My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Charlotte Soccer Academy, Pineville, NC, USA
If you are considering CSA Matthews for your boy, think twice, my parent advice is to go elsewhere. The prestige of the club takes precedence over teaching players’ soccer and sportsmanship. Your kid is very likely to be used to fulfill the financial gap in the club teams. The CSA Matthews Boy's team was having troubles picking players for the 2015-2016 year (currently has only two in the U14 age groups). They are using very deceiving practice of offering you a spot on the team and telling you to decide very quickly in fear of losing the spot. During the fall of 2015 they were so short on players they needed to run a second tryout. Once on the team, only the best boys will be used during games to make all possible attempts to progress their team to an upper league, so next year the club can justify its fees and attract more players. There was also a U13 player (I assume the best from the U13 team) brought on all of the U14 games to help the advancement of the team. There is no such thing as a fair play time or coaching time for your kid, they'll play on games just the best kids, and limit the play time of the rest to the bare minimum, but collect the significant club fee without remorse. If you start questioning their coaching style, the explanation would be "this is a competitive soccer, so don't expect to be equal". Also, there is a reason for collecting all fees months before the end of the year, in case you complain, you already paid the fee, and you are stuck staying. If you don't like it, you are free to go, but they get to keep your money. If you hear the name of coach Guevara, run away, he is a flat liar. He'll tell you everything to sell you a spot on his team, and if you dare question his coaching, he'll tell you your kid is the worst in his team and you've been told that already.