The Oakes Training Center, Oak Grove, Miss. –

WHEN ARE TRYOUTS? –    July, Monday 27, Tuesday 28, Thursday 30, at 6.00 pm. You can attend one or all three.

WHAT AGES? – Players born 2001, 2002, 2003  (We still have openings on our 2002, 2003 and all other age years in our Academy program. You can also arrange a tryout for those teams if you would like). If you are older, you can ask for consideration as an over-age player.

WHERE? – The Oakes Training Center, 4957, Old Highway 11, opposite the Lamar County Library in Oak Grove, MS 39402

TO REGISTER – You must contact coach Carl Reynolds at to arrange to tryout. (Covid-19 guidelines will be in operation)

YOUR INFORMATION – Please give your birth year, current team and age group you were playing with previously, high school team, parent’s name, address, telephone number, and email.

WHAT IS THIS LEAGUE ABOUT? Our new Under-19 reserve league team will play in the National Premier Soccer League’s Gulf Coast Conference.  The team will be allowed to include three overage players and directly connects with our new NPSL adult, minor league team. (See story below and check out the team page).

Tryouts are to be held at the Oakes Training Center on July 27, 28, and 30 at 6.00 pm. No dual registration or guest player permissions are required as players will register directly through the NPSL. The other exciting news is that there will be no registration cost to the players or any need to purchase training and playing uniforms which will be provided by Southern States SC.

The league is a fall league. Details about registering to tryout will be announced soon.

CARL REYNOLDS, “Unique… fantastic for players in so many ways…”

Southern States SC, Director of Player Development, Carl Reynolds, explained the thinking behind the club’s most recent developmental move. “This is unique. What an opportunity, just fantastic for players in so many ways. Here is a chance to push themselves into high level youth competition with a sprinkling of experienced, older players allowed. This will be a made for purpose, a true reserve league along European lines with the step up into the adult, minor league team a real target for these players”.

Southern States SC expects a high-level fall league such as this would attract college coaches and help in the recruiting process. With the NPSL minor league season played through the late spring and summer, these players can also look forward to coming home for summer ball as well.

Carl Reynolds added, “The chance for youth players, college freshmen and a few older players to come together like this continues to help bridge the gap between youth and adult play”.