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SSA DeKalb Soccer

SSA DeKalb Soccer


8U Soccer Development League (7U/8U)


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

Season Calendar - For important season dates, please click HERE


8U SDL continues to provide an exciting introduction to soccer in a friendly and non-competitive environment while consisting of a mixture of beginners and moderately experienced players. With this in mind, the program creates an enjoyable and challenging environment for players to develop their soccer skills and understanding of the game through reinforcing aspects of soccer coached in Under 6 and introducing players to more advanced aspects of soccer. Dribbling, shooting, passing, receiving, juggling and movement education, such as running, jumping, turning, balancing are incorporated into age appropriate soccer activities.

At this age group, teams are led by a volunteer head coach that conducts games with support from the Recreational Director. All U8 players will have Saturday morning practice/ games that will endure 1 hour and will consist of 15 minute skills and technique training and then a small sided game.

Program Information
Program Length: 9-10 week non-competitive program
Division: Players placed in coed division
Ball Size: 3
Coaches: Volunteer Head Coach
Game Schedule: Saturday mornings/early afternoons
Game Location: TBD
Game Format: 5v5, (including goalkeeper)
Game Duration: 4 x 12-minute periods
Field Size: approx. 30 x 40 yards
*Schedules are subject to effects of the weather and cannot be guaranteed. In the event of rain-outs, the club will look to ensure that a minimum of 8 game dates are played across the season.
Fee Information
• Cost: $75 per player. Includes a player participation award at conclusion of the season
• Uniform: click here for details

Additional Information:
Shin guards are required
Size 3 soccer ball is required
• Soccer cleats are required, no baseball, softball, or football cleats permitted  
Water bottle is recommended                


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

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

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