We adhere to the philosophy that children learn best when everyone is having fun. Starting with the youngest age groups, our program is designed to teach children to engage others with respect and civility, creating space for everyone to enjoy the game. Soccer skills and good sportsmanship are taught as two equally important parts of the whole. In this way, we teach them to honor the game and each other.

As a player graduates from one age group to the next, the skills taught are increasingly advanced. Within the foundational framework of good sportsmanship, each child is given the chance to blossom and grow. And when we say each child, we mean it. Every participant in Shield Recreation division receives the same attention and instruction as all others. By modeling our dedication to the kids, we encourage their commitment to the sport and to their teammates.

By the time a child reaches the upper age groups of the recreation division, he or she will have learned how to play the game with honor, to play the game with commitment, and to play the game with excellence.

We are proud to be entrusted to play a small part in the nurturing of your child as an honorable citizen of the world.

Are you ready to be a part?

Register for Rec division


Shield’s new co-ed Rec division kicks off on Saturday, March 18th @ 10 am at Warren Wilson College.

Unlike any other rec division program, Shield Rec division is personally overseen by our top quality team of professional college coaches. 

Fee is $85 for a 7-week session, includes Shield t-shirt and ball.
Scholarships are available.
Registration is open throughout the season.
PayPal accepted.

Spring Schedule:

7 week season +1 week rain date make-up.


Saturdays, 10-11:30 am depending on age-group @ Warren Wilson College.
701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778


  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 1
  • April 8
  • April 22
  • April 29
  • May 6
  • (May 13th rain date make-up if needed)

Detailed Rec Information and Required Forms Here

Register for Rec division