New Orleans Jesters to play in NPSL U19 and U15 Competitions

New Orleans, LA.  The New Orleans Jesters will compete in the NPSL U19 Competition this fall. The league will run from September through November with rosters made up of predominantly U19 players. Jourdan Schumacher, Sammy Nichols and Russell Brown all translated strong U19 seasons in the Fall of 2020 and the Spring of 2021 into roster spots on the 2021 Jesters NPSL squad.


In addition to the U19 team the Jesters will operate a U15 team that will act as a discovery side for the NPSL team.  Details on the U15 tryouts and schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.


New Orleans Jesters head coach Kenny Farrell,


“This is a tremendous opportunity for our best local U19 and U15 soccer players to show that they have what it takes to take their game to the next level. Watching Jourdan, Sammy and Russell progress from the U19’s and into the full Jesters team has been very gratifying.  Our challenge now is to identify the next group and give them opportunities to succeed.”


The New Orleans Jesters U19 team is the reserve team for the Jesters NPSL side which just concluded the 2021 season, knocking out the number one seeded Jacksonville Armada in the Gulf Coast Championship playoffs.


The U19 Competition will be managed by the NPSL.  The participating teams are Florida Roots FC, New Orleans Jesters, Southern States SC, and Tallahassee SC.  As a result of the registrations being handled by NPSL playing for this team will not impact and other youth club registration,


The Fall league will run from September through November.  Each team will play a total of six games, three home and three away followed by a knockout playoff that will see a Gulf Coast Champion crowned.


The gameday roster will consist of U17, U18, and U19 players along with up to three overage players.  More information, including the full match schedule, will be released on in the coming weeks.


New Orleans Jesters U-19 and U15 Team Tryouts


Players interested in joining the U19 squad can attend tryouts August 23 – 25. Players interested in joining the U15 squad can attend tryouts August 26. The tryouts will be held at Larry Gilbert Stadium and start at 7:30 PM.  If you would like to attend tryouts please email: