Website Manager


Academy (U9 THRU U12)

What is the Academy?

The Atlanta Fire United South (AFU South) Academy Program is designed to enhance the player development of both boys and girls at AFU South through professional coaching at the ages of 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.

Who can participate?

Boys and Girls whose birthdates fall within the specified time periods are eligible to play U9, U10, U11, and U12 Academy soccer.

01/01/2015(From 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2015)

Under 9

01/01/2014(From 01/01/2014 to 12/31/2014)

Under 10

01/01/2013(From 01/01/2013 to 12/31/2013)

Under 11

01/01/2012(From 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2012)

Under 12

When do the kids play?

The Academy season is a twelve week season. The spring season begins the first week of March and ends in the middle of May. The fall season starts the weekend after Labor Day in September and continues through the middle of November. The teams practice during the week and play games Saturday mornings.

Where do the kids play?

They practice at Mount Carmel Park or the Soccer Complex and play their home games at the Soccer Complex in McDonough or North Mount Carmel Park in Hampton. Away games are within an hour and a half of the Soccer Complex.

How much does it cost to participate?

See Fee Schedule, click Fee Schedule on bottom links menu

How do I sign up to play?

You need to attend evaluations, which are held each Spring, in late May / early June. If you would like to be evaluated for the Academy, please contact Chris Mahaffey at [email protected].

Highlights of the Academy:

Playing other clubs

Flexibility to move players freely between teams

Academy Goals:

Create a non-stress atmosphere where Under 9 thru Under 12 players are exposed to the game with an emphasis on skill development.

Create an environment where players are allowed to flourish in a competitive arena in which winning is not a determinant of success, where the repetition of quality is more important than short-term success.

Educate the Atlanta Fire United South players and parents in the development process and club values.  Create the needed flexibility in the program rules in which teaching takes precedence over game administration.

The only outcome measured are learning and fun and not scores and standings.

Identify players for the Select Program (Under 13 and Up)

Academy Rules:

All players will be registered through US Club Soccer or Georgia Soccer.

All players will be evaluated for the purpose of placing them in the appropriate developmental program.

Training will be conducted by nationally and state licensed coaches and have a curriculum approved by the state Director of Coaching.

Scheduling of games will be conducted through the Director of Coaching and travel will be minimized.

Teams may travel and participate in tournaments.

Conduct of coaches and players will be held to the standards specified by US Club Soccer and Georgia Soccer

Clubs participating will provide a minimum of two teams and have a Director of Coaching responsible for organization through the state

Copyright © 2024 Henry County Soccer Association  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Log In