Tryout Info 2019-20


Tryout Times 8U thru 13U Staff 14U thur 19U Staff and Times


Tryout Dates

8U-13U players (birth years 2007 - 2013)
May 28, 29 and 30, 2019

*13U ECNL/SCCL teams will tryout during the week of 8U-13U Academy/Select tryouts.  These teams will host tryouts together at the same time at the same location.  Players will be able to also tryout for 13U park-based teams as well.  See info below on tryout locations.

Select 14U - 19U players (birth years 2006 - 2001):  ECNL, SCCL, and SCCL Premier Teams
June 3, 4, and 5, 2019

*To better serve our members, we are going to begin ECNL/SCCL tryouts on Monday, June 3rd.  These teams will host tryouts together at the same location at the same time.  Players will be able to also tryout for 14U-19U park-based teams beginning June 4th)

Select 14U - 19U players (birth years 2006 - 2001):  Classic and Athena Teams (State League Teams)
June 4, 5 and 6, 2019

Specific times for tryouts will be posted in mid-May

Tryout Locations

Academy 8U-12U (2013s-2008s):  All players tryout at the location they prefer to participate at with a notable exception for the *12U (2008s) girls below on the Thursday night.

*On Thursday, May 30th, all girls in the 12U (2008) age group will have tryouts at our South/Lilburn location.

13U-19U (2007s-2001s) Boys:  All players will tryout at GSA North/Dacula; this does NOT mean you will be practicing and playing at GSA North/Dacula throughout the year.  It's just much simpler for us to evaluate and place players when the full program is in the same location.

13U-19U (2007s-2001s) Girls:  All players will tryout at GSA South/Lilburn; this does NOT mean you will be practicing and playing at GSA South/Lilburn throughout the year.  It's just much simpler for us to evaluate and place players when the full program is in the same location.

North/Dacula Tryout Location:  GSA North, Rabbit Hill Park, 400 Rabbit Hill Rd, Dacula, GA 30019

South/Lilburn Tryout Location:  GSA South, 925 Cole Rd SW, Lilburn, GA 30047 (across from Parkview HS)

Tryout Registration

Tryout registration is required (complete online in your account) and is open.   Please register at least two weeks prior to tryouts so we can have your tryout materials printed and ready for pick up at the fields.  Tryouts are FREE and commitment is not made until you receive an official invitaiton and accept.  The Academy/Select program is an annual commitment; you cannot choose to only participate in the Fall or Spring - you commit for the full academic school year.

Pre-Tryout Skills Camp

Wondering if academy level soccer is right for your player?  Join a current GSA Academy training session and find out during our Pre-Tryout Skills Camp.

This camp will incorporate individual skills training and small sided games. The players will have fun while being challenged to use their skills in a competitive environment.  A great opportunity to polish skills before tryouts begin.

Current GSA academy players do not need to register as ths is part of your scheduled training.  All other players must register online.    

This camp is open to the general public:  GSA and non - GSA players are welcome to attend.

Highly recommended for players attending tryouts in May. 

For more info, CLICK HERE  


Join top GSA staff, including current and expected ECNL/SCCL coaches for the coming seasonal year, for this high level, high energy ECNL/SCCL ID session.  This camp is open to any individuals born in 2008 thru 2001 for the girls and boys (they do not have to be a member of GSA to participate). This camp is intended as a first step towards identification for the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) or Southeastern Clubs Champions League (SCCL) programs.

For more info, dates, times, and registration, CLICK HERE

Signing Day
Signing day is the first day that official signing and registration information can be sent to players.

8U - 13U    Signing Day is June 3, 2019
14U - 19U  Signing Day is June 10, 2019

8U-13U players must sign by Friday, June 7th and 14U-19U players by Friday, June 13 in order to avoid a $25 late fee.

Questions about tryouts? Contact the appropriate coach or program director listed below or email  2019-20 Fee Schedule and Staff List will be posted soon!

GSA North/Dacula: 
Executive Director, Drew Prentice,
North Branch Director, Steven Fraser,
Boys Academy Director, Karl Hedley,
Girls Academy Director, Nate Umberg,
Registrar North, Lisa Holland,

GSA South/Lilburn:
Girls' Director of Coaching, Campbell Chapman
Girls' Academy Director, Craig Lovingood
Boys' Director of Coaching, Nuno Piteira
Boys' Academy Director, Dusty Fouser
Registrar South, Joe Amaya