Youth Soccer Team

Ages 6 and 7
704 907 9346

Call or Text

Youth Soccer Team in Charlotte

Hope Soccer is excited to offer youth soccer in Charlotte for Ages 6 and 7 or “U8”.  The team is coed, so it is for boys and girls.  This team is for all skill levels.  The season is 8 weeks long, which includes atleast 7 games – but typically more because of tournament and double headers. 

Returning Player

$149

Already has Uniform

New Player

$187

Needs to buy Uniform

Payment Plans Available Upon Request

FAQ

Where are practices?

All age groups, 4 – 18 will practice in Pineville at Jack D. Hughes Park. It is downtown Pineville, behind the Police Station.  Here are Google Maps Directions

Practice for Hope U8s at Jack D. Hughes Park in Pineville.

What day/time is practice?

Practices will be either on Monday or Wednesday.

5:45pm to 6:30pm.

U8 Coach Aashay running practice at Hope Soccer.

 

How much is it?

Returning players $149 – still has uniform that they can reuse. 

New players $187 – needs to buy uniform. 

Hope Soccer U8 game at Pineville's Jack Hughes Park.

Where are games?

For ages, 6 – 7, or U8, all games are in Pineville, at the SAME field where we practice.  Our league is simple! Everything is in one place! Google Maps Directions

U8 Team Love coached by Natalie and Jerry.

What time are games?

Our games can be either on Friday nights anytime between 5:45pm and 8:45pm.  Or, they could be on Saturdays, anytime between 3pm and 9pm.  Our younger players, like U8, usually get on the filed earlier.  Our teens usually play in the evening/later slots.

Both Hope teams and their coaches pose for a pic after the game.

Do I have to volunteer to coach?

No!

We are about the only rec league in Charlotte that does not make parents volunteer to coach.  Instead, all of our coaches are talented soccer players who know the beautiful game and play it well.  We find that our players look up to their teenage/early-college coaches.  Each and every coach has completed a training in child safety.

Hope Soccer Coach - Aashay

 

Where is my game schedule?

We use a software for our game schedules that has a FREE app for our parents.  Once you download the app, it will show you your entire games schedule.  It also shows you practice times.  And sends you game reminders, as well as practice reminders.  Our parents love this app.  It makes evertything super easy!

 

How long is the season?

Opening day is Sept 2.  Last day is October 23.

This season, Fall 2024, we are NOT taking a “Fall Break”.

The season includes an End of Season Tournament, during which most teams play multiple games.  Each age bracket has a Final and also a match for 3rd and 4th place. 

First week of the season, we double the action with 2 practices for the opening week, instead of one, in order to jump start the season and get the kids ready for their first game the following weekend.

During the season, many teams have atleast one weekend of double headers.  Combined with the tournament and the other regular season games, most teams play closer to 10 games, then the minimum promised amount of 7 games.  So you get more when you sign up to play at Hope. 

.

Coached by Pineville's Chief of Police, team Peace made it to the final.

 

How do I register?

Registration for Fall 2023 is OPEN! You can register and pay online here.

If you like to register in person, please text us at 704 907 9346.  You can set up an appointment to stop by our office and fill out the form with pen and paper, as well as pay in person with cash or check.

Registration fills up quickly, so save your spot today!  Late fees of $15 will apply starting 2 weeks before the start of the season (if spots are still available) and $25 one week before the start of the season (if spots are still available).

Hope Soccer runs a possession drill at U8 practice.

 

What is the Hope tournament?

Each season, towards the end of the season, we hold a tournament for all age groups starting with U8.  The champions get a medal that says, for example, “U8 Fall 2023 Champions”.  It’s a lot of fun!

U8 team win the Hope Tourney - Champions.

What is "Hope Skills Clinics"?

Hope Skills Clinics are available to your child on the day they don’t practice. They are designed to let your child get more touches on the ball when they don’t have practice.  Hope coaches run drills and scrimmage.  You can find out more about it here, and sign up as well.  Cost is $5 per session.  This is only for players who are registered to play at Hope for the season.

Hope soccer skills clinic for U6.

What is parent orientation?

About a week before each season, we hold, an in-person, parent orientation to show our new players everything they need to know about the upcoming season.

Check back later for when the orientation will be for Fall 2023.

Hope Soccer Tent at a local festival.

Local community and Hope Soccer

At Hope, we love to build community.  Each season we host a “Community Night at the Park” and we invite all our parents to come by and meet each other. Hand out business cards and make connections.

If you are a small business owner and would like to get involved by sponsoring a team, we will print your logo on that team’s shirts and advertise your business through your sponsorship.  Learn more here.

Night at the park - Hope Soccer parents community event.

What else do I need?

Though your uniform is included, you still need to buy your own soccer cleats and shin guards.

Got more questions?

Call us or text us at 704 907 9346.

Hope Soccer Ministries at Pineville Chamber of Commerce Expo.

En Español

Este es Coach Greison explicándoles más sobre Hope Soccer, respondiendo preguntas sobre nuestra Localidad, hora de entrenamiento, partidos, previo, etc.

Practice Strategy

Our youth soccer team for Ages 6 and 7 will focus on teaching the basics like the appropriate way to pass using the inside of our foot.

We will focus on field awareness.   Our objective is to teach our young players how to use the space on the field.

Having more space gives players more time to receive the ball, control it, and make a pass.

SPACE = TIME = QUALITY.

Having the time to receive the ball, control it, and make a pass results in a better quality when doing these things.

We aim to provide a soccer strategic learning experience through age appropriate games/drills the kids will have fun playing.

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 Coed Team Ages 6 to 8.

Coaches Activity Card 



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.