INTER ATLANTA FC BLUES

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS AYSA)

Select FAQs, Fees, and Important Dates

Fees

2014-2015 Fee Schedule



Important Dates for Fall 2014/Spring 2015

May 27, 28, AND 29 U13 Tryouts
June 1 U13 Roster Placement Calls by this date
June 2 U13 Registration Opens (June 16 - late fee assessed for U13 registrations)

June 3, 4, AND 5  U14-U19 Tryouts

June 8                        U14-U19 Roster placement calls by this date 
June 12                      U14-U19 Registration Opens at interatlantafc.com (June 26 - late fee assessed for U14 up registrations)
July 1                          Uniforms must be ordered by this date
June 30                        Registration Closed               
July 28                       Academy/Select Pre-Season Camps week (attendance expected)
August 4                   Practice Starts
Late Aug-Sep.         Mandatory Pre-Season Tournament (your coach will provide date)
Aug 30-Sep 1 Publix Atlanta Cup (many teams will have tournaments this weekend)
Sep 12 Fall Season Opens
2015
January 26 Start of Spring Practice
March 7 Spring Season Opens (first weekend games may be scheduled)
May 9-10 President's Cup (possible tournament for Classic 2/Athena B and below teams)
May 16-17 State Cup Play In Games
May 23-24 State Cup Round Robin
May 30 State Cup Finals
May 26, 27, 28 U13 Select Tryouts for 2015-2016
June 2, 3, 4 U14 and Up Select Tryouts for 2015-2016


FAQs

1.    What is Select Soccer?

The focus of Select Soccer is to provide qualified players with the technical skills and tactical knowledge to compete at the highest level.  The training and coaching for Select soccer is carried out by licensed, professional soccer coaches.  Most select coaches have a D License or higher with several holding their A license.

Like Academy Soccer, Select soccer will require additional time and financial commitments from the parents and players.  Select Soccer also requires players to make a greater commitment to the sport in terms of focus, fitness level and skill development.  

Most Select games will be in and around the metro Atlanta area.  Each team can expect to play some away games and tournaments in other parts of Georgia.  Some teams attend out of state tournaments.


2.    To what age groups does Select soccer apply?

Select is split into Athena (Girls) and Classic (Boys) from U13 to U19. 

While Academy game scores are not recorded, Athena and Classic teams play for points and are involved in divisional play. Points are based on wins and losses.  Athena teams are classified A, B, C, D, E, etc. with A being the highest and the most competitive and Classic teams are classified 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. with 1 being the highest and most competitive.  Teams have class promotion and relegation opportunities based upon points. 


3.    How do I know which age group my son/daughter is in?

The age group is determined at the start of each fall season.  For example, for the 2013/14 season, their age group is determined by how old they will be on July 31, 2013.  If they are14 on that date, they are "U15" or "under 15."  The registration system will determine your child's age group automatically.


4.    Is Select soccer that different from Academy soccer?

Yes.  Select soccer is more competitive.  Expectations for the players in Select soccer are higher in terms of skill level and focus.  Teams will have biweekly preseason practices as well as additional practices devoted solely to fitness.  There will three 1 ½ hour practices per week during the season.   Players are chosen to play Select Soccer at tryouts based upon ability, skill and talent.   


6.    When are Tryouts?

Georgia Soccer sets the dates tryouts can be held each year. Tryout dates are posted on the website when they are made available by the state. They are held every year around the beginning of June for Select.  Occasionally, players may be considered to sign up for the select program during mid-season (January/February).  Check the tryout tab for the latest information.


7.    How long is the commitment?

Select players are registered through Georgia Soccer to play for their club for one year.  The soccer year is split into two seasons.  The Fall Season, which runs from August to late November/early December and the Spring Season which runs from February to May (U15‐U19 N/A for Spring GSSA season).  If a player leaves their team part way through the calendar year, the full fee must still be paid.  The expectation though, is that soccer is the player’s primary sport and the commitment is for the full year. 


8.    How many teams are there in each age group?

It varies between age groups, but usually there will be one or two teams per gender age group.


9.    What are the team levels in an age group?

The teams are:  Elite, Premier, Excel, Gold, Silver, Bronze.


10.  Can a player move between teams at IAFC?

Yes.  The coaching staff will make this decision. 

In Athena and Classic, the structure is more rigid and a player does not usually move down during the calendar soccer year.   Players on a lower level team however can ‘club pass’ up to a higher level team, for one or more games, upon coaches and Director of Programs approval.


11.  Apart from regular season games, will the players go to tournaments?

Yes.  Most teams do one or more pre -season and one or more post‐season tournaments each season.  So with two seasons, this means a minimum of four tournaments per calendar year.  Some higher‐level teams attend more than four tournaments.