If you are interested in our South Region's Youth Development Program, please contact the YDP Director Ralph Latchana at ralphl@independencesoccer.club or the Assistant YDP Director Brandon Anselmo at brandona@independencesoccer.club.

Program Information

The Youth Development Program (YDP) is for boys and girls and is the bridge program between recreation level soccer and competitive soccer. The big difference is the environment that is created to enable the players to learn.

We have licensed professional coaches working with the players not volunteers. We follow a curriculum designed to develop and improve the technical ability of each and every player. The new knowledge gained in practice will be put into gameplay on the two scrimmage dates where coaches are interacting with the players. This is where more game understanding is learned with coaches in the field focusing on positioning and game rules.

Benefits
  • Localized competition that keeps travel minimal
  • Experienced and Licensed Charlotte Independence Staff Coaches
  • Coaching resources to improve the development of players
  • Ability to keep playing with their own recreational teams while getting extra training 
  • Opportunities to ease into a more competitive environment within our Charlotte Independence Soccer Club pathway
  Tuesday Thursday
Week 1 February 18th February 20th
Week 2 February 25th February 27th
Week 3 March 3rd March 5th
Week 4 March 10th March 12th
Week 5 March 17th March 19th
Week 6 March 24th March 26th
Week 7 March 31st April 2nd
Week 8 April 14th April 16th
Week 9 April 21st (Rainout) April 23rd (Rainout)
*Scrimmages will be held  on February 29th and March 14th with two other dates TBD
Early Development Program
  • $110.00 fee for the program
  • Age groups include 2015-2014 birth years
  • Practices begin February 18th
    • Tega Cay begins February 20th
  • 1 Practice a week on Tuesdays (except for Tega Clay location which will practice on Thursdays)
  • Game date is an end of season jamboree type day where players will play 2 games
  • Locations and times below
Town/Program Facility Location Time
Fort Mill Comporium Athletic Park 4:00-5:00
*Tega Cay Turner Field 4:15-5:15
Indian Land Walnut Creek Park  4:00-5:00
Lake Wylie Riverhills Church 4:30-5:30
Fort Mill YMCA in Baxter Y Soccer Field  4:00-5:00

*Tega Clay locations practice on Thursdays

Youth Development Program
  • $245.00 fee for the program (does not include uniform)
    • $35 uniform
  • Age groups include 2013-2008 birth years
  • Practices begin February 18th
  • Program runs for 8 weeks
  • Teams are grouped into 3 age groups for practices/games
    • 8U(2013-2012)
    • 10U(2011-2010)
    • 12U(2009-2008)
  • Practices will take place twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Game dates are TBD 
  • Games will be held in Fort Mill and Rock Hill areas
  • There will be 4 Saturdays where players will play 2 games in one day
  • Locations and practice times below
Town/Program Facility Location Times

Rock Hill

Manchester Meadows

8U/10U 5:00-6:00

12U 6:00-7:00

Fort Mill Comporium Athletic Park 

8U/10U 5:00-6:00

12U 6:00-7:00

Tega Cay Turner Field

8U/10U 5:15-6:15

12U 6:15-7:15

Indian Land Walnut Creek Park

8U/10U 5:00-6:00

12U 6:00-7:00

Lancaster Melvin Steele

8U/10U 5:00-6:00

12U 6:00-7:00

Fort Mill YMCA in Baxter Y Soccer Field

10U 5:00-6:00

12U 6:00-7:00

ROAR Sports Westminster Park

8U/10U 5:00-6:00

12U 6:00-7:00

Lake Wylie Riverhills Church

8U/10U/12U 

5:30-6:30

 

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