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Parent Resources


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 Safe Soccer Program SSA’s ‘Safe Soccer’ Program is a program derived from US Soccer’s Safe Soccer Program that is designed to help foster a safe environment for every child who participates in any SSA-sponsored activity. 
SafeSport Course Designed for the parents of athletes of all ages, this free course from the US Center for SafeSport explains the issues of misconduct in sport and helps parents ensure their children have a positive and safe sport experience. 
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 (5U to 8U)

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

SSA Game Day Handbook (10U to 19U)

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

Online Registration Help Southern 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 and a step-by-step guide to the process, please click HERE.

Additional Websites


1. Southern Soccer Academy –

- SSA Cartersville 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, Elite program information, and club policies and guidelines.

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 Association –

- 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 –

- 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 Cartersville
SSA Main Office 40 Whitlock Place, 200
Marietta, Georgia 30064

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

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