Southern Soccer Academy is a 501-(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing soccer participation opportunities for 3-19 years-old boys and girls of all ability levels and backgrounds through participation in local and regional leagues, and for adults in co-ed recreational leagues and pre-professional USL men’s and women’s programs. The club, in its various forms, has been in existence since 1982 and has locations in and around the metro Atlanta area in Bartow, Coweta, Cobb, Fulton, Troup and Paulding counties, as well as in the Brunswick, and Jekyll Island areas in Southwest GA.
The club in its current form came about as the 2012 merger of a number of pre-existing soccer clubs in the metro Atlanta area. The club’s membership now exceeds 8,000 players on 600+ teams making it one of the largest soccer clubs in the Southeastern US.
The club combines local, low-cost, parent and volunteer-coached youth programs that emphasize participation and enjoyment of the sport through a no-try-out/no-cut policy with elite-level, professional-staff-coached programs dedicated to providing our young players with the opportunity to participate in the highest levels of competitive youth soccer in the state of Georgia and beyond including the MLS Elite Youth Development Program, the Girls Academy League, US Club NPL, E64, DPL and US Club SCCL programs.