Gol Soccer Academy Update

January 30, 2015

Dear Friends,

Earlier this month, TYSA’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to terminate our business relationship with the Gwinnett Soccer Association (GSA).  This will result in the dissolution of the Gol Soccer Academy following the end of the spring soccer season.

TYSA came into this venture with the best intentions – to create an entirely new soccer club.  We wanted to create something that would continue TYSA’s legacy of developing young players, but on a scale that would allow every child to play on a level appropriate to their development.    More teams would mean more opportunities and a better “fit” for our kids, and we believed that the two programs together could provide a better product than either could alone.

Sadly, things did not work out that way.

Sometimes the whole ends up being less than the sum of its parts.  Bigger is not always better, and the program we have created is not of the quality either club has come to expect. 

Although good people from both clubs worked hard to make this effort a success, the results simply haven’t lived up to expectations.  TYSA can do better, and our club is moving in a different direction.

I apologize for the uncertainty this decision may create.  Just the same, I can assure you that this decision will not affect your child’s season in any way.  Practices have started, coaches are in place, and pre-season tournaments are right around the corner.  Nothing will change for this season.

In the days to come, I hope to be able to tell you of TYSA’s plans for the future.  Regrettably, both clubs are currently bound by contractual restrictions which limit our ability to do that right now.  When these matters are resolved, we will let you know. 

I hope that each of you has a fantastic season, and I look forward to seeing all of you on the fields soon.

Best regards,

Robert Watts
Triumph Youth Soccer Association