2017 Academy & Select Supplemental Tryout Dates

The RYSA Select and Academy program will host supplemental tryouts on January 24th and 26th

  • U8-U11 boys and girls: 5:30-7pm
  • U14 boys: 5:30-7pm
  • U12 girls: 5:30-7pm
  • U12 boys: 7pm- 8:30pm
  • U13 girls: 6pm-7:30 pm
  • U13 boys: 7pm-8:30pm
  • U14 girls: 7pm-8:30pm

CLICK HERE to register

If you have any questions, feel free to contact:

Academy Director (U8 - U12), Telmo Dantes at tfdantes@hotmail.com
Select Boys Classic Director (U13 - U19), Dusty Fouser at dfouser@rysa.net
Select Girls Athena (U13 - U19), Keion Yearwood, at keionyearwood@gmail.com

2016-2017 Academy & Select Info


Information, including uniforms and fees for the 2016-17 season: CLICK HERE


What is my player's age group?

US Youth soccer has mandated changes to player age groups for the 2016-17 seasonal year and beyond.
Beginning Fall 2016, RYSA  Pre-Academy, Academy and Select teams will be organized by Calendar Year where players born between January 1 to December 31, as opposed to the School Year where age groups are based on the August 1-July 31 dates, will be placed into one age group. With the change, players will still be allowed to "play up" and play in an older age group, based on an individual player's physical, emotional and skills development. The club will continue to place players on teams based on age appropriate level of play and ability.

For the 2016-17 seasonal year, our age groups will align with the following Calendar Year guidelines. 

Birth Year

Age Group





















1999 U18

1998 & 1997 (8/1/97-12/31/97)




If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Academy Director (U8 - U12), Telmo Dantes, at tfdantes@hotmail.com
Select Boys Classic Director (U13 - U19), Dusty Fouser at dfouser@rysa.net 
Select Girls Athena (U13 - U19), Keion Yearwood, at keionyearwood@gmail.com
RYSA Administrator: Lisa Fouser: admin@rysa.net

RYSA Revolution U8 Pre-Academy for 2016-17 season

 The RYSA U8 Pre-Academy program is geared towards boys and girls in the U7-U8 age group who have excelled at an early age in the game of soccer demonstrating good basic soccer skills. The focus of this group is to bridge the gap between the RYSA recreation program and the Academy program where sessions are conducted in a more structured manner by RYSA Academy & Select coaching staff. The program will challenge the players to develop their technical skills as players will spend a lot of individual time on the ball.

Players will practice 2 times per week at RYSA for 1.25 hours.

Most games will be played on Saturdays with a few select Sundays. Games will primarily be “in-house” which means intra team games, but there will be games against other Pre-Academy and occasionally U9 teams from other organizations.  The teams may also participate in pre-season and post season tournaments


  • $600 for a Fall and Spring season commitment. There is a 10% discount if paid in full or a four payment plan option: $150 due on signing night, $150 due on 8/1, $150 due on 10/1, and $150 due on 2/1
  • Players will need to purchase an Academy Uniform package which costs approximately $136.00

Pre-Academy Tryouts will take place on Tuesday 5/31/16, Wednesday 6/1/16 and Thursday 6/2/16 from 5:30-7:00pm at RYSA on Independence field. You must register your player before coming to tryouts to allow for appropriate staffing. CLICK HERE to register

Please contact our Academy Director, Keion Yearwood with any questions: keionyearwood@gmail.com

Age Groups for the 2016-2017 Academy/Select season

Age Groups for the 2016-2017 Academy Select season

Age Group                                     Born on or After
U9                                                2008 (1/1/08-12/31/08)
U10                                              2007 (1/1/07-12/31/07)
U11                                              2006 (1/1/06-12/31/06)
U12                                              2005 (1/1/05-12/31/05)
U13                                              2004 (1/1/04-12/31/04)
U14                                              2003 (1/1/03-12/31/03)
U15                                              2002 (1/1/02-12/31/02)
U16                                              2001 (1/1/01-12/31/01)
U17                                              2000 (1/1/00-12/31/00)
U18                                              1999 (1/1/99-12/31/99)
U19/20                                         1998/97 (8/1/97-12/31/98)

The RYSA Academy Program

The RYSA Academy Program operates as a member of Georgia Youth Soccer Association’s developmental soccer program for U9-U12 boys and girls. The idea behind Academy is to give young players advanced coaching and a higher level of competition, alongside other players and parents who want to see their child develop his/her potential in a fun soccer environment. Academy philosophy is playing to learn while minimizing the pressure of playing to win.

The Academy program is an intermediate step to full sided select soccer which starts at the U13 year. All RYSA Academy coaches are licensed and experienced in preparing players of this age for the next step of select soccer. Training activities are devised to help each player improve technically (skills), tactically (as a member of a team), physically (coordination & fitness) and psychologically (mental development).  The Academy focuses on the complete development of each player and education of the parent on the philosophies of developmental soccer. 

If you have any questions, please email our Academy Director, Keion Yearwood at keionyearwood@gmail.com


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