Norcross Soccer Academy to open indoor center

Plans have been made for an impressive addition to the Norcross Soccer Academy, as club officials have moved forward on a new indoor training center and a corporate office that are slated to open in late fall.

The centerpiece of NSA's project is the indoor soccer artificial turf field, covering roughly 7,000 of the building's 12,000 square feet. The already existing structure, which will be redesigned by Luckett Architects of Norcross, is located at 4541 South Old Berkeley Lake Road, not far from the club's home outdoor facility, Pinckneyville Park.

"This is a project we have focused on for a long time as a major step toward offering even more to our members and the local soccer community," NSA president James Welch said. "Our entire board and our staff have worked very hard to make this project a reality and we are all very excited about it."

The new facility will feature home offices, a video training room and the soccer field for both practices and indoor games. It will house the long-running NSA operation, which dates back to 1982 as a Gwinnett County youth athletic association.

NSA is a youth soccer organization affiliated with both the Georgia State Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation.

"This new indoor training and playing facility sets us apart from other soccer clubs in Atlanta," NSA executive director of coaching Tony Annan said. "Our players already enjoy quality fields at the Pinckneyville Park complex, and now with our additional indoor field space and video training center, our staff of professional coaches will be able to offer even more training and learning opportunities to NSA select level players."