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AFU Recreational Soccer Program For Beginners and Recreational Players

  

OPEN REGISTRATIONS


AFU 1-Day Soccer Program Spring 2021:


  • Sessions are led by Professional Coaches
  • Available to both boys and girls
  • Minimum age 3.  All U4 players will begin in this program
  • Training and Game on same day – Saturdays only
  • Program is offered in Suwanee
AFU One Day is designed to teach basic soccer skills, terms and encourage the love of the game to our youth players. This is not our traditional recreational program; rather we meet on SATURDAYS ONLY. We will divide the session into two parts: 30 minute skill session and 30 minute game-like instruction. Our sessions follow a curriculum with a different topic for each week, led by a professional AFU staff coach.
 
For the most advanced learning and development players should look to sign up for both Cycles!
 
Cycle 1 Cost- $99  (Training Shirt included)
When -
Feb 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
  
Where - 
Suwanee
George Pierce Park
55 Buford Highway
Suwanee, GA 30024
Field 5, near the concession stand
 
Ages and Times -

11AM 2013- 2014 (6 to 7 yr. old)
12PM 2015-2017 (3 to 5 yrs. old)

Cycle 2 Cost- $99 (Training Shirt included)
When -
April 10, 17, 24,
May 1, 8, 15
 
Where -
Suwanee
George Pierce Park
55 Buford Highway
Suwanee, GA 30024
Field 5, near the concession stand

Ages and Times -
10AM 2013-2014 (6 and 7 yr. old)
11AM 2015-2017 (3 to 5 yr. old)


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AFU 
Recreational Program Spring 2021: 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

  • All Volunteer based program
  • Available to Boys and Girls 
  • Minimum age 4 (U5)
  • Training during the week and Games on Saturdays

First Week of Practice:  February 15th 

No Practice:  
(School Holidays)

First Games of Season:  March 6th 

Last Games of Season: May 9th 



Age Groups:

U5 through U19

Program Overview

Our goal is to create a fun and energetic atmosphere for all our players, coaches and families to learn and enjoy the beautiful game with family and friends. AFU’s well-established recreation program is the foundation of our club and the starting point for most of our players. It is our mission to provide each volunteer coach with the necessary equipment and knowledge in order to produce the best learning experience for our players and parents.

Our programs are run from 2 locations:  AFU-Suwanee (George Pierce Park) and AFU-Duluth (Bunten Road Park). Our Recreational program consists of 2 offerings:  AFU 1-Day Program and Traditional Rec Soccer Program.  In addition to offering 2 locations and 2 programs we have added the following for our Traditional Rec Soccer Program:

  • Age group pull-out sessions that are led by a professional AFU coach at no additional charge
  • End of season All Star game or the Hudgens Cup Rec Tournament
  • Coaches Clinics for our Volunteer Rec Coaches


  • AFU-Suwanee or Duluth Traditional Recreational Soccer Program (U5-U19)

    • Price varies depending on age-group (see below for details)
    • Your choice of location; either George Pierce Park in Suwanee or Bunten Road Park in Duluth
    • Weekly practices and weekend game
    • Volunteer Coach
    • Uniform not included, however a AFU recreational uniform can be used from one season to the next, for as long as it fits the player 


    AFU-Suwanee or Duluth One-day Option (for boys and girls 3 to 7 years old)

    • Cost: $99
    • 6 Saturday morning sessions or  3 Saturday morning sessions later in the season
    • Your choice of location; either George Pierce Park in Suwanee or Bunten Road Park in Duluth
    • Each session is 1-hour: approx. 30min practice – 30min small-sided scrimmage
    • Licensed AFU staff Coach
    • Players divided into groups per their age
    • Dri-fit shirt included
    • No set teams


    Traditional Recreational Soccer Program

    U5-U6 Age Group

    • $124
    • (1) 45-60 minute weekly practice
    • Size 3 ball 
    • 10 minute quarters
    • game 4v4 game
    • Continuous play: New ball method New ball method – no player restarts, if ball goes out of bounds, one of the coaches will put a “new ball” into play.  

    U7-U8 Age Group

    • $144
    • (1) 60 minute weekly practice
    • Size 4 ball
    • 12 minute quarters game
    • 5v5 (with a goal keeper)
    • Proper player restarts (goal kicks, throw-ins, corners, etc.)
    • No punting
    • No heading
    • Seasonal All-Star Experience
    • AFU Hudgens Cup 
    • Seasonal All-Star Game

    U9-U10 Age Group

    • $164
    • (2) 60 min weekly practices
    • Size 4 ball
    • (2) 25 minute halves
    • 7v7 with free substitutions 
    • Build Out Line
    • No punting
    • No heading
    • Seasonal All-Star Game 
    • AFU Hudgens Cup 
    • Eligible to play in State Cup matches (requires an additional fee to be paid to Georgia Soccer)

    U11-U12 Age Group

    • $164
    • (2) 90 minute weekly practices
    • Size 4 ball
    • (2) 30 minute halves
    • 9v9 with free substitutions
    • Seasonal All-Star Game
    • AFU Hudgens Cup 
    • Eligible to play in State Cup matches (requires an additional fee to be paid to Georgia Soccer)

    U13-U14 Age Group

    • $164
    • RIAS – Recreation Inter-Affiliate Schedule
    • Play against top Rec teams in our area
    • (2) 90 minute weekly practices
    • Size 5 ball
    • 35 minute halves
    • 11 vs. 11 with free substitutions, 18 man roster max
    • Eligible to play in State Cup matches (requires an additional fee to be paid to Georgia Soccer)

    U15-U19 Age Group

    • $184
    • RIAS – Recreation Inter-Affiliate Schedule
    • Play against top Rec teams in our area
    • (2) 90 minute weekly practices
    • Size 5 ball
    • 40 minute halves for u15/u16 (combined age group) and 45 minute halves for u17-u19 (combined age group).
    • 11 vs. 11 with free substitutions, 18 man roster max
    • Eligible to play in State Cup Tournaments (requires a registration fee per team to be paid to Georgia Soccer)

    GEORGIA SOCCER YOUTH AGE GROUPS FOR
    Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 SEASONAL YEAR


    PROGRAM CONTACTS

    Director Recreational Soccer Program: 
    Craig Peter 
    [email protected]


    Recreational Registrar: 
    Layla Corley  
    [email protected]

    1-Day Soccer Program Coordinator:
    Lucy DeWitt
    [email protected]

    Advisors to Recreational Soccer: 
    Mirza Mustafic  
    [email protected]

    Robbie Hall
    [email protected]

    Please feel free to contact us!

    Volunteers

    Volunteers Needed– How can I help?

    Atlanta Fire United (AFU) needs volunteers!  The Rec league is run by Volunteer Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Managers.  Know someone who would like to Coach or would like to Coach yourself?  Please contact Craig Peter, Director of Recreational Soccer.

    How else can you help?  Become a Coach, a
    ssist at practice, help your coach by staying late with the child whose parent is a little late arriving after practice, or remove the trash that your team leaves behind after a practice or a match.

    AFU is always looking for 
    corporate sponsors. If you have an interest in helping, please contact
    Craig Peter,Director of Recreational Soccer, at
      [email protected]

    Fields & Facilities

    Where do we play?

    George Pierce Park
    (GPP – AFU Suwanee)
    55 Buford Hwy NE, Suwanee, GA 30024

    Scott Hudgens Park (SHP)
    4545 River Green Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30096
    Bunten Road Park
    (BRP – AFU Duluth)
    3180 Bunten Rd, Duluth, GA 30096

    Click here to see where the fields are!

    What your registration fees cover

    1. Fields
    2. Referees
    3. Gear for Volunteer Coaches
    4. Program Administration (league and schedule set up)
    5. Player and team registration through Georgia Soccer
    6. Player Insurance (supplementary insurance through Georgia Soccer)
    7. Coaching resources for Volunteer Coaches (manuals, courses, and professional leadership)

    IMPORTANT: AFU will cover all “out-of-county” fees for all non-Gwinnett residence registrants (Fee is usually $90).

    Partnerships

    AFU is proud partner of:





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    Contact

    Atlanta Fire United Soccer Association
    P.O. Box 296 
    Duluth, Georgia 30096

    Phone: 678-664-4238
    Email: [email protected]

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