Youth Rec Soccer Team

Ages 15 - 18
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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 | $167 – Full Season | $41 Uniform

Fees will go up by $10 on Feb 10.

Hope Soccer Ministries U18 Team

Spring 2022 Season Updates

Updated July 15, 2021:

Our registration for Spring 2022 is Open!

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”.

First Practice will be March 15, 2022, at our home field at Jack D. Hughes Memorial Park.  Last game is expected to be around May 30, depending on how the team does in the MARS End of Season Tournament.  We will take a break for Easter and Spring holiday with CMS schedule.

Practices for our players, ages 14 to 18 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 Nick.  He is assisted by Coach Graham.  Other assistant coaches may vary as well.

NEW:“Specialty Practice” – Our founder Nick played soccer in college. Because of that, we have some friends at Johnson and Wales University who have generously agreed to have their Head Coach and players run a “Specialty Practice” for all of our Hope teams. The location of this “Specialty Practice” will be announced later this season.  A second “Specialty Practice” will likely be done with the Head Coach and Team from Queens University of Charlotte this Spring as well.

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

Covid Measures: Last season, Fall 2021, masks were not required.  We anticipate no masks for the upcoming season.  Our organization and the park follow CDC guidelines.  If anything changes, we’ll change with it.  In our experience, all soccer organizations end up doing the same thing in regards to masks and safety measures.

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

We are simple!  Practices and games will be the SAME location in Pineville!  SAME PLACE for practices and games.  We have become aware that other soccer organizations may have multiple locations for games and times that may change throughout the season.  Because of this many people ask us if our location may change.  The answer is no.  Our schedule is simple. Everything is in the SAME location.

Hope Soccer Ministries U18 Practice

Directions to Practice

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Game Schedule

Game Schedules will come out when our league, MARS releases them.  This could be around March 15.  As soon as they’re released, we will post on our site below.

Below is an EXAMPLE of what our schedule looked like last season, Fall 2021.

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

We’re different!  Hope Soccer Coaches are “homegrown”.  This means they grew up playing for our founder, Coach Nick.  All of our Coaches are skilled soccer players capable of teaching the beautiful game correctly at all age levels.

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

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

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!

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.