COMPETITIVE PROGRAM FAQs

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What is GGS’s competitive program?

The Competitive program is designed to allow any player the opportunity to play a higher-level competition.  This program is for those athletes whose desire, natural ability, commitment and passion for the game, make them want to develop their ability to the highest level can achieve. The program is divided into three divisions.

 

  • Rising Stars Academy – Ages (7-12 years old)

  • Junior Academy – Ages (13-15 years old)

  • Senior Academy – Ages (16-19 years old)

 

What does GGS Soccer Academy Competitive Program offers?

  • Top level qualified and experienced staff

  • All coaches follow long term age specific program

  • Highly technical development philosophy based on the modern possession game

  • Guided discovery approach to foster player thinking, problem solving and decision making

  • Focus on player development

  • Video Performance Analysis

  • Inter squad games

  • 3-4 training session per week for U7-U19 years old

  • Functional technical & tactical training

  • Players’ Placement and Movement throughout the year

  • 2 players’ evaluation per year (one in the fall and one in the spring)

  • League and tournaments games

  • Goalkeeper program

  • Strength Program

  • Injury Prevention Program

  • Coordination Program

  • Individual training sessions available (optional)
     

What is a traveling competitive team?

A traveling competitive team plays with other teams in and out of the state of Florida, instead of just at the home club. Some travel is involved but it is all within an hour and half of home for most of the teams. Teams start traveling at the U8 age competitive level for both boys and girls.

 

What do I need to do to join GGS Soccer Academy Competitive Program?

Throughout the whole year, you are able to join the GGS Soccer Academy. At certain times of the year, we do hold Players Placement (tryouts) and ask athletes to do their best to attend these events.  If you are unable to come, you can still be placed into one of our competitive programs. In order to do so, please contact GGS's Technical Director. We will invite the player to a training session or the player can be evaluated at one of GGS’s Camps. Coaches must be able to see the players play/train to properly place them to a team suitable with their ability level.

 

Technical Director: Marconi Machado

Email: mmachado@goldengoalsports.com

What is Players’ Placement?

GGS’s main goal and commitment is to develop soccer players at all levels. Players’ Placement is for all players looking for an opportunity to have a professional and high level training, while competing with and against other motivated players. To accomplish accurate and better results, it is essential we place players on a team suitable with their ability level.  In this case, Players’ Placement allow us to place athletes at the correct level of play in order to maximize their development.

 

When is Players' Placement?

We have different ways and time frames in which an athlete can be placed into a competitive team. We do have 2-3 special events with set dates throughout the year, and we recommend you always check the page for the competitive program to get the most updated info for Players' Placement. Also, players can be placed during and at the developmental program. Or you can contact us at any time to schedule a day to train with one of our academy/developmental teams in order to be evaluated by the coaching staff. There are prerequisites for each scenario.

What do I wear and bring for Players placement (tryouts)?

Players must wear soccer appropriate clothing. This includes cleats and shin guards, and bring a soccer ball and water bottle. Do not bring any gear with logos of youth soccer clubs/academies. Players will be asked to change.

 

Can players play in an older age group?

Yes, we will evaluate all requests to play up. Players are expected to play in their age appropriate groups. A year makes a big difference in the physical and the emotional growth of a child. For the most part, playing up can provide a good opportunity for the success and development of a individual player. However, during the tryout process, the GGS coaching staff will rigorously evaluate any players interested in playing up by their ability to do so and a team’s need. In addition, GGS staff will look at playing up on a player by player basis, taking the player’s development as our priority.

 

Can players play on a younger age group?

No, players CANNOT play down with younger players. For example, a player born in 2005 CANNOT go and play with the 2006 Birth Year age group.

 

What does Birth Year Mean?

Birth year means that players will play in the age group of the year of their birth. The Birth Year calendar dates run from January 1st to December 31st. For example, if you are born between Jan. 1st and Dec. 31st, 2005, you will play in the 2005 Birth Year age group.

 

Are there any benefits to playing Birth Year?

The main benefit for playing Birth Year is for developmental purposes. At the local level throughout our state, it will allow for better development because it will push individual players, raise the competitive standards, improve team competition and create more meaningful league games.

 

Birth year chart for the 2019/20 Season: Click Here

 

When are games played?

Most games will be played on Saturdays or Sundays. U8-U19 will play league games at home and away fields.

 

Where are games played and practices held? 

All practices sessions will be held at Jim Beech Recreation Center Address: 1820 A. D. Mims Rd, Ocoee, FL 34761. However, GGS is working on getting more fields, so new field locations are a possibility throughout the year. Coaches will decide the days and times of training. This will vary from team to team. Home games will be held mostly at the Jim Beech or at other local parks.

 

When will practice and games start up?

Practices will start the first week of August. Games will start in August or September dependent on your age/team.

 

What is a traveling competitive team?

A traveling competitive team plays with other teams in and out of the state of Florida, instead of just at the home club. Some travel is involved but it is all within an hour and half of home. Teams start traveling at the U8 age competitive level for both boys and girls.

 

How much does it cost per year?

For more information about costs and payment plans, please click the link bellows.

 

 

How and when do I get my uniform?

After registration, you will receive an email from our office or uniform vendor with an order link to order your uniforms. Your uniforms will be shipped to you, and can take approximately 3-4 weeks or more to arrive due to high volume, so please order your uniforms as soon as possible. 

Can mandatory Voluntary Hours be waived?

Families will be requested to volunteer 5 (five) hours per season (August 1st 2019 -June 31st 2020). After completion of the hours, you will receive a GGS Voucher of $50.00 towards any program at GGS.

 

What additional expenses will I have?

In addition to buying your uniform, you will expect tournament and league fees, coaches’ expenses, coaches’ equipment and referee fees. Everything, except your uniform fees, will be confirmed via a team budget which will be provided at the beginning of the season at your team meeting.

 

Can I make installment payments? 

Yes, at GGS we offer a flexible payment plan for each family. All payment agreements must be set up on an automated debit from a bank account or Visa/Master credit card. There is a processing fee of $50.00 for all payment plans, except if paid in full. First payment is due at registration, and remaining fees can be paid in installments of 1 (one) up to 12 (twelve) payments. 

 

Is financial assistance available?

Scholarships are available. Please submit the necessary forms by July 31st, 2019. There will be an application fee of $50.00 per family. Our Executive Committee will consider each application individually and you will be notified by email of their decision. Any remaining balance due after the award of a scholarship must be paid via auto draft. Uniform fees and team fees (additional expenses) cannot be covered by the financial assistance program.

 

For all other questions, please contact us at anytime at info@ggssocceracademy.com or call 407-450-9560.

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Golden Goal Sports Soccer Academy  | Phone: 407-450-9560

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