Youth Academy Program

Updated Thursday August 9, 2018 by Waxhaw Soccer.

The Academy program is a player development program for committed young soccer players looking to advance to the next level of competitive play. At this level, we focus on individual player development with emphasis on technical skills and tactical knowledge. All players rotate positions and learn skills associated with these positions. Academy offers a positive, engaging, and rewarding experience that is not overtly focused on results (wins vs. losses). The idea is that if we focus on developing the player and putting them in the best training situations with our best coaches, for a faster rate of growth within the game.


This program structure is endorsed by the US Soccer and the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA).


For more information, please see the Parent's Guide below developed by NC Youth Soccer.


Waxhaw Soccer Club offers Academy level soccer for the U9 and U10 age groups (8 and 9 year olds). We are also looking to expand into our U8 age group (7 years old) to form our first ever Junior Academy, in the Fall/Spring seasons of  2019/2020.

Practices & Games

Academy teams will generally have two practice sessions per week lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes each. 

Games will be played on Saturday mornings in a friendly format against teams from the greater Charlotte area.  Depending on the number of teams participating in these games, a team could play two games on a given day to fill out the schedule.  

Each team will participate in at least one tournaments per year.

Practices will be held at either H.C. Nesbit Park on Field 7, but can potentially move to Western Union Elementary School based on field and weather conditions.

For more questions regarding the Academy program, feel free to contact our Academy Director at


Academy Parent Guide