|What is Select Soccer?|
This division is a competitive playing level, and teams are formed through tryouts held annually in May. Once selected players are assigned to their team for the Fall and Spring seasons. Teams are fromed in single-year age groups beginning at Under 9 and go through Under 14. Coaches are volunteers but a coaching license is required. Unlike with recreation soccer playing time is based on performance in practices and games, and players must continue to meet playing level requirements. The teams are affiliated with the Lake Norman Soccer Club and their United program.
The Fall season generally begins the first week of practices in early August, and a tournament held in late August. The Fall games will usually begin the weekend before Labor Day and there are 8-10 games to the season. Select teams will also attend one or more away tournaments during the playing season and their games for that weekend are moved to another weekend. Spring practices begin in January and games usually begin in February or early March with the season running until May. Teams will play one or two tournaments in the Spring as well.
|Some of the key elements of Challenge soccer include:|