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Junior Academy


Junior Academy for Boys and Girls (Fall Season 2017)

This is a supplemental program available for recreational players who are looking for additional training. This is not a replacement for our recreational program.


  • Designed for 4 - 12 year old year old recreational players desiring additional quality training.
  • SaveThe Jr. Academy does not replace the traditional recreational soccer.
  • Opportunity for additional training from licensed Academy and Select coaches at AFU.
  • Purpose of the program is to provide a solid foundation for players who love the game to build upon.
  • Prepares players for the AFU Academy and Select programs (available for players ages 8+).
  • Challenging training sessions are a key ingredient to the personal development of the player.
  • Fun activities are designed to maximize comfort with the ball and vision of the field. Each training activity will help players improve technically (skills), tactically (decision-making), physically (fitness) and psychologically (mental toughness).


Gregg Tavani – Jr. Academy & Academy Director


Coaching Licences:

  • USSF National “A” License
  • USSF National Youth License
  • Coerver Youth Diploma

Playing History: 
Gregg's soccer playing career included playing at the Concorde Soccer Club for 11 years as a youth player, playing for the Dunwoody High School Men's Varsity Team for 4 years while captaining the team his senior year, and playing at Flagler College for 4 years.

Coaching Experience:
Gregg's club soccer coaching career started at the Atlanta Fire United Soccer Association 17 years ago. He has also been a men's varsity high school soccer coach for 15 years. At Duluth HS, his teams reached the state championship game in 2003, and the state semifinals on 2 other occasions. In addition, he has been the director of the Tavani Soccer Camps for 13 years, and he received the GYSA boy's club soccer coach of the year in 2004.

Personal Info:
Gregg has a passion for coaching the most popular sport in the world & the beautiful game of soccer. In addition, he enjoys developing players into the best players & people they can become while using a coaching style that is both fun & intense. Gregg lives in Johns Creek with his wife Tracy, and 2 kids Emily & Brian. Finally, he has been a high school Social Studies teacher for 16 years, an Advanced Placement  Government & Economics teacher for 4 of those years, and he received the Duluth HS Teacher of the Year award in 2009-10.


Hear About the Jr. Academy from Coach Tavani



Cost & Important Information

  • $164
  • Includes 10 one-hour sessions and one t-shirt
Dates & Times
  • Sundays
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
*All sessions are from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm at George Pierce Park.
Sun., March 4, 2018
Sun., March 11, 2018
Sun., March 18, 2018
Sun., March 25, 2018
Sun., April 8, 2018
Sun., April 15,2018
Sun., April 22, 2018
Sun., April 29, 2018
Sun., May 6, 2018
Sun., May 20, 2018
  • George Pierce Park - Field #13
    55 Buford Hwy NE, Suwanee, GA, 30024

What to Bring
  • Soccer Ball
  • Shin Guards
  • Cleats
  • Water
Session Progression
  • Warm-up
  • Technical Activities (dribbling, passing and shooting)
  • Small-sided Games
  • Scrimmages
For more information, please click here to email Coach Tavani.

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