Charleston Battery Challenge Cup – REGISTRATION OPEN!

The Charleston Battery Challenge Cup is a youth tournament that coincides with the Carolina Challenge Cup (CCC), a preseason professional tournament featuring the Charleston Battery and three Major League Soccer teams. The Battery Challenge Cup is split into two weekends, with U8-U12 playing on February 17, 18, & 19 and U13 and above playing on February 23, 24 & 25. Registration for the first weekend is open now; registration for the second weekend will be open in the near future.

February 17, 18, & 19 (U8-U12)
February 23, 24, & 25 (U13-U18)

Boys and girls

Recreation, Academy, Classic, Challenge, Premier. Other teams will be considered based on applications.

Registration Fees: 
U8-U9: $500/team
U10-U12: $600/team
U13-U19: $700/team

All team registrations include ten tickets to the Carolina Challenge Cup games on 2/17 or 2/24 ($300 value).  Tournament games will not conflict with MLS games.

Matches Guaranteed:
All teams are guaranteed three matches.

Tournament Format:
When possible divisions will play a round robin format with four (4) or five (5) teams. In all round robin formats, champions will be determined by points – no traditional championship games are played. Medals are awarded to Champions only.

Tournament Facilities: 
All matches will be hosted at Summerville Soccer Complex.

Tournament Rules:
2018 Charleston Battery Challenge Cup Rules

To register your team, click one of the links below:





ANNOUNCEMENT: Charleston Battery Youth Soccer Club


By Sarah Cardamone
September 20, 2017

“The newly formed Charleston Battery Soccer Club has merged with the Summerville Soccer Club following a vote of approval by the SSC’s Board of Directors and parents Tuesday night. The partnership is subsequent to last week’s announcement of the Charleston Battery’s intentions to start a youth soccer club and is effective immediately.

Founded in 1981, Summerville Soccer Club has been home to thousands of youth soccer players in the area for more than 35 years. SSC currently has approximately 1,100 developmental and competitive players in their programs who will now become the first ever players for Charleston Battery Soccer Club.

“We’re really excited to welcome all the players, parents, and coaches from Summerville Soccer Club into the Charleston Battery family,” said Chief Operating Officer Mike Kelleher. “This partnership gets us off and running for 2017 and sets things in motion for the future. The added resources and facilities will help us achieve our goal of growing the sport while continuing to  offer soccer programs to all families in our community.”

Charleston Battery Soccer Club’s merger with Summerville Soccer Club includes all SSC facilities and fields. The SSC Complex consists of eight full-sized fields, four of which are lighted. The Championship Field also includes spectator stands and an electronic scoreboard. The Complex will be Charleston Battery Soccer Club’s primary site for training and matches for the fall of 2017.

“Our merger with Charleston Battery Soccer Club plugs Summerville into a larger professional framework of soccer and instruction,” said Summerville Soccer Club President Mary Brown. “We’re now able to provide a ladder for players to reach highest levels of soccer in this country.”

Following Tuesday’s vote, Charleston Battery Soccer Club now has teams competing at every age group beginning with U4 and continuing through U18 for the 2017 fall season. Adopting SSC’s structure, CHS Battery SC currently offers Micro (U4-U8), Junior Academy (U9-U12) and Elite/Select (U13-U18). Future plans include a USSF Development Academy and an expanded recreational program.

Rosters and player pools are set for the current fall season, however, Charleston Battery Soccer Club will be hosting open tryouts for eligible players for additional programs, as permitted.  More information will be made available in the near future. For updates regarding Charleston Battery Soccer Club, follow @CHSBatterySC on Twitter.”


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Club Announcement – Hurricane Irma

SSC Family – 

As everyone prepares for the severe weather potentially effecting our area in the next several days, SSC plans to follow this schedule:
  • – Thursday, Sept 7th:  For teams training, sessions are optional for players.
  • – Friday, Sept 8th:  All club activity is suspended until further notice – to include Development, Academy and Select games.
SSC Staff will continue to closely monitor the situation and will look to local entities/authorities for guidance when resuming club-related activities. Please keep in mind that any official evacuation notices supersede our posted timelines.
We hope all of our players, coaches, staff and their families stay safe and we look forward to seeing everyone on the pitch soon!
– SSC Staff

Buddy Soccer – Fall 2017


Fall 2017 Buddy Soccer


1st Session:  Sunday September 17th @ 2-3pm

Season:  Sundays, September 17th – November 5th

Times:  2:00pm – 3:00pm

Field:  TBD

Coaches:  Craig Brady and Alie Brady


Buddy Soccer (All Ages & Abilities): Buddy Soccer is a program for special needs players to participate in a weekly soccer game. In 10+ years, SSC has accommodated children with autism, children with downs syndrome, wheelchairs, and children with numerous other challenges, and we have never had to turn a player away. The Buddy Soccer program generally runs about 8 weeks for both the Fall and Spring seasons, or until it gets too hot in the Summer or too cold in the Winter.

Contact: Craig or Alison Brady for more information. Craig Brady <> or Alison Brady <>.


2017 Facilities Workday – August 12th!



For Questions:  David Smith < or Kevin Collins <>

ATTN: Goalkeepers!


Parents and GK’s,

My deepest apologies, but I am cancelling the GK camp. Between the uncertainty over field availability and the lack of time to squeeze the camp in, too high a mountain to climb. I’m planning to run a winter break camp, so keep an eye out for details. I hope to see everyone for the start of group sessions next week. Again, apologies.

Dusty Hudock


Parents and GK’s,

Unfortunately, I need to adjust the schedule again for the GK camp. The field is still not ready. Below is the new schedule:

Thursday – 4pm to 8pm
Friday – 4pm to 8pm
Saturday – 9am to 1pm

Hopefully we’ll get some dry weather. I look forward to seeing you all out there tomorrow.”

Dusty Hudock


Dear Parents and GK’s,

Unfortunately, due to the weather, the GK camp will not start today. Instead we will start tomorrow (August 9th) at 4pm and finish at 8pm. Weather permitting that will be the schedule for both Thursday and Friday as well. This ensures that everyone will get the promised
12 hours of instruction.

Dusty Hudock



The new dates for the camp are 8/8/17 through 8/11/17, 5pm to 8pm, at SSC.

“My deepest apologies for changing the dates of my GK camp. Unfortunately, during the week I hoped to be working with your kids I will be travelling with the Charleston Battery to Pittsburgh. The mix up is completely my fault. To those of you who planned on attending and now can’t, again I sincerely apologize. To those of you who can make it, I look forward to seeing you out there on the 8th of August. The camp will be a great way to kick off a successful fall season!”

– Dusty Hudock





Fall 2017 Development Soccer Registration – OPEN!

Fall 2017 Development Soccer Registration is now OPEN!

  • Open Registration Dates:  July 1st – August 15th
  • Dick’s Walk-up Registration Event:  August 12th
  • Late Registration Dates (w/ $10 late fee):  August 16th – 23rd


SSC Day at the Charleston Fleet – PACK THE POINT!

What: SSC Day at the Charleston Fleet – “PACK THE POINT”
When: Sunday, June 25th at 1:00 pm
Where: Patriots Point Soccer Stadium
Cost: FREE for SSC players (wearing SSC jerseys); adult tickets are only $5!
Needed: Ball kids and player liaisons (young ladies only, please)! 
Who are the Fleet?  They are our local LADIES’ soccer team, and they are AWESOME!
Check them out at