Welcome to our East Cabarrus and University Youth Recreational Program page! Here you find information on the Recreational Programs we offer in this region including Harrisburg, Concord, Kannapolis, Highland Creek, Skybrook, and Christenbury. Look below to find program descriptions, pricing, facilities used, uniforms, and more!

Program Overview

Our East Cabarrus and University Program offers 2 levels of play. We offer these programs in the Spring and the Fall. Have questions about our programs in this area? Reach out to our Director Ralph Latchana at ralphl@independencesoccer.club.

K.I.N.G.S (Kicking Is Not Good Soccer) U5-U6: What do you mean kicking is not good soccer? Soccer is a game of ball control. In this entry-level program for our U5-U6 age groups (2016-2015 birth years), we teach the players the FUNdamentals of ball control including dribbling, advancing with the ball in control, and beginning work on passing. Learning ball control at an early age sets the player up for future success as their game and skill advances. In K.I.N.G.S. we focus on a few things; first having fun, second, fostering a love for this great game, and finally delivering a great experience in a safe environment. This is the first step in our Player Pathway and the foundational beginning of what we call The Independence Way, a proven successful method of developing soccer players of all ages and all skill levels. Players in this program will have 1 one hour session for 8 weeks ending in a 3v3 Jamboree at the end of the season. We are now also offering a 5-week reduced season!

Youth Development Program (YDP) U7-U10: Our Youth Development Program (YDP) (2014-2011 birth years) serves as step two in our Player Pathway and also serves as a bridge between our Recreational programs and our Competitive programs. The YDP's deliver an environment for the players to learn at a greater depth. With licensed professional coaches, we follow a curriculum designed to develop and improve the technical playing ability of each player. Players will develop a comfortability and greater confidence with the ball. The knowledge and technical ability gained will be applied to scrimmages and games. Lessons learned in YDP will be applied in competitive situations. Players in this program will have 2 sessions each week during their 8 week season with 8 games spread out over 4 game dates. Players will be coached by professional Charlotte Independence Soccer Club Coaches. We are now also offering a 5-week reduced season!


Fall 2020 Dates/Timeline 

8-Week Season

  • K.I.N.G.S
    • Fall season begins September 17th
    • 1 session per week lasting an hour
    • Spring season dates TBD
  • YDP
    • Fall Season begins September 15th
    • 2 one hour sessions per week
    • 8 games over 4 game dates
    • Spring season dates TBD

5-Week Season

  • K.I.N.G.S
    • Fall season begins October 5th
    •  1 session per week lasting an hour
    • Spring seasons dates TBD
  • YDP
    • Fall season begins October 5th
    • 2 one hour sessions per week
    • 4 games over the course of the season  


Facilities and Practice Schedules
FFL Soccer Complex Thursdays 5:00 p.m-6:00 p.m

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:00 p.m-7:00 p.m


Age Group Fees
Program 5-Week Fall Season 8-Week Fall Season  8-Week Fall and Spring Season Jersey

 K.I.N.G.S U5-U6

$50.00 $70.00 $120.00 $10.00
YDP  U7-U10 $75.00 $95.00 $150.00 $10.00

$10 Training Jersey is required.

Upon completion of program registration, you will receive an email with link to order. This email will include a discount coupon.


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