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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 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 (cards only, no cash accepted) to cover the costs of fields, lights, organizers, and laundry.


Our pickup soccer sessions often involve up to three simultaneous games up to 8v8, 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, beginner practices, and tournaments.



Upcoming Pickup Events





SOPFC OpenSports Group


We're excited to use an incredible pickup sports platform called OpenSports to manage our pickups.


Join SOPFC's OpenSports group here:


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


OpenSports is built specifically for pickup sports. Some great features include:


  • An easy-to-use mobile app for joining games from your phone
  • Automatic refunds if you need to cancel your spot within the refund window
  • Automatic waitlist for full pickups notifies players in the order they joined if someone drops
  • Invite options for each event to get your friends to play too
  • Ability to pay for a friend's spot when you join
  • A "Chat" tab for each event
  • Upload photos from any session
  • And a lot more features!


SOPFC is proud to be the largest OpenSports pickup partner worldwide, and we actively collect player feedback and work closely with their co-founders to help them 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.


Note: Only credit and debit cards are accepted for pickup session fees - for the safety of our field managers, we CANNOT accept any cash payments.



Monday Nights

Pickup soccer games at Maynard Jackson High School (East Atlanta) and Walden Athletic Complex (Downtown) on turf with lights. 24-48 spots.


Tuesday Nights

Pickup soccer games at Maynard Jackson High School (East Atlanta) and Walden Athletic Complex (Downtown) on turf with lights. 24-48 spots.


Wednesday Nights
Pickup soccer games at Maynard Jackson High School (East Atlanta) and Carver High School (South Atlanta) on turf with lights. 24-48 spots.


Thursday Nights
Pickup soccer games at Maynard Jackson High School (East Atlanta) and Washington High School (Westside) on turf with lights. 24-48 spots.


Friday Nights

Pickup soccer games and Beginner's Practice sessions at Washington High School (Westside) on turf with lights. 24-48 spots.


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 Walden Athletic Complex (Downtown) and Washington High School (Westside) on turf. 24-48 spots.


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




  1. The first rule of Sons of Pitches FC is, YOU TALK ABOUT SONS OF PITCHES FC: Tell a friend to join our OpenSports group 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.




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




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.