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We are player centric and dedicated to promoting Soccer, Futsal, Futebol de Salão, Fútbol de Salón, Beach Soccer and their many developmental advantages, by providing the highest quality Soccer and Futsal experience in the region. We offer Core, Academy, USYF Development Academy, and League programs, as well as camps and clinics. We have partnered with various indoor facilities around the Charlotte area in order to offer convenient access to our programs & services.
The "Barefoot Method" is a fusion of the best training practices from around the world. A core component of what makes Barefoot different in the United States is a belief in training across a variety of environments. Cross training in the related but different sports of Futsal, beach soccer & traditional soccer builds unique capabilities in a player. Each environment refines a player's ability to compete in a critical element of the modern soccer game. We call this training Soccer 2.0.
As the weather cools down, we invite you to come indoors to train and play Futsal with us this winter! The smaller heavier ball and faster court surface make Futsal a great tool for building your footskills and speed of play during the soccer off-season. Barefoot FC offers several programs for you to grow your game this winter. Check out our Winter Programs and Register below.
Barefoot Method Classes are mastery based and expose players to the legendary "Method Barefoot" training. We use multiple futbol disciplines and our unique training methods to help each player build a personal relationship with the ball and improve their skill and technique.
Winter Method Class Schedule:
Age 4 & 5
Age 10 and up
The D-League, or Developmental League, is an opportunity for young players age 4-9 to be introduced to the two different variations of futsal: Futbol Sala and Futbol de Salon. In each session, players are given instructions on the rules of the game and some basic techniques before participating in structured games appropriate for their development (3v3, 4v4, and 5v5).
Winter D-League Schedule:
Friday nights 7:00p-8:00p (age 5-9)
Saturday mornings 9:00a-10:00a (age 4-7)
Space is limited.
Pro Clinic Series: Throughout the year, Barefoot FC brings international professional players and coaches to the Charlotte area to provide players with specialized training opportunities in Futsal, Futbol de Salon, Beach Soccer, Freestyle Soccer, and other variations of Futbol.
Winter dates coming soon!
Want to get in some early training? Check out our Fall Clinics below!!
F5 is the local USYF League in Charlotte. Barefoot FC is excited to participate in the F5 League and in F5's Elite Tournament Series this winter!
IN THE NEWS
Today’s World of Futsal guests are Guillermo (Coach G) Uribe the founder and architect behind the very successful Barefoot Futsal Club in Charlotte, NC and their President Clay Hellner. Great insight on what it takes to build a successful Futsal Club & Academy their methodology and much more! To listen click on: http://bit.ly/2S5tT63 or visit, www.worldoffutsal.com
Barefoot's Coach G Writes The Foreword To Best Selling Soccer Book On Amazon
Shoeless Soccer: Fixing the System and Winning the World Cup
Barefoot FC helped plant the seeds of this grassroots movement over a decade ago and continues to develop uniquely exciting players with the Barefoot Method. Shoeless Soccer helps provide a glimpse into what makes our players stand out from the crowd.
Soccer was the number one youth participation sport in America. But numbers have declined by nearly 25% in recent years. Over the same period, the US Men's national team has gone from what many considered the verge of a breakthrough to elimination from the 2018 World Cup.
If Americans can be the best at anything, then why not soccer? What's gone wrong with American soccer and what can we do to fix it? In memory of Pele's first team, "the Shoeless Ones," this book makes the compelling case that our uniquely American quest for perfect equipment, perfect fields, and perfect competition is exactly what has prevented our American youth from developing the skills, instincts and creativity needed to master the beautiful game.
If America is going to take its place as a true soccer nation, we'll need a movement at the grassroots level, even if it means that games aren't played on grass at all.
Chuck is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Barefoot Futbol School. He tragically lost his life in a car accident on October 22nd, 2018.
A Go Fund Me Page has been set up by a friend of the family: Click Here if you wish to make a donation.
Additionally, the Barefoot Futbol Foundation is setting up the Chuck Dennis Scholarship Fund to support highly dedicated futbolista's that wish to attend the academic day school that Chuck was an integral part of founding. If you wish to make a pledge, please contact clay@BarefootFC.com.
Calling all Barefooters and the Futsal and Soccer community at large. One of our own, McKenna, was in a serious boating accident this in June. Please consider generously showing your love for this beautiful and tenacious young player at the Go Fund Me page set up by her friends at her outdoor club, Carolina Rapids.
INTROVERTED AS A CHILD, COLUMBIA'S JAMES RODRIGUEZ'S ZEST FOR SOCCER WAS UNMISTAKABLE
The 2014 World Cup was full of surprises and unexpected calls to fame, but none were better than the emergence of James Rodríguez.
The son of a Colombian national team player, Rodríguez found his love for soccer at the age of five when his stepfather enrolled the youngster in the local academy of Tolima.
Though Rodríguez was an introverted child who often shied away from socialization due to his stutter, his zest for soccer was unmistakable from the very beginning.
The Football Greats Forged by Futsal
For decades now, futsal has been a popular and much-loved sporting discipline, especially in South America and southern Europe. And while the indoor version of football is rapidly growing in popularity elsewhere now, thanks to FIFA's patronage and the support of many leading personalities, it is in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Spain and Portugal that futsal has proved a breeding ground for some of the greats of the game.
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