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Welcome to Waxhaw Soccer Club!

Waxhaw Soccer Club, established in 1986, is proud to be associated with Waxhaw Athletic Association and the only Waxhaw Area Soccer Club member of NCYSA. We are a non-profit organization committed to developing the love of soccer within our players and our community. 

  • Our Micro and Early Developmental Program (EDP) introduce basic elements of the game in a non-competitive environment.  Our curriculum emphasizes individual skill development and having FUN! For players aged 3-6 years.
  •  Our Recreational Program is a great way for players to have fun, learn the sport and develop a love for the game. For players aged 7-15 (U8-U16).
  •  Our Academy and Classic programs offer a more competitive program for advanced players.  Tryouts for 2023/2024 season will be held April 25 through May 25, 2023. 
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Waxhaw Academy & Classic Parents,

Coach Imler & WXW Soccer are excited to offer an optional training program for our Waxhaw Youth Academy players only during the first half of UCPS Winter Break: December 18-21 hosted by Coach Erik Imler.

The mission of this opportunity is to pack as much technical content as possible before the holiday and encourage players to repeat what they've learned over the holiday and into January before the season begins again. We want players to commit to this training, which gives both coaches and players the opportunity to cover new technical material that we'd love facilitated if we had four and five practices a week. 

Coach Erik and staff are looking forward to bringing a fast-paced, highly concentrated curriculum to Waxhaw.


  • December 18-21
  • Ages U7-U10 (2014-2017)
  • Times: 9:00-11:00am
  • Location: Nesbit Field #7
  • Fees: $150/player

Registration is now open. Click the link below to begin! 

Questions? - Contact Coach Erik Imler

Coach Erik Imler

Coach Erik Imler

Director of Academy

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Board Members & Coaches - Risk Management & Abuse Prevention Program

NC Youth Soccer (which includes Waxhaw Soccer Club) Risk Management utilizes the US Center for SafeSport, recognized by the US Olympic Committee to provide documents and education to help our membership with incidents regarding sexual abuse of minors. Instructions and the link to the SafeSport training is included within the Risk Management Application.  If you are a Board Member, Coach or Assistant Coach, you will be required to complete this course. 

Waxhaw Soccer Club Guidelines for the Sidelines

Supportive actions:

  • Cheer and applaud great effort and great plays by ALL players.
  • Cheer and clap for a goal regardless of which team scores.
  • Compliment players for nice passing.
  • Bring a chair, sit, and relax!  Sit on the sideline opposite of your team’s coach.  Where possible, place your chairs no closer than three feet from the painted sideline.
  • Ask your child if they had fun at the end of the game or practice.  Compliment them with specifics: “Great hustle out there,” “I’m proud of the way you defended,” “Your passing was awesome today.”

Actions to avoid:

  • Cheering only for your child.
  • Pacing up and down the sidelines.
  • Standing behind the goal or along the end lines of the field 
  • Providing ANY form of coaching or instructions during a game, or a practice.  Many times, spectators give players instructions because they believe they are right, and the coach is wrong.  Other times, parents are “just trying to help.”  Allow players to figure things out and allow coaches to coach.  
  • Coming on to the field if your child falls down or gets hurt.  The referee should blow the whistle.  If the injury is serious, the referee should allow the coach to come on to the field.  A parent should meet the coach as he or she brings the player off, if necessary.
  • Addressing the referee in any way other than to compliment him or her.  Referees don’t begin a game with bias.  They are there to use rules and judgment to make calls and keep players safe.  Like all humans, referees make mistakes.  Never shout at them during games, call fouls from the sideline, use poor body language (flailing arms, etc.), use poor language or moan loudly.  During the game, at half time, and/or especially after the game, never approach a referee to question a call or ask for an explanation.   These confrontations escalate or initiate unexpected conflict, and they never work out the way you intend them to work out.  
  • Criticizing your son or daughter’s play.  “You need to….” “If you would just….” “You can’t ______ if you expect to be great.”  “____________ scores goals.  Why can’t you?”   Whether it’s during the play or in the car ride home, you should find compliments and encouragement at this age.  Players of critical parents take on considerable pressure and are taught not to enjoy the game.   Find ways to help your child deal with social adversity or motivation.  

It seems that there are far more actions to avoid, doesn’t it?  It also seems strange that it’s so hard to simply cheer without ever getting frustrated or allowing your own competitive nature to get in the way of being supportive.  Cheering and being a positive support to everyone typically lead to positive growth.  Negativity and actions that we should avoid have far more serious implications.  

Soccer should always be fun for both players and parents.

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