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U4 - U19 Rec Program Overview

Southern Soccer Academy’s Recreational Program is a developmental soccer program that provides an opportunity for both boys and girls from under 4 (4U) through under 19 (19U) years old to play soccer, regardless of ability and experience – there are no tryouts. Although healthy competition is a natural part of any sport, the primary focus of this program is on player development. Southern Soccer Academy provides players of all ages a fun, purposeful, and challenging environment for each player to have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.  

Fun with a purpose is a simple way to look at SSA recreational soccer. If it's not 'fun', players will not want to play, but it has to be purposeful in order to develop players to their fullest potential. At Southern Soccer Academy, players are immersed in an environment that promotes their development of three key areas:

1) Soccer-Specific Skills - development of physical, technical, psychological, and tactical components of soccer
2) Life Skills and Core Values – learn to interact with other children and peers, solve problems, make decisions, demonstrate respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship, and leadership
3) Health and Fitness - be active in a safe and fun soccer environment



Recreational Director:

Steven Hobart, [email protected]
Cell: 973-780-0077

Additional Information:

• Shin guards are required
• Soccer cleats are required, no baseball, softball, or football cleats permitted  
• Water bottle is recommended




Age Groups


 
RECREATIONAL PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Age  Program Fees General Information
 4U/5U/6U

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$185Practice focuses on improving individual ball skills. Children need to have a uniform to participate. The program provides an exciting introduction to soccer in a friendly and non-competitive environment. The program creates an enjoyable environment for players to develop their basic soccer skills and understanding of the game. Practice focuses on improving individual ball skills such as dribbling, shooting, and movement education (running, jumping, turning, balancing) are incorporated into age appropriate soccer activities.

Days: Fridays
Dates: Starts March 6th
Times:
Session 1 - 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Session 2 - 5:15pm - 6pm
Location: Galloway Sports Complex
 7U/8U

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$185The 7U/8U program continues to provide an exciting introduction to soccer in a friendly and non-competitive environment while consisting of a mixture of beginners and moderately experienced players. With this in mind, the program creates an enjoyable and challenging environment for players to develop their soccer skills and understanding of the game through reinforcing aspects of soccer coached in younger age groups and introducing players to more advanced aspects of soccer. Dribbling, shooting, passing, receiving, juggling and movement education, such as running, jumping, turning, balancing are incorporated into age appropriate soccer activities. Kids practice once a week with a separate 5v5 game on Saturdays. Practices are designed to improve individual ball skills and introduce the concept of team play. Children need to have a uniform to participate. Participation trophies are provided by the club for every child.

Teams are led by a volunteer head coach that conducts practice with support from the Recreational Director. 

Location: Galloway Sports Complex
  9U/10U

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        $18510U creates a fun, soccer environment in which players learn to enjoy the game through greater skills. Individual player development continues to be the focus as team concepts are introduced. Fundamental soccer techniques are reinforced and players are introduced to individual and team tactics of the game through exposure to a variety of soccer positions. Principles of attacking and defending are incorporated into age appropriate soccer activities. Players are placed in coed or all girls teams that are led by a volunteer head coach who conducts practice with support from the Recreational Director. Teams practice once a week and play regularly scheduled 7v7 (including goalkeepers) soccer games in SSA's Recreational weekend league. All of the rules of soccer are in effect for games.

Location: Galloway Sports Complex
11U/12U

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          $18512U creates a fun, soccer environment in which players learn to enjoy the game through greater skills. Individual player development continues to be the focus as team concepts are reinforced. Fundamental soccer techniques are reinforced and players continue to develop individual and team tactics of the game through exposure to a variety of soccer positions. Principles of attacking and defending are incorporated into age appropriate soccer activities. Players are placed in coed or all girls teams that are led by a volunteer head coach who conducts practice with support from the Recreational Director. Teams practice once a week and play regularly scheduled 9v9 (including goalkeepers) soccer games in SSA's Recreational weekend league. All of the rules of soccer are in effect for games.

Location: Galloway Sports Complex
 13U-19U

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        $18513U to 19U creates a positive soccer environment for players to continue to develop their ball skills, enjoyment, and insight into the game. The focus of these programs is player development with healthy competition. Players will likely consist of a mixture of beginners along with players that have been exposed to soccer through their club, school, or friends. Principles of attacking and defending are incorporated into age appropriate soccer activities. Players are placed in coed or all girls teams that are led by a volunteer head coach who conducts practice with support from the Recreational Director. Team practice days are determined by the volunteer head coach. Teams practice once a week and play regularly scheduled 11v11 (including goalkeepers) soccer gameson weekends in metro Atlanta area leagues. All of the rules of soccer are in effect for games.

Location - Wieuca Baptist Church

Registration Information

For information on how to register, please click HERE.

Contact

SSA Northside
40 Whitlock Place, 200
Marietta, Georgia 30064

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