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Frequently Asked Questions

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We're thrilled to have trained hundreds of amazing athletes over the years and we've compiled a helpful list of frequently asked questions about our policies, classes, and locations.

If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us anytime.

We're always here to help!

  • Where are you located?
    Athens, Georgia: Athens Academy, 1281 Spartan Ln, Athens, GA 30606
  • Who are your trainers and what is their experience?
    Coach Rachel Hines, Coach Mae Wallace, and Coach Chloe provide training. All have experience competing in club soccer.
  • How can I find out more about upcoming groups, camps, and training?
    You need to be on our email distribution list. Subscribe on the Home Page or please email us: info@strike1stsoccer.com
  • What is the best way to ask a question/get information?
    1. Read all the FAQs 2. Read the Web Pages on the topic you want to know more about. 3. Email us: info@strike1stsoccer.com
  • How do you make sure your training is age appropriate?
    One of the things that sets S1S apart is our close focus on child development and applying it to our training. Our first priority is to keep soccer fun while learning.
  • What is the cost of 1on1 or 2 - 4 Player Group?
    1on1 Training is the highest rate & recommended for new clients or a specific need. 2 - 4 Player Training is our most popular AND best recommendation for maximum fun, education, and application for players. 7 Pack of Sessions is the most discounted & by far the most popular option. Email us for rates: info@strike1stsoccer.com.
  • Are parents/guardians allowed to stay and watch?
    Parents may sit and watch if they wish. We ask that you remain a silent observer and allow us to do the coaching/training while you enjoy watching your athlete develop, grow, and have fun. Please do not coach from the sideline.
  • Do you cancel sessions? How will I know if training is cancelled?
    We do not cancel sessions except in extreme events, such as dangerous weather or a power outage. If we do have to cancel training for whatever reason, we will send an email and/or a text to those impacted by the closure.
  • I missed my 2 - 4 Player training; can I make it up?
    We offer Sunday make-up sessions during your Training Program. We encourage parents to attend at least 1 as illness/homework/life happens. A 4 Pack must be completed in 4 weeks. An 8 Pack must be completed in 8 weeks. Sessions expire after this time frame. We understand that scheduling can be a challenge. We want to work with you to make sure that you can attend your scheduled 2 - 4 Player Group as consistently as possible. We want to make sure that you have the best possible training experience with us, and we appreciate your understanding of our policies. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
  • Something came up and I need to drop my training sessions. Can I get a refund?
    We do not offer refunds. At our organization, we are dedicated to providing high-quality training for our valued clients. We understand that schedules can change unexpectedly, and it can be disappointing to miss out on a session. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds for missed group sessions, as we have limited capacity and demand is high. It can be costly for our business to turn away prospective clients, only to find that they are no longer able to attend after taking up a spot. We want to ensure that everyone who is truly committed to training with us has the opportunity to do so. That being said, we do understand that injuries can happen, and we want to support our clients in any way we can. If your child is unable to participate due to injury, we will gladly issue a refund with a note from your doctor. We follow the guidelines set by Georgia Soccer to ensure that our clients are treated fairly and with compassion. We appreciate your understanding and hope that you'll continue to train with us in the future. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to our friendly team.
  • What if I have a medical reason for withdrawing from my group?
    We follow Georgia Soccer guidelines regarding injury and illness related withdrawals, meaning we will issue a refund or credit, but will require a doctor’s note before issuing.
  • Are you affiliated with any clubs? Do you coach any teams?
    We hold no affiliation with any club teams. We work with athletes from all clubs and do not promote any one specific club or organization. This allows us to train players from all arenas, be it club, rec, or school. Players from all schools & clubs are welcome to (and do) participate. We do offer group/team training at our locations, but it is organized by the coach/manager and is available to any team or club. We do not we promote any clubs.
  • What is the philosophy of Strike 1st Soccer?
    Our philosophy centers around the Strike 1st Soccer 5 Essential Pillars of Play: Ball Mastery 1v1 Attacking & Defending Passing & Receiving Finishing Speed/Agility/Quickness. Our phenomenal player testimonials can be found on the Home page.
  • Do you train all ages?
    Our 2 - 4 Player groups are all ages 10+. Email us for an inquiry about younger players: info@strike1stsoccer.com
  • How do I book a training session or a package of sessions?
    To Book a Training or a Package: 1. Create a Parent Profile & add a Relationship of your Player. A credit card is required on file. Click Here: Create A Profile 2. All training is at Athens Academy. Email us your desired training type & package. info@strike1stsoccer.com 3. We will contact you. Note: The payment due will be for the entire package for all sessions. The credit card on file will be charges within 24 hours of the 1st session in full.
  • Do I have to sign up for a package of sessions?
    We do not require you to commit to a package unless a 2-4 Player group is necessary. However, 8 Pack players get booked first. And for best results & best discount, we recommend it.
  • Do my sessions expire after a certain amount of time?
    Yes sessions do expire. See below: A 4 Pack must be completed in 4 weeks. A 7 Pack must be completed in 7 weeks. You do not receive credit beyond this time frame as you can understand when 10+ people need extensions, it is too difficult on our staff to manage. We offer pre-set makeup sessions for players who are sick or miss a session.
  • Is your training for everyone or just club players?
    We train all players at all skill levels from beginners to professionals. We do not have a level or skill requirement, but the player should be passionate and dedicated to improving their game.
  • Will I receive a training confirmation?
    Yes, you will receive an e-mail confirming your placement. We encourage parents to sign up for text SMS alerts as well.
  • Are we allowed to join a 2-4 Player Group in progress?
    This depends on your relationship with the adult group organizer.
  • I am in college/a pro player. Do you offer training for me?
    We do offer college and pro training. These groups are by invitation only and cannot be registered for. If you are a college or professional athlete, please email info@strike1stsoccer.com.
  • It's really hot. What are you doing to make sure kids aren’t overheating?
    Yes, summer in the South can be hot. We offer frequent breaks for rest and water throughout the day. During these periods the kids are welcome to sit in the shade and rest. As most locations are open fields with very little shade, you are welcome to bring a tent as well. Tents must be taken down at the end of each day.
  • What is the sibling discount?
    Our sibling discount is 15% off each sibling. This applies to all training types as long as 2 or more are active. Email us at info@strike1stsoccer.com so we can apply this discount.
  • Where are you located?
    Athens, Georgia: Athens Academy, 1281 Spartan Ln, Athens, GA 30606
  • Who are your trainers and what is their experience?
    Coach Rachel Hines, Coach Mae Wallace, and Coach Chloe provide training. All have experience competing in club soccer.
  • How can I find out more about upcoming groups, camps, and training?
    You need to be on our email distribution list. Subscribe on the Home Page or please email us: info@strike1stsoccer.com
  • What is the best way to ask a question/get information?
    1. Read all the FAQs 2. Read the Web Pages on the topic you want to know more about. 3. Email us: info@strike1stsoccer.com
  • How do you make sure your training is age appropriate?
    One of the things that sets S1S apart is our close focus on child development and applying it to our training. Our first priority is to keep soccer fun while learning.
  • What is the cost of 1on1 or 2 - 4 Player Group?
    1on1 Training is the highest rate & recommended for new clients or a specific need. 2 - 4 Player Training is our most popular AND best recommendation for maximum fun, education, and application for players. 7 Pack of Sessions is the most discounted & by far the most popular option. Email us for rates: info@strike1stsoccer.com.
  • Are parents/guardians allowed to stay and watch?
    Parents may sit and watch if they wish. We ask that you remain a silent observer and allow us to do the coaching/training while you enjoy watching your athlete develop, grow, and have fun. Please do not coach from the sideline.
  • Do you cancel sessions? How will I know if training is cancelled?
    We do not cancel sessions except in extreme events, such as dangerous weather or a power outage. If we do have to cancel training for whatever reason, we will send an email and/or a text to those impacted by the closure.
  • I missed my 2 - 4 Player training; can I make it up?
    We offer Sunday make-up sessions during your Training Program. We encourage parents to attend at least 1 as illness/homework/life happens. A 4 Pack must be completed in 4 weeks. An 8 Pack must be completed in 8 weeks. Sessions expire after this time frame. We understand that scheduling can be a challenge. We want to work with you to make sure that you can attend your scheduled 2 - 4 Player Group as consistently as possible. We want to make sure that you have the best possible training experience with us, and we appreciate your understanding of our policies. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
  • Something came up and I need to drop my training sessions. Can I get a refund?
    We do not offer refunds. At our organization, we are dedicated to providing high-quality training for our valued clients. We understand that schedules can change unexpectedly, and it can be disappointing to miss out on a session. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds for missed group sessions, as we have limited capacity and demand is high. It can be costly for our business to turn away prospective clients, only to find that they are no longer able to attend after taking up a spot. We want to ensure that everyone who is truly committed to training with us has the opportunity to do so. That being said, we do understand that injuries can happen, and we want to support our clients in any way we can. If your child is unable to participate due to injury, we will gladly issue a refund with a note from your doctor. We follow the guidelines set by Georgia Soccer to ensure that our clients are treated fairly and with compassion. We appreciate your understanding and hope that you'll continue to train with us in the future. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to our friendly team.
  • What if I have a medical reason for withdrawing from my group?
    We follow Georgia Soccer guidelines regarding injury and illness related withdrawals, meaning we will issue a refund or credit, but will require a doctor’s note before issuing.
  • Are you affiliated with any clubs? Do you coach any teams?
    We hold no affiliation with any club teams. We work with athletes from all clubs and do not promote any one specific club or organization. This allows us to train players from all arenas, be it club, rec, or school. Players from all schools & clubs are welcome to (and do) participate. We do offer group/team training at our locations, but it is organized by the coach/manager and is available to any team or club. We do not we promote any clubs.
  • What is the philosophy of Strike 1st Soccer?
    Our philosophy centers around the Strike 1st Soccer 5 Essential Pillars of Play: Ball Mastery 1v1 Attacking & Defending Passing & Receiving Finishing Speed/Agility/Quickness. Our phenomenal player testimonials can be found on the Home page.
  • Do you train all ages?
    Our 2 - 4 Player groups are all ages 10+. Email us for an inquiry about younger players: info@strike1stsoccer.com
  • How do I book a training session or a package of sessions?
    To Book a Training or a Package: 1. Create a Parent Profile & add a Relationship of your Player. A credit card is required on file. Click Here: Create A Profile 2. All training is at Athens Academy. Email us your desired training type & package. info@strike1stsoccer.com 3. We will contact you. Note: The payment due will be for the entire package for all sessions. The credit card on file will be charges within 24 hours of the 1st session in full.
  • Do I have to sign up for a package of sessions?
    We do not require you to commit to a package unless a 2-4 Player group is necessary. However, 8 Pack players get booked first. And for best results & best discount, we recommend it.
  • Do my sessions expire after a certain amount of time?
    Yes sessions do expire. See below: A 4 Pack must be completed in 4 weeks. A 7 Pack must be completed in 7 weeks. You do not receive credit beyond this time frame as you can understand when 10+ people need extensions, it is too difficult on our staff to manage. We offer pre-set makeup sessions for players who are sick or miss a session.
  • Is your training for everyone or just club players?
    We train all players at all skill levels from beginners to professionals. We do not have a level or skill requirement, but the player should be passionate and dedicated to improving their game.
  • Will I receive a training confirmation?
    Yes, you will receive an e-mail confirming your placement. We encourage parents to sign up for text SMS alerts as well.
  • Are we allowed to join a 2-4 Player Group in progress?
    This depends on your relationship with the adult group organizer.
  • I am in college/a pro player. Do you offer training for me?
    We do offer college and pro training. These groups are by invitation only and cannot be registered for. If you are a college or professional athlete, please email info@strike1stsoccer.com.
  • It's really hot. What are you doing to make sure kids aren’t overheating?
    Yes, summer in the South can be hot. We offer frequent breaks for rest and water throughout the day. During these periods the kids are welcome to sit in the shade and rest. As most locations are open fields with very little shade, you are welcome to bring a tent as well. Tents must be taken down at the end of each day.
  • What is the sibling discount?
    Our sibling discount is 15% off each sibling. This applies to all training types as long as 2 or more are active. Email us at info@strike1stsoccer.com so we can apply this discount.
  • Where are you located?
    Athens, Georgia: Athens Academy, 1281 Spartan Ln, Athens, GA 30606
  • Who are your trainers and what is their experience?
    Coach Rachel Hines, Coach Mae Wallace, and Coach Chloe provide training. All have experience competing in club soccer.
  • How can I find out more about upcoming groups, camps, and training?
    You need to be on our email distribution list. Subscribe on the Home Page or please email us: info@strike1stsoccer.com
  • What is the best way to ask a question/get information?
    1. Read all the FAQs 2. Read the Web Pages on the topic you want to know more about. 3. Email us: info@strike1stsoccer.com
  • How do you make sure your training is age appropriate?
    One of the things that sets S1S apart is our close focus on child development and applying it to our training. Our first priority is to keep soccer fun while learning.
  • What is the cost of 1on1 or 2 - 4 Player Group?
    1on1 Training is the highest rate & recommended for new clients or a specific need. 2 - 4 Player Training is our most popular AND best recommendation for maximum fun, education, and application for players. 7 Pack of Sessions is the most discounted & by far the most popular option. Email us for rates: info@strike1stsoccer.com.
  • Are parents/guardians allowed to stay and watch?
    Parents may sit and watch if they wish. We ask that you remain a silent observer and allow us to do the coaching/training while you enjoy watching your athlete develop, grow, and have fun. Please do not coach from the sideline.
  • Do you cancel sessions? How will I know if training is cancelled?
    We do not cancel sessions except in extreme events, such as dangerous weather or a power outage. If we do have to cancel training for whatever reason, we will send an email and/or a text to those impacted by the closure.
  • I missed my 2 - 4 Player training; can I make it up?
    We offer Sunday make-up sessions during your Training Program. We encourage parents to attend at least 1 as illness/homework/life happens. A 4 Pack must be completed in 4 weeks. An 8 Pack must be completed in 8 weeks. Sessions expire after this time frame. We understand that scheduling can be a challenge. We want to work with you to make sure that you can attend your scheduled 2 - 4 Player Group as consistently as possible. We want to make sure that you have the best possible training experience with us, and we appreciate your understanding of our policies. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
  • Something came up and I need to drop my training sessions. Can I get a refund?
    We do not offer refunds. At our organization, we are dedicated to providing high-quality training for our valued clients. We understand that schedules can change unexpectedly, and it can be disappointing to miss out on a session. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds for missed group sessions, as we have limited capacity and demand is high. It can be costly for our business to turn away prospective clients, only to find that they are no longer able to attend after taking up a spot. We want to ensure that everyone who is truly committed to training with us has the opportunity to do so. That being said, we do understand that injuries can happen, and we want to support our clients in any way we can. If your child is unable to participate due to injury, we will gladly issue a refund with a note from your doctor. We follow the guidelines set by Georgia Soccer to ensure that our clients are treated fairly and with compassion. We appreciate your understanding and hope that you'll continue to train with us in the future. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to our friendly team.
  • What if I have a medical reason for withdrawing from my group?
    We follow Georgia Soccer guidelines regarding injury and illness related withdrawals, meaning we will issue a refund or credit, but will require a doctor’s note before issuing.
  • Are you affiliated with any clubs? Do you coach any teams?
    We hold no affiliation with any club teams. We work with athletes from all clubs and do not promote any one specific club or organization. This allows us to train players from all arenas, be it club, rec, or school. Players from all schools & clubs are welcome to (and do) participate. We do offer group/team training at our locations, but it is organized by the coach/manager and is available to any team or club. We do not we promote any clubs.
  • What is the philosophy of Strike 1st Soccer?
    Our philosophy centers around the Strike 1st Soccer 5 Essential Pillars of Play: Ball Mastery 1v1 Attacking & Defending Passing & Receiving Finishing Speed/Agility/Quickness. Our phenomenal player testimonials can be found on the Home page.
  • Do you train all ages?
    Our 2 - 4 Player groups are all ages 10+. Email us for an inquiry about younger players: info@strike1stsoccer.com
  • How do I book a training session or a package of sessions?
    To Book a Training or a Package: 1. Create a Parent Profile & add a Relationship of your Player. A credit card is required on file. Click Here: Create A Profile 2. All training is at Athens Academy. Email us your desired training type & package. info@strike1stsoccer.com 3. We will contact you. Note: The payment due will be for the entire package for all sessions. The credit card on file will be charges within 24 hours of the 1st session in full.
  • Do I have to sign up for a package of sessions?
    We do not require you to commit to a package unless a 2-4 Player group is necessary. However, 8 Pack players get booked first. And for best results & best discount, we recommend it.
  • Do my sessions expire after a certain amount of time?
    Yes sessions do expire. See below: A 4 Pack must be completed in 4 weeks. A 7 Pack must be completed in 7 weeks. You do not receive credit beyond this time frame as you can understand when 10+ people need extensions, it is too difficult on our staff to manage. We offer pre-set makeup sessions for players who are sick or miss a session.
  • Is your training for everyone or just club players?
    We train all players at all skill levels from beginners to professionals. We do not have a level or skill requirement, but the player should be passionate and dedicated to improving their game.
  • Will I receive a training confirmation?
    Yes, you will receive an e-mail confirming your placement. We encourage parents to sign up for text SMS alerts as well.
  • Are we allowed to join a 2-4 Player Group in progress?
    This depends on your relationship with the adult group organizer.
  • I am in college/a pro player. Do you offer training for me?
    We do offer college and pro training. These groups are by invitation only and cannot be registered for. If you are a college or professional athlete, please email info@strike1stsoccer.com.
  • It's really hot. What are you doing to make sure kids aren’t overheating?
    Yes, summer in the South can be hot. We offer frequent breaks for rest and water throughout the day. During these periods the kids are welcome to sit in the shade and rest. As most locations are open fields with very little shade, you are welcome to bring a tent as well. Tents must be taken down at the end of each day.
  • What is the sibling discount?
    Our sibling discount is 15% off each sibling. This applies to all training types as long as 2 or more are active. Email us at info@strike1stsoccer.com so we can apply this discount.
  • Where are you located?
    Athens, Georgia: Athens Academy, 1281 Spartan Ln, Athens, GA 30606
  • Who are your trainers and what is their experience?
    Coach Rachel Hines, Coach Mae Wallace, and Coach Chloe provide training. All have experience competing in club soccer.
  • How can I find out more about upcoming groups, camps, and training?
    You need to be on our email distribution list. Subscribe on the Home Page or please email us: info@strike1stsoccer.com
  • What is the best way to ask a question/get information?
    1. Read all the FAQs 2. Read the Web Pages on the topic you want to know more about. 3. Email us: info@strike1stsoccer.com
  • How do you make sure your training is age appropriate?
    One of the things that sets S1S apart is our close focus on child development and applying it to our training. Our first priority is to keep soccer fun while learning.
  • What is the cost of 1on1 or 2 - 4 Player Group?
    1on1 Training is the highest rate & recommended for new clients or a specific need. 2 - 4 Player Training is our most popular AND best recommendation for maximum fun, education, and application for players. 7 Pack of Sessions is the most discounted & by far the most popular option. Email us for rates: info@strike1stsoccer.com.
  • Are parents/guardians allowed to stay and watch?
    Parents may sit and watch if they wish. We ask that you remain a silent observer and allow us to do the coaching/training while you enjoy watching your athlete develop, grow, and have fun. Please do not coach from the sideline.
  • Do you cancel sessions? How will I know if training is cancelled?
    We do not cancel sessions except in extreme events, such as dangerous weather or a power outage. If we do have to cancel training for whatever reason, we will send an email and/or a text to those impacted by the closure.
  • I missed my 2 - 4 Player training; can I make it up?
    We offer Sunday make-up sessions during your Training Program. We encourage parents to attend at least 1 as illness/homework/life happens. A 4 Pack must be completed in 4 weeks. An 8 Pack must be completed in 8 weeks. Sessions expire after this time frame. We understand that scheduling can be a challenge. We want to work with you to make sure that you can attend your scheduled 2 - 4 Player Group as consistently as possible. We want to make sure that you have the best possible training experience with us, and we appreciate your understanding of our policies. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
  • Something came up and I need to drop my training sessions. Can I get a refund?
    We do not offer refunds. At our organization, we are dedicated to providing high-quality training for our valued clients. We understand that schedules can change unexpectedly, and it can be disappointing to miss out on a session. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds for missed group sessions, as we have limited capacity and demand is high. It can be costly for our business to turn away prospective clients, only to find that they are no longer able to attend after taking up a spot. We want to ensure that everyone who is truly committed to training with us has the opportunity to do so. That being said, we do understand that injuries can happen, and we want to support our clients in any way we can. If your child is unable to participate due to injury, we will gladly issue a refund with a note from your doctor. We follow the guidelines set by Georgia Soccer to ensure that our clients are treated fairly and with compassion. We appreciate your understanding and hope that you'll continue to train with us in the future. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to our friendly team.
  • What if I have a medical reason for withdrawing from my group?
    We follow Georgia Soccer guidelines regarding injury and illness related withdrawals, meaning we will issue a refund or credit, but will require a doctor’s note before issuing.
  • Are you affiliated with any clubs? Do you coach any teams?
    We hold no affiliation with any club teams. We work with athletes from all clubs and do not promote any one specific club or organization. This allows us to train players from all arenas, be it club, rec, or school. Players from all schools & clubs are welcome to (and do) participate. We do offer group/team training at our locations, but it is organized by the coach/manager and is available to any team or club. We do not we promote any clubs.
  • What is the philosophy of Strike 1st Soccer?
    Our philosophy centers around the Strike 1st Soccer 5 Essential Pillars of Play: Ball Mastery 1v1 Attacking & Defending Passing & Receiving Finishing Speed/Agility/Quickness. Our phenomenal player testimonials can be found on the Home page.
  • Do you train all ages?
    Our 2 - 4 Player groups are all ages 10+. Email us for an inquiry about younger players: info@strike1stsoccer.com
  • How do I book a training session or a package of sessions?
    To Book a Training or a Package: 1. Create a Parent Profile & add a Relationship of your Player. A credit card is required on file. Click Here: Create A Profile 2. All training is at Athens Academy. Email us your desired training type & package. info@strike1stsoccer.com 3. We will contact you. Note: The payment due will be for the entire package for all sessions. The credit card on file will be charges within 24 hours of the 1st session in full.
  • Do I have to sign up for a package of sessions?
    We do not require you to commit to a package unless a 2-4 Player group is necessary. However, 8 Pack players get booked first. And for best results & best discount, we recommend it.
  • Do my sessions expire after a certain amount of time?
    Yes sessions do expire. See below: A 4 Pack must be completed in 4 weeks. A 7 Pack must be completed in 7 weeks. You do not receive credit beyond this time frame as you can understand when 10+ people need extensions, it is too difficult on our staff to manage. We offer pre-set makeup sessions for players who are sick or miss a session.
  • Is your training for everyone or just club players?
    We train all players at all skill levels from beginners to professionals. We do not have a level or skill requirement, but the player should be passionate and dedicated to improving their game.
  • Will I receive a training confirmation?
    Yes, you will receive an e-mail confirming your placement. We encourage parents to sign up for text SMS alerts as well.
  • Are we allowed to join a 2-4 Player Group in progress?
    This depends on your relationship with the adult group organizer.
  • I am in college/a pro player. Do you offer training for me?
    We do offer college and pro training. These groups are by invitation only and cannot be registered for. If you are a college or professional athlete, please email info@strike1stsoccer.com.
  • It's really hot. What are you doing to make sure kids aren’t overheating?
    Yes, summer in the South can be hot. We offer frequent breaks for rest and water throughout the day. During these periods the kids are welcome to sit in the shade and rest. As most locations are open fields with very little shade, you are welcome to bring a tent as well. Tents must be taken down at the end of each day.
  • What is the sibling discount?
    Our sibling discount is 15% off each sibling. This applies to all training types as long as 2 or more are active. Email us at info@strike1stsoccer.com so we can apply this discount.
  • Where are you located?
    Athens, Georgia: Athens Academy, 1281 Spartan Ln, Athens, GA 30606
  • Who are your trainers and what is their experience?
    Coach Rachel Hines, Coach Mae Wallace, and Coach Chloe provide training. All have experience competing in club soccer.
  • How can I find out more about upcoming groups, camps, and training?
    You need to be on our email distribution list. Subscribe on the Home Page or please email us: info@strike1stsoccer.com
  • What is the best way to ask a question/get information?
    1. Read all the FAQs 2. Read the Web Pages on the topic you want to know more about. 3. Email us: info@strike1stsoccer.com
  • How do you make sure your training is age appropriate?
    One of the things that sets S1S apart is our close focus on child development and applying it to our training. Our first priority is to keep soccer fun while learning.
  • What is the cost of 1on1 or 2 - 4 Player Group?
    1on1 Training is the highest rate & recommended for new clients or a specific need. 2 - 4 Player Training is our most popular AND best recommendation for maximum fun, education, and application for players. 7 Pack of Sessions is the most discounted & by far the most popular option. Email us for rates: info@strike1stsoccer.com.
  • Are parents/guardians allowed to stay and watch?
    Parents may sit and watch if they wish. We ask that you remain a silent observer and allow us to do the coaching/training while you enjoy watching your athlete develop, grow, and have fun. Please do not coach from the sideline.
  • Do you cancel sessions? How will I know if training is cancelled?
    We do not cancel sessions except in extreme events, such as dangerous weather or a power outage. If we do have to cancel training for whatever reason, we will send an email and/or a text to those impacted by the closure.
  • I missed my 2 - 4 Player training; can I make it up?
    We offer Sunday make-up sessions during your Training Program. We encourage parents to attend at least 1 as illness/homework/life happens. A 4 Pack must be completed in 4 weeks. An 8 Pack must be completed in 8 weeks. Sessions expire after this time frame. We understand that scheduling can be a challenge. We want to work with you to make sure that you can attend your scheduled 2 - 4 Player Group as consistently as possible. We want to make sure that you have the best possible training experience with us, and we appreciate your understanding of our policies. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
  • Something came up and I need to drop my training sessions. Can I get a refund?
    We do not offer refunds. At our organization, we are dedicated to providing high-quality training for our valued clients. We understand that schedules can change unexpectedly, and it can be disappointing to miss out on a session. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds for missed group sessions, as we have limited capacity and demand is high. It can be costly for our business to turn away prospective clients, only to find that they are no longer able to attend after taking up a spot. We want to ensure that everyone who is truly committed to training with us has the opportunity to do so. That being said, we do understand that injuries can happen, and we want to support our clients in any way we can. If your child is unable to participate due to injury, we will gladly issue a refund with a note from your doctor. We follow the guidelines set by Georgia Soccer to ensure that our clients are treated fairly and with compassion. We appreciate your understanding and hope that you'll continue to train with us in the future. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to our friendly team.
  • What if I have a medical reason for withdrawing from my group?
    We follow Georgia Soccer guidelines regarding injury and illness related withdrawals, meaning we will issue a refund or credit, but will require a doctor’s note before issuing.
  • Are you affiliated with any clubs? Do you coach any teams?
    We hold no affiliation with any club teams. We work with athletes from all clubs and do not promote any one specific club or organization. This allows us to train players from all arenas, be it club, rec, or school. Players from all schools & clubs are welcome to (and do) participate. We do offer group/team training at our locations, but it is organized by the coach/manager and is available to any team or club. We do not we promote any clubs.
  • What is the philosophy of Strike 1st Soccer?
    Our philosophy centers around the Strike 1st Soccer 5 Essential Pillars of Play: Ball Mastery 1v1 Attacking & Defending Passing & Receiving Finishing Speed/Agility/Quickness. Our phenomenal player testimonials can be found on the Home page.
  • Do you train all ages?
    Our 2 - 4 Player groups are all ages 10+. Email us for an inquiry about younger players: info@strike1stsoccer.com
  • How do I book a training session or a package of sessions?
    To Book a Training or a Package: 1. Create a Parent Profile & add a Relationship of your Player. A credit card is required on file. Click Here: Create A Profile 2. All training is at Athens Academy. Email us your desired training type & package. info@strike1stsoccer.com 3. We will contact you. Note: The payment due will be for the entire package for all sessions. The credit card on file will be charges within 24 hours of the 1st session in full.
  • Do I have to sign up for a package of sessions?
    We do not require you to commit to a package unless a 2-4 Player group is necessary. However, 8 Pack players get booked first. And for best results & best discount, we recommend it.
  • Do my sessions expire after a certain amount of time?
    Yes sessions do expire. See below: A 4 Pack must be completed in 4 weeks. A 7 Pack must be completed in 7 weeks. You do not receive credit beyond this time frame as you can understand when 10+ people need extensions, it is too difficult on our staff to manage. We offer pre-set makeup sessions for players who are sick or miss a session.
  • Is your training for everyone or just club players?
    We train all players at all skill levels from beginners to professionals. We do not have a level or skill requirement, but the player should be passionate and dedicated to improving their game.
  • Will I receive a training confirmation?
    Yes, you will receive an e-mail confirming your placement. We encourage parents to sign up for text SMS alerts as well.
  • Are we allowed to join a 2-4 Player Group in progress?
    This depends on your relationship with the adult group organizer.
  • I am in college/a pro player. Do you offer training for me?
    We do offer college and pro training. These groups are by invitation only and cannot be registered for. If you are a college or professional athlete, please email info@strike1stsoccer.com.
  • It's really hot. What are you doing to make sure kids aren’t overheating?
    Yes, summer in the South can be hot. We offer frequent breaks for rest and water throughout the day. During these periods the kids are welcome to sit in the shade and rest. As most locations are open fields with very little shade, you are welcome to bring a tent as well. Tents must be taken down at the end of each day.
  • What is the sibling discount?
    Our sibling discount is 15% off each sibling. This applies to all training types as long as 2 or more are active. Email us at info@strike1stsoccer.com so we can apply this discount.
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