What We Do

Level of Competition

Meaningful Games

Quality of Practice

Professional Coaches

Soccer Curriculum

Age Appropriate

Futsal

Introduction and Develop

Academy Program Boys and Girls (u9 to u12)

The LSA Academy program is intended for those players who are looking to play a higher level of soccer and prepare for Select-level soccer which is available at U13, and above. Players are expected to have a high level of commitment to the development of their soccer skills. As part of LSA's Academy, our players develop both their technical, tactical skills, as well as psychological and physical.

Players in our Academy program will be provided with professional trainers who have multiple years of coaching experience and an extensive background playing soccer at the highest levels of the game. Players will be given the opportunity to utilize their skills and accelerate their development through weekly competition with other high-level soccer teams throughout the metro Atlanta area, as well as competing in both pre-season and post-season tournaments.

For players in the LSA Academy program that are interested in playing the Goalkeeper position, in addition to team training, LSA also provides our players with goalkeeper training from our excellent staff of goalkeeper coaches.

Program Information

The LSA Academy program is a full-year soccer program comprised of a Fall and a Spring soccer season. The Fall season runs from September through November and the Spring season run from March through May. Pre-season activities, such as team camps or pre-season tournaments) occur in August (Fall season) and February (Spring season).

The LSA Academy program utilizes small-sided soccer games in the younger age groups (U8 through U12). The purpose of small-sided soccer is to allow the game to be the teacher by maximizing each player’s touches on the ball and encourages all the players to develop their skills in all positions. U14, and older, teams play in 11 vs 11 formats.

Practices

  • Trained by a professional coach

  • Assistant coach available for training

  • 2 practices per week, 1.5 hours each (outdoors)

  • 1 futsal session

  • U9/U10: 2 teams train together as a group

  • U11/U12: Each team trains individually

  • Goalkeeper training available for interested players

 

Games

  • Teams play 1 or 2 games each weekend

  • Games played against other competitive Atlanta-area clubs

  • U9/U10 teams play 7v7 games

  • U11/U12 teams play 9v9 games

  • Top U12 teams may play 11v11

  • U13 and up 11v11

 

Tournaments

  • 1 to 2 Pre-season tournament each season

  • 1 to 2 Post-season tournament each season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select and Athena (u13 and up)

The LSA Select program is intended for those players that are looking to play a high level of competitive soccer at U13, and above. Players are expected to have a high level of commitment to the development of their soccer skills. As part of LSA's Select program, our players further develop both their technical and tactical skills while learning a more strategic vision of the game of soccer. With skills learned from our Select program and assistance from the LSA in College program many of our players have the opportunity to play soccer at the collegiate level while advancing their education towards a college degree.

Players in our Select program will be provided with professional trainers who have multiple years of coaching experience and an extensive background playing soccer at the highest levels of the game. Players will be given the opportunity to utilize their skills and accelerate their development through weekly competition with other Select-level teams from around Georgia. Games for the Select program teams are administered by Georgia Soccer. Although many competitive Select-level teams are from the metro Atlanta area, our Select teams do occasionally compete against teams from more remote areas of Georgia. In fairness to all Select teams throughout the State, Georgia Soccer schedules 50% of each team's games at their home field.

Each Select team will participate in at least 1 pre-season and post-season tournament. Higher-performing teams may have the opportunity to participate in 2 tournaments before or after the season.

For players in the LSA Select program that are interested in playing the Goalkeeper position, in addition to team training, LSA also provides our players with goalkeeper training from our excellent staff of goalkeeper coaches.

 

Program Information

 

The LSA Academy program is a full-year soccer program comprised of a Fall and a Spring soccer season. The Fall season runs from September through November and the Spring season run from March through May. Pre-season activities, such as team camps or pre-season tournaments) occur in August (Fall season) and February (Spring season).

At the Select program's level of play, games are administered and recorded by Georgia Soccer. Under the Georgia Soccer program, boys teams and girls teams are maintained as independent leagues:

  • Classic - The boys Select-level soccer program.

  • Athena - The girls Select-level soccer program.

For younger age groups (U13 through U15), the LSA Select program is a full-year soccer program comprised of a Fall and a Spring soccer season. The Fall season runs from September through November and the Spring season run from March through May.

For older teams (U16, and up), the LSA Select program is comprised of only a Fall season.

The Fall season runs from September through November and the Spring season run from March through May. Pre-season activities, such as team camps or pre-season tournaments) occur in August (Fall season) and February (Spring season).

The Select program follows the 11v11 rules of the game. For more information, please see: Laws of the Game.

 

Practices

  • Trained by a professional coach

  • Assistant coach available for training

  • 2 practices per week, 1.5 hours each

  • SRPL teams practice 3 times per week

  • U13+: Each team trains individually

  • Goalkeeper training available for interested players

 

Games

  • Teams play 1 or 2 games each weekend

  • Games played against other Georgia Select teams

  • All teams play 11v11

 

Tournaments

  • 1 Pre-season tournament each season

  • 1 Post-season tournament each season

NTH-Sharks(girls)

&DA(boys)

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