2019tryouts

2019-20 Academy Tryouts

The Academy program is designed to prepare our competitive players for our Select Program which begins at U13. Our goal is prepare Academy players for the rigors of Select Soccer by providing an intense training environment. The program is designed for parents and players that are ready to commit to higher level of player development. Parents and players stepping into the Academy Program need to realize the program requires a higher level of commitment of time, energy, and finances. In return, players get the opportunity to focus in on their improvement both technically and tactically, while taking on the best competition from top clubs around the Metro Atlanta area.

Academy – May 28th 2019

Dates: May 28th – May 30tH
Time: 6PM
Location: Chestnut Log
Address: 2544 Pope Road, Douglasville

What to wear and Bring:

Grey shirt, black shorts, and black socks
** Please do not wear club uniform/apparel
Soccer Cleats
Shin guards
Soccer Ball
Water

We recommend that players attend all 3 sessions for their age group.

IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER, WE WILL HOLD MAKE-UP SESSIONS ON FRIDAY, SAME TIMES.

BOYS ACADEMY
Age Group Time Age Group Coach E-mail Phone
U8 Boys 6PM Josh Bivens [email protected] 678-641-6847
U9 Boys 6PM Josh Bivens [email protected] 678-641-6847
U10 Boys 6PM Josh Bivens [email protected] 678-641-6847
U11 Boys 6PM Sheldon McClendon [email protected] 678-371-0993
U12 Boys 6PM Matt Brooks [email protected] 678-600-9738
GIRLS ACADEMY
Age Group Time Age Group Coach E-mail Phone
U8 Girls 6PM Daniel Thernize [email protected] 770-846-9089
U9 Girls 6PM Daniel Thernize [email protected] 770-846-9089
U10 Girls 6PM Josh Rudisill [email protected] 404-406-6486
U11 Girls 6PM Josh Rudisill [email protected] 404-406-6486
U12 Girls 7:30PM Daniel Thernize [email protected] 770-846-9089

After online registration closes, you will be considered a walk-up candidate which will require that you arrive at the field at least 1 hour early to complete paper registration forms.

If you are unable to attend tryouts due to summer vacation plans then you will still need to register for tryouts online. During the online application process, please detail why you will be unable to attend the tryouts on the comments section.

2019-20 U13 Select Tryouts

The Select Program begins with the U13 age group and it is for the serious soccer player that wants to play at the highest level of competition available.

13U Select – May 28th 2019

Dates: May 28th – May 30th
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Chestnut Log
Address: 2544 Pope Road, Douglasville

What to wear and Bring:

Grey shirt, black shorts, and black socks
** Please do not wear club uniform/apparel
Soccer Cleats
Shin guards
Soccer Ball
Water

We recommend that players attend all 3 sessions for their age group.

IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER, WE WILL HOLD MAKE-UP SESSIONS ON FRIDAY, SAME TIMES.

U13 SELECT
Age Group Time Age Group Coach E-mail Phone
U13 Boys 7:30PM Kenny Thompson [email protected] 404-629-7989
U13 Girls 7:30PM Paul Rutledge [email protected] 404-984-8670

After online registration closes, you will be considered a walk-up candidate which will require that you arrive at the field at least 1 hour early to complete paper registration forms.

If you are unable to attend tryouts due to summer vacation plans then you will still need to register for tryouts online. During the online application process, please detail why you will be unable to attend the tryouts on the comments section.

2019-20 U14+ Select Tryouts

14U+ Select – June 4th 2019

Dates: June 4th, June 5th, June 6th
Time: 6PM
Location: Chestnut Log
Address: 2544 Pope Road, Douglasville

What to wear and Bring:

Grey shirt, black shorts, and black socks
** Please do not wear club uniform/apparel
Soccer Cleats
Shin guards
Soccer Ball
Water

We recommend that players attend all 3 sessions for their age group.

IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER, WE WILL HOLD MAKE-UP SESSIONS ON FRIDAY, SAME TIMES.

BOYS U14+ SELECT
Age Group Time Age Group Coach E-mail Phone Level
U14 Boys 6PM Sasan Lak [email protected] 678-315-3058 National League
U14 Boys 6PM Bill Rucker 3 [email protected] 678-315-3058 Classic I/II
U15 Boys 7:30PM Ricky Gomez [email protected] 770-597-3013 National League
U15 Boys 7:30PM Micah Wilson [email protected] 205-937-2496 Classic III
U16 Boys 7:30PM Bill Rucker 3 [email protected] 770-500-8906 National League
U16 Boys 7:30PM Mark Eddy [email protected] 404-610-4883 Classic III
U17 Boys 6PM Josh Bivens [email protected] 678-641-6847 Classic II
U18 Boys 7:30PM Sasan Lak [email protected] 678-315-3058 National League
U18 Boys 7:30PM Kenny Thompson [email protected] 404-629-7989 Classic III
U19 Boys 6PM James Pitts [email protected] 404-229-4801 National League
U19 Boys 6PM Tim Cochran [email protected] 678-860-8956 Classic I
GIRLS U14+ SELECT
Age Group Time Age Group Coach E-mail Phone Level
U14 Girls 6PM Paul Rutledge [email protected] 404-984-8670 Athena A
U15 Girls 7:30PM Tim Cochran [email protected] 678-860-8956 Athena C
U16/U17 Girls 7:30PM Josh Rudisill [email protected] 404-406-6486 Athena A/B
U16 Girls 7:30PM David Benson [email protected] 678-386-5087 Athena B
U18/19 Girls 6PM Caryn Scheufler [email protected] 770-832-1161 Athena A
U18/19 Girls 6PM Jason Wiley [email protected] 678-523-0079 Athena C

After online registration closes, you will be considered a walk-up candidate which will require that you arrive at the field at least 1 hour early to complete paper registration forms.

If you are unable to attend tryouts due to summer vacation plans then you will still need to register for tryouts online. During the online application process, please detail why you will be unable to attend the tryouts on the comments section.

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Tryout FAQs

Who is eligible to tryout?
Any player from within Georgia Storm’s competitive and recreational programs, along with any player from outside the club, is welcome to attend tryouts. There is no cost to tryout.
Do current GS players have to attend tryouts?
Yes, all players must tryout again each year.
Should I register online?
Yes. Every player trying out for GS should register online. This allows us to know how many players will be attending and prepare our coaches. It will also speed up the check-in process.
Should I attend all tryout sessions?
We recommend that players attend all tryout sessions. Coaches use multiple tryout sessions to get the best look at each player in order to make the best possible decisions on team placements.
What if it rains?
In the event of weather cancellation, we will hold make-up session on Friday with the same schedule times. If Friday is also a rain-out, then we will post new tryout dates to the website for the following week.
Can I play for an older team?
One of the goals of GS is to make sure that each player is placed on a team not necessarily based on age but on ability. It is in every player’s best interest, from a soccer development standpoint, to play with players of like-ability. For this reason, if GS technical staff determines that it is in your best interest to play up a year, a decision can be made at that time. Players deemed fit to play up an age group by the coaching staff and directors is someone that is considered a starter or impact player for the older team.
Who should I contact with tryout questions?
You can contact coaches directly with your child’s age. Their email contact information is listed with each age group or you can contact club admin with a general email sent to [email protected]
What should I bring to tryouts?
All players need to bring a soccer ball, cleats, shin guards and water to each tryout session. After you register, the first day of tryouts, you will receive a tryout number. Please wear that same tryout number to all of the GS tryout sessions.
Who is evaluating the tryouts?
Georgia Storm’s current Academy and Select coaches as well as guest coaches brought in to help with specific age group evaluations.
What do the coaches look for during tryouts?
All players will be evaluated based on their technical and tactical ability as well as their physical abilities. Players who exhibit a strong work ethic and who display a respect for the game, coaches and fellow players will show well.
What occurs at each tryout?
We begin each session with a brief warm-up, and then we move into game environments as quickly as possible. Most of the games will tend to be small sided but this can vary to larger 9v9 and larger scenarios depending upon the age group. Getting players into game situations provides best opportunity and environment for Georgia Storm staff to evaluate players.
When are selections made for each team?
Coaches may begin selecting players at the first tryout and continue up until the final stages of the tryout period. All players will be given verbal information from the age group coach to inform the parent/player on what team the player has been placed. In addition, after the tryout period, all players will receive formal communication from the age group coach regardless of whether your son or daughter makes a Georgia Storm team or not. Offers for team placement may be done in person on the field and/or on the phone after a session. Final tryout results will be posted to the Georgia Storm website under each player’s tryout number.
My family cannot afford to pay the soccer fees, is there a scholarship fund?
Yes. Georgia Storm has a scholarship/financial aid fund but our resources are limited. They are awarded strictly based on financial need and not on player’s ability. You can apply now for financial aid with the club.
It's 72 hours since the last tryout and you have not heard from Georgia Storm
Please contact us at [email protected] or use the e-mail addresses listed above for your child's age group coach. It's possible our records are not correct for your contact information or it's possible that we failed in the communication process... please reach out to us and we will make sure you receive information on the status of tryout/team placement.

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Age Groups for 2019-2020

Born on or after Age group
01/01/2012 Under 8
01/01/2011 Under 9
01/01/2010 Under 10
01/01/2009 Under 11
01/01/2008 Under 12
01/01/2007 Under 13
01/01/2006 Under 14
01/01/2005 Under 15
01/01/2004 Under 16
01/01/2003 Under 17
01/01/2002 Under 18
01/01/2001 Under 19