Charlotte Junior Soccer Foundation, Inc. has offered recreational soccer programs for Charlotte children since 1974. The recreational program consists of a Fall and a Spring program. The Fall program has over 2,000 players while the spring program has over 1,700 players. Many of our players have gone on to play soccer in high school, college and beyond.
Our main purpose is to introduce and educate children so they have a lifelong love of the game of soccer. Our Division Coordinators put the teams together with the overall aim of balancing teams by age and skill level. We organize the teams every Fall season and may hold teams somewhat together in some divisions for the Spring season. We try not hold entire teams together year after year wherever possible. We do try to place one buddy per player on each team.
SPRING 2014 SEASON INFORMATION: Play begins in early to mid-MARCH and continues through LATE MAY for SPRING 2014 . Practices are once a week in the afternoon (day and time depend on your coach/team (between 4 and 8 pm) and field availability) with most games on Saturday mornings (usually between 8:30-2:00 PM).
FEES: Fees for the SPRING season are $125. NOTE: Any registrations received after FEBRUARY 15 will incur a $10 late fee (total cost $135) and are not guaranteed a spot on a team! If your child is not placed on a team due to late registration, a full refund will be sent via check. Refunds after a player is assigned a team and given a uniform will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Fees include: uniform (socks, shorts, shirt) and trophy; referee fees; field rental, lights and maintenance; team equipment; and very minimal administrative fees. The player needs a water bottle and shin guards; cleats are not required but recommended.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Charlotte Junior Soccer offers need based financial assistance. Click Here to inquire!
AGE DIVISIONS: Charlotte Junior Soccer Foundation offers the following divisions of play:
We are relatively strict on age cut offs, especially playing "UP" in Under 5 or Under 6. If you want your child to "play up" (making your child one of the youngest) in Under 6, you must be a Head Coach or Co-Coach. If your Moppet child was born between December 31, 2009-March 30, 2010, but you think is ready to play an organized sport, we ask that you be a Head Coach or Co-Coach. We make exceptions on "playing down" on a case-by-case basis. Age divisions are outlined above, with each division separated by gender. If you have a question, please Click Here to send us an email.
Under 5's: This program (called Moppets) is divided into boys and girls teams. The teams are kept very small-5 or 6 max.-and play is 3v3/4V4. The teams will practice once a week and have games on Saturday.
Under 6's: The Under 6's (formerly called the Muppets) will continue to be Girls and Boys with no co-ed teams. Teams are 6-8 players and play 4v4 and 5v5.
WEATHER CANCELLATIONS: Please check the Home page for the very latest information on all Charlotte Junior Soccer Foundation activities, dates, weather, and information. Game and practice cancellations will be listed on the web site whenever possible.
REGISTRATION: Click Here to register for one of our Recreation programs.