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Recreation Program Fees

Fees vary by location and age group. To view these fees, please click on 'Programs' above then the recreational program location of your choice. Players will typically not be assigned to a team until fees are paid in full.

Academy/Select Program Fees

To view 2023/24 fees, please click HERE. The annual fees cover all activities for both the Fall and the Spring seasons combined where applicable*, though players joining the U8-U12 Academy program from our Recreational program during the mid-winter break will have their fees pro-rated by approximately 50%.

Given that the MLS-Next, Girls Academy League, Next-2, NPL, DPL, SCCL, and U8-U12 Academy programs are a year-long soccer national governing boy registration commitment for those players joining through May/June tryouts, please read below for important information below regarding your financial obligations to the club.

*U8-U14 age groups and all age groups in the MLS-Next program play both a Fall and a Spring season. U15 age group teams will play a Fall season with a Spring friendly season primarily for 8th grade MS players whose team-mates are participating in HS soccer. U16-U19 age groups will play a Fall-only regular season, though some teams may participate in a short 'tournament-only' season once the HS season has finished in mid-to-late April.

Registration fees cover all the following: Field rental for City and County-owned complexes, US Soccer registration and insurance fees, referee fees, coach salaries and education, administration costs, and selected extra optional training sessions offered during the regular season (varies by location and program).

They do not coverTournament or special event (such as regional league showcase) expenses (both registration and coach expenses), coach travel expenses for regional league games in excess of 100 miles from the team's home venue, uniform costs, discretionary indoor field rental.

Additional information regarding MLS-Next, Girls Academy League, NPL, DPL, SCCL, and U8-U12 Academy Fees:

Payment Schedule:

Southern Soccer Academy (SSA) fees can be paid in full or in a series of installments. Payment(s) can be made by cash, credit card (with a 3.4% third-party processing fee) or by post-dated checks. Payment plan options will include up to four post-dated checks (made payable to 'SSA' and mailed to 40 Whitlock Place, #200, Marietta, GA 30064) or credit card transactions beginning with an amount equal to 1/4 of the fees payable at registration to secure your child's placement on a team, followed by further 1/4 payments on August 15th, October 1st, and January 31st for players rostered to U8 - U12 Academy teams and U13/U14 GAL, Next-2, DPL, NPL, and SCCL League teams that play a Fall and a Spring season and up to three post-dated checks (made payable to 'SSA' and mailed to 40 Whitlock Place, #200, Marietta, GA 30064) or credit card transactions beginning with an amount equal to 1/3 of the fees payable at registration to secure your child's placement on a team, followed by further 1/3 payments on August 15th and October 1st for players rostered to U16 and above GAL, Next-2, DPL, NPL, and SCCL League teams that do not play a Spring season.

Payment Default:

SSA is a not-for-profit membership organization and unpaid dues represent funds not available to meet annual Club expenses such as equipment repair and replacement, city-and-county field rental, governing body registration and insurance fees, referee fees, etc. Any player account that is delinquent by 7 days or more will be notified by the Club, and suspended from participating in any club/team activity. A late fee or a returned check fee of $25 will also be added to the installments. If you are having significant challenges with staying up-to-date with registration fees, please contact our administration staff. In limited instances, adjustments to your payment schedule may be possible, though cannot be guaranteed.

Academy/Select Release Policy:

If a player quits or wishes to be released from the Club, no refunds of fees paid will be issued. 

Financial Aid:

SSA has developed a program that provides financial aid to qualifying youth athletes in order to play soccer. This program maintains confidentiality while assisting players with registration fees and some coaching fees. It does not cover the cost of uniforms, travel expenses and tournament fees. Request for financial aid will be based on a first-come, first-served basis and available funds are limited each year. Families receiving financial aid may be required to volunteer additional hours to SSA. Financial Aid applications can be downloaded by clicking HERE, or requested from the club office by emailing [email protected] . Forms should be submitted to Sharon Gaughan ([email protected]) or mailed to the club office (40 Whitlock Place, Suite 200, Marietta, GA 30064) ASAP after tryouts are completed (or by June 20th at the latest) and roster spots are offered by coaches. Financial Aid decisions are typically made over the July 4th holiday, with player accounts being adjusted shortly afterwards if applicable.

The amount of financial aid offered will not cover 100% of club fees and will not reduce fees to an amount below the regular fees charged for the equivalent Rec program age group, but is designed to make the program as affordable as possible given individual family circumstances. Factors such as family income (determined by documentation such as tax return information), family assets, including vehicles and property, and the number of years a family has been requesting financial aid will be factored into the process of calculating the amount of financial aid to be provided.  

Other Information:

Club policy is to allow coaches to train more than one of the club's teams. Therefore it is inevitable that team coaches will occasionally be unable to attend certain games. Every effort will be made by the Club to arrange for a suitable alternative staff member to coach the team on game day.

Games and practices are subject to the effects of weather and other factors outside of the control of the club and cannot be guaranteeed.

For 13U and older MLS-Next, Girls Academy League, NPL, DPL, and SCCL teams, tournament and out-of-state regular season expenses (both coaching expenses and registration fees) will be shared among all the players, even if a player is unavailable for a particular game or tournament event.

Select soccer is a competitive environment. Efforts are made to attract good soccer players during tryouts and throughout the year, so rosters are subject to change.

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