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SSA Kennesaw Recreational Soccer

SSA Kennesaw Recreational Soccer

6U/8U PDA General Information

To view a chart to determine your child's age group, click HERE     

* SSA PDA is an invite-only program. Players wishing to participate are required to pre-register and attend PDA Assessment Days to provide an opportunity for the club to determine a player’s suitability for the program.

Assessment dates, times, and locations for the Spring 2022 season are:

Assessment dates, times, and locations for the Spring 2022 season:
Sat, Jan 15th 11am at Braly Soccer Complex* (field #4)

775 N Industrial Blvd, Dallas, GA 30132

*The usual Kennesaw PDA venue - Big Shanty Park - will be closed through Feb 5th

SSA PDA will consist of a 10-12 week season

• There will be 2 training sessions per week*

• 1-2 games per team at the weekend*

* Activities are subject to the effects of weather and other factors outside of the control of the club and cannot be guaranteed 

Training Session Structure:

• Sessions are one hour and 15 minutes in duration

• Players all train as a group (boy and/or girls)

Game Format (vs. In-House):

• Players are split into teams and play multiple games against each other

• Each week players will be placed on different teams

• 5v5 (GK and four players)

• 4x12 minute quarters per game

Game Format (vs. other soccer clubs):

• 1-2 times in the season, SSA PDA may travel or host a neighboring club

• Players will be spilt into teams as determined by coaching staff

• Playing format may change (e.g. GK and five players)


SSA's Player Development Academy is a program for soccer players that offers an alternate developmental pathway to our traditional Recreational program. It aims to accelerate the technical and tactical development of players looking to participate in the 9U-12U academy program and the 13U and older Select program. Coaching staff consists of SSA PDA Director with assistance given by experienced assistant coaches.

SSA PDA is a seasonal program designed for the passionate, motivated, and advanced 6U-8U player who fosters the desire to be challenged in every aspect of their game by training in a professional environment with professional coaches and alongside like-minded players. Through an exclusive SSA curriculum, players are provided the tools to help accelerate their technical and tactical development to continue to take their game to the next level. In an effort to maximize player development, players are maintained in training groups and play non-results-oriented games. Players may also have the chance to represent their club when playing neighboring clubs. 

SSA PDA allows players to participate on a season-to-season basis, permitting players to register for one season without committing to a full year. This provides a chance for those players who turn 5 during a season to enter the program the following season, and those that turn 8 a chance to move up and join the Academy program should this be in the best interests of the player.

It is strongly recommended that players participate in a minimum of one season of SSA Recreational soccer, and have at least one full year of organized soccer experience on a team before considering this program. Interested players that are committed to the goal of development will be considered for this program and placed with the best interests of the player in mind. This program will have limited spaces to ensure a superior soccer environment is maintained.


Through Southern Soccer Academy's partnership with Chelsea, coaching staff will be able to set a unique and exclusive curriculum for the PDA.  All sessions will have realistic goals set forth by the staff and will be enhanced by a nurturing environment for accelerated development. Coaching staff will not only educate the players about the game, but give players and parents a view of the skills and techniques necessary for long term soccer success. Training topics will focus on dribbling, receiving, passing, ball striking, and principles of attacking and defending in a 1v1 up to a 5v5 situation, as well as a continued effort to expand each players own coordination, balance, body movement and confidence.

Program Information


Program Length:10-12 weeks
Ball Size:3
Coaches: SSA PDA Director and SSA Coaching Staff
Practice Sessions Per Week:2*
Practice Days: Monday & Wednesday
Practice Time: 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Practice Location: Big Shanty
Game Schedule: Saturday mornings 9:00am or 10:30am as determined by schedule although adjustments may be needed to accommodate schedule requests when playing outside clubs*
Game Format (in-house): 5v5 (including GK)
Game Duration: 4x12 minute quarters
Field Size: approx. 30 x 40 yards
* Activities are subject to the effects of weather and other factors outside of the control of the club and cannot be guaranteed 

Fees and Uniform Information



Includes GSSA registration and insurance fees, referee fees where appropriate, field maintenance, league administration, professional training and coaching, and participation award for each player at the conclusion of the season


In keeping with the majority of youth soccer organizations, our usual policy is no refunds of membership/registration fees paid, either in part or in whole, except in considering the situation where a player experiences a long-term injury. Given the unprecedented situation with Covid-19 though, this policy will be adjusted for the 2020/21 season year to allow for a prorated amount for weeks not completed to be returned to the member in the form of a refund should a ‘shutdown’ be mandated due to Covid-19.

• PDA Uniform:  click here for details 



SSA Kennesaw Recreational
40 Whitlock Place, Suite 200
Marietta, Georgia 30064

Phone: 678-594-5041
Email: [email protected]

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