Fil Wilkinson-Lake Norman, Salisbury Keith Poston- North Meck Juan Vazquez- Cabarrus
Andrew Ward- Gaston County Jenn Dobson-Rock Hill Carlos Martinez- Matthews, Indian Trail
 

 

 K.I.N.G.S. Programming Details

K.I.N.G.S. (Kicking Is Not Good Soccer); 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, 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 Pathways and the foundational beginning of what we call The Independence Way, a proven successful method for developing soccer players of all ages and all skill levels. Leer en Español?

 

AGE DIVISIONS

  • U5 K.I.N.G.S. is for players born in 2017
  • U6 K.I.N.G.S. is for players born in 2016

DEVELOPMENT PHILOSOPHY

  • 1 player: 1 ball ratio

TEAM STRUCTURE

  • COED teams

LEAGUE STRUCTURE

  • 8-week program with matches
  • 1 session per week (1hr. – 50% training games / 50% soccer match)

 


 

 


 

 

 

 Y.D.P. Programming Details

Y.D.P. (Youth Development Program); Our Y.D.P. serves as step two in our Player Pathways and also serves as a bridge between our Recreational programs and our Competitive programs.  The Y.D.P. delivers an environment for the players to learn at a greater depth. We follow a curriculum designed to develop and improve the technical playing ability of each player. Players will develop comfort 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. Leer en Español?

 

AGE DIVISIONS

  • U7-U8 Y.D.P. is for players born 2014 and 2015

DEVELOPMENT PHILOSOPHY

  • Concepts of passing and spacing are introduced

TEAM STRUCTURE

  • The program is gender-specific, but combine U7 and U8 ages

LEAGUE STRUCTURE

  • 9-week program / 8 matches
  • 1 session (1 hr) and 1 match per week

 

 


 

 

 

 LEAGUES Programming Details

We also offer multiple Recreational Leagues for players aged 9-19 years old, who want to continue to play and compete in our Recreational Program. Leer en Español?

 

AGE DIVISIONS

  • U10 for players born in 2012 and 2013
  • U12 for players born in 2010 and 2011
  • U14 for players born in 2008 and 2009
  • HS League is for players born in 2003 – 2007

TEAM STRUCTURE

  • All leagues are gender-specific EXCEPT for the HS league which is COED

LEAGUE STRUCTURE

  • 9-week program / 8 matches
  • 1 session and 1 match per week

 

 

 

 

For questions not answered within our recreation pages, please contact COO, Chad Metzler

 

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