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Parent Resources

PARENT INFORMATION


Parents are an integral part of Georgia soccer clubs and have a huge impact on the structure and philosophy of youth soccer. SSA recognizes the important contribution made by parents in youth soccer and appreciates the challenges facing parents in their quest for guidance on how to help their child reach his/her potential in life, how to be supportive, and how to help their club in its mission to develop players. Please see below for documentation designed to provide additional resources for parents as they navigate the youth soccer environment.



Resources


US Youth Soccer Parent's Guide

An introduction to youth soccer

SSA Respect Program How to get the most out of your gameday experience 

SSA Rec Parent Handbook

General information for parents about the program

Playing Up Policy

Before requesting that your child play in an older age group, please read this

SSA Game Day Handbook (5U to 8U)

Provides detailed information with regard to game day proceedings for 5 and under to 8 and under soccer programs

SSA Game Day Handbook (10U to 19U)

Provides detailed information with regard to game day proceedings for 10 and under to 19 and under soccer programs

Player Safety Video from US Soccer

US Soccer video on Concussion safety and other issues to be aware of as a parent and/or coach

 Online Registration HelpSouthern Soccer Academy uses the Blue Sombrero platform for all registration and payment processes. Once an account is created, a parent/guardian will be able to manage all aspects, including registering for individual programs and making payment(s) to secure a place on the program itself.

For more details, please click HERE

Additional Websites

1. Southern Soccer Academy – www.ssaelite.com

- SSA Dekalb is part of a larger youth club, Southern Soccer Academy.  This website is SSA’s main home.  This site can be used to find day-to-day news about the club, other Elite programs, and club policies and guidelines.


2. Georgia State Soccer - www.gasoccer.org

- Contains directions to all the soccer fields used by clubs in Georgia, updates on soccer-related issues, and general resources for players, coaches, and parents


3. United States Youth Soccer Association – www.usyouthsoccer.org

- This website has a range of resources that parents can utilize to get the most of the youth soccer experience for themselves and their children. Go to the home page and click on the ‘Parents’ tab at the top of the screen and follow the link to the ‘Parent Resource Library’


4. United States Soccer Federation – www.ussoccer.com

- The USSF is the overall governing body for soccer in the US. On this website you will find information about a whole range of soccer-related issues. It also has a copy of the most recent FIFA ‘Laws of the Game’ document.

Contact

SSA DeKalb Soccer
Southern Soccer Academy, 40 Whitlock Place Suite 200
Marietta, Georgia 30064

Phone: 678-594-5041
Email: sgaughan@ssaelite.com

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