Youth Soccer Team

Ages 6 and 7
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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.  Teams are not picked at random, but put together to be balanced.

Ages 5 – 11 | $130 – Full Season | $41 Uniform

Hope Soccer Coed Team for 8 Year Olds.

Fall 2021 Season Updates

Updated August 17, 2021:

Our registration for Fall 2021 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 the week of September 7, at our home field at Jack D. Hughes Memorial Park.

Practices for our players, ages 6 and 7 will be on Tuesdays OR Thursdays, from 5:45 to 6:30pm.

Games will be on Saturday Mornings or Friday Nights at the same place.  Friday Night Games (either 6pm or 7pm start) are played under the lights.  (A team that has a double header, could have a game both on Friday and then also on Saturday).

The season will be 8 weeks. There will be 7 games total.

Game Schedule will be posted here before the season starts.

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

NEW: TEAM ASSIGNMENTS – Practice Night: See your child’s practice night by checking the Team Assignments below!

NEW:“Away Weekend” – All of our games will be at our field in Pineville EXCEPT for our “Away Weekend” – Saturday, October 23 – when ALL Hope Soccer Teams will visit our friends at the Morrison or Brace Family YMCA and play against YMCA teams that weekend.

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. This “Specialty Practice” will be held at Colonel Francis Beatty Park (not our field) on October 19 during our regular practice time.

NEW: – “Firetruck Splash” – this isn’t final yet, but we’re working with our friends from Pineville Fire Department to schedule them to come out to one of our games, bring the firetruck, and splash some water for our kids! More on this soon..!

NEW: – “Parent Orientation” – Please join us at our practice field on Thursday, September 2nd at 6pm (for ages U6 and U8 – ages 4 to 7) for orientation. We will show you 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. (Orientation for U10, U12 and U14 will be at 7pm)

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.  We hope it will be back to normal as it would have been pre-pandemic. However, we’re aware of increasing restrictions by Meck County Officials.  Our organization and the park follows 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.

U8 soccer practice in Pineville

Practice Time and Location 

PRACTICES will be on Tuesdays OR Thursdays

Start Time:  5:45pm – 6:30pm

Location:  Jack D. Hughes Memorial Park

513 Main St, Pineville NC 28134

Youth Soccer Game in Charlotte.

Directions to Practice and Games


Team Assignments

Today, you will see your “team assignment”.  This means that you will know your child’s team name, and what night they practice on – either Tuesday OR Thursday.

Click below to find your child’s name. See what team they are on. See what night their team practices on.

Game Schedules are out! They’re below. 

Team "Joy" - TUESDAY Practice - Field 2

Caleb W.
Joshua N.
Adriano L.
Alaina P.
Finley D.
Linken T.
Nahliel R.
Rahlin J.
Kevin C.
Jafet R.



Team "Love" - TUESDAY Practice - Field 3

Thomas “River” M.
Joseph M.
Jack L.
Melanie P.
Jocelyn P. 
Jayden G. 
Nicholas M. 
Gavino S. 
Michelina S. 
Diego M.


Team "Kindness" - THURSDAY Practice - Field 2

Samuel G.
Sandra M.
Valeria G.
Martin B.
Dylan G.
Jack N.
Layla S.
Jayden Y.
Weston P.
Carlo C.
Elias G. 



Team "Peace" - THURSDAY Practice - Field 3


Xavier P.
Oscar C.
Juan G.
Melanie A.
Maurice A.
Angel P.
Jefferson R.
Alma H.


Team “Joy” will practice on TUESDAY – 5:45pm to 6:30pm – Field 2

Team “Love” will practice on TUESDAY – 5:45pm to 6:30pm – Field 3

Team “Kindness” will practice on THURSDAY – 5:45pm to 6:30pm – Field 2

Team “Peace” will practice on THURSDAY – 5:45pm to 6:30pm – Field 3

(Team names are inspired by the fruit of the spirit as listed in Galatians 5:22)

See Game Schedule

If you need a reminder about what team your child is on, you can see Team Assignments.

Youth Soccer Schedule - Team "Joy" - Ages 6 and 7.
Youth soccer in Pineville - Team Game Schedules.
Youth Soccer Game Schedules for Team Kindness.
Youth game schedule for Hope Soccer U8 Team - Team Peace.

If you have siblings, you can also check the “master schedule” which shows all games for the entire day.

Your Coach

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

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

Coach Carine and her U8 soccer team.

Photos from Practice

Hope Soccer U8 players during a game.
U8 Goalies about to make a save during the game.
Hope Soccer Ministries soccer game for ages 5 to 7.
Hope Soccer U8 team playing a scrimmage.

Practice Strategy

Our youth soccer team for Ages 5 to 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.


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.

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 Spanish Translator

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.