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Nationals is a dynamic Michigan based soccer club that was created, effective with the 2016/17 season, through the merger of Waza FC East (and its North and TriCities branches) and Premier Soccer Group (PSG/FC Nova/Gators FC/PSG Select) – two of the most successful youth soccer organizations in the Midwest. 

Nationals’ vision is to be the best at developing youth soccer players who strive to perform at their personal best in soccer and in life through experiences that integrate each player with their family, team, club, and community.

Nationals’ mission is to develop youth soccer players that are highly valued for club, high school, collegiate, professional, and national team programs.

We firmly believe it is essential that we deliver dynamic and evolving soccer experiences which directly benefit each player and their family, team, club and community.  We are extremely excited about the immediate and long-term benefits to our Nationals players and families, such as:

  • Highest quality licensed professional coaches
  • Larger player pools
  • Opportunities for players of all skill levels
  • Opportunities for players to participate in additional training sessions and games (to assist teams other than their primary team)
  • High quality training utilizing standardized curriculum
  • Access to the finest fields/facilities in the state of Michigan
  • Increased league presence and access to more leagues (National League, NLC, Super Y, DA, MSPSP, MYSL, WSSL, MMYSL, MSDSL)
  • Expanded college recruiting program, including seminars, showcase camps & tournaments, and college coach contacts.

Nationals has a significant and credible presence in the soccer community, as evidenced through the following aspects:

  • Nationals is the largest soccer club in Michigan with over 4,000 players on over 280 premier/select teams and our recreational program for youth ages 4-10. 
  • Our operations span the Southeast Michigan and Mid-Michigan area, with our primary “hubs” operating in 10 locations, attracting players from at least 9 counties (Bay, Clinton, Genesee, Macomb, Midland, Oakland, Saginaw, St Clair, Wayne). 
  • Nationals operates at the area’s top-level facilities.
  • We offer soccer programs in all competitive levels - participating in local, state-wide, regional and national leagues - with a clear pathway to our Boys Academy, Girls Academy, and ProAm teams.
  • We offer a proven college pathway for those that want to participate in a collegiate soccer program.
  • We are proud of our competent leadership team and highly licensed coaching staff, including USSF A, USSF B, USSF C, USSF D, USSF E, UEFA A and UEFA B licensed coaches.
  • We have won numerous championships at the state, regional and national levels – with 33 State Cup Championships, 8 Regional Championships, and 7 National Championships.  And, we have placed many players in ODP, regional teams, national pools and U.S. training centers. 
  • We are proud to partner with community organizations such as Fleece & Thank You, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Gleaners Food Bank, Michigan Blood, Special Olympics of Michigan, and more. 

For more information about any of our Nationals locations, use the links below.

Nationals Capital Area
Nationals Genesee
Nationals Girls Academy
Nationals Lapeer Select
Nationals Livonia Girls
Nationals Macomb
Nationals Macomb Select
Nationals North Oakland Select
Nationals Oakland
Nationals St Clair
Nationals TriCounty
Nationals Troy
Nationals Union


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