Welcome to SSA Super Y
Super Y is a summer league which is open to members of any club and qualified players without a club affiliation. The Super Y League is its own entity with its' own championship series and its' own ODP program. This program has proven to be a great source of player development.
Teams will be formed for the following Age Groups in both Boys and Girls:
U12 (players born on/after 8/1/99)
U13 (players born on/after 8/1/98)
U14 (players born on/after 8/1/97)
U15 (players born on/after 8/1/96)
U16 (players born on/after 8/1/95)
Please contact Ben Parks if you were unable to attend tryouts and would still like to be considered.
Training pools are formed following tryouts. The season runs June, July and mid-August. Training is held twice per week in the West Cobb Area. Our league is comprised of teams from MD, VA, SC and GA and each member is required to play a home/away schedule. This will require limited midweek and/or weekend travel and overnight stays on away trips. If teams win their respective division they will attend the Super Y National Championships in November.
Coaches for 2012 include:
| U12 Boys
|| Simon Davey
| U12 Girls
|| Ray Turner
| U13 Boys
|| Ben Parks
| U13 Girls
|| Drew Bentley
| U14 Boys
|| Sasan Lak
| U14 Girls
|| Ryan Robertson
| U15 Boys
|| Sean Estep
| U15 Girls
|| Chris Mahaffey
| U16 Boys
|| Josh Bivens
| U16 Girls
|| Ben Parks
Additional coach information is located here
Super Y FAQ
What is the Super Y League?
The Super Y-League is a national system designed for talented youth players destined for college, professional or international careers. The league is a perfect complement to the Southern Soccer Academy vision of providing superior training and highly competitive games for elite players.
What makes the Super Y-League different from what national youth governing associations, such as U.S. Youth Soccer, are already providing on the local or regional level?
The Super Y-League has teams that are much broader in geographical scope, and because of that, they play at a higher level. Even the current number of super leagues in the country is localized in terms of their members. The Super Y-League is organized on a divisional level, to include only the top teams within a limited geographical area. Again, we would like to reiterate that the Super Y-League is designed specifically for the elite level player, a player that competes in a club that wants the extra five to ten percent that they can only get in the Super Y-League. Hence, the expanded roster sizes, no recruiting restrictions, and the club pass system. This will not be available within other national youth associations such as U.S. Youth Soccer. Their programs are focused on the majority, i.e. recreational soccer, instead of the elite level player.
What are the Benefits of Participating in the Super Y-League ODP system?
Selection of players within the natural environment on their club teams within league play, as opposed to an open try-out system. Many players do not participate in the open try out ODP system operated by state associations. Some players do not react or perform well in an open tryout process.
Exposure to U.S. National Staff and Team Coaches.
Exposure to professional and collegiate scouts.
No cost to be scouted. The scouting system is built into league play and contains no ODP fees, other than those selected to the ODP Select Camps in January and February.
Which Clubs compete in the Super Y League?
Over 100 clubs throughout North America compete annually for a National Championship. This year our club will be in the South Atlantic Division which is comprised of the following clubs: Alpharetta United, Atlanta Fire United, SSA, FASA Elite (Fredericksburg), Northern Virginia Majestics and Royals, NOVA FC, Richmond Kickers and Triangle FC.
When does the Super Y-League Season run?
The season consists of approximately 8-10 games. The majority of games are played during the summer (June-August). The total point leader within the division will culminate the season with the Super Y-League North American Finals, which will consist of a minimum four games. The National Finals are held in November.
What are the age brackets for the Super Y-League?
The Super Y-League uses the same USYSA age brackets (Aug 1st to July 31st). The age bracket you participate in now is the same age bracket in which you would play. For example, if you currently play U14 you should tryout for the U14 Super Y team.
Where will the team’s practice and play games?
Training will generally take place at Marathon Soccer Complex in West Cobb County. Practice is usually 2 times per week depending upon game schedules. Games may be scheduled during a weekday or on weekends. Fields to be determined.
How many players will be selected for each Super Y-League team?
Depending on the quality of each tryout group between 24-30 players will be selected. A maximum of 18 players may be selected for the game day roster.
What uniforms will the Super Y-League teams use?
Southern Soccer Academy will be providing 2 SYL jerseys, 1 pair of shorts, 2 pair of socks.
How will transportation to away games be coordinated?
Transportation to away games will be the responsibility of the parent. The SSA Coaching staff will determine travel methods for each away game. Parents and teams will be responsible for all fees associated with bus/van rentals.
How will lodging for over-night trips be coordinated?
The Super Y League Director will work with Team Managers to secure hotels for the away matches. The team manager will organize rooming lists and payment for hotels. The teams will cover hotels and meals for the coaches.
How much is the Super Y-League fee?
The fee for Super Y is $485 which includes uniforms, coaching fees, referee fees, administration costs, insurance, field rentals, and operational expenses. Travel expenses are not included in the fee. Coach’s travel to away games is also not included.
USL Super Y-League History:
1999 - League was created with 12 teams in partnership with USYS as the final piece to the USL structure. USYS partnership ends shortly and SYL becomes USSF Member.
2000 - League increases attention and begins growth. At the end of 2001, more USL teams develop youth academies and league nears 350 teams from U14-U19 boys and girls.
2001 - League gains more recognition when DC United announced their youth plans and involvement in the SYL. Later MLS’s MetroStars join the SYL ranks.
2002 - League granted ODP programs from US Soccer for National Team identification. League partners with U.S. Club Soccer.
2003 - League maintains growth and expands more into Canada.
2004 - League expands season to more games and championships in November to model more of the professional schedule. Nearly 650 teams compete for the league title in most successful season to date.
2005 - Nearly 780 teams compete for league title. League now becomes a major force for competition in the U.S. and Canada and ODP system becomes a focal point for clubs, coaches and players.