Youth Rec Soccer TeamAges 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. The team is full and on a “wait-list”.
Ages 14 – 18 | $185 – Full Season | $43 Uniform
Fees will go up by $10 on Feb 10.
Updated August1, 2022:
Our registration for FALL 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 September 7, at our home field at Jack D. Hughes Memorial Park. Last game is expected to be around November 7, depending on how the team does in the MARS End of Season Tournament. We will take a one week break for “Fall Break”.
Practices for our players, ages 12 to 14 will be on Mondays AND Wendensdays, 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.
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.
NEW: – “Parent Orientation” – We will hold several “Parent Orientation” events this season. We will show new parents where you child will practice, tell you who their coach will be, show you how to get the schedule from our site, etc. We encourage everyone to come, especially if you are new to Hope. Times and dates will be announced soon!
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: We haven’t worn masks in a while. Last season seemed like very much back to normal and we loved it. We still ask that if you have symptoms, you take time off. 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 Mondays and Wednesdays.
Start Time: 6:50pm – 8pm.
Location: Jack D. Hughes Memorial Park
513 Main St, Pineville NC 28134
Directions to Practice
Game Schedules for FALL 2022 is below! Please arrive 30 mins early for warm-ups! Google Directions to games linked with blue letters in the left column.
***REMEMBER*** End of SEASON TOURNEY is after last game. It can take 2 weeks. Don’t make travel plans until Nov 9.
|Sat, Mar 18||10:00 AM – 11:30 AM||vs. CSA HS Coed #2||Charlotte, Community House MS|
|Sat, Mar 25||11:30 AM – 01:00 PM||@ CltJr HS Coed #5||Charlotte, Tuckaseegee Pk|
|Sun, Apr 2||02:30 PM – 04:00 PM||vs. CltJr HS Coed #3||Charlotte, Community House MS|
|Sun, Apr 23||01:00 PM – 02:30 PM||@ CltJr HS Coed #2||Charlotte, Alexander Street Park|
|Sat, Apr 29||10:00 AM – 11:30 AM||vs. CltJr HS Coed #4||Charlotte, Community House MS|
|Sat, May 6||11:30 AM – 01:00 PM||vs. Rocky River HS Coed #1||Charlotte, JM Robinson MS LF|
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.
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.
Photos from Practice
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.
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.