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Jan, 2020

A Look Back at SSA Northside Fall 2019


We hope you all have had a great start to the new year! As we enter 2020, we at SSA-Northside want to take a moment to look back at 2019 and ahead to new beginnings and opportunities for your children.


Transition to a Full Branch of Southern Soccer Academy


In February of 2019, the board members of Southern Soccer Academy reviewed a proposal from Northside Soccer Academy, a member of Northside UMC and a franchise of Southern Soccer Academy, about becoming a full-time member and branch of Southern Soccer Academy. That night became a landmark night for our program as we became SSA-Northside and joined Southern Soccer Academy as a full member. 


One of the driving factors behind this move was a more substantial financial backing after issues arose with field rentals during the summer of 2018 at the Galloway Athletic Complex. 


In just a short amount of time, we have been able to partner with North Atlanta HS and Surge Lacrosse to turf the training field at North Atlanta as well as reach a long-term deal to continue to have access to the field. 


Additionally, we were able to redo the field at Wiecua Baptist to make it a better 9v9 game space and training facility for our teams.


New Programs, New Numbers!


In the time after becoming a new member of SSA, Northside saw higher numbers at tryouts than ever before, and when all was said and done, the number of players that committed to join our program was 574, a new high for us as a program.


We also created a recreational program for U12-U16 boys and girls and had 45 players join us for our inaugural rec season in the Fall of 2019.


We also introduced the Winter Indoor Futsal League for U8-U14's. This league consists of 34 teams that play 6 games through the winter months on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday's. 


The futsal league has been a great asset to our program during the winter months as it provides a competitive environment for our players to learn new skills, work on their speed of play, and have fun trying something different! 


We are super excited about the final 3 weeks and crowning our first-ever SSA Futsal league Champions!



US Club Programs 

Joining SSA as a full branch opened up many new pathways for our players and families. We have been very fortunate to have our teams participate in more regional leagues through US Club than any other SSA branch outside of the SSA Central branch (original/main SSA branch). 


The following teams currently compete in US Club leagues (U12-U19) through the Northside SSA Branch:

ECNL- U19 SSA/Concorde Alliance Girls Composite Team, 

NPL- U12G, U13G, U14G, U19G

SCCL- U14B and U17B

SCCL-P- U13B, U16G, U17G, U19G


In total, we have 11 teams competing and representing our branch in these leagues!


Tournament Accomplishments/Player Accomplishments Fall 2019

This Fall has been a banner year on the field for our players. We have seen tremendous individual and team achievements and cannot wait to see what the future holds for our players:


Tournament Championships: 17

Tournament Finalists: 17

Players Selected to ODP- 6 players selected (4 boys and 2 girls)

College Commitments:

  1. JK Hughes - Truett McConnell University (NAIA member)
  2. Maddison Wike- Emmanuel College (NCAA Division 2)
  3. Abigail Teal- Columbus State University (NCAA Division 2)
  4. Kaitlyn Ketch- Mississippi College (NCAA Division 2)
  5. Josie Wages- Life University- (NAIA)
  6. Kennedy Norman- Oglethorpe University (NCAA Division 3)

Fall 2019 SSA-Northside College Alumni Update

  1. Julia Snyder (Freshman-Oglethorpe University)- Julia appeared in 15 games with 10 starts for the Stormy Petrels this past Fall. 
  2. Meagan Thacker (Freshman-Oglethorpe University)- Meagan appeared in 17 games with 15 starts for the Stormy Petrels scoring 3 goals, two of which were game-winners, and adding 4 assists on the season.
  3. Liske Lieuwen (Freshman- Calvin)- Liske appeared in 3 games with 1 start


Without the commitment of your families and players, our branch and the accomplishments we have achieved would not be possible.


We thank you all for a tremendous first Fall at SSA-Northside and look forward to our bright future ahead with you all!


SSA Northside
40 Whitlock Place, 200
Marietta, Georgia 30064

Phone: 678-594-5041
Email: [email protected]