The United Futbol Academy (UFA) was established in 2010, out of the need to promote the game of soccer and to provide a new soccer experience for the community. UFA initially was a merger between Atlanta Soccer Academy and Forsyth Fusion Soccer Club in 2010. Since then, Norcross Soccer Academy in 2014 and South Georgia United in 2015 have joined UFA to establish a larger presence. UFA has also expanded into the areas of Dawson (2011), Lumpkin (2013), Lawrenceville (2016), Fannin and Pickens (2017) and Metro Atlanta (2020).
UFA competes against other clubs locally and within the state. In addition to this competition, many of our travelling teams successfully participate in regional leagues and tournaments including the Elite Clubs National League, South Atlantic Premier League, and the Southeastern Club Champions League.
UFA is devoted to providing a developmental structure along with quality instruction for children ages 3-18. In order to experience the game of soccer at every level, we offer various programs within the club: recreational, academy, select and TOPSoccer; which encompass each child’s soccer potential. We also offer an adult league for people over the age of 18.
UFA functions under the belief that the true value of success in soccer lies through the overall development of the individual player’s soccer skills (technical, tactical, physical and psychological) as opposed to the result of each game. To allow each player to develop at his or her own pace, we operate under the club system utilized around the world in which every player in each age group has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
UFA wants to be successful in creating an organization that sustains the club over time, contributes to the community, and provides valuable life experiences for young players.
Our mission statement is Skills for Soccer. Skills for Life
Core Values: Respect, Professional, Inclusion, Support, Education, and Fun
Player Development Philosophy
At UFA, our method to developing players begins at the grass roots level and continues through the highest levels of play within our programs. Our motto – Skills for Soccer, Skills for Life – is the backbone of our philosophy. While we strive to develop each player’s soccer potential at the pace of the player, we attempt to help instill the moral values of life into the game of soccer. It is our challenge and responsibility to create an environment in which players can reach their full soccer experience that is necessary to be successful both on and off the soccer field.
By doing so, we accomplish several goals: We help them gain tools that they can use to further unlock the game. The more tools and the more of the game they can unlock, the more enjoyable the game becomes. The more enjoyable the game becomes, the more they engage in the learning process and the more competent they become, and so on.
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