2016-2017 Academy & Select Info


U8-U13 Academy/Select ROSTERS: CLICK HERE 
U14-U19 Select Athena Girls Rosters: CLICK HERE 
U14-U19 Select Classic Boys Rosters: CLICK HERE (updated 6.16) 

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

Preaseason Camp will be July 25th - July 28th. The first day of Preseason Camp, Monday, 7/25, will be held at RYSA. The remaining days, Tuesday - Thursday, camp will be at Earl O'Neal. You will receive the times and field locations from your coach or team manager. 
ALL PLAYERS MUST CHECK-IN IN THE INDOOR BUILDING on Monday only. Parents, be sure that your player's registration and 1st payment is complete before camp.

Camp Schedule
Monday, 7/25 - at RYSA
Tuesday, 7/26 - at Earl O'Neal 
Wednesday, 7/27 - at Earl O'Neal
Thursday, 7/28 - at Earl O'Neal

(Earl O'Neal Complex Address: 2730 Old Covington Road, Conyers 30012)
 

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

2009

U8

2008

U9

2007

U10

2006

U11

2005

U12

2004

U13

2003

U14

2002

U15

2001

U16

2000

U17

1999 U18

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

U19/20

 

QUESTIONS:

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

Academy Director (U8 - U12), Keion Yearwood, at keionyearwood@gmail.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

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 Select Program

The RYSA Select Program (U13-U19) is for players wishing to play at a higher level. The RYSA Select Program provides players with a highly competitive level of play. The RYSA coaching staff evaluates the skills, potential and enthusiasm of each player. A serious commitment is required to participate in the select program. Players are asked to commit to two or three practices per week and one to two games each weekend during the season. Additionally, teams may participate in various tournaments, sometimes traveling out of state. Each Select team at RYSA is coached by a professionally licensed coach.

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