Academy/Select Soccer Fact Sheet

Academy/Select Soccer Fact Sheet
Fall 2012/Spring 2013

Southern Soccer Academy of Coastal Georgia will have annually selected Academy/ Select Soccer Teams for both boys and girls in every age bracket from U/9 to U/19. There are, on occasion, seasons when a particular age or gender will not have a team. It is expected that once a player is selected and agrees to play, that he or she is committed to the team for the whole season i.e. fall U/15 - U/19 and fall/spring season U/9 - U/14.

For U/9 the registration fee each season will be $200.00 plus uniform (please see uniform section below). For U/10 academy players the registration cost is $250 plus uniform, for U/11 - U/12 academy players the registration cost is $350.00 plus uniform. U/13 - U/19 Select teams the registration fee for each season will be $360.00 plus uniform (if applicable). All of the above fees include GYSA registration, insurance, referee fees, local authority fee, and all coaches training fees.  

On average, Southern Soccer Academy of Coastal Georgia select teams have 4 or 5 away games. These away games are usually in the metro Atlanta area but can be anywhere in the state of GA. Southern Soccer Academy of Coastal Georgia request that the away games be played as a Saturday/Sunday pair so that the teams only need to make two or three road trips. The academy teams will generally play three academy festivals in Savannah and have three/four dates when they will play festivals in other areas. These games are normally within a two hour drive and are day trips.

The Southern Soccer Academy of Coastal Georgia Executive Club Director assigns the academy/select coaches for each team. All of our academy/select coaches are USSF licensed with most holding a “D”  license or better. National level licensed coaches also work within the academy/select programs during the season.

The regular Fall season will run from early September to mid November. Team tryouts are held at the end of May for U/9 - U/13 and the second week in June for U/14 - U/19 age groups (please see website calendar for dates). The regular Spring season will run from early March to mid May.

Each Academy/Select team is required to go to one pre-season tournament in the fall. This fall, the teams will again be attending the Charlotte Soccer Academy Invitational Cup (Charlotte, NC) August 11th -12th (U/11 - U/19 Boys) and August 18th - 19th (U/9 - U/10 Boys & U/9 - U/19 Girls). The teams will also have the option of attending the First Coast Jacksonville Labor Day Shootout (Labor Day weekend).The Select U/15 - U/19 teams are required to attend the Savannah Senior Cup College Showcase in November, as part of their season. The U/15 - U/17 age groups can also attend the Savannah Cups in January as well if they wish. The Academy teams will have their schedule set by the Southern Soccer Academy of Coastal Georgia Academy Director and this schedule will be posted on the Southern Soccer Academy of Coastal Georgia website. The U/13-U/14 select teams will have some tournament options during the fall season. Both the U/9 - U/12 academy teams and the U/13- U/14 Select teams are required to attend the Savannah Select Cups(Girls Rock/Boys Rule) in January as part of their season. The Academy teams will also have the option of attending the Savannah Adidas Cup in November.The cost for all tournaments and coaches travel expenses are not included in the registration fee and is handled by the team manager.

Most select teams train twice a week at either the Jennifer Ross Chatham County Soccer Complex or other Southern Soccer Academy of Coastal Georgia sponsored facilities around the area. Actual days and times will be determined by the team coach and availability of field space.

Southern Soccer Academy of Coastal Georgia will change uniforms for the spring 2013 season. These uniforms for Academy/Select players will run through, and include, the fall 2014 season. At the mandatory Southern Soccer Academy of Coastal Georgia Academy/ U/13 Select program meetings:

Date: June TBA (Academy U/9 - U/12)

Time: 6:00-7:00pm 

Location: Marsh Auditorium Candler Hospital 


Date: June TBA ( U/13 players)

Time: 6:00pm U/13 Boys

          6.45pm U/13 Girls 

Location: Snelling Conference Room 


Players that need uniforms will be fitted, and uniform sizes taken. The cost of the uniform will be $110.00 (U9 - U19) this will be paid at the same time as Fall 2012 registration fees are paid. The Adidas uniform kit will include a Black/White jersey and an all White jersey, Black shorts/White trim, 2 pairs of Black of socks, and an Adidas training shirt. In order to be placed on an official state roster and recieve the uniform on time for the start of the season, all required paperwork (medical release, birth certificate and money) must be completed by June 30th, 2012 (fall season). All uniforms will be picked up at Specialty Sports. There will  be optional uniform items available for individual purchase through Speciality Sports (# 702 Mall Blvd, Suite C, Savannah, Ga 31406). For more information regarding this, please contact the club office at 912-691 2472.                 

All payments for fall and or spring season shall be paid for prior to the Charlotte Tournament (fall) or first regular season game(spring). If said payment is not made prior to the first scheduled game, the player’s game card will not be provided to the team manager and or coach meaning this player will be unavailable for any team games and training. The player card will only be issued after payment has been received. If a player has an outstanding balance from a previous season, the “no play” rule will be in force until the amount in question is satisfied. This rule is in force for regular season games and or preseason tournaments and shall apply to all players either in recreational, academy or select programs.” Once a player has been assigned to a team roster there will be no refunds after team training week (first week of August).