The Select Soccer Program participates in the Georgia Youth Soccer Association’s U13-U19 Program (Athena and Classic). The goal of this program is to implement the Georgia State Soccer Association’s and the United States Soccer Federation’s guideline and recommendations for youth player development. Teams will be formed at each of these age groups, separating boys and the girls, as well as skill levels. Our program is structured to provide maximum instruction for each and every player, preparing him or her to compete at their highest level of play. Nationally and State certified coaches will emphasize development of ability on the ball and ball control, including basic individual skills: footwork, passing, defending tactics, dribbling and shooting. The training players will receive is designed to keep every player active with the ball at all possible times.
All Select players are required to commit for the Fall and Spring Seasons.
Academy Players will be separated into teams and each team will train together. There are two mandatory training sessions per week for one and half hours each.
Select games are scheduled by Georgia Soccer. Teams should expect to play a minimum of 8 games per season. Home games will be played at Indian Creek Elementary or Wade Walker Park.
Teams may travel and participate in up to 3 tournaments per year. In addition, one out-of-town tournament may be attended per year. Teams are encouraged to play in tournaments each season. Tournaments will be a coach and team decision and will require additional fees.
The DDYSC maintains some of the highest standards with regards to coaching. All DDYSC coaches are licensed, highly trained, and experienced professionals. The DDYSC has coaches with international, collegiate, and ODP coaching experience.
All players selected to play for one of the DDYSC Select Teams will be notified of their acceptance within 72 hours of the final tryout date. Players must either accept or deny within 48 hours.
If you are accepted to participate on one of the DDYSC Select Soccer teams you will be notified within seven days of the end of try-outs. If you choose to accept the placement on the team you must notify the Director of Coaching and come to the registration date and complete all forms and pay all fees. If you cannot attend the registration you must make arrangements with the Community Sports Director or the Director of Coaching.