Atlanta Pickup Soccer Games

Pickup Soccer in Atlanta

 

About SOPFC Pickup Soccer

 

We are soccer enthusiasts who organize Intown Atlanta pickup soccer games open to players of all skill levels in the community!

 

Join our OpenSports group to view upcoming pickup sessions.

 

We reserve turf and grass fields specifically for pickup soccer, provide clean pinnies to distinguish teams, and have organizers on hand to keep things fun and friendly for both competitive and novice players. All we ask from you is a positive attitude and small fee per session to cover the costs of fields, lights, organizers, and laundry.

 

Our pickup soccer sessions often involve up to three simultaneous 8v8 games, so it's important to RSVP for every pickup event on our OpenSports group here. Browse all of our upcoming soccer events on our OpenSports group, including opportunities to play in our league games and tournaments.

 

 

Join Our Next Pickup

 

OpenSports

 

 

OpenSports Replaces Meetup for All SOPFC Pickups

We're excited to have upgraded to an incredible new pickup sports platform called OpenSports to manage our pickups. This means that going forward you can join all of our pickup sessions through OpenSports.

 

Join SOPFC's OpenSports group here:

https://opensports.net/@sonsofpitchesfc

 

Then download the app to view and join our upcoming pickup events.

 

OpenSports is built specifically for pickup sports, so for SOPFC, there are a lot of features that make it much better than Meetup. Some things you'll notice in particular:

 

  • A better mobile app for joining games from your phone
  • Automatic refunds if you need cancel your spot within the refund window before a session
  • Automatic waitlist for full pickups notifies players in the order they joined the waitlist if someone drops, and gives them a window of time to claim that spot
  • Invite options for each event to get your friends to play too
  • Ability to pay for a friend's spot to play from your own account
  • A "Chat" tab for each event
  • A space for sharing photos from each session
  • And a lot more features!

 

Thanks to everyone who came out to Maynard Jackson HS in April 2018 to meet and play with OpenSports co-founders James and Alicia, who came to Atlanta to meet with SOPFC (their largest group partner) and get player feedback to continue building great features.

 

 

General Pickup Schedule

 

Join our OpenSports group for actual dates, times, and locations of upcoming pickups!

 

Below is only a general guide to our pickups; we typically offer most of these sessions every week, but we frequently offer additional pickups or short notice games as well. Most pickup sessions REQUIRE you to join the event. If you show up without joining the event and claiming a spot, we may not have a room for you to play.

 

 

Monday Nights

Pickup soccer games at Washington High School (Westside) on turf, both with lights. 24-72 spots.

 

Tuesday Nights

Pickup soccer games at Maynard Jackson High School (East Atlanta) on turf with lights. 24-72 spots.

 

Wednesday Nights
Pickup soccer games at Maynard Jackson High School (East Atlanta) on turf with lights. 24-72 spots.

 

Thursday Nights
Pickup soccer games at Washington High School (Westside) on turf with lights. 24-72 spots.

 

Friday Nights
We're working on bringing back Friday night pickup!

 

Saturday Midday
Open for private pickups and training only currently.

 

Sunday Mornings
"Family Pickup Soccer" games at Maynard Jackson High School (East Atlanta) on turf. This involves kids and adults alike. Free!

 

Sunday Afternoon/Evenings
Pickup soccer games at Washington High School (Westside) on turf. 24-48 RSVPs max.

 

Join our next pickup session here

 

 

Pickup Rules

 

Our pickup soccer games are a great way to get to know our club better. Whether you're a pro, or someone who hasn't touched the ball in decades, we welcome you to participate. The rules below are a way of ensuring our pickup games stay fun and friendly for everyone.

 

 

Atlanta Pickup Soccer Game

 

 

THE RULES

  1. The first rule of Sons of Pitches FC is, YOU TALK ABOUT SONS OF PITCHES FC: Tell a friend to join our Meetup and play too!
  2. No running or warming up on the track.
  3. Positive attitudes only.
  4. Call your own fouls, and no one else's. No proxy wars. That's how world wars start.
  5. If someone calls a foul, you must respect the call.
  6. No slide tackling.
  7. No corner kicks.
  8. Kick-in from the sides instead of throw-ins.
  9. Last player back (or a designated keeper) may use their hands in front of the goal, if the goal is at least 6' x 12' size.
  10. Games typically start by kicking the ball in the air and allowing it to bounce twice before being touched.

 

THE PITCH

 

Each pitch has a 6' x 12' goal, although limited RSVP games may use smaller goals.

 

The full length of the field is divided into 3 equal pitches at maximum capacity.

 

Soccer players at an Atlanta pickup soccer game

 

THE GAMES

 

Limited RSVP sessions usually consist of one pitch and three teams, with one team rotating off every 10 minutes.

 

Pickup sessions that rotate teams will only rotate up to three teams max per pitch. One team will rotate off every 10 minutes, so players will play 20 minutes at a time, then wait 10 minutes, etc.

 

 

Pickup Century Club

 

Players who have attended over 100 of our pickup sessions!

 

  • Jordan Brown
  • Alfred
  • Luis Alvarez
  • James Veccie
  • Dante Castaneda
  • Esteban Gonzalez
  • Tahir Blount
  • Eddie Spradley

 

Almost there, 90+ sessions...

  • Eddy Mont