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Gwinnett Soccer Academy

Recreation 5U - 19U

 REGISTRATION

  • All new users will need to setup a user account.  Click on the "Register" button in the top right hand corner, and create an account under the parent name.  Add all participants (players) when directed during the registration process.  You will only have to do this once, so remember your username and password!
  • Once you add your players, you can click on "View Available Programs" from the "My Account" screen.  This automatically pulls 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".
  • Follow the onscreen directions to complete registration and payment.
  • You will receive a receipt via email right after you register.  If this email goes to your junk/spam folder please contact BlueSombrero (866-258-3303) to get tech support for adding them to your safe senders list.
  • Questions?  Still have questions?  Email info@gsasoccer.com
  • We will also have Walk-in/In-person registration at Rabbit Hill Park on Nov 12 at Rabbit Hill and again on Dec 17 at Dacula High, from 10:00am-2:00pm to assist you in registering your player if needed. If you would like to pay with cash or check, then you may register in person.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Recreation Registration for the Fall 2017 season will open in early May 2017.  Please register by early July to ensure your spot on a team.

August 26 - Coaches meetings, time TBD (between 9 am and noon)

Sept 1 - Practice begin for teams participating in RIAS
Sept 4 - Practice begins for 5U and older in house leagues - fields will be available Labor Day Monday
Sept 9  Games begin for teams participating in RIAS 
Sept 16 - Games for 5U and older in house leagues and Tiny Tots

GENERAL INFORMATION CHART

Age Group

Birth Year

Game Format

Game Management

Goalkeeper

Practice per week

Practice Duration

Ball Size

Uniform Cost

Registration Fees

4U Fall

Player must be 3 by 9/1/2017

Tiny Tots

New Ball

-

Weekend session only

-

3

x

$95

4U Spring

Player must be 3 by 2/1/18

Tiny Tots

New Ball

-

Weekend session only

-

3

x

$95

5U

2013

3v3

New Ball

N

1

45 – 60 mins

3

see below $120

6U

2012

3v3

New Ball

N

1

45 – 60 mins

3

see below $120

8U

2010 & 2011

5v5

Ref + Restarts

Y

1

1 hr

3

see below $155

10U

2008 & 2009 7v7

Ref + Restarts

Y

1*

1 hr

4 see below $155
12U 2006 & 2007 9v9

Ref + Restarts

Y

2

1 hr

4

see below $160
14U 2004 & 2005 11v11

Ref + Offsides

Y

2

1 hr

5 see below $160
16U 2002 & 2003 11v11

Ref + Offsides

Y

2

1 hr

5 see below $160
19U 1999 - 2001

11v11

Ref + Offsides

Y

2

1 hr

5

see below $160



AGE GROUPS

4U - 6U are co-ed.  8U and older teams are gender separated. 

 

COST

See the chart above for the registration fees for your age group. If you do NOT live in Gwinnett, there is an additional $90 fee.

The $95-$160 registration fee cover the costs of officials, concessions, field development, field equipment, insurance and affiliation with Georgia Soccer.

Registrations placed after July 15, will be assessed a $25 late fee.

UNIFORMS - NEW PROCESS FOR FALL 2017

The uniform fee is $70 for youth sizes and $75 for adult sizes (shipping and handling is additional). This fee will provide two PUMA soccer jerseys, one pair of PUMA shorts and one pair of socks for each player. Extra shorts, socks, and jerseys will be available for purchase if needed. 

Important: Fall 2017 begins a new uniform cycle at GSA. ALL GSA players will have to purchase new PUMA uniforms.  These uniforms will be good for four seasons (through Spring 2020).

  • GSA uniforms are provided by Soccer.com. After you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email from Soccer.com stating it’s time to order your uniform. Click on the link within the email and you’ll be taken directly to Soccer.com’s website.
  • Email links will be sent within 5 business days of completion of your registration.  Please make certain your email address is accurate when you register your player.
  • Once you’ve placed your order the uniform will be delivered directly to you. Orders placed after Feb 1 for the spring season or August 1 for the fall season, may experience delivery delays.

 

We would like to encourage you to purchase a membership to their rewards program, "The Goal Club".  Earn points for free gear anytime you purchase a uniform, equipment, or ANYTHING else on their website.  We are excited to offer you the flexibility to order your child's uniform when it's most convenient for you!  No more waiting in lines or wondering when your uniform will arrive!

 

EQUIPMENT

Shin guards are mandatory for practice and games for all players. Players must provide their own shin guards and soccer ball. Sizes of soccer balls needed: U4 - U8 age groups use size #3, U9 - U13 age groups use size #4, and U14 and up use size #5.

 

GAMES

For the majority of our recreation teams, games will be played on Saturdays (U4-U13). For our older RIAS (U14 and up) teams, games are frequently played on Saturdays and Sundays. GSA does reserve the right to schedule games on Sundays and during the week for all age groups, if deemed necessary.

 

PRACTICES

Practices are held Monday through Friday.  During the registration process you can provide us with your general requests for practices days and times.  We cannot guarantee that your requests will be met.  Volunteer coaches do get to choose their preferred days and times and teams are formed around those requests. 

 

COACHING

The recreational teams are coached by parent volunteers. The only requirement is that our volunteers have a love for working with kids, enjoy helping kids and have a desire to be involved in the lives of children! Soccer experience is not a coaching requirement! There are many educational resources that can show the way. Our coaches are encouraged to get coaching licenses, which help coaches learn how to coach and what is age-appropriate. GSA strives to place every child on a team who wants to play, but we can only form as many teams as we have coaches for. Not only do we support our volunteer coaches, the success of the club relies heavily on families volunteering! The volunteer coach is one of the most integral parts of Gwinnett Soccer Academy and we value their dedication and commitment to ensuring that our kids are safe and having fun.

 

PLAYER COMMITMENT

The majority of our recreational teams will practice twice a week, with a game on the weekend. Our youngest age groups, U5 and U6 only practice once a week, with a game on the weekend. Our 4U’s (Tiny Tots) will have 1 session a week. There are also other optional training programs for players looking for additional training opportunities. Fall seasons start in August and will run to mid/late November. Spring season starts in February and runs into May.

 

COACH/TEAM REQUESTS

Teams are formed with a focus on providing as much balance as possible to maintain a true recreational program under the guidelines of GA Soccer.  Our registration process includes some opportunity for you to provide us with the information we need to form teams. Special requests must be approved by the South Recreation Director, Andy Trevers, andy@gsasoccer.com.   

Players who participate in the fall season are returned to their teams, assuming the coach and enough other players have returned as well, in order to provide some continuity within the seasonal year.

REFUNDS

No refunds will be given unless approved by the Gwinnett Soccer Academy board of directors. All refund requests must be put in writing and submitted by July 30 (fall season) or Jan 30 (spring season) with explanation by the parent. Please submit refund requests via email to the director. All refunds are subject to a $10 administrative fee. Refund checks will be sent out after the third week of the season. 

GSA will charge a $25 fee for all returned checks.

 

SCHEDULES

The practice schedule is put together by GSA staff, based on each Coach's request. This usually doesn't occur till 2 weeks prior to the first week of practice.  Game schedules are usually completed within two of the first games. RIAS teams must wait on state approved schedules to be released.

 

TEAM FORMATION

Each fall season GSA South will create new teams as players move up into new age-groups.  It is the intention of GSA South to keep recreation teams together for both fall and spring seasons as players will remain in their age-group for both seasons (one school year). All players that register in a timely manner should remain on the same team in the spring. Exceptions would be: late registration, parent request for a different team, no returning coach, etc. When creating new teams each fall, rosters are based on several factors, including number of seasons played in order to help create balanced teams. Registration will be closed when we have filled each coach’s team. Players are accepted into the program on a first come, first served basis. Volunteer coaches and assistants with kids playing will have their own children placed on their team.

 

WAIT LISTS

The number of players that we can accept is based directly on the number of coaches that apply. We will continue to accept players throughout the registration period (January/February for spring, July/August for fall) all the way up to the first games.  Once our teams are full based on the number of volunteer coaches we have, we will begin a waitlist.  Players will be moved from the waitlist in registration date order based on our ability to recruit more coaches.  We do a great job each season minimizing the wait list and maximizing the number of players and teams in every age-group.

Players will be contacted by their coach approximately 2 weeks prior to the first practice, which is when practice days and times will be given out to players/parents.

 

ACADEMY IN TRAINING
For 8U - 12U players looking for more advanced training, check out our additional training program HERE.

Contact Us

Gwinnett Soccer Academy

Mailing Address: PO Box 1055 
Dacula, Georgia 30019

Email Us: info@gsasoccer.com
Phone : 404-680-8160
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