Frequently Asked Questions

What is my player's age group?
Beginning Fall 2016, GSA Junior Academy, Academy and Select teams will be organized by Calendar Year where players born between January 1 to December 31 will be placed into one age group.  The club will continue to place players on teams based on age appropriate level of play and ability.

For the 2018-19 seasonal year, our age groups will align with the following Calendar Year guidelines. 

2012-2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

7U and 8U

9U

10U

11U

12U

13U

14U

15U

16U

17U

18U

19U

 

What do I need to wear? What do I bring?

  • GSA Players will receive information from their coach or director as to what they should wear to tryouts. 
  • Non-GSA players are free to wear comfortable soccer-appropriate gear.
  • Players are required to wear shin guards and shoes (cleats or turfs).
  • Each player should bring a ball and water.

Do I need to attend all three tryout nights?

  • It is highly recommended that players attend all three nights.
  • If you are unable to do so, contact the corresponding coach for your age group prior to tryouts.  Staff lists are posted under About GSA. 

What if I am ill or injured prior to or during tryouts?

  • Complete the registration process online and include a note as to your specific situation.  
  • Contact the corresponding coach for your age group prior to tryouts.  Staff lists are posted under About GSA. 
  • It is recommended that injured players attend tryouts but once there, they will not participate.

Can I try out for multiple clubs?

  1. Players are free to investigate other clubs to determine what is best for each player and their family.
  2. Our staff are always available to answer questions about our program.
  3. Open communication is important so we know your intentions.

What is the cost of Academy & Select soccer at GSA?

  • Click HERE for a link to our Fee Schedule for the current year (subject to change) 
  • This document along with other club information will be available at check-in tables at tryouts.

Will I be able to meet coaches at tryouts?

  • The coaches for next year’s teams will be at tryouts in most cases.
  • Information about each coach & their coaching experience will be made available on this website.

For more information please contact the corresponding program director or head coach:

GSA North - Dacula
Director of Coaching:  Drew Prentice
Director of Academy:  Steven Fraser

GSA South - Lilburn
Junior Academy 8U Boys: Dan Farnham
Junior Academy 7U and 8U Girls: Craig Lovingood
Academy Girls' Director: Judson Hamby
Academy Boys' Director: Dan Farnham
Girls' Director of Coaching: Campbell Chapman
Boys' Director of Coaching: Nuno Piteria