Select Academy will be offered to boys and girls in the U-8, U-10, U-12 and U-14 age groups that desire a more challenging soccer environment and a higher level of competition. Select Academy teams will compete with other Chattanooga Soccer Associations and teams from the surrounding area. Select Academy teams will practice twice a week in a more intense and challenging format. Each team will play an 8 game season that will be refereed by higher level officials and fees cover the cost of these games. At the conclusion of the fall season 2014 we will compete in the Select Academy Jamboree hosted by Redoubt on the weekend of October 4th. Select Academy teams will compete in an area wide tournament. Select Academy teams will stay together for a full year (fall and spring seasons/indoor if desired). This being our first season of Select Academy we will have some unforeseen conflicts. However, we will deal with them as honestly and fairly as possible.
Select Academy teams will be registered with Division 3 of the Tennessee State Soccer Association. You may find information on this at tnsoccer.org. Teams need to select a manager along with the coach to help with the required paperwork and player cards.
PLAYER REGISTRATION: Players interested in playing Select Academy must first register as a Select Academy Tryout portion of registration and attend an evaluation offered at the beginning of the fall season or spring. Please do not sign up for both recreational soccer and Select Academy when reregistering online. Register through the website or during a walk up registration session (dates and locations provided below). Tryouts will be held for the Select Academy teams. If you are offered to play Select Academy an additional fee (over and above Rec fee) will be required, and an acceptance email will be sent to you to complete your registration. The cost to play will be $160 per season per player plus the cost of your uniform ($50 to $60). Therefore the initial cost for a season will be in the range of $210 to $230 depending on your uniform package. Also, your team may decide to travel to a tournament. A player may only play Select Academy or Recreational soccer.
COACHES: Select Academy teams will have the benefit of having a professional coach along with a game day coach throughout the season. Each week one practice will be run by a professional coach. The second practice and game will be run by volunteer coach approved by the DOC and Select Academy coordinator.
Additional Information About Select Academy:
1. You will have a coach that is licensed through the U.S.S.F.(United States Soccer Federation)….. or N.S.C.A.A. (National Soccer Coaches Association of America). If not they will be currently working on a license.
2. You will have the option to purchase your uniforms, their sizes, shorts, socks and other team items for a phenomenal cost compared to retail. In addition to the kit, items such as a team backpack or hat will also be available.
3. Teams will train with professional coaches on 1 night a week along with the professional coaches leading the pool.
4. This is a fantastic opportunity for former CFCA players, School Players to keep their fitness and skills advanced and players that want to see what more competitive soccer is like while experiencing a more competitive soccer environment than recreational soccer.
Important Documents: All Select Academy Players must fill out and turn in the the forms below.
Player Commitment Letter.pdf
USYSA Interstate Release Form.pdf(Only for players who live in GA or AL)
October 4th Jamboree/
General Information Jack Skelton-President firstname.lastname@example.org
Scheduling/RecPlus/Field Reservations Vice President Recreation Shawn Witt email@example.com
Coaching Development/Player Development Director of Coaching Qas Sheikh firstname.lastname@example.org