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Fall 2021 Registration

Recreational Soccer Micro, EDP & REC

Welcome to Waxhaw Soccer Club!

Waxhaw Soccer Club, established in 1986, is proud to be a league of the Waxhaw Athletic Association. We are a non-profit organization committed to developing the love of soccer within our players and our community. We have a program to suit children ages 3 to 16 at every skill level. 

  • 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 those programs have concluded for the 2020-2021 playing year. Tryouts for 2021-2022 will take place in May 2021.

For more detailed program descriptions, please select your program of interest under the Soccer menu bar above.

2021 Fall Recreational Soccer Dates

REC (U8-U16) Soccer Dates: 

  • August 6th - Registration Closes
  • August 27th - Teams and fields due for scheduling
  • August 30th - REC practices begin
  • September 11/12 - First weekend of games
  • October 30/31 - Final weekend of games
  • November 6/7 - UCYS end of season tournament

Micro & EDP Dates:

  • August 30 - First week of practices
  • September 11 - First games
  • October 30 - Last games

Newest Waxhaw Soccer Club Board Members

Waxhaw Soccer Club Proudly Wears Adidas Uniforms

fall 2021 recreational soccer registrations are now open

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 Coach or Assistant Coach, you will be required to complete this course. 

Faisal Akar Update

Waxhaw Soccer Club Family,

It is with a heavy heart that I leave Waxhaw. In the 4 ½ years that I have been at the club, I have developed some wonderful relationships with coaches and families alike.

When I took over the Academy program over three years ago, I set some goals that we wanted for the future of the club. The most important of these was to develop players and teams who took pride in being at Waxhaw Soccer Club and who wanted to continue their education as they graduated into our travel program.

I truly believe that I leave the club in much better place than when I first arrived, and would not think of leaving it any other way. The pieces are in place for Waxhaw to continue to have a bright future, and I urge our coaches and families to continue working hard and having fun.

I look forward to the new challenges that await me in South Carolina, but will always keep a part of the Waxhaw family in my heart. For those that ever need anything from me, please do not hesitate to reach out. I am excited to see all the future successes of Waxhaw as an observer, and hope that we can stay in touch, and meet again.

I wish you all the best and will truly miss the community and my players.


Faisal Akar

Statement from the Club on Faisal's Departure:

The only way to consider Faisal’s departure is bittersweet.  When we talk about the development of the club, we always use the term “Waxhaw person” when discussing staff and development.  We say things like “that’s a great soccer resume, but is he a ‘Waxhaw person’?”  Our people, Waxhaw people, represent the currency of building honest relationships.  We prioritize making a difference, and we’re motivated by pride and principle.  Faisal is, through and through, a Waxhaw person.  He cares more about our community of children and their families and friends above all else.  What’s rare is when you find someone like that who has the knowledge and talent to use soccer to impact the lives of so many while building a strong reputation in this competitive soccer community.  So, we know we are saying goodbye to one of Waxhaw’s greatest coaches of all time, but understand that the best way to take care of Faisal is to show our gratitude and wish him well in both his personal relationship-yes, Faisal is leaving for love-and his new career down in South Carolina.  It’s been a true pleasure.

Jeff Mercado

Director of Coaching

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COVID-19 GUIDELINES - Updated April 29, 2021

Waxhaw Soccer Club Home Match
Guidelines & Expectations Spring 2021

Parents & Players of all Recreation, Academy, and Travel Programs:

Please read our protocols and adhere to the guidelines we have created for visitors of our facilities to comply with local, county, and state guidelines.


  • Players and coaches no longer have to wear masks. However, masks remain optional.
  • A player exhibiting any COVID symptom should not participate in the match.
  • Coaches should provide proper spacing for player bags.
  • No benches are allowed to be used.
  • Players should use hand sanitizer before, after and when possible, during matches at breaks.
  • One day before the match is scheduled, coaches must communicate to opponent if there have been any cases of COVID within the team in the last 10 days, and if so, specific circumstances around it so that and informed decision can be made as to whether the match should be played or rescheduled.
  • Coaches are responsible for maintaining the social distancing of their teams on the sideline and ensuring that their players follow all protocols regarding mask wearing.
  • Coaches should have their teams depart the team area within 10 minutes of the end of the match.


  • All spectators should clear the screening questions below before attending a practice or game.
  • Spectators no longer have to wear masks. However, masks remain optional
  • All spectators should stand or sit six feet apart from other spectators who do not live in your household.
  • All spectators are encouraged to wear face coverings outdoors in certain crowded, dense, and higher-risk settings when they cannot consistently maintain six ( 6) feet of social distance from non-household members.
  • Spectators should leave the playing area once players are dismissed from the game.


  • Parents have the final decision on their child’s play.
  • Ensure your child is healthy and symptom-free.
  • Do not allow your child to participate in soccer matches or training if they are in quarantine protocol assigned by the school. Contact your coach immediately if your child has been sent home from school due to close contact.
  • Ensure child’s clothing is washed before the match
  • Ensure all equipment (cleats, ball, shin guards etc.) are sanitized before and after the match
  • Be sure your child has necessary sanitizing products with them at every training.


A response of “No” to all questions is required to play in or attend a match:

  1. Do you have any of these symptoms: fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, recent loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea?
  2. Within the past 14 days, have you been in contact with anyone that you know who has COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms?
  3. Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional advised you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine?

NOTE: Waxhaw Soccer Club players and parents must adhere to the protocols when visiting the facilities of other clubs and programs. Out of courtesy, when protocols of clubs are not
provided, please continue to respect our “Home Guidelines” at away locations.

NCYSA / WSC Forms & Waivers


Waxhaw Athletic Association and Waxhaw Soccer Club are proud to announce Chad Johnson Orthodontics as the premier sponsor of our Micro Soccer program since 2018. Dr. Johnson and his team are making it possible for our youth soccer players to learn skill, technique, and sportsmanship with minimal cost to families. Waxhaw Athletic Association, Waxhaw Soccer Club, and Chad Johnson Orthodontics are proud members of our community and both organizations continue to strive to achieve the highest standards with youth soccer.

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