Pitt Greenville Soccer Association Invites you to sign up for the 2024-2025 Academy

PGSA ACADEMY Evaluation/Sign-Ups will be held on:

May 22:

Hello Parents,

Thank you all for bringing out your players for our academy assessments last week!

We saw a ton of talent and we are excited to start working with players this upcoming season.

Once again, I’d like to remind you that this was not a tryout! The assessment allowed us to evaluate players to get an idea of each players skill level. We will be looking to place players into teams with players of similar talent to ensure everyone is getting the development and attention needed.

In the coming weeks we will be releasing a link for you to register your players into our academy program. We will be placing a deadline on the registration link. As long as your child is registered by the deadline, they will have a spot in our Academy.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out!


David Penarrieta

PGSA Academy Director

AGE CHART (Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 seasons)

(your child needs to be born between the following dates)


1/1/2015 to 12/31/2015


1/1/2016 to 12/31/2016


1/1/2017 to 12/31/2017

What to bring?

Ball • Shin guards • Water

Please contact David Penarrieta, PGSA Director of Academy
 if you have any questions.  Thank you.


PGSA Academy (U-8 to U-10) – Fall 2024/Spring 2025

As part of the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA), the PGSA has implemented a structure (in 2008) to develop players on the competitive, travel soccer side. It will also allow the PGSA to encourage individual player development and team achievement in a broad context from U-8 to U-10.

The PGSA Academy is designed to advance young soccer players by stressing player development versus results. It is the goal of to PGSA advance young players within the proper framework, at this age, as opposed to demanding that teams simply win. If the PGSA focuses on the individual performance of the player – then player development and team progress will be a result of our efforts.

The PGSA soccer curriculum is designed specifically for youth players; therefore, your sons and daughters will be assured a proper, age-specific learning environment in a fun setting. PGSA has found that when young players improve their technical ability they mature in confidence and give themselves a greater capacity to process information, which is vital in the growth of young soccer players as the advanced to the older age groups.

In general, NCYSA Academy soccer provides engaged players the opportunity to develop at a higher level of play and to play against teams from around the region (Goldsboro, Jacksonville, New Bern, Raleigh, Rocky Mount and Wilson). As a result, playing NCYSA Academy soccer involves a greater practice expectations and responsibility than participating in local recreational. Consider your decision to become involved in travel soccer very seriously.

Approximate Fall 2024 Cost Breakdown

(Does NOT include Spring 2025 Fees):

PGSA, NCYSA, NCYSA Showcase, Referee, Coaching
Uniform  (ordered separately) 

Please contact me if you have any questions.  Thank you.

 David Penarrieta, PGSA Director of Academy at pgsaacademydirector@gmail.com