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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. 


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 
Playing Up Policy Before requesting that your child play in an older age group, please read this
SSA Game Day Handbook (U5 to U8) Provides detailed information with regard to game day proceedings for Under 5 to Under 8 soccer programs
SSA Game Day Handbook (U10 to U19)                                                           
Provides detailed information with regard to game day proceedings for Under 10 to Under 19 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

Additional Websites


1. Southern Soccer

- This website is useful for general information including directions to our fields, field condition updates, club policies and guidelines, and day-to-day news about the club

2. Georgia State Soccer -
- 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
- 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
- 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.


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

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

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