...leveling the playing field

Welcome to 1sTouch Soccer Program!

Based in the Charlotte metro area, 1sTouch strives to offer a unique and fun!! Soccer experience. Our aim at 1sTouch is to develop our players technical abilities on and off the field so that when they move to the next level they have no basic weaknesses. 1sTouch will offer three levels of Soccer programming. Elite, Academy & Recreational.

Thank you for visiting our site,

Derrick Gates, Executive Director/Founder

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Elite Program Invitation Only

Ages 11-18

The 1sTouch Elite program provides experienced players with the resources and tools to play at the collegiate level. While many of our student athletes choose this path to attain, this is not a required goal and other players participate on our elite teams to become the strongest, most competitive soccer athlete they can be. All 1sTouch elite teams participate in national & regional tournaments and, unlike the Academy level, players on these teams make full commitments to ensure premier development and success of the team and the individual.

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Academy Program Try-outs

Ages 7-10

1sTouch Soccer Academy offers the Academy program to boys and girls ages U8 through U10 that are ready to move from recreational soccer into a curriculum focused on development of skills and techniques. The program stresses player development over winning. Interested players must try out for the program in May and are expected to commit to the program for a full year.

Academy players practice in a pool format two nights per week and may participate in the weekly supplemental technical training & speed and agility training  offered by 1sTouch to its members. 1sTouch Academy coaches specialize in developing the youngest players and sharing their love of the game.

The Academy typically plays matches on Saturdays during the season against Academy teams from other clubs. 1sTouch strongly believes that the U7-U10 Youth Academy Program is the best development option for children leaving recreational level programs.

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Recreational Program

Ages 4-12

1sTouch Rec + Co-ed Soccer program provides youth the opportunity to play a competitive level of recreational soccer without the financial and time commitments of Elite & Academy soccer. While these teams are competitive, the emphasis is on good sportsmanship, equitable fair play and having fun! The teams will be coached by parent/volunteer coaches and will have 1 practice a week and 1 game a week for 8 weeks. All games will be small sided games.

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