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GulfSouth Soccer Club is proud to present the GulfSouth Soccer Academy . It is open for players ages 5-10 of all skill levels who have an interest in learning the fundamentals of soccer. The goal of the Soccer Academy is to develop the skills needed to play soccer at a competitive level. These skills are the building blocks to be used throughout their entire soccer career.

The GulfSouth Soccer Academy will provide a safe and fun environment that encourages more spontaneity and freedom of expression with the ball. It is our firm belief, derived from the example set by the world’s most exceptional players, that the love affair between a child and the soccer ball must start early. Research has shown that involvement in sports at a young age can help in developing advanced motor and cognitive skills.

GulfSouth Soccer Academy uses fun-based soccer training activities that focus on developing a range of fundamental skills. The academy is a great way for players to gain comfort within the game of soccer. Participants will build individual skills while learning team concepts that are ever so important for successful soccer players.

For information on our older age group teams, click here.

Cost is only $125 and includes:

  • 7 Training Sessions - 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
  • 3 League dates and games
  • Jersey
  • End of Season Party

What is needed:

  • Cleats
  • Shin guards
  • Water

South Walton Academy Program

Fridays 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM

South Walton Sports Complex

  • Training Dates

    • February 16
    • February 23
    • March 1
    • March 8
    • March 29
    • April 12
    • April 19
  • Game Dates

    • April 26
    • May 3
    • May 10

Freeport Academy Program

The program is not availble on Freeport this season

  • Training Dates

  • Game Dates

Core Academy Program Features

Passing and Receiving

Learn to play within a designated space to pass and receive the ball.

Running with the ball

Players learn ball handling and dribbling.


Fundamentals of shooting on goal in situations that develop during a match.

Attacking and Defending

Players learn basic defensive skills and positioning.

Rules of the game

Learning the rules of the game and good sportsmanship.

Small combinations

Players get touches on the ball in practice and during 1 v 1 and 4 v 4 small sided games.

Academy Training Videos Coming Soon!

What parents are saying.....

I have had 3 of my children be a part of the GulfSouth Soccer Academy.  I fell that the soccer skills they are taught through the Academy are better than then can learn in any other local program.  GulfSouth Soccer Academy is fun for the kids, fun as a partent to watch, and also prepares them to play at the club level.  I have 1 child still participating and the other two have finished the Academy program and gone on to play competitive soccer for GulfSouth.

K. O'Connor

The GulfSouth Academy is an awesome way for kids interested in soccer to have fun and gain the fundamental skills and confidence to prepare them for team play. The GulfSouth staff provides a fun environment for kids to learn soccer via simple drills and scrimmages. The Academy is great for both the kids and parents to learn the fundamentals of soccer and become part of the GulfSouth Soccer Club.

M. Perez