NORTHSIDE SOCCER ACADEMY TRYOUTS FAQs
What age group should my child tryout for?
1. Try-outs are based on your child’s birth year
2. Visit our Try-out page for all the updated 2017-2018 soccer season birth years
3. This is your player’s Georgia Soccer play age for the 2017-2018 year.
When are tryouts for the 2017-2018 Year?
Tryouts for Rising U9-U13 players will be held May 30th-June 2nd, 2017
Tryouts for rising U14-U19 players will be held June 5th-8th, 2017.
Why are the tryouts the day after Memorial Day?
Georgia Soccer sets all Academy tryouts for the same days to avoid players “being shopped” to different clubs
Does my child need to attend both days of the tryouts?
We encourage all prospective players to attend both days of the tryouts so that we can get an accurate assessment of a player’s skill level and also so that we can measure their abilities in relation to their peers. If a player cannot attend both days, it is permitted for them to attend just one day.
What happens after tryouts?
We will notify all families within a week of tryouts whether or not their child made an Academy/Select team. There will then be a signing night in early June for these families where you would come in and complete all necessary paperwork.
What sort of commitment is required?
All players that are accepted and register to play in the Academy are making a one year commitment (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 seasons) and are expected to attend all practices and games.
When and where are practices?
Academy/Select teams practice on either a Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs schedule. We also offer Skills Clinics on Fridays for all Academy players. The practices are held at either the Galloway Athletic Complex (2400 Defoors Ferry Ave.) or Morris Brandon Primary School (2845 Margaret Mitchell Dr).
What teams do you play?
Our academy teams play other club teams in the metro Atlanta area. Our select teams opponents are based on their Athena/Classic Division.
How many games do the teams play each season?
The teams play 10-12 games per season and participate in one or two tournaments per season. Most games are on Saturdays, but teams can expect to play 3-4 games on Sundays. About two or three of the weekends will have 2 games (Sat/Sun).
How long are the seasons?
Teams practices for the Fall Season start in early August and ends in mid-November (early December for Select teams). The Spring season runs from mid-February to late May.
Can my child play another sport and also participate in the Academy?
It is very difficult for players within the Academy to do both soccer and an outside sport. If a player is constantly missing practices every week and some games, it sort of defeats the purpose of participating in an Academy as they are missing out on the instruction that makes the Academy experience worthwhile. If the commitment to a second sport is limited to one practice and one game per week, then it is more likely to be doable, but if that sport requires several practices per week, then we would advise not to do both.
How much will it cost to participate in the Academy for the 2017-2018 year?
-This does not include uniform or tournament costs