Gaston County

West Youth Academy Director
Andrew Ward

Program Information

The Youth Academy is a program that places emphasis on 3 areas of Individual Player Development: Soccer Development, Athletic Development, Personal Development. The Program focuses on developing the individual player’s technical abilities, providing opportunities to play various positions in matches, and the freedom to make their own decisions and learn from their own experiences. Teams compete against other Youth Academy programs with U11's competing in either NCYSA or SCYSA. 

Benefits & Pathway


  • Fall season typically August-November
  • Spring season typically February-May
  • U8-U10 2 sessions per week
  • U11's 3 sessions per week
  • Licensed Youth Coaches
  • 8 additional "Street Soccer" sessions
  • Team fees for U8-U10's included in dues (refs, coaches travel, etc)


Boys Visual Pathway

Girls Visual Pathway

2020-2021 Dues


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Leagues & Affiliations