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Outdoor Premier Teams


Premier teams are our most competitive outdoor team option, with teams vying for a spot to compete on the biggest outdoor competitions for their age group at the National Club Championships by attending and qualifying from the Regional Club Championship.

This group is not only our most talented but equally important, our most dedicated. Those that make it, must prioritize the sport and the premier team above other extra curricular activities.

Ages offered: U14, U16, U19

Tryouts required? Yes. To participate on a premier team, tryouts are required, unless you have been named to a premier U-16 or U-19 Premier team in the winter of 2023-2024 or a Select U-14 team in the winter of 2023-2024.

If you are new to the club or had previously participated on a regional team or U-16 &. U-19 select indoor team and would like to be elevated to Premier, please sign-up for select and indicate that you would like to be evaluated for Premier during the first 2 training session.

If you are not elevated to Premier during the tryout process, you will be automatically placed in the Select Program.





CLE Dates: Weekly CLE Technical and Tactical sessions run on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00. (with the exception of the final practice which will be held on a Wednesday evening, June 5th).

April 2rd - June 5th

All Premier Athletes are always invited to a second weekly practice on Sunday from 12:30-2:00 PM. 

** In  addition, we are working on some Friday evening sessions with all premier athletes from CLE, Cinci, and C'bus.  We are arranging these sessions around Nexus and our club tournaments.  


2024 Spring Tournament Line-up:

  • Additional Tournament fees apply.

April 14: Midwest Classic Premier Showdown in Oxford, OH (11v11 competition, selected athletes only)

May 10-12: Regional Club Championships in Ann Arbor, MI (11v11 competition, selected athletes only)

May 11-12: Regional Club Cup (1st Division) in St. Louis, MI (11v11 competition, selected athletes only)

May 25: Derby 7v7 Classic in Louisville, KY (7v7, all interested U-12 & U-14 Premier athletes)

May 26: Derby 7v7 Classic in Louisville, KY (7v7,  all interested U-16 & U-19 Premier athletes)

June 8: Midwest Classic Youth Festival in Oxford, OH (7v7, all interested (U-12, & U-14 Premier athletes)

June 9: Miami 7v7 Spring Fling in Oxford, OH (7v7, all interested U-16 & U-19 athletes Premier athletes)