Gaston United Soccer Club Programs

Gaston United Soccer Club strives to offer every single player a level of play that matches their level of interest, commitment and ability. We also offer a robust scholarship program because we believe no child should be denied the right to play the beautiful game. To learn more about the GUSC Scholarship Program, click here



For three & four year old players, this program is the introductory phase with the goal of developing a solid foundation in movement, body and spatial awareness while refining their motor skills. The curriculum focuses on fun group activities that uses the child’s imagination, engages the child in the activity, developing the critical thinking skills and creative problem-solving abilities through activities in our young learners.

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The objective of Recreation program is to have fun while learning more about the basic skills of soccer (passing, receiving, dribbling, shooting), and sportsmanship; while developing long-lasting friendships with other children and parents. For the Spring 2017 season, Recreation soccer is available to children born in 2002 through 2012. Teams are grouped into divisions based on age. 

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The Youth Academy philosophy is to emphasize player development over team development and focus on the technical development of each child without the pressures of short term wins/losses/results. For the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 season, Youth Academy soccer is available to children born in 2006 through 2010. 

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Challenge soccer is a mid-level youth soccer program designed to fill the competitive gap between the Youth Academy and Classic programs. Players at the Challenge level attend tryouts where their technical and tactical skills are evaluated before being placed on a team. GUSC believes and is committed to the development of players at the Challenge level so they can, if they wish; move on to the Classic level. For the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 season, Challenge soccer is available to children born in 2005 through 2007. 

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The Classic soccer program is the most competitive level of play offered by GUSC. This level of soccer is reserved for the most committed and talented players. Players at the Classic level attend tryouts where their technical and tactical skills are evaluated before being placed on a team. For the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 season, Classic soccer is available to children born in 1999 through 2007. 

If selected to a Classic team, players on 2004 through 2007 teams are required to play both Spring and Fall. Female players on 1999 through 2003 teams play in the Fall, male players on 1999 through 2003 teams play in the Spring. Any 1999 through 2002 team that qualify for Region III play will play in both the Spring & Fall. 

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US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability. Our goal is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the US Youth Soccer family.


Open to all Gaston United players, the Juggling Club program is the most efficient way for players to get quality touches that improve the player's ability to control and manipulate the ball. Players will be highlighted on the website, social media and communication to the entire membership. Those with the best participation and achievement at each age and gender will receive gifts at the end of the year. 

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GUSC is proud to be affiliated with the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA) Classic League