There are two general classifications of soccer teams: recreational and select (competitive). SSC offers recreational soccer to players in the U4 through U19 age groups. SSC also offers select soccer teams for the U9 through U19 age groups.
ABOUT SELECT SOCCER
- Structure: Georgia classifies select teams into 3 categories: Academy (U12 players), Classic (boys U13-U19), and Athena (girls U13-U19). Classic and Athena are subdivided into categories based on the team’s level of play from Classic V (lowest) to Classic I (highest).
- Team Selection: Select soccer teams are comprised of players who are selected through tryouts.
- Training: Select teams train 2-3 times per week. Training for the fall season is August-November. Training for the spring season starts in January-May. Summer training is at the direction of the team’s coach.
- Games: Select teams generally play at least 1 game per week from September-November and March-May. Games are on Saturdays and Sundays. Select teams also play in tournaments.
- Travel: Select soccer involves travel. Through U12, most games for Smyrna SC teams are in the metro-Atlanta area. At U13-U19, it is not unusual to drive 2 hours to a game.
- Competition: Select teams play against other well-trained teams from soccer clubs throughout Georgia. The level of competition is generally substantially higher than recreational soccer.
- Commitment: Select soccer requires a substantial commitment from parents and players. Smyrna SC select players are expected to make training and games a priority.
- Cost: The cost for Smyrna SC’s select soccer program for 2011-2012 was $730 plus the cost of the uniform, which was about $100. Periodic payments are allowed.
SMYRNA SC 2012 SELECT TRYOUTS
- Players should try to attend all three tryout dates, wear shin guards, and bring a soccer ball.
- Tryouts for Smyrna SC’s U9 through U13 teams are Tuesday, May 29; Wednesday, May 30; and Thursday, May 31, 2012.
- Tryouts for Smyrna SC’s U14 through U19 teams are Tuesday, May 5; Wednesday, May 6; and Thursday, May 7, 2012.
- All tryouts are from 6:45-8:30 at River Line Park, at 6043 Oakdale Road, Mableton, GA 30126.
- June 12: U10-U12 Academy and U13 Athena and Classic Signing Date
- June 19: U14 - U19 Athena and Classic Signing Date