Academy and Select 2020-2021 Tryouts

Due to incoming rain this evening, Academy small group tryouts for new players have been canceled for tonight, Tuesday, May 26th.
Thursday's tryouts are still scheduled, but be sure to check for weather updates on our website on Thursday. 

Registration for tryouts is now open online and registration for tryouts is a requirement for all RETURNING AND NEW PLAYERS. Tryouts are free and there is no commitment until you have been invited and you have accepted your position with the team. The commitment is for the fall and spring season.


• Birth years between 2008-2014
• May 26th and 28th 2020


At this time, we will not host our traditional tryouts due to restrictions in place with COVID-19.
Below is the plan:

  • Returning rising 8U-13U will be invited to join their team and will forego the traditional tryout process
  • New players will be invited to a small group session to serve as their tryout. The small group session will consist of no more than 7 to 8  players and last approximately 30 minutes. Players will be put through non contact drills while maintaining 6 feet from other players.
  • Some returning players may be asked to come out to the small group sessions. They will be notified by their coach prior to the evaluation.

• Birth years between 2002-2007
• June 1st, 2nd, 3rd 2020

Currently, we are scheduled to resume activity on June 1st. If there is a change in this date, we will update the tryout schedule and process for out 14U-19U teams.

Dates are subject to change as recommendations from the CDC as well as the governing soccer authorities are made surrounding COVID-19

Unless the above dates are changed due to COVID-19 guidelines, players extended an invitation are expected to complete acceptance/signing online by June 10th to avoid a $25 late fee.

8U-12U Academy program - Academy Director, Telmo Dantes at
13U-19U Select programs - Director of Coaching, Keion Yearwood at

Tryout/Small Group schedule
8U-13U: May 26th and 28th – Small Group Sessions
**Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the 8U-13U tryouts sessions will only be for new players

 8U  Enterprise  6-6:30  LaRico
 9U  Enterprise  6-6:30  Uche
 10U  Independence  6-6:30  Desmond
 11U  Independence  6-6:30  Telmo
 12U   Independence  6:45-7:15  Kofi
 13U  Independence  6:45-7:15  OJ
 8U  Memorial  6-6:30  Ashlynne
 9U  Memorial  6-6:30  Ashlynne
 10U  Memorial  6-6:30  Allan
 11U  Independence  6-6:30  Tripp
 12U  Independence  6-6:30  Tripp
 13U  Memorial  6:45-7:15  Ashlynne


14U-19U: JUNE 1ST, 2ND and 3RD – Tryouts
***Due to COVID-19 these dates and times are subject to change

 14U  Freedom  6-7:15  Desmond
 15U  Freedom  6-7:15  Kelly
 16U  Founders  7:30-8:45  Ivey
 17U  Founders  7:30-8:45  Telmo
 19U   Freedom  7:30-8:45  Kelly/OJ
 14U  Founders  6-7:15  Ivey
 15U  Founders  6-7:15  TBD
 16U  Founders  6-7:15  Allan
 17U  Friends  7:30-8:45  TBD
 19U  Friends  7:30-8:45  Keion




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, Telmo Dantes at


Age Groups for the 2020-2021 Academy/Select season

Age Groups for the 2020-2021 Academy Select season

Age Group            Born on or After
2013 (1/1/13-12/31/13)
U9                        2012 (1/1/12-12/31/12)
U10                       2011 (1/1/11-12/31/11)
U11                       2010 (1/1/10-12/31/10)
U12                       2009 (1/1/09-12/31/09)
U13                       2008 (1/1/08-12/31/08)
U14                       2007 (1/1/07-12/31/07)
U15                       2006 (1/1/06-12/31/06)
U16                       2005 (1/1/05-12/31/05)
U17                       2004 (1/1/04-12/31/04)
U18                       2003 (1/1/03-12/31/03)
U19                       2002 (1/1/02-12/31/02)


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