about the ymca of metro atlanta

CARL E. SANDERS
FAMILY YMCA AT BUCKHEAD

1160 Moores Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30327
(404) 350-9292

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BUCKHEAD UNITED
SOCCER PROGRAMS

AT CARL E. SANDERS YMCA

Select a program below to learn more about Buckhead United academy and select soccer.

Pre-Academy Soccer

Our Pre-Academy Program is for youth under the age of 8 years (U8).

This program is designed for those that wish to have a more professional training environment with our licensed professional coaches. The players train two days a week and competes on weekends against other clubs. Our Pre-Academy focus is on the training and development of the whole player to better understand the technical skills necessary to improve as a player and as a team.

Tryouts for the 2019-2020 Pre-Academy season will be held May 28th, 29th, and 30th. Training begins in August and runs through November and then again the following Spring from February through May.


Academy Soccer (U9 – U13)

The U9 through U13 Academy Program is an alternative to the traditional recreational and select (traveling) team programs and offers the opportunity for advanced development of the young soccer player. This program is a league for boys and girls ages 6-12 years old.

The focus of this league will be participation and development in a fun and rewarding environment, within a competitive arena, while emphasizing proper skills acquisition and training techniques.

The Academy follows a training curriculum that is fun while allowing for optimum player development. The goal of this program is youth player development that follows guidelines and recommendations put forth by the Georgia Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation. All teams are trained by appropriately licensed, professional Club coaches to provide the players with the best possible foundation of skills and knowledge of the game.

Tryouts for the 2019-2020 Pre-Academy season will be held May 28th, 29th, and 30th. Training begins in August and runs through November and then again the following Spring from February through May.


Select Soccer (U14 – U19)

The difference between Academy and Select is ONLY age. Academy players are grouped from ages U8 - U14, and Select is U15 and above. Because many Select players also play soccer for their high school teams, the Select season is broken up into two seasons, spring and fall, whereas the Academy soccer program is a year-long season commitment.

The Metro Atlanta YMCA Soccer Programs combine to offer your players the opportunity to compete at the highest level within Georgia. All of our locations are affiliated with US Youth Soccer and Georgia Soccer.

Our programs offer players the opportunity to compete with other leagues and programs within the state. Our Academy / Select Program players are chosen through a skills evaluation and selection process.

Tryouts for Select Soccer will be held June 4th, 5th, and 6th.




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