Your guide to soccer leagues in Atlanta

Looking for a post-work pick-up game? Have a youngster learning to play? There’s a league for you.
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Where to play soccer in Atlanta

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Whether you’re looking for serious play, a social club, or the perfect team for your family’s littlest kicker, there’s a soccer league for you. Here, a round-up of programs in Atlanta.

Adults
Atlanta Silverbacks Soccer Leagues
Locations: 
Atlanta Silverbacks Park near Spaghetti Junction and Silverbacks Suwanee Soccer Park
Contact: atlantasilverbacks.com, 404-410-7410 or 678-714-7454
Ages: 16 and up, with over-30 teams available
Cost: $57 to $80 per person
Level of play: Seven divisions go from beginner to practically pro; regardless of the level, be prepared for notoriously intense play

Atlanta Sport and Social Club
Locations: Throughout the metro area, but concentrated ITP
Contact: atlantasportandsocialclub.com, or 678-869-4690
Ages: 21 and up
Cost: $50 to $80 per person
Level of play: Offers social/rec and intermediate divisions

Cobb Adult Soccer League
Locations:
Throughout Cobb County parks and recreation fields
Contact: cobbsoccer.org, or 404-317-9245
Ages: Men 16 and up; women 18 and up; over-30 and over-40 teams available
Cost: $200 per annual season (16 games), but you can join midseason at a pro-rated fee
Level of play: Everything from recreational to intermediate and competitive, and everyone is serious about the sport

Fusion Sport and Social
Location:
Brookhaven
Contact: fusionsportandsocial.com
Ages: 21 and up
Cost: $55 to $70 per person
Level of play: Recreational

Sons of Pitches FC
Location: ITP, concentrated in neighborhoods south and east of Midtown
Contact: sonsofpitchesfc.com
Ages: Co-ed all ages, with over-30 teams available
Cost: $70 per person or $695 per team for a season, with a $5 fee per pickup session and free family pickup games available throughout the week
Level of play: This group offers everything from social to uber-competitive divisions, and it’s all about the culture of soccer, so expect serious play no matter the level. Sons of Pitches also is the league behind the rooftop soccer tournaments in downtown and Midtown.

Zog Sports
Location: North ITP neighborhoods
Contact: zogsports.com, or 678-974-1772
Ages: 21 and up, with most players between 25 and 40
Cost: $60 to $90 per person
Level of play: Casual and competitive leagues are available, and a portion of each season’s proceeds gets donated to winning teams’ preselected charities

Children and youth
Concorde Fire Soccer Club
Locations: Throughout the metro area
Contact: concordefire.com, or 404-847-0096
Ages: 5 to 18
Cost: Fees vary
Level of play: Beginners through elite

Decatur-Dekalb YMCA Soccer Club
Locations: East Lake, Decatur, Clarkston, Stone Mountain
Contact: ddysoccer.org, 404-377-9622
Ages: 2 through 18
Cost: $65 to $145 for the recreational division (seasonal), $650 to $1,190 for select and academy levels (annual)
Level of play: Beginner, intermediate, and advanced

Happy Feet Soccer Weekend Leagues
Location: Roswell
Contact: happyfeetatlanta.com, or 678-228-8680
Ages: 2 through 6
Cost: $104.50 to $134.50 per person
Level of play: Did we mention they have teams for two-year-olds?

Inter Atlanta F.C. Blues
Locations: Neighborhoods near the downtown area and east toward Decatur
Contact: interatlantafc.com
Ages: 3 through 18
Cost: $120 to $220 per person for recreational, $1,110 to $1,370 for academy and select divisions
Level of play: Beginner, intermediate, and advanced divisions, with a focus on soccer education and community

Soccer in the Streets Community Leagues
Locations: Downtown- and West Atlanta-area neighborhoods, as well as Clarkston and College Park
Contact: soccerstreets.org, or 888-436-5833
Ages: 5 through 18
Cost: Free
Level of play: This group is all about inclusion and building life skills around discipline and teamwork

United Futbol Academy
Locations: North metro area (Forsyth County, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Milton and Norcross), as well as Dawson, Lumpkin, Fannin and Pickens Counties in North Georgia
Contact: unitedfa.org, or 844-468-6832
Ages: 3 through 18, as well as some adult leagues
Cost: From $70 per season for young recreational players up to $1,700 per year for the most advanced levels
Level of play: Varies by chapter, but most have recreational, academy, and select divisions

This article originally appeared in our March 2017 issue.

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