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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.
School is starting back up and we are gearing up for Fall! Barefoot FC offers several opportunities for players to keep their foot on the futsal ball during the Fall. Check out our Fall 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.
Fall Method Class Schedule:
September 15 - November 7
Age 4 & 5
The D-League, or Developmental League, is an opportunity for young players age 5-9 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).
Fall D-League Schedule:
Friday 7:00p-8:00p (September 13 - Nov 1)
Method Clinic Series: Players birth years 2012-2008 can get a glimpse into what makes the Barefoot Academy so special in our Method Clinics. This is your chance to work with our fantastic coaching staff and see what the Legendary Barefoot Method is all about. Available on select Saturday nights in the Fall:
September 28th, October 12th, and November 2nd: 6:00p-7:00p, age 2012-2008
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:
October 26: Beach Soccer with Colombian National Beach Soccer Coach, Santiago Alzate
November 23: Freestyle with world-class professional Colombian Freestyler Boyka Ortiz
Both Pro-Clinics will be followed by Barefoot's Famous "Ultimate Futbol" Festivals. More detail coming soon!
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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