Welcome to our South Charlotte Youth Recreational Program page! Here you find information on the Recreational Programs we offer in this region including Matthews, Monroe, Mint Hill, Weddington, and Waxhaw. Look below to find program descriptions, pricing, facilities used, uniforms, and more!

Program Overview

Our South Charlotte Youth Recreation 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 Carlos Martinez at carlosm@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 U5-U6 (2016-2015 birth years) players, 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 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. 

Youth Development Program (YDP) U7-U8: Our Youth Development Program (YDP) (2014-2013 birth years) serves as step two in our Player Pathways 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 our 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. 

Fall 2020 Dates/Timeline Coming Soon!

K.I.N.G.S  U5-U6 (2016-2015 birth years)

  • Fall season begins September 14th
  • 8-week season
  • 1 session per week lasting an hour
  • Spring season dates TBD

YDP U7-U8 (2014-2013 birth years)

  • Fall season begins September 14th
  • 8-week season
  • 2 one hour sessions per week 
  • 8 games over 4 game dates
  • Spring seasons dates TBD


Facilities and Practice Schedules
Chestnut Park Coming Soon! Coming Soon!


Age Group Fees
Program Fall Season Fall and Spring Season Uniform Fee

 K.I.N.G.S U5-U6

$110.00 $175.00 *included
YDP U7-U8 $245.00 $375.00 $70.00

*K.I.N.G.S.  (1) Training jersey is included in registration fee.

YDP Uniforms are required to participate in the league. This cost is not included in registration and is a separate $70.00 charge

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