The Juniors program is a 10-month competitive skill-driven system of development designed to improve a young soccer player's ability and love of the game. We prepare players to progress at the Classic level and beyond through dedicated coaching staff that provide quality, age appropriate instruction at these key age groups.
Learn more about the Juniors program from Juniors Director Andrew Tait on April 25 or 26.
Open House Information
All players interested playing in our Juniors program must attend our annual evaluations in May. Evaluations for the 2017-2018 season begin May 8, 2017. If your player has a conflict, please email Andrew.Tait@NCFCYouth.com.
Players born in 2010-2008 are eligible for the Juniors program. 2010 players will train and play against 2009 players - there will not be a 2010 only level.
Player Pathway/Program Comparison
Not sure what program is right for your player? Check out the different programs we offer and at which age groups.
Player Pathway/Program Comparison
Trainings & Seasons
Our 10-month program is made up of 3 seasons: fall, winter, and spring.
Fall (August-beginning of November) and Spring (February-May)
Fall and Spring are the primary seasons for the Juniors program. Juniors players train twice a week 90 minutes each training session.
Winter (December & January)
A total of 4 training sessions and 2 play dates will be scheduled during the Winter season. Training sessions are reduced in order to allow our young players the downtime to recharge and try-other activities or sports.
2017 Important Dates & Practice Schedule
|August 5 & 6||Juniors Camp|
|Week of August 7||Fall Training begins|
|August TBD||Juniors Cup|
|September 9||Juniors Girls at NC Courage vs. Houston Dash 7:30pm kick-off|
|September 10||Fall season games begin|
|October 1||Juniors Boys at NCFC vs. Indy Eleven 7:30pm kick-off|
|November 4 & 5||NCFC Girls Junior Showcase (tournament only for 2008s)|
|Week of November 6||Last week of Fall Training|
|November 11-12||NCFC Boys Junior Showcase (tournament only for 2008s) |
|December-January ||Winter Training Sessions (4 total)|
|December||3v3 Juniors Event|
|January||5v5 Juniors Event |
|January 29||Spring training begins|
|February 18||Spring season games begin|
|March 30-April 1||NCFC Spring Break (no games)|
|April TBD ||Juniors Cup|
|April 30||Last week of Spring Training |
Games Teams play games primarily on Sunday afternoons against other NCFC Juniors teams. There will be 2-3 other play dates scheduled vs other outside clubs.
Juniors teams will primarily play in the following formats:
2009/10 games: 5v5
2008 games: 7v7
Juniors teams are based on players' birth year and region. Players should register in the region that is most convenient for them.
North: North & East of Hwy 70 (typically Raleigh & Wake Forest)
South: South & West of Hwy 70 (typically Cary, Apex & Morrisville)
DCH: Durham & Chapel Hill
HSFV: Holly Springs & Fuquay Varina
2017-2018 Club Fee
The annual club fee includes field rentals and usage, coaching staff & education, and administration.
Fall 2017 marks NCFC Youth's inaugural year and Year 1 of the adidas uniform cycle (complete cycle is 2 years). All NCFC Youth players must purchase the uniform kit online using a link that will be posted later.
The uniform kit includes 2 jerseys (navy & red), 1 short (navy), 1 pair of socks (navy) and 1 Climalite training shirt (grey).
|Juniors North Director|| ||Juniors South Director|
|Andrew Tait || ||Etienne Boulanger|
The Juniors program has a Full time director, who is supported by regional and age group directors who help manage the coaches, players and program to ensure a high quality offering for families in the Triangle area. Our players get to work with passionate and experienced coaches who are paid for their ability to teach young players and share their love for the game.
Junior Elite TeamsTop 2008 players identified at Junior Evaluations will be invited to the Junior Elite teams. Juniors Elite Teams will be formed in the North and South, and possibly in Durham/Chapel Hill and Holly Springs & Fuquay Varina depending upon quality of players at Evaluations and the Director's discretion. These teams will function similar to a 2007 Classic team: -Train 3x week -Compete against '07 teams -Have team managers, team fees, attend tournaments and etc.
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