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League Information & Eligibility Requirements

The child’s age on February 1, 2022 determines the division of play.

• Instructional 3-4             • Coed 5-6
• Coed 7-8   • Coed 9-10
• Coed 11-2   • Coed 13-15

3-4 Instructional Division: This division is designed to introduce players to organized sports. Rules are simplified, team rosters are reduced and playing season is compacted to allow maximum exposure in a limited time frame.

5-6 & 7-8 Divisions: These divisions begin developing fundamentals for each specific sport. Rules are modified to present the optimum playing experience for novice participants.

9-10 Division: This division builds on basic fundamentals of a given sport. Rules are slightly modified to present optimum playing experience for participants with limited exposure.

11-12 & 13-15 Divisions: These divisions are designed to promote teamwork, sportsmanship and advance fundamental development. No rule modifications.

Registration and Fees

Resident of Kannapolis: $40
Non-Resident: $60
Financial Assistance is Available– Click here to learn more about scholarships.
Registration fees include cost for uniforms, practices and games.

Registration wil begin January 21 and end March 6.
Register online (RECOMMENDED) or in person at:

City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Office
401 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm



  League   Ball Size
  3-4 & 5-6   size 3 ball
  7-8 & 9-10   size 4 ball
  11-12 & 13-15   size 5 ball

*Shin guards are mandatory and must be supplied by participants.
*Cleats are optional but recommended. No metal or baseball/softball cleats are allowed.

Parent Information

Additional parent information will be released onlione or via email after registration has closed. There will be no in person parent meeting.

Volunteer to Coach

We need your help!! Potential coaches must be 18 years or older, complete a coach’s application, pass a criminal background check, and sign the Coach's Code of Conduct. Approved coaches must attend a mandatory coaches meeting (may be virtual or required to watch a video) and will be given a photo ID Coach badge. Coaches are required to wear their ID badges at all practices and games. Completion of paperwork does not guarantee a coaching position.

Skills Evaluation & Player Draft

Currently, we plan to have skills assessments sometime between March 14-17. Final dates and times will be communicated via email and posted online once a final decision has been made. If no skills days can take place, then all players will be randomly assigned to teams.

All soccer participants playing in the 7-8 year old age group or older are required to attend skills assessments. If a child does not attend a skills assessment, then that child will be randomly assigned to a team at the player draft. 

There are no skills assessments for the 3-4 or 5-6 year old age groups. All players in these age groups will be randomly assigned to teams.

Practices & Games

Coaches will contact players after team assignments between March 25-27. Please allow volunteer coaches time to contact each participant before contacting our office on March 28 for team information.

Practices for the 5-6 age group and above will begin the week of March 28. Teams will have one hour practices once a week.
Games will be played on Saturdays from April 9 through June 4.

Depending on schedules and field availability, some weeknight games may be necessary. Practices and games will be played at Kannapolis Parks–primarily Safrit Park– and Kannapolis City Schools. Nearby Cabarrus County schools or additional facilities may be utilized if registration numbers dictate that a particular division play countywide.

The Instructional 3-4 program will begin Saturday, April 9 and be held on Saturdays only. Instructional parents will be contacted the week of April 4 with team assignments and practice/game times.

Additional Information

Team Pictures - Team and individual picture opportunities will be available. Days, times and locations will be announced once scheduled.

Sponsorship - If you would like to sponsor a team opportunities are available. Please see the attached Sponsor letter and sponsor document or contact our office.

Special Request - Requesting a particular coach, teammate or practice night does not guarantee that request, but staff will do all they can to help grant a request.

Inclement Weather Hotline - 704-920-4344

COVID-19 precautions will be observed. The City of Kannapolis reserves the right to cancel, delay or otherwise alter the season if safety guidlines make it necessary to do so. Please click the below link for additional information.

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