Youth Academy Program

Updated Monday May 9, 2016 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. 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, the winning will follow.


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)

Practices & Games

Academy teams will generally have two practice sessions per week lasting 1 to 1 1/2 hours each. 

Games will be played on Saturday mornings in a friendly format against teams from the greater Union and Mecklenburg county areas.  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 two tournaments per year.  If the team chooses to participate in additional tournaments, those will be covered at the parent's expense.

Practices will be held at either H.C. Nesbit Park or Western Union Elementary School, depending on field availability.  


Academy Parent Guide
Soccer Star Testing Table Academy Testing.pdf