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As of May 26, 2016, Pike Soccer and Griffin Soccer have entered into an agreement for Academy and Select soccer provision. Fury FC has been rolled into Excel Futbol Club (Excel FC). In the future, the two clubs will consider a new name, logo and color scheme.
Excel Futbol Club's Academy Program is a unique program in which 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 year old boys and girls receive top quality soccer training in a fun and flexible environment.
The first experience in competitive play should provide the best opportunity for successful transition from the developmental program (recreational soccer) to the 6 v 6, 8 v 8 and 11 v 11 game of select soccer. The Academy program will implement age appropriate training in accordance with the guidelines of Georgia Soccer, and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) .
• To eliminate keeping scores and reduce pressure on players and coaches to get results.
• To emphasize individual player development and especially individual technical development.
• To reduce the excessive travel around the state for games.
• To reduce the possibilities of mismatched opponents and lopsided scores by allowing clubs to do their own scheduling.
• To reduce the number of games players were playing in a year and increase the number of training opportunities.
• Free player movement within the academy program age group.
• Growing a ‘CLUB’ concept with a club loyalty as opposed to individual team mentality.
• Professional coaches taking over administration and training of younger ages.
• Increased player enrollment and larger membership at the club.
• Increased pool of players for older teams with improvement in quality of players.
• A good introduction to ‘Select’ competitive soccer for players transitioning from recreational to select soccer.
PLEASE SEE THE NEWS PAGE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHANGES TO THE ACADEMY AND SELECT PROGRAM FOR 2016/2017.