National Premier Soccer League Team to Host Tryouts in NWA


Northwest Arkansas’ newest men’s amateur sports team will be hosting tryouts Sunday, April 15. Ozark FC is the first expansion team in the Nationial Premier Soccer League (NPSL) in Northwest Arkansas. 

College-age individuals or those who have played college/international soccer previously are encouraged to try out for the team. This league is designed for college players to stay in shape through the summer in preparation for their fall college program and work towards recognition into the pro ranks. 

Ozarks FC is coached by Scott Marksberry, Director of Athletics at Providence Academy in Rogers. Marksberry has 11 years of experience as a coach and athletic administrator. Previously, he served as the head coach for John Brown University’s men’s and women’s soccer programs.

More information on the team and upcoming tryouts, visit the Ozark FC Facebook page.

WHEN:             Sunday, April 15; 4-6 p.m.

WHERE:           Sugar Creek Soccer Complex - Burt’s Bees Field

                          1800 NW Lightning Ln., Bella Vista, AR

WHAT TO BRING: Fees are $10*. Players must be dressed in full soccer game equipment and bring both a red shirt and white shirt.

MORE INFO: Ozark FC’s mission is to provide the Northwest Arkansas community the opportunity to enjoy high-level, fast-paced, semi-professional soccer in a family-friendly environment while giving back to local, regional and global youth organizations.   

Ozark FC is a part of the Heartland Conference of the South Region and will compete against the the following teams: St. Louis Club Atletico, Tulsa Athletic, Little Rock Rangers, Springfield Demize and FC Wichita.

The semi-professional team will host its first home game May 26 at 7 p.m. at Veteran’s Park in Rogers. Games are open to the public. Children wearing their soccer team’s jersey will get in free.

The National Premier Soccer League is one of the fastest-growing soccer leagues in the U.S. and operates in over 90 markets. There are currently 98 NPSL teams across four regions and 12 conferences. The

NPSL is sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the governing body of soccer in the United States. 

Todd Carrigan