Upon completion of the 2002 Spring season, Brookwood Soccer and Mountain Park Soccer merged to become the Georgia Futbol Club (FC). Both clubs had a storied past with tremendous success in the soccer community. With the combined strengths of each club, the Georgia Futbol Club is able to provide more opportunities for each member and hopes for even greater success. Georgia FC competes against other clubs within the state through the Georgia Youth Soccer Association abiding by all guidelines set forth by this organization. In addition to this competition, many Georgia FC teams successfully participate in many tournaments throughout the Southeastern United States. Georgia FC operates under the Club System utilized around the world in which every player in each age group has the opportunity to reach their full potential. This is realized through challenging levels of play and ability-appropriate training for each player within the Recreational, Genesis, and Select programs. Each age group is supervised by a head coach or Age Group Coordinator. The Age Group Coordinator is responsible for maintaining club standards for both coaches and players within their age group. This supervision includes the assessment and evaluation of both players and coaches making sure that each team in the group performs and trains under the club philosophy established by the directors.The Club System begins with the Recreational program. This programs is designed for beginners and those players who wish to participate in a less competitive environment. The game and training sessions focus attention towards skill development and hopes to foster love for the game of soccer. For those players who want greater competition at the U-10, U-11, and U-12 age groups, the Genesis program is designed to facilitate the transition of each player into the full Select program which begins at the U-13 age group. Development starts with a repetitious diet of basic skills. As players gain experience each season, the program advances through individual, group, and team tactics. Training and playing priorities accelerate with the players, keeping them on a learning curve towards full mastery of the fundamentals and complete tactical awareness. Georgia FC is dedicated to the continuous improvement of each player’s ability and constantly updating the program to meet the needs of its members.
Georgia FC Mission & Vision
The mission of the Georgia FC is to develop great people through soccer and enhance the communities in which we operate. The vision of Georgia FC is to teach our young players how to play soccer both technically and tactically, in a safe and constructive environment.
Georgia FC Philosophy
Georgia FC is a not-for-profit organization and enjoys a 501 (c)(3) designation under the IRS Not-For Profit structure. We are dedicated to serving the needs of the committed soccer player by providing the highest level of instruction available thereby preparing him or her to be a proud representative of the Club at local, state and regional competitions. Georgia FC strives to produce confident players who have not only reached their full athletic potential but are also prepared to become active and productive members of their community. Georgia FC was established for the specific purpose of developing a technically and tactically sound soccer player. However, the realization of this goal must be accomplished within the proper framework by instilling character, self-esteem, confidence, and sportsmanship within the youth athlete. Achievement of these lofty and worthwhile objectives within the appropriate environment can only be reached through the mature behavior and the exemplary conduct of the coaches, parents, and officials of the Club. Their relationship with the players must be of the highest ethical and moral standards and be based upon concerned and just principles that ensure equitable treatment prevailing in all circumstances. An aggressive desire for victory combined with the procedural and graduated development of soccer skills through exceptional coaching and advanced training techniques is of paramount importance. Nevertheless, realization by all that soccer remains only a game is an inherent aspect of the philosophy of the Club that must always be recognized. Georgia FC and our coaching staff strive to attract players and parents with these common interests:creating an environment in which players can reach their full potential and achieve the self-confidence and positive self-esteem necessary to be successful both on and off the soccer field. developing individual skills, and team tactics to enable players and/or teams to compete at the state, regional, and national level.preparing and assisting college bound players in obtaining playing opportunities and scholarships.promoting the game of soccer
Georgia FC Expectations
What Georgia FC expects of you...
- A personal commitment to become the very best soccer player you can be, given your ability. This commitment includes giving your top efforts in all team events such as training sessions, games and tournaments.
- A personal commitment to the Club and your Team as a top priority in athletic endeavors.
- A personal commitment to achieve academic success in the classroom to the best of your abilities.
- A personal commitment to represent yourself in a professional manner at all times.
What you can expect as a member of Georgia FC...
- An opportunity to participate in a professional soccer environment in one of the premier soccer clubs in the state.
- A commitment to provide the best opportunities for our players to advance to the next level (ODP, Region, National, collegiate or professional).
- Consistent, organized, and purposeful instruction and training by Georgia FC coaches during the course of the season.
- A dedicated coaching staff who will conduct and coordinate all training sessions, games and tournaments.
While we emphasize the importance of winning soccer games, from a coaching stand point, long term player development comes first. It’s a difficult, tedious approach, filled with highs and lows, but the results are worthwhile.