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Select Soccer

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The Select Program is our program for ages U13 and above. This program is for the serious soccer player who desires a highly competitive environment. Now in our third year as a GA Soccer club, we are pleased to offer Select teams. Boys teams are called Classic teams, and girls teams are called Athena teams.

Player eligibility is based on date of birth of players.

U15: 8/1/99-7/31/00

U14: 8/1/00-7/31/01

U13: 8/1/01-7/31/02

For players born after 7/31/02, head to our Georgia Express Academy page for more information.

Schedule for Tryouts All tryouts will be held at Shakerag Elementary (1085 Rogers Circle Road, Duluth, GA 30097). Georgia Express follows the specific guidelines from GA Soccer regarding tryouts. U14 and above tryouts are held June 3-5, with U13 and below held May 27-29.

MAY 27-29 TRYOUTS U13: 6:30-8:00

Make-up tryouts will be held June 3-5 (6:30-8:00) for those players unable to make the June 1-3 tryouts.

JUNE 3-5 TRYOUTS (U14 and above) U14 and above: 6:30-8:00 Players should attend each day of tryouts, and please notify us if you cannot make all days. The Makeup Tryout dates are for players who cannot attend the first sessions. Please have your player at the field thirty minutes prior to their assigned start time. This ensures adequate time for check-in and registration, as well as to prepare for the tryout. Players should bring his/her own water bottle, shin guards, cleats, and soccer ball to each tryout and subsequent practice.

Players may register for tryouts online or complete a registration form at the tryouts. Sign up early at Select Tryout Signup to avoid long lines. The club will notify all accepted U13 players on or before May 30, and all U14 players will be notified by June 8. Select Tryout Signup

Select Costs Participants will receive cost information at tryouts. Costs for Fall 2014-Spring 2015 cover club operation, training fees, field costs, scheduling, referee costs and August Team Camp. Additional costs include the Uniform Kit and tournament fees. The Uniform Kit includes two jerseys, one pair of shorts, two pairs of socks, and two practice t-shirts. Returning players will not need a new uniform. Tournament fees are typically $30-50 per player for each tournament. Additional elective training, camps, and other activities may have separate fees. All accepted players commit to full payment for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 GXFC Select Year.

Program Highlights

• Two ninety (90) minute practices each week led by one of our state and/or nationally-licensed trainers.

• Age-appropriate training, utilizing best practice training methods aligned with GA Soccer Player Development philosophy.

• August Team Camp (first or second week of August), an intensive jump-start to the new year.

• One-two tournaments each season (each team will participate in an August pre-season tournament, a November tournament, and a May tournament).

• One-two games each weekend during Fall and Spring season.

Select Signing Day June 17 is the official GA Soccer Signing Day for the Georgia Express Select players. Players will return all completed forms on this day. Payments and completed Payment Plan Application forms will also be due by this day.

GXFC Commitment The Georgia Express Select program is a commitment between the club, coaches, parents, and players. Each player is tied to their respective club from the Signing Day until the next year””””s tryouts. In the Athena (girls) and Classic (boys) programs, players work to improve their individual play and the performance of their team. Georgia Express is committed to the Player Development of each player, with our focus on keeping team sports engaging, challenging, and fun. Please email Coach Craig at craig.cunningham@GeorgiaExpressfc.com for any questions regarding the Georgia Express Select program.