The Charlotte Independence Soccer Club offers a Youth Academy option for each region of our club to service our wide-ranging area. Each location offers their own Youth Academy, please check below at the bottom of the page for the correct contact for the service location of your area. If you are not sure about the service area you are located in, please click on our Zip Code Finder link to figure out which service location is best for you.

Program Overview

Our Youth Academy Player Development Philosophy will be structured around creating confident, brave, creative, problem-solving players, focusing on individual player improvement, maximizing technical ability, ball mastery, and game-related decision making, inside small-sided game environments.

All players will be encouraged to enjoy a love for the game of soccer through a fun, safe and active soccer experience, allowing players to drive their own development in an environment focused on player growth and development, over winning. Our Youth Academy development curriculum will center on creating a culture of excellence early in our players, maintaining high standards for hard work, respect, and teamwork. Teams in the Youth Academy may play other club’s academy teams in friendly type events or play in league play depending on the age group within the Academy.

Pathway & Benefits

Our Youth Academy Player Development Philosophy will be structured around creating confident, brave, creative, problem-solving players, focusing on individual player improvement, maximizing technical ability, ball mastery, and game-related decision making, inside small-sided game environments.

All players will be encouraged to enjoy a love for the game of soccer through a fun, safe and active soccer experience, allowing players to drive their own development in an environment focused on player growth and development, over winning. Our Youth Academy development curriculum will center on creating a culture of excellence early in our players, maintaining high standards for hard work, respect, and teamwork. Teams in the Youth Academy may play other club’s academy teams in friendly type events or play in league play depending on the age group within the Academy.


Benefits:

  • 2 training sessions a week
  • 2-4 training sessions depending on the age and level of the player
  • Highly qualified, experienced, and national licensed staff
  • Goalkeeper training offered weekly for specific ages
  • Attend 2 or more tournaments throughout the season depending on age of player
  • Localized games for younger ages to avoid travel
Program Staff

Phil Dobbing

Lake Norman Youth Academy Director

phild@independencesoccer.club

Jay Lockhart

York County Girls Youth Academy Director

jayl@independencesoccer.club

John Tart

North Meck Boys Youth Academy Director

johnt@independencesoccer.club

Neil Orridge

West Director

neilo@independencesoccer.club

Pat White

South Director

patw@independencesoccer.club

Todd Sykes

York County Boys Youth Academy Director

todds@independencesoccer.club

Emily McMillan

North Meck Girls Youth Academy Director

emilym@independencesoccer.club

Colin Gibson

East Director

coling@independencesoccer.club

 

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