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GSA North Junior Academy 8U

The Jr. Academy Program will select rising 8U players to join a comprehensive program geared to acclimate players who aspire to play in a competitive environment.  This program will provide a seamless transition from the recreation program to the Academy program.  The training sessions will be led by qualified professional staff who have an incredible amount of experience developing young players.  This is a selective program meaning all players must attend tryouts on the date(s) below.

Practices will be held twice per week..  Each practice will be 1.5 hours long.  Training will focus HEAVILY on ball control, dribbling, passing, defending, and shooting.  1v1 attacking and defending skills are the most important skills for players to learn at this age, so those will be the primary focus.

Matches will be scheduled primarily on Saturdays, and the primary format will be “in-house” 6v6 matches which will include inter-squad matches and, on occasion, matches with our U9 Academy teams.  Games will be played at Rabbit Hill Park.  The Jr. Academy Directors will set rosters for each team each week with the intent of making each match as competitive as possible.  The rosters will change slightly each week, so all players grow accustomed to playing with one another.  Throughout the season, we may schedule 2-3 matches with other clubs who have a similar program.  This decision will be based solely on the developmental needs of the players.  If the JR Academy Directors and Staff feel the “in-house” matches are sufficient, then we may decide to forego scheduling with other clubs to minimize travel.  At the discretion of the staff, the U8 Jr. Academy players may participate in post season tournaments in the Fall, and other tournaments in the Spring.

ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR JR. ACADEMY TRYOUTS!  Jr. Academy Tryouts will take place May 30, 31 and June 1, 2017. The Jr. Academy Director or Staff will contact you by phone or email within 48 hours to discuss the results of the evaluation.

Instructions to register for tryouts
All new users will need to setup a user account.  Click on the "Register" button in the top right hand corner, and create your new user account.  You will only have to do this once, so remember your username and password! Once you setup an account you should be able to login.  The first thing you'll need to do will be to click on "My Account". Next you will need to click on the link "Add Participant".  This will allow you to add your player/child. Fill out the form, and click "Next" if you only have one player to register, or click "Add Another Participant" if you have multiple players you need to register. Once you add your players, you can click on "View Available Programs" from the "My Account" screen.  This automatically pull up a list of all programs that your child is eligible (by age) to participate in.  Simply select the program(s) you are interested in, and click "Next".

For more information, please contact Academy Director, Steven Fraser, at

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Dacula, Georgia 30019

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Phone : 404-680-8160
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