Types of Programs

  • Recreational: Recreational programs are for youth players 4U - 19U (see below for explanation of age groups) and are geared towards players who want to play "just for fun." Teams are not selected using tryouts and players are never "cut." Training time is minimal each week and teams are scheduled for one game a week.  Teams are parent volunteer coached.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Fall Rec Registration Begins - The first Saturday in May
  • Spring Rec Registration Begins - The first Saturday in November
  • Fall Team continuity deadline - N/A; all teams are redrafted
  • Spring Team continuity deadline - December 31st
  • 5U-19U Rec Practices Start - Last week of August (Fall) & February (Spring)
  • First Rec Games - Early September (Fall) and Early March (Spring)
  • 4U Soccer Sprouts Begins - Mid-September (Fall) and MId-March (Spring)

For Spring Season ONLY:  U16-U19 Boys and Girls can receive a full refund (less processing fees) if they make a high school soccer team if they notify the relevant director in writing by the 3rd Monday in January.

Questions?  Email info@gsasoccer.com

  • Academy: Academy programs are competitive select soccer programs designed for younger players. Academy programs are for the 9U- 12U age groups (see below for explanation of age groups).  We also offer Junior Academy programs for 7U and 8Uplayers. Teams are formed using tryouts, though the primary objective of these programs is player development.  Training time is greater than recreational programs.  There are more games per season, including tournaments, than recreational teams.  Teams are coached by professional coaches; most with college and/or professional experience.

  • Athena/Classic: Often called "select" soccer, these programs are for the competitive player in age groups 13U to 19U. These teams are formed by tryouts, players are cut, and the focus is split between development and competition. Training time is greater than recreational programs.   There are more games per season, including tournaments, than recreational teams. Teams are coached by professional coaches; most with college and/or professional experience.

  • Southeastern Clubs Champions League (SCCL):  Regional level programs for boys and girls from ages 12U-19U.  The SCCL provides an exclusive regional level platform for select, top clubs in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina without players having to forgo playing High School soccer. Gwinnett Soccer Academy will roster teams for 12U and older players each fall season.  Teams train three times per week and dedication to the program is a must.  Travel outside our state is minimal.  Teams will participate in College Showcases and other high level regional tournaments as well as competing for a National Championship as part of the US Club Soccer “National Cup”.

  • Elite Clubs National League (ECNL):  National level programs for boys and girls.  The ECNL provides an exclusive National level platform for select top clubs across the country without players having to forgo playing High School soccer. Gwinnett Soccer Academy will roster teams for 14U and older players each fall season.  Training time is extensive and dedication to the program is a must.  Travel is extensive and teams will cross state borders on a regular basis for events.

  • Adult Soccer: These programs are for players over the age of 19. These leagues may be further defined by age and no youth age players will be allowed.