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 13 – 18 | $150 – Full Season | $41 Uniform

Rec Soccer for Youth Boys Ages 16 to 18.

Spring 2021 Season Updates

Updated March 7, 2021:

Thank you for registering to play with us!

First Practice is on Tuesday, March 16 at 6:50pm at Jack D. Hughes Memorial Park.

Practices for our players, ages 14 to 18 will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:50pm to 8:00pm.

Games will start on either Saturday, March 20 or Saturday, March 27. We are still waiting to hear back from MARS on an exact date.

The season will go until May 23.

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

Games will be on Saturdays and some Sundays, at a time between 8:00am and 5:00pm each week.

When CMS takes a break for Spring Break and Easter, there will be no games.

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: As you know, we all wear masks everywhere we go.  At this time it would appear that the CDC guidelines and the Mecklenburg County Guidelines which ALL soccer organizations have to follow would include wearing mask on the field.  So please have a mask for your child when you come to practice.  We hope that these requirements will soon change not to require a mask. We will keep you informed.   For the latest updates on Covid measures, please click here.

Hope Soccer U18 Practice

Practice Time and Location 

PRACTICES will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Start Time:  7pm – 8pm.

Location:  Jack D. Hughes Memorial Park

513 Main St, Pineville NC 28134

Hope Soccer Ministries U18 Practice

Directions to Practice and Games


Game Schedule

Flip your phone sideways to see the location and directions!


Hope Soccer Schedule for Ages 14 – 18
Date: Time: Opponent Location Google Directions
Sunday, March 21  3pm – 5pm Clt. Jr #7 Alexander Street Park Directions 
Saturday, March 27  3pm – 5pm Clt. Jr #9 Clanton Park Field #2 Directions
Sunday, March 28  3pm – 4:30pm Harris Y #1 Brace YMCA Lower Directions
Sunday, April 18 3pm – 5pm Brace Y #2 Brace YMCA Lower Directions
Saturday, May 1 5pm – 7pm Champ #1 Calvary Church, B Directions
Sunday, May 2 3pm – 5pm Clt. Jr #4 Dilworth ES Directions
Sunday, May 9 3pm – 4:30pm Clt. Jr #6 Brace YMCA Lower Directions
Saturday, May 15 5pm -7pm Harris Y #1 Brace YMCA Lower Directions
Saturday, May 22 5pm – 7pm Brace Y #1 Brace YMCA Lower Directions



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.


Directions to Games

For your convenience, Google Directions are linked for you to the location of each soccer game. Just click on the light blue text aboveIn addition, here are Google Maps Directions to all locations where we will have games this season.

Directions to Alexander Street

Game 1

Directions to Clanton Park Field

Game 2

Directions to Brace YMCA

Game 3, 4, 7, 8

Directions to Calvary Church

Game 5

Directions to Dilworth ES

Game 6

Your Coach

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

The Head Coach for the U14 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.