YMCA joining PPA

ATLANTA, GA (June 1, 2018) – Metro Atlanta YMCA Soccer program announced that it is joining forces with the Pro-Profile Academy (PPA) soccer alliance with All-IN Futbol Club (All-IN), Georgia Storm Soccer Academy (GS), and Kalonji Soccer Academy (KSA). The alliance is designed to help all provide a varying choice of all levels of soccer programs to individuals in the local Atlanta-area communities, be it Recreational, Pre-Academy, Academy or Select soccer.

“We are very excited about the new partnership,” said Scott Schadl, Sports Director of Metro Atlanta YMCA. “Our goal is to continue expanding and improving our soccer program offerings and this partnership will help us achieve those goals.”

“The YMCA brings their long history and experience in developing youths with a core curriculum that builds positive, strength of character at all levels,” said Bill Rucker, Executive Director of Georgia Storm. “In partnership with the YMCA we can expand our geographical reach and provide soccer programs that are more extensive in nature.”

 

About Metro Atlanta YMCA

The Metro Atlanta YMCA Soccer brings over 160 years of experience providing programs in the local Metro-Atlanta communities.  It has built soccer programs that offer children of all ages the opportunity to enjoy the game of soccer in a positive learning environment at competitive and recreational levels.  For over a century the YMCA has developed and encouraged tenants that promote strong individual character, which then enables each player to fulfill his or her potential both on and off the field. Players, parents, and coaches should feel confident that the same focus and encouragement by the YMCA will continue and be enforced throughout their soccer experience. The YMCA brings this foundation and experience in developing the full potential of youths, healthy living and social responsibility to PPA. For more information, visit http://www.ystrikersoccer.com/

 

About All-IN Soccer Academy

All-IN was founded by Mark MacKain in 2014 with a focus on individual player development and coaching education. Despite being a very young club, All-IN has player development operations in both Georgia and Tennessee, and a combined player pool of over 2,000 members. Mark himself was recently inducted into Georgia Soccer’s Hall of Fame.  He has contributed over 40 years to soccer, as a player, coach, administrator and club founder. Mark first burst on the local soccer scene in 1979 when at the age of 18 he was the first draft choice of the Atlanta Chiefs of the North American Soccer League. Prior to founding All-In, Mark spent 21 years coaching at Atlanta United, where he coached teams in the US Development Academy (USDA) and the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). For more information, visit http://www.allinfc.com/

 

About Georgia Storm Soccer Academy

Georgia Storm was founded by Bill Rucker and Josh Bivens in the Spring of 2014. They were soon joined by Sasan Lak, as technical director. All three were originally from Southern Soccer Academy, and Bill Rucker was one of the original co-founders of Southern Soccer Academy as well as the founding Executive Director. Their original goal was simply to create a league with 50 young, eager-to-learn athletes and to focus on individual player development. Today Georgia Storm has over 1,800 soccer players.  It has seen tremendous growth and improvement that is reflected in multiple SRPL teams in the 2017-18 season. For more information, visit http://www.georgiastorm.com/

 

About Kalonji Soccer Academy

KSA was founded by Bruno Kalonji in the Spring of 2014. Bruno’s vision for the club was individual player development and, more importantly, opening the possibility of a professional soccer career for aspiring soccer players. The ideal that every child who wants to work hard and love the game, will get KSA’s commitment, time and effort has been proudly followed.  Bruno’s strong commitment to player development has already shown great results in KSA’s young history with Yosef Samuel signing with Atlanta United, Shadrack Nsukami signing with FC Metaloglobus, Kofi Twumasi signing with FC Viitorul, Kwado Twumasi signing with FC Contesta, and Mohamed Diakite signing with FC Contesta. KSA already has won multiple Georgia Soccer State Championships and has two teams performing well in National League. For more information, visit http://www.kalonjisoccer.com/

 

About Pro-Profile Academy

The combined programs will serve under the new PPA brand and will continue enhancing the focus of the three founding clubs on individual player development and advancement. The combined programs will server over 4,000 youth soccer players. For more information, visit http://ppa.soccer/