States Soccer

Dream Big, Play Bigger: Southern States Soccer's MLS NEXT Program

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Introduction to MLS NEXT

MLS NEXT is Major League Soccer's elite youth development initiative, designed to elevate the youth soccer experience in North America. At Southern States Soccer, we are proud to be a key part of this transformative program, which focuses on creating a competitive and developmental pathway for young athletes aspiring to collegiate and professional soccer careers.

Why Choose Southern States Soccer for MLS NEXT?

Building on a Strong Foundation

Southern States Soccer has a rich history of fostering young talent and promoting a positive sports culture. Our ethos, "Creating the Future," is about more than just soccer; it's about instilling life values and discipline in a supportive and inclusive environment. Our commitment is to each player's individual growth—on and off the field.

Elite Training Facilities

Our state-of-the-art Oakes Training Center in Oak Grove, Mississippi, is the heart of our training operations. Here, young athletes benefit from high-quality coaching and facilities that are on par with national standards, ensuring that every participant is given the best tools to succeed.

A Community of Excellence

Joining MLS NEXT at Southern States Soccer means becoming part of an elite community. Our program connects over 11,000 players nationwide, including more than 90% of the youth national team player pools. This network offers unmatched exposure to high-level competition and opportunities for personal and athletic growth.

Our MLS NEXT Pathway

Development Through Competition

Our MLS NEXT teams participate in regular high-level competitions that challenge and enhance their skills. These opportunities prepare our athletes for professional careers and collegiate scholarships, emphasizing technical skill development, tactical knowledge, and physical fitness.

Guidance from Top Coaches

Our coaching staff brings diverse experiences and a shared commitment to player development. Training under a variety of coaching styles prepares our players for all levels of play, equipping them with the adaptability and skills needed for their future soccer careers.

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Tryout Information

We hold tryouts annually, looking for dedicated young players who are eager to take their skills to the next level. Details about tryout dates, eligibility criteria, and registration can be found in our social media channels.

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Ready to elevate your game? Fill out the signup form below to apply for a spot in our MLS NEXT program. We welcome players who are passionate about soccer and personal growth.

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