The Athena Program is the select program for girls’ teams, as girls’ teams are defined by US Youth Soccer. The Athena Program is for girls who wish to play competitive level soccer and are seriously committed to the game. Division's are defined and managed by Age Group Coordinators and the Chairperson of the Georgia Soccer - Youth Select Committee. Typcially, Divisions will range from A - D; level A being the highest.

Each youth member affiliate is responsible for the organization of teams and rosters, the assignement of coaches, and submission of those teams to Georigia Soccer for season scheduling if needed. Tryouts are usually held during June to form the teams that will begin play in the Fall season of each year.


Teams are relegated and promoted through the division's depending on their prior season's standings. The Select Committee, chaired by the GA Soccer - youth Select Program Representative, Steve Keiss, decides the number of teams in each division. Each age group has a coordinator who should be consulted about matters within that age such as schedule changes, current standings, reporting scores, etc.

This program is governed by the Georgia Soccer - Youth Rules and Regulations .

To find more information about this program at a league near you, visit our Youth Member Affiliate Directory.