Recreational Programs: The Recreational Program is for players who want to play soccer in a fun and organized format. Players age 4 to 18 will compete in recreational leagues which are offered at each club community location. U5-U10 teams (player ages 4-9) participate in in-house leagues where U12-U19 teams (players ages 10-18) participate in recreational travel leagues. Click here for more information about Chargers Recreational Programs.
Competitive Programs: Players ages 8 to 18 (U12-U19) that are chosen through an annual tryouts process, will play on competitive teams in these age groups at each club community location and will play in various local, state & national level leagues. Competitive players will also have the opportunity to be evaluated throughout the season for participation in various club wide tournament teams (including Pre-Academy U14 events) and/or for consideration for the USSF Development Academy Teams (U15/16 & U17/18) This evaluation process will regularly occur while players are playing with their club teams as well as at various player ID events that may be held throughout the season. Click here for more information about the Competitive Program.
U.S. Soccer Development Academy: The Chargers Soccer Club is also one of four clubs in Florida and 80 in the nation to serve as a United States Soccer Federation Development Academy for boys U15/16 and U17/18 and is also part of the Southeast Pre-Academy League (U14 Boys). Click here for more information about the USSF Development Academy program.
TOPSoccer: Is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. This USYS program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability, with the goal to enable these young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the Chargers family. Currently this program is only offered at the Clearwater club site; however, we hope to offer it at our other community locations in the future. Click here for more information about TOPS Soccer.
Other Programs: The Chargers Soccer Club will also offer various other programs throughout the season at our club community locations. They include: Spring Soccer, Project Elite, Recreational & Competitive Camps, Specialized Training, Adult Soccer, Etc. Click here for more information about Other Programs.
Tournaments: The Chargers Soccer Club also manages a tournament series that begins each season with our flagship tournament, Tampa Bay Labor Day Showcase. These tournaments not only offer good competition for our competitive teams, but also provide financial proceeds that help offset club operating costs. Click here for more information about Charger Tournaments.
The club is governed by the Chargers Executive Board made up of experienced and dedicated elected volunteers. They are supported by Advisory Board groups at each community location. Members of the advisory boards are appointment by the Executive Board and have the purpose to assist the executive board and administrative professionals with issues unique to each club community and with maintaining uniform and consistent methods of operation between all the Chargers community locations.
The Chargers Soccer Club is a club where players of all abilities have a place to play, a club that stresses development of the soccer player, and a club that, along with good soccer, emphasizes personal character and strives to help make a player the best person they can be through the principles of integrity, honesty, dedication and commitment.