Youth Rec Soccer Team

Ages 15 - 18
704 907 9346

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Youth Soccer Team in Charlotte

Hope Soccer is excited to offer rec youth soccer for boys ages 18 and under, or “U18” in Charlotte.  And when our teens aren’t playing soccer, they can hang out with their soccer friends in a Hope Youth Group.

Ages 14 – 18 | $150 – Full Season | $41 Uniform

Hope Soccer Ministries U18 Team

Fall 2021 Season Updates

Updated July 15, 2021:

Our registration for Fall 2021 is Open!

First Practice will be at the end of August, or beginning of September, at our home field at Jack D. Hughes Memorial Park.

Practices for our players, ages 12 to 14 will be on Tuesdays AND Thursdays, from 6:50pm to 8:00pm.

Games will start on Saturdays or Sundays between 8am and 5pm depending on the schedule of our league, MARS. 

MARS usually releases the schedule ONE WEEK BEFORE the start of the season. As soon as they do, we will immediately post the schedule on our site here

To get an idea of what practice and games look like, we have some pictures here.

The Head Coach for this group is Coach Graham.  He is assisted by Coach Nick.  Other assistant coaches may vary as well.

If you’re new and would like to come meet us in person, or you have a friend who’d like to meet us, you can come to one of our “Registration Events”.

If you would rather speak to someone in Spanish, please text us at 704 907 9346 and we’ll have Coach Obed call you.

Covid Measures: We anticipate no masks and no screenings. We think it will be back to normal as it would have been pre-pandemic. But our organization and the park follows CDC guidelines. If anything changes, we’ll change with it.

Hope Soccer U18 Practice

Practice Time and Location 

PRACTICES will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Start Time:  6:50pm – 8pm.

Location:  Jack D. Hughes Memorial Park

513 Main St, Pineville NC 28134

Hope Soccer Ministries U18 Practice

Directions to Practice


Game Schedule

The schedule for Fall 2021 is below.  Directions through Google Maps are linked for your convenience. Please arrive 30 minutes before game time. Note:  The season is NOT over on the last scheduled game because there is a tournament after the last scheduled game.  This tournament will be announced later.  It will likely go until the first week of November. 


Directions Date/Time: Opponent
3127 Weddington Rd Sunday, Sept 19 Brace Y #1
3pm – 5pm  
3127 Weddington Rd Sunday, Sept 26 CSA #1
  1pm – 3pm  
3132 Manchester Dr Saturday, Oct 2 Clt. Jr #10
1pm – 3pm  
**2 Games – ONE Weekend**  
2645 Toomey Avenue Sunday, Oct 3 Clt. Jr #9
5pm – 7pm  
5801 Highway 51 Saturday, Oct 9 Champ #1
4:30 – 6:30pm  
3127 Weddington Rd Saturday, Oct 23 Brace Y #2
1pm – 3pm  
Tournament Game TBA TBA
Tournament Game TBA TBA

To see our team’s schedule on MARS’ site, please click here. This can be a good tool to double check that no changes have taken place.  The League does make changes from time to time.


Your Coach

Hope Soccer Coaches are “homegrown”.  This means they grew up playing for our founder, Coach Nick.

The Head Coach for the U18 Hope Team is Coach Nick.  He is assisted by Coach Graham.

Each and every coach has passed a background check and completed a training in child safety.

Photos from Practice

Hope Soccer Boys Team Running a Drill at Practice.
Youth soccer team at practice in Pineville.
Hope Soccer Ministries practice for boys ages 18 and under.
Youth soccer team practice in Charlotte.
Hope Soccer U18 Practice
Hope Soccer U18 Practice
Hope Soccer U18 Practice
Hope Soccer Practice U18
Hope Soccer U18 Practice
Hope Soccer U18 practice

Practice Strategy

We will run possession drills presented to us by world famous school academies such as Manchester City and Barcelona.

Our drills will inspire quick thinking on the soccer field which comes accompanied with making quick passes.

We will focus on field awareness and movement off the ball.  Statistically, out of a 90 minute game, each player only has possession of the ball for 1 – 2 minutes (if that).  The rest of the time, falls under the category of “movement off the ball”.  We will teach our players how to move off the ball to support teammates in both defensive and offensive mindsets.

We will teach our players how to maintain possession of the ball and the creativity it takes to transition from possession to attacking and finishing.

We will show our players how to differentiate between individual excellence and team harmony.

At each practice, we share our faith with players wishing to hear.

Please remember to wear your soccer gear including cleats, and shin guards.  Please bring a water bottle and hand sanitizer. 

Hope Soccer Ministries Practice under the lights.

Hope Youth Groups

Hope Soccer Ministries is now offering Youth Groups for players in the Pineville-Charlotte area.

These groups allow players to build friendships and learn more about Jesus while off the field.

Read more about it below!

Registered Nurse At Practice

Our “Ministry Mom”, Ms. Kathy, will be there with water and ice for the kids.  She is an awesome volunteer helping out our ministry who is also a REGISTERED NURSE!

En Español

Una nota del Coach Nick: Quiero agradecer de manera especial a Obed por haber traducido este mensaje al español para nuestras familias de habla hispana.
Yo conocí a Obed cuando en una ocasión me llamó para inscribir a su hijo para que jugara con nosotros en U14. Me dijo que quería conocerme en persona antes de registrarlo, así que lo invité a que nos conociéramos en una cafetería donde yo acostumbraba tener mi Estudio Biblico cada miercoles. Yo pensé que el solo pasaría a saludar y a preguntarme cosas relacionadas al futbol. En lugar de eso, llegó con su Biblia y nos acompañó al Estudio Biblico esa noche. Desde aquella vez se volvió parte del grupo y nos hemos vuelto buenos amigos. Ahora él es parte de Hope Soccer Ministries y tiene a su cargo los devocionales para el equipo U12. También nos ayuda como asistente del entrenador para el equipo U14 donde juega su hijo.
Gracias Obed!
Coach Obed

Coaches Activity Card 

Our Players Get Discounts At These Local Restaurants:

30% off

Pizza Hut in Pineville is a sponsor of Hope Soccer Ministries

15% off

Local restaurant supports Hope Soccer Ministries

10% off

Sabor in Pineville offers a discount for Hope Soccer Players.

50% off

Hungry Howie's in Pineville sponsors Hope Soccer Ministries.

10% off

Monterry Restaurante Mexicano gives discount for Hope Soccer Players.

Additional Resources

Our soccer programs are aligned with US Soccer. If you are looking for a similar soccer environment closer to Matthews, we recommend the Brace Family YMCA.  If you are looking for a more competitive environment, we recommend the Charlotte Eagles.   To see how we’re involved in our community, please visit our Community Support Page.  Also, check out our listing on Fun 4 Charlotte Kids here.