Coaching News

Tryouts for Girls Feb 25th

The Oakes Training Center –  Tryouts will be held February 25th at 5 p.m. for girls born in years 2009, 2010, and 2011. No cancellation as session will be indoors if rain. Come Join Our Journey!! Contact the Southern States Soccer office to register. (601) 602-6998 or e-mail:office@southernstatessoccer.com

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Employment Opportunity for Programs Manager and Coaches

The Oakes Training Center, Oak Grove, MS –  Southern States Soccer has an opening for a full-time or part-time Programs Manager for our non-Academy programs. We are also looking for enthusiastic and energetic full-time and part-time coaches for boys and girls. If you are interested please contact us by e-mail: office@southernstatessoccer.com and attach your current…

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Futsal event kicks-off new year

Foley, Alabama –  Southern States Soccer took players ranging in ages from 2010 to 2007 birth years, in mixed age group teams for a fun and competitive Futsal event in Foley, Alabama, hosted by the local sports and tourism group. The new year kick-off saw teams from Covington Louisiana, Montgomery Alabama, Perdomo Bay Florida, as…

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‘Juice’ heads to MLS Atlanta United

The Oakes –  Southern States Soccer is pleased, if a little sad to announce that 2004 player Joshua ‘Juice’ Rowland will be moving on to pastures new in 2019. ‘Juice’ is headed to Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United FC. He will join up full-time with their Development Academy after impressing in recent training and games…

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Girls go close again

Houma, La –  The Southern States girls traveled to Houma, Louisiana this past weekend and took second place in the tournament. The girls topped the number one seed of the tournament in the semi-final. Following a 1-1 tie in regulation the game went into an intense penalty shootout. Abigail Capasso (pictured) who was playing two…

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‘The Academy’ in talks with Spanish group

Oak Grove, MS  –  Our good friend Inaki Erana visited with us in Jackson, Mississippi recently at the Crossroads of the South Tournament. Inaki has been instrumental in helping to set up both our trips to Spain in the past few years, the friendship growing from connections with Nigel Boulton and Carl Reynolds. Nigel recruited…

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Flathau thanks ‘The Academy’ and Coach Carl Reynolds

Houston, TX –  Heath Flathau of Hattiesburg, Mississippi recently moved to Houston, Texas to join the Houston Texans Developmental Academy. Heath is an outstanding talent and had been playing his soccer in Jackson for the Rush. Even so he has worked consistently with us here at Southern States Soccer as a training player and as…

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SSS players trial at MLS Development Academy

Atlanta, GA –  Christopher LaRussa (left) and ‘Juice’ Rowland were in Atlanta this week training with the MLS Atlanta United DA Academy. The boys made an impression playing against the Atlanta outfit when the Southern States Soccer ‘The Academy’ 2003 team beat United in tournament play by 4-3 recently. ‘Topher’ is an ’03 and ‘Juice’…

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MLS Icon to coach at The Oakes

Hattiesburg – Miss. Former MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and National Team player Jon Busch will be at The Oakes Training Center in Hattiesburg next week to work with our goalkeepers. Busch recently retired after 21 years as a professional and is looking forward to beginning a new chapter in his career in coaching and business.…

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Turf field opening weekend

Hattiesburg, MS –  ‘The Academy’ held one of their unique SuperWeekend training events as they rolled out the new turf field located at The Oakes Training Center. There was a weekend of training sessions, games, lectures and a Saturday lunchtime barbecue.

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