The Hudson United Recreational soccer program is comprised of kids, teens and adults that live in Hudson and surrounding communities. This program is for the soccer player that wants to have fun, make new friends and keep fit. There are no tryouts for recreational soccer. Players are placed on teams according to their age for developmental soccer and their grade for the youth and teen leagues. There are three 9 week sessions available starting the end of August and ending the end of April. Many players choose to participate in all 3 sessions. The first session is played outdoors at Barlow Farm Park in Hudson starting in late August. The other 2 sessions are played indoors at NC Soccer in Hudson between early November and late April. All games are played once a week on Saturdays. Game times are based on the number of teams that register for each session. The program is divided into the following groups:
The Developmental Program is designed to introduce kids to soccer in a fun, safe and educational environment. There are 3 divisions based on age:
Start2Kick (S2K) is designed for players that are 3-4 years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian. The classes are 30 minutes long on Saturdays. Lead by a professional coach.
Learn2Play for Preschool (L2P) is designed for players that are preschool ages 4-5. Training sessions are 60 minutes lead by a professional coach assisted by teen coaches. Parent volunteers help to run the small sided games.
Learn2Play for Kindergarten (L2P) is designed for players that are in Kindergarten ages 5-6. Training sessions are 60 minutes lead by a professional coach assisted by teen coaches. Parent volunteers help to run the small sided games.
The Youth/Teen players are not required to tryout and every player will play at least 50 percent of all games. The coaches are parent volunteers that lead their team through a short warm-up/practice and then a game against another team. During the Fall Outdoor Session at Barlow Farm Park, the warm-up/practice and game last 90 minutes. During the Indoor Sessions at NC Soccer, the warm-up/practice and game last 60 minutes. The coaches during the Fall Session may offer additional practices during the week. Certified teen referees oversee the youth games. Certified adult referees oversee the high school games.
The Youth/Teen teams are divided into the following groups by grade:
Spring Development Program
The Spring Development program is intended for recreational players going into 1st-4th grade that are looking to try out for the Hudson United Travel program in late May. It is led by our professional travel coaches for several weeks in April and May with an emphasis on individual foot skills, passing, shooting and basic tactics.
This program is for players aged 4-25 with physical and/or mental disabilities. It is geared toward player development rather than competition. Soccer4All is open to any child with a developmental delay or disability including but not limited to: A.D.D., Autism, Hearing Impaired, Sight Impaired, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Down’s syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizure Disorder and Spinal Bifida. Players do not need to be Hudson residents.
There are two Soccer4All sessions each year. The spring session runs from early May through mid June. The fall session runs early September through October. Games are played Saturday mornings or afternoons at Barlow Farm Park in Hudson.
Men’s League-35 and older
Women’s League- 21 and older