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Select Program Overview

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The Inter Atlanta FC (IAFC) Select Program strives to provide the premier competitive soccer experience for in-town Atlanta communities and neighborhoods.  The IAFC Select Program offers an opportunity for older youth players (ages 13U to 19U) to play soccer at a more challenging and competitive level, while still placing an emphasis on learning and having fun.  IAFC Select players are expected to give a greater commitment of time, energy, and focus to their teams.  This program is designed for more serious players, who are interested in playing at a high level and in developing their skills with professional coaches and staff. 

Select teams are formed once per year, with tryouts typically occurring in late May or early June for teams that will play in the following fall and spring seasons.  Players are assigned to teams based upon their individual skill levels and team requirements.  Players and their parents at the 13U and 14U level must commit to both the fall and spring seasons, and 15U to 19U players must commit to the fall season.  Select boys teams play in Georgia Classic leagues, and girls teams play in Georgia Athena leagues, administered by the Georgia State Soccer Association.  Select teams typically play in 1-2 games per week throughout the season, as well as playing in 2-3 pre and post season tournaments each season.  Select teams practice 3 times per week.  Soccer should be the primary sport for all Select players during soccer seasons, and players are expected to attend practices, games, and tournaments.

Select teams are trained by professional coaches who are licensed and experienced at directing competitive teams.  Coaches are dedicated to helping all players improve their skills, and develop their knowledge and understanding of the game.  Coaches will also help players set and reach personal and team goals, which may include playing for a high school or college team.  Coaches take seriously, and ask their players and their families to take seriously, the goal of providing a challenging and rewarding experience, that includes enjoying the fellowship of teammates, developing a love and appreciation for the beautiful game of soccer, and becoming a better and more complete individuals in the process.



Select Coach Rotation

It is the view of IAFC that it is beneficial to players and teams to have exposure to various coaches and coaching styles during their development as players.  Therefore, it is the policy that Select coaches shall remain with a specific team for no more than 3 years (including time spent with players while in the Academy program).  Generally teams should transition to new coaches when entering into Select and when moving from 15U to 16U.  Exceptions to this policy may only be granted by the Select Committee of the Board of Directors.

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Learn more about the Select program by checking out our Frequently Asked Questions

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If you have questions please contact the Director of Coaching - Select, Brian Stoddart:
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