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Competitive Program 

Thanks for your interest in the AIYS competitive program, "Nassau United FC". Our club offers players at the U10 and older age groups the opportunity to play at a higher level. The mission of the program is to provide the number one soccer program in the state of Florida, where players who have demonstrated the ability and commitment to play at the highest level can receive the advanced and competitive playing required to compete successfully statewide, regionally and potentially nationally.

Competitive Program Goals

Provide quality coaching to help, guide, direct and assist players to reach their full potential. Provide a training environment that is age-appropriate, challenging, motivating, enjoyable, encouraging, stimulating and realistic to the game. Provide an ideal game environment that is age/ability appropriate against teams that will push the players to their maximum capabilities, where players receive “fear free” playing time and are encouraged to keep possession goal to goal.  Have Directors of Coaching who have the education, background and vision to fulfill the club and program mission statements. Provide a player identification system that can find the top players and place them in the appropriate level and program.

Competitive Program commitment is for one year and has two seasons:

Tryout are in May.

Fall (August – November)
Spring (February – May)


Nassau United FC competitive teams will play in the EDP North Florida league  EDP North Florida.  
The EDP Florida Competitive Leagues are designed to support the US Soccer mission to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States by focusing on player development; meaningful games scheduled appropriately so youth players can train, compete and recover, and sensible travel to save costs and time. The multiple leagues format and opportunities for progression are intended to provide readily understood pathways based on on-the-field performance that connect local, metro, and sub-regional levels of play with Florida to statewide, regional and national competitive platforms promoted by US Youth Soccer.

Each team will play 6-8 games per season and 1-2 tournaments that are appropriate for their level of play.

Tryouts:  Nassau United FC competitive teams are formed each year through a tryout process.  If you just moved to the area and are interested in trying out you can contact club.

Click here for tryout link: 2022/2023 Tryouts


U9-U10 Cost for EDP Junior Academy $450

U11-U19 Cost for EDP Metro or Local Division $450*
Plus team fees of $150, this money is used to pay for tournaments

*Uniforms are not included: Competitive kit cost approximately $130 not including tax and shipping.

All players will be assigned their uniform number for the Competitive program. Please do NOT order your uniform before you have been assigned a number by your Coach and Team Manager.

Please remember that his is a two year cycle uniform. So you want to keep that in mind when deciding on the size for your player.

CLICK HERE to access the 2022-2023 Kit Guide for Field Players and Goalkeepers

Meet Our Competitive Coaching Staff

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our community.


Joe Schmitges

  Head Coach Nassau United FC 2008 Boys Competitive Team
  Head Coach Sandalwood high School - Girls Varsity
  Email: [email protected]

 Joe currently is on the BoD at AIYS as the Director of Coach – Competitive and has been coaching soccer for over 15 years, with the last 8 years in northeast Florida.  Joe’s experience includes coaching both boys and girls recreational and competitive teams from U8 through U17, as well as middle school and high school teams.  Over that time, he has won various tournaments at both the local and state level.

  Training Diplomas & Certification:
  USSF National D
  Goalkeeping Level 1
  USSF 11v11
  USSF 9v9
  USSF 4v4
  3 Dimensional Coach Certificate

  Mike Giannini

  Head Coach Nassau United FC 2003 Girls Competitive Team
  AIYS, Referee Assignor
  Email: [email protected]

  Mike has been a part of AIYS for 21 years holding positions of President VP, Director of Recreational, and Scheduler. His is currently the Referee assignor for AIYS and a referee for the last 15 years.

  Training Diplomas & Certification:
  USSF National C
  Goalkeeping Level 1 & 2 Diploma
  Coerver Certified 


  Andy Francis

  AIYS, Director of Recreational Academy

  Andy has been with the club for 6 years and is now the AIYS Academy Head coach. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the BOD and coaching staff here at AIYS, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the recreational teams.

  Training Diplomas & Certification:


  Kyle Sale   

  Head Coach Nassau United FC  2011 Girls Competitive Team

  Kyle just joined AIYS on the recreational side in 2020 and started coaching on Competitive side in 2021 as Head Coach. He has been playing soccer his whole life. He played for Revolver FC in Orlando, then spent 4 years in Arizona and recently spent the last 6 years playing in Chicago.   .

   Training Diplomas & Certification:
  United State Soccer Federation E license 

  Alan Lescalleet

  Assistant Coach for Nassau United FC  2005 Boys Competitive Team

  Alan has been with AIYS since 2018. He is a retired Maryland High School teacher. In addition to playing high school and college soccer, Alan brings over 40 yrs of high school, club and college coaching experience. He has won two Maryland High School State Championships. Alan was elected to the Frederick School Hall of Fame and the Alvin C. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame.

  Training Diplomas & Certification:

  Ron Acker

  President AIYS / Nassau United FC
  Email:[email protected]

  Ron has spent 6 years accomplished years with AIYS. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community.  He has coached Recreational & Competitive Teams in several countries for over 16 years of experience. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration and coaching staff here at AIYS, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Nassau United FC Competitive teams.

  Training Diplomas & Certification:
  United State Soccer Federation E license


  Richard Barnard

  Head Coach for Nassau United FC 2003 Boys Competitive Team
   Head Coach Yulee High School Boys Team
  Email: [email protected]

  Richard has been with AIYS since 2018. He has over 25 yrs coaching experience between high school and collegiate soccer. Before arriving in NE FL, Richard was the head coach at South Folk High, but has also filled the role of HC at Fort Lauderdale High and Asst Coach at Nova Southeastern University and Miami Fusion.

  Training Diplomas & Certification:
  NSCAA Advance National Certificate Diploma.

Contact Us

Amelia Island Youth Soccer

PO Box 421 
Yulee, Florida 32041

Email: [email protected]

Amelia Island Youth Soccer

PO Box 421 
Yulee, Florida 32041

Email: [email protected]
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