Our Team Can Help Your Team Succeed

Southern States Soccer's 'The Academy' program can help your team succeed. Why? Because we produce players ready for college both on and off the field. We provide a comprehensive training program that develops players first.



Creating the Future

Our 'Player Pathway' is a day-by-day, week-by-week, month-by-month, year-on-year development program. We use micro and macro cycles for a more holistic approach to training and preparation for college.

We prefer to be talent creators, not talent collectors. Yet it's not surprising that when you produce talented players, you eventually produce a talented team. We trust the process.


#51 Antonio 'Manny' Mendez

Manny (on the ball) is a left winger in the old fashioned mode. He is tricky but can also be direct and has a good left footed cross. He also manages to sniff out a few important goals. Manny has improved a lot since joining us and has the potential to continue this improvement as he becomes physically stronger in college. He has shown great determination to improve his game and continues to expand his skill set. Manny is a current member of the ODP South Region pool. He hopes to become a professional player one day and is also considering offers from colleges abroad.

Jonavan Arguedas

Jonavan has been playing right full-back for our successful 2001 team. He is very strong, quick and athletic. He defends well and also likes to get forward. He can play anywhere across the back four or in midfield. He is a great team player, versatile and very positive, he brings a smile to the locker room. Jonavan is pictured with his mom Andrea.

#31 Abraham Jaimes

Abe is a strong physical defender, good in the air and on the ground. He can play anywhere across the back four. His one on one defending skills are good and he understands defending as a unit. We expect him to develop further into a forceful collegiate player. Abe hopes to go into architecture or engineering.

James 'Tre' Harris

Tre is physically solid and has a good left foot. His primary position is at left full-back. Tre was a late starter at 'The Academy' but has progressed during his time with us. Tre is always trying to learn and develop his game. Tre is wanting to go into the culinary arts but also understands the need to learn business. Would probably be a fit for a 2-year junior college or specialist 4-year school.

Barnes Benton

Barnes (in white) is one of the most talented players on our team. He is quick, creative and a smart player. He is effective in all forward positions and is a good finisher. He can score from wide or central positions. As a wide player he is an excellent crosser of the ball and when he plays left is a threat on goal cutting inside. He can also play in the #9 or #10 position and combines well with his teammates. Barnes has definitely decided med school is for him and is currently looking at Ole Miss for pre-med. If you think you can convince him to play for you, I'm sure you will not be disappointed. D1 potential.

For contact information on these players or further details please contact Nigel Boulton at: