COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

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The Competitive Program

The Gainesville Soccer Alliance Competitive Program is comprised of competitive players ages 8 through 18.

Every year hundreds of the most promising youth soccer players in the area are chosen to represent the Gainesville Soccer Alliance (GSA) on our competitive teams.

These teams are trained year-round by the most experienced soccer coaching staff in Gainesville. A rich curriculum of technical instruction and tactical awareness is designed for both individual growth and team success.

2022-2023 Season Tryouts

Player registration to try to be part of the largest and most successful competitive youth soccer program in North Central Florida!

Tryouts for GSA’s U9-U19 male and female competitive teams will be held May 2-6 at Jonesville Soccer Park.

Tryouts for this season are completely free of charge.

We ask that everyone pre-register by following the link below.

Program Mission Statement

The GSA Competitive Program promotes the advancement of competitive youth soccer in the greater Gainesville area. This shall be achieved through the development and retention of outstanding soccer players using licensed coaches, professional instruction, a rich, technical-based curriculum, and partnerships with outstanding leagues and tournaments. Players will be taught a commitment to sportsmanship, teamwork, and personal development. Soccer will be the basis for teaching honor, integrity, cooperation, commitment and good will through victory and defeat. Finally, it is our hope that each player develops a passion for the game that provides him or her with a lifetime of playing, watching and loving soccer.

Players

Boys and Girls
Ages 8 through 18

Season

August through May

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Season Overview

Competitive Program players are rostered for an entire year. The practice and game season typically begins in July/August and runs through May/June. Most teams take a winter break, from late November early January (high school aged teams break from late October to early February).

Our GSA Competitive Staff works hard to make sure that our teams are able to play in the best youth travel leagues in the area. Teams will also compete in various tournaments (typically two to four) throughout the course of the year. How many and which ones will vary from team to team.

Teams will train three days a week at Jonesville Soccer Park. Days and times will also vary from team to team. The Club also offers extra training sessions such as goalkeeper training, advanced sessions with our staff coaches, and winter/spring break/summer camps.

Practice Days and Times

Practice days and times will vary from team to team, but most teams train three days a week during the season.

Where

Gainesville Soccer Alliance
Jonesville Soccer Complex
3401 NW 143rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606

Tryouts

Competitive roster positions are filled on a tryout basis only.

Any players interested in trying out should email contact GSA Competitive Director Jeremy Witt

Coaches

All of our competitive teams are assigned a coach for the entire year.

Our staff is the strongest and deepest in the area, with experienced trainers who have played the game at high levels and/or hold various National licenses and certifications.

To improve the quality of their craft and better serve our players, continuing coaching education is both encouraged and funded.

Cost

 $1200 to $1,800/year

These fees cover ALL club and team expenses for the entire year (August through May). This money goes towards the payment of coaches, field fees for training and games, all league and association dues, all club overhead costs, maintenance and development of Jonesville Park, all assigned tournaments, coach and player insurance, etc.

Uniform, personal travel expenses and a few possible add-on events will be an additional charge.

We do offer need-based scholarship assistance, merit-based scholarships, as well as a banner sponsorship program that can help with costs.

Divisions

The GSA Competitive Program has multiple divisions, depending on age and playing experience. These are Boys Showcase (U13-U19), Girls DPL (U13-U19), Premier 11v11 (U13-U18), Premier 9v9 (U11-U12), and Premier 9v9 (U9-U10).

Information on all five divisions can be found below.





NEWS

Jonesville Park Closed!

Jonesville Park Closed!

The Alachua County Parks Department has CLOSED Jonesville Soccer Park until Monday, September 5th due to saturated field conditions. All training will need to be moved or canceled. More information to follow.

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Order Your Uniform!

Order Your Uniform!

We need all Competitive Players who need a new jersey for this season to order them as soon as possible! Uniforms can take a while to get customized, so don't delay. You will need to specify your jersey number, so please confirm your number for the season with your...

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The Gator Classic is BACK!

The Gator Classic is BACK!

Hosted by the Gainesville Soccer Alliance, the Gator Classic is back for the EIGHTEENTH season in 2023! Once known as the best girls-only tournament in North Florida, the Gator Classic is now open to BOYS and GIRLS teams U9 through U14. And new for this year, the...

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GSA / SD Huesca ID Camp!

GSA / SD Huesca ID Camp!

We are extremely excited to host La Liga Club S.D. Huesca's first Soccer ID Camp in America! This camp is for male players, 2014-2004. Now is your chance to get trained by their Top Class UEFA A License Coaches and learn their European Methodology, Philosophy &...

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Meet Junior DaCosta!

Meet Junior DaCosta!

Junior DaCosta has been with GSA for two years now, working with numerous teams and establishing himself as one of the best soccer trainers to ever work in Gainesville! Founder and coach of Gainesville FC, the semi-pro USPL team taking the area by storm, Junior has...

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Meet Kerri Hanks Petersen!

Meet Kerri Hanks Petersen!

We are thrilled to bring Kerri Hanks Petersen over to GSA full-time next season! Kerri is a former professional women’s soccer player who played for Sky Blue FC and St. Louis Athletica in the Women’s Professional Soccer League. Before playing professionally, she was a...

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Competitive Teams & Coaches:

2022-2023 Senior Girls Teams

Team lists and contact emails to be posted soon.

2022-2023 Senior Boys Teams

Team lists and contact emails to be posted soon.

2022-2023 Junior Boys / Girls Teams

Team lists and contact emails to be posted soon.

GSA Competitive Directors

Jeremy Witt

Competitive Program Director

 

Kerri Hanks Petersen

 Competitive Girls Director

 

Junior DaCosta

 Competitive Boys Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GSA COMPETITIVE PROGRAM PARENT TESTIMONIALS

Matt Carcaba

Our family has been a part of GSA’s competitive soccer program for the last 6-years.  We currently have 2 kids playing and they enjoy every minute of it.  They not only enjoy the coaching and skills they receive from the GSA Staff, but the friendship and camaraderie they have with their teammates.  The kids spend a lot of time together and have built some lasting friendships that will be there long after their soccer playing days are over.

Michelle Massias

We have done Academy for a year and weren’t ready for the next level which includes travel on many weekends. So grateful that GSA had the foresight to add the “Select” program! We still get intense, great coaching, it’s just one more day a week and only a couple of tournaments that are day trips if need be. My girl loves the training and gets excited she gets a taste of the tournaments or what the next level will be like but just more. A perfect balance and we couldn’t be happier.

Heather & Jayson Francis

In 2017, we joined the Gainesville Soccer Alliance following the recommendation of other families that had transitioned into the program in years past.  What we found within GSA was a welcoming yet challenging environment that focused on the technical and tactical aspects of the game, all the while fostering a deeper appreciation and love for the sport.  In addition to team play and fieldwork, the staff at GSA facilitated specialized goalkeeper training, which has resulted in a significant performance increase in our son.  Not only has he received consistent, high level of training from multiple coaches within the program, but participation within the club has also yielded a network of friends amongst the children and parents that now feels like an extension of our family.