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Micro Academy

Micro Academy

Micro Soccer is for players from 3 years old through 2nd grade. (2016-2022)

Micro Academy Tiny Tots: 3U through 4U (2021-2022) registration is $60

Micro Academy: 5U through 9U (2016-2020) registration is $70.


This program is designed to be a low pressure, enjoyable event on Saturday mornings.

Practice consists of fun activities and drills that help teach basic soccer skills, followed by a game.
A love for soccer is our main goal so we do NOT keep score at this age level. All coaches are parent or high school volunteers.

Registration information:

  • Fall Season registration dates: May 1st  - Aug 24th
  • Spring Season registration dates: November 1 - January 31st
  • Cost: Each season is $60-$70  for registration depending on age.  Registration fee includes game day shirt. 
  • Late registrations:  Accepted if space is available and a $25 fee will be assessed. If you would like to register after registration 
    is closed, send an email to to see if space is available. Please include your child's gender and birthday.
  • Scholarships:  Scholarships are available. All scholarships will require volunteer hours and will not be awarded until volunteer hours have been completed. For more information, visit the scholarship page.
  • Coaches: HSSA is completely volunteer run. If you are interested in coaching, please fill out this form and our Micro Commissioner will get in touch with you. Experience is handy but NOT required. HSSA supports coaches with training. 

Fall Season 2024: September 14, 2024- November 2nd, 2024

Tiny Tots Fall 2024 Season: September 14, 2024- October 18, 2024

Micro Academy Fall 2024 Season: September 14- November 2


Spring Season 2025: March 29th, 2025 thru May 17th, 2025

Tiny Tots Spring 2024 season: March 29, 2025- May 3, 2025

Micro Academy Springs Season: March 30, 2025- May 17, 2025

Please contact: with any questions

Micro Academy:

Each Saturday morning, players will wear their Micro Soccer shirt for the practice and game. Parents will check in each week and be directed to their child's assigned field for the day.  These assignments are based on age and skill level and are balanced to keep groups evenly distributed.  Please do not attend another field's session as this will make the numbers uneven and result in unequal play time.  

We will have one trainer per field to help with the technical skills for that group of players.  For the youngest age group, we will limit training and game time to a total of 45 minutes.  The older ages will participate in 30 minutes of drills followed by a 30 minute game.  

For the game, the trainers will disperse players on the field into even teams. Half the players on the field will be given "pinnies" to put over their shirt and the other half will be wearing their shirt. 

Research has shown the Academy style of training and play to be one of most successful approaches as it emphasizes individual technique, maximizes touches, and fosters skill development through small sided games.  A love for soccer is our main goal so we do NOT keep score at this age level. 

Playing Times:
Micro Tiny Tots
Birth Year 2021 and 2022
3U & 4U will meet on Saturdays beginning Sept. 14th thru Oct 18th.
* 9am through 9:45am
Micro Academy and Micro Academy Teams 
Birth Year: 2019 and 2020
6U Academy (6 and under):  Academy begins at 9:00 -10:00 a.m.  
Saturdays Sept 14th- Oct 18th

Birth Year: 2016-2018
9U Academy(9 and under): Academy begins at 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.  
Saturdays September 14th- November 2nd                  


Field Location:

We are located behind Munro Shoe Factory at 3770 Malvern Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71901.

You cannot see the fields from the highway, but there is a parking lot to the left of the building (follow the other eager players). There are steps from the parking lot leading down to the playing area. 

We now have an ADA access ramp.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but we must abide by our field sponsor’s guidelines.  

What You Need:

Your player will need shin guards, a size 3 soccer ball, and water bottle. Cleats are not required at this age, but if you like 'em, wear 'em. Some type of athletic shoe is required, no sandals will be allowed. We suggest you write your player’s name on their ball. Trust us, it's going to get lost at some point.

Parents need chairs as there is limited seating. We recommend sun block.

Academy Shirts:

Please do not customize your uniforms. If you would like to customize other items, feel free. Uniforms need to be kept the way you receive them. 


Bring a water bottle for your player, even if it's cold outside. We will have limited concessions available.  

Additional Information:

Our web address is Please follow the Hot Springs Soccer Association on social media (Facebook or Instagram). We will post field updates on social media in case of bad weather. Fields will remain open in light rain but close with heavy rains or lightning.

Please share this information with anyone who needs to know, especially when it comes to weather cancellations. 

Micro Registration

*Refund requests must be received in writing and will be subject to a 10% fee if received prior to the close of registration onAugust 24th. Any requests made after the close of registration but prior to September 1st may be eligible for a 50% refund of fees. No refunds will be given after September 1st.


Take a look at all the fun our youngest players had this season. 

Sponsored by First Security Bank

First Security Bank

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We thank those who have partnered with us in providing our programs to the kids in our club.