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SSA Coweta Rec Director:  Scotty Bearden





From SSA Coweta Rec Director


My name is Scotty Bearden, and I am your Recreational Director here at Southern Soccer Academy - Coweta. At SSA, we use a combination of skill training, game fundamentals and fun to give our players the most educationally rich and enjoyable experience possible. We aim to give our players the confidence they need to take on the challenge of learning a new skill until they are comfortable enough to repeat it on their own. All our coaches strive to give all their players the tools and support they need to succeed on the field all while having fun!

Here are some important season dates:

Rec registration closesJan 31st
Rec Registration Waitlist Begins*Feb 1st
Coaches Begin Contacting Parents to Confirm Practice Details1 week prior to start of practices
Team Formation Begins**Jan 27 
Games Schedules Posted10 days prior to 1st weekend of games
Practices for 10U and older age groups beginWeek of Feb 19th
Practices for 5U/6U/8U age groups beginWeek of Feb 19th
Regular-Season Games For 10U and older age groups scheduled to beginWeekend of March 2nd
Regular-Season Games for 5U/6U/8U age groups scheduled to beginWeekend of March 2nd
4U age group activities beginWeekend of March 9th
Spring Break (no games)March 30th - April 7th
Regular Season endsWeekend of May 11th

*If your child is placed on a waitlist, this means that we don’t yet have enough players to form an additional team or we don't yet have a volunteer coach. Please consider volunteering to coach if your child is on a waitlist. Not only will this assist us in creating a new team, but you will receive a refund for your child's registration after the season ends if you have completed all of your coach SafeGuarding tasks.

**Please note that this process takes time, and we appreciate your patience as we place over 1000 players on over 85 teams. Once this process is completed, you will be contacted by your child's coach who will share important information including practice days and times.

Week of August 21 - U14 and Older Practices Begin

Week of August 28 - U5-U12 Practices Begin

September 9/10 - U5-U19 Games Begin

September 16 - U4 Little Lions Practices Begin

November 18 – Fall season Ends

We offer leagues for all skill levels and offer guidance to those that are interested in moving from Recreational to our more competitive Pre-Academy or Academy programs.

SSA Pre Academy is a program for soccer players that offers an alternate developmental pathway to our traditional Recreational program. It aims to accelerate the technical and tactical development of players looking to participate in the U8-U12 academy program and the 13U and older Select program. For more information on our Pre-Academy program for U5-U7 players, please visit U5 - U7 Pre-Academy (

The goal of the Academy program is to prepare our players for SCCL-level soccer at 13U and above by developing their technical and tactical skills in a high-quality training and playing environment where an enthusiasm for, and a commitment to, the game is nurtured and rewarded. For more information on our Academy program for U8-U12 players, please visit Girls Academy 7-11 Years ( or Boys Academy 7-11 Years (

I plan to carry on the successful Recreational program that is currently in place. My goal is to continue to provide the best possible experience at SSA for you and your family as we develop friendships, skills, and memories on the fields while attaining individual player growth throughout the season.

I look forward to meeting you all, and I am always available to answer any questions or address any concerns you might have about our programs. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time at [email protected].

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Scotty Bearden
Recreational Director
Southern Soccer Academy : Coweta