Youth Soccer League

Registration for the 2022 Spring Soccer Season will begin on 12/20/2021 for online registration and on 01/03/22 for in-person registration.

2022 Spring Soccer Season Information
The Lincolnton Parks & Recreation Department is proud to offer an instructional soccer league for boys and girls, ages 2.5 – 17, which stresses teamwork and the fundamental skills of the sport. We strive to provide all children with a fun and positive team experience without the pressure to win or excel as an individual.

Practices and games are held at Highland Drive Park (2770 Highland Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092) and City Park (1000 N Aspen St, Lincolnton, NC 28092), as needed. Practices are typically held during the evenings on weekdays (Monday–Friday). Games could be scheduled on weekday evenings (Monday–Friday) and any time on Saturdays (if required, Sunday afternoons may be used to schedule make-up games). 

Registration can be completed online (CLICK HERE) or in-person at the Lentz Recreation Center (800 S Madison St, Lincolnton, NC 28092) during regular office hours (Monday–Friday, 9a–5p).

Registration Fee | $50.00
City Limits Resident Discount | $15.00*
Late Registration Fee | $10.00*
*Automatically applied at checkout

The registration fee covers the cost of the uniform (shirt, shorts, and socks).
Players must supply their own NOCSAE approved shin guards and cleats.
Although players are not required to supply their own ball, we do suggest bringing their own ball to practices if possible.

Age Divisions
Little Kickers (coed) | 2.5 – 3 years old
U6 | 4 – 5 years old
U8 | 6 – 7 years old
U11 | 8 – 10 years old
U14 | 11 – 13 years old
U18 (coed) | 14 – 17 years old
(Age as of 08/01/2021) 
Some age divisions could become coed, depending on the number of players registered.

League Schedule
Registration Period | 12/20/2021 – 02/11/2022 (in-person begins 01/03/2022)
Late Registration Period | 02/12/2022 – 02/16/2022

Saturday, 02/12/2022 | U8 – 10:00a, U11 – 11:00a, U14 & U18 | 12:00p
Tuesday, 02/15/2022 | U8 – 5:30p, U11 – 6:30p, U14 & U18 – 7:30p

Evaluations are required for players in the U8 – U18 age divisions who did not play on a Lincolnton Parks & Recreation soccer team in the 2021 Spring or Fall seasons. If the player was on a Lincolnton Parks & Recreation soccer team during the 2021 Spring or Fall seasons, they do not need to attend an evaluation session. Additionally, players in the Little Kickers and the U6 age divisions should NOT attend an evaluation session. If you’re unsure if your child needs to attend an evaluation session, please call our office (704-735-2671) and a staff member will provide assistance. Please select the appropriate evaluation date/time for your child’s age group when completing the registration form. Players that are evaluating will only attend ONE of the evaluation dates/times. Evaluations will be held on the softball field at Betty G Ross Park (800 S Madison St, Lincolnton, NC 28092). For evaluations, players should wear athletic attire and tennis shoes or cleats. Players are not required to bring their own ball or wear shin guards. Evaluation sessions are NOT tryouts – they are a time for us to assess the player’s skill level, which helps in drafting teams. For more information on evaluations, please call our office.

After evaluations are completed, coaches will meet with the Soccer Program Coordinator the week of February 28th to discuss league rules, modifications, and to draft teams. Once teams are drafted and player contact information is given to coaches, the coaches will begin contacting parents to inform them of their practice schedules. If you have not heard from a coach by March 14th, please call our office and a staff member will assist you. Practices are set to begin the week of March 14th. Each team will practice 1-2 times per week. Games are set to begin on March 26th. There will be an end-of-season tournament for each age group. The season will end in mid-May.

Volunteer Coaching
Volunteer coaches are needed in this league. Their duties will be to lead their team during practices and games to better understand the game of soccer, encourage teamwork and team building, and handle the safety measures required of the team. All volunteer coaches must complete a coaching application that includes coach conduct material, as well as information for a background check that is completed by the City of Lincolnton Human Resources Department. The head coach of a team will receive a $10.00 account credit added to your CivicRec/Rec1 User Account after the coaching application has been approved by the City of Lincolnton. This credit is given to one coach per team, and per team coached. For more information, please call our office.

Want to be a volunteer coach? Click below to apply!